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.
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,
If you have questions feel
free to contact Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin at email@example.com