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Main Stage 2018/2019 – Our 91st Season!

The Community Players presents it’s 91st season featuring

Why not consider a “Season Ticket” and receive the three main stage shows at a discounted rate. As a benefit, you would have first pick at your current seat for the following season. Season tickets will be on sale in September! For more information on Season Tickets, please contact our Subscription Sales Chair – David Murdo at 344-4747 or by e-mail at nhdm40@comcast.net.

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MAIN STAGE 2018/2019

 

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From the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by Tim Kelly

October 12 at 7:00 p.m. and
October 13 at 2:00 p.m.
 

Directed by Karen Braz

From one of the most popular novels written by Frances Hodgson Burnett comes the Children’s Theatre Project’s 23rd annual production, The Secret Garden.  Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play follows the spoiled, solitary orphan, 10-year-old Mary Lennox (Morgan Doherty), as she travels from India — where her parents died in a cholera epidemic — to Yorkshire, England and the isolated manor house of her uncle, Archibald Craven (Myles Luongo), whom she has never met.

Because her uncle travels often to escape the memory of his deceased wife, Lilias, Mary is left to herself most of the time.  Unhappy and contrary, she is often alone until she meets her hidden invalid cousin, Colin Craven (Gavin Johnson); the maid, Martha (Ayva Mullen); and her brother, Dickon (Ryder Fisk).  Through Martha and Dickon’s stories, she discovers the walled garden which has been closed and locked since Mrs. Craven’s death ten years earlier.  This discovery, as well as the unlikely friendships she makes along the way, help Mary come out of her shell and find a new fascination with the world around her. 

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Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on Little Orphan Annie
by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

November 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. and
November 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Allwynne Fine

ANNIE is coming! The Community Players of Concord open their 91st season with the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this favorite American musical. 

Based on Harold Gray’s popular comic strip, ANNIE has become a perennial favorite and a worldwide sensation, winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as she escapes from a dismal New York orphanage, determined to find the parents who left her there. Passing through the city streets to a Depression era Hooverville, chased by its evil matron and the police, finally rescued by the billionaire Oliver Warbucks and welcomed by President Roosevelt, Annie moves the story and the cast with songs we all love to sing – “Tomorrow”!

ANNIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com

Audition information here!

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February 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m. and
February 17 at 2:00 p.m

Directed by Bryan Halperin

Almost everybody in America has been impacted by television.  But do you know the story of its invention, and the race to be the first man to transmit live images over the airwaves?  In The Farnsworth Invention, that very battle takes center stage as Mormon inventor Philo Farnsworth goes head to head with Russian immigrant David Sarnoff, head of RCA, to become the father of the invention that changed the world.

Written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Sports Night, A Few Good Men), this challenging play uses smart dialogue, exciting conflict, and a healthy dose of comedy to tell the story of two men and their singular pursuit of bringing television to the masses.  And it dares to examine the question of whether television should have had a greater purpose than selling umbrellas by speculating about rain.

A large cast (19!) will bring this story to life under the direction of Bryan Halperin (Once On This Island, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) in this show’s New Hampshire community theatre premier!

The Farnsworth Invention is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Book, Music and Lyrics by
James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach
Additional Music by Ed Linderman

May 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. and
May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Steve Lajoie

Something’s Afoot is a musical murder mystery spoof of the works of Agatha Christie, especially her detective novel And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians).

Six guests arrive for a marvelous weekend at the island estate of Lord Rancour when a sudden, violent storm wipes out the only bridge, trapping them, three servants, and a mysterious stranger together in the grand manor house.  It is not long before one of their number is murdered!  The race is on to figure out who the killer might be as other members of the trapped party are dispatched in diabolically clever fashion!  Who did it?  How did they do it?  Will they do it again?

So bring your best sleuthing skills, deductive reasoning and sharp observation and see if you can untangle the mystery before our amateur detective, Miss Tweed, can.  A murder mystery, singing and dancing – what better way to spend a couple of hours in May!

Something’s Afoot is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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BEYOND THE MAIN STAGE 2019

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July 5-14, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm
Hatbox Theatre

Directed by Vicky Sandin

Inspired by the true story of a California woman who bought a painting for a few dollars in a thrift shop and learned it could possibly be a lost Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions.  Bakersfield Mist introduces us to two characters at either end of the social spectrum: Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, who finds the painting; and Lionel Percy, a New York-based art expert who takes one look at the painting and offers his assessment.  His opinion – and Maude’s reaction to it – propels us not only into becoming familiar with the characters and their pasts, but into a conversation on art and how it affects all of us on intimately personal levels.  In the end, the question of whether or not the painting is a Pollock becomes incidental, as Bakersfield Mist takes us on a lively, fast-paced, comedic and touching examination of these two characters, and of the nature of art itself.

Tickets now on sale through the Hatbox Theatre.

Bakersfield Mist is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.