April 10, 2008


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Curtain Calls
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• In process: Sit in on a free reading of a new film script called Niki Sweet Talk Moves — a “profoundly personal story” of a cynical investigative reporter who travels to the Arctic to meet requirements of her father’s will and uncovers an environmental scandal while there. The title pulls from Nikisuittuq, Inuktitut for the North Star or “never moves.” The script is the creative thesis screenplay of UNH Manchester adjunct professor Dana Biscotti Myskowski. It earned her an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in January. Faculty, staff and students read the parts Thursday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial St. Call 641-4306 or see www.unhm.unh.edu for other information.

• Speaking of college: The Anselmian Abbey Players finish up a production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. Porter’s musical comedy includes his standards “De-lovely” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” See it Friday, April 11, or Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at Saint Anselm College’s Dana Center, 100 Saint Anselm Drive in Manchester. Ticket costs range from $6 to $13. Rivier Theater Company presents The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis, in which two narrators and a group of actors try to combine all 209 Grimm fairy tales. Tickets cost $5. Shows are Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at the school’s Dion Center, 420 South Main St. in Nashua, 897-8513, jgarcin@rivier.edu.

• Raising those dollars: Alexandra Socha takes a break from Broadway, where the teen is a Spring Awakening cast member, to help raise money for Peacock Players. Socha is an alum of the youth educational theater program. Peacock’s improv troupe, Technical Difficulties, and musical theater vocal troupe, Spotlight, also entertain at the dinner and auction Friday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., at Alpine Grove in Hollis. Tickets cost $37.50; call 889-2330.

Without a Broadway star, but with 56 years of experience producing theater as a fundraiser, the Amherst PTA presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m., as well as Saturday, April 12, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m., at Souhegan High School. Robin LaCroix directs. Jim Emmond musically directs and Aimee Chester choreographs. Buy tickets for $10 at Moulton’s Market, the Homestead Grocery and Deli and the Black Forest in Amherst, or the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford. Call 930-8193 or see www.amherstpta.org/play.

• Return of New Thalian: The Manchester-based community company has been laying low while dealing with their loss of mill space for storage, rehearsal and offices. But they are planning a fourth summer “Theatre in the Park” with two July weekends of The Wizard of Oz scheduled for Veterans Park in Manchester. To try out for the show, prepare 16 bars of a non-Oz musical or standard, and come in clothing you can dance in. Adults and high school actors audition Sunday, April 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday April 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell Road in Manchester. Children from age 8 through eighth grade can try out April 13, between 1 and 3 p.m. They will be asked to sing a few lines of a simple song they know, like “Happy Birthday.” Call 881-5786 or e-mail Patriotdtb@comcast.net for details.

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3/27/2008 These aren't recitals folks
3/20/2008 Albee at MRT
3/13/2008 Murder and rhinos
3/6/2008 Murder and rhinos
2/28/2008 The art of theater criticism
2/21/2008 Breaking the cycle
2/14/2008 Curtain Calls
2/7/2008 NH Theatre awards sixth year
1/31/2008 Elvis fans and ghost stories
1/24/2008 Building an audience
1/17/2008 Curtain Calls
1/10/2008 Fate of Annicchiarico
1/3/2008 A little confidence
12/27/2007 Stage notables in 2007
12/20/2007 If all they want for Christmas is two good seats ...
12/13/2007 Summer stock vs. southern NH
12/06/2007 Curtain Calls
11/29/2007 Curtain Calls
11/22/2007 Broadway composer and actress hit Granite State
11/15/2007 One-man play turns audience into students
11/8/2007 Curtain calls
11/1/2007 First times
10/25/2007 Curtain Calls
10/18/2007 Curtain Calls
10/11/2007 American History
10/04/2007 Active in the community
9/27/2007 Stringing single
9/20/2007 Curtain Calls
9/13/2007 Free range
9/6/2007 Curtain Calls
8/30/2007 Curtain Calls
8/23/2007 Curtain Calls
8/16/2007 Curtain Calls
8/9/2007 Curtain Calls
8/2/2007 That deaf, dumb and blind kid
7/26/2007 Potty humor
7/19/2007 Ease on down the road
7/12/2007 Jekyll vs. Hyde
7/5/2007 If it's free, it's for me
6/28/2007 Transformations
6/21/2007 Curtain calls
6/14/2007 No really, you'll get it
6/7/2007 Curtain calls
5/31/2007 Curtain calls
5/24/2007 Putting the camp in camp
5/17/2007 Curtain Calls
5/10/2007 Curtain Calls
5/3/2007 Curtain Calls
4/26/2007 Still going strong
4/19/2007 Vietnam the the Palace
4/12/2007 Confluence
4/5/2007 First look
3/29/2007 Reluctant star
3/15/2007 In a town far away
3/8/2007 Curtain calls
3/1/2007 Into the future
2/22/2007 But will it play in New Hampshire
2/15/2007 Curtain calls
2/8/2007 Family affair
2/1/2007 Curtain calls
1/25/2007 Curtain calls
1/18/2007 Curtain calls
1/11/2007 Curtain calls
1/4/2007 Fork in the road
12/28/2006 Standout performances of '06
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