Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:00pm
Robert has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Maine (Orono), where he studied a complete coursework in Music Education, Vocal and Instrumental Performance, as well as serving as Associate Conductor and Intern for several music and theatre programs while at UMO.
He has worked with many area theatre companies, including The Majestic, StageCoach Productions, Community Players of Concord, Leddy Center, New Thalian Players, Nottingham Theatre Project, Hampstead Middle School Drama, Nashua Theatre Guild, Manchester Community Players/Second Stage, and Murder & Mayhem Productions. Robert is also the Director of The “VOLUNTAIRES”, a 30+ member senior citizen choir that has been performing for local health care and assisted living facilities in southern NH for over 30 years. He also directs choirs and is an active performer at local assisted living centers. www.robertdionne.com
by David Church, Jim Webber, Joe Patrick Ward
Judy Garland is primed for her biggest comeback ever – the dazzling star of her own TV special, broadcast live on Christmas Eve, 1959. Judy’s guests include Bing Crosby (making some holiday “grog”), Ethel Merman (plugging her Hawaiian album), and Liberace (with a handsome sailor in tow). However, mysterious snafus behind the scenes and cameo appearances by commie-baiting Vice President Richard Nixon (who performs a magic act) and blacklisted writer, Lillian Hellman, (who’s forced to read “Children’s Letter to Santa” with a puppet) throw Judy’s program off course. The surprises climax when the arrival of Joan Crawford is interrupted by the spectral figure of…Death. The evening takes a detour into the twilight zone as the celebrities are forced to confront the lies behind their legends. Devastated and alone, Judy meets a special fan who ultimately proves that, despite her flaws, her shining legacy still endures. This show is PG-13.
Directed by Jim Webber
Musical Direction by Jed Holland / Choreography by Martha Daniels Holland
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00pm
Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees. This show is PG-13.
“Magical! A side-splitting musical parody…wickedly funny! – Los Angeles Times
“Fascinating, hilarious and wildly entertaining!” – Gerard Alessandrini, Creator of Forbidden Broadway
“A true holiday treat!” – Hollywood Reporter
“Hilarious! A surreal snow globe highball; a Hollywood Christmas card from beyond the grave!” – Portland Mercury
“Holiday smash of the season…I can’t say enough about what a bracing surprise this unique show is!” – Talkin’ Broadway, 2014
“Filled with gut busting laughs and wonderful musical numbers!” – Broadway World.com, 2014
“Must-see alternative to the Christmas classics we automatically fall back on during the holiday season!” – West Seattle Herald, 2014