CPCC Theatre Announces the Cast of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

                    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

                                                                         By

August Wilson

                                                                        Cast 

 

 Sturdyvant…………………………………………………………………Tom Scott

 Irvin………………………………………………………………………… Hank West

 Cutler…………………………………………………………………Tyrone Jefferson

 Toledo………………………………………………………………… Gagan Hunter

Slow Drag………………………………………………………………Willie Strafford

  Levee…………………………………………………………………Jonavan Adams

   Ma Rainey…………………………………………………………………Shar Marlin

   Policeman…………………………………………………………………Tim Huffman

Dussie Mae…………………………………………………………Carol J. McKenith

  Sylvester…………………………………………………………………Danius Jones

Understudy Daquane Cherry

 

Get your tickets to Ma Raney’s Black Bottom at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu

CPCC Summer 2017 Theatre Announces Kids Auditions

CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions for performers 13 and under on February 20 & 21 at 7:00pm in the lobby of the Halton Theater. Roles are available in Fiddler on the Roof and James and the Giant Peach TYV.

 

Fiddler on the Roof

June 2 -10

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Drina Keen

Choreography by Ron Chisholm

 

 

James and the Giant Peach TYV

June 28 – July 8

Directed by Tom Hollis

Music Direction by Jean Colgan Phillips

Choreography by Ron Chisholm

 

No appointment is needed.

 

Roles are available in both shows. Prepare a song. Preferably no more than 16 to 32 bars. Be prepared to dance. An accompanist will be provided. No tapes or CD accompaniment allowed. Bring sheet music in the correct key.

 

Fiddler on the Roof will start rehearsal on April 17th in the evenings Sunday – Thursday until opening. James and the Giant Peach TYV rehearses daytimes 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 12th until opening.

 

We are looking for actors to appear in either or both shows. You must be available for day time rehearsal to work in James and the Giant Peach TYV. Fiddler on the Roof rehearses on Sunday afternoons and Monday – Thursday evenings.

 

 

For more information contact Tom Hollis at the number below or by email at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

 

CPCC Summer Theatre is a non-Equity summer stock company presenting a season of musicals and non-musicals to the Metrolina area. 2017 will mark the 44th anniversary of the company. Visit our website at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre/ for more info about the program.

 

Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cpccarts

 

 

 

 

​​​​​Tom Hollis

Artistic Director

CPCC Summer Theatre

P.O. Box 35009

Charlotte NC 28235

704-330-6835

 

www.cpcc.edu

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Creative Loafing Review of CPCC Theatre’s Pride & Prejudice

“Jon Jory is best known as the artistic director who brought renown to the Humana Festival and the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville — and widely believed to have penned Keely and Du, Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage, and Anton in Show Business under the penname of Jane Martin. When it comes to adapting Jane Austen, whose Pride and Prejudice is currently on view at Pease Auditorium in a CPCC Theatre production, Jory is no dilettante. He has also adapted Sense and Sensibility and Emma.

Even if all the subtleties aren’t always pointed under Heather Wilson-Bowlby’s poised direction, it becomes obvious that Jory’s adaptation preserves the style and thrust of Austen’s liveliest masterwork. Most of the credit goes to Moriah Thomason as Austen’s prejudging heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, though it’s hard to deny she is amply counterbalanced by the hauteur of Brian Logsdon as Fitzwilliam Darcy. Thomason unveiled her elegance in the ATC production of Stick Fly back in February. Here she adds vivacity and wit, so I couldn’t get enough of her.

We see where Elizabeth gets her wit from in Tony Wright’s slightly jaundiced portrait of her father, and Anne Lambert’s rendition of Mrs. Bennet has more than enough vanity, giddiness, and silliness to distribute among the younger Bennet sibs. My chief disappointment was the hoarseness that afflicted Lexie Simerly as Liz’s elder sister Jane. If only she could have borrowed some extra decibels from Iris DeWitt, whose towering presence made the imperious Lady Catherine De Bourgh a perfect victim of Elizabeth’s punctiliously polite sass.”

by Perry Tannenbaum Creative Loafing November 02,2016

CPCC Theatre Opens Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice October 28th

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Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen

October           28        7:30

29        7:30

30        2:30

Nov.                 3          7:30

4          7:30

5          7:30

6          2:30

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

P & P will be presented in Pease Auditorium.

