The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Justice Charlier- In The Spotlight  

Rock of Ages

 Justice Charlier grew up in a sleepy town in upstate New York with her parents and two brothers. A stellar student in high school, she was set to become an accounting major at SUNY Albany when the call of the West Coast became too overwhelming for her and she tossed it all in to follow her real passion: rock music. Much to her parents' dismay, she left home and never looked back.

Upon arriving in L.A., Justice found nearly immediate success as a backup singer. Using the stage name Maxine Diamond, she sang vocals on the Donna Summer hit album "Bad Girls", as well as The Alan Parsons Project's "The Turn of a Friendly Card". (Incidentally, this is where she first encountered Dennis Dupree...but what happens at TAPP stays at TAPP.) On the brink of fame and fortune, Justice's world seemingly came crashing down when the Sleazy Producer screwed her over for the starring role in "Xanadu", casting Olivia Newton John instead. She has since thanked him many times over by providing drinks on the house for life at the Venus.

Penniless, Justice tapped into her childhood interpretive dance training and turned to employment of the evening. She began a long tenure at Sheldon's Shangri-La on Sunset, where she used both her dancing and her financial acumen to mentor the other girls and help Sheldon get out of the red. Once he split the scene, she took over the establishment and changed the name in favor of her favorite Roman goddess - and the Venus Gentlemen's Club was born. She'd like her parents to know she made it in business after all!

Playing the part of Justice is Melissa Runde, who lives in Windham with her husband and three children and is a monthly columnist for the Nashua Telegraph.

Come join Justice at The Venus Club in Rock of Ages Oct 28 - 30 ! Tickets available here !

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, October 21, 2016 12:52:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

Dennis Dupree - In the Spotlight 

Rock of Ages

Serving Up Dreams, on the Rocks

(Reprinted with permission courtesy of Rolling Stoned magazine)

Lying in the dark shadows of West Hollywood’s seedy Sunset Strip lies an unassuming club where stars are born, and dreams go to die. In its long history, The Bourbon Room has hosted an impressive roster of legendary musicians. Janis Joplin, The Doors, Cream, Velvet Underground, and Cream, among countless others have all rocked The Bourbon during their struggling formative years. Making it at The Bourbon meant critical exposure to A&R men from Capitol and Arista Records, whose after-hours booze and drug binges at The Bourbon are the stuff of legend.

Falling on hard times, The Bourbon was shuttered for many years before being purchased and reopened by music almost-was Dennis Dupree. Dupree, 47, is a long time vet of the L.A. music scene, with the battle scars to prove it. Despite a seemingly gifted talent for songwriting and storytelling, Dennis’ own music dreams fell far short. He and his band-mates, Dennis and The Penetrators, although proven to crank out insightful lyrics and soulful licks, only managed to reach #157 on the punk klezmer charts. A revolving door of drummers, perpetually overdosing bassist Mikki Quatro, and continual trips in and out of jail and rehab kept the talented group battling constant setbacks.

Dupree has since channeled his keen insights on reinventing The Bourbon, now a hotbed for L.A.’s burgeoning metal scene. Groups such as The Ramones, Van Halen, The Dead Kennedys, and all-girl rockers The Cunning Runts have all gotten a huge career boost from Dupree’s sage advice, exposure to industry giants, and the support of throngs of Bourbon regulars, themselves the seeming dregs of humanity.

In quiet moments of confidence, it becomes apparent that Dupree may be most proud of his influence and guidance on current supergroup Arsenal. Its wailing heartthrob lead singer Stacee Jaxx first entered The Bourbon in the late 70s. A down-on-his-luck kid on the streets, Dupree took him in as a barback, recognized the abundant unpolished talent in Jaxx, and mentored him to super-stardom. Despite Dupree’s invisible hand in their early song-writing, the whirlwind success of Arsenal and its seemingly endless road tour have put a distance between the relationship.

Dupree quietly rocks on, serving up hard liquor and hard rock nightly at The Bourbon, helping launch dreams into the heavens, and drowning sorrows in a smoky highball glass, while keeping his keen eye trained for the next big thing.

(Dennis Dupree will be brought to life in Nashua by Mike Colena on October 28th-30th, when ActorSingers presents Rock of Ages at Keefe Auditorium)

Come join Dennis at The Bourbon in Rock of Ages Oct 28 - 30 ! Tickets available here !

