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.Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
97th Season Ticket Giveaway Rules!
Want to win a pair of season tickets for our 97th Season!? Our lineup for the 97th season is Barefoot in the Park, Cabaret, Our Town, Big Fish, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Mamma Mia! We just want to hear about which show you’re most excited for, and give you a chance to see ALL of these fantastic shows on the house as a thank you for your continued support! Here’s how to enter: 1) Like the contest post on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. 2) Comment on the contest post about which show from our 97th season you are most excited about. 3) Like & comment across all 3 platforms (Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter) for up to 3 chances to win.Read More