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Summer 2015 Show Announced!

 


15 years ago, a group of people who loved theatre got together and formed Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin. The organization's purpose was to stage quality theatre productions and involve community members in the shows, passing along that love of theatre. The first production of "Godspell" in the summer of 2000 was just the beginning of a great journey that continues today.


Community Players is excited to announce its summer 2015 production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins." The director of CP's very first production, Andrew Sharp, is returning for this summer's show. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. 


          The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."


In addition to the singing and dancing, CP will welcome back the flight effects team that helped in the staging of Peter Pan in 2010 to lift Mary, Bert and the children above the stage.


Performances are planned for Friday-Sunday, July 31-August 2 and Thursday-Sunday, August 6-9 at the Richland Center High School Auditorium. Both Sunday performances will be matinees.


Auditions will be held in May at the City Auditorium in downtown Richland Center. Dates and times will be announced later. There is an early opportunity for those interested in dancing to audition. Dancers can come to the City Auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2 at 6:30 both evenings. Many roles in the show involve dancing and interested people are encouraged to take advantage of this early dance audition.


CP is always looking for “behind the scenes” players too.  These players are crucial for the production process.  Please contact CP if you have interest in helping with the off stage work – particularly if you have abilities in sewing, painting, carpentry, organizing, or advertising. 


If you have questions feel free to contact Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin at community-players@live.com


 
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