CPCC Summer Theatre Announces Kids Auditions for Summer 2015


CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions on Monday March 16th and Tuesday March 17th for children ages 6 to 15 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. To audition report to the lobby of the Halton Theater in the Overcash Center on the CPCC Central Campus.  No appointments necessary.

Roles are available for 30 children in Disney’s Beauty & the Beasty, Jr. and Oliver!. We will be casting both boys and girls as orphans in Oliver!.

Children need a prepared song and to be dressed to dance. An accompanist will be provided. Bring your sheet music with you. No recordings or unaccompanied singing.

Rehearsals for Disney’s Beauty & the Beasty, Jr.requires the actors to be available for day time rehearsals that will begin June 15th Disney’s Beauty & the Beasty, Jr. performs July 1– July 11 at 10:00am. Oliver! will begin rehearsal on April 20th in the a evenings and performs June 5 -13.

For more information call Tom Hollis, at 704-330-6835 M-F 9a – 5p. Or email your questions to Tom.Hollis@cpcc.edu.




CPCC Summer Theatre Auditions for Summer 2015

CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions for actors, technicians and interns for the summer 2015 season on Saturday February 21st from 9:00am to 3:00pm by appointment only. Actors and Interns from 16 to 60+ are needed for a season of 5 shows. A separate audition will be held for performers under 15 on TBD at 5:30pm. 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.

Lionel Bart’s Oliver!

 June 5 -13

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by Ron Chisholm

Anything Goes

June 19-27

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by Eddie Mabry

Boeing Boeing

July 3 – 12

Directed by Carey Kugler

Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

  July 1 – July 11

Directed by Ron Chisholm

Music Direction by Jean Colgan Phillips

Choreography by Eddie Mabry

Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein

July 17 – 25

Directed by Tom Hollis

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 Boeing Boeing only, all that is required is a monolog. Those auditioning for Boeing Boeing only report at 11:00am or 3:00pm. If you want to be considered for Boeing Boeing and other shows in the season you must make an appointment to sing and attend the dance call.

Oliver!  will start rehearsal on April 20th in the evenings Sunday – Thursday until opening. Anything Goes rehearses day times 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 1st until opening. Boeing Boeing and Beauty & the Beast Jr. rehearse daytimes 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 15th until opening. Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein rehearses Monday – Saturday 1:00pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm starting June 30th 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 Oliver!. The performance season runs from May 25th to July 27th for actors. Technicians must be available starting May 18th.  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 is 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 above 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 Charlotte Metrolina area. 2015 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the company. Visit our website at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/ for more info about the program.



CPCC Summer Theatre Announces Season for 2015

CPCC Summer Theatre 2015

Goes to the Movies 

CPCC Summer Theatre happily announces our 42nd season of summer stock for the Charlotte Metrolina region during Summer 2015. Broadway and Hollywood have joined together over the decades to create some of the greatest musical entertainment ever conceived. CPCC Summer Theatre 2015 celebrates that great collaboration this summer with a selection of the best both Broadway and Hollywood have to offer. Join us this summer for a Brollywood tune filled romp  as the tradition of great family theatrical entertainment continues at CPCC Summer Theatre 2015.

  Lionel Bart’s Oliver!

June 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 8pm

June 7 @ 2:30pm

June 9 @ 7pm

June 10, 11 @ 7:30pm

Halton Theatre 

CPCC Summer Theatre  kicks off its 42nd season with one of Broadway’s and Hollywood’s greatest hits- Oliver! Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver! engages the audience with its pathos and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. “Food, Glorious Food”, “I’d Do Anything”, “Where is Love?” , “Consider Yourself” , “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Who Will Buy” and “Reviewing the Situation” are musical theatre classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life — perhaps larger than life — with all their facets glowing in this production. Get your tickets now as Summer Theatre brings your favorite movie musicals to life on the stage this summer.

  Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

June 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 8:00pm

June 21 @ 2:30pm

June 23 @ 7:00pm

June 24, 25 @ 7:30pm

Halton Theatre

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue have intrigued audiences for generations, and no musical puts it on stage better than Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. This tap happy show tells this amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where Anything Goes! Opening on Broadway in 1936, Anything Goes has entertained audiences every decade since as one of the most revived shows in Broadway history and with two film adaptations both staring Bing Crosby has been enjoyed as much onscreen as onstage. Join us for this perennial CPCC Summer Theatre favorite as we tap dance our way across the deep blue sea.

  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr*

July 1, 2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11 @ 10am

Halton Theatre

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film Disney’s Beauty and the Beast comes to life in this romantic and beloved stage adaptation  of the classic fairytale. Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. this summer with CPCC Summer Theatre. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature film as well as many new numbers, this “tale as old as time” follows Belle, a resourceful young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress, as they lead us on a merry adventure as only the wizard’s at Disney can envision. Fun for all ages comes to the Halton stage this summer in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

  Boeing Boeing

July 3, 10, 11 @ 8pm

July 5, 12 @ 2:30pm

July 7 @ 7pm

July 8, 9 @ 7:30pm

Pease Auditorium

The Tony Award winning farce Boeing Boeing takes us back  to the swinging 1960s to meet confirmed bachelor Bernard who couldn’t be happier with a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without a clue about each other. But when a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning, all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, and catastrophe looms. In 1991 The Guinness Book of Records named Boeing Boeing the most produced French play in history. With no fewer than 5 film adaptations (French, American with Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi), Boeing Boeing proves that laughter knows no language barriers. Come fly with us as we take a farce filled ride on Boeing Boeing this summer.

  Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein

July 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 8:00pm

July 19 @ 2:30pm

July 21 @ 7pm

July 22, 23 @ 7:30pm

Halton Theatre

It’s Alive! This electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film Young Frankenstein will leave you in stitches. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapted his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Young Frankenstein the Musical has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment. Join us for a hilarious evening of pitchfork raising entertainment.

Season Tickets go on sale April 1st. Single tickets go on sale May 1st. Get your tickets now by joining the Performing Arts Society http://cpccfoundation.com/cpcc-arts/. Support CPCC Arts all year long and be first in line for the best quality theatre in town at the a price the entire family can afford.

 Get your tickets by calling the SunTrust Box Office Monday – Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm at 704-330-6534 or go online to CPCCTix tix.cpcc.edu 24/7.

Come along on a magical ride where Hollywood glamour meets Broadway pizzazz as CPCC Summer Theatre 2015 Goes to the Movies!

















CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of How to Succeed….

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast for their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying that opens February 13th in the Halton Theater.


(in order of appearance)

The Voice of the Narrator….Mike Collins

J. Pierrepont Finch…Hank Santos

Milt Gatch /Ovington/TV Announcer … Brian Holloway

Jenkins…Larry Wu

Davis… Tyson Hamilton

Johnson… Ted Weiner

Peterson…Chris Chandler

Matthews…Steven Foster

Brett Bratt…B. J. Miller

Tackaberry…Dennis Coffey

J.B. Biggley…Steven Martin

Rosemary Pilkington…Amanda Becker

Smitty…Sarah Rose

Bud Frump… Dennis Breur

Miss Krumholtz…Dominque Atwater

Miss Jones…Traci Frank

Twimble/Wally Womper…Stuart Spencer

Hedy LaRue…Corinne Littlefield

Toynbee…Brady Mullis

Jr. Executives… Devin Ginyard, Matthew Schulman, Nicolas Prado

Secretaries…Megan Postle, Hope Schwanhausser, Sophia Weiner, Christin Morgane, Amelia Cary

Scrubwomen… Megan Postle, Hope Schwanhausser

Get your tickets at the SunTrust Box Office by calling 704-330-6534 between 10:00am and 2:00pm M-F or online at CPCCTix tix.cpcc.edu 24/7.  Special tickets price of $5.00 for all high school and college students with a valid ID.


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
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

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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.