Upcoming Productions in the 59th Mainstage Season (2017-2018)

Tickets are $15/Adults, $10/Students & Seniors.

All tickets include a GHCC $1.00 facility fee.

All productions will be at the Grand Haven Community Center! 421 Columbus St., Grand Haven. 
All evening productions begin at 7:30 PM. Matinees are at 2:00 PM.


October 13-15 and 19-21

At the Grand Haven Community Center

Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Lisa Hilliard

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.


December 8-10 and 15-16. 

Designed by Anna Carmolli, artwork property of CPP

Directed by Darcie Beekman

What would you choose if you could select any Christmas gift you wanted — for somebody else? When Nick, the department store Santa at the shopping mall, discovers that the high school students employed at the shopping area’s stores are saving their money to buy gifts for their families, he suggests they each write down their special ’Christmas wish,’ put them in envelopes and hang them on the Christmas tree in the employee’s lounge. They decide that an important part of Christmas is ’not just the gifts, but the thought that goes into them,’ and soon the tree is covered with envelopes describing the special gift they would give if they could. The way each Christmas dream comes true makes this a memorable and thought-provoking holiday story. Produced in cooperation with Pioneer Drama Service. More info.


From Hal Leonard | by John Jacobson and John Higgins

A Holiday Musical About Giving

Directed by Michelle Prince

Auditions: October 15-16, 6:00 PM, 2017

The North Pole crew is putting the final touches on Santa's sleigh when who should appear but the Littlest Reindeer! All the elves and the other reindeer laugh at her and tell her to get out of the way, but she comes to the rescue when Santa gets stuck in a too-small chimney. This heartwarming original musical for primary grades will help children discover the special gifts inside them.

Produced in cooperation with Music K-8. More info.


Designed by Anna Carmolli, artwork property of CPP

March 16-18 and 23-24, 2018

Auditions : January 8 & 9 Call backs if needed January 10. Auditions begin at 7:00, but auditionees are encouraged to come at 6:30 to fill out paperwork.  Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script

Directed by Jen Ackerman

The farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc. More info.


Designed by Anna Carmolli, artwork property of CPP

May 11-13 and 18-19, 2018

Auditions March 19-20, 2018

Directed by Trudi Kerkstra

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. Produced in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. More info.

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


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