CPCC Summer Theatre Kid’s Audtions for 2016 Season

 

CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions for performers 13 and under on February 22 & 23 at 7:00pm in the lobby of the Halton Theater. Roles are available in Annie and Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

Annie

 June 3 -11

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by Ron Chisholm

Aladdin, Jr.

 June 29 – July 9

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Jean Colgan Phillips

Choreography by Emily Hunter

No appointment is needed.

Roles are available in both shows. Prepare a song. Preferably no more than 16 to 32 bars.  Be prepared to dance. An accompanist will be provided. No tapes or CD accompaniment allowed. Bring sheet music in the correct key.

Annie will start rehearsal on April 18th in the evenings Sunday – Thursday until opening. Aladdin Jr. rehearses daytimes 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 13th until opening.

We are looking for actors to appear in either or both shows. You must be available for day time rehearsal to work in Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. Annie rehearses on Sunday afternoons and Monday – Thursday evenings. 

For more information contact Tom Hollis at the number below or by email at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Summer Theatre is a non-Equity summer stock company presenting a season of musicals and non-musicals to the Metrolina area. 2016 will mark the 43rd anniversary of the company. Visit our website at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/ for more info about the program.

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​​​​​Tom Hollis

Artistic Director

CPCC Summer Theatre

P.O. Box 35009

Charlotte NC 28235

704-330-6835

 

www.cpcc.edu

 

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CPCC Theatre Auditions for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead on Monday February 15th and Tuesday February 16th at 7:00pm in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.  Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will be directed by Tom Hollis.

We are seeking 2 – 6 women and 15- 20 men and 1 teenage boy. All other characters vary in an age range of 20 -45. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Join CPCC Theatre in commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing with our production of the acclaimed modern comedic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Tom Stoppard’s play is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. – The New York Times called it - “Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air.” The winner of both the Tony Award and NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Rosencrantz… is as the The New York Daily News wrote “A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy.”

Rosencrantz    school friend of Hamlet

Guildenstern  school friend of Hamlet

The Player       leader of a traveling band of tragedians

Alfred              teenage boy who plays the female roles in tragedian’s productions

Tragedians      a band of four players

Hamlet            the melancholy Prince of Denmark

Ophelia           Hamlet’s former girlfriend, Polonius’ daughter

Claudius          King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle

Gertrude         Hamlet’s mother, Queen of Denmark

Polonius          councilor to King of Denmark, Ophelia’s father

Horatio           Hamlet’s most trusted friend

Courtiers, Ambassadors, Soldiers and Attendants  self-explanatory surely

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not have to be a current CPCC student to participate. College credit is available to those who qualify. Rehearsals begin February 22nd. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday evenings. Performances April 8 through April 17, 2016

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

Meet the Cast of Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano

CPCC Theatre presents I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin Feb 12 through 21 in the Halton Theatre. The amazing cast of six tell the story of the prolific song writer Irving Berlin from the days of Tin Pan Alley to post war America.

J. Michael Beech is excited to make his CPCC Theatre debut. I Love a Piano marks J. Michael’s second appearance in a Charlotte, having been seen last year as Pontius Pilate at Theatre Charlotte. From Raleigh, J. Michael currently teaches Theatre Arts, Creative Writing and Film as Literature at East Gaston High School. Favorite roles include Frankie in Forever Plaid (National Tour), Henry Ford in Ragtime and Captain Schultz in Miss Saigon.

