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Actorsingers participation in the AmazonSmile Program 

A very simple way to support your favorite non-profit organization
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 13, 2014 11:40:00 AM Categories: Main Stage

 

We are excited to announce Actorsingers participation in the AmazonSmile Program.

Many of us already use Amazon throughout the year or during the Holiday season, by shopping using AmazonSmile and selecting Actorsingers as your charitable organization we will receive quarterly donation checks from AmazonSmile foundation. A very simple way to support your favorite non-profit organization.

 

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization, please select Actorsingers. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, you must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Actorsingers. You can support us by shopping at Amazon using this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7317528.

 

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Happy shopping and thank-you very much for selecting Actorsingers as your selected Charitable Organization!

Crazy For You Direction Team Announced  

Show Dates May 15-17 2015
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:58:00 PM Categories: Main Stage
 
We are happy to announce the Crazy for You Direction Team!

Director  - Martha Daniels Holland

Music Director - Judy Hayward

Choreographer - Jan McTeague Gallagher

 

Stay tuned for audition information...

2015-2016 Mainstage Musical Survey  

Tell us what you want to see!
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:29:00 PM Categories: Main Stage Survey

Now is your chance to have input into the Actorsingers upcoming Main Stage season!

We are looking for you to tell us which musical theatre productions you would like to attend and/or be a part of for the 2015-2016 season!

It's easy to help us pick our next season! Simply select 1-3 musicals from our 31 choices. That's it!

If you want to enter your own selections, that's great too but please make sure that your shows are available to Community Theatre companies before entering them. For example, Newsies is a great show but not available yet.

We'll tally the results and include your feedback into our discussions for our upcoming Main Stage Season.

This survey will close by October 1st.

Young Frankenstein Auditions 

Information Night to be held Sunday Aug 3rd 7 PM
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:27:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage
 
Information Night

Sunday, August 3, 2014 7:00 pm

Meet the directors, hear their concepts for the show, ask whatever questions you have, then stick around afterward for a social gathering!

More information here

 

Audition Dates & Times

Sunday, August 10th from 6-10 pm
Monday, August 11 from 7-10 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm (if needed)

Audition Details click here

HIppo Best of 2014 

Thank you to everyone who voted - we are truly honored!
Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:24:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

Readers’ Picks - ARTS

Best Live Theatrical Production - Best of Nashua

  •   Actorsingers "Les Misérables" November 2013

Best Art, Theatre or Classical Music Event - Best of Nashua

  •  Actorsingers Les Misérables November 2013

Read More at http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/345/

Young Frankenstein Production Details 

Updated 14 Aug 2014 (cast list posted)
Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:56:00 AM Categories: Auditions In the Spotlight Main Stage

Congratulations to the cast of "Young Frankstein" and Thank You to everyone who came and auditioned!  The cast list has been posted.

Go to http://www.actorsingers.org/cast-lists.aspx and click on the yellow piece of paper taped to the door to see the cast list.

Rehearsals begin this Monday, August 18th -- details to follow via email.

 


Adapted for the stage from the movie of the same name, "Young Frankenstein" tells the story of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen"), the grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

The comedy genius Mel Brooks (creator of the record-breaking Broadway sensation "The Producers") adapts his electrifyingly funny film of the same name into a brilliant stage creation, and The Actorsingers are pleased to bring you the New Hampshire premiere of this hilarious show!

Performance Dates

Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 8 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 2 pm

 

Production Team
  • Director - Paul Metzger
  • Music Director - Judy Hayward
  • Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant Metzger
  • Producers - Brian Mehlman, Daryl O'Bryant
  • Assistant Director - Steve Harper
  • Technical Director - Dennis Schneider
  • Stage Manager - Steve Harper
  • Properties - Gretchen Gray
  • Set Designers - Don Smith-Weiss, Will McGregor, Paul Metzger, Dennis Schneider
  • Costumers - [Costume Lead Available], Lindsay Vago, Beth Schwartz

 

Primary Roles

 

DR. FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN
The eccentric grandson of an infamous mad scientist. He is the Dean of Anatomy at New York's best university.
Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: Bb2 - G4.  Must dance well.

THE MONSTER
The large, misunderstood creation of Frederick. A hopeless romantic.  Must be physically large and imposing, but also needs a sweet side and good comic timing.  Has dialogue and a song as well.
Male, 30-40 yrs old, Range: D3 - Bb4.  Some dancing, must move well.

IGOR
Frederick's faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant.  Must have great comic timing and good dance skills.
Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: C3 - G4.  Must dance well.

INGA
The not-so-bright assistant to Frederick. Young and sexy.
Female, 20-30 yrs old, Range: G#3 - A5.  Must dance well.  Needs to yodel.

ELIZABETH BENNING
Self-loving, naive, boisterous fiancee of Frederick.
Female, 30-40 yrs old, Range: F#3 - F5.  Must move well.

FRAU BLÜCHER
The proud housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate. Intense and stern.  She was the girlfriend of the original Dr. Frankenstein (the grandfather).
Female, 50-65 yrs old, Range: E3 - B4.  Must move well.

