The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

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

Pippin Cast List - 2018 

We've Got Magic To Do!

Cast List

Congratulations to the Cast of Pippin! 

 

*1st rehearsal will be Sunday Aug 12 @ 6 PM, with a pot luck supper and read through. If you can bring something to share for the potluck that would be great. 

We've Got magic To Do!

LEADING PLAYER – Aly Aramento

PIPPIN – Eric Berthiaume

CHARLEMAGNE – James Middleton

BERTHE – Kerry Schneider

FASTRADA - Becca Tarr

CATHERINE – Caity Glover

LEWIS – Doug Reed

THEO – Sophia Battaglia

MANSON TRIO – Jen Ryder, Sarah Wenrich

BAND OF PLAYERS:

Barb Amaral

Kayleen Bertrand

Cheri Birch

Sam Campanella

Tina Cassidy

Lo Dillon

Patrice Doherty

Lauren Friedman

Victoria Gill

Jed Holland

Holli Kenison

Joel King

Amanda Langer

Kelli Loughlin

Kelsey Marot

Hailey Mierzwa

Alice Pascucci

Amara  Phelps

Angèlica Rosenthal  

Samantha Searls

Erik Shaffer

Nicole Straussberg

Samantha Weiss

Jessica Wells

Specialty Tricks

Don Smith-Weiss

Others (They just don't know it yet)!

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:57:00 AM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

21 Chump Street Cast List  

Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry

Thank you to all who auditioned, we had such a great turn out we could have cast this show 3 times over!

 

Cast List 


Justin- Jesse Drake

Naomi- Jessica Dee

Narrator- Takuma Okada

Tevin- Malcolm Brea

Derek- Jonah Savage

Andrew- Logan higgins

 

First rehearsal is Sunday July  29 at 4pm, contact the director with any questions.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:16:00 PM

21 Chump Street 

Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry Auditions


 

About The Show

21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'.

21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection -- only to find out his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers.

21 CHUMP STREET discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the theater. Perfect for donor evenings, galas, special events and student/community outreach programs.

 

Director- Angèlica Forcier Rosenthal

Choreographer - Jacob Duby

Music Director - Jed Holland

 

 

Audition Dates:

·        Friday July 20th 7pm to 9pm

 

Rehearsal days:

·        Likely Sundays but subject to change per casting

Tech Rehearsal in Concord Friday September 7th @ 9pm  

Show Dates:

Sunday September 9th

  

Show Venue:

Concord City Auditorium           

2 Prince Street, Concord NH 03301

  

Audition Requirements:

Sing any song that show cases your voice. The show is a hip hop show my Lin-Manuel Miranda so keep that in mind. Feel free to bring sheet music or sing with a track.

If you cannot make the audition date, please contact the Director. 

  

Audition form:

 Here 

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to AngelicaFRosenthal@gmail.com

 

Character Descriptions 

 

Narrator- A teacher who narrates the whole story. This role requires a lot of acting presence. 
Justin- A high school boy. This role requires a lot of singing and acting presence as well.
Naomi- An undercover cop who looks a older the a High Schooler but young enough  to pass for one. She is supposed to be “Light Skinned Puerto Rican” per the lyrics.
Tevin (Boy 1) / Cousin 1
Derek (Boy 2) / Cousin 2 / Lawyer
Andrew (Boy 3) / Cousin 3 / Police Officer

 

  
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:48:00 AM Categories: Auditions NHCTA

Seeking Directors for Mamma Mia! 

To be Staged May 3-5 2019

MAMMA MIA !

The Actorsingers Board of Directors is now seeking director resumes for teams or individuals who are interested in directing our Spring 2019 Musical: Mamma Mia! Resumes and a letter of intent must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. Mamma Mia! will be performed four times over the weekend of May 3-5th, 2019. An interview date will be scheduled by the new Board of Directors for a later date in August. Please direct your submissions and any questions you may have to Jo-Ann Zall at secretary@actorsingers.org.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:01:00 PM

Pippin Audition Requirements (2018)  

We've Got Magic To Do!

2013 Broadway Revival 

 

Director/Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant

Music Director - Amanda Morgan

Producers - Evelynn Decker, Daryl O'Bryant 

 

Callback information:

Thank-you to all that came out for Pippin!

Callbacks will not be posted here, all those called back have received an e-mail with call back information. 

If you do not receive a callback e-mail it does not mean you have not been cast, we will post the cast list after call backs late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.  

 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday August 5th from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday August 6th from 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )
  • Auditions for boys ages 8-12 for the part of Theo – Sunday August 5th from 5-6 pm and Monday August 6th from 6-7 pm.

