THURSDAY, JANUARY 20th

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21st

" ... ya'll rocked it tonight! great job!" ... Stephanie H.

"I saw Branch River Theatre's 'The Gingerbread Lady' last night..it's incredible! A rollercoaster ride of emotions..you'll laugh and cry. The intense quality of acting along with a gorgeous 1970's NY city apartment set take you on a bumpy ride experiencing the highs & lows of it's multi-layered characters. Amazing show..catch it if you can." ... Carol C. via FaceBook


Lighting Design: Sharon McHugh  
Concessions Coordinator: Carrie Kidd
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Poster Artwork: Sharon Manos
Poster/Programs: G. Sherman H. Morrison
Publicity Coordinators: C.J. Cummings (newspaper) and Jennifer Bond (radio)
Newsletter: Gail Connelly
Webmaster: Sharon McHugh
Facebook: Lori Goldring
Lobby/Publicity Photos: Ben Gagnon, Maureen McHugh (Web)
Video: David Teubner - Keene Online

SPECIAL THANKS

Ariel Printing, Ben Gagnon, Community House of Marlborough, David Teubner, Katrina Spenceman. Maureen McHugh.

Pat Spicer, Steve Bunn

ACT ONE
Tune Up A ..........................................Mark & Roger
Voice Mail #1 .....................................Mark's Mother
Tune Up B .................Mark, Roger, Collins & Benny
Rent ..........................................................Company
You Okay, Honey  ..............................Angel, Collins
Tune Up - Reprise  ...............................Mark, Roger

One Song Glory ............................................ Roger
Light My Candle ....................................Mimi, Roger
Voice Mail #2 ..............Mr. Jefferson, Mrs. Jefferson
Today Four You A ...................Collins, Mark, Roger
Today Four You B ........Collins, Mark, Roger, Angel
You'll See .........Benny, Mark, Roger, Collins, Angel
Tango Maureen - Intro .......................Mark, Joanne
Tango Maureen ..................................Mark, Joanne

Support Group ......................................... Company

Out Tonight ..................................................... Mimi
Another Day ........................Mimi, Roger, Company

Will I ......................................................... Company

On the Street ........................................... Company

Santa Fe ..................................Collins, Angel, Mark
I'll Cover You ......................................Angel, Collins

We're Okay .................................................. Joanne

Christmas Bells ........................................ Company

Over the Moon .......................................... Maureen

La Vie Boheme/I Should Tell You ........... Company

Photo by Justin Schwartz Photography

2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - RENT for Best Musical Production!

THE CREW

Master of Ceremonies: Gary Gagnon

Coordinator: Gary Gagnon
Lighting: Sharon McHugh  
Concessions Coordinator: Carrie Kidd
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Poster/Programs: G. Sherman H. Morrison
Publicity Coordinators: C.J. Cummings (newspaper) and Jennifer Bond (radio)
Newsletter: Gail Connelly
Webmaster: Sharon McHugh
Facebook: Lori Goldring


TEAM BRT:David Franz, Margaret Lynott, Gail Connelly and Matt Bond

SPECIAL THANKS

"Thanks to Branch River Theatre I've got Rent Songs stuck in my head now and they won't leave!" ... Christy L.

RENT Is presented through special arrangement withMusic Thatre International (MTI).vAll authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

"Terrific show, great cast. I laughed, I cried, I highly recommend you see this." ... Susan S. via FaceBook

THE CREW

Director ..................................Paul Teitelman
Music Director .......................Gregory Flower
Assistant  Director .......................... PJ Mead
Executive Producer ...............C.J. Cummings
Choreographer ....................... Nelly Calhoun
Scenic Designer ....................... Lori Goldring
Lighting Design/Technician .Sharon McHugh
Lighting Assistance .....PJ Mead, Tyler Patria
Costume Design ...................Samantha Roth
Sound Designer/Technicians ..Gary Gagnon, Ben Gagnon
Poster/Program ......G. Sherman H. Morrison
Concessions Coordinator ..Heather Morrison
Ticket Sales/Box Office ...............BRT Board
Publicity Coordinator Print ... C.J. Cummings
Newsletter ................................Gail Connelly
Webmaster .........................Sharon McHugh
Facebook .................................Lori Goldring
Publicity Photo/Head Shots: Justin Schwartz Photography
Web Photo Album .............Maureen McHugh
Program Ad Sales ............Heather Morrison, Mia Moravis
Set Construction Crew: Randy Carmel, Gail Connelly, Tom Cummings, Jonathan Flower, Lori Goldring, Sharon Manos, Curtis Mead, Don Primrose, Pat Spicer, Merrilyn Taylor and the cast members of RENT

TEAM SPP:Bryan Hebert, Traci Booth,
Chris McCartie and Amber Harris

Not Shown: Eliza Dumais, Sarah Flower, Dan Kuhn, Tyler Patria and Lydia Price

TEAM ACT:Chris Fleming, Jessica Brown, Steve Bourque and Mia Moravis

Written by John Bishop, this Broadway comedy is set in the library of an old mansion in Chappaqua, New York, in December of 1940. The story involves two different murder plots that get intertwined during an attempt to solve a three-year old investigation of the deaths of some Broadways chorus girls.

A feigned backer's audition is set up in the library in an attempt to lure the murderer. The owner of the mansion is a well-known supporter of theatre, but when the Broadway hopefuls appear at the mansion hoping to be backed, they soon find themselves watching their own backs ... because there's a murderer loose in the mansion. Dead bodies are showing up everywhere, and a blizzard has cut off all possible ways out! Accusing fingers point in all directions but don't go jumping to conclusions in this fast-paced comedy because nothing is as it appears.
The play, which pokes antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled untangle the mystery of the Stage.

Original Concept/
Additional Lyrics

Billy Aronson

"(Sean) Congrats on portraying Angel! I had no idea" ... Cory M.

THE CAST

Evy .................................Katrina Spenceman
Jimmy.......................................Scott Gardner
Toby............................................Mia Moravis
Polly.........................................Emma Seidler
Lou...........................................Jonathan Ray
Manuel....................................Guyon Kukalis

THE CAST

Mark .......................................... Max Carmel
Roger ....................................Aaron Howland
Mimi ....................................Tamar Teitelman
Benny ............................................Erik Olsen
Maureen ............................... Leila Teitelman
Joanne ...................................Courtney Swift
Collins .......................................Jason Pagan
Angel ........................................Sean Driscoll
Ensemble ........Nelly Calhoun, Eliza Dumais, Sarah Flower, Peter Hiebert, Dan Kuhn, PJ Mead, Lydia Price,Tyler Patria

"We loved it! What fun! Laughed so much my face hurts!"

Dramaturg
Lynn Thomson

Musical Arrangements
Steve Skinner

If you liked the hit comedy show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Then you'll love this!
Teams from Branch River Theatre, Actors' Circle Theatre, Small Pond Productions and The River Pole Kat Group (Walpole Players and River Theatre)  will compete with each other in a variety of skits by using their improvisational skills and wit for a hilarious good time.  Be prepared for a fun-filled evening when our Master of Ceremonies, Gary Gagnon, puts everyone through the wringer.
Each evening's performance will be unique and the audience will have the opportunity to help with the side-splitting antics.  Who will prevail??
So start your New Year right and join us with our guests  for an “unexpected” evening of post holiday fun. Each night will be completely different  … no two shows will ever be the same!

THE CAST

TEAM BRT: Artie Knowles, Lori Goldring, Carrie Kidd and Wade Garrett

"Branch River Theatre's production of Gingerbread Lady was amazing! An unbelievable cast and an unbelievable performance. I was thoroughly entertained and completely moved." ... Laurie M. via FaceBook

2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - Leila Teitelman for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Maureen), for Branch River Theatre's production of RENT!

Back Row: PJ Mead, Sean Driscoll, Jason Pagan, Courtney Swift, Leila Teitelman, Aaron Howland, Tamar Teitleman and Erik Olsen

THE CREW

As described by Music Theatre International


... "Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini's opera La Bohème. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel; Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble; Benjamin has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends; and Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general, always behind the camera recording the events but never playing a part."

