On Saturday July 28th, ACP is holding our annual membership meeting at the Sports Complex. We will begin with a pot luck lunch at noon with the election of board members after.
We’ll also be taking suggestions for next year’s shows.
We invite you to join us.
The Allegan Community Players will be presenting “Anne of Green Gables – The Musical ™
Book by Donald Harron, Music by Norman Campbell, Adapted from the novel by L. M. Montgomery at the Allegan High School Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday July 20th & 21st at 7:00 pm and Sunday July 22nd at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased at Something Sweet in downtown Allegan or from any cast member. Tickets will also be available at the door for $10. (Cash or check only please)
“Anne of Green Gables – The Musical ™ is the story of Anne Shirley, (Carlie Hancox), an orphan girl who has been passed from home to home, and is finally sent to the farm owned by an elderly Matthew Cuthbert (Rick Moll) and his sister Marilla (Daryl Waggoner). While at first suspicious of Anne, the town of Avonlea grows to love and accept her as one of their own.
Anne Shirley Carlie Hancox
Marilla Cuthbert Daryl Waggoner
Matthew Cuthbert Rick Moll
Gilbert Blythe Mason Haas
Rachel Lynde Jane Holewa
Diana Barry Ellie DuChene
Josie Pye Kassidy Bright
Miss Muriel Stacy Mackenzie Morris
Mrs. MacPherson Kayla Cabrera
Mrs. Sloane Olivia Hren
Mrs. Pye Bailey Weaver
The Minister Hosley Werner
Earl Christopher Burza
Cecil John Engel
Mrs. Spencer Linda Havens
Mrs. Blewett Sunshine Engel
Mrs. Barry Zinnia Gillies
Prissy Andrews Lilly West
Ruby Gillis Rachel Heusser
Tillie Boulter Evangelica Klein
Gertie Pye Zoey Lovorn
Charlie Sloane Andrew Smith
Moody MacPherson Ian Phillips
Gerry Boute Caelen Vernia
Tommy Sloane Brodie Morton
Malcom Andrews Walker Engel
Mr. Philips Ezekiel Butcher
Lucilla Ella Gillies
The Stationmaster Hosley Werner
Set build coming up Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. If you volunteered to help, we will see you there. Bring your tool box and paint brushes are always needed.
Scene shop at the high school.
Allegan Community Players is excited to announce our newest sponsor! WAKV, AM-980, The Memory Station is sponsoring “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” our summer musical.
Show dates and times for “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” are Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at the high school. Pre-sale tickets will be available at Something Sweet or from a cast member for $8 and at the door, the day of the show, for $10.
ACP is looking for a pianist who would be willing to help with our rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables. If you are interested please contact Cailee Bywater at (269) 355-9171 for details.
Congratulations to everyone that auditioned!
“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical”
Anne Shirley – Carlie Hancox
Marilla Cuthbert – Daryl Waggoner
Matthew Cuthbert – Rick Moll
Gilbert Blythe – Mason Haas
Rachel Lynde – Jane Holewa
Diana Barry – Ellie DuChene
Josie Pye – Kassidy Bright
Miss Muriel Stacy – Mackenzie Morris
Mrs. MacPherson – Kayla Cabrera
Mrs. Sloane – Olivia Hren
Mrs. Pye – Bailey Weaver
The Minister – Hosley Werner
Earl – Christopher Burza
Cecil – John Engel
Mrs. Spencer – Linda Havens
Mrs. Blewett – Sunshine Engel
Mrs. Barry – Zinnia Gillies
Prissy Andrews – Lily West
Ruby Gillis – Rachel Heusser
Gertie Pye – Zoey Lovorn
Charlie Sloane – Andrew Smith
Moody MacPherson – Ian Phillips
Tommy Sloane – Brodie Morton
Malcom Andrews – Walker Engel
Mr. Philips – Ezekiel Butcher
Lucilla – Ella Gillies
The Stationmaster – Hosley Werner
School Children: Alida Letts
You will have an opportunity to see the show on July 20th & 21st at 7 p.m. and July 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Allegan Perfoming Arts Center. Watch the website and the Facebook page for more information on this show and future shows!
