The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Actorsingers seeking directors for Fall Show - 2019  

To be staged Nov 22 - 24, 2019
 

The Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Fall Show 2019 to be staged Nov 22-24, 2019 at Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH.  We are happy to announce the fall show will be The Addams Family – A New Musical.

 
Interested teams of directors for The Addams Family should submit a letter of interest and their resumes to Jo-Ann Zall at  secretary@actorsingers.org. Please submit as complete a team as possible, but individuals and duos will also be considered.
 
Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Monday, Apr 8th with interviews tentatively scheduled for the evening of April 11th beginning at 7 PM.
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:40:00 AM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Spelling Bee - 2019 - Auditions  

The 25th Annual Putnam County

Spelling Bee

AUDITIONS

 

Director/Choreographer  - Matt Zielonko

Music Director/Choreographer  - Christie Conticchio

Producer - Chuck Emmons

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Night:
Friday, March 29 at 6:30 pm (Doors will open at 6:00 for a social time)


Audition Dates:
Friday, April 12 at 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, doors open at 6 PM for Choreographers to teach the audition dance.


Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, door open at 12 noon for Choreographers to teach the audition dance.

 

Video Auditions

We will be accepting video submissions for anyone who might be away at school or can’t make either of those days. VIDEOS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY Videos should be submitted by Saturday, April 13th, at 8pm!!  TO BE REVIEWED BY THE AUDITION BOARD.   

What to include with your video audition: 

  1. Completed audition form including conflicts
  2. Headshot
  3. Video of the dance audition
  4. Video of 32 bar song
  5. e-mail all 4 above items to matt.zielonko@gmail.com

* If files are too large, please send multiple e-mails clearly marking each e-mail who the submission is from and what item(s) of the video audition are included in the email.

 

Callbacks:
Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

CALLBACK LIST TO GO UP BY 8PM Saturday April 13 ON THE ACTORSINGERS WEBSITE

Auditioners are expected to check the website to see if they are asked to be present for callbacks, and to review the materials assigned to their character(s). The Director (Matt) and the Music Director (Christie) will be available at the hall starting at 9:00 am on the day of Callbacks (Sunday) to teach/review all of the callback materials. If you can not be present for callbacks on Sunday, April 13th, please send a video of your callback submissions to matt.zielonko@gmail.com by 2PM on Sunday, April13th.

 

Cast list will be up by Monday morning - April 15.

 

Show Dates:

July 12-14, 2019

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

Rehearsal days:

Tuesdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Thursdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 pm

 

Audition Requirements

This is a Teen production.,  You must be at least 13 and no older than 19 by the opening of the show (July 12, 2018)

Dance – The choreographers will teach a brief audition dance in the hour before the auditions start, and will post a video of the dance after info night for anyone who wants to start practicing early, or has to send in a video submission. Please dress for a dance audition.

Music – Auditioners are expected to prepare 32 bars of any song in the style of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Think contemporary musical comedy. Please bring sheet music for accompanist, or you can bring an audio clip to sing to, if you bring your own audio, we request that it be pre-cut to just the section of music that you will be singing, so we don’t waste time searching through a YouTube video for the correct section of music.

Acting – Auditioners will be given sides to cold read at the audition. These sides will also be available on the website after info night. Actors DO NOT need to prepare a monologue!

 

Audition form 

.doc  .pdf 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:29:00 AM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Auditions

Seeking Fringe Show teams for summer 2019  

The Actorsingers Board of Directors is now seeking proposals for our summer 2019 Fringe Production. Teams who are interested in proposing a Fringe Show musical should include the following in their submissions.
  • The name of the proposed show
  • Resumes of the proposed directorial team​
  • Name of proposed Producer
  • Budget
The show will be performed on August 30-September 1, 2019 at the Janice B. Steeter Theatre on Court Street in Nashua, NH.  Resumes and a letter of intent must be submitted no later than 11:59 on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019. Applicants will be given an interview time for the evening of Friday, February 8thPlease direct your submissions to Jo-Ann Zall at secretary@actorsingers.org.
 
More info about the Actorsingers Fringe Theatre Project is here
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, January 28, 2019 4:25:00 PM Categories: Fringe Project Seeking Directors

Mamma Mia Cast  

Congratulations

 

Congratulations to the Mamma Mia Cast !!

