http://auburnplayers.org Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 66868148 SNEAK PEAK OF SCROOGE! http://auburnplayers.org/2017/12/07/sneak-peak-scrooge/ http://auburnplayers.org/2017/12/07/sneak-peak-scrooge/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:40:20 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2501 Scrooge! The Musical Charles Dickens Classic Comes to Life with Song and Enchantment! The Auburn Players return with Scrooge! The Musical, for two weekends _________________________________________________________________ The Auburn Players Community Theatre presents a major musical production just in time to celebrate...

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Scrooge! The Musical

Charles Dickens Classic Comes to Life with Song and Enchantment!

The Auburn Players return with

Scrooge! The Musical, for two weekends

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The Auburn Players Community Theatre presents a major musical production just in time to celebrate the holidays. Scrooge! The Musical opens December 8th at 8:00 PM and runs for two weekends at the Auburn Public Theater in Downtown Auburn. Performances are on December 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased by calling 315-253-6669 or visiting www.auburnplayers.org

Scrooge! is the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser who is visited on Christmas Eve by three spirits who teach him lessons of love and giving. Don’t miss Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and a whole host of Dickensian characters in this award-winning, international smash hit musical by Leslie Bricusse, which includes such acclaimed songs as “Thank You Very Much,” “A Better Life” and “A Christmas Carol.”

Under the direction of Bill Daugherty and musical direction by Kristan Sheppard, the characters of the story are brought to life.  Thames Nolan in the title role of Ebenezer Scrooge, is joined by a cast of 43. (See list below.)

SCROOGE! The Musical will play two weekends at Auburn Public Theater in Downtown Auburn.  This Auburn Players production is in association with Auburn Public Theater & Harlequin Productions.  Tickets on sale at the APT box office: (315) 253-6669 or visit www.auburnplayers.org

SHOW DATES/TIMES

Friday & Saturday 12/8 & 12/9  @ 8:00 PM

Sunday 12/10 @ 2:00 PM

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12/14, 12/15 & 12/16 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets Available at

Auburn Public Theater box office (315) 253-6669

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Bill Daugherty – Director
  • Kristan Sheppard – Musical Director
  • Jennifer H. Derbyshire – Ass’t Director
  • Melissa Panek – Stage Manager
  • Ann Rose Frame – Ass’t Stage Manager
  • Owen Wawrzaszek – Ass’t Stage Manager
  • Virginia Fennessy – Designer
  • Terri Fox Gadsby -  Props Mistress
  • Sally Reutlinger – Costumer
  • Josh Schwartz – Choreographer
  • Mark Romig – Lighting Designer
  • Tom Nardella – Sound
  • Chris Yeckel – Producer
  • Bob Frame – Producer

CAST:

  • Thames Nolan – Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Robert Miller – Jacob Marley/Narrator
  • Chris Yeckel – Bob Cratchit
  • Deanna Parker – Mrs. Cratchit
  • John Exner – Fred/Young Ebenezer
  • Laura McCall – Isabel
  • Jim “Mugsy” Byrne – Mr. Fezziwig/Narrator
  • Virginia Fennessy – Mrs. Fezziwig/Choirmaster
  • Jennifer H. Derbyshire – Ghost of Xmas Past
  • Bob Frame – Ghost of Xmas Present
  • Theodore Brill – Tom Jenkins/Phantom
  • Jack Hall – Jack
  • Bart Wasilenko – Jollygoode/Ghost Yet to Come
  • Tristan Nolan – Hugo Harty/Topper
  • Tony Saurini – Mr. Pringle
  • Pam Heleen Spear – Mary/Ensemble
  • Jeff Rowe – Bissett
  • Debbie Koch – Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble
  • Alex Patch – Miss Dilber/Phantom
  • Hannah Abrams – Helen
  • Anna Post – Vendor/Phantom
  • Kim Carpenter Fey – Bess
  • Kristi Vollmer – Beggar Woman
  • Susan Wolstenholme – Schoolteacher/Narrator
  • Ryan Persampieri – Tiny Tim Cratchit
  • Juliana Grantz – Kathy Cratchit
  • Michael Ducayne – Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins
  • Isabella Ducayne – Belinda Cratchit
  • Kristen Phillips – Martha Cratchit
  • Amber Bates – Susan Cratchit
  • Jacqueline Grantz – Fannie
  • Daniel Sheppard – Young Ebenezer/Urchin
  • Alexander Ducayne – Boy with sled/Urchin
  • Joshua Ducayne – Urchin
  • Charli Tallman -  Urchin
  • Maddy Titus – Urchin
  • Irelynn Vollmer – Urchin
  • Raiden Panek – Ensemble
  • Lily Panek – Ensemble
  • Aaron McNabb – Urchin/Phantom
  • Mikey Kegan – Urchin
  • Brycen Kishpaugh – Ensemble
  • Makayla Phillips – Caroler
  • Layla Meany – Caroler
  • Maeve Derbyshire, Abby Sheppard, Julia Gordon – Walk-Ons/Carry-Ons

