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HATS OFF to the Annisquam Village Players for a Spectacular Peter Pan

peter pan ©Kim Smith 2014

Sofia Gadbois, Elliot Davis, Jared Gilman, and Charlie Rousmaniere

A huge shout out to co-directors Terry Sands and Mary Curtis and the outstanding cast and crew of the Annisquam Village Players for once again creating a fabulously wonderful summer theatre event. The cast is stellar, the production flawless, and every act left you wondering, how can they top that! The children in the audience were especially mesmerized, rooting audibly for Peter Pan (played by the tremendously talented Elliot Davis), and grumbling loudly at the villainous and hilarious Captain Hook (featuring Rick Gadbois). Three Cheers and a Standing Ovation for All!!!

It was a joy to see families working together both behind the scenes and performing on stage, including the funny, fun, and talented Rousmaniere’s Will, Charlie, Julia, and Jack (Dana, when will we see you on stage?); the always entertaining Rick Gadbois with his beautiful and accomplished daughter Sofia (what stage presence!); and the charming Think Pink Flamingo, Lidi Sands, with her adorable son, Baby Rabbit Alex Sands.

With an extra special shout out to Terry and Mary for their superb direction and casting, Krisitna for her beautiful choral direction, to Chicki and her crew for yet another year of ingenious sets, to Deej Viau for brilliant choreography, and to Cem Uslu and orchestra for exquisite music. And with a special note of appreciation to Linette and her helpers for their always kind assistance to all.

An extra, extra shout out goes to costume designer Hanna Anderson and the very adroit costume committee for their utterly fantastic ensembles. Every costume was pitch perfect and beautifully executed. Hanna grew up in Annisqaum and now lives in Boston. She is only 21 years old. We’ll be saying—we knew her when…

And, to AVP’s newest stage manager, GREAT JOB Deb Michel!

To read more about the history of the  Annisquam Village Players and how you can support their productions, visit the AVP website here.

Community Stuff 7/21/13

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What:        The Annisquam Village Players presents CHICAGO
        Adapted from the original by :
        John Kander & Fred Ebb (Music; Book/Lyrics)
        Bob Fosse (Co-Author, Original Director, and Choreographer)

        A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes         Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; and
        one show-stopping song after another.  No wonder CHICAGO has been         honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, and a Grammy®.

When:        Tuesday August 6 – Sunday August 11 . 2013
        All performances @ 7:30pm

Where:    Annisquam Village Hall
        36 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North
        Annisquam village in Gloucester MA 01930

Ticket Info:    Reserved Seating $32.
        General Admission $16.

        General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets can be ordered online.
        Go to http://www.annisquamvillageplayers.com and click on Tickets.

        General Admission tickets (but not reserved seating tickets) may be         purchased after July 22nd at the following locations:
        Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard Street, Annisquam 978-281-0358
        The Bookstore, 61 Main Street, Gloucester 978-281-1548
        Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square, Rockport 978-546-0010

Directions:    http://annisquamvillageplayers.com/directions-parking

The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

Refreshments served at intermission.

Annisquam Village Players audition for ANNIE

WHEN : Sunday May 30th starting at 6pm. (Callbacks on Monday May 31st.)

WHERE : Annisquam Village Hall on Leonard Street, Annisquam

WHAT TIME : Children to audition at 6pm; adults to audition at 7:30pm

AUDITION SONGS: Children (boys and girls) should prepare

“Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Adults (both men and women) should prepare “NYC” and “Easy Street.”

Cast to be announced during the week following auditions. Cast to gather for a read-thru

on Wednesday June 23; rehearsals to begin on June 28. Show opens on August 10 and

runs through August 15.

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow… In Annisquam.

You can bet your bottom dollar that this summer there’ll be fun. ANNIE is set in the

era of the Great Depression, which bears unfortunate but timely similarities to present

day events. But the show is far from depressing — it offers upbeat music and a fast-paced, humorous script with many zany characters.

There are numerous opportunities for children. There’s Annie and the girls from the orphanage,

the rapscallion boys of the hobo village, the “NYC” chorus including both boys and girls, and even as Sandy, the dog.

ANNIE has some of the best adult roles of the Broadway stage, starting with Miss Hannigan,

the mistress of the orphanage who everybody loves to hate, and whose song “Little Girls” is a

guaranteed scene-stealer. Miss Hannigan, her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis,

soft-shoe to one of the best songs of the musical stage, “Easy Street.” And of course there is

bald Daddy Warbucks and his beautiful confident Grace Farrell. Politicians abound, starting

with FDR and members of his Cabinet. At the other end of the spectrum is the hobo village, replete with both savory and unsavory characters; there are the lovely Boylan Sisters, who croon a tune in long, slinky gowns, and the starlet who sings her way to fame in “NYC.”

Information : Contact Terry Sands at 978-283-7065  or sands_a@jud.state.ma.us