Cast of Chess the Musical

Central Piedmont Theatre is happy to announce the cast of Chess the Musical.

Patrick Stepp Freddy
Iris Dewitt Florence
J. Michael Beech Anatoly
Brian Holloway Walter
Matt Corbett Molokov
Rick Hammond Arbiter
Kristin Sakamoto Svetlana
Jacob Felpausch Ensemble Male
Tyler Hughes Ensemble Male
Joey Moray Ensemble Male
Bryce Mac Ensemble Male
Spencer Ellis Ensemble Male
Andrew Williams Ensemble Male
Jack Stanford Ensemble Male
Andrew Sickles Ensemble Male
Griffin Digsby Ensemble Male
Karl Servian Ensemble Male
Caleb Smith Ensemble Male
Hannah Risser Ensemble Female
Hannah Snyder Ensemble Female
Waverly Speranza Ensemble Female
Emma Joles Ensemble Female
Cordia Jones Ensemble Female
Katie Schultz Ensemble Female
Logan Cosper Ensemble Female
Noemi Rabinowitz Ensemble Female
Quincey Stanford Ensemble Female
Morgan Wakefield Ensemble Female
Lauren Wilson Ensemble Female

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. Chess the Musical will open February 14th at 7:30pm in the Halton Theatre. Get your tickets at the SunTrust box office 704-330-6534 or online at

Central Piedmont Auditions for Chess the Musical

Central Piedmont Theatre will hold auditions for Chess The Musical on December 2 & 3 at 7;00pm in Room 300 of the Overcash/Halton Building.


All roles are open. We are casting 10 women and 13 men ages 18 to 60+. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Age ranges are those of the character not necessarily those of the actor.

Auditions will consist of singing 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway show tune and a brief dance audition. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.


A first casting meeting will be held on Monday December 9th at 7:00pm in Room 300 of the Overcash/Halton building. Rehearsal will being on Jan. 2nd at 7:00pm.


Our normal rehearsal schedule is Sunday 2:00pm to 5:30pm and Monday – Thursday 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Performances run February 14 to 23.


You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition.  No appointment necessary. 

For more information visit Auditions link above ,  call Tom Hollis 704-330-6835 or email to

CP Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors


A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success and will be a great addition to the Halloween season this year.

Get your tickets at the door, by calling the SunTrust box office 704-330-6534 or online at CP Student in FREE with valid ID! FAculty and Staff $10.00. FREE Parking!

Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors

CP Theatre Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors

CP Theatre will hold auditions for Little Shop of Horrors on August 26 & 27 at 7:00pm in the Tate Hall of the Overcash Performing Arts Center. You do not have to be a student in order to audition.

“Little Shop of Horrors,” the delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Synopsis: Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after the coworker he secretly loves. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world domination

Auditions will consist of a prepared song of 16 to 32 bars with sheet music in the correct key. Be dressed to move. No preparation necessary or appointment necessary.

We are looking to cast approximately 20 performers ages 16 to 60+. Age ranges listed are those of characters not necessarily those of the actor playing the role. All ethnicities are encouraged audition.


Seymour Krelborn – Male 25 -35 strong acting and singing; vocal range: A2-G4; an insecure, put-upon, florists’ clerk who becomes the hero of the story; above all, he is a sweet, genuine well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.


Audrey – Female 25 – 35 , strong acting/comedy and singing; vocal range: sensitive belt, G#3-D5; the bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, also employed at the shop; she has a damaged sense of self-worth and no education; she is vulnerable to a fault; think Judy Holiday in “Born Yesterday,” with a dash of Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn.


Mr Musnik – 45 -65, middle-aged, old enough to “adopt” Seymour as his son; strong character actor with some singing; vocal range: G2-G4; Seymour’s boss and father figure; he owns a failure of a run-down East Side florist shop; under a gruff and blustery exterior he cares about Audrey and Seymour; a good man at heart, but overcome by the temptations of wealth.


Orin Scrivello, Male 25 -40, strong character actor and singer; vocal range: G2-G4; Audrey’s handsome, dentist boyfriend, he is narcissistic, arrogant, and abusive to Audrey; in spite of all this, he is a charmer in a “bad boy” kind of way; must have a comic edge without going to caricature. This actor may also play other minor roles such as Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin.


Voice of the Plant (Audrey II), 18+ , open age; strong character singer; vocal range: G2-G4, rock, rhythm and blues style; a sweet-talking, street-smart, rhythm and blues version of the devil; provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets; his voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack.


Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon, Females 18 -28, vocal range: three-part tight harmony, Ab3-F5; strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tight choreographed movement; seeking all ethnicities for these characters; these three female “street urchins” function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing); they’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the cast who really know what’s going on, with a “we know something you don’t” attitude.


Ensemble Males and Females 18+, there will be an ensemble of strong singers/actors to appear in two or three numbers in the show; they portray various people on the street, bums, and florist shop customers and other characters.

There may be a cast meeting on Thursday August 29th at 7:00pm.

Rehearsals will begin on September 8th at 2:00pm. Normal rehearsal schedule is Sunday afternoon from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Monday – Thursday evenings 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

For questions or information contact Tom Hollis by email or call 704-330-6835





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.

