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Between seeng shows,spending time with family & friends and rehearsals for Mary Poppins I haven’t had much of a chance to review the shows I’be seen this summer and trust me there have been quite a few.  Some reviews were posted directly to the Facebook page for the blog and others were not..advance apologies for falling behind yet again.

Most recently I saw Songs For A New World and American Idiot both at Court Street Theatre. I like to see a show I have never heard of or seen before and both of these shows were welcome additions. Songs For A New World  is a series of different songs about certain important parts of life. My favorite songs were She Cries,The World Was Dancing,Christmas Lullaby,King Of The World and The Flagmaker.  The six person cast made this show very intimate. The cast consisted of Stuart Harmon, Mia Beradi,Erica McIntyre,Huey Gauthier,Barbara Lawler and Brad Fernald. This show was performed August 19-21st. If you missed this show you sure missed a fantastic one!

American Idiot is a juke box musical that is all Green Day music. I didn’t want to miss this show and was happy to be part of the sold out crowd on opening night on Friday. My favorite songs were Extrodinary Girl,American Idiot, Good Riddance  and  Boulevard Of Broken Dream. Notable performances were by Matt Kaiser,Anja Ward, Jess Vaugn and Joey T. American Idiot is a high energy show that is not to be missed. Get your tickets now! American Idiot was put on by the Actorsingers Fringe Project, a new umbrella group  of Actorsingers that does shows for more mature audiences.

Earlier this month I saw the Shakespeare In The Park production in Greley Park out on by Nashua Theatre Guild.This year they did 12th Night. It was hysterical though admittedly I did have a bit of an issue with following the plot. Notable performance were by Jenna Fraser and Mike Harrington. I also saw Shrek at the Amato Center on August 7th. That review can be found on the Facebook page.

Then way back on July 12th I saw West Side Story at Interlakes Summer Theatre. West Side Story is one of my favorite all time musicals and once again the intern company at Interlakes was phenomenal. Favorite musical numbers included America,Gee Officer Krupkee, Cool, The Jet Song  and I Feel Pretty. Justin Luciano and Julia Suriano had amazing onstage chemistry as Tony and Maria. Other notable performance were by  Cassidy Stoner (Anita), Christopher Garber ( Riff), Taylor Warren (Bernardo) and Alexis Lowis (Anybodys) . West Side Story was performed  at Interlakes Summer Theatre June 30-July 12th.
Rehearsals for Mary Poppins have been going great. Doing a show during the summer at the Amato Center is a new experience and it’s been nothing but a great time. We are at the point now where we are running the show from start to finish &  things are looking so great. I love doing shows with my PTA friends during the off season because it keeps my connections with them even stronger. I have also met a ton of new people who have been fantastic to work with. I am in the park ensemble so I am in Let’s Go Fly A Kite, Jolly Holiday and Supercalifragisticexpialidocious. My favorite number of the ones I am not in is definitley Step In Time.
I would also like to take this opportunity now to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday on Wednesday and those who celebrated with me! Excited for my blow out party this coming Weekend . I am blessed to have so many awesome people in my life. Family and friends near and far.

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Posted August 31, 2015 by theatretechdiva in Uncategorized