CPCC Drama Department Nominees for 2019 BroadwayWorld Regional Theatre Awards

Please join us in congratulating our nominees for the 2019 Broadway World Regional Theatre Awards.  Please take a minute and visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/charlotte/voteregion.cfm and vote for your favorites.

 

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Actor in a Musical (local)

 

Ashton

Guthrie

SHOW BOAT  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
Kevin Roberge A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Tommy Foster JEKYLL AND HYDE  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Ashton Guthrie A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
Tyler Smith SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Actor in a Play Comedy (local)

 

Jack Stanford SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (Central Piedmont Community College)

 

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Actress in a Musical (local)

 

Lindsey Schroeder JEKYLL & HYDE  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
Lindsey Schroeder SHOWBOAT  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
Lisa Smith Bradley GYPSY  (CPCC Theatre)
Emily Witte A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
BRITTANY HARRINGTON SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Emily Witte GYPSY  (CPCC Theatre)
Ava Smith BEEHIVE  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
Karley Kornegay JEKYLL & HYDE  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)
Sarah Henkel SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Sarah Henkel A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
 

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Actress in a Play Comedy (local)

 

Morgan Wakefield

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Emma Joles SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (Central Piedmont Community College)

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Choreographer (local)

 

Ron Chisholm GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER  (CPCC Summer Theatre
Ron Chisholm SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Todd Lubo JEKYLL AND HYDE  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Costumes Design (local)

 

Debbie Schu SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Emily McCurdy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (CPCC Theatre)

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Director for Musical (local)

 

Tom Hollis A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER  (CPCC Summer Theatre)
Tom Hollis SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Director for Play (local)

 

Tom Hollis SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (Central Piedmont Community College)
2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Music Director, Play or Musical (local)

 

Drina Keen SHOWBOAT  (CPCC Summer Theatre)

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Musical (local)

 

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)

 

GYPSY  (CPCC Theatre)

JEKYLL AND HYDE  (CPCC Summer Theatre)

SHOW BOAT  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)

 

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Play – Comedy

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (Central Piedmont Community College)

 

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Play – Drama

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (Central Piedmont Community College)

 

2019 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards – Best Sound Design, Play or Musical (local)

 

Stephen Lancaster SHOW BOAT  (Central Piedmont Summer Theatre)

 

CP Metrolina Theatre Association Award Nominees for 2019

Congratulations to CP Theatre’s and Summer Theatre’s 11th MTA Awards Nominees

Musical Category

Outstanding Production

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Gypsy- CP Theatre

Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

Outstanding Actor- Male

Michael Beech (Herbie) in Gypsy- CP Theatre

Ashton Guthrie (Monty Navarro) in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Ashton Guthrie (Gaylord Ravenal) in Show Boat-m CP Summer Theatre

Kevin Roberge (The D’Ysquith Family) A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Actor – Female

Lisa Bradley (Rose) in Gypsy – CP Theatre

Sarah Hinkle (Magnolia) in Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Male

Tyler Smith (Joe) in Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actor- Female

Caryn Crye (Tessie Tura/Miss Cratchitt) in Gypsy- CP Theatre

Lucianne Hamilton (Ellie May) in Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

Karley Kornegay (Phoebe D’Ysquith) in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Emily Witte (Sibella Hallward) in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Emily Witte (Louise) in Gypsy – CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Director

Tom Hollis for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Tom Hollis for Gypsy- CP Theatre

Tom Hollis for Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

Outstanding Musical Director

Drina Keen for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Drina Keen for Gypsy- CP Theatre

Drina Keen for Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Choreographer

Ron Chisholm for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Ron Chisholm for Gypsy- CP Theatre

Ron Chisholm for Show Boat- CP  Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Set Design

Bob Croghan for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Bob Croghan for Gypsy- CP Theatre

Jennifer O’Kelly for Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design

Stephen Lancaster for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Stephen Lancaster for Gypsy- CP Theatre

Stephen Lancaster for Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Jeff Childs for Show Boat-m CP Summer Theatre

Victoria Fisher- Gypsy- CP Theatre

Gary Sivak for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Bob Croghan for in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- CP Summer Theatre

Bob Croghan for Gypsy- CP Theatre

Debbie Scheu for Show Boat- CP Summer Theatre

Outstanding Play

Outstanding Production

Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Lead Actor- Male

Marcus Looney (George) in Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Lead Actor- Female

Katie Schultz (Emily) in Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor- Male

Ryan Dunn (Dr. Gibbs) in Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor- Female

Susan Ballard (Mrs. Webb) in Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Direction

Doug Stauter for Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Set Design

Beth Aderhold for Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Sound Design

Stephen Lancaster for Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

James Duke for Our Town- CP Theatre

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Emily McCurdy for Our Town – CP Theatre

Special Exemplary Awards

William E. Rackley Award for Technical Excellence

Payton Dills

Theatre Person of the Year

Tom Hollis

Join us at the Gala Award ceremony on September 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPST 2019 Presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

July 19 – 27  Halton Theater

CPCC Summer Theatre brings the local premier of 2014 Tony Award  for Best Musical winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder to the Halton stage this summer and the result will leave you dying with laughter. Gilbert & Sullivan on steroids doesn’t begin to do this show justice. You’ll howl with laughter as Monty Navarro murders his way to become the ninth Earl of Highhurst. He only has to bump off eight relatives in line ahead of him and juggle the love of two very different women to see his dreams come true.  With one actor playing all eight of Monty’s victims, who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways, A Gentleman’s Guide is a must-see for any theatre goer looking for a truly original and fresh new musical comedy that will leave them begging for more.

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

 

CPST Presents Double Header

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre 2019 presents two shows this week and next. Madagascar TYA and Beehive the 1960’s Musical Revue.

Madagascar- A Musical Adventure TYA

July 3 – 13

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends in Madagascar- A Musical Adventure TYA.Top of FormBottom of Form Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Halton stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite animal friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s hyper lemurs in the jungles of Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Beehive: the 60’s Musical Revue

July 5 – 13

Beehive: the 60’s Musical Revue is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”, Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in that enigmatic decade, these young ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation – all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era.

Get your tickets at the door, by calling the SunTrust Box office at 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu.

Check out this amazing article about CP Summer Theatre 2019 in South Park Magazine.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Running The Show

CPCC’s Tom Hollis gathers key players to create a sizzling summer theater series.

by Vanessa Infanzon

Tom Hollis produces five shows in nine weeks each summer at Central Piedmont Community College. As program chair for drama and visual and performing arts, Hollis has been at it for 15 of his 36 years at the school. Some of his favorite shows have included Mama Mia, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, all performed in the college’s Pease Auditorium, which was recently torn down. Theatergoers can expect a new 400-seat auditorium in 2022, part of a new $113 million library and student-center complex.

Summer stock, as it’s commonly referred to, depends on what the department has on hand: Hollis and his crew reuse sets, costumes and props from previous shows. When possible, even actors are recycled for shows. This year, it will take 75 actors and technicians to produce Show Boat, Jekyll & Hyde, Madagascar —A Musical Adventure, Beehive: The ’60s Musical and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder in the 1,020-seat Dale F. Halton Theater on CPCC’s main campus.

Comments were lightly edited for brevity and clarity.

How do you choose the shows for the summer series?

It’s a collaborative process. Full-time staff, our adjuncts, professors, other directors, designers and costumers make suggestions. And then we sit down and start looking at what other theaters here in Charlotte have been doing in the last five years. We coordinate with the other theaters to make sure that we’re not all doing the same thing. Then we just kind of throw it all in the hopper and see what happens.

Which show might surprise guests this year?

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a very different musical — it’s an Edwardian farce put to music. It’s based on a [1949 British] movie called Kind Hearts and Coronets. The gimmick is that you have one actor who plays all the murder victims. He’s killed eight times. He’s always playing different members of the same family. The storyline is about a young man who is ninth in line to be an earl. By accident, the first person in his way dies, and it gives him the idea that if the others were dead, he could be earl. So, it becomes the story of him bumping off all these people.

Will there be many familiar faces?

All 100% this year are from Charlotte. We have quite a strong talent pool. We have a lot of young people, students here at the college and kids from the local community. We’ve got kids that have started with us at 7 or 8 years old, stay with us until they’re in college and then move on for their professional careers.

How do you know if you’ve done a good job?

I sit and listen to the audience to see if my prediction of how [they] would react at a given moment was correct. I learn a lot from the audiences’ reactions. Are they seeing what I wanted them to see? Are they focusing in on what we wanted them to understand at any one given moment?

Have you changed your teaching methods for a younger generation?

I try not to. I’m becoming the old guy. The craft that we’re practicing is 2,000 years old, and what an actor was doing on the Greek stage and what an actor is doing today still involves the same processes. While the technology has grown, and we’re using projections and lasers and fancy lights that move themselves and all the other stuff, when you get down to what the actor’s job is, it’s still the same. It’s a discipline that they have to learn.  SP

Central Piedmont Community College’s 2019 Summer Theatre season kicks off with Show Boat, which runs June 7-15 at the Halton Theater at CPCC’s downtown campus. Tickets start at $10. tix.cpcc.edu

Central Piedmont State of the Arts May 2019

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CPCC State of the Arts April 2019

Get involved in our arts community

Follow our CPCC Arts blogs to receive the latest information on audition schedules, campus music concert performances and more. Visit http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/.

Spread the word.

Send this newsletter to a friend. The arts are alive and well at CPCC. Visit tix.cpcc.edu or www.cpcc.edu/arts or the latest information on what is happening on stage and in the galleries at CPCC.

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CPCC State of the Arts January 2019

Get involved in our arts community Follow our CPCC Arts blogs to receive the latest information on audition schedules, campus music concert performances and more. Visit http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/.

Spread the word. Send this newsletter to a friend. The arts are alive and well at CPCC. Visit tix.cpcc.edu or www.cpcc.edu/arts or the latest information on what is happening on stage and in the galleries at CPCC.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cpccarts.

CPCC Summer Theatre 2018 Presents Disney’s Newsies

CPCC Summer Theatre 2018  opens Disney’s Newsies July 13th at 7:30pm in the Halton Theatre. Performances run through July 21st. For details visit tix.cpcc.edu. Call the SunTrust Box office at 704-330-6534 or get your tickets at the door.

CPCC Summer Theatre Opens Shrek TYA June 27th 10:00am

Shrek TYA

June 27,28,29,30, July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 10:00am

Halton

“Once Upon a time, there was little ogre named Shrek…” and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued.

This hour-long adaptation of the award winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come.

Get your tickets at CPCCTix 24/7, by calling the SunTrust Box office 704-330-6534 or at the door.