Current Season

 

Main Stage 2019/2020 – Our 92nd Season!

The Community Players presents it’s 92nd 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.

Beyond the Main Stage

Presenting Sponsor

Merrimack County Saving Bank logo

Community Partners

Red River Theatres

Uno Chicago Grill

MAIN STAGE 2019/2020

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Music and Lyrics by
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Book by Jennifer Lee

Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

October 18 at 7:00 pm and
October 19 at 2:00 pm

Directed by Karen Braz

From the wildly popular Disney animated film, and Broadway’s live musical production, comes this young actors’ junior version of the tale of Princess Elsa, her struggle with her magic powers, and how the unrelenting love of her sister Anna saves them both. Come celebrate this Concord area premiere with all the well-known characters: Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, Prince Hans, and of course, the magical snowman Olaf!

Cast and production team

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

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Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini,
Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

November 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm and
November 24 at 2:00 pm

Directed by Vince Davis

Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine,
a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in
New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman,
sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”

Cast List

Charity Hope Valentine: Jessica Dee
Nickie: Nora McBurnett
Helene: Hannah McCauley
Oscar Lindquist: David Sheehy
Vittorio Vidal: TBD
Herman: Greg O’Brian
Ursula March: Dorothy Parsons
Daddy Brubeck: Michael Brown
Carmen: Angela Tarleton
Rosie: Marjorie Boyer
Suzanne: Paula Demers
Frenchy: TaJoura Davis
Betsy: Jenna Rogato
Elaine: Jessica Marchant
Dance Hostesses: Cheri Birch, Jennifer Schaffner
Manfred: Tom Lott
Waiter: Nancy Rosen

Featured Dancers: Marjorie Boyer, TaJoura Davis, Rose Marie Joly, Jessica Marchant, Nora McBurnett, Hannah McCauley, Jenna Rogato, Amy Tasker-McCarthy, Jennifer Schaffner, Christine Young
Ensemble: Daniel Broussard, Chelsea Bailey, Brian Callaghan, Bailey Carmody, Courtney Carmody, Pat Delzell, Beatrice Dickinson, Lauren Shelby Douglas, Chelsea Hanrahan, Tom Lott, Dorothy Parsons, Nancy Rosen, Joe Short

SWEET CHARITY is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company. www.tamswitmark.com

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THE ODD COUPLE –
Female Version

By Neil Simon

February 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m. and
February 16 at 2:00 p.m

Directed by Vicky Sandin

In 1985, Neil Simon revised his multi-Tony Award nominated play, The Odd Couple, for a female cast. In place of the poker party that begins the original version, Olive Madison invites Florence Unger and the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same in this contemporary comic classic.

The Odd Couple, Female Version is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

By Neil Simon

May 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m. and
May 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by John Conlon

Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter live in a walkup apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York City. Corrie is optimistic about their future together, but Paul worries about flaws in the apartment such as a hole in the skylight, their leaky closet, and the lack of a bathtub. When Corie’s loopy mother makes a surprise visit, they decide to play matchmaker with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, and everything that can go wrong, does.

Barefoot in the Park is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

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BEYOND THE MAIN STAGE 2019/20

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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.

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May 22 – June 7, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays
@ 7:30 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm
Hatbox Theatre

Directed by Bryan Halperin

 

The Players present a one-act Neil Simon comedy at Concord’s Hatbox Theatre! Six people are invited to dine at a first rate restaurant in Paris. They do not know who the other guests will be or why they have been invited. Tossed together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking
suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. “Frequently hilarious but also dangerously serious … An invitation you’ll be glad you accepted.” – New York Post

Tickets now on sale now thru the Hatbox Theatre!

The Dinner Party is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.