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All the actors are learning their blocking, and we have started working on character development. For most all the participants, it’s the first time they’ve been in this style of live performance format. We are excited about bringing this cherished holiday movie to life on the Kent Theatre stage. A huge part of that effort will be all the “homemade” sound effects. Just as in old radio shows of yesteryear, we will be using all sorts of objects to create the sounds needed to enhance the audience’s enjoyment of the show.
Rehearsal began this week of It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play. You can see the cast was hard at work. The show will be at the Kent Theatre December 8th, 9th, and 10th. The large cast includes lots of familiar faces and some new ones appearing for the first time on stage in Cedar Springs. Come out and enjoy the show!
The Foreigner will be presented by the Cedar Springs Community Players at the Kent Theatre on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 13, 14, and 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door. Character and prop sponsorships will be available in the theater lobby for $5.
We also have a great display of stories and pictures of Jack Clark and his history with the CSCP. The Foreigner was his favorite play and this production is dedicated to him. Please come out and enjoy the show.
Thank you for supporting the Cedar Springs Community Players!
The Cedar Springs Community Players proudly present The Foreigner at the Kent Theatre on October 13, 14, and 15.
The comedy takes place in Betty Meek’s Fishing Lodge Resort in Tilghman County, Georgia. Mostly middle-income people come to this laid back, off-the-beaten-track resort to fish, swim, play a little cards and fill up on Betty’s down-home cooking. Now insert into the mix, Charlie, a foreigner and shy proofreader who is brought to the resort from England by his friend, “Froggy”. Charlie wants nothing more than to be left alone and is fearful of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy” tells the others that Charlie is a foreigner and speaks no English. The fun really begins when Charlie overhears more than he should and things get complicated. The show has one comic surprise after another and the “good guys” emerge triumphant! Even though The Foreigner takes place in the recent past, the Golden Rule in dealing with people, even though they are “foreigners” is as relevant as it always has been.
This is the 76th show by the Cedar Springs Community Players in the 45 years of producing plays and musicals in the community. The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, is directed by Sue Harrison, with Nancy Noreen as Production Coordinator, Charlene Sommer as Stage Manager, and Deb Irwin working with props.
Many of the cast members have worked with the Players before or with other community theatre groups. The cast includes: Doug Christensen as “Froggy” LeSueur, a British officer; R.J.Moore as Charlie Baker, a pathologically shy British proof-reader; Laura Johnson as Betty Meeks, widow and owner of the resort; Mark Stoll as Rev David M. Lee; Anna Ambrose is Catherine Simms, a former debutante engaged to Rev. Lee; Rod Zamarron as Owen Musser, a backwoods scoundrel with tattoos; and Tom Johnson as Ellard Simms, a backward boy who is Catherine’s brother.
The Foreigner will be presented at the Kent Theatre on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 13, 14, and 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. Character and prop sponsorships will be available in the theater lobby for $5.
Thank you for supporting the Cedar Springs Community Players!
In just a little less than a month, the Players will be holding auditions for their next production, It’s a Wonderful Life-A Live Radio Play!! Plan on attending them on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and
25 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the CS United Methodist Church. We need kids 12 and up; men and women of any age. Performances will be at the Kent Theatre on Dec. 8, 9 and 10. It’s a holiday classic recreated live and onstage.
The Cedar Springs Community Players are both honoring the past and trying something new with their upcoming production of The Foreigner. The show is being dedicated to Jack Clark, a longtime member, who died earlier this year. The Foreigner was Jack’s favorite show and he would travel all over the state to see productions of it. There will be displays of photographs and stories about Jack’s participation in past productions at the theater. If you have photos or a memory to share, please contact Bob Clifford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Players are also offering some fun sponsorship opportunities for their theater patrons. The Foreigner is a play with a single set and there are a number of items that appear on the set or are mentioned in the play – some of them quite humorously. Sponsors will receive special pins that they can wear during the play to show they are an official Croquet Mallet, Carrot, Spoon Rack, etc., sponsor. Sponsorships are as follows:
Sauerkraut – $5
Carrot, Spoon Rack, Candle, Fork, or Lamp – $5
Apples or Fireplace – $5
Croquet Mallets, Harmonica, Suitcase, or Key to Room 7 – $5
Sponsorships can be purchased at the theater on the day of the performance or in advance from a Players member or cast member.
Friends of the Players and the cast and crew can also send well wishes to them in the program for $10 and local businesses can advertise in the program as well. Please contact Bob Clifford at email@example.com.
Thank you all for your help in getting the word out about auditions, however, after two nights, we still do not have a full cast for The Foreigner. Many of the main roles are still open. ( Cast: 4 men 1 teen. 2 women)
So if we want this timely comedy to happen for us and as a tribute for Jack Clark, please ask as many actors, actresses, and technicians to look at their schedules (Performances are Oct 13, 14, 15, 2016) and come tomorrow night – Thursday Aug. 25 – at 6:30 PM at the CS United Methodist Church for a final night of auditions.