Preview: Community Players Rocks the House with "Rent"
The second show of Community Players’ 92nd season will be the award-winning rock musical Rent. Rent, based on Puccini’s La Bohème and its source novel, Henri Murger’s Scènes de la vie de Bohème, is set in the early 1990's, Lower East Side world of a number of young, out-of-the-mainstream artists, their lives and their art complicated by a variety of social pressures manifested in the play by AIDS, drug abuse, homelessness, and gentrification. New York City was and is a place where outrageous wealth exists side by side and in tension with outrageous poverty and misery. The wealthy are able to construct a city of privilege for themselves in which they are only rarely forced to acknowledge the other city where the homeless, the drug-addicted, the AIDS-infected, and the Bohemian artists live.Read More
Board of Governors Meeting Summary – September 9, 2014
Treasurer reported that our income had increased during the fiscal year from the previous year. We are continuing to search for people to run for spots on the Board of Governors in the spring. Lobby update - colors have been chosen for the lobby (shades of grey with red accents). Furniture for the lobby has been narrowed down to a few choices. We will have to install some baseboard heating in the lobby area along with the rest of the renovations. We will be posting a sign in the lobby informing patrons that anyone attending a show must purchase a ticket. The information is currently on our website. Took the children’s ticket off our website for “Rent” due to the mature nature of the show.Read More
Announcing the cast of RENT
Thank you to everyone who came out to audition! CAST Mark Cohen - Aaron Wiessing Roger Davis - Sean Stevens Mimi Marquez - Sammantha Bettis Benny Coffin III - Matthew Henry Maureen Johnson - Breeann Dawson Joanne Jefferson - Felicia Jiardina Tom Collins - Tony Gannaway Angel Schunard - Chris Stanford ENSEMBLE Nick Benson Kallie Bundy Latrisha Green Ben Hauck Kyle Holliday Aimee Kerber Missy Montefalco Jake Rathman Tony Smith Chris Terven Austin Travis Allyson Troyanovich Becca Williams Kristin Woodard Isaiah YoungRead More
AUDITION INFO: CPT will not be casting anyone under the age of 18 in this production. Seeking uninhibited performers, all ethnicities and types to portray various characters in the first Bloomington-Normal production of Jonathan Larson’s RENT. All actors must be comfortable with their bodies, willing to kiss members of the same sex, dress in drag, and leave all inhibitions at the stage door. Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars with piano accompaniment (bring sheet music with you) and bring proper clothing for a dance audition. MEN MARK COHEN: Baritone/Second Tenor. A filmmaker. Left behind his affluent upbringing to pursue his craft. Would rather tell the story than be the story. Hides behind his camera. Jewish? ROGER DAVIS: Rock Tenor. Former frontman for a fledgling rock band.Read More