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Latest Players production features fun and family


Terri Rigggle directs a scene at rehearsal of “A night at the wax museum.” Performances are August 15-17 at the Kent Theatre.  

Terri Rigggle directs a scene at rehearsal of “A night at the wax museum.” Performances are August 15-17 at the Kent Theatre.

The family that “plays” together stays together! This summer, it’s a real family affair for the cast of the Cedar Springs Community Players’ latest production, “A Night at the Wax Museum.”

The hysterical meets the historical in this comic spoof about the wackiest wax museum you ever hope to visit! School has dismissed for the summer but not for five unlucky students, who have flunked their History class. They have to re-take the class and, much to their dismay, have to accompany their teacher to the Cultully Wax Museum to help set up displays. The kids are not too keen on this idea, but the trip gets really interesting when all the figures come to life and start searching for an unknown treasure of great worth. Characters include Cleopatra, King Henry the VIII, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Blackbeard the pirate, just to name a few.

“We have lots of new faces joining us for this production,” said Director Terri Riggle, “and a lot of them relate to each other—in a family way!”

Along with CSCP veteran player Laura Johnson, son Tom and daughter Anna Ambrose will be joining her onstage for the show, which is currently in rehearsal. Also involved are the Broskey family—Dad Todd, with sons, Michael and James, who has dual roles of Blackbeard the pirate and the production’s Assistant Director, and then there’s the  Moore siblings, RJ, Liz and Erin, all acting on stage in their second Players show.   Joining them are Rockford newcomers David Schmuker and his son, Jarrod; and Shannon Rop and her daughters, Anya and Maia.

“It’s really wonderful to be able to work with such a talented group of people,” Riggle said. She added that there are a total of 28 people in the cast, ranging in ages from high school to senior citizen. “Everyone is working very hard to learn lines and stage movement. I’m very pleased so far with how the show is shaping up. It’s going to be a fun family event you won’t want to miss!”

Performances for “A Night at the Wax Museum” will be held at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs on Aug. 15-17 with performances starting at 7:30 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Aug. 18. Tickets are $12 for adults ($10 presale) and $8 for children 12 and under and senior citizens, 65+.  Buy presale tickets at the Cedar Spring Public Library, Alpha Omega Coffee & Games or from any cast member. You can call 616-696-0949 to reserve tickets at the door.

For more details, please check the Players website at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org.

 

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Area youths will create fairy tale magic


Kira Ward and Danielle VanDyke play Snow White and the evil Queen.

The ever-popular fairy tale, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” will be brought to life on the stage of the Kent Theatre. Plan to attend this summer’s fun musical brought to you by the Cedar Springs Community Players. Come and enjoy the antics of the merry little men as they try their best to protect their Princess, Snow White, from the Evil Queen who is determined to kill her rival in beauty.

Two casts, with a total of 33 talented young people, will take to the stage two weekends in June. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, June 14-16 and June 21-23. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $6 for kids 17 and under and are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library, from any cast member or by calling 616-696-0527. The historic Kent Theatre is located in downtown Cedar Springs at 7 N. Main Street.

 

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“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”


Cast of “You’re a good man Charlie Brown.” L to R top row: Audree Stephens, Brandyn Kirchhoff, Erica Czerski; Lauren Forman; Madison Scheuneman. L to R bottom row: BreAnna Schultz;Jacob Swinehart; Vincent Frank, Tom Johnson

The Cedar Springs Community Players’ next production, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” will be presented at the Kent Theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. This fun-filled family musical is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. It portrays “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It will be directed by Sue Harrison with pianist Bonnie Hitchingham and Nancy Noreen on flute. Laura Johnson is Stage Manager and Melanie Kirchhoff and Katie Zank  are helping with choreography.  “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be the 65th production for the Community Players in its 40 year history.
The cast of “YAGM,CB” includes Brandyn Kirchhoff as Charlie Brown, Lauren Forman as Lucy, Jacob Swinehart as Linus, Vincent Frank as Snoopy, Erica Czerski as Patty, Tom Johnson as Schroeder, Audree Stephens as Sally, BreAnna Schultz as Marci, and Madison Scheuneman as Little Red-Headed Girl.
All tickets are general seating. Tickets are on sale at Chase Bank in Cedar Springs and the Cedar Springs Library or call (616) 696-0456. All tickets for children 12 and under are $8.00. Pre-sale adult tickets are $12 and $15 at the door on performance nights.  Plan to bring the whole family to this fun G-rated family show.  Check the Cedar Springs Community Players website for more information: www.cscommunityplayers.org

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Community Players present Leading Ladies


Ken Ludwig’s uproarious comedy Leading Ladies is the next production of the Cedar Springs Community Players. It’s 1958 and down on their luck English actors, Jack and Leo are reduced to performing Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania.  Their fortune appears to change when they read of a dying old lady who is looking for her long lost English heirs, Max and Steve, children of her sister who moved to England many years ago.

Impersonating the missing relatives and inheriting part of the multi-million dollar legacy becomes the pair’s new plan. As these actors take on roles of a lifetime, the fun begins. Playwright Ludwig’s sense of humor has been compared to Billy Wilder, George S. Kaufman and the Marx Brothers. The fast paced, slapstick, goofiness of this “farce is so funny,” according to the Houston Press, “it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.”

Dale Droski and Marc McKinley portray Leo and Jack. Laura Johnson and Katie Zank play their respective love interests, Meg and Audrey. Joanne Carter, Cody Eldred, Kim Johnson and Scott Phillips complete the cast.

Performances are 7:30 p.m., August 18, 19 and 20 at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., downtown, Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased from the Cedar Springs Public Library, the Cedar Springs Chase Bank, a cast member or by calling 616.696.0949. For more information check out our website: www.cscommunityplayers.org.

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Casting call


The Cedar Springs Community Players announce auditions for the fun-filled family musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Monday and Tuesday, August 15-16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main in Cedar Springs. All ages may audition for the seven roles. Applicants will read from the script and also perform 30 seconds of a song they’ve prepared for auditions.
Production dates for the musical are October 13, 14, 15, 2011 at the Kent Theatre at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Sue at 616-696-0456.

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