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.


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 February 25, 2019. You may email submissions to: centralparkplayers@gmail.com 

Ray DeBoer as

JAKE LAURENTS the voice of George Bailey

Brian Cleveland as

FREDDIE FILMORE the voice of - Announcer, Young George, Ernie, Nick, Charlie, & Dr. Campbell

Shelby DeBoer as

SALLY APPLEWHITE the voice of - Mary Hatch

Lisa Smith as

LANA SHERWOOD the voice of - Violet, Young Mary, Mrs. Thompson & Singer

Barry Huntington as

HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD the voice of - Gower, Uncle Billy, Bridge Keeper, Cop & Man at Martini's

Ted Jawor as

PHILLIP ARNOLD the voice of - Potter, Joseph, Martini, Sheriff & Old Man Collins

Mark Lewis as

TREVOR WARD the voice of - Clarence, Pete, Sam & Ed

Emily Kindervater  as

TRIXIE DEVINE the voice of - Sadie, Matilda, Young Violet & Singer

Joy Lamphere as

HOPE MERRIEWEATHER the voice of - Mrs. Hatch & Rose

Ron Mass as

WILLY KURTZ the voice of - Peter, Mr. Welch, Young Harry & Bert

Luke Lewis as

DAYTON PARKER the voice of - Harry, Tommy, Horace, Blinky & Man at the bank

Kate Kirchner as

MARTHA CLARINDY the voice of - Janie, Ruth, Shultz & Singer

Emily Kukla as

HAZEL JINKENS the voice of - Zuzu

Katy Wolffis as

JUDY LESSER - Foley Sound Artist & Singer

Anna Wolffis as


Karen Frederiksen as


Shawn Epps as

MS. JOHNSTON - Stage Manager

RuthSimon as

MRS. GORDON - Light Operator

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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. 

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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.


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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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