Here's what was said about the performances ...

BRANCH RIVER THEATRE


2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - Katrina Spenceman for Best Actress  in a Comedy/Drama (Evy), for Branch River  Theatre's production of The Gingerbread Lady!

"Wow - enjoyed your performance in RENT! It'll no doubt be one of the highlights of my summer! Good job Roger, I mean Aaron!" ... Jane R.

WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS SHOW ....

"You really do not want to miss this one! Best ever."

THE CREW

Director: Gail Connelly
Producer: Heather Morrison
Costumes: Margaret Lynott
Properties: Heather Morrison and Cast
Poster/Program Cover Artwork: Todd Spencemam
Sound Design: Gary Gagnon
Lighting Design: Sharon McHugh
Set Design/Construction: Lori Goldring
Set Construction Crew: Gail Connelly,  David DeLollis, Carrie Kidd, Pat Spicer
Concessions Coordinator: Heather Morrison
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Program Layout: G. Sherman H. Morrison
Publicity Coordinator Print: C.J. Cummings
Newsletter: Gail Connelly
Webmaster: Sharon McHugh
Lobby/Publicity Photos: Ben Gagnon, Maureen McHugh (Web)
Facebook: Lori Goldring
Program Ad Sales: Heather Morrison, Mia Moravis

"It was the best show!! Laughed and laughed. The actors were amazing ...
Wish I could see it again ... Everyone should go see it!!!"

Ticket Reservations:

(603) 876-6131 

tickets@branchrivertheatre.org

Playing around for more than 35 years ...

Performance Address:

160 Main St., Route 101

Marlborough NH 03455 US


TEAM BRT:Eric Walther, Amanda Warman, Emma Seidler and Jonathan Flower

"I didn't get a chance to tell you in person tonight, but your performance was electrifying! You were Roger, and you made me (and many others) cry, laugh, and love tonight. Congratulations, Aaron!" ... " I'm bummed that I didn't get a chance to give you a huge hug after the show tonight, but there were just too many fans to fight through. Your performance as Angel is disarming and pure joy! You remind us all to live for today and most importantly celebrate love. You gave us all what we long for 'something as true as this'. Congratulations, Sean!" ... "You are incredible! Your production is perfection! Well done, Ms. Mead!!" ... "Tyler, you ROCKED my world! Incredible debut! BRAVO!" ... Tina M.

Here's what was said about the performances ...

RENT was originally produced in New York
by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway
by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon
and New York Theatre Workshop

"Don't miss it! This show is amazing... we were drawn in, held captive and moved to tears. Go!"
... Deb D. via e-mail

"Wonderful Music Greg - you were great!" ... Carl A.

2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - Max Carmel for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Mark), for Branch River Theatre's production of  RENT!


Director: Lori Goldring
Producer: Carrie Kidd
Stage Manager: David DeLollis
Stage Crew: Melody Actouka, Gail Connelly, David DeLollis, Carrie Kidd, Dave Teubner
Costumes: Margaret Lynott, M. Beverly Miller
Properties: Lori Goldring and Cast
Set Design/Construction: Lori Goldring
Set Construction: Gail Connelly, Tommy Cummings, David DeLollis,C.J. Leake, Jeff Repko, Bert Torsey
Fine Art and Details: Sharon Manos
Sound Design: Gary Gagnon
Sound Crew: Ben Gagnon, Gary Gagnon

Front Row: Nelly Calhoun, Max Carmel and Peter Hiebert

Book, Music and Lyrics
by Jonathan Larson

TEAM WPR:Michael Wright, Heidi Fagan, Fran Kemp and Michael Delaney

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements
Tim Weil

"Just saw RENT tonight with one of my daughters...one of our all time favorite shows...re tonight, what an amazing production (performances, music, set, direction/casting) by a very talented group of people! (I have seen RENT on Broadway, in Boston with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, and here in Keene at the Colonial; for me, this version holds its own...very impressed...WOW!)"  ... from Kathy M.

