Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies! — November 10, 2019

Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies!

In just two short weeks, we will be performing the farcical play Leading Ladies at the Griswold auditorium! The cast includes: Chelsea Stevenson as Margaret, Mason Haas as Leo Clarke, Joel McGill as Jack Gable, Ryan Burza as Reverend Duncan Wooley, Kassidy Bright as Audrey, Chris Burza As Doc Meyers, Jordan Brookhouse as Butch Meyers, and Marne Sieber as Florence Snider.  The show is Directed by Robyn Sweetnam Smith, a new member to ACP family!

 

Show dates are November 22nd at 7 pm and November 23rd at 2 and 7 pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door and doors to seating will open a half hour before the performance!

 

We hope to see you all there!

Allegan Community Players Presents: Leading Ladies! — October 6, 2019

Allegan Community Players Presents: Leading Ladies!

Allegan Community Players Fall production this year will be Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig. In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Here is a quick breakdown of the characters :

Meg Snider: Local girl, vivacious, warm, great sense of Humor. Has unfulfilled dreams of the great big world outside of central Pennsylvania she has yet to experience. (Age: Early 30’s)

Duncan Wooley: Local minister, engaged to Meg. A good man, but fussy, headstrong, egocentric. (Age: Early 40’s)

Doc Myers: Local doctor, Chief Moose, likeable curmudgeon, boisterous, stockey, father to Butch.
(Age: Mid 50’s)

Leo Clark: A clean shaven, Shakespeare actor from England (yes, English accent required), marginally gifted, charming yet mildly pompous, prone to temper tantrums, longs to achieve stardom… (Age: Early 40’s)

Jack Gable: A clean shaven, Shakespeare actor from England (yes, English accent required), Leo’s partner, easily dragged into Leo’s harebrained schemes (think Ethel to Leo’s Lucy), nice guy, longs to settle down…
(Age: Late 30’s to Early 40’s)

Audrey: Well built, extremely sweet and good-natured, an “intelligent airhead.” Audrey roller-skates. The director would most likely be really impressed if auditioners showed up with their own roller skates prepared to dazzle. (Age: 20)

Butch Myers: A little slow on the uptake, built like he played high school football, sincere, good-hearted.
(Age: Early 20’s)

Florence Snider: An extremely crusty, terrible eyesight, wealthy, wily, aliling… or hypochondriac?
(Age: 60+)

Auditions were held on October 2nd and 3rd, but we will be having a third round of Auditions on October 9th from 6pm-8pm at the Griswold Auditorium in Allegan! Our current need is for 2 males who would be interested in playing the roles of Jack Gable and Butch Myers!

Little Shop of Horrors Cast! — May 28, 2019
Little Shop of Horrors! — April 11, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors!

Auditions for our summer show Little Shop of Horrors, is coming up fast! Auditions are May 22nd & May 23rd from 6 pm-8 pm and Callbacks are May 24th 6 pm-8 pm. If you are interested in auditioning and would like to see a sample of the rehearsal calendar, get the audition packet early, or learn more about the auditions, please personal message us on Facebook or email at allegancommunityplayers@gmail.com, and we can send you the links. Thank you!

Little Shop of Horrors — February 9, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors

Allegan Community Players are thrilled to have the opportunity to produce the hilarious production, Little Shop of Horrors! Audition dates are May 22nd & 23rd with callbacks May 24th. At Allegan Community Players, we have open auditions, so feel free to walk in from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the Griswold Auditorium. Auditions should take no longer than 15 minutes. As many of you know, this is an adult/teen show. We ask that you understand that we are looking for ages 13 & up. Anyone under the age of 18 auditioning, will need a legal guardian there to sign off forms. Due to copyright and royalties, we as a business, can’t change the language, context, etc. So please do your research on the show before auditioning. Make sure you follow our Facebook page for any updates on the show, and please feel to email us with any questions. allegancommunityplayers@gmail.com

 

Thank you, and see you at auditions!

That’s a Wrap! — February 3, 2019

That’s a Wrap!

We are excited to finish our 6th Annual One Acts Festival!

On behalf of Allegan Community Players, Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the 6th One Acts Festival! It was truly the best year yet! We are beyond grateful to have community members like you, who keep the Performing Arts Alive!

The votes are in and they were close! Congratulations to the winners of the Allegan Community Players, 6th Annual One Acts Festival!

1st Place- Kept written by Kelly Ford
2nd Place- Five Women at a Table written by Julie Soentgen
3rd Place – Benny & Boris written by Morley Shulman

Thank you, authors of all of our shows this year, we couldn’t have done it without you! Stay tuned for our next production in the Summer!

Allegan Community Players presents “6th Annual One Acts Festival” — October 26, 2018

Allegan Community Players presents “6th Annual One Acts Festival”

Allegan community players

 

Allegan Community Players is back with our “6th Annual One Acts Festival”  Auditions are December 19th & 20th from 6pm-8pm at Dawson Elementary School. Please be prepared to read throughout various scripts.

Want to submit your play to the One Acts?  This year, the play committee plans on selecting six different plays to be apart of our friendly competition. Keep in mind that your play should be no more than ten minutes, and the easier the set- the better. Once you have written your masterpiece, submit your script to the following email: acp.oneacts@gmail.com. The deadline to submit your play is December 7th! If your script is chosen, you as the playwright- will receive two complimentary tickets to the show.

Don’t want to act on stage but want to get involved in being one of the six directors? Send us your Directing Resume to the following email: acp.oneacts@gmail.com. No experience necessary!!

The One Acts Festival is a people’s choice contest. That means the audience are the judges. The play that has the highest total dollar amount, wins the contest of bragging writes. This is our fundraising event so the contest winnings are donated to Allegan Community Players next summer musical production.

Audition Information for “Steel Magnolias” — August 22, 2018

Audition Information for “Steel Magnolias”

Auditions for “Steel Magnolias” will be held at the Griswold Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 4th; Wednesday, Sept. 5th;  and Thursday, Sept. 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 p m.

The director will have you read from the script. We need 6 women ages 18 to 80.

If you have any questions, please contact us at allegancommunityplayers@gmail.com or find us on Facebook – Allegan Community Players.

Annual Meeting – Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. — July 30, 2018

Annual Meeting – Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.

ACP needs at least 10 members who are interested in keeping the business side of this organization going to attend our our next meeting on Sunday August 12th!  Meeting is in the Schuyler room in the basement of the hospital at 2:00 p.m.
We need to vote on modifications to the bylaws and elect a board of directors.  Hope to see you there.
Annual Membership Meeting Information — July 25, 2018