opens July 31

at Actors Theatre Playhouse

for Two Weeks Only

photo Merrit Brown

CAPTION: Singers and their Favorite Songs

CHESTERFIELD, N.H. - Sitting ‘Round the Piano opens at Actors Theatre Playhouse for two week run on July 31.

A new musical review where local singers and performers get to belt out their favorite Show Tunes entitled ‘Sitting ‘Round the PIano’ premiers July 31 through Aug. 9 at the Actors Theatre Playhouse. Two weeks only! Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $10. Reservations are highly recommended. The Playhouse Toll-Free Box Office can be reached at 877-666-1855. For further information visit the Playhouse Website: www.ATPlayouse.org.

Did you ever want to sing your favorite songs from your favorite musicals in a room filled with your friends and fans?

Cindy Choate, Leslie Cotter, Nancy Groff, Jason Guerino, Julie Olssen, Ken Olssen, Ray Mahoney, Joanne Mead, Mark and Marilyn Tullgren DO just that under the Stage and Musical direction of Mark Tullgren and Ken Olsson. These entertainers present their handpicked favorites for your (and their) enjoyment as the Actors Theatre pilots this new musical program.

"The thought was to find a way to bring more musical entertainment to the Playhouse in a yearly format similar to the very popular Ten Minute Play Festival, where we could change up the material every season," says Producer and musical performer Marilyn Tullgren.


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"So we kicked the idea around, and quickly came up with a format devoid of restricting themes or plots........just the pure fun of singing all those popular show tunes we love so much but never get the opportunity to do. Quickly, we contacted our friends with the simple ‘How’d you like to sing your favorite songs in a musical review the performers themselves create?’ Bingo. We had our cast in no time at all, along with Ken Olsson as our Musical Director, and my husband Mark doing the Stage Direction.

A variety of names for the program were tossed around. Concludes Marilyn, "SITTING ‘ROUND THE PIANO says it all. A talented gathering of friends and singers and their favorite songs sitting alongside a piano. Whether it’s in a living room at a party or on the stage of the Actors Theatre Playhouse, it’s a heart-felt full out evening of fun dedicated to the songs we love. The hope is we’ll add new performers and new favorites year after year. Hope you can join us for this pilot program. "