Performances and Performance Opportunities
There are many great performances and performance opportunities at Merrimack College.
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Auditions for the Classic ComedyTartuffe
will be held Tuesday, November 19 from, 6:30 - 9:30.
Call backs : Wednesday, November 20
Production dates: April 2-5, 2014, Rehearsals begin in January
Where: Steven’s Auditorium
Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. There are several translations available online for you to read in preparation for the audition.
What’s it about?: Tartuffe, the inveterate con artist, finds his mark in Orgon, an affluent and politically connected man of unquestioned faith. With his faux piety and self-serving displays of virtuosity, Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon’s household and schemes to defraud the family of all they possess in this comic satire on hypocrisy. Banned after its first performance in 1664, Tartuffe has been provoking world-wide laughter ever since.
Questions or conflicts with Auditions?: Contact Kathleen Sills, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUDTIONS for DOUBT: a parable
By Appointment Only, November 19-22. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks, TBA
Production dates: February 20-22, 2014 Rehearsals begin in December 2013.
Looking for three female actors: Two caucasion and one African-American for the roles of Sr. Aloysius, Sr. James, and Mrs. Muller. The role of Fr. Flynn has already been cast. Primary consideratin given to Merrimack Students, but audtions are open to employees and Alumni as well.
Directed by Fr. Richard J. Piatt, O.S.A.
- Merrimack Schola has an open policy for joining. Contact Hugh Hinton, Director, at email@example.com
- Concet Choir has an open policy for joining. Contact Kali Tudisco, president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To join the Jazz Ensemble, contact Molly Canyes at email@example.com.
- To join the Pep Band, contact Cassandra Summit at firstname.lastname@example.org
- September 25, 2013, 7:30 pm Aquila Theatre Company presents Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. World class theatre company Aquila Theatre presents the classic story live on stage as they begin their National Tour. Rogers Center.
- October 17-19, 2013, 7:30 pm (Matinee performance on Oct 19 at 2:00) Sam Shepard’s dark comedy True West, presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Rogers Center.
- November 1, 2013. 7:30 pm IDA: I Married an Alien! presented by Susan Poulin, the “funniest woman in Maine!” Rogers Center.
- November 16-18, 2013, 7:30 pm (Matinee performance on Nov 16 at 2:00). Little Shop of Horrors , music by Alan Menken, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. Presented by the OnStagers Dramatic Society. Rogers Center.
- February 20-22, 2014, 7:30 pm (Matinee Performance on Feb 22 at 2:00 pm). Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Rogers Center.
- April 3-5, 2014, 7:30 pm. (Matinee Performance on April 5 at 2:00 pm) Tartuffe, the classic comedy by Molier. Presented by the OnStagers Dramatic Society. Rogers Center.
December 4, 2013, 7:00 pm
Festival of Lessons and Carols:
A Retelling of the Christmas Story Through Traditional Advent and Christmas Music with the Merrimack Schola
Wednesday. December 4, 2013, 7 pm, Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel, Austin Hall, Second Floor. Free and open to the public with reception to follow
Join us for Merrimack’s new Advent—Christmas tradition, a Festival of Lessons and Carols, on Wednesday December 4 at 7 pm in Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel on the second floor of Austin Hall. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a liturgy of Scripture (Lessons) and Song (Carols). Short Bible readings retell the anticipation and birth of Jesus, combined with familiar Christmas carols for everyone to sing, and seasonal choral music sung by the Merrimack Schola.
Based on an order drawn up by the Bishop of Truro in Cornwall, England in 1880, Lessons and Carols services have become a tradition at many schools and colleges, inspired by the annual service at King’s College, Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England.
- December 6, 2013, 7:30 pm, Cherish the Ladies, presents A Celtic Christmas Extravaganza Rogers Center
- December 8, 2013, 7:00 pm : A Jazzy Christmas with the Merrimack College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Charlie Collins. FREE EVENT (with donations accepted for Lazarus House.) Rogers Center
- February 1, 2014, 2:00 pm: Beauty and the Beast, by the National Marionette Theatre. Rogers Center
February 1, 2014: 7:30 pm, Mackappella and Boston Voices, starring Fermata Town, 12th Annual A Capella Night Rogers Center
- February 23, 2014, 3:00 pm, The New England Tenors, featuring Jeffrey Harman, Damien Corcoran, and John Middleton-Cox with special guest vocalists. Rogers Center
- February 28, 2014, 7:30 pmThe Marcus Roberts Jazz Trio , the Jazz sensation, live on stage. Rogers Center
- March 1, 2014, 7:30 pm Dublin’s Irish Cabaret presents: Andy Cooney with Noel V. Ginnity, the Guiness Folk Band, and Darrah Carr Dance. Rogers Center
- March 4, 2014, 7:00 pm: Faculty Recital. An Evening of Classical Music, performed by Dr. Laura Moore Pruett (voice) and Dr. Hugh Hinton (piano.) FREE EVENT at the Rogers Center
- March 29, 2014,7:30 pm: A Gershwin Celebration(Best of Broadway) The music of the Gershwins performed by actors from such shows as Wicked, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. Rogers Center
- April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm: the 10th Annual Evening of Jazz, with the Merrimack College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Charlie Collins. Rogers Center.
- Coming in April: Concerts by Concert Choir and more!
- May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm: the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs their classic hits. Rogers Center.
- November 7, 2014, 7:30 pm: Flamenco Vivo presents The Soul of Flamenco, featuring an all star cast of Spanish dancers and musicians. Rogers Center.
Spoken Word Events:
- September 23: Poet Jamaal May, three-time Rustbelt Regional Slam champion, reads from his first book, Hum, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. Reception begins at 4:00pm; reading begins at 4:30pm at the Writers House.
- October 2: Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Gail Caldwell, longtime chief book critic for The Boston Globe and author of three nonfiction books reads at 4:30pm at the Writers House, with reception to follow.
- October 30: U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy presents PoemJazz with musicians Stan Strickland and Laurence Hobgood at 7:00pm in Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel in Austin Hall. NOTE: This event will be rescheduled.
Open Mic and Cabaret Events:
- Onstagers Alumni and Student Open Mic Night: Your chance to reunite with fellow OnStagers, past and present! This night of music, revelry, and free food gives you the opportunity to have the night of your life. Guaranteed! Phil Naroian, ‘02 will be on the keys! For more information go to our FACEBOOK PAGE or contact Kevin Welch at email@example.com
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