Concord Players
Summer 2004

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Greetings Everyone:

Ring the bells, sound the Alarm........AGAIN!!! Yes, that's right....1776 the musical is coming to Boston! Our wonderful Cast and Crew deserve three cheers for saying "yea" to taking 1776 to two of John Adams' favorite stomping grounds: The first performance will be held in Quincy Mass. at the Quincy High School - Friday, July 16th at 7:30 pm, partaking in the finale to the Adams Institute week-long Educational program. The second performance which is part of Celebrate Boston, Co-sponsored by Concord Players, the Freedom Trail Foundation, and Boston's National Historical Park, will be held in the Great Hall at Boston's own Faneuil Hall - Saturday July 17th at 7:30 pm Both performances are free to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made by completing the form

We also need several volunteers to make this process happen by helping load and unload the set. David Atwood is looking for volunteers to help get the set loaded on the truck Wed. July 14th at 9:00 am to 11:00am at 51 Walden and then to help unload it in Quincy that same afternoon. He is also asking for help getting the set to storage on Sat. July 17th from 10am to 12noon. Please email Dave at to say "yea" in helping them out!

We have a wonderful Fall production coming: Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George". Auditions will be Sept. 8 &9th and callbacks on the 10th. A prepared audition, 1 minute monologue about a character from the show are some of the requirements that the director and musical director are asking for. Please contact Tillie Sweet for more info. or log on to our website for more details as well as scheduling your audition.

We need some help with Sunday in the Park w/ George as if you are interested in becoming involved with a wonderful project, then join us! We are looking for help with props, set work, and publicity. If you are interested, please contact Marlene Mandel, Sheryl Peters, Susie Baldwin or Sally Bull.

We are also looking for help with our following productions for the 2004/05 season: For the thriller/mystery : "Angel Street" we are looking for a producer and for "Angel St." we are looking for two producers. Also, we can use help with set, props, and committe help such as Special events, marketing, and publicity, as well as looking for a liason from Concord Players to Emact. Please call Jean Devine if this sounds "devine" for you!!!!

Shana Dirik has just been cast as Mother Superior in QP's production of Nunsense! which opens Sept. 10th. She also just found out she won the EMACT dash award for Best Actress in a musical for her role as Phyllis in "Follies". Congrats Shana!!! And.....speaking as a former Mother Superior in "The Sound Of Music".......don't wear your habit too tight girl!

Exciting news for Lori Livermore and Doug Cooper. They were both nominated for their hard work on Set Design and Set Dressing for EMACT in the production of "Dinner With Friends" this past spring. It's wonderful to see people who dedicate their time get nominated for other than acting. You are winners with us and we appreciate all that you do.......time and time again! Thanks to ALL backstage helpers, designers, tech's not a show without you!

The very last exciting bit of news is that Ian Bason has proudly declared he is a Daddy! Happy Birthday Dylon Alexander........Born June 29th. Congrats to the beaming parents. Four words for you two: START COLLEGE FUND.....NOW!

Any news, rants, or ravings please email me Please....make sure you put the subject of "newsletter" in your email or I will think you are junk offense! Take care and have a wonderful and happy summer!

Lisa Astbury.