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Joseph and the Amazing

Technicolor Dreamcoat

Take 21 local children and teens, add in an upbeat pop musical score, throw in some colourful costumes, clever choreography, great singing, and a favorite Bible story and you get Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first production of the year presented by our Education Department.  Performances are Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th at 7:30pm, with matinees at 2pm on January 17th and 18th. 
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an irresistible family musical.  The first full-length musical by legendary theatrical team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Joseph is a retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, his devoted father, his jealous brothers, and his incredible series of adventures. 
Filled with youthful energy, Joseph combines a wide variety of musical styles - everything from country to calypso to rock 'n' roll - in a series of memorable musical numbers.  Described as a high-voltage extravaganza, Joseph premiered on Broadway in 1982, when it was nominated for six Tony Awards, and has seen multiple revivals and tours since that time.
The Education Department’s production of Joseph will be directed by Education Director Timothy L’Ecuyer of Nashua. Gilmanton’s Heather Hunt takes on the pivotal role of the Narrator with Gilford’s Jack Harding in the title role of Joseph.  Adam J. Messinger of Holderness does triple duty as Jacob, Potiphar, and Pharaoh.   The rest of the cast is made up of a versatile group of students who act, sing, and dance their way through multiple roles in the production.  They include: Natalie Bleiler, Seda Boles, Dawson Ellis, Meredith Ellis, Janney Halperin, Jaydie Halperin, Essie Humphrey, Nevis Koedam, Evan Lazdowski, Annika Lee, Emma Litchfield, Erin O'Brien, Meredith O'Brien, Sophie Pankhurst, Griffin Plourde, Brianna Smith, Cheyenne Weisberg, and Shawn Zappala.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is suitable for adults and children ages five and above.  Tickets in the orchestra are $18 for adults and $14 for children under 12.  Balcony seats are available for $12.  Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at or by calling (603) 279-0333.
Want a sneak peak?  Check out this video from the "Sitz Probe" - the cast's first
sing-through with the band!

Apparently Timothy L'Ecuyer doesn't like to rest because almost as soon as Joseph finishes he will be auditioning for the Education Department's spring production, Treasure Island!

Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling tale will be brought to life onstage and auditions are open to any student ages 10-18.  Auditions will be held on January 24th and 25th and more information, including what to prepare, can be found here.

Please note: the recommended age for auditioners is 10-18 due to the complexity of the language in the script. That said, younger children are welcome to audition, but there is a possibility that not everyone who auditions will be cast.  If you have a question, please contact 
Plus, don't forget our next Winni Players Community Theatre auditions are right around the corner!

Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? BABY, the musical from acclaimed duo Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire examines how three couples on a university campus at different stages of life deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood.

For more audition information and a cast breakdown, click here.
Don't Miss a Beat!  
Stop by or order a calendar today!
We have just released a beautiful, full-color wall calendar which lists all of our productions for 2015.  Calendars are available free of charge to anyone who would like to stop by the Playhouse and pick one up (use the callbox to let us know you're here if we're working in the basement!).  We are also happy to mail them for a small shipping and handling charge.  You can purchase them from our website,

It's a Playhouse Baby (Girl) Boom!
A huge congratulations to the following members of the Playhouse family who have all welcomed additions to their families this holiday season!
On December 8th, Winni Players actress Maggie Roberts (The Brundibar Project) and her husband, Ryan, welcomed Piper Kelly.  Piper makes a grandmother of Winni Players Chair - and prolific actress - Diane Nickerson.  

Congrats to the Nickerson/Roberts family!
In June, Colleen Eliason performed in The Fairy Godmothers, one of the original plays in our Playwriting Festival. She's now the proud mom of Emma Cornelia. She and husband Ramsay received their early holiday gift on December 9th.

Long-time summer season actress Megan Gaffney (Two Rooms, Crossing Delancey and many more) and her husband, Frank, welcomed Fiona Jeannette on January 2nd.

Fiona's lucky to have one of the most talented, clever, funny, and adorable moms we know!  

Summer season director Keith Weirich (The Foreigner, Noises Off, etc), wife Heather, and big brother August were delighted with the arrival of Nova River on January 9th.  

Clearly dad is already smitten!
Now On Sale!
The Winni Players Community Theatre Presents

All My Sons by Arthur Miller

The Winni Players continue their winter tradition of presenting classic American drama with Arthur Miller's 20th Century masterpiece about social responsibility versus personal gain. When Joe Keller places the prosperity of his family above the lives of others, there are consequences for all. 

February 5th - 8th 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm

Actors Studio / Bardavon production of 
Rhapsody in Black

Written and Performed by LeLand Gantt
Directorial Consultant Estelle Parsons 

A special presentation for Black History Month.  

Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Oscar winner Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one man show that explores Gantt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America.

We follow his spellbinding life story -- from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, PA to teenage experiments with crime and drugs to scholastic achievement and an acting career that lands adult LeLand in situations where he is virtually the only African-American in the room. “Charming, self-deprecatingly funny and linguistically awesome.” HuffPost

February 10th at 10:30 and 7:30pm

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