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Don’t forget to smile and dance the Shipoopi   Leave a comment

 2 show weekends.  Both shows end their runs today and they were fantastic. 

Friday night  I took my mom to see Smile at the Amato Center for a Mother’s Day present.  I make it a goal to try to introduce myself to a new show and I was happy that I chose this one.  This is set in 1985  at   the Young American Miss Beauty Pageant in Santa Rosa California.     What was great about this show is that it’s not very well known and not really done a lot by other theaters so it was a welcome change of pace for me then seeing a show that is done more frequently such as Grease,Chicago or Annie.   This show was a great mix of  funny and touching moments.  Standout performances were by  Alyssa Lederhos, Max Barnaby,  John Sheridan, Meghan McKnight and Nicole  Sprague. Congrats to cast crew and production team on a wonderful show!! 

Smile ran at the Amato Center May 8th-11th and was directed by Elizabeth Moore, music directed by Brian Moore and choreographed  by  Liz Calabria. 

Last night I saw Music Man at Actorsingers with Sonya and Matt.  I had to refrain from making too many comparisons to the production  I was in  with the Amherst PTA   3 years ago.   Like most  Actorsigers shows this  cast  was comprised of a diverse group of talented people.  Aside from the   Quartet and the Pickalittle Ladies  standouts were  Cayden  Plummer as Winthrop Paroo,  Andrew Holland as Tommy Diljas, Katie Tocci as Zaneeta Shinn.  My favorite musical numbers are Shipoopi. Til There Was You, Goodnight My Someone, Gary Indiana  and  My White  Knight.    The chase scene at the end of the play always seems to strike me as  a very emotional scene because  it is when  the realization comes to light for everyone in the audience that Marain and Harold are in love with each other.   

Great job to everyone in  Music Man on  a wonderful production.

Music Man  ran at Keefe Auditiorium at Elm Street Junior High School in Nashua from May 9th-11th  and was directed by  Kathy Lovering, music directed by  Jed Holland and  choreographed by Martha Daniels Holland. 

 

Still searching for song suggestions for my fall auditions.  I have more time to prepare then  I thought because  all the auditions are in August and September.  I have a feeling some auditions may overlap.  Sound of Music auditions  have not been announced yet but are at the end of August.  Young Frankenstien auditions are August 10th and Kiss Me Kate auditions   are sometime in early September.  Most likely I am going to audition for  ensemble for Kiss Me Kate and Young Frakentstien.   I am an alto but can  sing some  soprano parts. Thanks Friends! 

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I’m BACK!!   Leave a comment

Hello!  I have not posted a note worthy update in quite  a long while,  Lots to talk about.  Quite a few shows to review!

First of all  I wanted to talk about my trip to California.  It was a nice mini vacation filled with sight seeing and of course my sister’s awards presentation.  Her documentary won an award for highlighting people with disabilities and she got a scholarship!!  I couldn’t be prouder of her.  If you have not watched the documentary yet check it out here.  http://vimeo.com/66667353

Lots of ground to cover with reviews too!! Wow  I am so behind again!

March 30th  I went to the see The Producers at The Palace Theatre in  Manchester. It  is by far one of my favorite musicals and so incredibly funny.   Favorite songs include  That Face,   I Want To Be  A Producer and  Keep It Gay.   Notable performances were by Stuart Harmon, Erin Sullivan, Marc Willis and Brendan Malafronte.  Great job to cast and crew on a wonderful  performance!

Before I left for California  I went to the Jazz Night at Souhegan.  I always enjoy going to these concerts  because there is always such  a great variety of music and I am always introduced to something new.  The  concert featured  the  Amherst   Middle School Jazz Band, The Manchester West Jazz Band, The  Alvirne High School Jazz Band, SHS Jazz  Band and META Beat  a Beatles Cover Band.  Favorite songs were  Watermelon Man (AMS),  Attitude  Dance (Manchester West), Sweet Home Chicago  (Alvirne) and Almost Like Being In Love (SHS)   Meta Beat was pretty awesome!    Good  luck to Jason Emmond, Dan O’Dowd and the rest of the seniors on your post high school endeavors. 

Saturday night  I went to the  Souhegan Valley Chorus Concert   A  Night On Broadway.  I am really hoping to join this chorus in the fall.   There was lots of good variety in the songs and my favorites were  Unusual Way,  Beauty and The Beast, Always Look On The Bright Side of Life, Many A New Day and Climb  Every Mountain     Great job to all!! 🙂

 

Upcoming shows  I will be seeing/ reviewing   Music Man Actorsingers, SHS Spring Concert

Summer  Viewing Schedule

* Ushering

June 8th  Straw Hat Revue  New London Barn Playhouse

July 9th  American  Idol Concert  Bank  North Pavilion   Boston MA 

July 17th  Princess K.I.M.  The Musical   Interlakes Summer Theatre  JR Interns

August 3  A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Shakespeare In The Park

*August 8  Anything Goes Riverbend Youth Co 

*August 15 Little Mermaid  Jr YouTheatre

August 17th  The Wiz Interlakes Summer Theatre 

 

Upcoming Auditions

July  Sound Of Music   Manchester Community Theatre Players Exact dates  have  not been announced yet 

August 10th Young Frankentstein Actorsingers

September  Kiss Me Kate  Stagecoach Productions  Exact dates haven’t been announced yet

October Milford Area Players/ Riverbend Youth Company Holiday Show   1 Act Plays

Looking for song suggestions for  my auditions for SOM, Young Frakenstien and Kiss Me Kate.  For roles I am considering one of the nuns or the Baroness     For Young Frakenstien I haven’t really decided on what role I am auditioning for yet.  For  Kiss Me Kate learning toward ensemble.  I am an alto but can sing  some soprano parts. 

Posted May 5, 2014 by theatretechdiva in Uncategorized