CPCC Summer Theatre 2015 Gift Certificates Now on Sale!

Get your CPCC Summer Theatre 2015 gift certificates for the Holiday season now! You can purchase Season Subscription packages for our 42nd Season by calling the CPCC SunTrust Box office at 704-330-6534 Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm or buy them online at tix.cpcc.edu 24/7.

Give the gift of Theatre this Holiday season. It is the one gift that truly never stops giving.

CPCC Theatre Auditions for How to Succeed… December 8 or 9

December 8 or 9
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Halton Theatre
 
Power, sex, ambition, greed… it’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business.

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man,” and “The Company Way.”

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
 
An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift, and sharp jabs to the funny bone, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is a sure fire hit!
 
 
 
Cast size: Large (over 20)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast – Many featured roles, Star Vehicle – Male, Strong/Large Chorus
Dance requirement: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)
   
Character Breakdown
BUD FRUMP Biggely’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections. Male, 18-21 yrs old Range: C3 – F4
ENSEMBLE SCRUBWOMEN; EXECUTIVES; SECRETARIES
GATCH A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies. Male, 40-60 yrs old Speaking Role
HEDY LaRUE A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants. Female, 25-35 yrs old
Range: C4 – Eb5
J. PIERREPONT FINCH Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success.’ Male, 18-25 yrs old Range: C3 – G4
J.B. BIGGLEY The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting. Male, 50-65 yrs old
Range: C3 – A4
MISS JONES J.B.’s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her. Female, 55-65 yrs old Range: Bb3 – Gb5
MR. TWIMBLE He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed. Male, 60-75 yrs old Range: C#3 – E4
ROSEMARY PILKINGTON A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: A3 – B4
SMITTY A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man. Female, 30-40 yrs old Ragne: A#3 – G5
WALLY WOMPER The company’s Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer. Male, 55-70 yrs old Range: D3 – E4
 
 You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition. Auditions are open to all.
Each auditionee should have a prepared song of at least 16 bars and sheet music in appropriate key. Be dressed to move. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsal will not begin until after the New Year.
 
For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu
 

Opening Night BOGO for Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot

CPCC Theatre opens Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays on Friday night Oct 31st at 8:00pm in Pease Auditorium with a special BOGO offer. Two tickets for the price of one! And with the show opening on Halloween night and taking place on Christmas Eve, you get two holidays for the price of one.

Call the SunTrust box office at 704-33-6534 and say BOGO!

CPCC Theatre Presents Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot: Or Holmes for the Holidays

Rehearsals are underway for CPCC Theatre’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot: Or Holmes for the Holidays opening Halloween night Oct 31st in Pease Auditorium.

An hilarious take on Sherlock Holmes, Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot: Or Holmes for the Holidays follows the misadventures of the actor William Gillette as he tries to unravel a murder mystery under his own roof on Christmas Eve. All the usual suspects are on hand to keep the audience guessing along with our intrepid slueth who has played Sherlock Holmes so many times on stage that he seems to think he is Sherlock Holmes. Whodunit? The dotty mother? The newlywed ingénues? The married character actors? Or Gillette himself? When a very suspicious Police Inspector shows up out of the snow with a strong English accent things really get turned around!

So grab your favorite Watson and get down to CPCC Theatre for Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot: Or Holmes for the Holidays. The master comedic playwright of such crowd pleasers as Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo has done it again!

Tickets are available at the SunTrust Box office 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu 24/7.

 

CPCC Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season with They’re Playing Our Song

CPCC Theatre opens their 2014-15 season with They’re Playing Our Song by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager in the Halton Theatre September 26th – October 5th.   They’re Playing Our Songwill be directed and choreographed  by Ron Chisholm and Music directed by Ellen Robison.

 

America’s premier funny man, Neil Simon, and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line, Marvin Hamlisch, and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager collaborated on this hit musical about their own up and down relationship. A funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, They’re Playing Our Song shows how professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there’s a happy ending. The show stars Andy Faulkenberry as Vernon and Vivian Tong as Sonia.

Tickets are available at the SunTrust Box Office at 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu. Special $5.00 student tickets have been expanded this year to include students at any high school or college in the area. Just present a valid ID. For more info visit our website at http//:blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre

Photos available at www.facebook.com/cpccarts

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast for The Games Afoot

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast for Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot; or Holmes for the Holiday.

William Gillette…Tony Wright

Martha Gillette…Eleanor Wixson

Felix Geisel…Scott Reynolds

Madge Geisel…Shawanna Pledger

Simon Bright…Nathan Scott

Aggie Wheeler…Christine Noah

Inspector Goring…Amy Laughter

Daria Chase…Lainie Mabbitt

The show will be directed by Tom Hollis. Set and Lights by James Duke and Costumes by Emily McCurdy.

The show runs Octber 31st through November 9th in Pease Auditorium.

Get your tickets at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu 24/7.

CPCC Theatre annonces auditons for The Games Afoot

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for The Games Afoot: or Holmes For the Holidays on Monday, September 15th and Tuesday September 16th at 7:00pm in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.  The Games Afoot: or Holmes For the Holidays will be directed by Tom Hollis

 

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

 

William Gillette                male                     40ish      “Strikingly” handsome. A modern day Ulysses

Martha Gillette                female                70ish      Gillette’s mother. Somewhat vague and dithering

Felix Geisel                         male                     40ish      Histrionic and arch in a Lionel Barrymore way

Madge Geisel                    female                40ish      Flamboyant and wry in a Rosalind Russell way

Simon Bright                      male                     20ish      Ingénue, sweet and enthusiastic

Aggie Wheeler                  female                20ish      Ingénue, beautiful and full of spunk

Inspector Goring               female                40 – 50ish  British eccentric in a Margaret Rutherford way

Daria Chase                       female                30- 40ish   Gorgeous, sexy, spiteful.  Chic

All roles are open. Age ranges are character not actor specific. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of conflicts for the September 15th through November 9th time period.  You do not have to be a current CPCC student to participate. College credit is available to those who qualify. Rehearsals begin September 18th. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday evenings. Performances October 31st through November 9th, 2014.

 

We are also looking for people interested in working backstage, set crew, props, etc.

For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu or call 704-330-6835

Casting for They’re Playing Our Song at CPCC Theatre Announced

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of They’re Playing Our Song by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sanger.

 

Vernon Gersch… Andy Faulkenberry

Sonia Walsk… Vivian Tong

The Voices of Vernon Gersch…. Marvin King, Hank Santos, Daniel O’Sullivan

The Voices of Sonia Walsk…. Allison O’Connor ,Sarah Rose, Courtney Schneider

Halton Theater

America’s premier funny man, Neil Simon, and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line, Marvin Hamlisch, and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager collaborated on this hit musical about their own up and down relationship. A funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, They’re Playing Our Song shows how professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there’s a happy ending.

Direction and Choreography by Ron Chisholm

Music Direction by Ellen Robison

Tickets are available at the SunTrust Box office at 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu. New this year is a $5.00 ticket for students at any college or high school in the area. Just present a valid ID at time of purchase. Only one ticket per customer.

CPCC Theatre Auditions for They’re Playing Our Song

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for the Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch musical They’re Playing our Song Monday August 11th and Tuesday August 12th at 7:00pm in the Halton Theatre on the Central Piedmont Central Campus. Roles are available for 4 men and 4 women. Bring sheet music in correct key to sing 16 bars. An accompanist will be provided. Cold readings from the script will follow a brief dance audition. Rehearsal begins August 18th. Rehearsals are Sunday through Thursday evenings. Performances September 26th trhough October 5th.

For more info click on the Auditions link above or email tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.