 

Supporting Roles

INSPECTOR HANS KEMP
The justice-driven, protective, steadfast town inspector.
Male, 40-50 yrs old, Range: A2 - F4

THE HERMIT
The lonely, poor, blind town hermit. Has a great solo and scene!
Male, 35-55 yrs old, Range: A2 - Db4

DR. VICTOR VON FRANKENSTEIN
Frederick's infamous grandfather and creator of the original monster. A proud and stubborn man.
Male, 55-65 yrs old, Range: B2 - F4.  Must dance well.

ZIGGY
The well-intentioned village idiot.
Male, 20-35 yrs old, Range: B3 - E4

 

Character Roles

There are 34 additional named character roles in this show, above and beyond the Principal and Supporting roles!  Many actors (possibly everyone) will get either a spoken or sung line in this show.  These additional named characters are:  Herald, Woman Villager, Male Villager #1, Male Villager #2, Male Villager #3, Male Villager #4, Male Villager #5, Student #1, Student #2, Student #3, Mr. Hilltop, Telegraph Boy, Steward, Purser, Seeing-Off Woman #1, Seeing-Off Woman #2, Shoeshine Man, Horse #1, Horse #2, Mordecai, Mad Scientist #1, Mad Scientist #2, Mad Scientist #3, Mad Scientist #4, Village Quartet (bass), Village Quartet (baritone), Village Quartet (lead), Village Quartet (tenor), Masha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Nails), Sasha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Makeup), Tasha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Hair), Basha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Wardrobe), Bob (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Astrologer), and Count Dracula.

In addition to the total of 44 named roles, there are Ensemble roles for Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, and Mad Scientists!

 

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 18th, at which time a full rehearsal schedule and scripts will be handed out.  Rehearsals, in general, will be:

Sundays from 6-10 pm
Wednesdays from 7-10 pm
Mondays from 7-10pm (for primary roles and smaller scenes)

Actorsingers Seeking Directors for Fall Show 2014 

Deadline Friday February 14th.
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:20:00 PM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

The award winning Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our fall show 2014 to be staged Nov. 7 – 9, 2014 at Edmund Keefe Auditorium in Nashua.  We are happy to announce the fall show will be The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein!

Interviews will take place in the evening on Wednesday, Feb 19th with the first interview slot at 7:30 PM. You may interview individually or as team.

 To set up an interview time please send resumes to Evelynn Decker at secretary@actorsingers.org  by the deadline Friday February 14th.

AUDITIONS FOR “THE MUSIC MAN” 

Feb 8, 9, 10 2014
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:20:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

 

ACTORSINGERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR “THE MUSIC MAN”

 The Actorsingers of Nashua will hold cast auditions for their upcoming production of Meredith Wilson’s THE MUSIC MAN.

An audition for children’s parts will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 2-4:00.  Adult auditions (ages 16 and up) will be held on Sunday February 9th from 6-9:00PM and again on Monday, February 10th from 7-9:00PM.  Call backs if needed will be held on Wednesday, February 12th.  All auditioners will be asked to prepare 16 bars of any song and will be asked to learn a short dance audition.  Those auditioning for named roles will also be asked to do a reading from the show.

The auditions will be held at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street in Nashua.

The show will be held on May 9, 10 and 11 at the Keefe Auditorium at the Elm Street Middle School in Nashua.

 For more information on the auditions or the show, please visit http://www.actorsingers.org/music-man-insider.aspx

In the Spotlight Cheryl Stocks 

Producer for Les Misérables
Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, November 15, 2013 3:25:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

Cheryl Stocks

Cheryl Stocks, the Producer for Les Misérables, grew up near Chicago, Illinois. Cheryl has done shows with Actorsingers for over 10 years, and has also worked with several other local groups.

 A show this massive needs a producer firmly committed well in advance of auditions.  She states “I knew I had the time available to devote to it and the Actorsingers membership to back me up on all the aspects of producing about which I am clueless.  I also knew I ‘had to’ be a part of this production (the gravitational force of Les Mis is incredibly strong), and auditioning wouldn't guarantee being a part of it, but producing would put me right in the midst of it.”

Actorsingers auditioned 144 people for Les Misérables and ended up casting an extremely talented 44.  Cheryl goes on to say “I've lost track of how many pounds of Twizzlers we've gone through - at least 30.  We are thrilled to be performing  for more patrons than every Actorsingers show since spring of 2006, tracking closest to our 2008 production of Beauty and the Beast (what is it about these French shows??).”

What does Cheryl experience from theatre that is different from anything else she does?  “Interactions with theater people - creative, emotional, needy, exasperating, dedicated, funny, and always ready for a hug,  creating something amazing out of nothing, in a ridiculously short time, with an inadequate budget and an extraordinary team, the thrill of the opening night performance and the reaction of that first audience.  Oh, and on rare occasions, I get to fly!”  

Cheryl found the most challenging part of producing is there is never enough time and of course seven months of sleep deprivation!

When asked about her earliest theatre memory she replies, “Theater is ephemeral.  Once I walk out the door I forget it all.”

Cheryl used to be a software developer but thinks she’s retired now.  She also sings.
 

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