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Main Stage 2017/2018 – Our 90th Season!

The Community Players presents it’s 90th 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 are on sale now! 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

 

Our Season Sponsors!

 

Red River Theatres

 

Uno Chicago Grill

MAIN STAGE 2017/2018

 

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                                                                     October 13 at 7:00 p.m. and October 14 at 2:00 p.m. 

     Directed by Karen Braz

       Enchanting audiences since 1939, The Wizard of Oz is our 22nd offering to audiences of all ages, with over 45 actors ages 8-17 presenting the Young Performers Edition of this timeless classic!  All the beloved characters, songs and scenes are there: Dorothy, singing “Over the Rainbow”; the Munchkins and Glinda; Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion; Aunt Em and Uncle Henry; the Wicked Witch of the West, with her Flying Monkeys and Winkie Guards; and of course, the Wizard of Oz himself … and Toto, too!

     Songs such as “If I Only Had a Brain”, “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead”, and “We’re Off to See the Wizard” will have you tapping your feet and singing along as you watch Dorothy and her friends try to avoid the Witch on their way to Oz, the Wizard, and home!  Come “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” with us as we open the Players’ 90th Season of bringing live theatre to families and friends!
To Oz … !

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November 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Bryan Halperin

      The Community Players of Concord is proud to be presenting the NH Premiere of the epic new musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame!

      Featuring a lush and soaring score (including songs from the Disney movie version), and a book that harkens back to Victor Hugo’s novel, Hunchback will appeal to fans of both the movie and the book.  Similar in tone and scope to Hugo’s other classic, Les Miserables, the musical version of Hunchback is more akin to Les Mis than to Beauty and the Beast.

      Fifty performers, including a large choir in addition to the regular cast, are needed to tell this monumental story.  This is a show that people will be talking about for years to come — don’t miss it!

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

Directed by Jim Webber

     Christopher Durang’s refreshing comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years, winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the New York Critics’ Drama Circle Award.

     Vanya lives a quiet life with his adopted sister, Sonia, in the beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up.  A weekend of rivalry, regret and raucousness begins with the arrival of their movie star sister, Masha (who pays the bills) – and her Hollywood boy-toy, Spike. Masha’s plans to sell their house throw her siblings into a state of shock, until their cleaning woman, Cassandra (a psychic with a taste for voodoo), opens everyone’s eyes to some startling realities.

     “Hugely Entertaining…offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first century life.” – USA Today

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May 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Betty Lent

      It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Puck and Oberon, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s soon-to-be-classic film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves.

      Fairyland’s finest join stars like James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, and Olivia DeHaviland — but can’t resist mixing things up a bit with their ever-popular love potion.  Soon blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant “asses” are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. 

      A zany, chaotic and highly entertaining mashup by Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo.

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BEYOND THE MAIN STAGE 2018

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March 30, 31, April 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1, 8 & 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Doug Schwarz

     The boys saw something crazy in the sky that night at T.J.’s after-school cryptozoology discussion club. Now, T.J., Robby, and Aaron have done the obvious; they’ve created a UFO space-religion. Will Overlord (Principal) Healy and the PTA allow such blasphemy?   Will their new religion help them meet girls?  Who are the true believers, and who is just along for the ride? A surrealistic ode to the power of geek knowledge, pre-teen cheerleaders, and the resident weirdos of middle school.

     Join us for the world premiere of this new play by Graham Techler at the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall.  Tickets at www.hatboxnh.com.