Friday, September 14, 2012

Next Up At NPTG!

Starring NPTG veterans Bob Healy and Barry Lew! You don't want to miss it!

October 12, 13, 19 &  20, at 8:00 pm
Matinee Performances - October 14 &  21, at 2:00 pm

New Players Theatre Guild Center For The Performing Arts

Order ticket by calling (978) 345-6570

Monday, September 10, 2012

Great Opening, But Back to Work! We Need YOUR Help!

Dear NPTG Members and Friends,

We had a great weekend celebrating our Grand Opening at the New Players Theatre Guild Center For The Performing Arts!  We had a great show, that was well received, the cast had a blast and we had a support staff assembled that couldn't be beat!

It WAS GREAT!  (Revel in that for a minute and wait for it..)  But we are just out of the starting gate!  

The lights hadn't cooled down, before a rehearsal for, "The Sunshine Boys," was on.  

We really want to keep NPTGlee going.  We have auditions for, "Amahl," in a few weeks.  When "Amahl and the Night Visitors," is done, we'll be right into the Cabaret!  We would really like help the Fitchburg Theater Company in any way we can with their productions as well.  They have already been a great help to NPTG.

What I am getting to is that WE NEED YOUR HELP!  It's time to put more of the, "community," into NPTG!  You need not want to be on stage or even know much of anything about stagecraft.  If you are willing to help, you will get all the support you need to learn.

Nearly immediately, we need support personel for, "Sunshine Boys."

We need a producer, stage manager, stage hands, publicity help, house managers, ushers, ticket managers, people to help with set construction, lighting and perhaps sound.

Up until now, all of this stuff has been handled by a, "core" or 10-15 people and they can't do it all; but they would be willing to help more people learn and take part in the joy of doing what we do.

Nancy and Bill may be involved with, "Amahl."  Would someone be interested in helping NPTGlee carry on during their absence?

Please think about what YOU can do, or want to learn more about..  You can all do something that will help and I can pretty much guarantee you will enjoy being more of a part of NPTG.

If you can help with, "Sunshine Boys," drop me a note ASAP!

If you think you can contribute in any of the other ways I've mentioned, e-mail me, along with any questions you might have.

Thanks for your time!!  Please think about it.  WE NEED YOU!

Bill McGrath,

Audition Dates For "Amahl and the Night Visitors" Announced

Audition dates for Amahl will be:
Sunday Sept. 23 @ 2:00pm, 
Monday Sept. 24 @ 7:00pm and
Wednesday Sept. 26 @ 7:00pm. 
Rehearsals will start on Monday, October 22nd.

If you are not familiar with the opera, you can Google it and find several performances of it, including the original telecast of 1951 with and introduction by the composer, Menotti.

The roles are:
Mother--Mezzo Soprano
Amahl--Boy Soprano (A true boy soprano)
Balthazar--Bass (A black man)
Shepherds--Mixed Chorus--Adults & Children
3 Shepherd Dancers

I hope to see you at auditions!

Bob Healy (Director)