Announcing the Cast of the Vrooman Mansion Murder Mystery

Announcing the Cast of the Vrooman Mansion Murder Mystery THANK YOU to everyone who came out to audition for the Murder Mystery that will be held at the Vrooman Mansion next month! You were all extremely talented, and we hope to see you all at future auditions! CONGRATULATIONS to the cast! Barney Campbell – Dave Krostal Gertrude Campbell – Lynda Rettick The Great Keytini – Austin Shaw Isabelle Caruso – Jessielee Hinshaw Plagiarism – Jeff Ready Dr. Maxime Meurtrier – Mary Ann Manos Ann Rand -McKenzie Landers Chef d’Aioli – Robert Collier Mr. Moneybags – Nick Seaman Maid-in-Training – Swati Khanna Butler-in-Training – Gabe Seaman
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Descriptions of Musicals & Plays From Our Survey

Descriptions of the Musicals & Plays from our survey Musicals A Christmas Story – A musical based on the 1983 film of the same name. Set in the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Elf – A musical based on the 2003 film of the same name. William “Buddy” Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus’ bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. After discovering the baby, Santa and his elves decide to raise the child as an elf. Years later, Buddy finds out that he’s actually a human being and, at Santa’s prompting, heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs.
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Backstage Pass: Barefoot in the Park

Players Run Barefoot in the Park Community Players will kick off its 97th season with Barefoot in the Park, one of the most beloved plays of one of Broadway’s most successful comic playwrights, Neil Simon. Simon, who died just one year ago at the age of 91, was a child of the Great Depression who used comedy as a way of hiding from an unhappy home life.  After a stint in the air force, he teamed with his brother Danny to write radio and television scripts.  The two were eventually hired to write for one of TV’s biggest hits, Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, joining a staff that included such future legends as Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen. 
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“Name That Park” Ticket Giveaway Rules!

"Name That Park" Ticket Giveaway Rules! Want to win a pair of tickets for our production of Barefoot in the Park?! How the contest will work: Each day (Monday, August 26th through Saturday, August 31st) there will be a picture posted on the Community Players' Instagram of the cast/crew of Barefoot in the Park actually barefoot in one of the local Bloomington-Normal parks. Those participating in the contest will guess which park the cast/crew are in. How to enter: 1) Like the contest post(s) on the Community Players' Instagram. 2) Comment on the contest post(s) with a guess of which park is shown in the corresponding post's picture. 3) A correct guess in the comments and a like of the post will qualify as an entry.
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