September 7, 2006

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Curtain Calls
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Buy stuff: The Actorsingers of Nashua, a 53-year-old community musical theater group, is selling subscriptions to its 2006-2007 season, which, since it is a community company, consists of two shows. Evita, about Argentina’s famed leader Eva Peron, runs the first two weekends in November, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma runs in May. The season price is $24, visit actorsingers.org.

• Curtains up: The theater season is kicking off with three productions next week. The Palace Professional Production Smokey Joe’s Café features almost 40 of Leiber and Stoller’s rock songs in a musical review at the Palace Theatre in Manchester from Sept. 15 through Sept. 23. Tickets are $20 to $40; call 668-5588.

Jake’s Women is one of Neil Simon’s more recent works, and is considered one of his most introspective works as well as one of his more autobiographical, according to the Nashua Theatre Guild. Jakels marriage is deteriorating and the women of his life appear in visualizations, over which he subsequently loses control. See the show at Court Street Theater in Nashua Sept. 14 through Sept. 17 with tickets at $10 to $12 from nashuatheatreguild.org, 320-2532 or at the door.

On Behalf of Martian Women Everywhere stars local actor Tammy Krakie in a one-woman satire at Annicharico Theater, 1 Thompson St., Concord, Sept. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. with free admission. It’s sponsored by the Walker Foundation and does have some adult language and thematic content.

• Merrimack’s young thespians: Performers age 3 to 18 who want to participate in My Act of Merrimack’s youth theater festival should sign up Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Function Hall at Wasserman Park, Naticook Road, Merrimack. Actors and crew will stage one-act plays Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Wasserman Park Theatre by the Lake. Call 429-3950 or check myact.org. You can see the group’s work this weekend as My Act stages Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at Wasserman Park. Tickets are $10 to $20 and table seating is available.

• Get on stage: Auditions for the Nashua Theatre Guild’s production of Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley are Sunday, Sept. 10, at 14 Court St. Theater, Nashua, from 7 to 10 p.m. William C. McGregor directs; the cast requires two men and three women, ages 25 through 40. Auditions will involve reading from the script and a brief interview.


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08/17/2006 Curtain Calls
08/10/2006 All theater, all summer
08/03/2006 A Jesus musical, reworked
07/27/2006 A match made in Maine
07/20/2006 Variations on a theme
07/13/2006 I Hate Hamlet
07/06/2006 Serious theater
06/29/2006 L.A. in Peterborough
06/22/2006 Da Vinci to Rube Goldberg
06/15/2006 Peter Bridges remembered
06/08/2006 From Hairspray to monkeys
06/01/2006 Special Theatrics
05/25/2006 Live Brit-com
05/18/2006 Evil stepsisters earn the yuks
05/11/2006 A message to mom
05/04/2006 Meet the cast
04/27/2006 'I hope i get it'
04/20/2006 Find yourself in Yonkers
04/13/2006 Nashua rocks The Wiz
04/06/2006 Nashua rocks The Wiz
03/30/2006 Cabaret is Mnchester bound
03/23/2006 A 42nd Street detour
03/16/2006 Actor-director wants your ideas
02/23/2006 Yellow Taxi's Theater Festival opens March 1
02/16/2006 Herding CATS
02/09/2006 An actors' studio
02/02/2006 A thing about love
01/26/2006 Spring theater season warming up
01/19/2006 Gearing up for the big night
01/12/2006 This Phantom is not a menace
01/05/2006 Jim Kelly, sci-fi writer and alternate historian
10th anniversary at Capitol Center
10 Ways To Survive The Audition
A Chorus Line
A Figaro Worth Cheering
A 'Living Newspaper' on stage
A tale of two wives
A Tribute To Music
Actorsingers Deliver On Superstar
Beauty and the Beast
Bedford Off-Broadway Gets Spooky
Being The Beatles, 1964 The Tribute
Bringing NYC to Wilton
Creating the venue from antiques
Crimes Of The Heart
Curtain to rise on Dana Center
Dana Center Takes Center Stage
Ensemble elevates Palace’s Godspell
From stage to the silver screen
Great play, too bad it’s over
Greater Tuna
Humble Boy
It’s cabaret, hear it sing, joke, tease
It's Child's Play
Jesus Christ Superstar
Kids Tackle Edgar Allan Poe
Local boy hits the big time, doesn’t lose his head
Lowell theater opens with a winner of a satire
Madco welcomes Boston actor-director
Meet John Sefel, Director
Meet Suzanne Delle, Yellow Taxi’s driver
Music Man to run three weekends
New Thalian Players
Palace announces 2005-06 season
Peterborough Players’ Solidarity is solid gold
Plaid
Plaid (II)
Playing with man’s best friend
Proud of the Peacock
Racy, crazy blast at the Palace
Reviving His Passion
Robert Dionne, The man behind the Majestic
Rosemary Dann
Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know
Short-Attention Span Theater
Side Show
Sideshow slips sideways
Spending The Summer On Stage
Stages of learning
Steel Magnolias
Suessical: The Musical
Theater Of The Imagination
Theater Kids Without A School
Theater in the park draws big
The Drawer Boy
The Festival
The Five best shows of 2005
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
The Russian/American Kids Circus
The Senator Wore Pantyhose
The Tony Awards, they're grrrrreat
The Warmth Of The Cold
Three nights, three shows at the Palace
Tosca

Under the Caribbean with the little mermaid

Wake up to ‘night Mother