Quality community theater on Boston’s North Shore

Songs by Tom Lehrer

By Tom Lehrer
Directed by: Rusty Palumbo ~ Music Director and Donna Corbett ~ Stage Director
Production Dates: July 24 and 25 @4PM ~ QP’s Park(ing Lot) Series
Cast: Adam Bailey, Bradley Boutcher, David Fisher, Sarah Logsdon, Margaret McCarty, Connie McQuaid, Ann Marie King, Stephen Russo, and Phyllis Uloth.

If you are a fan you know Tom Lehrer’s black humor and can sing along. If you are not you will be after hearing some of QP’s biggest fans singing a few of our favorite songs like;  Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,   I Got It From Agnes,  The Vatican Rag,  Masochism Tango, Pollution and We Will All Go Together When We Go.

Bring your lawn chair, something to nosh on, make it an event!  We have enough spaces in the QP lot for those that need to park close or want to drop off their lawn chairs. We do ask everyone else to park behind Harrow’s.  There is no reservations and the shows are free.  We do encourage donations of course!

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO: Harrow’s Chicken Pies and Wally Arsenault for allowing us to park in his lot again this summer.  Pick up a pie on your way home. It is a great idea for dinner!

SONGS BY TOM LEHRER                                

INTRO TO BE PREPARED            DAVID

BE PREPARED                            ADAM – SARAH – BRADLEY – MARGARET

INTRO PIGEONS                           CONNIE

POISONING PIGEONS            SARAH

INTRO & SILENT E                  ANN MARIE

INTRO AGNES                              PHYLLIS

I GOT IT FROM AGNES         ADAM – STEPHEN – BRADLEY – FISH

INTRO IRISH BALLAD              MARGARET

IRISH BALLAD                       CONNIE (PHYLLIS – STEPHEN – SARAH – FISH BACKUP DANCERS)

 INTRO HUNTING                     SARAH

HUNTING SONG                    ADAM

 INTRO RAG                               STEPHEN

VATICAN RAG                       MARGARET- DAVID – SARAH – CONNIE – BRADLEY – PHYLLIS

 INTRO TANGO                        ADAM

MASOCHISM TANGO        STEPHEN (ADAM – ANN MARIE BACKUP DANCERS)

INTRO & ELEMENTS        DAVID

INTRO HAND                         MARGARET

I HOLD YOUR HAND       SARAH – CONNIE

 INTRO & NEW MATH    BRADLEY

 INTRO WEEK                       SARAH

NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK         DAVID – PHYLLIS – ANN MARIE – ADAM

INTRO OLD AND GRAY      CONNIE

OLD AND GRAY                PHYLLIS

INTRO POLLUTION            ANN MARIE

POLLUTION                      CONNIE – STEPHEN – ADAM – MARGARET

 INTRO MEXICO                 BRADLEY

OLD MEXICO                   MARGARET

 INTRO                                 ADAM

WE ALL GO TOGETHER                ADAM – MARGARET – SARAH- CONNIE – STEPHEN – BRADLEY –    PHYLLIS – ANN MARIE – DAVID

PRODUCTION STAFF: 

RUSTY PALUMBO (MUSICAL DIRECTOR):  QP’S FUNDRAISER MY COMIC VALENTINE WAS RUSTY’S LAST QP CREDIT AS MUSCIAL DIRECTOR IN FEBRUARY OF 2010. SHE HAS BEEN MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR 20 SHOWS, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST ONE SHE HAS DONE OUTDOORS!  WHEN NOT DIRECTING MUSIC RUSTY IS BUILDING COSTUMES AND TEACHES PIANO.

DONNA CORBETT (STAGE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER): TOM FOOLERY WAS ONE OF DONNA’S ALL TIME FAVORITE SHOWS TO DIRECT AT QP. IT WAS IN 1988. HAPPY TO SAY THE SONGS ARE STILL VERY FUNNY TODDAY, BUT SAD TO SAY THEIR MESSAGE IS STILL RELEVANT!  UP NEXT FOR DONNA IS ROMEO AND JULIET WHICH HAS BEEN HOLD SINCE MARCH 2020.

MARK BAUMHARDT (SOUND DESIGNER/OPERATOR): MARK IS CURRENTLY QP’S PRESIDENT, NOT AN EASY ROLE KEEPING THEATER GOING IN THESE COVID TIMES! HE IS A DIRECTOR, AN ACTOR, A PRODUCER, AND A SOUND GUY! ONE OF HIS NEXT QP CREDITS WILL BE DIRECTING XXXX IN 2022-23 SEASON.

