More about the Players - Join us!
archived Newsletters:

March 1, 2007




The final curtain for our terrifically successful Lend Me A Tenor closed Saturday, Feb 24

Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month and we remind that all members of Concord Players are invited and urged to attend.

The board of Concord Players met in the Heddie Kent greenroom on Tues., Feb. 20 and had a very interesting and productive meeting.  Lots of discussion, lots of ideas, lots of decisions!  We have some  very big news – the slate for the season 2007-8 has been approved by the board, and knowing that everyone’s dying to hear the results, here they are:

The kickoff show, beginning the season in the fall of 2007 will be The Odd Couple, directed by our own veteran actress,  Lisa Astbury.  This will be Lisa’s first effort at directing for the Concord Players, and we’re all thrilled that one of our most stalwart board members/actors will have a chance to demonstrate her directing skills here at home!  The winter show will be The Lion in Winter, directed by our old friend, Denis Fitzpatrick, who you may remember from his award-winning direction of The Spitfire Grill  here last season.  For the spring show, we are indeed fortunate to have another talented alumna, whom you will remember for her fabulous work on 1776 a couple of seasons ago…Kirsten Gould will direct the very challenging West Side Story, an enormous crowd pleaser, and sure to be a hit under her direction.  We are so very grateful to the play reading committee for their dedication and effort in reading so many plays and finally winnowing out such a grand slate for our next season.  Thanks so very much, Tom Sullivan et al!

…and of course, it’s getting to that season again when we vote in a new slate of officers for the new year.  Dorothy Schecter reported that the nominating committee has filled just about every space, and hopes to have a full slate ready to offer by March 1.

Early reports on Lend Me a Tenor were extremely good; as they say “exit polls” are very enthusiastic and word of mouth reports did produce good audiences for the final weekend.  Our thanks to Patricia Till, who directed the play, as well as all the unnamed supernumeraries who made this success possible!

The Heddie Kent greenroom.  Lookin’ good!Bill Maxwell has done a great job or organizing volunteers for the painting, and in doing so has saved us a great deal of money!  However, the job is still in progress, and we urge you to give Bill some of your time as we finish the job.  Contact Bill at or 978-369-5257.  Believe it or not, it’s a lotta fun!

Our spring play, the romantic, musical comedy She Loves Me, is cast and starting rehearsals.  We are still looking for someone to head up properties and set dressing.  If you are interested email us at  Tickets for all performances are on sale on our web site.

Annual Meeting this year will be on Sunday, March 25 at 7PM at 51 Walden St.  Be sure to mark your calendar – we have some great entertainment planned!
As you know, we offer a “perk” to our members of notifying via this newsletter of other plays in which they participate.   Here are some of the latest ventures of our members:

Chuck Holleman will be playing in a show with Nashoba Players at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA, going up March 2,3,9,10 - "There goes the Old Ball Game" by Dick Poston - a musical Melodrama. This show is one long string of puns and groaner jokes after another. So it is probably good that it’s caberet style seating and you can BYOB. Shaggy dog stories always seem funnier after you have had a few drinks.  

And Nancy Tutunjian Berger (Sunday in the Park with George) writes“I am playing the Baker's Wife in the Westborough Players production of Into the Woods.   Dates of shows are March 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8:00 P.M. and March 18 and 25 at 2:00 P.M.   For tickets, you can go to and fill out an online form.
"I am also going to be the featured soloist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Yoichi Udagawa for their "Spring Pops" concert, to be held Thursday evening, May 10th at the Marriott Boston-Quincy.  Concert starts at 8:00 P.M. and tickets are $25.00 apiece. This is a dressy event and I will be performing five Broadway show songs with the orchestra. For more info, visit the QSO website at:"

Waldo Fielding will be playing the "hangin' judge" in "The Crucible" for the Winthrop Playmakers the last 2
weekends in March--tough play, good cast.

**A reminder to our members – don’t forget about your little “Stage Source” card you have as a member!

Deadline for this newsletter is the last Friday of the month.
Send us your news at