The Cedar Springs Community Players will be putting on a series of two theater workshops for youths ages 8-18. They will be on March 25 and April 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Main Street.
The two workshop sessions will cover different topics and are designed to be both fun and educational. Kids will have a chance to learn acting skills and stagecraft, learn about all the people who make a theater production happen, and hear about our upcoming production “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” No experience is necessary, just a willingness to join in and have fun.
The workshops are free, but space is limited and there are some rules:
– You must register in advance for the workshops – no walk-ins will be allowed. Click here http://bit.ly/2ms32gX to register. Make sure you enter the name and age of each child in the comments box and a contact number where you can be reached.
– A parent or guardian must be present for the entire workshop. They must complete paperwork for the minor children, including a photo release, and then will be part of the “audience.” If the parent or guardian needs to leave the workshop, their child must go with them.
– Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and shoes as they will be moving around and standing a lot during the workshop.
– If you have questions about the workshop, please use the link above to contact us via email and we will get back to you.
Ghouls just want to have fun! Who doesn’t enjoy a few belly laughs now and again, even if you are the living dead? We have selected three hilarious fantasy/science fiction/monster one acts for your entertainment!
The Players are just itching to perform their next project – the third annual Springtime One Acts at the Kent. This year it’s a trio of one-act plays featuring fiendish monsters and bone-chilling characters who will be performing on the Kent Theatre stage March 24-26.
The Rot features the perils of living in the suburbs and attempting to have a nice dinner with your future in-laws and a pesky zombie who won’t leave the yard!
Then it’s action in the old West as Zombie Gunslingers head into town to stir up trouble at the local saloon! There are no customers at the Wet Yer Whistle Saloon because the Temperance Ladies done smashed all the bottles of Red Eye whiskey, confiscated all the bullets and burned up all the Poker cards. While waiting for the next stage coach to arrive, the saloon girls hear of zombie gunslingers heading their way. Quick thinking and fast action have the girls concocting their own brew of Red Eye to keep the zombies satisfied.
Set in the future, Country Folk, Lycanthropes and Extraterrestrial Entities features alien visitors to our Moon’s dark side are prepared to take a pack of werewolves off to their planet, but, alas! The ship crash lands in the southeastern US and the locals are ready to do some shootin’ to rid the countryside of the Tourist Dogs in Clothes!
Auditions for “Zombies, Werewolves and Aliens, Oh My!” are on February 13th and 14th between 6:30 and 8:00 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church.
The Cedar Springs Community Players will be presenting three Sci-Fi Fantasy one act plays on March 24, 25, and 26th at the Kent Theatre. “Zombies, Werewolves and Aliens, Oh My!” kicks off the 2017 Fantasy themed season. The three short comedies are set in the old west, modern day suburbia, and outer space in the future and feature hilarious encounters with an assortment of monsters and aliens.
People have always loved stories about monsters. Our literature is full of entities with mysterious origins with great strength or different abilities that we must somehow overcome. Traditionally, this is done with fierce battles and intestinal fortitude on the part of the hero. And since conflict is a great plot device, these stories about monsters have long been a part of our film and theater history, too. Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus” was published in 1818 and she is known to have seen a play based on it in 1823. And this popularity endures – in 2016 there was even a Frankenstein ballet.
And, of course, vampires, zombies, and aliens are everywhere these days, too. Over time, these scary monster stories started to take on a more humorous side. Low movie budgets led to cheesy looking special effects and a proliferation of odd titles like “Bride of the Monster,” “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” and the modern classic “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies.”
And you can expect to see a fair amount of “cheesiness” and comedy on stage in March. We have a lot of roles to fill – both actors and monsters – in these three plays and would love to see you at auditions. And if you enjoy monster makeup, exotic costumes, know how to make a convincing looking ray gun or other things out of tin foil, please let us know!
Auditions for the show are on February 13th and 14th between 6:30 and 8:00 at the United Methodist church. If you are interesting in helping out behind the scenes, please feel free to come to the auditions and introduce yourself or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is going to be a fun show and we want you to be a part of it!