Announcing our 2013-2014 Season!
Monday, 01 April 2013 09:03
The Community Players are excited to announce our season for 2013-2014!
Please join us for our 93rd season as we present:
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
October 11-27, 2013
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein
directed by Cait Calvo
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman is trying to keep his family's traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye's daughters want to pick their own husbands, he must choose between his own daughters' happiness and those beloved customs that keep the outside world at bay. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF boasts a rousing, heartwarming score, including Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were A Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset. Relive the tradition!
ARSENIC and OLD LACE
January 10-19, 2014
by Joseph Kesselring
directed by Peggy Pires
It’s murder most funny as the homicidal Brewster sisters take to relieving the loneliness of old men by inviting them in for a nice glass of homemade elderberry wine which happens to be laced with arsenic, strychnine and “just a pinch” of cyanide. This farcical black comedy revolves around their nephew Mortimer as he debates whether to go through with his wedding, as his family tree also includes a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by Dr. Einstein. Join the Players for this lively comic masterpiece.
March 28 – April 13, 2014
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Book by Niel Simon
directed by Greg Geer
SWEET CHARITY is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or rather misadventures, in the ways of love as encountered by the gullible and guileless lady known as Charity Hope Valentin. Featuring classic tunes of Broadway theatre: Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm of Life, SWEET CHARITY is full of dancing, laughs and the most optimistic heroine in Times Square!
July 11-20, 2014
by Mary Chase
directed by Joan Dillenback
Elwood P. Dowd is charming and kind with only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. In order to save the family’s reputation, Elwood’s sister, Veta, takes him to the local sanitarium. But when Dr. William Chumley mistakenly commits anxiety-ridden Veta instead of her brother, it sets off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit.
We are proud to be dedicating this season of classic American theatre in honor of our dear friend, past president, and founder of our scholarship program, Larry Reedy.
Please join us for another year of great theatre.
See you at the show!
Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 12:17
Thursday, 21 March 2013 00:00
The Community Players proudly present "Sweeney Todd"
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
The cast includes:
- Sweeney Todd - Greg Geer
- Mrs. Lovett - Stacey Geer
- Johanna Barker - Juliette Sallaway
- Anthony Hope - Samuel Forgie
- Beggar Woman - Jennifer Mischley
- Judge Turpin - Michael Duarte
- Beadle Bamford - Ken McPherson
- Adolfo Pirelli - Robert Grady
- Tobias Ragg - Bryan Sabbag
- Bethany Abrahams
- Ryan Bedisee
- Stephen Dias
- Travis Greene
- Alyce Hagopian
- Kimberly Harper
- Kaitlin Joyce
- Joseph Luca
- Kara Marziali
- Steven Pacheco
- Todd Swavey
- Director - Brian Mulvey
- Music Director - Jean Maxon Carpenter
- Stage Manager - Emmy Varden
Sweeney Todd will be presented April 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 at Jenks Auditorium, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium). Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students through
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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 06:21
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:04
The Community Players have lost a long-time friend - we've learned that Larry Reedy passed away yesterday. Larry was a past-president, the director of countless productions and initiated our scholarship program by investing his own funds to begin the program. Rest in peace, Larry - you will be missed by so many people! Our sympathies and prayers go out to Mary and the family.
For more information please visit this website
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:09
Saturday, 22 December 2012 00:00
The Community Players Usher in the New Year with "I Hate Hamlet"
The Community Players continue their 92nd season with Paul Rudnick's comedy,
I Hate Hamlet.
C. Richard Koster, Jr. and Ross Gavlin
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches: Andrew's series has been canceled, his girlfriend is still a virgin and he hates "Hamlet". His dilemma deepens with the arrival of two opposing forces. The first is his friend Gary, the hot Producer, with the offer of a new series in LA. The second is the ghost of John Barrymore, who has come to convince him to play Hamlet. From the moment Barrymore returns, Andrew's life is no longer his own.
John Joseph Gomes & Erika Pastel
I Hate Hamlet will be presented January 18-20 and 25-27 at Jenks Auditorium, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium). Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students through high school.
Order tickets today (now accepting VISA and Mastercard).
photos by Robert Emerson
Last Updated on Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:42