Up-Coming Shows

February 6-9, 2020

The Ladies of the Camellias

Auditions Dec. 2 & 4, 2019

MCP will be holding auditions for its February 2020 show, Lillian Groag’s The Ladies of the Camellias.

Dates: Monday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: Registration at 6:30pm. Auditions begin promptly at 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury
Production Run: February 6-9, 2020, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury

Director: Kevin Commins
Stage Manager: Tom Noble
Producer: Maria Lourdes Stockman

Auditioners only need to come for one of the evenings and will be asked to read sample scenes from the script. Characters speak in French, Italian, or Russian accents, depending on the role; auditioners are encouraged to read with the appropriate accent.

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. A perusal script will be available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office, 802-382-9222.

The Ladies of the Camellias is a farce based on the imagined meeting of the world’s two greatest actresses – Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse – in 1897 Paris at Bernhardt’s theater. The clash between these two powerful divas is complicated when a Russian anarchist arrives to hold the two theater companies hostage until the French police release his compatriots. What results is a witty examination of theater, politics, society, ego, and art.

A synopsis, character breakdown, and historical background information from the playwright can be found HERE.

 

Thank you for attending
our fall 2019 shows!

 

November 7-10, 2019

HONK! JR.

MCP Foundations presented the classic story of the Ugly Duckling in the new musical HONK! JR., a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn.

Performances were at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury

For show info and a list of the cast and production team, click HERE.

MCP Foundations is the “educational wing” of the Players, created to introduce young people and their families to theater as part of the Players’ ongoing mission of supporting and promoting theater in Addison County.

HONK! JR. was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

November 7-10, 2019

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged) [REVISED]

The Cast:
Tucker Atwood
Emma Page
Fergus Ryan

Director: Dr. Gary Gillen
Stage Manager: Chris Frappier
Producer: Kevin Commins

Performances were at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse
1197 Exchange St., Middlebury

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers thoroughly revised the show to create The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED] and bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world.

Past Productions

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2019

    • 12 Angry Men —
      by 12 Impassioned Women
    • The 25th Annual Putnam County
      Spelling Bee
    • HONK! Jr.
    • The Complete Works of
      William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED]
    • 2018

                • Picasso at the Lapin Agile
                • Boston Marriage
                • Proof
                • Church and State
                • My Dearest Friend
                • The Drowsy Chaperone

        2017

                  • Good People
                  • Working
                  • Love Letters
                  • The Crucible
                  • How to Eat Like a Child (And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up)

        2016

                  • Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound
                  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
                  • The Fantasticks
                  • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2016<

        2015

                  • Boeing Boeing
                  • Monty Python's SPAMALOT
                  • The Good Doctor
                  • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2015

        2014

                  • Four Beers
                  • Almost, Maine
                  • OLIVER!
                  • The Musical Story of the Nutcracker

        2013

                  • Play On!
                  • Threepenny Opera

        2012

                  • An Afternoon in France
                  • Annie
                  • Swingtime Canteen

        2011

                  • Henry & Emily
                  • The King and I
                  • Funny Girl

        2010

                  • Still Life
                  • The Sound of Music
                  • The Permit
                  • Sam & Laura

        2009

                  • Lettice and Lovage
                  • 50th Anniversary Show
                  • Cinderella
                  • The Music Man

        2008

                  • Godspell
                  • Our Town

        2007

                  • To Kill a Mockingbird
                  • Swingtime Canteen

        2006

                  • The Dining Room
                  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
                  • Jake’s Women

        2005

                  • Little Shop of Horrors
                  • The Seagull

        2004

                  • Over the River and Through the Woods
                  • Working

        2003

                  • Twelfth Night
                  • The Pirates of Penzance

        2002

                  • Chicago
                  • A Trip to the Moon

        2001

                  • Carnival
                  • An Evening of One Acts
                  • The School for Scandal

        2000

                  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
                  • A Marvelous Party
                  • Steel Magnolias

        1999

                  • Sylvia
                  • Three Postcards
                  • The Hummingbird
                  • Oliver!

        1998

                  • Gin Game
                  • Narnia
                  • Approaching Zanzibar
                  • Henry and Ramona

        1997

                  • Follies
                  • The Rage of Dreaming Sheep

        1996

                  • Hello Dolly!
                  • Dracula
                  • How to Eat Like a Child…

        1995

                  • Iolanthe
                  • Goodbye, Howard
                  • Arms and the Man
                  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

        1994

                  • The Real Inspector Hound  and After Magritte
                  • Gypsy
                  • The Age of Dinosaurs
                  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

        1993

                  • Damn Yankees
                  • Greater Tuna
                  • Really Rosie

        1992

                  • Kiss Me Kate
                  • The Aspern Papers

        1991

                  • Mame
                  • Bus Stop

        1990

                  • The Sound of Music
                  • Woman in Mind

        1989

                  • Oklahoma!
                  • Egad, What a Cad!
                  • The Dining Room

        1988

                  • Tomb with a View

        1987

                  • Don’t Step on My Footprint
                  • The Music Man
                  • Hay Fever

        1986

                  • California Suite
                  • Annie
                  • Wait Until Dark

        1985

                  • No Sex Please, We’re British
                  • Princess Ida
                  • PDQ Bach
                  • The Little Foxes

        1984

                  • The Rose Tattoo
                  • Gee, Wasn’t I Great Tonight? (25th Anniversary Show)
                  • Dessert Theater

        1983

                  • The Night of January 16th
                  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
                  • Little Women
                  • Curse You, Jack Dalton
                  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

        1982

                  • Hansel & Gretel
                  • Old Times
                  • Ladies in Retirement

        1981

                  • Butterflies Are Free
                  • Everyone
                  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
                  • Beauty and the Beast
                  • Adaptation
                  • The Lady’s Not for Burning
                  • No Exit
                  • A Cabaret: Cole Porter Songs

        1980

                  • You Can’t Take It With You
                  • A Little Night Music
                  • The Bald Soprano
                  • Orpheus Descending

        1979

                  • Blithe Spirit
                  • Madwoman of Chaillot
                  • And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
                  • Johnny’s Town (original musical comedy)

        1978

                  • Sugar
                  • The Cat and the Canary
                  • Miss Julie, Plaza Suite, Act II
                  • Suddenly Last Summer
                  • Final Dress Rehearsal, Skits

        1977

                  • The Sorcerer
                  • Mr. Pim Passes By

        1976

                  • Fiddler on the Roof
                  • The Lion in Winter

        1975

                  • Oliver! (with College Farm Players)
                  • The Pirates of Penzance
                  • Ways and Means

        1974

                  • The Night of January 16th

        1973

                  • Tick Tock Bevin (original musical comedy)
                  • High Button Shoes

        1972

                  • Oh, Kay
                  • Spoon River Anthology

        1971

                  • Guys and Dolls
                  • The Permit (original musical comedy)

        1968

                  • Lady Audley’s Secret

        1967

                  • A Thurber Carnival

        1966

                  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
                  • South Pacific
                  • Harvey

        1964

                  • Caine Mutiny Court Martial

        1963

                  • Wonderful Town
                  • Damn Yankees

        1962

                  • Guys and Dolls
                  • Solid Gold Cadillac

        1961

                  • Night Must Fall
                  • My Three Angels
                  • Born Yesterday

        1960

                  • Sabrina Fair
                  • All My Sons

        1959

              • A Visit to a Small Planet

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