Announcing our 2015-16 Directors

Thank you to everyone who applied for staff positions this year. The Play Reading Committee presented it's slate of directors to the Board of Governors at the March 17th Board Meeting where it was approved unanimously. Noises Off - Directed by Tom Smith Legally Blonde - Directed by Brett Cottone The Crucible - Directed by Kayla Jo Pulliam Little Shop of Horrors - Directed by Marcia Weiss Dial "M" for Murder - Directed by Opal Virtue Annie - Directed by Alan Wilson  
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AUDITIONS: Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Auditions: March 23 & 24, 2015 @ 7:00pm Preview: May 7, 2015 • Performances: May 8-10 & 14-17, 2015 Laughter on the 23rd Floor opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 22, 1993 and closed on August 27, 1994 after 320 performances and 24 previews. Inspired by Simon’s early career experience as a junior writer (along with his brother Danny) for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon’s alter-ego Lucas Brickman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writers’ room. Max has an ongoing battle with NBC executives, who fear his humor is too sophisticated for Middle America.
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PREVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Community Players’ first musical of 2015 is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a 2004 Broadway hit about two Riviera con men—the debonair and dashing Lawrence Jameson and the klutzy and crude Freddy Benson—who make a wager over who can successfully swindle heiress Christine Colgate, the American Soap Queen. This musical is based on a movie that was also based on a movie. In the 1964 film Bedtime Story, David Niven plays Lawrence and Marlon Brando plays Freddy, and the emphasis is more on seducing their targets than in fleecing them, though they do that too. In 1988 it was remade as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine as Lawrence and Steve Martin as Freddy. The musical featured John Lithgow as Lawrence and, in a star-making turn, Norbert Leo Butz as Freddy.
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March Mystery Photo

Our mystery photo contest is back. Historian Bruce Parish has selected this photo to challenge your memory of Community Players past. Be the first person to guess the show, the year, and the two actors. Send you answer to Bob McLaughlin at [email protected]  
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