January 11, 2007


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Curtaion calls
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Blank slate: Is there a Bard play that you are itching to direct? The Nashua Theatre Guild is seeking proposals for its annual summer Shakespeare in the Park performance, to kick off NTG’s 2007-2008 season. Submit Shakespeare or related production ideas, along with references and a résumé, to mikewoodnashua@yahoo.com by Jan. 15. Check nashuatheatreguild.org to see which Shakespeare titles they’ve already performed and download their “Director’s Proposal Form.” This show has a small stipend.

• Set to music: A woman fleeing her past helps revive a small town where she takes a job at The Spitfire Grill. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth, is producing this bluegrass-inspired musical Jan. 19 through Feb. 18. Ticket costs range from $27 to $37. Call 433-4472 to reserve.

• Like rabbits: It seems like every theater company around has produced or will soon produce High School Musical, the live version of the new Disney Channel movie hit. Here are a few more: Palace Teen Productions will feature students from Manchester’s Central High School and Nashua High North. Central students take the Palace Theatre stage in Manchester Jan. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. Nashua High North students perform at the Palace on Jan. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for patrons under 18, and $15 for adults. Call 668-5588 to reserve.

• Pre-high school: A classic kids’ story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, will be brought to life at the Acting Loft, 516 Pine St., Manchester, 666-5999, Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 and 4 p.m. Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. At breakfast, Alexander’s cereal box yields only cereal while his brother finds fun prizes. At school, his day gets worse, followed by a trip to the dentist. The solution is moving to Australia, Alexander believes.

• All dance: The Concord City Auditorium’s 16th annual “Rhythm of the Night” show Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. will bring together almost 200 top dancers from nine Concord area dance companies. Joan Kelly of Dancesteps, Etc. in Epsom and Pamela “PJ” White of Capital City Dance Center in Concord direct tap, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, modern and pom-pom acts. Tickets cost $5 and are available at participating schools, including Concord Dance Academy, Creative Dance Workshop of Bow, Gen’s Dance Studio, Petit Papillon Ballet Theater, Rockin’ Robin’s School of Dance, Turning Pointe Center of Dance of Pembroke and You Should Be Dancin’ of Weare.

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12/21/2006 Curtain Calls
12/14/2006 Players remember Peter Bridges
12/07/2006 Young talent
11/30/2006 Lighthearted farce for the holidays
11/23/2006 Curtain Calls
11/16/2006 Good theater
11/9/2006 Preview roundup
11/2/2006 Access to the ancients
10/26/2006 Aida on a Nashua stage
10/19/2006 Children of a Lesser God brilliantly played
10/12/2006 A true love triangle
10/05/2006 Curtain Calls
09/28/2006 Bringing people back to life
09/21/2006 Getting judged
09/14/2006 Long strange journey
09/07/2006 Curtain Calls
08/31/2006 Curtain Calls
08/24/2006 Putting kids in charge
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 (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

Under the Caribbean with the little mermaid

Wake up to ‘night Mother