SPECIAL THANKS

The Marlborough Community House,
Keene State College Child Development
Center. Curtis Mead Cabinetry, Monadnock Regional High School Fine and Performing Arts, MoCo Arts, C & S Wholesalers Inc.
Markem-Imaje, John Clement/Zephr Designs
Ariel Printing, Justin Schwartz Photography
Don Primrose, Maggie Rice, Small Pond Productions, Maria and Chris Muskus,
Price Chopper - Keene, Keene High School
The Sanderson Family Foundation


The participates so far ... and subject to change!
BRT - Branch River Theatre from Marlborough, NH
ACT - Actors Circle Theater from Peterborough, NH
SPP - Small Pond Productions from Keene, NH
The River Pole Kat Group - Walpole Players and River Theatre from Walpole and Charlestown, NH

ACT TWO
Seasons of Love .....................................Company
Happy New Year A  ..................Roger, Mark, Mimi, Collins, Angel, Maureen, Joanne
Voice Mail #3 .................................... Mark's Mother
Voice Mail #4 .......................................Alexi Darling
Happy New Year B ....................Roger, Mark, Mimi, Collins, Angel, Maureen, Joanne, Benny
Take Me of Leave Me ..................Maureen, Joanne
Seasons of Love B ...................................Company
Without You .........................................Roger, Mimi
Voice Mail #5 ...................................... Alexi Darling
Contact .....................................................Company
I'll Cover You - Reprise ................Collins, Company
Halloween ....................................................... Mark
Goodbye Love .......................... Mark, Roger, Mimi, Collins, Maureen, Joanne, Benny
What You Own ....................................Roger, Mark
Voice Mail #6 ..........Roger's Mother, Mimi's Mother,

Mark's Mother, Mr. Jefferson
Finale A ....................................................Company
Your Eyes ..................................................... Roger
Finale B ....................................................Company

2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - Courtney Swift for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Joanne), for Branch River Theatre's production of  RENT!

Neil Simon called this one of his favorite plays. It's a gutsy story that mixes life's dramatic conflicts with wit and comedic overtones. This is very different from his usual comedies.


Evy, a popular singer who hit the skids has just returned home from a stay in rehab. She is greeted by her age-defying best friend Toby, her 17 year old daughter Polly, and her gay actor friend Jimmy, who are there to help her adjust to sobriety while dealing with their own needs and crises. Enter a former lover Lou and Evy's fall off the wagon, and you have a group of misfits living on the razors edge. There is also a small, yet important, part for a 20 year old Spanish delivery boy.

SPECIAL THANKS

Community House of Marlborough, Rent-A-Center

Contact Information:

(603) 876-6131 

info@branchrivertheatre.org


"One delightful surprise after another! And laugh, after laugh, after laugh."

"Branch River Theatre's "The Gingerbread Lady": First rate in every way. The performances were outstanding. Katrina Spenceman, who played Evy, should consider doing a Judy Garland tribute show. Well done, all! The excellence of BRT continues!" ... Allison B. via FaceBook

2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - Lori Goldring for Best Scenic Design for Branch River  Theatre's production of  RENT!

"You all were great. Susan and I went last night. Whew, very powerful !! GREAT acting !!! There were times you all gave me goose bumps. Hooray for community theater."  ... Brooks C. via FaceBook

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22nd

2011 NH Theatre Award  top ten finalist - Aaron Howland for Best Actor in a Musical (Roger), for Branch River Theatre's production of  RENT!

THE BAND

Music Director ............................Greg Flower
Guitar 1 ..........................................Ian Noise
Keyboard 1 .................................Patrick Marr
Bass ......................................Jackie Marinoff
Drums/Percussion .....................John Ogelby

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 336 

Keene, NH 03431 US

Ariel Printing, Ben Gagnon, Community House of Marlborough, David Teubner, Debbie Pickering,

Jeff Repko, Katrina Spenceman, Sharon Manos, Steve Bunn