JON SACHS (PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER): BESIDES TAKING ALL OF QP’S INCREDIBLE PRODUCTION SHOTS, JON WITH IAIN BASON FILMED AND THEN JON EDITED SUBURBAN HOLIDAYS NINE WHICH IS STILL AVAILABLE ON THE QP WEBSITE.  JON ALSO DID LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND WHICH WAS A PAY TO SEE SERIES OF ONE ACTS FOR QP THIS SPRING, AND ALSO OUR LAST THEATER IN THE PARK(ING LOT) SHOW TALES FROM THE PORCH.

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MIKE MCTEAGUE FOR THE LOAN OF HIS SOUND EQUIPMENT, HIS UP TO GORILLA TRAINING AND HIS CALL-IN CENTER SUPPORT!

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:

DAVID (DAVID FISHER): DIRECTING TAKING STEPS WAS DAVID’S LAST QP CREDIT BUT HE HAS GRACED THE STAGE TOO IN SHOWS LIKE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM!    HIS LAST THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE WAS DOING IMPROV AT ACME. QP IS HOPING DAVID WILL BE DOING IMPROV AT QP SOON AS WELL!

ADAM (ADAM BAILEY): ADAM IS NEW TO QP AND HAS BEEN ABSENT FROM COMMUNITY THEATER ACTIVITIES FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS. MOST RECENTLY, HE AND HIS WIFE JEAN HAVE IMMERSED THEMSELVES IN THE GLORIOUS WORLD OF BALLROOM DANCING (DID ANYONE SAY TANGO?). THEY HAVE BEEN DANCING COMPETITIVELY IN BOTH AMATEUR COUPLE AND PRO/AM EVENTS SINCE 2017.

SARAH (SARAH LOGSDON): SARAH SPENT 14 YEARS PERFORMING, COACHING, AND TEACHING IMPROV IN CHICAGO AFTER GETTING HER BFA IN THEATER ARTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI.  HER FIRST MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AT QP WILL BE AS LADY CAPULET IN ROMEO AND JULIET.

BRADLEY (BRADLEY BOUTCHER):  BRADLEY’S LAST ON-STAGE CREDIT WAS AT THE 9TH ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE FESTIVAL IN JANUARY OF 2020.  HE KEPT GONG THROUGH THE PANDEMIC WITH THE SPOTLIGHT PLAYHOUSE ZOOMING MARC PALMIERI’S WAITING FOR THE HOST: A PLAY FOR STAGE OR STREAMING. AND BRADLEY HAS LANDED HIS FIRST MOVIE CREDIT – MICHIGAN J. FROG  IN SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY!

MARGARET (MARGARET MCCARTY): TECHNICALLY, MARGARET MCCARTY LAST PERFORMED ON THE QP STAGE THIS SPRING, APPEARING AS FIN IN THE VIDEO PRODUCTION OF LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND, BUT THE LAST TIME SHE EXPERIENCED A LIVE QP AUDIENCE WAS AS CASSANDRA IN SONYA AND VANYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE.  SHE IS THE PROUD OWNER OF BOTH A FLIP PHONE AND A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING OF THE ELECTRIC COMPANY SOUNDTRACK ON VINYL.

CONNIE (CONNIE MCQUAID):  A NEW VOICE AT QP! CONNIE IS A RETIRED ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER WHO LOVES THE BEACH AND HAS DONE MANY SHOWS WITH COLONIAL CHORUS, HER LAST ONES WERE SEUSSICAL AND MY FAVORITE YEAR!

ANN MARIE (ANNE MARIE KING): ANN MARIE’S LAST GIG QP WAS PLAYING KATIE IN SUBURBAN HOLIDAYS NINE, THE GIFT OF THE MATT GUY (STILL VIEWABLE FROM QP WEBSITE).  SHE HAS BEEN PART OF A NUMBER OF SUBURBAN HOLIDAY SHOWS.  SHE LOVES THE OCEAN AND SANG RESPECT AS THE LEGENDARY ARETHA FRANKLIN WHILE CRUISING ON THE CARNIVAL VALOR SOMEWHERE ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

PHYLLIS (PHYLLIS ULOTH): AN ACTOR, SINGER, MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGNER, PRODUCER, STAGE CREW, SET PAINTING, PUBLICITY AND STAGE MANAGER, DRESSER, QP SECRETARY, LIFE MEMBER … AND SOON TO BE LADY MONTAGUE IN QP’S UPCOMING ROMEO AND JULIET.

STEPHEN (STEPHEN RUSSO): STEPHEN WAS LAST SEEN AT QP IN THE FUNDRAISER N TOON TOO. YOU MAY ALSO REMEMBER HIM AS THE MONBACK WHEN YOU PARKED IN OUR LOT. HE STOOD BEHIND YOUR CAR AND SAID MONBACK, MONBACK!