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Scrooge! Meet the Directing Team http://auburnplayers.org/2017/12/04/scrooge-meet-directing-team/ http://auburnplayers.org/2017/12/04/scrooge-meet-directing-team/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:13:27 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2485 Bill Daugherty (Director) Bill is a recent addition to CNY by way of NYC, having appeared in theaters and concert halls worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and The Kennedy Center. Credits include: Nicely Nicely Johnson in the first...

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Bill Daugherty (Director)

Bill is a recent addition to CNY by way of NYC, having appeared in theaters and concert halls worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and The Kennedy Center. Credits include: Nicely Nicely Johnson in the first European tour of Guys and Dolls, Side by Side by Sondheim, Man of LaMancha, Damn Yankees, Evita, The Little Foxes, A Funny Thing Happened…, My Fair Lady, The Pajama Game, Trial by Jury, The Fantasticks. Early in his career Bill was one-half of the musical comedy team Daugherty & Field. He most recently appeared with the Players as George in Moon Over Buffalo and Phil in Almost, Maine. Writer, director, recording artist and producer, he is the recipient of 4 MAC Awards, 3 Backstage Bistro Awards and was nominated for an OBIE. He directed three of his original works.  When the Lights Go on Again, Brother Can You Spare a Dime? And on The Record which had extended runs Off-Broadway and played to critical acclaim. Mr. Daugherty was an instructor in theater arts at NYU Tisch/CAP21 for nearly 20 years and was a founding member of BRAVO channel’s Camp Broadway and Stages for Learning (NYC). Bill has been with Nazareth College in Rochester for 3 years (dir: Titanic) and most recently began teaching at SUNY Cortland in the musical theater department as well. Mr. Daugherty directed our inaugural production of Scrooge – The Musical last season.

Kristan Sheppard (Music Director)

Kristan completed a Bachelors of Music Education in choral/general music as a piano major at SUNY Fredonia in 2003 and completed a Masters of Music Performance in Choral Conducting at George Mason University. As a teacher, she has taught all grade levels of music both as a public-school teacher as well as a private piano/voice/guitar teacher in Miami, FL, Fairfax, VA and Syracuse/Auburn, NY. Outside of the classroom, Kristan has served as Musical Director for multiple productions for school and community productions as well as summer camps

Jennifer Derbyshire (Assistant Director)

Jenn has performed for many productions for the Auburn Players.  She has a BA in Theatre with a concentration in production and performance from SUNY Albany. Past acting roles include Elsa VonGrosseneutin in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Diane in Hair, Maryann Rowen in Kentucky Cycle and Mary Haines in The Women. She was Assistant Director for last year’s APCT production of Scrooge! The Musical, and Co-Director for the TANYS award winning production of Almost, Maine.

Scrooge!  The Musical

December 8 & 9 at 8 PM

December 10 at 2 PM

December 14, 15, 16 at 8 PM

Auburn Public Theater

Tickets available at auburnpublictheater.org

or by calling (315) 253-6669

Scrooge! The Musical is a 1992 stage musical with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Bricusse was nominated for an Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical. Scrooge! has enjoyed a hugely successful tour of England and a season at London’s Dominion Theatre starring the late Anthony Newly.

