Virtual Summer Theatre Now on YouTube

Check out the first three Virtual Summer Theatre events on Youtube. Follow the links below to the recordings of the events.

July 11th Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=771ylSJ4DEE

June 27th   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzTxJFgk1hc

June 13th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf1RXIeRwhs

Our next event will be July 25th at 7:00pm. Stay tuned for more details.

Second Virtual Summer Theatre Event Saturday June 27th at 7:00pm

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre will hold a second virtual concert on Saturday June 27th at 7:00pm on Facebook Live at Central Piedmont Arts and on the Central Piedmont Theatre YouTube channel with a presentation of the play Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is the most famous private detective in the world and Central Piedmont Summer Theatre is excited to bring this wonderful adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous stories. With a cast of students from the Central Piedmont Drama Department and alums,  this promises to be an evening of exciting Live theatre.  “Elementary, my dear Watson” becomes the cry of a new age with this live streaming theatrical event.

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Virtual Concerts

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre will hold the first of four Virtual Concerts on Saturday June 13th at 7:00pm on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Visit our Facebook page Central Piedmont Arts  or go to

https://www.youtube.com/user/54thollis/featured?view_as=subscriber

to watch on Youtube.  The talent from Summer Theatre 2020 will be sharing their gifts and the creative teams will be previewing the shows to come from a backstage perspective. What a fun way to spend a hot summer night until Summer Theatre returns in 2021.

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre 2020 Postponed Until 2021

Dear Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Patrons,

Thank you for your continued support of our summer theatre program. Without you and your loyalty we would not have a program year after year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in various social distancing and stay-at-home orders and recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Theatre season. This decision was made with heavy hearts as we put the health of our staff, students, patrons, and community first. We are happy to report that after working with show licensing agencies we will be able to perform the original slate of 2020 Summer Theatre season shows at a later point in time. Stay tuned for more information. For now, we will be taking a Central Piedmont Summer Theatre gap year.

As we adjust to our new way of life, we hope to bring you some virtual theatre offerings while you remain in your homes. With much uncertainty surrounding in-person, group gatherings, we will continue to make updates as needed. Please stay up to date by following us on our communications channels, including our blog, Facebook page, Instagram account, the State of the Arts newsletter, and on the Tix website.

For current Central Piedmont Summer Theatre subscribers, the Box Office will be contacting you through email about your purchased subscription. Should you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing boxoffice@cpcc.edu.

We look forward to when we can meet again,

The Central Piedmont Performing Arts Team

 

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Announces Casts for our 47th Season

