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

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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.

 

Summer Theatre Alumni Around Town and Around the Country

CPCC Summer Theatrer 2014 is going like gang busters this week with Little Mermaid,Jr. running mornings at 10am in Halton and Over the River and Through the Woods in the evenings in Pease. Meanwhile our alums are opening shows across town and across the country. Chase McCall is in The Full Monty at Big Fork Playhouse in MT, Eric Woodall is directing Parade for Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. Stephen Ware and Roger Durrett have made a Hallmark Movie with Danny Glover called Shuffleton’s Barbershop that has been nominted for an Emmy, Charity Haskins is at Pagosah Springs Centre for the Arts in CO getting ready to open in A Chorus Line. Morgan Rose is still touring in Evita. Sam Faulkner is at Ogonquit Playhouse in MA appearing as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot with another alum Michael Lawrence in the ensemble. Jared Bradshaw is still singing and dancing on Broadway in Jersey Boys and Nick Rashad Burroughs is going into Kinky Boots down the street from Jared. Closer to home Caroline Bower and Jon Parker Douglas are rehearsing Dream a Little Dream- The Mama & Papas Musical at Actors Theatre of Charlotte. And many more that we dont know about it. So wherever you are this summer take a close look, you might see a Summer Theatre alum up on the stage living the dream. Get your tickets to the rest of Summer Theatre 2014 by calling the SunTrust Box Office at 704-33-6534 or go online at tix.cpcc.edu. Mary Poppins flies in on July 18th!