 

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MEET EBENEZER SCROOGE! http://auburnplayers.org/2017/11/25/meet-ebenezer-scrooge/ http://auburnplayers.org/2017/11/25/meet-ebenezer-scrooge/#comments Sun, 26 Nov 2017 03:49:29 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2465 Local actor Thames Nolan takes on iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in The Auburn Players annual production of Scrooge! The Musical, by award winning songwriter, Leslie Bricusse. Thames holds a BFA in Acting from New York University and has acted...

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Local actor Thames Nolan takes on iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in The Auburn Players annual production of Scrooge! The Musical, by award winning songwriter, Leslie Bricusse.

Thames holds a BFA in Acting from New York University and has acted on both stage and screen.  He appeared for many years with the MGR Touring Company and winter seasons, as well as the Sterling Renaissance Festival.  Over the years, he played many roles with the Auburn Players in such memorable shows as Brigadoon (1986), Oliver (1990 & 2009), Music Man (1992), Sound of Music (2005), Prelude to a Kiss (1995), To Kill a Mockingbird (2014).  He also directed Baylin’s Monster (1996).

Last season, he played both Jacob Marley’s Ghost and Mr. Fezziwig in Scrooge! The Musical.  This year he will perform the title-role of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Tackling such a well-known character is difficult in many ways.  “Playing such an iconic character is challenging, but rewarding,” says Nolan, “You have to convince the audience that this miserly man is capable of love.”  He credits the plays director, Bill Daugherty for coaching him and the rest of the cast to understand the depths of these characters, and musical director Kristan Sheppard for her ability to teach, not just the song, but the musical performance.

Another wonderful experience for Thames has been sharing the stage with his youngest son, Tristan.  Tristan plays the roles of Hugo Harty and Topper.  When asked, what it is like to share the stage with his father, the young Nolan replied, “It’s weird because he does such a good job it’s hard to recognize him. Like he seems like he’s Scrooge, but he’s still my dad.”  Tristan has followed in his father’s footsteps and has appeared in almost twenty theater productions with Auburn High, Cayuga Community College and the Auburn Players.

Thames would like to thank  his talented cast-mates for amazing performances;  his directors Bill and Kristan, for insight, coaching, and guidance; his wife Kim and eldest son, Ian, for always supporting him.

SCROOGE! The Musical opens Friday, December 8th and will play two weekends at Auburn Public Theater in Downtown Auburn.  This Auburn Players production is in association with Auburn Public Theater & Harlequin Productions.  Tickets on sale at the APT box office: (315) 253-6669 or visit www.auburnplayers.org

SHOW DATES/TIMES

  • Fri & Saturday 12/8 & 12/9 – 8:00 PM

  • Sunday 12/10 – 2:00 PM

  • Thurs, Fri & Saturday 12/14, 12/15 & 12/16 – 8:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Local Actors – Anything but Ordinary http://auburnplayers.org/2017/11/15/local-actors-anything-ordinary/ http://auburnplayers.org/2017/11/15/local-actors-anything-ordinary/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:23:49 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2456 It is our extreme pleasure to announce that Lesley Kenney and Theodore Brill have been honored with awards from the Theater Association of New York State (TANYS), for their work in the Auburn Players production of, “Ordinary People.” Lesley Kennedy...

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It is our extreme pleasure to announce that Lesley Kenney and Theodore Brill have been honored with awards from the Theater Association of New York State (TANYS), for their work in the Auburn Players production of, “Ordinary People.”

Lesley Kennedy will receive an Excellence in Acting Award for her portrayal of Beth Jarrett. This award is presented to actors who display a theatrical skill that is not routinely displayed in non-professional theater.

 

 

 

Theodore Brill is honored with a Meritorious Achievement in Award for his portrayal of Conrad Jarrett. This award is given to actors who show advanced theatrical skill.

Congratulations Lesley, Theodore, and the entire cast and crew of “Ordinary People” for an extraordinary production!

 

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“Scrooge – The Musical” Cast Announced http://auburnplayers.org/2017/10/29/scrooge-musical-cast-announced/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:16:10 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2448 Meet the Cast & Crew of “SCROOGE – The Musical” – 2017 The creative team for the 2017 production of “SCROOGE – The Musical” is proud to announce the cast and crew for this season’s show! We had the biggest...

