Calling all actors, young and old, experienced and new to the stage: the Cedar Springs Community Players will present our annual Festival of One Acts in the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs this coming March 8th – 10th. Auditions to cast several one-act plays for anyone at least high-school aged interested in participating are being held Tuesday, January 16th, and Wednesday, January 17th. An audition specifically for children ages 8 to 18 wanting to perform in the kids’ one act musical will be held on just the 17th. Directors Sue Harrison, R.J. Moore, Scott Phillips, and Erika Wood will be at the Cedar Springs Library from 6 PM to 8 PM to select actors and actresses for each show.
The plays selected for 2024 are:
“On Your Mark!” A kids’ musical by Aaron Kenny and Danny K. Bernstein. Directed by Erika Wood. Kids 8-18 y/o are needed for this “contemporary re-imagining of the Aesop Fable The Tortoise and the Hare”.
“Sonny DeRee’s Life Flashes Before His Eyes” A comedy by Bill Bozzone. Directed by RJ Moore. This comedic tale includes a hustler with never-ending ‘get rich quick’ schemes, a loan shark with a hit-man, a Metallica fan, and an estranged mother. Men and women are both required for this show.
“Impromptu” A comedic-drama by Tad Mosel. Directed by Sue Harrison. “Four actors find themselves on a stage without a clue as to what play they have to perform. The actors struggle to perform a play with neither script nor director, learning about themselves and each other along the way.” This thought provoking show’s cast is for 2 men and 2 women.
“Don’t Rub Me the Wrong Way” A comedy written and directed by our own Scott Phillips. Both men and women are needed for his show.
One-Acts are great for experienced actors as well as for those who’d like to give the stage a try since the plays are short with minimal set and props.
Come to the Cedar Springs Library at 107 N Main St NE on Tue. Jan. 16th and/or Wed. Jan. 17th from 6-8 PM and give theatre a try!