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Main Stage 2015/2016 – Our 88th Season!

The Community Players presents it’s 88th season featuring Shrek the Musical Jr., Sweeney Todd, Calendar Girls, and The Pirates of Penzance. 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.


ShrekJR_300The Children’s Theatre Project presents

Shrek the Musical, Jr.

October 16 at 7pm & 17, 18 at 2pm

Directed by Karen Braz

It’s a “big bright beautiful world” for everyone’s favorite ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.  Don’t miss the Children’s Theatre Project’s 20th Anniversary Production, featuring a talented cast of over 40 young local performers ages 8-17!

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Plus a Special Event … !
The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio in a benefit concert for the Jakob Murray Lange Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Children’s Theatre Project!

Saturday October 17 ~ 7:00 pm at the Audi

Jordan, a CTP alum (he played Gandalf in The Hobbit in 2001), was named a Master Artist by the NH Traditional Arts Council in 2013. Putting a fresh spin on traditional Irish music, his trio blends Celtic music with their own original material, serving up a high-energy show full of foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes and classic sing-alongs. Learn more at www.jordantwmusic.com.



Sweeney Todd LogoSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

November 20, 21 at 7:30pm & 22 at 2pm

Directed by Wallace J. Pineault
Music Director: Adam Boroskas
Producers: Colleen Schwarz, Bob Pearson, Michael Callahan (in training)

Sweeney Todd is an infamous tale of 19th Century British folklore.  Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed Todd, ravaged his young wife, and took Todd’s infant daughter for his own.  Sweeney’s road to revenge leads him back to Fleet Street and Mrs. Lovett, resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop.  Mrs. Lovett’s luck changes when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires her to add a special ingredient to her pies that has the people of London lining up to buy them.

Cast List

Sweeney Todd ………………………………………….. Matt McGonagle

Mrs. Lovett ……………………………………………… Sarah Souter

Anthony Hope …………………………………………. Kristopher Schooner

Johanna …………………………………………………. Catherine Martinez

Judge Turpin ………………………………………….. Steve LaJoie

The Beadle ……………………………………………… Erik Hodges

Beggar Woman/Lucy ……………………………….. Chelsea Pettibone

Aldolfo Pirelli ………………………………………….. TBA

Tobias Ragg …………………………………………….. Daniel Kehr

Fogg/Ensemble ……………………………………….. John Conlon

Ensemble

Greg O’Brien, Kate Flower, Jim Rogato, Tess Hodges, Jim Gocha, Paula Demers, Dave Peck, Nora McBurnett, William Schultz, Tamara McGonagle, Kendra West Senor, Beki Bean, Kathryn Hodges


Calendar-Girls-300Calendar Girls

February 12, 13 at 7:30pm & 14 at 2pm

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four friends to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. News of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend upon their small village. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Based on a true story, Calendar Girls was adapted for the stage from the Golden Globe nominated film starring Helen Mirren.



 

pirates-300The Pirates of Penzance

May 6, 7 at 7:30pm & 8 at 2pm

Directed by Karen Braz

It’s been over 70 years since the Players last produced a Gilbert & Sullivan show (The Gondoliers, 1939).  And what better show to bring back than The Pirates of Penzance, perhaps their best-known and best-loved comic operetta.  Featuring boisterous buccaneers, decorous damsels, bumbling bobbies, “the very model of a modern major general,” and songs that have stood the test of time (for 120 years!), this is the show that G&S fans have been waiting for!  (And if you’ve never seen a Gilbert & Sullivan show, come find out what all the fuss is about.)  Directed by Children’s Theatre Project veteran Karen Braz, who also staged our “grown up” productions of Peter Pan in 2002 and Big: The Musical in 2010.