Music Man
Harold Hill Tommy Foster
Marian Paroo Karley Kornegay
Mrs. Paroo Allison Rhinehardt
Mayor Shinn Hank West
Tommy Djilas Elijah Koch
Eulalie Shinn Pam Wheeler
Wintrhop Paroo Copeland Smith
Zaneeta Shinn Katie Schultz
Amaryllis Maggie Bailey
Marcellus Washburn Johnny Hohenstein
Ethel Toffleimier Logan Cosper
Charile Cowell Tom Ollis
Ewart Dunlop Steve Martin
Oliver Hix James K Flynn
Jacey Squires Steve Young
Olin Britt Andrew Williams
Gracie Shinn Annabelle Lamm
Alma Hix Jerilyn McDonald
Maude Dunlop Tiffany Perry
Constable Locke Larry Wu
Mrs. Squires Patricia Folsom
Ensemble Male Brian Holloway
Ensemble Female Caryn Crye
Ensemble Female Quincey Stanford
Teen Girl Morgan Wakefield
Teen Girl Sophie Lamm
Teen Girl Sophie Hardy
Teen Girl Lela Wu
Teen Girl Elena Doyno
Teen Girl Emma Metzger
Teen Boy Treston Henderson
Teen Boy Griffin Digsby
Teen Boy William McGinnis
Teen Boy Rixey Terry
Teen Boy Andrew Sickles
Teen Boy Tony Richardson
Little Girl Molly Barberry
Little Girl Jillian Zulueta
Little Boy Joey Rising
Little Boy Will Bundon
Footloose
Rev. Shawn Moore Beau Stroup
Vi Moore Tiffaney Perry
Ren McCormack Rixey Terry
Ariel Moore Karley Kornegay
Lyle Herbert White
Wendy Jo Sophie Lanser
Lulu Warnicker/Irene Vanessa Davis
Travis/Ensemble Male Tony Richardson
Garvin/Ensemble Male Griffin Digsby
Ethel McCormack Lyndsey Schroeder
Urleen Sophie Hardy
Principal Clark/Saloon Keeper Jerilyn McDonald
Rusty Elena Doyno
Cowboy Bob/Bickle/Ensemble William McGinnis
Chuck Cranston Christopher Bernard
Coach Dunbar Tom Ollis
Wes Warnicker/Country Fiddler Ryan Dunn
Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast Pam Wheeler
Willard Hewitt Treston Henderson
Cop/Jeter/Ensemble Male Andrew Sickles
Ensemble Female  Olivia Aldridge
Ensemble Female  Parker Stelmack – Dance Captain
Ensemble Male Ryan Kapur
Ensemble Female Abigail Hackenberg
Ensemble Male Elijah Koch
Ensemble Female  Rachel Peterson
Ensemble Female Sophie Lamm
Baskerville
Holmes Tommy Foster
Watson Tom Ollis
Actor 1 Matthew Howie
Actor 2 Peter Finnagan
Actress 1 Lisa Schaker
Something Rotten
Nick Bottom J. Michael Beech
Nigel Bottom Rixie Terry
Shakespeare Treston Henderson
Bea Elena Doyno
Portia Karley Kornegay
Jeremiah Beau Stroup
Shylock Hank West
Nostradamus Kevin Roberge
Lord Clapham/Justice Craig Estep
Minstrel/Ensemble Tony Richardson
Ensemble Male #1 Andrew Sickles
Ensemble Male #2 Dash Pledger
Ensemble Male #3 Elijah Koch
Ensemble Male #4 Griffin Digsby
Ensemble Male #5 Caleb Moody
Ensemble Male #6 Craig Allen
Ensemble Male #7 Herbert White
Ensemble Male #8 Ryan Kapur
Ensemble Male #9 Seth Duncan
Ensemble Female #1 Sophie Hardy
Ensemble Female #2 Lela Wu
Ensemble Female #3 Lauren Morris
Ensemble Female #4 Emma Metzger
Ensemble Female #5 Abiagail Hackenberg
Ensemble Female #6 Sophie Lamm
Peter Pan Jr.
Peter Pan Rixey Terry
Wendy Karley Kornegay
John Donovan Abeshaus
Liza/Cecco Caitlin O’Hagan
Michael Will Bundon
Nana/Crocodile Julio Hernandez
Mr Darling/Hook Treston Henderson
Mrs Darling/Tiger Lily Elena Doyno
Nibs
Slightly Copeland Smith
Curley Kodi Yara
Twin #1 Riley Smith
Twin#2 Aidan Melton
Tootles Luke McCammon
Smee
Noodler Aidan McIntosh
Jukes Michael Meres
Starkey Layne Harder
Small Brave Girl Nohla McCloskey
Brave Girl#1 Eva Rose Cole
Brave Girl #2 Riley Schauer
Brave Gitl #3 Tate Clemons
Brave Girl #4 Olivia Aldridge

Congratulations to all who will be appearing in Summer Theatre 2020. Thanks to all who auditioned this season. The talent displayed made our choices difficult. We hope to see all of you at future auditions.

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Announces Auditions for Summer 2020

Summer Theatre 2020 Audition Info

Season 2020 will present

CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions for actors, technicians and interns for the summer 2020 Season on Saturday February 15th from 9:00am to 4:00pm 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 under 13 to 7 on March 9 or 10 at 7:00pm in Tate Hall. No appointment necessary for Kid’s audition.

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 on February 15th. Technicians sign up upon arrival.

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 at separate dance call. An accompanist will be provided. No tapes or CD accompaniment allowed. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to be here at least half the day for monologue, song and dance auditions.

The first show of the season will start rehearsal starting on April 19th. Normal rehearsal pattern is Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and  in the evenings Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:30pm until opening. The second musical rehearses day times 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Friday starting June 1st until opening. The mystery and the kid’s show rehearse daytimes 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 15th until opening. The final musical rehearses Monday – Fridayy 1:00pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm starting June 29th 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 The Music ManThe performance season runs from May 25th to July 25th for actors. Technicians must be available starting May 18th thru July 26th.  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.

CP Summer Theatre is a non-Equity summer stock company presenting a season of musicals and comedies/mysteries  to the Metrolina area. 2020 will mark the 47th anniversary of the company. Visit our website at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/ for more info about the program. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cpccarts

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.