By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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.