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:54:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

2016 Rock of Ages Promo Videos 

Rock on!

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 17, 2016 11:11:00 AM Categories: Main Stage Video

Regina Koontz - In The Spotlight  

Rock of Ages!

Regina has fought for many causes. Everything from the Farm Crisis in Iowa to trying to legalize pot right in her home state of California. Regina gives credit for her drive and determination to her parents, they were the first to encourage her love of music as well as her love of social change. 

Her favorite protest songs as a kid were: ‘For What It’s Worth’ (Buffalo Springfield) Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones, and Morning Dew (The Grateful Dead). Though since she went to college as she is a recent graduate from Berkley, her taste in music has shifted to such bands including Twisted Sister, Europe and Pat Benatar.

Regina is incredibly excited to start her new job as city planner in the great state she grew up in. She plans to use all the knowledge she has gained to make change within the system. Fight the man from the inside. She can often be heard telling friends “Power to the Proletariat” Which are words Regina likes to live by. She insists it’s a phrase everyone should live by and loves to explain that the working middle class is who needs to speak out and let their voices be heard. 

Regina reminds us that the fight is never over, though she does not tell us exactly what fight she is referring to. She just insists that everyone must fight for the cause they believe in! Power to the Proletariat! 

Her latest protest can be seen on the stage in Nashua, New Hampshire courtesy of Actorsingers. She will be fighting for her cause October 28th, 29th, and 30th. 

Playing the part of Regina is Angèlica Forcier Rosenthal who, when not on the stage can be found teaching Music and Theatre.

Help Regina and her cause at Rock of Ages Oct 28 - 30 ! Tickets available here !

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 17, 2016 2:00:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

Seeking Proposals - Children's Production - 2017  

Deadline for submissions is Thursday Sept 29th

.Actorsingers is seeking proposals for their next children's production (grades 3-8) that will be staged March 31 - April 2 , 2017 at Janice B. Streeter Theatre, Nashua. 

Proposals and team interviews will be heard in the evening Thursday Oct 6th, with the first interview slot at 7:00 PM. 

To set up an interview time please send the name of the show being proposed and resumes of the Director, Music Director and Choreography team to Diana Hill at secretary@actorsingers.org by the deadline Thursday September 29

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:51:00 PM Categories: Seeking Directors

Seeking Directors - Singin' In The Rain - Spring 2017  

Deadline for submissions is Sept 15 2016

Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is happy to announce the spring 2017 musical will be SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!  

The award winning community theater group is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Spring Show to be staged May 12 – 14, 2017 at Edmund Keefe Auditorium in Nashua.

Interviews will take place in the evening on Thursday, Sept 22nd with the first interview slot at 8:00 PM. You may interview individually or as team.

 To set up an interview time please send a letter of interest and a resume to Diana Hill at secretary@actorsingers.org  by the deadline Thursday, September 15th.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! Screenplay by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN, Songs by NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED.  Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:15:00 PM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Rock-of-Ages-Cast-2016 

Rock on!

Actorsingers 2016 cast of "Rock of Ages"!

 

Drew Boley = Joe Paoni
Sherrie Christian = Ashley Swanson
Lonny Barnett = James Middleton
Dennis Dupree = Mike Colena
Stacee Jaxx = Bob Haas
Justice Charlier = Melissa Runde
Hertz Klineman = William (Billy) Girginis
Franz Klineman = Jesse Drake
Regina Koontz = Angelica Rosenthal

 

Venus Club Dancers = Sarah Wenrich (Destiny), Jenn Ryder (Sapphire), Brittany Cardoza, Patrice Doherty, Emily Trubey


Father Christian = Brandon Ward
Mother Christian = Laura Millar
Mayor = Becca Tarr
Waitress #1 = Alicia Vigeant
Ja'Keith Gill = Paul Gauthier-Zayas
Joey Primo = Matt Kaiser
Constance Sack = Anja Parish
Candi = Logan Higgins
Sleazy Producer = Phil Laks


Ensemble = Alicia Chouinard, Lauren Fohlin, Ally Holmes, Lea Kablik, Meredythe Leonard, Kelsey Rae Marot

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:26:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

2016 Bat Boy: The Musical Promotional Videos 

They're just Batty !!!

Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:59:00 PM Categories: Fringe Project Video

Rock of Ages Auditions - 2016  

CAST LIST POSTED

Thank You to everyone who came and auditioned for "Rock of Ages." There was an amazing amount of talent that showed up over the two days of auditions, and everyone did extremely well. Unfortunately, we were not able to cast everyone who auditioned but I encourage you to continue your pursuit and we welcome you to audition for future Actorsingers shows.

The cast list can be accessed by clicking on the yellow piece of paper posted on the door at http://actorsingers.org/cast-lists.aspx (or you can access this link directly).

Thanks again,

Paul Metzger, Director

 


First rehearsal will be Sunday, August 14th. Rehearsal days & times will be the standard Actorsingers schedule:  Sundays 6-10pm, Mondays 7-10pm, and Wednesdays 7-10pm. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.

Auditions and Rehearsals up until tech week will be at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street Nashua, NH.

 

Production Team is listed here

 

ROCK OF AGES

Show Dates

Friday, Oct 28 @ 8pm
Saturday, Oct 29 @  8pm
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 2pm

Rock of Ages Characters

DREW

An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams. (vocal Range: Bb3-D5)

 

SHERRIE

An in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. (Vocal Range: G3-F5)

 

LONNY

The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-D5)

 

DENNIS DUPREE

Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-G4)

 

STACEE JAXX

A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self-important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. (Vocal Range: C3-Eb5)

 

JUSTICE

Female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed. (Vocal Range: G3-Db5)

 

HERTZ KLINEMANN

An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals. German accent (Vocal Range: F3-G#4)

 

FRANZ KLINEMANN

Hertz's son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Over the course of the show, changes and hilariously stands up to his father. Strong vocals and comedic timing.  German accent (Vocal Range: Db3-E5)

 

REGINA

A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals. - A crunchy granola type hilarious tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect The Strip.  (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)

 

FATHER

 Sherrie’s conservative father, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.

 

MOTHER

 Sherrie’s conservative mother, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. but still remains in contact .Will also appear as a member of the ensemble.  Strong vocals.
 

MAYOR

A strong character actor with good comedic timing, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal Range: D3-84)

 

WAITRESS #1

Featured singer- works with Sherrie-hilariously referred to as “Waitress #1” in show. Strong vocals, will also be member of Ensemble

 

JA'KEITH

A strong character actor with good comedic timing, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal Range: D3-84)

 

JOEY PRIMO

A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong /dance/movement ability,


CONSTANCE

Reporter assigned to interview Stacee Jaxx. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Comedic timing.

 

CANDI

Male cross dressing dancer or female with low voice with strong stage presence



SLEAZY PRODUCER (Male or Female)

Sleazy movie producer who is a customer at the Venus Club. Strong stage presence



VENUS CLUB DANCERS:

The sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Also part of ensemble. Featured dancers are Destiny and Sapphire.

 

ENSEMBLE:  (Male/Female)
Sassy with comedic ability. Should have strong vocals and ability to move well. The Ensemble will play a variety of roles including:
ROCKERS, DANCERS, BOURBON ROOM PATRONS, WAITRESSES, WAITERS, BARTENDERS, CHURCH CHOIR, GROUPIES, BACK UP SINGERS, RIOT POLICE, HOMELESS, PROTESTERS, ROCK VIDEO MTV DANCERS, ETC.

 


 

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 20, 2016 9:30:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Bat Boy Cast List (2016) 

Bat Boy The Musical Cast List

Bat Boy: Ben Levine

Meredith Parker: Laura Millar

Thomas Parker: Stuart Harmon

Shelley Parker: Julie Shea

Sheriff Reynolds: Tim Daughters

Mrs. Taylor/Rev. Billy Hightower/Roy/Institute Man: Glen Grimard

Pan/Bud/Daisy: Andrew Holland

Rick Taylor/Lorraine/Doctor/Mr.Dillion: Billy Girginis

Ron Taylor/Maggie/Clem: Armando Belliard Harmon

Ruthie Taylor/Ned: Jen Ryder

 

Muses:

Becca Tarr

Patrice Doherty

Katie Tocci

Tina Cassidy

Meredythe Leonard

Jillian Turner

Kate Masson

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:27:00 PM Categories: Cast List Fringe Project
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