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Meet the Cast & Crew of “SCROOGE – The Musical” – 2017

The creative team for the 2017 production of “SCROOGE – The Musical” is proud to announce the cast and crew for this season’s show! We had the biggest turn-out yet and we’ve lined up a first rate group of actors, musicians and technicians for our December run. Thanks to all who participated in the audition! We are eager to bring this timeless Christmas fantasy back to the stage at Auburn Public Theater to, once again, delight audience members young and old.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Bill Daugherty – Director
  • Kristan Sheppard – Musical Director
  • Jennifer H. Derbyshire – Ass’t Director
  • Melissa Panek – Stage Manager
  • Ann Rose Frame – Ass’t Stage Manager
  • Owen Wawrzaszek – Ass’t Stage Manager
  • Virginia Fennessy – Designer
  • Terri Fox Gadsby –  Props Mistress
  • Sally Reutlinger – Costumer
  • Josh Schwartz – Choreographer
  • Mark Romig – Lighting Designer
  • Tom Nardella – Sound
  • Chris Yeckel – Producer
  • Bob Frame – Producer

CAST:

  • Thames Nolan – Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Robert Miller – Jacob Marley/Narrator
  • Chris Yeckel – Bob Cratchit
  • Deanna Parker – Mrs. Cratchit
  • John Exner – Fred/Young Ebenezer
  • Laura McCall – Isabel
  • Jim “Mugsy” Byrne – Mr. Fezziwig/Narrator
  • Virginia Fennessy – Mrs. Fezziwig/Choirmaster
  • Jennifer H. Derbyshire – Ghost of Xmas Past
  • Bob Frame – Ghost of Xmas Present
  • Theodore Brill – Tom Jenkins/Phantom
  • Jack Hall – Jack
  • Bart Wasilenko – Jollygoode/Ghost Yet to Come
  • Tristan Nolan – Hugo Harty/Topper
  • Tony Saurini – Mr. Pringle
  • Pam Heleen Spear – Mary/Ensemble
  • Jeff Rowe – Bissett
  • Debbie Koch – Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble
  • Alex Patch – Miss Dilber/Phantom
  • Hannah Abrams – Helen
  • Anna Post – Vendor/Phantom
  • Kim Carpenter Fey – Bess
  • Kristi Vollmer – Beggar Woman
  • Susan Wolstenholme – Schoolteacher/Narrator
  • Ryan Persampieri – Tiny Tim Cratchit
  • Juliana Grantz – Kathy Cratchit
  • Michael Ducayne – Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins
  • Isabella Ducayne – Belinda Cratchit
  • Kristen Phillips – Martha Cratchit
  • Amber Bates – Susan Cratchit
  • Jacqueline Grantz – Fannie
  • Daniel Sheppard – Young Ebenezer/Urchin
  • Alexander Ducayne – Boy with sled/Urchin
  • Joshua Ducayne – Urchin
  • Charli Tallman –  Urchin
  • Maddy Titus – Urchin
  • Irelynn Vollmer – Urchin
  • Raiden Panek – Ensemble
  • Lily Panek – Ensemble
  • Aaron McNabb – Urchin/Phantom
  • Mikey Kegan – Urchin
  • Brycen Kishpaugh – Ensemble
  • Makayla Phillips – Caroler
  • Layla Meany – Caroler
  • Maeve Derbyshire, Abby Sheppard, Julia Gordon – Walk-Ons/Carry-Ons

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Ordinary People – Meet the Cast http://auburnplayers.org/2017/10/08/ordinary-people-meet-cast/ Sun, 08 Oct 2017 05:00:43 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2396 Ordinary People begins after a family loses its older son in a boating accident.  That leaves three living at home in a perfectly manicured suburban existence, and are forced to finally deal with the ways they really feel about one...

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Ordinary People begins after a family loses its older son in a boating accident.  That leaves three living at home in a perfectly manicured suburban existence, and are forced to finally deal with the ways they really feel about one another.

The play based on the book by Judith Guest and adapted for the stage by Nancy Pahl Gilsenan, speaks to the spirit of a young man, his friends and family, their relationships and survival.  They are all ordinary people and each is fighting a hard battle to understand and survive the tragedy.