*If you have a conflict with audition dates please e-mail PippinNH@actorsingers.org to see if alternate arrangements are possible 


Audition Sides

Character Sides Here

 

Callbacks:

 

  • Callbacks Wednesday August 8th starting at 7 pm
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from PIPPIN

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday August 12th at 6 pm
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week November 4-8, mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

November 9, 10 & 11

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

You must be 16 by first rehearsal (August 12, 2018)

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

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  Character Sides Here,  sides will also be available at the auditions.

 

Dance:  

You will learn a short Fosse-style dance audition. This will be taught starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5pm and Monday starting at 6pm). Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in.

*Those auditioning for Theo are not required to do a dance audition

 

Music:

Characterization is important for everyone on stage in this show...show us through your song!

Please prepare 1 minute of music (32 bars) of a song in the style of the character you are auditioning for. If you're going for an ensemble role, choose a song that best shows the range of your voice. 


Please bring music in a 3 ring binder, not stapled together or loose pages. Also please avoid using karaoke tracks, an accompanist will be provided. 

Please do not sing a song from Pippin. 

 

Audition form:

Audition form .doc

Audition form .pdf

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to PippinNH@actorsingers.org 

 

Character Descriptions

LEADING PLAYER- The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

  • Gender: Either
  • Age: Flexible
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: Db3
  • Tenor/Alto Belter

 

PIPPIN- Our story's young and confused protagonist. The young son of fabled Emperor Charlemagne and heir to the throne, Pippin is bright, educated and restless.  He is longing to find his purpose in life/something completely fulfilling.  Naive, innocent, and discontent.  Eventually finds love, and meaning in life.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 to 25
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Tenor

 

CHARLES/CHARLEMAGNE- Pippin’s demanding and less-than-attentive father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.  He indulges his wife Fastrada’s extravagance, but isn’t too fond of their son, Lewis.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 50 to 60
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Baritone/Bass

 

BERTHE- Pippin’s saucy grandmother (and Charlemagne’s mother). She is still attractive and enjoys the simple pleasures of the body and the senses.  A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. When Pippin seeks her advice, she tries to help Pippin and encourages him to enjoy his youth and live his life to the fullest.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 67 to 67
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: E3
  • Mezzo Belter

 

FASTRADA- Pippin’s conniving stepmother (wife of Charlemagne, mother of Lewis). A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. Very good dancer.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Alto Belter

 

CATHERINE- A widow and mother with a young son and a large estate. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point, takes him in, and eventually falls in love with him.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 25 to 30
  • Vocal range top: Db5
  • Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Mezzo

 

LEWIS- Pippin's not-too-bright half-brother, and, after Pippin, heir to the throne, Lewis is doted upon by his mother, Fastrada, as she attempts to promote his chances of becoming principal heir. Not at all like Pippin, Lewis loves weight lifting, wrestling, showing off, and, most of all, Lewis.

  • Age:  20 to 25
  • Spoken, May sing with players

 

THEO- A small loveable boy, he is Catherine's son and becomes Pippin's friend.

  • Gender:  Male
  • Age:  8-12
  • Tenor
  • Appears in Act II only
  • Sings Prayer For A Duck with Pippin and Catherine
  • Closes the show with a solo, singing Corner Of The Sky (Reprise)

 

A BAND OF PLAYERS- Ensemble/Dancers/Gymnasts/Acrobats. Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players

  • Gender: Male & female
  • Age: 16+
  • Vocal: Must sing well
  • Dance:  Should be strong in Fosse, jazz, and musical theatre styles of dance
  • Gymnastics experience a plus

 

*    All age ranges for characters above are for reference. Must “look” the appropriate age for the character you are auditioning for.

** Please be advised that some costumes may be more “adult” than others.

 

Pippin Synopsis

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Pippin show page

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, July 2, 2018 10:47:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Actorsingers 2018 Annual Meeting 

Nominations for the Slate of Officers of the Board of Directors 2018/2019 *

 

* There will be a vote taken for all Officers and for 3 new 2 year term directors and 1 replacement director for final year of 2 year term

Actorsingers' Annual Meeting
 
Mon, June 11th, 2018
7:00pm
Social Hour starts at 6:30pm
BYOB
Light refreshments will be provided by the outgoing Board of Directors 
 
Actorsingers Hall
219 Lake St
Nashua, NH
 
Projected Slate for 2018-19
Board of Directors:
 
* President - Lindsay Vago
* Vice President - Jed Holland
* Recording Secretary - Carol Gorelick
* Corresponding Secretary - Jo-Ann Zall
* Treasurer - Mike Colena
* New Director 2 year term  - Evelynn Decker
* New Director 2 year term - Donna O'Bryant
* New Director 2 year term  - Angelica Rosenthal
*Completing 2nd year of a 2 year director - Pam Thornhill
 
