CPCC Theatre Announces the Cast of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

                    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

                                                                         By

August Wilson

                                                                        Cast 

 

 Sturdyvant…………………………………………………………………Tom Scott

 Irvin………………………………………………………………………… Hank West

 Cutler…………………………………………………………………Tyrone Jefferson

 Toledo………………………………………………………………… Gagan Hunter

Slow Drag………………………………………………………………Willie Strafford

  Levee…………………………………………………………………Jonavan Adams

   Ma Rainey…………………………………………………………………Shar Marlin

   Policeman…………………………………………………………………Tim Huffman

Dussie Mae…………………………………………………………Carol J. McKenith

  Sylvester…………………………………………………………………Danius Jones

Understudy Daquane Cherry

 

Get your tickets to Ma Raney’s Black Bottom at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu

CPCC Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season of Plays and Musicals

CPCC Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season of Plays and Musicals

 

Join CPCC Theatre for another exciting season of the best in theatre at a price the entire family can afford.

 

“1776: The Musical,” September 23 – October 2, Pease Auditorium

It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence, if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! “1776” follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Join us for this funny, insightful and compelling drama, which features a striking score and legendary book.

 

“Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” October 28 – November 6, Pease Auditorium

Watch as all the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense. But the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all?

 

“Ragtime: The Musical,” February 10 – 19, Dale F. Halton Theater

The Tony Award winning musical “Ragtime” presents a sweeping portrait of early 20th century America, telling the story of three families in pursuit of the American Dream. At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing, and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American individuals – a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – are woven together to show how they are united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctrow.

 

August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” March 31 – April 9, Pease Auditorium

It’s 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is recording new sides of old favorites. During a tense recording session in Chicago’s South Side, August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” exposes the exploitation of African-American musicians in the white-dominated commercial music industry. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the winner of the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play, depicts the psychological consequences of African-American musicians’ struggles for economic an artistic self-determination in the face of racism and a shifting marketplace.

 

Season tickets are now on sale to all performances. Season tickets are $56 for adults and $52 for seniors (restrictions apply). Individual tickets will go on sale September 1. Tickets are $20 for musicals in Pease and $18 for non-musicals. $18/20 in Halton. College and high school students who present a valid student I.D. may purchase a $5 ticket. For more information, ticket prices or to reserve your seat(s), please call CPCC’s SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534 or visit tix.cpcc.edu.

 

For information on auditioning for a CPCC Theatre production go to http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/auditions/cpcc-theatre-auditions/

CPCC Theatre Announce the cast for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

Seth Holly-John W. Price

Bertha Holly_ Lillie Ann Oden

Bynum Walker-Willie J. Stratford, Jr.

Rutherford Selig- Tom Scott

Jeremy Furlow -Dominic Weaver

   Devin Clark understudy

Herald Loomis- Jonavan Adams

Zonia Loomis-Jade Skipper

Mattie Campbell -Briana Park

Tracie Frank understudy

Molly Cunningham Nicole Danielle Watts

Martha Pentecost-Veda Covington

 

​​​​​Rehearsal is underway. The show opens April 10th and runs until the 19th. Get your tickets at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at CPCCTix- tix.cpcc.edu

 

Thanks to all who auditioned. The level of talent displayed made the casting choices very difficult. We encourage all of you to audition for us again soon.

 

 

 

CPCC Theatre Announces Auditions for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

 

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone on Monday, February 16th and Tuesday February 16th at 7:00 in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.  August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone will be directed by Corlis Hayes.

We are seeking 6 men and 5 women for characters aged 20 -60+. 

Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author’s series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

Seth Holly                   African American male 50′s

Bertha Holly               African American female 40′s

Bynum Walker            African American male 60′s

Rutherford Selig         Caucasian male 50′s

Jeremy Furlow            African American male 20′s

Herald Loomis            African American male 30′s

Zonia Loomis             African American female 11

Mattie Campbell        African American female 20′s

Reuben Mercer          African American male 10-12

Molly Cunningham    African American female 20′s

Martha Pentecost      African American female 20′s

No preparation necessary.  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 23rd. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday 7 – 10pm. Performances April 10 -19, 2015.

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