Directed by Steve Gamba, Ordinary People plays October 12th – 15th at Cayuga Community College.

 

Let’s meet the cast…

Theodore Brill (Conrad Jarrett) is an aspiring actor who currently attends CCC. He has been involved with many shows, musicals and films.  Ordinary People is quite an oddity for him because he has usually stuck to comedies, but is excited to try out a heavy drama. From his point of view, the more experience the better. Who can argue with that?


Chris Yeckel (Cal Jarrett) is looking forward to another exciting season with APCT.   His recent roles include: Lennie in Of Mice and Men with APCT, Bob Cratchit in Scrooge the Musical with APCT & APT, and Dave/Randy in the TANYS 2016 festival-winning APCT production of Almost, Maine.

Lesley Kennedy (Beth Jarrett)  is a three time TANYS-award winning actor and playwright, most recently seen on this stage as Fairy May in The Curious Savage, directed by her late father, APCT founder Sam Kennedy. Trained as a classical singer in NYC by Wendell Scott Cumberland, she also studied at the Actor’s Studio. Favorite roles with The Auburn Players include: Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Catherine in Proof, Rosalind in As You Like It, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. Other credits include Bessie in Marvin’s Room and Rosa in The Mystery of Edwin Drood for Appleseed Productions, and Karen Wright in The Children’s Hour for Salt City Players.  Away from the theater, Lesley is the director of Down to Earth Yoga in Auburn, NY.

Bailey Kennedy (Jeannine) is super excited to perform in her 3rd show with the Auburn Players.  She has been performing since she was seven years old, and plans to continue doing so from here. Although, acting is not her only passion. Along with acting, she sings and dances, and plans to be a dance major once she graduates from high school.

Kristie Gutierrez (Karen) is performing in her second show with the Auburn Players! She fell in love with the stage in high school and began her journey to become an actress.  She attended a private college where the Performing Arts Departments were taught and crafted by hands that lived and breathed performing arts. She moved to Auburn after graduating college, and has been working for the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival since May of 2014.

Dominick Carnicelli (Dr. Berger) is extremely excited to be joining the cast of Ordinary People.  A fan of theater of his whole life, he is honored to be making his debut with the Auburn Players. When he’s not acting, Dominick is a science teacher at Auburn High and Auburn Junior High.  He would like to thank his friends and family, especially his grandmother, Philomena, for their support and encouragement!

Noah Rigby (Stillman) is very ecstatic to be performing in his second Auburn Player’s show, although this show is a bit more serious than his last. He is a junior in high school, and has been performing both in school productions and out of school ones since he was six. When he’s not on stage, he can be found writing scripts for shows, singing, dancing, or focusing on schoolwork. One of his shows was even selected to be in Syracuse Stage’s playwriting festival last spring, which he hopes will help kickstart him into a career as a screenwriter.

Dylan Walawender (Joe) is thrilled to be participating in his first show for the Auburn Players! He has been acting for a few years, and has been involved in the Union Springs Middle School production of Annie (Officer Laird), the Union Springs High School Shakespeare Monologue Contest, the Musical Theatre Intensive through the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, and has participated in several skits through the Union Springs Drama Club such as The Universal Language. Dylan was also a stage manager for the Union Springs High School production of Rock of Ages.

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Meet “Ordinary People” Director Steve Gamba http://auburnplayers.org/2017/10/02/meet-ordinary-people-director-steve-gamba/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:10:50 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2389 ORDINARY PEOPLE By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan.  Adapted from the novel by Judith Guest. October 12 – 15, 2017 at Cayuga Community College Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What’s left of young Conrad’s...

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ORDINARY PEOPLE

By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan.  Adapted from the novel by Judith Guest.

October 12 – 15, 2017 at Cayuga Community College

Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What’s left of young Conrad’s family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle. This play goes to the essence of a young man, his friends and family, their relationships and survival.

A New York Times critic summed up, “The anxiety, despair and joy that is common to every human experience … if Conrad and his family are ordinary people, why then so are we all.”