Ryan Deal is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this production and to be back in the beautiful Halton Theatre! Favorite past credits include Phantom of the Opera (Phantom) and Les Miserables (Valjean) at CPCC, The Secret Garden (Archibald) at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Assassins (The Balladeer) at CAST. As Music Director, Ryan has collaborated on over a dozen local productions including Rent and Hair at Theatre Charlotte and [title of show] at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. Much love to John and Buddy. #ExperienceLocalTheatre 

Andy Faulkenberry is thrilled to return to the Halton stage once again, having recently appeared in the CPCC productions of They’re Playing Our Song, Legally Blonde, Hello Dolly!, My Fair Lady, and Bye Bye Birdie. In addition to performing with CPCC, Andy has many other theatrical credits from performing, directing, and choreographing regionally as well as occasionally throughout the states. In 2014, Andy was a recipient of the Metrolina Theatre Association’s Best Lead Actor in a Musical award for his role as Princeton/Rod in Theatre Charlotte’s production of Avenue Q, and he was also nominated as Creative Loafing’s Theatre Newcomer of the Year in 2009. He has also enjoyed performing in numerous other theatrical productions, cabarets, concerts, and charity events with other local producing organizations, including Theatre Charlotte, CPCC Summer Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Carolina Voices, Fort Mill Community Playhouse, and Carowinds theme park. “Many thanks to Ron and Ellen for the opportunity to share this adventure together, and much love to family and friends for their laughs, love, and support in all that I do!”

Kayla Ferguson is really excited to perform in her second show at CPCC. Her previous theatre credits include Chicago (ensemble), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Les Miserable (Eponine), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), as well as performances in Opera. Enjoy the show!

Corinne Littlefield is thrilled to be back on the Halton Stage in I Love A Piano. Originally from New Canaan CT, she holds a degree in Theatre and Dance from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster PA. Some favorite roles include Nancy in Oliver!, Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed in Business…, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and Maggie Anderson in Brigadoon. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support.

Megan Magden Postle has thoroughly enjoyed performing in four previous CPCC theatre productions over the past year, most recently, The Phantom of the Opera (Wardrobe Assistant/Confidante). A classically trained vocalist, Megan has had the opportunity to perform nationally and internationally in various mediums from opera to pop music. An advocate for music and theatre education, Megan currently serves as Performing Arts Director at Trinity Episcopal School as well as maintaining her own private studio specializing in pre-collegiate training. She would like to thank her husband, Damon and her mom for all their love and support.

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

CPCC Summer Theatre 2016 Season Auditions

CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions for actors, technicians and interns for the summer 2016 season on Saturday February 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Dale F. Halton Theater by appointment only. Actors and Interns from 14 to 60+ are needed for a season of 5 shows. A separate audition will be held for performers 13 and under on February 22 & 23 at 7:00pm. Paid and Intern technical positions in stage carpentry, stage management, scenic painting, props construction, lighting, wardrobe, running crew and costuming are available.  Interviews for tech positions will be held starting at 11:00am. Technicians sign up upon arrival.

 

Annie

 June 3 -11

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by Ron Chisholm

 

Chicago

June 17-25

Directed by Ron Chisholm

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by TBA

 

Sleuth

July 1 – 10

Directed by Carey Kugler

 

Aladdin, Jr.

 June 29 – July 9

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Jean Colgan Phillips

Choreography by Emily Hunter

 

 

Sister Act

July 15 – 23

Directed by Corey Mitchell

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by Ron Chisholm

Call 704-330-6835 to make an appointment starting Feb 1st. Technicians need to bring portfolios and resumes for interviews. Headshots and resumes for actors preferred.

Roles are available in all shows. Prepare a song and monologue. No more than 90 seconds for both. 16 bars of music preferred. Be prepared to dance. An accompanist will be provided. No tapes or CD accompaniment allowed. Bring sheet music in the correct key. If auditioning for Sleuth only, all that is required is a monolog. Those auditioning for Sleuth only report at 11:00am or 3:00pm. If you want to be considered for Sleuth and other shows in the season you must make an appointment to sing and attend the dance call.

Annie will start rehearsal on April 18th in the evenings Sunday – Thursday until opening. Chicago rehearses day times 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting May 31st until opening. Sleuth and Aladdin Jr. rehearse daytimes 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 13th until opening. Sister Act rehearses Monday – Saturday 1:00pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm starting June 27th until opening.

