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
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
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
Slightly Copeland Smith
Curley Kodi Yara
Twin #1 Riley Smith
Twin#2 Aidan Melton
Tootles Luke McCammon
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

Central Piedmont State of the Arts January 2020

Get involved in our arts community Follow our Central Piedmont 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 Central Piedmont. Visit tix.cpcc.edu or www.cpcc.edu/arts or the latest information on what is happening on stage and in the galleries at Central Piedmont. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cpccarts.

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 tix.cpcc.edu

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 tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

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 tix.cpcc.edu. 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 tom.hollis@cpcc.edu 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.

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

Central Piedmont State of the Arts May 2019

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