CPCC State of the Arts October 2018

 

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CPCC Theatre Announces the Cast of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Cast

(In alphabetical order)

J. Michael Beech

Karen Christensen

Ryan Deal

Brittany Harrington

Traven Harrington

Kevin Harris

Sarah Henkel

Susan Knowlson

Patrick Ratchford

Lisa Smith

Lucia Stetson

Ron Turner

Emily Witte

Fans of musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will delight in attending this revue featuring several of the writer’s most beloved songs. Audiences will enjoy performances of “Memory” from “Cats,” “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from “Evita,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from “Jesus Christ Superstar” and many others.

 

Pease Auditorium will permanently close in January 2019 after more than 50 years of memorable productions, performances and events. Pease Auditorium and the aging building that surrounds it – the Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center (LRC) – will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library for Central Piedmont’s students. The new LRC will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery.

 

Join CPCC Theatre for this unforgettable musical performance, as the troupe honors one of Broadway’s most prolific composers. Tickets will likely sell quickly for the final performances in Pease, so reserve your seat today at tix.cpcc.edu.

 

WHEN: October 26, 27 and November 1, 2 and 3; 7:30 p.m.

             October 28 and November 3 and 4; 2:30 p.m.

As part of the special farewell to Pease Auditorium CPCC Theatre will hold a special reception on Thursday October 25th from 6:30pm to 7:15pm in the Pease lobby for everyone who has every performed or worked backstage in a CPCC show in Pease. The first 400 who RSVP to Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu may attend the reception and the performance that follows at 7:30pm.

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of Becket

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of Jean Anouilh’s Becket.

Cast

(In order of Appearance)

King Henry the Second…Tony Wright

Thomas Becket…Cole Long

A Page…Daniel Peirano

1st Soldier…Elijah Cooke

2nd Soldier…Isaiah Josiah

The Archbishop of Canterbury…Jim Greenwood

The Bishop of Oxford…Rob Craig

The Bishop of York…Roger Watson

Gilbert Folliot, the Bishop of London…John DeMicco

1st Baron…Jim Greenwood

2nd Baron…Rob Craig

3rd Baron…John DeMicco

4th Baron…Arthur Lightbody

Saxon Father…Arthur Lightbody

Saxon Girl…Gabriela Celecia

Saxon Boy…Stepp Nadelman

Gwendolen… Gabriela Celecia

French Girl… Gabriela Celecia

Little Monk…Jake Dodge

Provost Marshal…Arthur Lightbody

French Priest…Jake Dodge

French Choirboy…Daniel Peirano

Officer… Arthur Lightbody

1st Servant… Elijah Cooke

2nd Servant…Jake Dodge

Queen Mother…Christy Stephens

Young Queen…Amy Dunn

Elder Prince… Daniel Peirano

Young Prince… Stepp Nadelman

Etienne…Isaiah Josiah

English Priest…Elijah Cooke

1st Monk…Rick Taylor

2nd Monk… Arthur Lightbody

King Louis of France…Rick Taylor

1st French Baron…Rob Craig

2nd French Baron…Jim Greenwood

Duke of Arundel…Roger Watson

The Pope… Arthur Lightbody

A Cardinal…Elijah Cooke

Sentry…Elijah Cooke

Young Sentry…Jake Dodge

Thanks to all who auditioned.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single tickets on sale September 1st. SunTrust Box office 704-330-6534 or online 24/7 at tix.cpcc.edu

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.

CPCC Summer Theatre 2018 Casts

CPCC Summer Theatre Casts 2018

CPCC Summer Theatre is proud to announce the casts of Summer 2018. We’ve got an exciting troupe of actors to bring the best of Broadway to Charlotte this year. Get your tickets at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at CPCC Tix. Season Tickets on sale April 1. Single tickets on sale May 1.

Oklahoma!

