Community Circle Players Is Busy Behind the Scenes!

Susan Sterling

Drum roll please … announcing a CCP production in spring 2023!

Shawne Cryderman, co-founder of CCP, will direct the spring 2023 production. Her team is ready to go to work on another entertaining venture. Connie Ward will be Shawne’s “right hand gal” as producer and Al Weigel has enthusiastically agreed to be Shawne’s AD, assistant director. Dana Goldsmith will once again lend her magnificent talent and skills as the stage manager.

Shawne and Connie are looking at scripts that fit into the dinner theatre melodrama mode, but a final decision has not yet been made. In the past, audiences have enjoyed participating in the production and love it when we do “theatre in the peace sign” format where the actors perform among the tables, where the audience is seated. The format will most likely be a dinner theatre, but could be just dessert. The CCP team is leaning towards a murder mystery with lots of audience participation, to include trying to figure out the guilty party or parties. Everyone likes to be a detective, right?

Mark Your Calendars!

Auditions will be Jan. 3 and 4, 2023, with the first rehearsal on Jan. 5. Rehearsals will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The production dates are March 25 through April 1 (no joke) with performances at HOA TWO’s MountainView Ballroom. Additional performance venues are under consideration, and will be announced soon. For a variety of reasons, CCP will be taking a break, and not doing a show in fall 2022.

Additional actors and actresses are always welcome. Backstage help or folks interested in the technical aspect of the theatre, like lighting or sound, are encouraged to step forward and become part of our production. Someone might just have a costume or prop in their closet that would be perfect to add to our growing collection.

CCP has always welcomed those interested in being involved with community theatre to become part of our troupe. For more information, please contact Susan Sterling at [email protected] or Shawne Cryderman at [email protected].