April 30, 2009

Steel Magnolias opens again tonight for its final weekend

Filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions, Steel Magnolias is touching, funny, and marvelously entertaining. 

Don't miss it!


Truvy Jones: Trudi Kerkstra

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto: Laura Anys

Clairee Belcher: Ruth Bethke

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Eirann Betka

M'Lynn Eatenton- Beverly Littner Schroeder

Ouiser Boudreaux: Carolyn Bean

Steel Magnolias' remaining performances are April, 30; May 1, 2 at the Grand Haven Community Center.

Box Office Hours for
Steel Magnolias
Thursday, 4/30 12:30 PM - 8 PM
Friday, 5/1 12:30 PM - 8 PM
Saturday, 5/2 12:30 PM - 8 PM

Call our box office at 616-971-1329  to make a reservation.

Announcement of Director and Auditions!
Central Park Players' Family Theatre congratulates Norma Bethke on her appointment to directorship of our summer '09 production, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.  Norma brings a wealth of experience to the director's chair, including, but not limited to, assistant director/stage manager of our current production Steel Magnolias and directorship of last summer's Family Theatre production, The Aansty Aardvaark.  

Rounding out the anniversary season, Fiddler on the Roof was one of Central Park Players' most popular productions, performed on the mainstage in 2000.

This special edition of one of Broadway's great masterpieces is perfect for encouraging young people to think about their roots, as well as to deal with the important issues of community, tradition, tolerance and faith.
The production is one act with prologue and 15 scenes, approximate running time is 60 to 80 minutes. The cast includes 12 boys, seven girls, one fiddler (girl or boy), and chorus.

Licensing requires that actors must be 18 years of age or younger.

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. will be:

Monday & Tuesday, May 18th and 19th at 6 PM.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, May 20th at 6 PM.  
All auditionees must be between the ages of 8 and 18.

Location for auditions is CPP Headquarters, 1433 Fulton Ave, Grand Haven.

Actors will be asked to read from the script and bring a 1 minute prepared song.  Please wear clothes that allow freedom of movement and shoes you can dance in- no flip flops, Crocs or backless shoes.

Questions? Please call the show's Director, Norma Bethke at 616-405-8533.

CPP Family Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., will run July 9, 10, and 11, 2009 at the Grand Haven Community Center. 

Central Park Players'
Rising Stars! Day Camp
Looking for a great opportunity to get your youngster involved in the exciting world of theatre?  Sign them up for Rising Stars! Day Camp (formerly CPP Family Theatre Too!).  Director Shaylynn Chalupa will teach your young actor the basics of theatre focusing on teamwork, character development, theatre basics and staging.

Especially for young actors ages 4-11, an AM (beginners) and a PM (advanced) session will be available June 15th through June 26th. Camp will run five days per week, for two weeks culminating with a Friday night performance on June 26th.  

Registration is $99 before May 8th.  After May 8, registration will be $125.
Go to our
NEW WEBSITE for more information and to register today!


Would you love to sprout the seeds of your young actor? 

Blair's Dance & Drama is offering 8 week sessions of drama this spring for children ages 4 to 12 years old! 

Tuesday evenings:
Planting the Seeds of an Actor
Actor 1 (ages 4-6) 4:30-5:15

Sprouting the Seeds of an Actor
Actor 2 (ages 7-12) 5:30-6:15

Contact Blair Butterworth to register and for more information:
dancendrama@gmail.com, 616-402-6778.

*This is a courtesy announcement for Blair's Dance & Drama, please do not contact Central Park Players for details or with questions. 


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


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