Laurey Williams………………………Sarah Henkel

Curly McLain………………………….Ashton Guthrie

Aunt Eller………………………………Paula Baldwin

Will Parker…………………………….Steven James

Jud Fry…………………………………Steve Martin

Ado Annie……………………………..Amber Dawn French

Ali Hakim……………………………….J. Michael Beech

Gertie Cummings……………………..Jana Dykhuis

Andrew Carnes……………………….James K. Flynn

Ike Skidmore…………………………..Mike Carroll

Fred…………………………………….Tony Richardson

Slim…………………………………….Brendan Hanks

Ellen……………………………………Susannah Upchurch

Kate……………………………………Alexis Harder

Sylvie………………………………….Amelia Cary

Armina…………………………………Katherine Cherok

Aggie……………………………………Bailey Greemon

Cord Elam………………………………Brian Holloway

Jess……………………………………Jeremy Borja

Chalmers………………………………Justin Rivers

Mike…………………………………….Caleb Warren

Joe ………………………………………Carson Palmer

Sam………………………………………Colin Gallagher

Mrs. Skidmore…………………………Jerilyn McDonald

Mrs. Elam………………………………Cathy Doheny

Betty…………….………………………Bella Pavia

Susie……………………………………Emma Metzger

Sancho…………………………………Neifert Cornejo-Ordonez

Featured dancer………………………Collin Newton

Featured dancer……………………….Robin Dunavant

Featured dancer………………………Treston Henderson

Featured dancer……………………….Philip Stock

Buck………….…………………………Christian Regan

 

Grease

Danny Zuko………………………………Philip Stock

Sandy Dumbrowski……………………….Robin Dunavant

Betty Rizzo…………………………………Lindsey Schroeder

Frenchy …………………………………….Ava Smith

Marty………………………………………..Katherine Cherok

Jan……………………………………………Amelia Cary

Doody…………………………………………Ashton Guthrie

Kenickie………………………………………Treston Henderson

Sonny…………………………………………Colin Gallagher

Roger…………………………………………Collin Newton

Vince Fontaine……………………………………..Aaron Coulson

Cha Cha ………………………………………Alexis Harder

Eugene Florczyk………………………………Carson Palmer

Johnny Casino……………………………………..Aaron Coulson

Miss Lynch…………………………………….Megan Postle

Patty Simcox………………………………….Susannah Upchurch

Teen Angel……………………………………..Aaron Coulson

Male Ensemble……………………………….Tony Richardson

Male Ensemble……………………………….Jonathan Davis

Male Ensemble……………………………….Justin Rivers

Male Ensemble……………………………….Caleb Warren

Female Ensemble…………………………….Leila Wu

Female Ensemble…………………………….Sophie Hardy

Female Ensemble…………………………….Bailey Greemon

Female Ensemble…………………………….Abigail Hackenberg

 

 

The Mousetrap

Mollie Ralston………………………………………….Lisa Hatt

Giles Ralston…………………………………………..Andrew Russell

Christopher Wren………………………………………Garrett Bradshaw

Mrs. Boyle……………………………………………….Zendyn Duellman

Major Metcalf……………………………………………Bob Paolino

Miss Casewell………………………………………….Emily Witte

Mr. Paravicini……………………………………………Charles LaBorde

Detective Sergeant Trotter…………………………….Cole Pedigo

 

Shrek TYV

Shrek…………………………………………………………..Collin Newton

Fiona…………………………………………………………..Robin Dunavant

Donkey………………………………………………………..Treston Henderson

Lord Farquaad………………………………………………..Philip Stock

Dragon………………………………………………………….Brittnay Harrington

Gingy/Ensemble……………………………………………..Eva Rose Cole

Pinocchio/Ensemble…………………………………………Herbert White

Peter Pan/Teen Fiona/Ensemble……………………………Caroline Farley

Baby Bear /Young Fiona/Ensemble…………………………Anabelle Lamm

Pig 1/Ensemble…………………………………………….Sayo Oni

Pig 2/Ensemble…………………………………………….Aamar Culbreth

Pig 3/Ensemble…………………………………………….Bennet Harris

Ugly Duckling/Ensemble……………………………………Erin Frase

Mamma Bear/Ensemble ………………………………….Ahzjai Culbreth

Pappa Bear/Ensemble……………………………………Andrew Sickles

Wicked Witch/Ensemble…………………………………..Carmen Myrick

Guard/Ensemble……………………………………………Marquaivis Ellis

Wolf/Ensemble……………………………………………..Colin Gallagher

 

