The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

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  

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 - Danielle Nobles

Placard Girl - Christie Conticchio

Jesus - Mike Colena

Mr. Poppy - Glen Grimard

Brownie Girl - Kaitlin Smith

Ensemble - Malcolm Brea, Logan Higgins, Joel King, Carolyn Scalia, Kaitlin Smith, Christie Conticchio, Patrice Doherty, Sam 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 -- Mackenzie Ozaroff
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

Seeking Directors for Fall Show - 2018  

To be staged Nov 9-11, 2018

 

Actorsingers Seeking Directors for Fall Show 2018

 

 

The Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Fall Show 2018 to be staged Nov 9-11, 2018 at Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH.  We are happy to announce the fall show will be Pippin 2013 Broadway Revival with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by Roger O. Hirson.
 
Interested teams of directors for Pippin should submit a letter of interest and their resumes to Diana at  secretary@actorsingers.org. Please submit as complete a team as possible, but individuals and duos will also be considered.
 
Deadline for submissions is Tues, Apr 10th with interviews tentatively scheduled for the evening of April 12th.
 
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:21:00 AM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Reefer Madness - 2018 - Auditions  

   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

 

Director-  Angèlica Rosenthal  
Music Director - Jesse Drake
Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant
Producers - Evelynn Decker , Daryl O'Bryant

 

 

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

Information Night:

  • Thursday May 24 , 2018 @ 7 PM
  • Bring your own adult beverage (21+)
  • Bring your own soft drink (18+)
  • Optionally bring a snack to share 
  • You must be 18 by first rehearsal (June 10, 2018) to audition 


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday June 3rd - 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday June 4th - 7-9 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )


Callbacks:

  • Callbacks Wed June 6th -  starting at 7 pm
  • CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from Reefer Madness that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

 

Rehearsal days:

Tentative:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday June 10th
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
    • Sunday night 6-10 pm   (June 10 - July 29)  then Sunday afternoon 1- 5 pm (Aug 5 - Aug 19) 
    • Monday and Wednesday Night  7-10 pm  (June 11 - Aug 1) then Tuesday and Thursday Night  7-10 pm (Aug 7 - 23) 
    • Tech week Aug 26 - Sep 2 

 *Note rehearsal schedule change in August due to Mainstage show rehearsal schedule

 

Show Dates:

  • August 31, Sept 1, Sept 2

 

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

Audition Requirements

You must be 18 by first rehearsal (June 10, 2018)

Dance

  • Will learn a short audition dance
  • Dress in clothes you can move in

Music

  • Prepare two songs of contrasting styles
  • Please prepare at least 16 bars of each song
  • Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided
  • If you choose you can bring a music only track to sing with, please have the track pre-cut to the section of the song you will be singing (including a few measures before)
  • Please plan to show acting ability while singing your songs

Reading

  • Readings will be done at call backs
  • Please plan to show acting ability while singing your songs during the regular audition

 

Audition form

.doc   .pdf

 

Character Descriptions 

Jimmy Harper - (Tenor) A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.  
 
Lecturer - (Baritone) A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (May double as other characters such as Irish Priest, FDR, Policeman, Goat-Man)
 
Mary Lane - (Soprano) Jimmy's sweetheart, a naïve, virginal teenage girl.
 
Jack Stone - (Tenor) The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30's gangster movie-type. (Doubles George Washington)
 
Mae - (Alto/Mezzo-Soprano/Belter) An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
 
Ralph Wiley - (Tenor) A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Sally's Baby, Uncle Sam)
 
Sally - (Soprano) A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. (Doubles as Lady Liberty)
 
Placard Girl  - throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we've just seen. (Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer)
 
Jesus - (Tenor) Son of God, trying to bring Jimmy back on the  path of righteousness. 
 
Mr. Poppy- (Baritone) Owner of the five and dime.
 
ENSEMBLE - Mixed gender and ages group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, Worried Parents, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale. Their are many featured roles that will be divided up throughout the ensemble.

 

Show Information

R&H Site

Actorsingers Show Site 

 

Reefer Madness 

REEFER MADNESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:04:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project

Damn Yankees - Auditions - 2018  

Teen Show

Words and Music by
RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS
Book by
GEORGE ABBOTT and DOUGLASS WALLOP
 
 
Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"

 

Director - Matt Zielonko
Music Director - Christie Conticchio
Choreographer - Logan Higgins
Producer - Chris  Szczerba
Stage Manager - Kendyl Trot

 

 

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

Information Night:
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 pm  


Audition Dates:
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, doors open at 6 PM  for Choreographer to teach the audition dance.


Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, door open at 12 noon for Choreographer to teach the audition dance.

 

Callbacks:
Sunday, April 22 at 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from Damn Yankees that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

CALLBACK LIST TO GO UP BY 8PM Saturday April 21 ON THE ACTORSINGERS WEBSITE 

The call back list is here
*The callback list will hopefully be up by 8:00 on Saturday evening, and 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.
 
IMPORTANT: IF YOU CAN NOT BE PRESENT FOR CALLBACKS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd PLEASE SEND A VIDEO OF YOUR CALLBACK MATERIALS TO DY-Video-Auditions@actorsingers.org BY 2PM ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd.

Callback sides 

Applegate-Joe Boyd Scene

Gloria-Van Buren Scene

Lola-Applegate Scene

Lola-Joe Hardy Scene

Meg-Joe Hardy Scene

Van Buren Monologue

 

Callback music

Applegate_Music

Heart_ballplayers_triad_music

Joe_Boyd_Joe_Hardy_music

Lola_music

Van_buren_music

 

CAST LIST WILL BE UP BY MONDAY MORNING - April 23

 

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 4PM ON THE 21st  of April 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 (Video of dance audition is here
  4. Video of song #1 choice below
  5. Video of song #2 choice below
  6. Video of comedic monologue described below
  7. e-mail all 6 above items to DY-Video-Auditions@actorsingers.org 

​​* 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.

Rehearsal days:

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


First Rehearsal Date -
(Read-through and Social)
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
<Required for Joe Boyd, Joe Harty, Applegate, Lola, Vanburen, possibly other characters and then anyone else who can come>

First Full Rehearsal:
Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm

 

Show Dates:

July 13-15, 2018

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

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 13, 2018)

Dance – Logan, the Choreographer 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, you should also consider bringing knee pads if available.

Video audition is here 

Music – Auditioners are expected to prepare 16 bars of two separate songs (a total of 32 bars). We ask that one song be from a musical that debuted before 1990 (Think classics like How to Succeed, Gypsy, Into the Woods, West Side Story, Funny Girl, Carousel, etc.) and the other song be from a show that debuted after 1990 (Think modern shows like Rent, Avenue Q, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, etc.). Damn Yankees is a classic show, so we want to see how your voice sounds in both a traditional and more modern Broadway setting. Please refrain from singing songs from Damn Yankees. 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 sections 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 are expected to prepare around a minute of a comedic monologue of their choosing. If necessary it can be read, but memorized is preferred.

 

Audition form

Word and pdf

 

Character Descriptions 

Role  Character Description Vocal Range Note Range Dance Range
Joe Boyd A middle-aged avid fan of the hapless Washington Senators. He is so invested in the team that he agrees to sell his sole to help the team win a championship. Baritone A2 - G4 Little to no dance 
Joe Hardy The baseball player who Applegate transforms Joe Boyd into. He plays supernaturally good baseball for the Washington Senators to help them attempt to win the pennant. Baritone A2 - G4 Must have strong movement abilities 
Meg Boyd Joe Boyd’s wife. She struggles to understand why her husband has disappeared, while she opens her home to Joe Hardy to keep her company. She is loyal to a fault and a holeless romantic Mezzo-Soprano G3 - G5 Moderate dance
Lola The henchwoman of the devil. She has been comissioned by the devil to execute a “seduction job” on Joe Hardy to distract him from baseball ambitions, leading to the eventual acquisition of his soul by Applegate. Actresses interested in playing Lola should possess excellent comedic timing, and strong singing/dancing abilities. Alto F3 - G5 Must be a strong dancer
Applegate The devil, who has come from hell to earth to strike a deal with Joe Boyd to transform him into a championship baseball player in an exchange for his sole. Actors/actresses interested in pursuing this role must posess dry comedic timing. Baritone A2 - G4 Little to no dance
Benny Van Buren Coach of the Washington Senators. He knows that their is greatness in his team and is constantly trying to boost their morale and help them win a championship. Tenor D3 - A4 Little to no dance 
Gloria Thorpe Member of the press and long time fan of the senators. Despite the team’s short comings, she always gives them the media coverage they deserve. Mezzo-Soprano G5 - B3 Moderate dance

 

Show Information

https://www.mtishows.com/damn-yankees

 

Damn Yankees

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 Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:54:00 AM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Auditions

Sister Act Cast - 2018  

Sister Act Cast

Congratulations !

