2016 - 2017 Season
Good for an admission for one to each show in Carmel Community Players 2016-17 Season
• Barefoot in the Park
• Dad's Christmas Miracle
• Suite Surrender
• Blood Brothers
• 13 The Musical - A Rising Star Production
• Driving Miss Daisy
Barefoot in the Park
September 30th – October 16th
- Lori Raffel, Director
- Risa Krauter, Producer
- Neil Simon, Writer
- Auditions Aug 8, 9
- Type: Romantic Comedy
- Length: 2 Acts, Approximately 120 minutes
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start..
Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Cabaret
Nov 4th, 5th, 6th
CCP is joining the celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial by producing a cabaret of Indiana composers, musicians, and performers! Hear the best of Indiana’s musical history including songs from the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and Michael Jackson. There is no better way to celebrate 200 years of our great Hoosier state!
Dad’s Christmas Miracle
December 2- December 18 2016
- Dee Timi, Director
- Risa Krauter Producer
- Pat Cook, Writer
- Showtimes Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM & Sundays at 2:30 PM
- Show Dates : December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
Connor Murphy wants a go-cart for Christmas in the worst way. And that's how he sets out to get it. Miss McLaughlin, his teacher, really gums up the works by handing out report cards just before vacation. And it's up to Dad to perform the impossible by Christmas morning. Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever and the best time in the whole world was Christmas.
On Broadway Cabaret
In true CCP fashion, this cabaret will display the best of what Broadway has to offer with a twist! “On Broadway” is a new cabaret, which features any songs from musicals that are currently playing on Broadway. It may be the newest Tony-winning hit or a revival of an old fan favorite, but as long as its name is on a Broadway marquis, you may hear it!
February 10th – February 26th 2017
- Jan Jamison, Director
- Bobbi VanHowe, Producer
- Michael McKeever, Writer
- Audition dates December 5th, 6th 2016
- Type: Farce Comedy, some mild adult language
- Length: 2 Acts, Approximately 80-90 minutes
It's 1942, and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood's biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy. An all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 30's and 40's.
April 20th - May 7th, 2017
Mrs. Johnstone is working as a cleaner for Mrs. Lyons when she becomes pregnant with twins. The financial burden of two children is too much for her and Mrs. Lyons is longing for a child of her own, so Mrs. Johnstome keeps Mickey and gives the other boy, Edward, to Mrs. Lyons. Though the blood brothers are never told they are related and try their best to keep them apart, their paths do cross later in life and all hell breaks loose.
13 The Musical
June 23rd – July 2nd 2017
- Carlo Nepomuceno, Director
- Addison Arhendts, Producer
- Writers Dan Elish, Robert Horn, Jason Robert Brown
- Audition dates April 23rd, 24th 2017
- Location: Carmelplayers, Clay Terrace, Carmel IN
- Type: Musical Comedy, Rising Star (actors under 21 years old)
- Length: 2 Acts, Approximately ?? minutes
Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities -- that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to podunk Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention, the rest of his life? As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak, he comes to understand “What it Means to Be a Friend.” With a bright, catchy pop score from Jason Robert Brown, equal doses of humor and pathos, and a cast of wildly talented teens, 13 is irresistible to grown ups and almost-grown ups alike.
Driving Miss Daisy
August 11th – August 27th 2017
- Doug Davis, Director
- Rich Phipps, Producer
- Alfred Uhry, Writer
- Audition dates June 26-27 2017
- Type: Drama
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.