 

Sophie Sheridan  - Sarah Wenrich 

 

Donna Sheridan – Jennifer Rockwell
 

Sam Carmichael – Mike Colena
 

Bill Austin – Andrew Gibson
 

Harry Bright – Tim Lord
 

Sky – Jesse Drake

Tanya – Jessica Dee

Rosie – Kathleen Palmer 

Lisa – Patrice Doherty 

Ali - Alicia Vigeant 

Pepper/Featured Dancer – Larry Watson 

Eddie/Featured Dancer – Colin Malette

 

Featured Dancers

Brianna Arico

Malcolm Brea

Billy Girginis

Logan Higgins

Lara Hyde

Phil Laks

Jessica Marchant

Aubrey McGinness

Taylor Rasmussen

Katie Taylor

 

Ensemble

Cheri Birch

Matthew Brides
 
Christie Conticchio
 
Jordan Delage
 
Mallory Delage
 
Meg Dowd
 
Connor Forbes
 
Sarah Herron
 
Shayla Melanson
 
Rhonda Moore
 
Tracy Parker
 
Dave Ropple
 
Kae Ryenne
 
Jonah Savage
 
Samantha Searles
 
Kaitlin Smith
 
Julia Thompson
 
Samantha Weis
 
Jo-Ann Zall
 
 
WOW! 
 
  
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:47:00 AM

Music Man JR - cast list (2019) 

Music Man JR.

Cast in order of appearance

 

Conductor                                 Jacob Fain

Salesmen on Train                    Lily Schneider, Magen Lynch, 

                                                  Jillian Norway, Ava Pascall

Newspaper Readers                 Vanessa O’Connell, Lily Carlson,

                                                  Jonah Fain                  

Charlie Cowell                           Christopher Holland

Harold Hill                                  Stefan Duncan

Mayor Shinn                              Cameron Widtfeldt

Alma Hix                                    Cara Berman

Ethel Toffelmier                          Caroline Kelly

Farmer                                       CJ Furze

Farm Wife                                  Eve Berube

J.C. Squires                              Claudia Herger

Olin Britt                                    Lily Carlson

Ewart Dunlop                            Vanessa Carlson

Oliver Hix                                  Molly Sullivan

Marcellus Washburn                Travis Spencer

Marian Paroo                           Jennifer Epstein

Mrs. Paroo                               Rebekah Savage

Amaryllis                                  Mia Powers

Winthrop Paroo                        Charlotte Cardone

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn       Autumn Fichera

Constable Locke                     Jack McAllister

Gracie Shinn                            Rose Berube

Maud                                        Fiona Furze

Tommy Djilas                           Jack Charest

Zaneeta Shinn                         Catherine Marvin

Mrs. Squires                            Jillian Norway

WaTanYe Girls                        Rebecca Carey, Annie Charest,

                                               Charlotte Charest, Angelyna DeJesus,

                                               Grace Kelly, Varvara Rappoport,

                                               Lilah Sullivan

Town boys                              Jacob Fain, Jonah Fain, Maybelline Hitzeman

Ladies of River City:               Danica Adams, Sarah Seddon,

                                              Talia SanSoucie, Annabelle Hitzeman

Men of River City:                   Magen Lynch, Ava Pascall,

                                               Lily Schneider, Vanessa O’Connell

Featured Dancers:                 Cara Berman, Fiona Furze,

                                              Caroline Kelly, Magen Lynch,

                                              Jillian Norway, Ava Pascall, Molly Sullivan             

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:13:00 AM Categories: Cast List Youth

Celebrate Nashua Video 

featuring Actorsingers

Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:27:00 AM Categories: Video

Music Man JR - audition requirements (2019) 

Book, Music & Lyrics by
MEREDITH WILLSON
 
Based on a story by
MEREDITH WILLSON & FRANKLIN LACEY

 

 

Director - Esther Kosofsky  

Music Director - Jed Holland 

Choreographer - Sarah Wenrich  

Producers - Eric and Danielle Charest 

 
 
Ages:
Auditions are for children grades 3-8
 
 

Date/Time:

SUN, Dec 16, 1-4 PM

 
Location:
Auditions and rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St., Nashua NH 
 
Audition Requirements:

Dance Requirements:  You will learn a short dance combination prior to  auditioning to present to the audition board. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and or jazz shoes (no sandals or bare feet). Doors will open an hour early for those who would like a head start learning the dance. The dance routine is taught throughout the afternoon, so don't worry about arriving early. Have fun!

