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The Adventures of <a href=Tom Sawyer in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Mark Twain's classic brought to life Tom, his best friend Huckleberry Finn, and sweetheart Becky Thatcher find themselves knee-deep in many raucous adventures, including late-night trips to the graveyard, exploring dark, mysterious caves and hunting for buried treasure. This family-friendly adaptation, lets you tag along with the trio as they encounter murder, mayhem and mischief on the banks of the Mississippi. Imaginative staging and a versatile cast make for a fun-filled production!
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In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. is presented as a special edition of one of Broadway's great masterpieces. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Its celebrated score, by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over.FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR is a great introduction to the world of musical theatre. Young performers will love its elements of humor, warmth and honesty. Directors will love the opportunity to direct a large cast with a good balance of male and female roles.
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Caught In the Net in Broadway CAUGHT IN THE NET
The Village Players
Directed by Carol Bense, Caught In The Net deals with the life of two-timing taxi driver John Smith who keeps two separate families! Now, 18 years after we first met John in Run For Your wife (Our production in 2000), modern technology is about to lead Smith's two families into a head-on collision. The show opens on a set that represents both homes, which allows for simultaneous action in both locations. Enter son Gavin Smith with his mum Barbara and daughter Vicki Smith with her mum Mary. Both teenagers are discussing having met in an Internet chat room. They are amazed that they both have fathers named John Leonard Smith who are London taxi drivers, and since romance has blossomed, they are determined to meet in person. The audience soon learns that the "amazing coincidences" are due to the fact that they indeed have the same father, but the characters are still in the dark. The ensuing attempts of their father to keep them apart with the help of his long-suffering friend, Stanley, create a fast-paced laugh riot. All roles are available and audition dates will be announced in February 2014.
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Spamalot in Broadway SPAMALOT
Jeans Playhouse
This hilarious Papermill Theatre Company musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table - "lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
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8 TRACK (the sounds of the 70's) in Broadway 8 TRACK (THE SOUNDS OF THE 70'S)
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Put on your leisure suits, halter-tops, and platform shoes and get ready to boogie down through 10 years of groundbreaking music! With its propulsive rhythms and dazzling harmonies, 8-Track is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century. Rediscover the heart and soul of the forgotten decade with this joyously rousing, moving, and often downright hilarious musical in concert!
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The Granite State in Broadway THE GRANITE STATE
Peterborough Players
The Granite State is a smart and topical new comedy about aging, love, loss, literature, family - and blackmail. George is a famous novelist who has secluded himself in a New Hampshire farmhouse where he broods upon the death of his third wife and his fears of aging. When he unexpectedly wins a major literary prize with a serious cash award attached, his world collapses into chaos upon the arrival of his son and future daughter-in-law; his new girlfriend, a beautiful and smart Russian stripper with a passion for literature; and his two ex-wives, one, an actress, the other, once the model for the "iconic sixties feral-child hippie sex goddess" in George's first major novel, now a Texas Tea Party stalwart. The inevitable explosion of recrimination, ego, need, jealousy and greed is fueled by extreme weather, Russian food and plenty of vodka but ultimately resolved by a bundle of forgotten letters and a chainsaw
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