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In The Spotlight - Sheree Owens (2015) 

Heather in American Idiot

Sheree Owens is beyond excited to be playing Heather in the NH premiere of American Idiot.  She started performing in the Student Actor's Program at Beaver Meadow Elementary School in Concord at the age of 10 and never stopped.  She got her AA in Musical Theater from Dean College in Franklin, MA and has completed two national tours professionally with educational theater companies.  She lives in Pembroke and got involved in Nashua Theater playing Marta in Stagecoach's production of Company in 2013.  She was cast as Eponine in Actorsingers' Les Miserables later that year and won the NH Theater Award for best supporting actress.  Although she lives in Pembroke, it's worth the drive to be a part of Nashua Theater and she has done several shows with both companies since then. 

Sheree and a few fellow cast members fondly remember rocking out to the American Idiot soundtrack in the Metzger's basement and talking about how awesome it would be to do the show.  So when she found out that Donna actually got the rights, the choice to audition was a no-brainer.  The whole cast and production team has been passionate about this project from day one and the show is going to be amazing, from both a performance and technical standpoint.  

In the show, Heather finds out she's gotten pregnant just as her boyfriend is planning to leave town and pursue his dreams with his friends.  She keeps the baby and both she and her boyfriend deal with the unexpected changes in their lives as best they can.  Sheree can definitely identify with Heather; she and her husband Elliot welcomed their first child, Sam, into the world at the end of April.  Although that family expansion was planned, it was still a huge adjustment and it's easy to imagine what it would have been like had it happened before they were ready.  

Outside of the theater, Sheree works as a manager at an animal hospital.  After American Idiot closes, she plans on taking a break from theater for a bit to focus on spending time with her family.  

 

 Show Dates Aug 28, 29, 30 and Sept 3, 4, 5 Tickets available here

Photography by: Stephanie Pappas Photography

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:18:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight

In The Spotlight - Elliot Owens (2015) 

St. Jimmy in American Idiot

My name's Elliot Owens, and I am very happy to be playing St. Jimmy in American Idiot! I'm originally from Dartmouth, MA, spent some time in the Long Island area, and now live in Pembroke NH with my wife, Sheree, and my son, Sam. I auditioned for this show because I was thrilled to see something like this being brought to the New Hampshire community stage. It's a very exciting and engaging production, and I didn't want to miss this one! I've only been back into theater for a couple of years after some time off, but I performed in Young Frankenstein for Actorsingers, Jesus Christ Superstar with Stagecoach and I Love You Because with Manchester Community Theater Players.

I was very happy and excited to be cast, not only for myself, but also to work with the rest of this very talented cast and crew. St. Jimmy is a unique role, and not to give too much away, but it's challenging to embody St. Jimmy. I liken him to an emotionally abusive partner, who leads Johnny to do things that are not in Johnny's best interest. I think the most challenging thing is how you embody something as manic and manipulative as St. Jimmy without seeming over the top. His desires, however selfish, are real, and in some twisted way I believe he loves Johnny very much.

My earliest theater memory is when I was in 5th grade, in an elementary play about America. I'm pretty sure the plot revolved around a group of kids going back in time to meet the founding fathers, but I do know for certain I was ROCKING a matching American flag shirt and shorts combo (I have the photographic evidence). I really started getting into theater in middle school, even though we didn't even have a theater program, so it was skits my friends and I would write.

When I'm not in the theater, I'm a Special Education teacher and I help direct the Glee Club at my school. I also enjoy listening to music with Sam - so far, we've covered Motown, 80s pop and 70s soul, but he still seems to like the songs I make up for him on the spot the best. I am lucky to have a wonderful family and colleagues, but I love the sense of community that theater provides. The fact that a group of people, however big or small, come together to create something out of nothing is a great experience, one I would recommend to anyone.

 

Show Dates Aug 28, 29, 30 and Sept 3, 4, 5 Tickets available here

Photography by: Stephanie Pappas Photography

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:34:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight

In The Spotlight - Logan Higgins (2015) 

Featured Ensemble in American Idiot

Logan Higgins from Litchfield New Hampshire appears in the featured ensemble in Green Day’s American Idiot.  He describes his character as a sort of glam/androgynist punk kid that escaped the ignorant minds of Suburbia with Johnny, Tunny, and the rest of the cast to find his own crowd of people that think and act the same as him. “My character is an extension of me; he is just everything that I wish I could tap into when I’m not on stage.”  What was the most challenging part of bringing his role to life?  “The anger. The angst. It has been such a challenge for me to bring out that anger to make this character truly believable. It’s also been hard trying to keep some of my natural traits out of this show.”

Why did Logan audition for this show? “I auditioned for this show for so many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is Green Day, the album American Idiot in particular, was the first piece of music I bought and started to love on my own. I remember walking the isles of Newbury Comics at the age of 10 with 20$ in my pocket when the hand grenade heart caught my eye. It spoke to me and I bought that album for 11.99$ and listened to it on the way home to my dad’s house on my personal CD player. That album started shaping my personal musical stylings into the Hodge podge of genres it is today.” 

Logan has performed with Actorsingers for two years. “It started off when a good friend of mine convinced me to audition for their teen show Urinetown back in 2013. I hadn’t done any theatre for a whole year and I was so nervous that I went flat on the last note of my song. Since then, I have appeared in both of the 2014-15 main stage Actorsingers productions including Young Frankenstein and Crazy for You.

Logan’s earliest theatre memory was being solider #2 in The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree in 5th grade. “I had no lines, but I got to chase someone and there was a line about a fish being in my pocket. The song “Shipshape ‘n’ Bristol Fashion” has haunted my dreams ever since.” 

Why does Logan perform? “I have met some of my best friends through theatre, but I love the chance to be someone different. Growing up, I loved to play pretend because I always thought that I was really boring and I could play these characters to liven my life up for a temporary amount of time. I still feel that way to an extent, but being on stage provides me the same adrenaline as going on a rollercoaster. I’m poor, so going to an amusement park isn’t always the best option! Hahaha”

Logan recently resigned as the manager and cake decorator at Cold Stone Creamery on Amherst Street in Nashua, NH so he can focus on school in the fall. He will be a full-time student at Middlesex Community College working on a theatre concentration. On the rare occasion Logan is not singing, choreographing some random dance, or preparing his acceptance speeches/ celebrity interviews, he likes to play old school video games, watching the game show network, cooking/baking/grilling, and learning about makeup.

 

Show Dates Aug 28, 29, 30 and Sept 3, 4, 5 Tickets available here

Photography by: Stephanie Pappas Photography

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, August 21, 2015 11:29:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight

Callback times - Into the Woods 2015 

 
 

Callback times for tonight:

 

7:00  all women, all men except those specified below
7:45 Ben Levine
8:00 Matt Kaiser
8:40 Bailey Jamieson
9:30 Hunter Ulbin

 

Callback list

Posted by Cheryl Stocks Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:06:00 PM

Callbacks - Into The Woods (2015)  

 

 

Hello Auditioners:
Thank you all once again for coming out to auditions for Into The Woods. We were very pleased with the great turn out. Here is our list of call backs for all the characters. Once again, just because you did not get a call back, this does not mean you are not being considered for a part.

 If you are called back, please be ready to come in from 7-10 on Wednesday. If possible, we will be attempting to set up the call backs to have you only called when needed, so please check back on the website (or your email) for a specific time for specific parts.
 

Please take a look at the scenes/songs for the characters you are called back for. If you wish to print your own copy, that is fine, but we will have copies/scripts at auditions. If you are called back for part that you did not originally sing at your audition, please take a look at those characters' cuts as well. We will be doing some additional singing as well as reading from scenes at callbacks.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.

Call Back times

 
  • NARRATOR/Mysterious Man
    • Anthony Breen
    • Joel Iwaskiewicz
    • Matt Kaiser
  • CINDERELLA
    • Jessica Dee
    • Mia Beradi
    • Katie Weiss
    • Laura Iwaskiewicz
  • JACK
    • Bailey Jamieson
  • JACK'S MOTHER
    • Anne Orio
    • Catherine Dennehy
    • Amy Agostino
  • BAKER
    • Anthony Breen
    • Darik Velez
    • Joel Iwaskiewicz
    • Matt Kaiser
  • BAKER'S WIFE
    • Amy Agostino
    • Jessica Dee
    • Laura Iwaskiewicz
    • Candace Gatzoulis
    • Mandy Blanchard
  • STEPMOTHER
    • Amy Agostino
    • Rosemarie Kelly
    • Anja Ward
  • FLORINDA/LUCINDA
    • Mia Beradi
    • Anja Ward
    • Katie Weiss
  • CINDER-FATHER
    • Anthony Breen
    • Dan Merriman
  • LITTLE RED
    • Brittany Cardoza
    • Mia Berardi
    • Heather Conti-Clark
    • Arianna Earnshaw
  • WITCH
    • Jessica Dee
    • Catherine Dennehy
    • Laura Iwaskiewicz
  • CINDER-MOTHER/Giant/Granny
    • Amy Agostino
    • Anne Orio
    • Catherine Dennehy
  • WOLF
    • Darik Velez
    • Ben Levine
    • Matt Kaiser
  • RAPUNZEL
    • Ashley St. Martin
    • Katie Weiss
  • R-PRINCE
    • Darik Velez
    • Joel Iwaskiewicz
    • Ben Levine
    • Matt Kaiser
  • C-PRINCE
    • Darik Velez
    • Joel Iwaskiewicz
    • Ben Levine
    • Matt Kaiser
  • STEWARD
    • Anthony Breen
    • Issac Mishkit
    • Dan Merriman

