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Seeking Directors - Spamalot for Spring 2016 

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

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.

American Idiot - Cast List  

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

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

 

 

 

Stockholm Syndrome Cast List announced 

Actorsingers 2015 NH Community Theatre One-Act Festival entry
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:06:00 PM Categories: Cast List NHCTA

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!

Nominations 2015/2016 Board of Directors  

Vote at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015*
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:51:00 PM Categories: Meetings

 

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.

In The Spotlight – Glen Grimard (2015) 

Moose in Crazy For You
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:57:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

Glen Grimard is in our Spotlight today.  He will be appearing as Moose one of the Cowboy Trio in our production of CRAZY FOR YOU. In his words.....

I auditioned for this show because I am a long-time friend of the first time director and I wanted to do my part to ensure her success.  I went to see a high school production of the show in 2012, when my nephew appeared as a "cowboy" and I was re-introduced to the songs and the book of the show.   The book of this musical is smartly written comedic dialogue.  The classic tuneful songs that are dropped in amongst the scenes are just an added bonus.   I was in the cast of the original Actorsingers production back in 1996.  I wanted to be in the current production because I have improved my stagecraft skills since then and I wanted the opportunity to make my part of this musical better than it was in 1996.  

I’m proud to boast that in May of this year, I mark my 20th anniversary of becoming a member of Actorsingers.  My involvement with the group actually started with the auditions for “Into the Woods” in September 1994.  I wanted to be in that production so badly, but I must have really stunk because I remember the audition form offered the “auditionee” the opportunity of being a tree in the production.  I checked off every box on that audition form, but I didn’t get cast.  I wasn’t even good enough to be a tree!  [I’m glad Barbara Walters is not supplying the questions for this interview – I wouldn’t know what to say if she asked “What kind of tree are you?”]   But I was cast in the very next show that I auditioned for – “They’re Playing Our Song” – and even though I was forced to leave that production due to a physical injury, I’ve been fully invested in the organization ever since.

I have performed with other groups in the area such as Music & Drama, New Thalian Players, Nashua Theatre Guild, Majestic Theatre Trust, Stage One, Colonial Chorus, Burlington Players and StageCoach Productions but I’ve always identified mostly as being a member of Actorsingers.

I was relieved when I found out I was cast.  It’s always a tough interval of time to live through when you’re waiting for the cast list to be revealed.  And then when I saw the name of the character I would be playing, I laughed and suddenly became impatient to get started rehearsing!

I play Moose and this is the same character I played in 1996.  When I found out that I would be playing Moose again, I pulled out a photograph I have, which was taken while I was in costume and on stage in the 1996 production.  I began thinking about the way my acting has matured since 1996 and how that would make Moose in 2015 different.  It’s actually easier bringing the role to life at age 47 than at age 28, because of all that I’ve learned and practiced in the realm of acting since then.  Looking at the picture from 1996, I knew I wanted the character to wear a similar costume and I started growing my facial hair to match.  I watched Actorsingers’ archival footage from the 1996 production and I noted the pitch of the voice I used and that helped me step back into the role.  Moose in 2015 is a lot different from the man he was in 1996 and I’m lucky that I get to show those changes in this production.

My earliest theater memory is performing in a talent show at a campground in Sebago, ME.  I was 11 and I got up on stage and sang “Babe” by Styx, unaccompanied.  I remember singing the song to the musical accompaniment playing in my head – but there’s like a 15 second instrumental part in the middle of the song and when I stopped singing, the audience started clapping.  But it wasn’t the end of the song.  Why didn’t they know that I wasn’t done singing? [I can laugh about it now – but it was so disappointing then.]

I work in a call center in Tewksbury, MA and I’m responsible for providing professional responses to incoming customer email inquiries.  When I’m not working or working on a show, I like being audience to theater performances.  I like to camp and hike.  I like watching TV and writing letters for snail mail correspondence with friends. And I like playing games with friends.

I get a lot from theater. 

Friendship. 

Acceptance.

Fellowship.

Approval. 

Creativity

Challenge

Commitment

Confidence

And no one gives {{{hugs}}} better than show people!  

Into The Woods Direction Team Announced  

Show Dates Nov 6 - 8 2015
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:53:00 AM Categories: Main Stage

Actorsingers is happy to announce the Direction team of our Fall Production of Into The Woods!

 

 

Director –  Dan R Pelletier
Music Director – Amanda Morgan
Choreographer –Danielle DiPasquale

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned to Actorsingers website for audition information later this summer. Show Dates Nov 6 - 8 2015

 

 

American Idiot 

Audition Info
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:21:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project
AUDITIONS FOR AMERICAN IDIOT!
 
Dates:  Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th (7-10 PM) (doors open 1 hour early to learn audition dance)

Callbacks: Saturday June 6th @ 6 PM

Place: Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua, NH
 
Requirements for Auditions:
 
Age:  Must be at least 20 years old and/or look to be under 40 years old.
Character age ranges are generally 20-30 years old (see descriptions below).
 
Dance requirement:  This is a very high energy show. A dance audition will be required. Arrive 1 hour prior to the start of auditions to learn a short dance combination. It will also be taught throughout the evening. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move easily in.
 
