Central Park Players is a community theatre organization dedicated to providing high quality theatre at affordable prices to Grand Haven and the Tri-Cities area since 1959.


!! Deadline Approaching !!

Director Search - Central Park Players 2019-2020 season

Central Park Players is requesting submissions from potential directors for our 2019-2020 season. Our season consists of a musical, a drama/mystery, a comedy, and a holiday show. Interested parties need to submit a letter of interest containing; the name of the show, a brief synopsis, preferred time slot (fall, winter, spring*), experience, artistic vision for the show, and any planned staff.

Submission deadline is March 4, 2019. 
*The Holiday show is a designated time slot.

Director Search- 2019 Family Theatre Show

The chosen musical should be the kind of family entertainment Central Park Players theatre audiences have been accustomed to in the past (family friendly, various ages, well-known). The shows slated show dates are July 25-27 & 27-28 at the Grand Haven Community Center. Auditions take place mid-June. All submissions must be in writing (typed) and come from the proposed Director, and include a synopsis of the show, cast numbers, any special requirements, and the director’s resume. Please include an idea of your proposed rehearsal time Monday- Thursday evenings. The Director may also submit the name of any other staff members who are willing to work on the production, i.e. musical director, choreographer, stage manager, producer, etc. they may have in mind. In addition, directors are encouraged to supply any additional information that could help the CPP Board’s Artistic Committee in making its decision. More than one submission per director is permitted. The Board will make the final selection of shows and directors for the Family Theatre summer show by mid- March, 2019.

Submission deadline is March 1, 2019.

Director Search- ACT ONE! Day Camp

Central Park Players runs a theatre day camp for children ages 4-12 years. Our 4-7 year olds rehearse Monday thru Friday from 10:00 am until noon and our 8-12 year olds rehearse Monday thru Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm for a total of two weeks. Camps are held at the Grand Haven Community Center. Our 2019 Camp schedule is June 17-28 with two evening shows on June 28. Potential Directors need to choose age appropriate musicals for both age groups, not to exceed 30 minutes for our 4-7 year olds and 45 minutes for our 8-12 year olds. If interested in directing, please make sure to send a letter of intent to Attn: Central Park Players Education Committee. You will be asked to fill out a formal application. The Board will make the final selection of shows and directors for Act One! Day Camp by mid- March, 2019.

Submission deadline is February 15, 2019.

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It takes a community...

It takes more than tickets to make a show and here’s how you can help!!!

From rights and royalties to rent and scripts, staging a production is costly even when most of the work is done by volunteers who donate hundreds of hours.

While our volunteers are exceptionally creative and thrifty, even they can’t make bricks without straw. Take our typical musical, for example. The cost for these types of productions is more than $11,000 with allocations for building materials, paint, ticket stock, makeup, advertising, costumes, printing, photography, and properties. That’s not even the entire list.

And production costs aren’t the end. Tools in the scene shop often need to be repaired or replaced, set materials and properties wear out, computers and printers die. After a while, holding equipment together with bubblegum and baling wire just doesn’t work.

Although ticket sales cover a portion of CPP’s costs, they can’t assure funding for future productions. Nor can they assure funding for special programs like Family Theatre and Family Theatre Too, which are geared toward children, and Off Stage!, which takes theatre to seniors.

How can you help? Volunteer to work on a production, become a member, tell your friends about us, and make a contribution.

Membership Really Does Have its Privileges

Yes, your membership dollars help to keep our seasons ongoing, but we like to think that we can give a little extra something in return. 

Click here for a quick outline of the privileges you can enjoy if you purchase a Single or a Family Membership

Contribute to
Central Park Players

As a volunteer organization, Central Park Players depends almost exclusively on the ticket revenue and generosity of our patrons and donors. 

The arts, including the performing arts, make a huge difference in the quality of life within our community and add to the economic health as well. CPP is a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax-deductible.

CAST Announcement!!!!

A Delicate Ship

Sarah- Robin Willi
Nate- Kurt McCool
Sam- Will Damian

Directed by Lisa Hilliard
AD/SM - Trudi Kerkstra
Producer- Barb DeVries


March 1-3, 8 & 9 @ 7:30

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$60 Adult/Reg
$40 Senior/Student
*A $5 GHCC facility fee is included with  
each season ticket purchase.

2018-19 Season:

Our 60th Season:

Fall: Annie

Holiday: It's a Wonderful life

Winter: A Delicate Ship

Spring: Sylvia

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Central Park Players
P.O. Box 564
Grand Haven, MI  49417


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