THANK YOU to our newest sponsor — June 29, 2018

THANK YOU to our newest sponsor

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.

Help Needed!!!! — June 13, 2018

Help Needed!!!!

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.

“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” cast has been announced! — May 13, 2018

“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” cast has been announced!

Congratulations to everyone that auditioned!

“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical”

Cast List
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
Tillie Boulter
Gertie Pye –  Zoey Lovorn
Charlie Sloane – Andrew Smith
Moody MacPherson – Ian Phillips
Gerry Boute
Tommy Sloane –  Brodie Morton
Malcom Andrews – Walker Engel
Mr. Philips – Ezekiel Butcher
Lucilla –  Ella Gillies
The Stationmaster – Hosley Werner
School Children:  Alida Letts
Jesse Strickler
Sabrina Kiraly
Christina Kiraly
Frances Kiraly
Mackenna Engel
McKeena Cole
Klarissa Cole
Gracie Overway

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!

5th Annual One Acts People’s Choice Results — May 7, 2018

5th Annual One Acts People’s Choice Results

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!

“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” Audition Information — May 3, 2018

“Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” Audition Information


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)
1540 M-40

“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:

Female Roles:

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)


Male Roles:

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.

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors — April 12, 2018

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors

A big thank you to our 2018 Sponsors! We appreciate each and every one of you!


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2018 One Acts Announcement! — January 1, 2018
CALL FOR ONE ACT PLAYS! — November 14, 2017



The Allegan Community Players will be presenting our Fifth Annual One Act Play Festival at the Griswold Auditorium on May 4th – 6th 2018.

Writers are encouraged to submit original plays to be considered for this One Act Festival.  In the past we have produced plays written by local high school students and adults. And we have had writers from as far away as Oregon.  Plays should be short, about 10 to 15 minutes when acted out.  You’re also more likely to have your play chosen if the setting is simple and the number of characters is small.  ACP isn’t a very big group but we always welcome anyone who wants to act to or join in on the fun of producing community theatre!

Send your play (preferably in PDF format) to from December 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018.  You can also email any questions you may have.  Visit our Facebook page or our website for more information.

Coming in November….”Just Desserts” — October 4, 2017

Coming in November….”Just Desserts”


Four Roses Cafe, 633 10th Street, Plainwell, MI 49080
Show Dates:    Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m.

Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m.

Judge Reginald P. Cogsworth, a curmudgeon who hates sweets, is judging a charity bake off, albeit grudgingly. In the middle of the tasting, sour old Judge Cogsworth drops dead, and it’s up to Mrs. Peabody, head of the contest, and the audience to determine the murderer.

Taste the desserts and solve the mystery!

Tickets: $20 – Seating is limited. Call Linda at 269- 873-8084 to get yours!

Coming up!!!! “Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins” —

Coming up!!!! “Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins”



Full Length Play, Comedy
Friday & Saturday shows at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets $10 – Available at Something Sweet downtown Allegan or at the door the day of the show.

Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940’s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.

Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy.