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Leading Ladies Auditions Start Tomorrow, August 24

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Season Announcement


AUDITIONS FOR LEADING LADIES START TOMORROW EVENING!

Director Shari Miranda will hold auditions for Leading Ladies, at 7 PM on Monday and Tuesday, August 24 & 25 at CPP Headquarters, 1433 Fulton St., Grand Haven, MI

Cast includes 5 males & 3 females of various ages. 1 Female must be able to roller skate. 

Auditionees will be asked to read from the script.  Rehearsals will begin August 31. Show dates are 10/16-10/18 & 10/22-10/24/2009.
 
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig is a comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!


Save with Season Tickets – No Increase in Prices From Last Season!!!!

Season tickets mean savings – five performances for the price of four. Adult season tickets are $56 each, while season tickets for seniors 64 and older and students are $44 each. 

Ticket prices for main stage productions are $14 for adults and $11 for seniors (64+) and students, which mean season tickets with five performances for the price of four represent a 20 percent savings. Season tickets may be used for any five performances.  Another great benefit of being a season ticket-holder is that you can reserve tickets before the box office opens to the general public.
 
Ordering season tickets is easy. Just complete this form, enclose a check payable to Central Park Players, and mail it to P.O. Box 564, Grand Haven, MI 49417.
 
And if you’re interested in becoming a donor, sponsor, or underwriter, you can do that with the same form.
 
We look forward to seeing you at our performances this season!

Check out our website for more information or  click here to download the 2009-2010 CPP Season Ticket order form.

Take a look below at the wonderful season you have in store!


Comedy: Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig 

Directed by: Shari Miranda
October 16-24, 2009  Grand Haven Community Center 
 

A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!

Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but its not until she meets Maxine and Stephanie that she finally gets a taste of it.

Holiday: A Christmas Carol  
Adapted by John Mortimer from the story by Charles Dickens.
Directed by:
December 3-12, 2009  Grand Haven Community Center

Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens' ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic view of Victorian London. All of the much loved characters are in place. Cast and staging requirements are extremely flexible; there is ample opportunity for creative doubling.


MusicalOliver!* Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart 

Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd.
and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Directed by: Mike Vogas
February 25-27, 2010  Lakeshore Middle School

Auditions for Oliver! will be at the Grand Haven Community Center on Monday and Tuesday December 7 and 8.  Please bring a prepared song no longer than 1 minute and come dressed for movement.  No flip flops or crocs.
 
Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Based on the Dickens novel, it will engage your audience with its pathos and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. Food, Glorious Food, I'd Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics. Dickens' characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-with all their facets glowing in this production.
 
*We are pleased to announce that the rights for the Tony Award winning musical Oliver! have been secured for CPP's first show of 2010.  Due to a professional/national tour, the rights to perform Annie have become unavailable for amateur production in this area.

Drama: Almost Maine by John Cariani
Directed by Andrew Zahrt
April 23-May 1, 2010  Grand Haven Community Center

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hovein the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Family Theatre 2010 Summer Show:

Dear Edwina, junior
(Director and Dates TBA)

It's a beautiful summer day in Paw Paw, Michigan, and all the neighborhood kids are on their way to Edwina Spoonapple's house. Edwina, creator and star of the Dear Edwina show, anxiously awaits her cast and crew, as they introduce themselves to us in "Paw Paw Michigan." Finally the kids arrive at Edwina's, ready to start the weekly episode of The Dear Edwina Show, where folk from around the world send letters to Edwina Spoonapple in hopes of receiving her invaluable advice.

Follow the adventures of advice- giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids in the neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number in her “Advice-A-Palooza” extravaganza. Written in the style of Schoolhouse Rock Live! and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Dear Edwina Junior is the perfect musical for a new generation.


When is the last time we've had a roller skating character in one of our mainstage shows?

Nunsense II - 2.jpg"Sister Leo" in Nunsense II: The Second Coming 1993!


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