Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
RUSHVILLE — The Rush County Players will be holding auditions for the Christmas classic, "It's A Wonderful Life," based on the beloved Frank Capra movie starring James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore and Donna Reed, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Playhouse, 201 W. 2nd Street, Rushville, on Sept. 27 and 28.Ê
Roles to be filled range from high school age to adult. Backstage help is also needed, so if you would like to participate, but don't want to be on stage, we have a place for you!
Director Matt Amos, Assistant Director Cindy Amos and Producer Shelli Griffin are excited to bring this wonderful tale to life during the upcoming holiday season. With so many people going through tough times, a tale of love, redemption and appreciation for our everyday lives will be sure to strike a chord with many people.Ê RCP also plans to support several local charity endeavors through-out the run of this show. Details on these efforts will be forthcoming.
Showdates and location are yet to be firmed up, but the production is projected to take place in mid-November. The Players are looking for their own Clarence, as they continue to search for a long-term home. This will be the Players 36th season, making them one of the longest-running community theatre groups in the state.
For more information about auditions or the production, please call Rush County Players at 765-938-1711 and leave a voice message.
the land of Zob. And of Zob, there were two parts; the upper kingdom, Zob
Proper, and the lower kingdom, Zob Improper. In Zob Proper, King Dumb is
preparing his daughter, Princess Prince, for the Prince Picking Ceremony.
But, the evil Dacron from Zob Improper has other plans for her.
Will the princess ever find love or become the next meal for the Clumsy Custard?
There's one way to find out! Attend RCP's Clumsy Custard Horror Show!
The audience is invited to get into the act through audience participation in this hilarious comedy. You don't want to miss it!
The middle school and high school cast is as follows: Laura Smith, Steven Locchetta, Wade Griffin, Sadie Collum, Justin Crowder, LJ Conrad, Leah Noe, Jordan Fritz, Anna Smith, Alison Ward, McKenzie Conrad, Kellan Dawson, Shawn Fisher, Alec Armstrong, Karlie Hall, Monica Davis, Alli Jett, Kait Jett, Sarah Ford, Carlie Ford, Mackenzie Wells, and Delaney Dawson.
The shows will be held in the Old Milroy Elementary Auditorium two weekends (six shows): Oct. 7 to 9 and Oct. 14 to 16. Friday and Saturday's showings begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday's matinees will begin at 2 p.m.
Audience members are encouraged to dress up in family appropriate Halloween attire and be prepared to have a blast!
RCP will also be collecting coats for the quickly approaching annual Coats for Kids drive.
Tickets are now available by leaving a voice mail message at 765-938-1711.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This show is a condensed version of the classic Roald Dahl story, featuring , Veruca Salt, , Mike Teavee, and the King of Chocolate himself, Willy Wonka! Oh, and don’t forget the Oompa-Loompas!
All cast members are K-12, and Director Chante’ Wells, Asst. Directors Whitley Fada and Terri Sipes, and Producer Scott Evans certainly had their work cut out for them, with many talented youngsters auditioning. The cast includes: Willy Wonka: Wade Griffin; Narrator/Candy Man: Tony Gulley; Charlie Bucket: Tyler Amos; Augustus Gloop: Jordan Fritz; Mike Teavee: Jameson Dykes; Veruca Salt: Lilli Spaeth; Grandpa Joe: Steven Locchetta; Grandma Josephine: Laura Smith; Grandpa George: Shawn Fisher; Grandma Georgina: Jen Lattner; Mr. Bucket: Hayden Meckes; Mrs. Bucket: Larissa Dunn; Mr. Salt: Justin Crowder; Mrs. Beauregarde: McKenzie Conrad; Mrs. Gloop: Sadie Collum; Ms. Teavee: Heather Snow; Oompa Loompas: Carly Buckley, Nick Amos, Jacob Amos, Casey Wood, Dominick Evans, Mackenzie Wells, Calista De Jager, Austin Dunn, Josie Doyle, Andrew Armstrong (& Charlie Bucket Understudy); Candy Shop kids/squirrels: Amelia: Kait Jett; Gwendolyn: Allison Jett; Maggie: Leah Noe; Matilda: Whitney Simpson; Sophie: Sarah Ford; Jamie: Monica Davis. Others involved include: Prod Work/Asst St Mngr: Monica Davis and Backstage: Katie Rankin, Bryce Conrad, Karlie Hall, and Holly Sams. : Gabby Doyle; Phineous Trout: LJ Conrad;
Tickets are on sale now from cast members or by calling . Adults are $10 and Students K-12 are $5. Any child small enough to be held on your lap will be free.
Since this show is a condensed version of the movies most are familiar with, the RCP Board and WWK Directing team agreed that this show will be a double feature. The Opening Act will be presented as a kids only musicale– called Sweet Sounds– featuring the kids in the WWK cast and songs about candy, etc. You can expect to hear songs like: The Good Ship Lollipop, I Want Candy, Sugar Sugar to name a few. This will be followed by intermission then Act II will be Willy Wonka, Kids! in its entirety. We expect to have a runtime of approximately 2 hours.
Presenting a show in this school represents a return to RCP’s history. For years, RCP was headquartered in the Pleasant Street Playhouse, just a few blocks away in Milroy. It also presents a new set of challenges, and many, many benefits, one of which is the opportunity to sell refreshments in this facility.
Help RCP and the youth of our community close out a historic season in a new venue by entering a “world of pure imagination” with “Willy Wonka Kids!”