Music Requirements: Sing a section from a song that you love - one verse or 3 bars or less than one minute. From memory is ideal, but it's ok to hold a paper if needed. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist if you can if you are not singing something from the show. It's not necessary to sing something from the "Music Man".

 

A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required for all cast, this is the only production fee. 

 

Audition form : word or pdf

 
 
 
REHEARSALS:
tentatively Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM
 
 
Performances:
Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court Street, Nashua NH
 
Show Dates:
March 22-24, 2019  * also a school day performance on March 21
 
The Music Man JR., MTI show page
 

The Music Man JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 
www.MTIShows.com
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:49:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

Mamma Mia! Audition Requirements (2019)  

Music and Lyrics by

BENNY ANDERSSON
BJÖRN ULVAEUS

 
And some songs with STIG ANDERSON
 

Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON
 
Originally Conceived by JUDY CRAYMER

 

Director Angèlica Rosenthal  

Music Director Jonathan Plouffe

Choreographer - Jennifer Ryder

 

Producer  - Evelynn Decker 

 

Audition Requirements 

 

Day 2 - Auditions Thursday Jan 24 doors open at 7:00 PM auditions start 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Video audition deadline has been extended to Thursday Jan 24 at 8:30 PM

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions.

You will be assigned a number when you check in.

 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

 

Information Night:

  •  Friday Jan. 11 at 7 pm
  •  Enjoy light refreshments at the social 
  •  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show
  •  Fun Mamma Mia entertainment after the production team presentation / Q & A
  •  BYO adult beverages if you are 21+ 
  • Come join the fun!
     


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday Jan. 20 from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance) - Sunday cancelled due to slippery road conditions 
  • Monday Jan. 21 from 6 -10 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Thursday Jan. 24 starting at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm (doors open as early as 7 pm to learn the audition dance)
Callbacks:
  •  Callbacks will be Friday Jan. 25 starting at 8:30 PM . We will accept video callbacks if you are called back and have a conflict 
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Mamma Mia!
  • More details will be provided if you are called back

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 at 6 PM
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week April 28  - May 2 - mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

Friday May 3, 2019 @ 8 pm
Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 2 pm

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

* You must be at least 16 to audition

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes 

(*you must be age 16 by opening night May 3, 2019)

 

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  

Sides:

Harry & Sophie

Bill & Sophie

Sky & Sophie

Sam & Donna 

Bill & Rosie 

Pepper & Tanya

Donna & Pepper & Edi

Ali & Lia & Sophie 

If you are going for a featured dancer or ensemble choose any side you wish for your reading from the script.

 

Dance:  

All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination that is about 14 counts of 8, but don't worry, 3 and a half of those 8 counts will be free style! Here is the audition dance video of the choreographer doing the dance full speed, and going through a quick break down so you can get a head start and practice the dance if you choose. Learning the dance or simply viewing the video prior to auditions is not required but strongly encouraged! This dance will also be taught and run through by the choreographer starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5:00 PM and Monday starting at 6:00 PM) and then will be taught and run through repeatedly throughout both nights by 2 trained dance assistants. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. 

In addition, all those auditioning will be asked on their audition form if they can do any dance spins (such as Fouettes, 3+ Pirouette spins, etc.), body stretches or contortions (such as splits, back bends, etc.), any dance leaps (Split "Switch" Leap, Calypso leap, Toe-Touch Leap, etc.), or any other interesting dance talents! You WILL be asked to demonstrate any listed special talents at the time of your audition, so don’t forget to stretch! If you cannot do any of the above, do not fear! You will still be considered for roles in the show, we are just trying to find our featured dancers! 

But above all, have fun with your dance audition! If you stumble or mess up that’s okay, just smile through it and be yourself! Jen is so excited to meet you all! Break a leg!”

