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The Pittsfield Players is a non-profit theater founded in 1968 by Roland Charron, who wanted to bring culture to the Suncook Valley by producing well-known plays and musicals for the Pittsfield, NH area.
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Our 2023 Season
"Jack of Diamonds"
Show Dates | May 19 - May 21
Director | Carole Neveaux & Producer | Jon Martin
Jack is a former jeweller who made his living buying and selling diamonds via late-night TV ads. He lives in a rather luxurious, privately-owned retirement home along with his fellow residents: the visually challenged techno-wizard Rose, the artistically gifted but forgetful Flora, and the narcoleptic beauty Blanche. Unbeknownst to the four of them, however, the man to whom they’ve entrusted their life savings - a smooth-talking financial advisor named Barney Effward - has been arrested for bilking his clients out of their savings through a Ponzi scheme.
Faced with financial ruin, the four suddenly find themselves confronting the author of their miserable fate when Effward is unexpectedly delivered among them – along with several million dollars in diamonds.
Pandemonium ensues as the four retirees try to find a way to exact their revenge, recoup their losses, and keep the authorities from discovering their plans.
"The Magical Land of Oz" | Children's Summer Theatre Camp - Information
Show Dates | July 28th & July 29th 2023
Director | Bea Douglas
"The Magical Land of Oz - A Musical"
The Pittsfield Players Brand New Children's Summer Theatre Camp will hold sign-ups for 35 magical spots on Saturday, June 3 from 10am - 1pm and Wednesday, June 7 at 7 pm at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot Street, Pittsfield NH.
There are 25 spots for Children grades 3 and up and 10 spots for High School aged kids grades 9-12! Once we fill our roster we will hold AUDITIONS on the first day of the 2 week camp on July 17 at 8am.
The Children's Summer Theatre Camp will be held on July 17- July 29, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 2PM with performances, which are 1 hour in length held Friday and Saturday Night, July 28 & 29 at 7pm.
** The $100 Cost of the camp has been waived by The Pittsfield Players through a generous grant from The Foss Family Foundation. For our kick-off year, the camp is FREE to all who participate **
Participants will learn the art of theatre from set building, acting & singing, to costumes and more.
Please follow our social media pages and website www.pittsfieldplayers.org for current information!
"Curtain Up | An Evening Of Music"
Audition | Sunday, July 30th | 6pm
Show Date | Saturday, September 9th | 8pm
Director | Catherine Martinez
Producer Josh Crowell - Gregoire
The Pittsfield Players have officially scheduled work for their HVAC unit, here at The Scenic Theater.
"Curtain Up: An Evening of Music," Directed by Catherine Martinez and Produced by Josh Crowell-Gregoire will be a musical medley evening with wonderful talent/musicians, as we raise funds for our HVAC!
Donations are being accepted NOW and will be counted towards our goal of $50,000 - Thank you to those who have already donated.
You can donate by visiting our website www.pittsfielplayers.org or mail us a check with "HVAC Donation" written on the Memo to - The Pittsfield Players, PO BOX 177, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
Auditions are Sunday, July 30th at 6pm located at the Scenic Theater for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
If you cannot make auditions, but would like to particpate in the event, please contact Catherine at email@example.com to submit an audition video.
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"JACK OF DIAMONDS" | TICKETS AVAILABLE
Tonight is OPENING NIGHT! | Purchase Your Tickets, TODAY!
Jack is a former jewelry tycoon who made his living buying and selling diamonds via late night TV ads. He lives in a rather luxurious, privately owned retirement home with his fellow residents - the savvy computer wizard, Rose, the artistic but tremendously forgetful Flora, and the narcoleptic beauty Rose.
Unbeknownst to the four of them, however, the man that they had entrusted their life savings to- a smooth talking financial advisor named Barney Effward - has been arrested for bilking his clients out of their life savings through a Ponzi scheme. Faced with financial ruin, the four suddenly find themselves confronting the author of their miserable fate when Effward is surprisingly delivered into their midst - along with millions of dollars of diamonds.
What follows their discovery of Effward in their midst is a hilarious and fast paced, laugh a minute, surprising ending...with an ending that will make you smile. This show is rated PG!
Make sure to grab your tickets before we sell out! Join us May 19th and May 20th at 7:30pm and May 21st at 2pm. To purchase your tickets, visit our website at www.pittsfieldplayers.org or call to reserve at (603) 435-8852
BOARD OF DIRECTORS | NOMINATIONS
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Beth Champagne studied Theatre and Elementary Ed at PSU. While at PSU she was in the initial cast that launched ETC, including being part of the first touring theatre group now known as TIGER and teaching various classes to students. She has a long history in both professional and community theatre to include acting, dialect coaching, make up, stage management and directing in over 80 productions.
Beth has been in 8 more Scenic productions since then, most recently in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, as Siobhan. She considers the players more than just a Theatre group, it’s a family. She would like to continue to serve on the board to give back to a group that has given her so much!! Thank you!
Catherine Martinez is running for the Pittsfield Players Board of Directors. Catherine has performed in many Operatic & Musical Productions both on and off the Scenic Theater Stage and has participated in productions with the Pittsfield Players, specifically, for 11 years.
Catherine is also The Players new Webmaster & Social Media Manager. While not a Board Member, she has attended meetings to give insight and analytics on our media outlets.
Catherine has a great passion for the Arts and has helped The Pittsfield Players succeed in the modern world it is today, without abandoning its traditional roots!
Jean Gentile would like to run for the PP’s Board of Directors again this year. She is very excited about the direction the Theater is going in and would like to be on the Board to further it along while helping in anyway she can.
The Pittsfield Players are a Theater community that Jean would be proud to continue to be a part of as a Board Member. “I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” Oscar Wilde.
2023 AUDITIONS | UP TO DATE
Are you looking to be in a production in 2023? Look no further! The Pittsfield Players 2023 season audition dates are now available for viewing.
Just follow the link below and get ready to show off your singing, dancing and acting skills! With our wide variety of productions, there's something for everyone. So don't miss out on this amazing opportunity and get ready to be part of a Pittsfield Players production!
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