Newsies

Jack Kelly……………………………………………………….Philip Stock

Crutchie…………………………………………………………Treston Henderson

Newsboy………………………………………………………..Colin Gallagher

Newsboy…………………………………………………………Bennet Harris

Newsboy…………………………………………………………Carson Palmer

Newsboy………………………………………………………….Thomas Young

Newsboy…………………………………………………………..Caleb Warren

Newsboy…………………………………………………………..Rixey Terry

Newsboy…………………………………………………………..Tony Richardson

Newsboy……………………………………………………………Andrew Sickles

Newsboy……………………………………………………………Sayo Oni

Newsboy……………………………………………………………Justin Rivers

Newsboy……………………………………………………………..Neifert Cornejo-Ordonez

Katherine Plummer…………………………………………………Robin Dunavant

Morris Delancy/Ensemble…………………………………………Jalen Walker

Oscar Delancy/Ensemble…………………………………………Patrick Stepp

Wiesel/Jacobi/Mayor/Citizen of NYC…………………………….Jonathan Bruckner

Davey Jacobs……………………………………………………..Collin Newton

Les Jacobs…………………………………………………………Alex Kim

Joseph Pulitzer…………………………………………………….Rob Addison

Seitz/Cop/Citizen of NYC…………………………………………Mike Carroll

Bunsen/SM/Cop/Citizen of NYC………………………………….Brian Holloway

Hannah/Nun/Citizen of NYC………………………………………Sophie Hardy

Snyder/Photographer/Citizen of NYC……………………………Traven Harrington

Medda Larkin/Nun………………………………………………….Brittney Harrington

Newsboy/Ensemble………………………………………………..Carlos Jimenez

  1. Roosevelt/Nunzio/Citizen of NYC………………………….Craig Estep

Nun/Bowery Beauty/Citizen of NYC……………………………….Leila Wu

Newsboy/Ensemble…………………………………………………Robert Leaks

Newsboy/Ensemble………………………………………………….Patrick Weeks

 

 

 

 

CPCC Theatre Auditions for On Golden Pond

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for On Golden Pond on February 19 & 20 at 7:00pm in Pease Auditorium. All roles are open. Cold Readings from the script. You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition.

Rehearsal will begin in late February. Performances run April 6 – 15.

Norman Thayer, Jr.: Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea.

Ethel Thayer: Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.

Charlie Martin: The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical Maine down-Easterner. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne: Attractive, divorced, and in her forties, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.

Billy Ray: The fourteen-year-old son of Bill Ray, he is a typical California teenager who comes to spend a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond while his father and Chelsea are in Europe.

Bill Ray: Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father, Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.

Directed by Marilyn Carter.

 

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of Evita

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of Evita.

Cast

(in order of appearance)

Che…Ron T. Diaz

Eva…Lucia Stetson

Magaldi…Joel King

Peron…Robert Nipper

Mistress…Leana Guzman

 

The Company (the people of Argentina)…Jeremy Borja, Cara Cameron, Amelia Cary, Neifert Cornejo-Ordonez, Isaiah Duren, Shane Elks, Karen Erbe, Amber Dawn French, Bailey Greemon, Rick Hammond, Brendan Hanks, Lisaney Kong, Laura Raynor-Williams, Tony Richardson, Hannah Risser, Patrick Stepp, Kelly Trnian, Yessena Whitfield,

 

The Children…Annabel Lamm, Cavan Meade, Isabella Stetson, Haley Vogel, Atticus Ware, Jeannie Ware

 

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. We look forward to seeing all of you back at future auditions.

CPCC Theatre Auditions for Evita

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita on December 4th and 5th at 7:00pm in the Halton rehearsal hall.  All roles are open except for Eva Peron.

We are looking for a cast of approximately 30 men, women and children.

Performances are February 16 to 25, 2018. Rehearsal will not begin until January 2nd.

Age ranges are for characters not necessarily the ages of the actors. All ethnicities are urged to audition.  You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition. Auditions are open to all.

Cast Breakdown

CHE: (Male, 18-35) This character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

 

PERON: (Male, 30-50) An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

 

MISTRESS: (Female, 13-18) A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress. She is “dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva. The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” She will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.

 

MAGALDI: (Male, to play 30 – 40) A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. A Latin American “personality” type and feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings high tenor High G.

 

ENSEMBLE: Seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities from late teens to 60+. Excellent singing voices in all ranges. All must understand the Latin temperament even if they don’t fit into the “look.” All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants. A fully featured, versatile ensemble that helps define this world. Movement ability a plus.

 

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE: Looking for 3 boys and 3 girls ages 7-14. Must sing and be able to hold harmonies, act and move moderately well. These young actors will be featured as well as appearing in the adult ensemble at times.

Each auditionee should have a prepared song of at least 16 bars and have sheet music in appropriate key. Be dressed to move. A short dance audition will be held following the singing audition. An accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsal will begin on January 2nd. There will be a brief meeting on December 7th at 7:00pm to get the cast organized and workout schedule conflicts.

Callbacks if necessary will be held on Wednesday December 6th at 7:00pm.

If you have any questions contact Tom Hollis at 704-330-6835 or by email at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu