MEREDITH — As summer draws to a grand finale, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will transition to its community theatre season with auditions for two fall productions produced by The Winni Players. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 8 and Monday, September 9 at the same time so aspiring performers only need to attend one audition to be considered for both productions.
The first show of the season is a 1940's radio play version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted by Phillip Grecian and directed by Brett Billings. Few tales have permeated English speaking culture quite like Frankenstein. Fantastic both for its content and creation, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he brings to life continues to mesmerize almost 200 hundred years after it was written. Grecian's script adheres closely to Shelley's 1818 original. Frankenstein will be performed October 25 and 26, just in time for Halloween!
Rehearsals will be Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Next comes Mary Chase's classic comedy, Harvey. Directed by Chuck Fray, Harvey tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey, whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall "pooka", a creature that resembles a rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets which embarrasses his social-climbing sister, Veta. Is Elwood crazy or is he possibly the sanest person in town? Made famous by the movie starring Jimmy Stewart, this is one of the most successfully produced comedies ever.
Performances for Harvey will be November 8-10 and 15-17. Rehearsals will be Sundays from 5-7 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:39
LACONIA — Tickets are on sale now for Lakes Region Uncorked, a unique fall fundraiser offering samples of locally made wine, mead, cider and beer. Uncorked will be held at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Saturday, November 2, from 6-9 pm. All ticket proceeds benefit individuals, children and families in the Lakes Region who receive core supports and services from LRCS and children and families served by the LRCS Family Resource Center of Central NH.
"This event is clearly in line with LRCS' commitment and support of our local economy and entrepreneurs. It is the first and only tasting in the Lakes Region that features a collection of local wine and beer vendors. Our sponsors and vendors have been amazing in their support, generosity and enthusiasm. Everyone is excited. I suggest guests buy their tickets early!," commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.
Bank of New Hampshire is the Title Sponsor of Lakes Region Uncorked. Other major sponsors include: Franklin Savings Bank- Grapes and Grains; LPL Financial, Laconia- Silent Auction; Curt's Caterers of Gilford – Fine Foods; E & S Insurance Services - Wine Educator; and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England-Dessert Sponsor.
Vendors presenting their products to guests include: Canterbury Aleworks; Coffin Cellars Winery; Farnum Hill Ciders; Flag Hill Winery; Haunting Whisper Vineyard; Hermit Woods Winery; Labelle Winery; Moonlight Meadery; Sap House Meadery; Stone Gate Vineyard and Squam Brewery. Other vendors include Curt's Caterers, Edible Arrangements, Woodshed Coffee and A Grape Affair- wine educator.
Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, space permitting. All ticket holders must be 21 years or older for admittance. Tickets include admission to the tasting room, silent auction and wine education session. All ticket holders will receive an Uncorked wine glass keepsake and Tasting Guide.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:34
LACONIA — J.P. Polidoro ("Dr. Jack") of Laconia has written and recorded a tribute song to the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was recently sent to Boston radio stations (and the Boston Athletic Assn.) for air time.
You may hear the tune on http://www.longtailpublishing.com/ and are free to share it.
The song is part of a new CD Jack has recorded ( 9 original songs ) this summer and will be final in the Fall.
"Hey Boston" was recorded at Rocking Horse Studios in Pittsfield, a professional recording studio, utilizing professional studio musicians, some from Berklee School of Music. Jack, a Laconia resident, is a songwriter/ novelist, guitar player/ performer for over 40 years and frequently performs at Giuseppe's in Meredith and The Common Man, Ashland. His daughter Stephanie Polidoro has an instrumental tune (piano) on the new CD as well.
Jack Polidoro (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:17
LACONIA — The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) is pleased to announce Nate Boston as the new Executive Director. Boston has been working with AMTP for over two years as the Associate Director and Youth Mentor.
Boston came to AMTP with approximately twenty-two years of experience working with teens and extensive experience in program development and administration. He served as a founding member and Head of School of the King George School, an emotional growth school in rural Vermont and was a founding member and Field Director for Adirondack Leadership Expedition, a wilderness therapy program for youth in upstate New York.
Under Boston's leadership, the AMTP has established an effective team of staff members to take AMTP into the future. Ray Conner, former Laconia- based Youth Mentor, now serves as AMTP's Director of Development, and Katie Chwasciak, former Voices Project and After School Programs Coordinator, now serves in a more extensive role as AMTP's Community Programs Director. Ashley Mann, AMTP's Laconia-based Youth Mentor, will continue to serve our youth in the Laconia and Gilford school districts.
Ray Connor, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project Community Programs Director; Nathan Boston, AMTP's new executive director, and Ashley Mann, AMTP's Laconia Youth Mentor. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:06
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- Flag Football Demo Day Saturday at I-L Turf Field
- Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee to meet on September 4
- Yard sale Saturday will help send local dance team to the Orange Bowl
- Shaw promoted to compliance officer at Bank of New Hampshire