Callback scenes:

Jack, Jack's mother (5, 7-8)

Wolf, Little Red (27-28)

Baker, Baker's Wife, Jack, Mysterious Man (33-35)

Baker, Baker's Wife, Witch (60-61)

Stepmother, Baker's Wife, Lucinda, Florinda, Baker (71-72)

Rapunzel, Witch (126)

everybody and the kitchen sink (133-140)

Cinderella's Prince, Baker's Wife (146-148)

Baker, Mysterious Man (167)

Cinderella's Prince, Cinderella, Little Red (172-175)

Baker, Jack (175-177)

 

Callback songs:

Our Little World (Witch/Rapunzel)

It Takes Two (Baker/Baker's Wife)

We're So Happy (Stepsisters/Stepmother)

No More (complete) (Mysterious Man/Baker)

 

Cuts from initial auditions:

Baker

Baker

Baker's Wife

Baker's Wife

Cinderella

Cinderella

Jack

Jack's Mother

Jack's Mother

Little Red Riding Hood

Narrator

Prince

Prince

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Witch

Witch

Wolf

 

Posted by Cheryl Stocks Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:23:00 AM Categories: Auditions

Audition Information - Into The Woods (2015) 

Audition Requirements for Into The Woods

 

Audition Dates and Times

August 16 (1-4 PM) doors open 1 hour before

August 17 (7-10 PM) doors open 1 hour before

Callbacks August 19 (7-10 PM)

 

Auditions will be held at

Actorsingers Hall

219 Lake Street Nashua NH

Directions

 

Into The Woods Show dates

November 6-8 2015 @ Keefe Auditorium Nashua NH

 

Rehearsals

Sundays 6-10 , Mondays 7-10 , Wednesdays 7-10

First rehearsal Sunday Aug 23rd

 

Audition Form

Word form

PDF form

 

Audition Requirements

Must be 16 or over to audition.

Each person who auditions must sing two of the below cuts we've provided, the cuts can be from the same character or two different characters. A short audition dance/movement piece will be taught. Sides will be provided for readings.

Cuts

Baker

Baker

Baker's Wife

Baker's Wife

Cinderella

Cinderella

Jack

Jack's Mother

Jack's Mother

Little Red Riding Hood

Narrator

Prince

Prince

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Witch

Witch

Wolf

 

Call Backs

Callbacks August 19 (7-10 PM)

If you are called back for a character that you didn't originally sing for at auditions, you may be asked to sing the provided audition cut for the character you are called back for. 

Call-Back cuts

Our Little World (Witch/Rapunzel)

It Takes Two (Baker/Baker's Wife). 

 

Character Breakdown
 
Narrator - An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Male, 50-65
Range: G2 - E4
 
Cinderella - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: G3 - G5
 
Jack - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Male, 16-25 yrs old
Range: B2 - G4
 
Jack's Mother - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Female, 50-65 yrs old
Range: Bb3 - Gb5
 
The Baker  A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
Male, 35-45 yrs old
Range: Ab2 - G4
 
The Baker's Wife - Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
Female, 35-45 yrs old
Range: F3 - G5
 
Cinderella's Stepmother - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
Range: A3 - F#5
 
Florinda And Lucinda  - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Female, 25-35 yrs old
Range: C4 - Ab5
 
Cinderella’s Father – Distant and uncaring. More looking for ways to move up the social ladder. 
Male, 40-50
 
Little Red Ridinghood  - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Female, 16-20 yrs old
Range: Bb3 - F5
 
The Witch - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Female, 35-55 yrs old
Range: F3 - G5
 
Cinderella's Mother  - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Female, 40-55 yrs old
Range: E4 - F4
 
Mysterious Man -  A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Male, 50-65 yrs old
Range: G2 - Eb4
 
Wolf - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Male, 30-35 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Gb4
 
Granny -  Little Red’s grandmother, vengeful about her altercation with the wolf.
Female, 50-65
Speaking
 
Rapunzel  - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B3 - A5
 
Cinderella's Prince  - Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: B2 - F4
 
Rapunzel's Prince - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: C#3 - E4
 
Steward - Cinderella’s Prince’s right-hand man. Snobbish and decietful. Takes bold action when needed.
Male, any age
 
Giant (Voiceover.) - The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Female, 40-60 yrs old
Speaking Role – 
 
 
Notes: The following roles will most likely be played by the same performers
Narrator/Mysterious Man
Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant
Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince
 
Also, we will be needing two females to play the small parts of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, who we would also like to be our puppetears and female swing/understudies. 