Meet Stephen Gamba, Director

Steve is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education, and Kennesaw State University with a Masters of Education and Administration.

He has been a featured performer in theaters in Central New York as well as the Southeastern US. Some favorite roles include the title role in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Cornelius Hakl in Hello Dolly!, Fred/Petrucchio in Kiss Me Kate, Danny in Baby, and Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods. Melchoir in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Jinx in Forever Plaid, The Baker in Into the Woods,  George in Same Time, Next Year,  Max in Lend  Me a Tenor, and Thomas Andrews in Titanic: The Musical.

His performance of Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, earned him a SALT nomination, and was nominated for a Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Award for excellence in choreography.  He was music director and conductor for APCT’s production of Hair, receiving an award for Excellence in Music Direction and Excellent Pit Orchestra from The Theater Association of New York State (TANYS). Steve is also Artistic Director/Conductor of The Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus.

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ORDINARY PEOPLE – TICKETS ON SALE NOW http://auburnplayers.org/2017/09/23/ordinary-people-tickets-sale-now/ Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:26:56 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2365 Everything is in its proper place… Except the past Directed by Stephen Gamba, Ordinary People tells the story of one family’s struggle to cope after two traumatic events: the accidental drowning of one son, and the attempted suicide of the other....

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Everything is in its proper place…

Except the past

Directed by Stephen Gamba, Ordinary People tells the story of one family’s struggle to cope after two traumatic events: the accidental drowning of one son, and the attempted suicide of the other. We are dropped into the story over a year later, when the surviving son is returning home after being committed to a mental hospital and the family is struggling to return to a sense of normalcy.

Adapted from Judith Guest’s landmark 1976 novel that famously inspired the multiple Oscar-winning 1980 Robert Redford film, the story holds up well in today’s more jaded times. The story still resonates.

Show Dates/Times:    October 12th, 13th, 14th at 7:30, and Sunday, October 15th at 2:00.

Where:    Cayuga Community College – Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St, Auburn

Tickets:    $13 (Senior/Student) – $15 (General) – Thursday Nights are 1/2 price

Call:    (315) 702-7832 or visit showtix4u.com

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First Look at Auburn Players Community Theatre’s ORDINARY PEOPLE http://auburnplayers.org/2017/09/02/first-look-auburn-players-community-theatres-ordinary-people/ Sat, 02 Sep 2017 05:16:07 +0000 http://auburnplayers.org/?p=2354 The Auburn Players Community Theatre presents Judith Guest’s ORDINARY PEOPLE, adapted for the stage by Nancy Gilsenen and directed by Steve Gamba, October 12 – 15 at the Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College in Auburn ORDINARY PEOPLE tells the...

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The Auburn Players Community Theatre presents Judith Guest’s ORDINARY PEOPLE, adapted for the stage by Nancy Gilsenen and directed by Steve Gamba, October 12 – 15 at the Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College in Auburn

ORDINARY PEOPLE tells the story of a Lake Forest High School student, Conrad Jarrett (Theodore Brill). Conrad had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What’s left of young Conrad’s family, with his successful, well-intentioned father (Chris Yeckel), and his beautiful, organized and remote mother (Lesley Kennedy), is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle.

ORDINARY PEOPLE cast also includes Bailey Kennedy (Jeannine), Kristie Gutierrez (Karen), Dom Carnicelli (Doctor Berger), Noah Rigby (Stillman) and Dylan Walawender (Joe).

 

ORDINARY PEOPLE plays October 12 – 15, 2017 at Cayuga Community College.  Show times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available online at www.auburnplayers.org or over the phone by calling the 315.702.7832

 

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 Nolan Meier – “The Beast” is looking forward to his senior year of high school. This is his first Auburn Players show and auditioned because

his friends were auditioning and he had time this summer to expand his theatrical involvement.  Nolan is involved in school theater where previous roles held include the Child catcher in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and Prince Jack in “Over the Moon”. Nolan has not only been a performer on stage but has also been a part of stage crew as well as playing violin in the pit for “The Secret Garden”. Meier aspires  to become a commercial airline pilot.  He very happy to be involved and encourages others to become involved in community theatre productions. One of the his memorable moments from this production has been getting to meet new people.  

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