Holiday Show (1969)
Nashua Sr. High School Auditorium
December 28, 1969
This “show” is unlike the others recorded here, in that
it was presented by many groups, and Actorsingers put on
only part of the whole. However, “Holiday Show” has been
appearing in our past productions lists for so many years
that it would seem unfair to drop it out now. So, here it
-Jed (18 April 2001)
Sopranos Linda Annis,
Altos Fran Cerrier,
Tenors Tom Cole,
Basses Harold Annis,
Dancers Carol Croatti,
Special Thanks to the following
Jack L’Ecuyer – Rehearsal Director & Pianist
Nancy Laudien – Rehearsal Director
Jo Millett and Bob Narkunas – Rehearsal Pianists
and to the many others too numerous to mention who made this show possible.
Director Anne S. Manousos
Pianist David Gidge
Choreographer Judy Kolonek
Holiday Show Production Staff
General Chairman Harry Strickland
Stage: Extension & Risers: Design & Construction Warren Tomasian assisted by
Staging & Lighting Harry Strickland assisted by
Sound Bob Cotterman
Program and Ticket Joe Sakey, Chairman, assisted by
Publicity Thelma Fancy,
Bea Caldwell, co-chairmen, assisted by
Lobby Mrs. Robert Ainscow, Chairman, assisted by
Cast Reception Mrs. William Fancy,
Mrs. Dexter Cadwell,
Jafar Shoja, co-chairmen, assisted by
Mrs. Grant Goeble,
Mrs. Crawford Fortesque,
Mrs. Joseph Sakey,
Mrs. Robert Bicknell,
Mrs. William Zechel,
Mrs. John Carter
The Actorsingers Executive Board
President Margaret E. Tamulonis
Vice President Thomas Gill
Treasurer Harold Annis
Recording Secretary Monique Caron
Corresponding Secretary Marcelle Houle
Directors Robert Cotterman,
Anne S. Manousos,
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman Mrs. William R. Swart
Vice-Chairman Joseph G. Sakey
Vice-Chairman John A. Carter
Treasurer Archie M. Slawsby
Legal Advisor Robert B. Hamblett
Secretary Mrs. William Fancy
Executive Director Jafar Shoja
Stanley D. Anderson
Leo A. Bergeron
Mrs. Maurice E. Chagnon
Mrs. Charles H. Goyette
Kenneth E. Mayo
William W. Zechel
Nashua Choral Society,
Granite Statesmen Chorus,
Nashua Theatre Guild, and
Nashua Symphony Orchestra
portions of program have been omitted here.]
1. – Toyland (Victor Herbert, Arr. Edward B. Jurey)
2. – March of the Toys (Victor Herbert, Arr. Douglas MacLean)
Three Songs for Christmas (Clare Grundman)
Hallelujah Chorus, from “The Messiah” (G. F. Handel)
Our sincere thanks to you for attending and we wish you all a Very Happy New Year
A Message from the Arts & Science Center
This performance shows, in a vivid way, the many separate groups who would find a
base of operations in the new Center building. Rehearsal and try-out space,
a place to make scenery, a more intimate place to perform and a place in which
to celebrate after a performance are some of the spaces we hope to have.
Classrooms, studios and shops are also high priority facilities.
After a test in 1968, and a full trial in 1969 involving five classes meeting ten
times each, we know there is a great demand for tuition-free classes.
We have a waiting list of several hundred names gathered from churches,
Head Start and other sources, including recommendations from individuals.
For 1970 we have a grant of $1500 from the New Hampshire Commission of the Arts
to run free classes starting in January. The grant is subject to our matching
this amount. The first five teachers have volunteered their time and the Center
has found places for the classes as well as materials when required. The Commission
Grant will double the scope and the number of classes and the number of places
available for those who have not had these opportunities before. We would welcome
all sorts of help in this project.
Finally, our new building will have larger exhibition spaces, places for groups
to meet and administrative offices.
The Arts and Science Center is pleased to report that $1,019,935.00 has been
pledged to date in the building drive. Land purchases in the Park Street area
are proceeding successfully. The building program is dependent on the availability
of the Central Fire Station. Hopefully, with continued understanding by the new
Board of Aldermen, this will take place when the new Fire Station is built and
the Central Station is vacated.
The Arts and Science Center has not and does not intend to request any city money.
We need your help. We need your support top make Greater Nashua a better place
to live and work for everyone.
A message from the General Chairman
This has been a unique and rewarding experience for me, working with six different groups.
I will admit it has not been without its trying moments, none of which, I hasten to add,
were caused by any individual group. They have all been most cooperative and helpful in
this joint venture.
Many of the problems were caused by the lack of a central location for the many rehearsals
that have been held by all the groups-both individually and combined. Another major problem
area is the lack of a modern versatile stage capable of handling groups with differing
requirements in respect to lighting, staging and the many other aspects of production.
Many of these problems will be more easily solved when a facility such as the proposed
Arts and Science Center is complete. Then there will be a central administrative center
for scheduling events and rehearsals, storage facilities for the different groups for
costumes, scenery, props, etc.
I think working with the Arts and Science Executive Board these past weeks has been a
mutually rewarding experience. After listening to my many problems, the Board members
are certainly keenly aware of the needs of the groups that have participated in this show.
I can attest to the devotion and hard work that they put into their efforts to make
the Arts and Science Center a reality. These people truly deserve all the support we
can give them.
Finally I would like to thank them for all the cooperation they gave me in this
production, and to thank each and every group and individual for their cooperation
in making this show possible.
The Arts and Science Center proudly presents in order of their appearance
Nashua Choral Society
Granite Statesmen Chorus
Nashua Theatre Guild
Nashua Symphony Orchestra
Finale (Entire Ensemble)
Master of Ceremonies Frank L. Harvey