callboard logo.jpg  November 2009

In this issue: 

A Christmas Carol  Box Office Hours Announced

Auditions for Oliver!

Partner Announcements

A Christmas Carol is coming!

Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this traditional adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens' ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic view of Victorian London.

Show dates are December 4-6 and 10-12, 2009 at the Grand Haven Community Center. 

Season ticket holders may call the box office at 616-971-1329 starting on Thanksgiving Day to leave orders for early tickets on the CPP answering machine.  Just call 24/7 and leave your name, telephone number and number of tickets needed on the answering machine on any day starting this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and you will receive "best available" seating.  You will receive a confirmation call when you order is filled. 

On Monday, November 30th, the box office opens for the general public at the Grand Haven Community Center, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM each day and until 8 pm on show nights. On Sunday the box office will open from 12:30 until 2 PM for the matinee.

The Cast of A Christmas Carol is:

Belinda Cratchit, Fan- Emma Dale
Boy - Gabe DeYoung
Fezziwig Daughter #2, Miss Rosie - Logan Dewitt
Mrs. Cratchit, Chairwoman - Susan Giganti
Businessman #3, Headmaster, Portly Gentleman #2, Undertaker's Man - Larry Gilbert
Mr. Topper, Stavley - Herman Gonzalez
Baker, Business Man #1, Belle's Husband, Jobbins - Tom Kerkstra
Second Young Cratchit - Cassandra Kotrch
Bob Cratchit, Businessman #2 - Scott Kotrch
Milkmaid - Tara Lunsford
Belle, Fred's Wife-  Bridget McCarthy
Belle's Daughter, Fezziwig Daughter #3, Martha Cratchit - Katie McCarthy
Fred, Scrooge's Nephew, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Young Scrooge - Van Merrill
Ghost of Christmas Present, Mr. Fezziwig, Old Joe, Portly Gentleman # 1 - Walter Mrotz
Mrs. Fezziwig - Marva Netherland
First Young Cratchit - Gabrielle Rabon
Ghost of Christmas Past - Regan Rohrs
Maid - Caitlin Shampine
Housemaid, Mrs. Dilber - Ruth Simon
Ebenezer Scrooge - Robert Snideman
Child Scrooge, Tiny Tim Cratchit- Caleb Sportell
Businessman #4, Jacob Marley, Poulterer's Man - Grant VanderVeer
Fezziwig Daughter #1, Sophia VanderVeer
Cook - Annah Windemuller
Dick Wilkins, Peter Cratchit - Zack Young

Director:  David Riegler
Assistant Director:  Chad VanderVen
Lighting and Set Design:  David Riegler and Chad Vander Ven
Sound Design:  Sarah Fields
Costume Design:  Gretchen Fields

Oliver! Auditions

"Consider Yourself" invited to auditions for Oliver! Monday and Tuesday, December 7-8, 2009 at the Grand Haven Community Center.

Director Mike Vogas will begin auditions at 6:30 and run until 7:30 for children.  Adults should arrive at  7:30 and auditions will run until 10 PM.  All auditionees should arrive early to complete paperwork as auditions will begin promptly at the allotted times.

Parts for Oliver! are age ranges 9 and up.  Young girls will be asked to audition for boy roles and may be cast as boys.

Music Director Karen Frederiksen asks that you please come prepared to sing up to 32 bars of music with sheet music.  Also be prepared for cold readings from the scipt using an English accent. 

Dress for movement as all auditionees will be involved in a brief dance audition  - no open-heeled shoes, crocs or flip flops.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, December 9, at the CPP Headquarters, at 7 PM.

All actors will be required to attend a scheduled read-through and costume fitting in December.  Actors will be required to come prepared with memorized lines to regular rehearsals which will begin in January.

A  general rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. 

Oliver! will run for four performances at the Lakeshore Middle School auditorium stage in Grand Haven for one weekend, February 25-27, 2010.

For questions contact


AP Theatrical Productions is currently looking for an experienced middle-aged actress to play the wife in their February production of Sylvia. 

A  per-performance stipend is given, rehearsals are 3 times per week and begin week of Jan 4th and run until the week before opening.

Auditions are by invitation-only and will be scheduled in December.  Interested parties should email or call 616-772-5697 by Thanksgiving.  Please send headshot, if available, and theatrical resume.

This is a special partner announcement for AP Theatrical Productions, please do not contact CPP with questions about this event.

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