 

Music:

Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mama Mia

Please bring sheet music an accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

 

Audition form:

Please submit the Mamma Mia Audition google form BEFORE you come to audition, when you check-in you will be assigned an audition number. 

Link to Mamma Mia Audition google form is here

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title Mamma Mia Audition form,  please save this e-mail as it will have a link for you to update your audition form if changes need to be made. 

 

Video Auditions - DEADLINE Thursday JANUARY 24 at 8:30 PM

We prefer you audition in person, however if you are unavailable to audition in person we are accepting video auditions, please follow the below process.

1) Song -  Create a video of you singing your audition song (piano accompanist is strongly suggested vs. instrumental track) 

2) Dance - Create a video of you doing the audition dance, link to the dance is posted above under dance requirements

3) Acting - Create a video of you acting out the side of the character you are going for, if going for featured dancer or ensemble select any side, links to sides posted above under Acting 

4) Complete the google audition form  - Link to Google form is here, be sure to select video audition on form 

5) Upload the following using the google audition form, headshot, singing, dancing, acting videos, resume (optional).

6)  e-mail MammaMia@actorsingers.org with your name and let us know you submitted an on-line audition so we can be on the look out for it

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to MammaMia@actorsingers.org 

Character Descriptions

*    All age ranges for characters listed are for reference, audition board may be a bit flexible with the Ages of the Main Roles, depending on what we see at the Auditions. 

 

Sophie Sheridan
Born and raised on the island.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3


Donna Sheridan
Sophie's mother.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moves well


Sam Carmichael
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D3


Bill Austin
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Harry Bright
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3


Sky
Sophie's fiancé.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Moves well


Tanya
Former Dynamo.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Strong dancer


Rosie
Former Dynamo.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moves well


Lisa
Sophie's friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Moves well ---> strong dancer 


Ali
Sophie's friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Moves well ---> strong dancer 


Pepper
Barman at Taverna

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A4

Strong dancer 


Eddie
Helps Sky with Water-Sports.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25

Strong dancer 

 

Featured Dancers

6-10 strong male and female dancers who will be doing couples choreography, performing on stage as a small group, as well as featured in ensemble numbers.


Ensemble
Consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna's, Wedding-Guests.

Gender: Both

Moves well 

 

Actorsingers membership fee 

If you are cast in Mamma Mia in order to appear on stage you must be an Actorsingers member, Actorsingers membership fee is $10 per year.

 

Mamma Mia! Synopsis

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!  <source MTI>

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Mamma Mia show page

 

 
Mamma Mia!

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

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, November 24, 2018 1:13:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Celebrate Nashua Video 

Interview with Diana Hill, Actorsingers

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 8, 2018 12:50:00 PM

In The Spotlight - Christie Conticchio 

Placard Girl - REEFER MADNESS

"REEFER MADNESS"

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

CHRISTIE CONTICCHIO

PLACARD GIRL

Actorsingers is pleased to present Nashua’s own Christie Conticchio in our IN THE SPOTLIGHT Series.  She will be performing as Placard Girl in REEFER MADNESS.

Christie auditioned for the show because she wanted to work with the talented directorial team.  Also, she wanted to push herself creatively by doing a show outside of her comfort-zone. Christie was very excited as this was her first non-ensemble character role.

Her character's name is Dorothy "Placard Girl" Riley and is a fellow carefree teenager who uses her placards to clearly state scenes' moral lessons. The most challenging part is acting like she believes the placards...

 Christie's Actorsingers background started in 2014 with "Young Frankenstein".  She then did several shows with other neighboring communities.  In 2018, she did a lot of work with Actorsingers performing in Sister Act in May, then musically directed Damn Yankees in July. 

Christie's earliest theatre memory is her senior class play, "Bye Bye Birdie" she played Mrs. Macafee and she remembers how much fun it was to work with Mr. Heinhold. 

With every show her theatre family grows, and she is very blessed for all the wonderfully talented people she’s met. 

When Christie is not working in the theater, she loves spending time with her husband and friends. She also enjoys anything active such as biking, hiking, etc. 

 

Enjoy REEFER MADNESS August 31, September 1-2, 2018 ! Tickets available here !

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:14:00 PM Categories: Fringe Project In the Spotlight
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