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January 2015




Letter from the President

Happy New Year to all TCP families, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season.

January brings us a second stage production, Educating Rita and a Twin City Junior Players production of Little Women. Get your tickets now and/or sign up to Usher or Box Office for these wonderful shows. It is a Myers family January as Bob is directing Rita and Candace is directing Women, so you know the shows will be top notch.

I would also like to thank Paul Mow for his direction of The Christmas Schooner as well as John Taylor (set design and build), Barb Klein and Julie Smiy (costumes), Beth and Marcus Roll (Music), Tracy Tiffany (Box Office) and the Mendel Center Staff and Technical Crew, along with many many others and the cast for a wonderful holiday gift to the 1500 people who attended. While we encountered some problems and logistical challenges along the way, in true TCP fashion, we overcame all obstacles and put on one whale of a show.

I am pleased to report that David Goodyear and his play reading committee has been hard at work and is ready to present a slate of plays for next season to the Board. Stay tuned for further information on this item.

Marty Golob gets a big “Well Done” for finding homes for the majority of our old seats. We have a number of projects which need to be addressed in the next few months including finding a home for our extra theatre seats, cleaning up the workshop, and painting the walls and doors in the Studio. Anyone who may be interested in any of these projects please let me know, call the box office and leave name and phone number, or contact any of the board members and we will let you know when that project is scheduled. Lets make 2015 our 83rd successful season,  bringing quality threatre to Sourthwest Michigan.

Bill Klein
President
Twin City Players



2014 - 2015 Mainstage Season

Little Women

Adapted by Marisha Chamberlain
from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

January 30th, 31st
February 1st, 6th, 7th, & 8th
Friday & Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 2pm

Directed by Candace Myers
Sponsored by Kreis Enderle


Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.
 
The cast of Little Women includes Skyler Scott as Amy, Zoe Downey as Beth, Carolyn Sacha as Jo, McKenna Coskie as Meg, Kathleen Driscoll as Marmee, Madison Ellis as Aunt March, Darien Scott as Hannah, Keegan Downey as Laurie, Bryce McNeil as Father, Nicholas Ferragut as Old Mr. Laurence and Isaiah Mitchell as Brooke. 

Assisting Myers are Assistant Director Tracy Tiffany, Production Manager Christine Sloan and TCjP Production Manager Kraig Kirkdorfer.

Performance dates are January 30th, 31st, February 1st, 6th, 7th, & 8th 2015 at the Twin City Players Playhouse at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.  Performance times are 8:00 p.m. for Friday and Saturday evening performances. We have changed the time for our Sunday matinees. Sunday matinees are now at 2:00 p.m.

LITTLE WOMEN is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.

All Seats Reserved: Tickets for Little Women are $15 for adults and $7 for children (12 and under) and are available through the TCP Box Office. Flex Pass and Coupon Reservations must be made through the TCP Box Office at (269) 429-0400 or by visiting twincityplayers.org. Group rates are available.

Other Upcoming Productions:

  • The Dixie Swim Club
    by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
    March 13th-15th, 20th-22nd and 27th-29th, 2015
    Sponsored by The Herald-Palladium
  • Social Security
    by Andrew Bergman
    April 24th-26th, May 1st-3rd and 8th-10th, 2015
    Sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro
  • Nunsense
    by Dan Goggin
    June 5th-7th, 12th-14th, 19th-21st and 26th-28th, 2015
    Sponsored by Professional Hearing Services


Second Stage

Educating Rita

by Willy Russell

January 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, & 18th
Friday & Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 2pm

Directed by Bob Myers


Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

The cast of this production includes Christine Aranyos as Rita and Lloyd Bolick as Frank.

Assisting Myers are Assistant Director Rachel Thursby, Costumer Tammy Green, Set Designer Candace Seymour Myers, Lighting Designer Ian Bradford, Set Constructors Bob Myers and Candace Seymour Myers and Prompter Rose Marie Roth
 
Performance dates are January 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th and 18th at the Twin City Players Studio at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.  Performance times are 8:00 p.m. for Friday and Saturday evening performances. We have changed the time for our Sunday matinees. Sunday matinees are now at 2:00 p.m.

EDUCATING RITA is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Auditions: Social Security

The Twin City Players (TCP) will hold auditions for its spring mainstage production of the 2014-2015 season in February. Auditions for the April/May production of Social Security by Andrew Bergman, directed by Dave Goodyear, will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 15th and at 6:30 PM on Monday, February 16th.

Social Security offers a variety of roles for 3 men and 3 women.

Actors need only attend one audition session, but are welcome to attend both. Each actor is asked to prepare a short monologue ahead of time. In addition, actors will be asked to perform readings from the script and participate in some improv. If needed a callback session or additional auditions may be held on Sunday, February 22nd at 1:00 PM and Monday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM.

Auditions will be held on the Twin City Players Campus at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.

About Social Security

Written by one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters and directed by the great Mike Nichols, this hilarious Broadway comedy starred Marlo Thomas and Ron Silver as a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife's goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother.

Performance dates are April 24th-26th, May 1st-3rd and 8th-10th, 2015.

SOCIAL SECURITY is presented in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc. This production is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro.



Patron Feedback

The Twin City Players would like to hear from you! Not only are we asking you to share your thoughts on comment cards during every production this season, but we also have an online survey where you can make your voice heard. Simply complete the survey found here to weigh in! We want to know what you think of our shows and what we can do better while delivering our services.








Upcoming Events & Performances






9
January



8:00 PM

TCP Studio

Performance:
Educating Rita

January 9th-11th and 16th-18th

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM Sundays at 2 PM

 

30
January



8:00 PM

TCP Playhouse

Performance:
Little Women

January 30th-31st, February 1st and
6th-8th
 

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM Sundays at 2 PM 

 

15
february



1:00 PM

TCP Campus

Auditions:
Social Security

 

16
february



6:30 PM

TCP Campus

Auditions:
Social Security

 


Twin City Players
600 West Glenlord Road
Saint Joseph, MI 49085


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600 W Glenlord Rd
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Twin City Players
P.O. Box 243
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Box Office: (269) 429-0400
twincityplayers.org