We are looking for actors to appear in the entire season as well as performers for single shows. You must be available for day time rehearsal to work in all shows except Annie. The performance season runs from May 23rd to July 23rd for actors. Technicians must be available starting May 16th through July 24th.  For further info on the Intern program please visit our website at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/auditions/cpcc-summer-theatre-auditions/intern-auditions/ Intern schedules may vary.

Payment for roles varies according to the size and number of roles played during the season. Housing stipends are provided for actors and technicians outside the 10 county Metrolina area who are hired on a seasonal contract. College credit is available for those who qualify. Internships are non-paying.

For more information contact Tom Hollis at the number below or by email at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Summer Theatre is a non-Equity summer stock company presenting a season of musicals and non-musicals to the Metrolina area. 2016 will mark the 43rd anniversary of the company. Visit our website at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/ for more info about the program.

Please forward this post to anyone who might be interested. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cpccarts

​​​​​Tom Hollis

Artistic Director

CPCC Summer Theatre

P.O. Box 35009

Charlotte NC 28235

704-330-6835

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of I Love a Piano

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin.

Ryan Deal, Megan Postel, J. Michael Beech, Corrine Littlefield, Andy Falkenberry and Kayla Ferguson.

The show will be choreographed and directed by Ron Chisholm with Music Direction by Ellen Robison.

Performances February 12 – 21 in the Dale F. Halton Theater.

Tickets on sale at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu

Final Round of Auditions for I Love a Piano

Final round of auditions tonight at 7:00pm for CPCC Theatre’s production of I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin. Auditions will be held in the rehearsal hall in the Halton Theater building. Overcash 300.

 
We are looking for 3 men and 3 women for the production. Rehearsal begins January 4th. Performances February 12 – 21. You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition. Bring a prepared song of 16 to 32 bars. An accompanist will be provided. Be dressed to move. Ron Chisholm Director/Choreographer. Ellen Robison Music Director.

CPCC Theatre Auditions for I Love a Paino

  

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions on December 7th  and 8th at 7:00pm in the Rehearsal Hall Overcash 300 on the college’s Central Campus. We are looking for 3 men and 3 women.

I Love a Piano is the celebration of the music and lyrics of one of America’s most prolific songwriters Irving Berlin. Containing over sixty of Irving Berlin’s most beloved songs, the show includes such classics as “Blue Skies”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, “White Christmas”, “God Bless American” and of course “I Love a Piano”. Alternating heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I Love a Piano is a fitting tribute to the man Jerome Kern said had “no place in American music- he is American music”.

There are roles for 3 men and 3 women.  All ages are encouraged to audition. 2 characters must tap.

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 begin on January 4th. There will be a brief meeting on Thursday December 10th at 7:00pm to get the cast organized and workout schedule conflicts. Performances are February 12,13,19,20 at 8pm,February 14 & 21 at 2:30pm and February 18 at 7:30pm.

Director/Choreographer – Ron Chisholm

Music Director- Ellen Robison

For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu

Second Week of CPCC’s Phantom of the Opera Heading for a Sellout!

CPCC’s joint production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera which combines the talents of the Drama, Dance and Opera programs runs Wednesday 11/18 through Sunday 11/22 in the Halton Theater. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all sold out. Tickets are available for Wednesday and Thursday evening at 7:30pm. Grab them while you can. Call the SunTrust Box Office at 704-330-6534 or go online to tix.cpcc.edu.

CPCC Theatre, Opera Theatre and Dance Theatre Present The Phantom of the Opera

CPCC Drama , Music and Dance programs have combined to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera November 13 – 21 in the Dale F. Halton Theater on the Central Campus of CPCC. Tickets are available at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu.

For almost 30 years Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has captivated audiences with his retelling of  the story of the a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Exercising a reign of terror, over all who inhabit it, the Phantom falls madly in love with an innocent soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents. From the roof of the Paris Opera House to the flooded catacombs below, The Phantom of the Opera thrills through one of the most sensational scores ever written for the stage. Truly the “Angel of Music” takes one through the haunting “Music of the Night”, as the “Masquerade” unfolds around us.

Tickets are $18 to 20. Student tickets $5.00 with ID.