February 15, 2007


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Curtain calls
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Hollywood tale: Concord Community Players is tackling a jazzy detective musical that involves two storylines, one in color, one in black and white. City of Angels, by M*A*S*H author Larry Gelbart, won six Tony Awards. Set in 1940s Hollywood, an ambitious writer is selling out while his fictional alter ego detective character is trying to clear his name after being framed for murder. City of Angels will be staged Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. Tickets cost $15 or $12 for juniors or seniors. Call 228-2793, visit the box office or see communityplayersofconcord.org.

• Lil’ thespians: Local theater companies have the answer if your question is still “what can the kids do over spring break.” The Acting Loft, 516 Pine St., Manchester, www.actingloft.com, will have a camp teaching music, dance and acting Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition is $175 for the week and financial aid is available to Manchester residents. The Acting Loft will take reservations until Feb. 25 but the Web site recommends not waiting as the camp fills up.

The Concord Community Players will also hold a weeklong theater project Feb. 25 through March 2. The play is Godspell Jr. and it will be performed by the campers at the Annicchiarico Theatre, 1 Thompson St. in Concord, on March 2. The camp costs run from $160 to $175. For more information, call 496-8417.

Yellow Taxi productions will hold a camp for students in grades 6 through 10 during vacation week. “Something’s Rotten: Using Hamlet to Explore Shakespeare” will be taught by Suzanne Delle, Yellow Taxi artistic director, and Lindsay Duso, visiting actress, at the Hunt Building, 6 Main St., Nashua. Tuition costs $125 for the week.

• Big thespians: Adults looking to learn a bit about acting can take a Shakespeare class from Lindsay Duso at Yellow Taxi Productions on Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hunt Building, 6 Main St., Nashua. The class is $20. For more information, contact info@yellowtaxiproductions.org or go to www.yellowtaxiproductions.org.

• Do the roach: The musical Hairspray will play at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St. in Concord, on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $34.50, $44.50 and $54.50. For more information or to purchase a ticket to the John Watermania, call 225-1111 or go to ccanh.com.

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Wake up to ‘night Mother