Vocal requirement:  Be ready to present a song in the style of the show (not from the show) that best represents your style and range - approximately 32 bars. Bring either sheet music (accompanist provided) or backing tracks on a CD to sing with (no vocals).
 
Drama requirement:  Since this is a completely sung thru musical. You will be required to act your audition song. This means that you need to put some genuine feelings into the song you are presenting. Think about the words and meaning....show your ability to "sell the song".
 
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7-10pm
 
Show dates: Friday August 28, Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30
Just added Thursday Sept 3, Friday Sept 4 and Saturday Sept 5
 
Character Descriptions
 
**Being able to play guitar (or learn) is a requirement for these characters.

**JOHNNY The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: B2 - B4

**TUNNY Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: D3 - B4

**WILL Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: C#3 - A4

ST. JIMMY Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername. Male, 30-40 yrs old. Range: C3 - F#5 

WHATSERNAME A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: F#3 - D#5

HEATHER A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: A3 - E5

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: Bb3 - E5  

ENSEMBLE:

THE MEN (THEO, DECLAN, CHASE, BRIAN, BEN, ANDREW, MIGUEL, GERARD and JOSHUA)

THE WOMEN (ALYSHA, LIBBY, LESLIE, REBECCA, MARY, CHRISTINA, CHELSEA, ASHLEY)

Visit the show page 

 

American Idiot - Information Night  

May 27, 2015 7 PM
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, April 20, 2015 3:06:00 PM Categories: Fringe Project

Join the Production Team of AMERICAN IDIOT for a night of information and Green Day fun on Wednesday, May 27th at 7pm at Actorsingers Hall. 

 

We'll be discussing the show and audition expectations, listening to some music and showing the documentary "Broadway Idiot". We'll supply the popcorn, you supply the enthusiasm and beverages! It should be a great time so please consider joining us whether you want to audition or just help on the production....we'd love to see you! 

In The Spotlight - Joel Iwaskiewicz 

Bobby Child in Crazy For You
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:51:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

 

My name is Joel Iwaskiewicz, and I play Bobby Child (who sometimes plays Bela Zangler) in Crazy for You.

I was born and raised in Nashua, NH, which is where my wife, Laura, and I now live.

I didn't know Crazy for You very well, but I could sing almost every Gershwin song in the show.  My wife's encouragement (she's done the show before and LOVES it) was also a driving factor.

I've previously performed in Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, and The Music Man with Actorsingers.  I've also appeared onstage with Peacock Players, StageCoach Productions, and other area groups.

I was thrilled to take on such a challenging role... and terrified to take on such a challenging role.Bobby Child is a performer at heart who is trapped in the lifeless world of banking and wealth management.  He has dreams of breaking free and finally letting his spirit out onstage.  I love Bobby's earnestness and his adoration for performers.  I can relate to the exuberance he experiences onstage and the admiration he has for people who create art on the stage.  I can also identify with Bobby's instant infatuation with the character Polly since she's played by a fellow actor I really admire. Bobby is a laundry list of challenges for me.  He tap dances.  He impersonates a Hungarian accent.  He constantly changes costumes (and facial hair).  Fortunately, tackling each of those challenges is endlessly invigorating.

I used to burn Broadway soundtracks from the library onto audio cassettes, and then I'd call my friends and blast the first chords of the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack over the phone.  I thought that was the funniest thing.

My job as a high school English teacher is full of surprises and leaves me feeling fulfilled every day.  I also enjoy cooking, writing, and watching Saturday Night Live.

There's this electric connection between actors and their audience that I've only ever experienced onstage.  It's like being plugged into multiple worlds at once.  My imagination is never more lively or engaged than when I'm acting in or watching a live show.  

In The Spotlight - Heather Armhold 

Follies Girls Entourage member in Crazy For You
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, April 6, 2015 12:09:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

HEATHER ARMHOLD is in our Spotlight today.  She will be appearing as part of the Follies Girls Entourage in our production of CRAZY FOR YOU. In her words.....

I performed in Crazy for You in High School and it was always my favorite show.  I performed in Young Frankenstein last fall with the Actorsingers. I love Actorsingers and couldn't wait to work with the group Again. “I was so psyched! I definitely jumped up and down when I found I was cast in the show.

I have also performed with StageCoach Productions and The Majestic Theatre.

Since the Entourage is not in the script, I got to invent my own character.  I am the Costumer Designer/Wardrobe for the Follies Girls who always wanted to be a Follies Girl but wasn't quite talented enough at dance.  I connect with this because while I love to dance, it takes me a while to catch on.

I think the toughest part of bringing this role to life is to think about how I would react to other characters.  Since the Entourage isn't in the script it's fun to figure it out as I go!

My earliest theatre memory - I was in my preschool's production of Nanny Goats at the age of 4!

I am originally from NJ, but currently reside in Hollis, NH.  I am a work at home mom.  I am an Independent Consultant with Jamberry Nails and with Thirty-One Gifts and Bags. I love to travel, spend time with my two kids (Carter 2.5 and Gabi almost 1), try new foods, and do fun crafts.

There is a huge release in getting to "be" someone else for a little while.  Also, I love my kids more than anything, but it's nice to have some adult time with friends!

 

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