Tickets are  $18.00 for individuals. $5.00 for students with valid ID. Get your tickets at the door, at the SunTrust Box office at 704-3306534 or online at CPCCTix.

CPCC Theatre Announces Cast of Pride & Prejudice

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice by Jon Jory.

 

Mr. Bennet……………………………………………….Tony Wright

Mrs. Bennet……………………………………………..Anne Lambert

Elizabeth Bennet……………………………………..Moriah Thomason

Jane Bennet……………………………………………..Lexie Simerly

Mary Bennet………………………………………….. Nikki Stepanek

Kitty Bennet…………………………………………….Abigail Aukerman

Lydia Bennet……………………………………………Amanda Becker

Mr. Darcy…………………………………………………Brian Logsdon

Georgiana/Ball Guest………………………………Faith Benton

Mr. Bingley………………………………………………Tyson Hamilton

Mr. Wickham…………………………………………..Jake Whaley

Colonel Fitzwilliam/ Mr. Collins………………Michael Horn

Charlotte/Housekeeper…………………………..Kathleen Mackenzie

Sir William Lucas/ /Mr. Gardiner…………….Douglas Stauter

Miss Bingley/Mrs. Gardiner…………………….Christy Hinklman

Lady Catherine De Bourgh/Ball Guest……..Iris Dewitt

Ball Guest/Officer/Man Servant……………….Daquane Cherry

 

Pride & Prejudice runs October 28 – Nov. 6 in Pease Auditorium. Tickets are available at the SunTrust box office 704-330-6534 or online 24/7 at CPCC Tix. Season Tickets on sale through October 2nd.

CPCC Theatre Announces the Cast of 1776

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of our production of 1776 the Musical Play.

John Adams (Massachusetts) ………………..Eric Johnston

Abigail Adams ………………………………………..Megan Postle

Benjamin Franklin (Pennsylvania)……………James K Flynn

Richard Henry Lee (Virginia)………………….Alan Morgan

Andrew McNair…………………………………….. Jeff Powell

Dr. Lyman Hall (Georgia)………………………..David Cruse

Stephen Hopkins (Rhode Island)…………….Brian Holloway

Edward Rutledge (South Carolina)…………Josh Logsdon

Col. Thomas McKean (Delaware)……………Roger Watson

Caesar Rodney (Delaware)………………………Rick Taylor

John Dickinson (Pennsylvania)………………..Tom Russell

James Wilson (Pennsylvania)…………………..Ryan Wood

John Hancock …………………………………………Steven Forester

Charles Thomson ……………………………………Jordan Mickle

Thomas Jefferson (Virginia)……………………..George DeMott

Dr. Josiah Bartlett (New Hampshire)…………

George Read (Delaware)…………………………Leo Merrick

Roger Sherman (Connecticut)……………….. Dennis Kekones

Lewis Morris (New York)…………………………Scott Reynolds

Samuel Chase (Maryland)……………………….Dwayne Mason

Joseph Hewes (North Carolina)……………..Tom Wallace

Rev. John Witherspoon (New Jersey)…………Tim Huffman

Robert Livingston (New York)………………….Larry Wu

Martha Jefferson …………………………………….Emily Witte

The Courier ……………………………………………Trey Thompson

Leather Apron ………………………………………..Caleb MacKnabb

1776 opens September 23 and runs though October 2 in Pease Auditorium. Get your tickets online at CPCCTix or call the SunTrust Box office at 704-330-6534. Season tickets on sale through Oct. 2nd. Single Tickets on sale September 1 for all shows.