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Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Announces Casts for 2019

Show Boat

Tom Ollis Captain Andy
Lucianne Hamilton Ellie May
Craig Allen Frank Schutz
Paula Baldwin Parthy Ann Hawks
Lindsey Schroeder Julie LaVerne
Brittney Harrington Queenie
Ashton Guthrie Gaylord Ravenal
Sarah Henkel Magnolia Hawks
Byron Barr Joe
Molly Barberry Kim (child)
Adrian Thornbury Ensemble Male/Steve Baker/Drunk
Ensemble Male/Pete Gavin/Jeb
Brian Holloway Ensemble Male/Sheriff/
Ensemble Male/Jake
Caleb Moody Ensemble Male/Charlie/Backwoodsman
Spenser Ellis Ensemble Male/Windy/Jim Greene
Ensemble Male/Willy/ Backwoodsman
Marissa Berger Ensemble Female/Town girl#1/Governess/Lottie
Robin Dunavant Ensemble Female/Town Girl#2/Nun#1/Dottie
Karley Kornegay Ensemble Female/Town Girl#3/Nun#2/Kim
Jerilyn McDonald Ensemble Female/Mrs O’Brien/Mother Superior/Old Lady
Rene Welsh Noel Ensemble Female
Lauren Russell Ensemble Female
Elijah Koch Stevedore
William Osborn Stevedore
Cameron Drayton Stevedore
Herbert White Stevedore


Jekyll & Hyde

Byron Barr Utterson
Jerry Colbert Danvers Carew
Tommy Foster Jekyll/Hyde
Ashton Guthrie Simon Stride/Ensemble
Brittney Harrington Lady Beaconsfield/Guinevere/Ensemble
Adrian Thornburg Lord Savage/Ensemble
Craig Allen General Glossop/Ensemble
William Osborn A. Poops/Ensemble
Karley Kornegay Emma Carew
Robin Dunavant Lucy Harris
Caleb Moody Basingstoke/Spider
Spenser Ellis Ensemble Male
Tyson Hamilton Bisset/Minister/Ensemble
Marissa Berger Nellie/Ensemble
Ava Smith Ensemble Female
Matt Windsor Ensemble Male
Jekyll’s Father/Poole/Ensemble
Lelia Wu Female Ensemble
Rene Welsh Noel Female Ensemble
Herbert White Male Ensemble



Iris DeWitt Wanda
Ava Smith Pattie
Grace Bell Alison
Caryn Crye Laura
Janeta Jackson Jasmine
Brittney Harrington Gina


Madagascar TYA

Ashton Guthrie Marty
Karley Kornegay Alex
Robin Dunavant Gloria
Noemi Rabinowitz Melman
Eli Fischer Skipper
Aidan Blumsack Kowalski/Penguin
Hannah Puryear Rico/Penguin
Henry Thomas Maurice/Camera man
Elijah Koch King Julien/Police Officer
Pheriby Bryan ZeldaServant #1/Foosa
Atticus Ware Mason/Server#3/Foosa
Miley Rogers Zeke/Captain/Foosa Leader
Gabriella Gonzalez Mort/Old Woman
Jillian Zulueta Lynn Lemur/Animal Control
Noah Wardy Candy/Lars Lemur


Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder

Ashton Guthrie Monty Navarro
Robin Dunavant Sibella Hallward
Karley Kornegay Phoebe D’Ysquith
Kevin Roberge D’Ysquith Family
Woman #1/Miss Shingle/Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner’s Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe’s Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl
Allison Rhinehardt
Woman#2/Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D’Qsquith; Flower Girl
Sarah Hinkle
Woman#3/Mourner; Sibella’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl
Lucianne Hamilton
Man #1/Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard
Tommy Foster
Man #2Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith’s Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney
Beau Stroup
Man #3/Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate
Craig Estep

Thanks to all who auditioned this year. Summer Theatre season tickets go on sale April 1st. Single tickets May 1st. Get your tickets by calling the SunTrust box office 704-330-6534 or online 24/7 at

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CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of Gypsy

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of Gypsy.

Rose…Lisa Smith Bradley

Herbie…J. Michael Beech

Baby June…Anna Haller

Baby Louise…Gracie Bryant

Dainty June…Bailey Matthews

Young Louise…Emily Witte

Tulsa… Ashton Guthrie

Agnes…Kara Price

Tessie Tura/Cratchitt…Caryn Crye

Electra…Iris DeWitt

Mazeppa…Shar Marlin

Newsboy…Atticus Ware

Newsboy…Noah Wardy

Newsboy…Aidan Blumsack

Newsboy…Riley Smith

Newboy…Donovan Abehaus

Farmboy/LA…Dash Pledger-Levine

Farmboy/Yonkers…Nick Zuluaga

Farmboy/Angie…Marquell Glover

Farmboy/Little Rock…

Hollywood Blonde/Marjorie Mae…Maria Jose Hustado

Hollywood Blonde/Dolores…Noemi Rabinowitz

Hollywood Blonde/Thelma…Marissa Berger

Hollywood Blonde/Gail—Emily Roy

Uncle Jocko/Goldstone/Phil/Stagehand…Charles Holmes

Georgie/Webber/Pastey…Nick Southwick

Pop/Cigar/Photographer…Don McManus

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. We hope to see you at future auditions.