Deloris Van Cartier - Maria Hendricks

Mother Superior - Martha Holland

Sister Mary Robert - Ashley Swanson

Sister Mary Patrick - Lucy Spencer

Sister Mary Lazarus - Kerry Schneider

Monsignor O’Hara - John Nolan

Curtis - Teddy Hendricks

Eddie – James Middleton

TJ - Phil Laks

Joey - Adam Harding

Pablo - Robbie Hyde

Sister Mary Martin-of Tours – Cheri Birch

Sister Mary Theresa – Catherine Andruskevich

Michelle - Madison Blakeman

Tina - Alicia Chouinard

Ernie - Jacob Duby

Nuns -

Alicia Chouinard

Christie Conticchio

Danielle Nobles

Hailey Gallagher

Kathy LeClair

Lynda Aramento

Madison Blakeman

Pam Thornhill

Sarah Desaulniers

Susan Abis

Theresa Clawson

Tina Cassidy

Victoria Gill

 

Fantasy/Homeless Dancers

Alicia Chouinard

Danielle Nobles

Jacob Duby

Kathy LeClair

Lynda Aramento

Tina Cassidy

 

Bartender – Theresa Clawson

Bar Patrons – Victoria Gill, Sarah Desaulniers

Hooker – Hailey Gallagher

Cop – Pam Thornhill

Waitress – Christie Conticchio

Cab Driver – Susan Abis

Newscaster – Hailey Gallagher

Drag Queen - Logan Higgins

Pope – Gil Chouinard

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:31:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

Sister Act 2018-callbacks 

The following people are asked to attend Sister Act callbacks at 7PM at Actorsingers Hall Wednesday Jan 10, 2018

You will be e-mail individually as to the roles(s) you are being call back for. Below are the Call-Back Music cuts .

If your name does not appear below it does not mean you have not been cast, the full cast list will be posted on the website after callbacks once casting is complete, likely Thursday Jan 11.

Adam Harding
Alicia Chouinard
Ashley Swanson
Catherine Andruskevich
Cheri Birch
Christie Conticchio
Colin Malette
Danielle Nobles
Hailey Gallagher
Jacob Duby
James Middleton
Joann Kaplan
John Nolan
Kathleen McCoy
Kerry Schneider
Lucy Spencer
Madison Blakeman
Martha Holland
Monica Whitlock
Pam Thornhill
Patrice Doherty
Phil Laks
Sarah Desaulniers
Susan Abis
Teddy Hendricks
Theresa Clawson
Tina Cassidy
Victoria Gill

 

Call Back Cuts

Sister Mary Robert

Sister Mary Patrick

Mother Superior 

12 nuns and all other named nuns except (Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Patrick and Mother Superior)  use  Nuns  music 

Tina/Michelle 

Curtis

Eddie

Thugs (TJ, Joey, Pablo)

*Amanda the Music Director will teach the music but you should plan to be familiar with it before you come.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:19:00 AM

SHREK Cast List (2018) 

WELCOME TO THE CAST OF SHREK JR!

4 STORYTELLERS:

Emma Charest, Grace Harris, Ashlee Melanson, Emma Pearl

MAMA OGRE: Sophia Desilets

PAPA OGRE: Peter Headington

LITTLE OGRE: CJ Furze

SHREK: Ben Morton

PINOCCHIO: Serra Sullivan

BIG BAD WOLF: Charlotte Cardone

3 LITTLE PIGS:  Mary Holland, Magen Paris, Briana Turcotte

WICKED WITCH: Theresa Carbonneau

PETER PAN: Fiona Furze

UGLY DUCKLING: Ian Desilets

MAMA BEAR: Autumn Fichera

PAPA BEAR: Peter Headington

BABY BEAR: Grace Kelly

GINGY: Addy Martin

PUSS IN BOOTS: Jackson Chittister

DWARF: Jack Charest

BISHOP: Regina Girouard

FAIRYTALE ENSEMBLE: Annie Charest, Angelyna DeJesus, Charlotte Edwards

DONKEY: Julian Jagentenfl

LORD FARQUAAD: Shane Gillis

DRAGON: Autumn Fichera

YOUNG FIONA: Annie Charest

TEEN FIONA: Mariko Coffey

PRINCESS FIONA: Paloma Harker

OGRE FIONA: Sophia Desilets

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARDS/PIED PIPER: Jillian Norway

RATS: Danica Adams, Cara Berman, Rebecca Carey, Mary Caron, Annabelle

Hintzeman, Lucie Hodgdon, Caroline Kelly, Brianna Sawyer, Molly Sullivan

KNIGHTS: Evie Berube, Cat Busby, Lily Carlson, Shania Goodison, Chris Holland, Ellie

King, Lauren Puoplo, Aubrey Saylor, Lily Schneider

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, December 18, 2017 9:08:00 AM Categories: Cast List
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