2016 - 2017 Season

2016-17 Season Tickets

Adult $80

Senior $70

Student $70


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



4 men, 2 women

·       Corie Bratter

·        Paul Bratter

·        Mrs. Ethel Banks (Corie's mother)

·        Victor Velasco

·        Telephone Repair Man

·        Delivery Man

·        Aunt Harriet



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
  • Type: Family Christmas Play
  • Length: 2 Acts, Approximately 95 minutes




Connor Murphy, Adult ....... Michael Smiley

Connor Murphy, Boy ......... Christian Baltz

Miss McLaughlin ................ Tanya Haas

Neil Garner ...................... Charlie Haas

Tater Taggert ................... Mason Tudor

Father ............................. Rich Phipps

Mother ............................ Laura Baltz

Frank Murphy .................. Michael Krauter

Jessica Murphy ................ Sydney Helper

Madelyne ........................ Alana Kusel

Harriet ............................ Tonya Rave

Nancy ............................. April Helper





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. "This is a socks and underwear card if ever there was one," his best friend Neil tells him, blighting his hopes. His other best friend, Tater, is no help either—he is busy learning his one-word speech for the Christmas Pageant. His brother and sister stir up the household as the holiday approaches. In his mind, Connor sees everyone ganged up against him like a Greek chorus. He even pictures Dad reciting a theme paper entitled, "What I Got for Christmas." 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

Jan 13th,14th,15th

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!

Suite Surrender

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



4 Men, 5 Women

  • Bernard S. Dunlap, General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale
  • Claudia McFadden, America's Beloved Matron of Song
  • Athena Sinclair, a Great Star of Stage and Screen
  • Murphy Stevens, Athena's personal secretary
  • Mr. Pippet, Claudia's personal secretary
  • Dora del Rio, a Gossip Columnist
  • Mrs. Everett P. Osgood, a Society Matron
  • Francis, a bellhop
  • Otis, a bellhop


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.

Blood Brothers


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.




Crooners Cabaret

May 18th, 19th,20th

A cabaret celebrating the music of our favorite crooners! The Crooners Cabaret will feature the best songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole, and more! Join us for a wonderful evening of music, romance, and the Great American Songbook

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, Male, Lead, Tenor
  • Patrice, Female, Lead, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Archie, Male, Supporting, Tenor
  • Brett, Male, Supporting, Tenor
  • Kendra, Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Lucy, Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Cassie, Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Charlotte, Female, Featured, Soprano
  • Eddie, Male, Featured, Tenor
  • Malcolm, Male, Featured, Baritone
  • Molly, Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Richie, Male, Featured, Tenor
  • Simon, Male, Featured, Tenor


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 10th – August 27th 2017

  • Doug Davis, Director
  • Rich Phipps, Producer
  • Alfred Uhry, Writer
  • Audition dates June 26-27 2017
  • Type: Drama




2 Men, 1 Women



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.