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Carousel Rehearsal Diary

Have you ever thought about performing on the stage? A Community Theater production can give you the opportunity.

Anyone can become involved in Portsmouth Community Theater - take me for example.  I have almost no acting experience but I am now rehearsing with others for the upcoming presentation of the musical "Carousel" at the end of August.

I am going to share with you some of my experiences as an "actor."  I play the part of Mr. Bascombe, the "proper" mill owner, but I also get to sing several songs with the chorus.  By the way, Mr. Bascombe has to shoot a gun in one scene so I dug out the cap pistols I had as a child when I actually played Coyboys and Indians with my friends on the streets of New York City in the 1950s.  I don't think kids do that anymore.  The cap guns looked nice but they no longer worked very well so we are looking for an alternate.  Finding props and costumes are part of the community theater experience.

Rehearsal started recently.  The director, Cindy Killavey, is blocking out the scenes and we are all beginning to learn the songs and dialogue.  I have included some pictures of the busy actors.

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Claudia Carlson Vars August 02, 2012 at 02:04 AM
What are the dates for the performances and where? What are you performing for the coming year ?
Richard Schmidt August 02, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Carousel will be performed on 22-26 August (Wed-Sat at 7PM and Sunday at 1PM at the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy on East Main Road. Tickets are $9.00. Call 683-1460 for info. Portsmouth Community Theater will be doing a collection of readings and music in early December. A Halloween event (perhaps on the Brown House porch) is also being considered but is not finalized yet.

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