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Auditions for "Wizard of Oz" this week!


 Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

A Community Players alumnus, Lyric Simonson, will be directing the show. Lyric has performed in several CP shows and served as Assistant Director for "The Sound of Music" in the summer of 2012. She is currently studying Theatre at UW-Parkside.

Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” will be held Wednesday-Friday, May 25-27, from 5-8 each evening in the City Auditorium in Downtown Richland Center. All ages and skill levels are welcome, no previous stage experience is required. Be prepared to sing and dance when you arrive. CP is also looking for those who would be interested in working as stage crew and in other behind-the-scenes roles in this production.

“The Wizard of Oz” show dates are July 29-31 (Fri- Sun), & August 4-6, (Thu-Sat) 2016. The Sunday performance will be a matinee show.

If you have questions about the show, please reach us at



2016 Scholarship applications now being accepted


Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin is now accepting applications for the 2016 Community Players Memorial Scholarship.  The $500 scholarship is to be used for education-related expenses at an accredited two-year or four-year college. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and be passionate about music and/or the theatre.  Special consideration is given to continuing students but all students are eligible to apply.


The 2015 scholarship recipient was Donald Hart, a Community Players alumnus, of Elroy.  The $500 award helped Don advance his education as he pursues his Masters degree in Theatre.


The annual scholarship is given in memory of three members of the CP family who are no longer with us: Corey Bobb, a Community Players member who was pursuing his education in Music and Theatre at the UW-Richland when he passed away in 2009, Lee Honer, one of the founding members of CP who died in 2013 and Debbie Zorea, an active member of CP who passed away in 2014. They all loved theatre and played vital parts, both on and off the stage, for many CP shows. Community Players is proud to honor their memory by offering this scholarship to help a student pursue his or her passions for the theatre.


Click on the "Scholarship" tab of our website to find the application materials.


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