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Gilford High School producing ‘A Funny Thing Happened...’ in Nov.

GILFORD — The classic musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be delivering some "comedy tonight" onstage at Gilford High School this November. The show will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings, November 15-16 and 22-23 at 7 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.

The performance marks Gilford's return to the music of Stephen Sondheim who wrote the score for Forum as well as Into the Woods, presented at GHS last fall. After hosting heavily attended auditions in early September, Director Matt Demko, Vocal Director Denise Sanborn and Choreographer Amelia Hamilton-Miller selected a cast of 20 talented students and quickly began rehearsals.

Vocal Director Denise Sanborn has been working with the cast on their singing and Choreographer Amelia Hamilton-Miller will be providing choreography for many of the shows well-known songs including "Comedy Tonight", "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid," and "The House of Marcus Lycus."

Heading up the technical side of things will be longtime Technical Director Scott Piddington, who leads a skilled crew of GHS students. Judy Cook and Tammy Denver will work with several dedicated parents to provide costumes, GHS Band Director Lyvie Beyrent will direct an orchestra of high school students and community members, and Sarah Cook will serve as the assistant director.

"Sarah has a great knowledge of musical theatre and the process of putting on a musical. She has proved to be a wonderful asset so far," said director Demko.

The talented cast will feature Junior Heather Hunt as Pseudolus, Senior Sarah Cook as Domina, Junior Ryan Hall as Sennex, Freshman Jack Harding as Hero, Freshman Dawson Ellis as Hysterium, Junior Jake Adams as Erronius, Senior Cory Chapman as Miles Gloriosus, Junior De Clarke as Lycus, and Freshman Kaylee Lemire as Philia.

The ensemble is comprised of Anna Malek, Christian Ayer, Delaney Andrews, Brooke Poll and Kylieh Farley as the Proteans and Kayla Zarella, Cordelia Penney, Savannah Plummer, Victoria Brasil, Alexa Dembec, and Allie Nault as the Courtesans.

Tickets will be $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens and will be available at The Gilford Village Store and Greenlaw's Music starting in November

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Adult Fall Hiking Program Wraps up on Today at Prescott Farm

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department fall hiking program wraps up today at Prescott Farm in Laconia to be followed by a pot luck lunch.

Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby before departing for the hike. All interested participants are asked to bring a pot luck item to share with the group following the hike. The cost of the hike is $1 per person.

For more information contact the Gilford Parks and Rec. Dept. at 527-4722.

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PSU jazz faculty performing tonight

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University jazz faculty will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 in the Studio Theatre at the Silver Center. The PSU Jazz faculty--Jim Alba (guitar), Tim Gilmore (drums), Rik Pfenninger (woodwinds), Tom Robinson (piano) and Don Williams (bass) will perform jazz standards with guest trumpeter Dave Umstead.
The program includes "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" by Duke Ellington, "Green Dolphin Street" by Bronislaw Kaper, "Angel Eyes" by Matt Dennis, "St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins, "Take the A Train" by Billy Strayhorn, and "Well You Needn't" by Thelonious Monk.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

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LRCC's Johnson Rising Stars Awards Finalist

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Business Management Honor Student, Kimberly Johnson of Meredith has been named one of four finalists for the 2013 Rising Stars Award, College Student of the Year in New Hampshire.

Carlene Rose  LRCC Business, Accounting, and Office Technology Management Department Chair Carlene Rose, said ."LRCC faculty, staff, and students are proud to have Kim as the sole community college student finalist. She is a top-notch young lady who is quite worthy of receiving the College Student of the Year in New Hampshire. Ms. Johnson is extremely active at LRCC."

Johnson is President of LRCC's Phi Beta Lambda, a nationally recognized student club, and has been active in PBL since becoming a student. Johnson was the recipient of the 2013 LRCC Academic Excellence Award from the Business Department. She is also active in the College's Prescott Hill Authors Society, PHAS Tracks, a national award-winning literary publication.

She is presently doing an internship at Lakes Region Community Services and was heavily involved in LRCC's Flapjack Fundraiser for Autism where PBL raised $800 for the Autism Foundation. Johnson took first place at PBL's State Leadership Conference for Public Speaking.

The Rising Stars, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, announce the finalists. The Rising Stars Awards are a call to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire's remarkable young professionals and college students, and recognize businesses and organizations that go the extra mile to recruit and retain the Rising Stars.

The Rising Stars Awards celebratory was held October 7  at the Pandora Mill, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester. The emcee for the evening was Virginia Prescott of New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth." For additional information, contact Stay Work Play New Hampshire, 603-860-2245.




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