Audition Questions

e-mail Corresponding Secretary

 

Show Synopsis from MTI web site

Into The Woods


Book by  James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim


2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG-13
Licensed Version (2009)

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into The Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

 

Into The Woods
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:55:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Seeking Directors - Spamalot for Spring 2016 

Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is happy to announce the spring show will be Monty Python’s Spamalot, Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John DuPrez and Eric Idle.

The award winning community theater group is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Spring Show 2016 to be staged May 13 – 15, 2016 at Edmund Keefe Auditorium in Nashua.

Interviews will take place in the evening on Thursday, Sept 10th with the first interview slot at 7:00 PM. You may interview individually or as team.

 To set up an interview time please send a letter of interest and a resume to Sarah Desaulniers at secretary@actorsingers.org  by the deadline Thursday, September 3rd.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:46:00 PM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

American Idiot - Cast List  

Congratulations to the Cast!

JOHNNY - Joe Paoni

TUNNY – Steven Gonzalez

WILL – Matt Kaiser

ST. JIMMY – Elliot Owens

WHATSERNAME – Jessica Vaughn

HEATHER – Sheree Owens

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL – Anja Ward

 

ENSEMBLE - THE MEN

CAM – Cam Cassella

CONNOR - Connor Vigeant

JESSE – Jesse Drake

JOEY - Joey T.

LOGAN - Logan Higgins

NAT – Nat Ward

PHIL – Phillip Laks

 

ENSEMBLE - THE WOMEN

KELSEY – Kelsey Rae Marot

LO – Lauren Dillon

DANIELLE – Danielle Lepine

JOANNE – Joanne Wood

CAITLIN – Caitlin Thistle

JULIE – Julie Shea

KELLY – Kelly Purpura

JEN – Jennifer Ryder

LAUREN - Lauren Friedman

STEPH - Stephanie Pappas

ANGELICA - Angelica Rosenthal

LEAH - Leah Schwartz

SARAH - Sarah Wenrich

 

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, June 5, 2015 1:02:00 AM Categories: Cast List Fringe Project

Stockholm Syndrome Cast List announced 

Actorsingers 2015 NH Community Theatre One-Act Festival entry

Cast List

"Janice" - Anja Ward

"Bad Guy" - Mike Wood

 

Production Team

Director - Ashley Sullivan

Assistant Director - Matt Mulligan

Stage Manager - Diana Hill

 

Stockholm Syndrome will be Actorsingers entry at the 2015 NHCTA's the weekend of September 12th at the historic Rochester Opera House.  Stockholm Syndrome is an original One-Act Comedy by our very own Ashley Sullivan!  Stockholm Syndrome is a Comedy about an eccentric woman who becomes a hostage in her own home, and starts to feel sorry for her captor, though the bad guy quickly finds this odd woman much harder to deal with than he anticipated! Actorsingers is thrilled to support Ashley Sullivan and her work. Congratulations cast and crew!

Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:06:00 PM Categories: Cast List NHCTA

Nominations 2015/2016 Board of Directors  

Vote at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015*

 

Nominations for the Slate of Officers of the Board of Directors 2015/2016 *

 

* There will be a vote taken for all Officers and for 3 new 2 year term directors 

 

* Kathy LeClair- President

* Chuck Emmons – Vice President

* Dave Miller – Treasurer

* Sarah Desaulniers - Corresponding Secretary

*Gretchen Gray – Recording Secretary

*Katie Tocci – new 2 year term 

* Craig Brennan – new 2 year term

* Cheryl Stocks – new 2 year term

   Bill Cote – second year of 2 year term

   Carol Gorelick – second year of 2 year term

   Lizzie Krahenbuhl – second year of 2 year term

   

Thank you to the Nominating Committee chaired by Kathy LeClair. To those who have finished serving on the Board: Donna O'Bryant Metzger (ex-officio), Tom Ritrovato (Vice President), Evelynn Decker (Corresponding Secretary), Amy Agostino (Director), Lindsay Vago (Director), Tony Breen (Director) . The Actorsingers thank you for your time, dedication and patience.

Voting will take place at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015 - 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, June 2 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 2015/2016. 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 8! See you there.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:51:00 PM Categories: Meetings
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