Carmel Commuity Players 2019-2020 Season
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
October 18–27, 2019
Director: Jan Jamison
Fri-Oct 18, Sat-Oct 19, Sun-Oct 20
Thurs-Oct 24, Fri-Oct 25, Sat-Oct 26, Sun-Oct 27
A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family--especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match.
THE VERY MERRY XMAS CAROL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE SHOW
December 6–15, 2019
Fri-Dec 6, Sat-Dec 7, Sun-Dec 8
Thurs-Dec 12, Fri-Dec 13, Sat-Dec 14, Sun-Dec 15
Director: Bobbi Van Howe
A narrator’s retelling of Christmas tales quickly unravels into an action-packed adventure when the Xmas, a malicious force of holiday ruination, sweeps in to destroy all things red and green. Classic holiday characters are the only hope to stop it: reluctant Ebenezer Scrooge, intrepid Frosty the Snowman, and timid Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer among them. This dream team embarks on a journey to restore the Spirit of Christmas.
LEND ME A TENOR
Feb 28–March 8, 2020
Fri- Feb 28, Sat-Feb 29, Sun-Mar 1
Thurs-Mar 5, Fri-Mar 6, Sat-Mar 7, Sun-Mar 8
Director - Cheryl Fesmire
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome the greatest tenor of his generation, Il Stupendo, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Mistaken identities and a false diagnosis of death make for a great sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
April 24–May 10, 2020
Fri-Apr 24, Sat-Apr 25, Sun-Apr 26
Fri-May 1, Sat-May 2, Sun-May 3
Fri-May 8, Sat-May 9, Sun-May 10
- Director - Bradley Lowe
This modern musical chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the woman, Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT
July 17–26, 2020
Fri-Jul 17, Sat-Jul 18, Sun-Jul 19
Thurs-Jul 23, Fri-Jul 24, Sat-Jul 25, Sun-Jul 26
- Director - Lori Raffel
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus – all played by three actors.