Continuing Directors in their second year:
Patrice Doherty
Val Levesque
   

Glen Grimard  (ex officio)

Thank you to the Nominating Committee co-chaired by Cheryl Stocks and Diana Hill. To those who have finished serving on the Board: Sarah Desaulniers (ex-officio),  Glen Grimard (President, continuing on as ex-officio), Cheryl Stocks (Treasurer), Diana Hill (Corresponding Secretary), Pam Thornhill (Recording Secretary, on slate as replacement director), Leo Choquette (Director), Phil Laks (Director), Pam Bruckman (Director), the Actorsingers thank you for your time, dedication and patience.

Voting will take place at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 11, 2018 - 219 Lake St., Nashua

Social 6:30 PM Meeting starts at 7 PM

Nominations to The Board can also be made from the floor for any position with the following stipulations: 1. Anyone who is nominated from the floor and not present at the Annual Meeting must submit a letter stating their willingness to accept a nomination. 2. Anyone nominated for President must have served on The Board within the past 10 years. 3. All who nominate and accept must be voting members: 2 consecutive years of paying dues and actively involved in one Actorsingers sanctioned function per year.

The Next Regular Board Meeting will be  Tuesday, July 3 at The Actorsingers Hall. 

The Actorsingers hold two business meetings a year, one in January and one in June. We encourage all members to attend these important meetings. This is your chance to be heard and express opinions on matters of relevance to the organization. We need to have as many members as possible attend in order to establish a quorum (25% of the active membership). This is so we can vote on issues brought to the floor as well as the Slate of Officers who will serve on the Board of Directors for 2018/2019. Our theatre group would not exist if not for the dedicated volunteers who give of their time and energy. Please become one of them and plan on attending the meeting…and, of course, socializing! It is also at the Annual meeting that Awards, including Scholarships and Life Membership for distinguished service to the organization, are presented. Come show your support on Monday, June 11! See you there.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 11, 2018 10:13:00 AM Categories: Meetings

Reefer Madness Cast List - 2018  

REEFER MADNESS

      Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney

 Music by Dan Studney

 Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Originally directed by ANDY FICKMAN and produced by STEPHANIE STEELE for DEAD OLD MAN PRODUCTIONS

                  Orchestrations by David Manning & Nathan Wang

 

Cast List

Congratulations!

 

Jimmy Harper - Jacob Duby

Lecturer - Joey T

Mary Lane - Mackenzie Goodwin

Jack Stone - Matt Zielonko

Mae - Jessica Vaughn

Ralph Wiley - Joshua Fredette

Sally - Alicia Vigeant

Placard Girl - Christie Conticchio

Jesus, Mr. Poppy - Mike Colena

Brownie Girl - Kaitlin Smith

Ensemble - Malcolm Brea, Logan Higgins, Carolyn Scalia, Kaitlin Smith, Christie Conticchio, Patrice Doherty, Samuel Campanella

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 4, 2018 11:04:00 PM Categories: Cast List Fringe Project

Damn Yankees Cast List -2018  

 
Congratulations !

 

Damn Yankees Cast
 
Joe Boyd/Hardy -- Sam Cohen
Lola -- Katie Manchester
Mr. Applegate -- Joel King
Meg Boyd -- Mackenzie Goodwin
Gloria Thorpe -- 
Benny Van Buren -- David Benard
 
Baseball Trio:
Rocky -- Shane Gillis
Smokey -- Samuel Campanella
Vernon -- Brian Nguyen
 
Doris -- Gabriella Navarrete
Sister -- Hailey Sullivan
Welch, the owner of the team -- Maddie Burke
News Reporter Lynch -- Lela Spira-Savette
The commissioner -- Alyssa Saunders
Sohovick -- Ella Conant
Linville --  Elizabeth Finlayson
Henry -- Aleah Rostana
Bryant -- Theresa Carbonneau
Lowe -- Caitlyn Evans 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:59:00 PM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Cast List

Call Back list - Damn Yankees - 2018  

 
 
Callback list for  Damn Yankees
April 22, 2018 
 
All called back will be sent a private email with specific information about their callback. 
 
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 are not called back it does not mean you are not cast, the cast list will be posted by Monday morning April 23.

 

Alleah Rostana
David Benard
Gabriella Navarreti
Joel King
Katie Manchester
Lela Spira-Savett
Mackenzie Goodwin
Mackenzie Ozaroff
Madeline Burke
Sam Campanella
Sam Cohen
Shane Gillis

 

Sides and Music for callbacks is here

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:08:00 PM
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