People’s Choice for Friday Night was:
No More Cheers by Linda LaRocque from South Haven, MI
Directed by Rachel Bywater
Starring: Linda Havens and Jane Holewa
People’s Choice for Saturday Night was:
Alexander the Great by James C. Ferguson from Plainville, MA
Directed by Emmagrace Kasprzyk
Starring: Jordan Brookhouse, Christopher Burza, Ryan Burza, and Lily West
People’s Choice for Sunday was:
My Scale is Lying to Me by Scott Mullen from North Hollywood, CA
Directed by Christopher Burza
Starring: Kassidy Bright, Cailee Bywater, and Angelica Zoch
The People’s Choice Overall Winner was: Alexander the Great by James C. Ferguson!
Congrats to the writer, director, and cast!!!!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s One Acts Festival! We look forward to seeing what next year brings!
Summer Musical Audition Dates:
May 8th, Tuesday – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 9th, Wednesday – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Allegan Performing Arts Center
(Allegan High School)
“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” will be directed by Cailee Bywater and Rachel Bywater.
You will need to be prepared to read from the script and have a 30 – 60 second vocal selection prepared.
The roles that will be available are as follows:
MARILLA CUTHBERT – Late 50s; a stern, moral, and no-nonsense spinster. She lives with her unmarried brother, Matthew. She has a wry sense of humor and is eventually affectionate toward Anne. (Mezzo-Soprano)
ANNE SHIRLEY – A young girl; red-haired and freckled; exuberant and precocious. She is scholastic and well-intentioned but has a fiery temper. (Soprano)
DIANA BARRY – Young girl; loyal, agreeable, and sweet. She is Anne’s best friend, schoolmate, and kindred spirit. Diana is an attractive girl with long black hair. (Mezzo-Soprano)
JOSIE PYE – Selfish, harsh, and scheming; Anne’s worst enemy. Josie is blonde and pretty. (Mezzo-Soprano)
MRS. RACHEL LYNDE – Early 60s; outspoken and indiscreet; the town gossip. Affectionate towards her good friend Marilla. (Mezzo-Soprano)
MS. STACY – Schoolteacher; radiates enthusiasm and a rampant desire for learning. She is a role model and mentor for Anne. (Mezzo-Soprano)
MRS. MACPHERSON – Moody MacPherson’s mother; a part of the Avonlea Ladies’ Aid.
MRS. SLOANE – Charlie Sloane’s mother; a part of the Avonlea Ladies’ Aid.
MRS. PYE – Josie and Gertie Pye’s mother; a part of the Avonlea Ladies’ Aid.
MRS. SPENCER – The woman who brought Anne to the Cuthbert’s from the orphanage.
MRS. BLEWETT – A hard woman who almost takes Anne off of Marilla’s hands.
PRISSY ANDREWS – One of Anne’s Schoolmates
RUBY GILLIS – One of Anne’s Schoolmates (Mezzo-Soprano)
TILLIE BOULTER – One of Anne’s Schoolmates (Mezzo-Soprano)
GERTIE PYE – One of Anne’s Schoolmates; Josie Pye’s sister (Alto)
LUCILLA – The store clerk (Soprano)
MATTHEW CUTHBERT – Early 60s; bachelor; silver hair and grey mustache. A sweet, soft spoken farmer who works the Green Gables acreage. He lives with his sister Marilla and is painfully shy toward women. (Baritone)
GILBERT BLYTHE – Young boy; smart, handsome, and confident. Good-natured but cocky, he inadvertently becomes Anne’s adversary. (Tenor)
PHILLIPS – The Avonlea schoolteacher. (Tenor)
EARL – One of the townsfolk of Avonlea. (Baritone)
CECIL – One of the townsfolk of Avonlea. (Baritone)
MINISTER – The town minister. (Baritone)
MOODY SPURGEON MACPHERSON – One of Anne’s classmates.
TOMMY SLOANE – One of Anne’s classmates; Charlie Sloane’s brother.
CHARLIE SLOANE – One of Anne’s classmates; Tommy Sloane’s brother.
GERRY BOUTE – One of Anne’s classmates
MALCOLM ANDREWS – One of Anne’s classmates.
STATIONMASTER – The stationmaster of the train station where Matthew picks up Anne. (Baritone)
Starting Monday, June 11th, rehearsals will be held in the high school cafeteria Monday through Thursday for four weeks. The remaining two weeks, rehearsal will be held on the stage in the auditorium.
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