The Cloverdale Playhouse is a community-based, volunteer- driven performing arts center in Montgomery, Alabama. The Playhouse is dedicated to presenting entertaining, challenging, and innovative theatrical productions, as well as Special Performances, music series, and educational programs to enhance the cultural life of the city of Montgomery and the surrounding River Region.
October 22-November 1, 2015
A Thriller by Frederick Knott
Directed by Fiona Macleod
From the same pen that brought you WAIT UNTIL DARK, Frederick Knott’s taut, spine-tingling, edge of your seat thriller tells the story of Tony Wendice, who has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens…
“…original and remarkably good theatre—quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath.” —NY Times.
“It’s a holiday for the whodunit fans, and, as such, it couldn’t be more welcome.” —NY Herald-Tribune.
*Recommended for ages 8 and above*
Single Tickets go on sale September 22nd
NOTE: This production replaces the originally scheduled: The Woman In Black
Dinner With Friends
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Mike Winkelman
Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer prize in Drama, this play had been described as” a modern masterpiece about the path you choose, the millions you don’t and the detours that make it worth the ride.” Gabe and Karen, and Beth and Tom are two married couples whose lives have become inseparable – raising kids together, holiday together and enjoying countless dinner parties – until –
“An insightful comedy that restores the word “adult” to its rightful meaning.”
“It is wry and keenly observed “ -NY Times
*Recommended for ages 14 and above*
Karen…… Nicole Holt
Beth…… Sarah Adkins
Joe Thomas, Jr. 3rd Tuesday Guitar Pull
FEATURED ARTISTS vary with each performance. Never the same show twice!
SOME PRESS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2014 Season
Thanks to The Montgomery Advertiser, MADE Paper, Midtown Montgomery Living, WSFA, WAKA,Troy Public Radio, and al.com http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/VideoNetwork/2855726050001/-Into-the-Woods-to-open-Cloverdale-Playhouse-s-2014-season for spreading the word about this production. Click on each name for their story!
Montgomery Advertiser‘s story on our October 2014 production of CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley has a sneak peak of Babe (Sarah Adkins) telling her attentive lawyer Barnette Lloyd (Mark Dasinger, Jr.) what happened right after she shot her husband, Zachary Botrelle.
Click here to read the story and see the video: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/life/2014/10/19/female-driven-award-winning-plays-hit-stage/17541947/
Tony Beckham of WAKA’s Tony on Town paid us a visit and interviewed Director Maureen Costello, Managing Director Emily Flowers, and “Babe” Sarah Adkins. Click here for the video: Post by Tony Beckham.
Lenny — Deborah Robertson
Chick — Rhonda Crim
Meg — Jaymee Vowell
Babe — Sarah Adkins
Barnette — Mark Dasinger
Doc — Bill-e Cobb
Assistant Director — George Jacobsen
Stage Manager/Lighting Design — James Treadway
Sound Design — Greg Thornton
Costumes — Danny Davidson
Set Design — Rita Pearson-Daley and Nana Waldri
Read the rave reviews of our June production of Clybourne Park:By Layne Holley By MidtownMontgomeryLiving
Read the Press:WSFA’s Tonya Terry interviews CLYBOURNE PARK cast members Sarah Adkins and Christina Okolo: click here to see the video Thanks to Montgomery Advertiser and Teri Greene for Clybourne Park’s cover story in the Sunday, June 15 paper: click here to read Thanks to al.com’s Amber Sutton for their article on Clybourne Park: click here to read
Directed by Greg Thornton
by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Greg Thornton
The story of the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a changing world has moved audiences for generations since it first opened in 1959. A tale of sacrifice, trust, and love in the face of tensions and prejudice, this seminal work is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration that continues to speak to the American experience.
Read the Montgomery Advertiser’s article here
Many thanks to Teri Greene and the Montgomery Advertiser for this story about WAIT UNTIL DARK.
Back stage stories like this are one of the many reasons to love what goes on at the Cloverdale Playhouse! http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130919/GO/309190003/Darkness-descends-onto-local-stages
Announcing the cast of WAIT UNTIL DARK
A mystery by Frederick Knott – Directed by Eleanor Davis
“Audiences are smitten with this emotional roller coaster”- Read the review of THE LAST FIVE YEARS by guest blogger Layne Holley on theatremontgomery.com HERE
Catch an interview with the cast and director of THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown! Randy Foster, Jesse Alston, and Jonathan Conner appeared on Troy Public Radio’s Community Focus with Kyle Gassiott to talk about our summer musical, the cult favorite about a relationship from its beginning to its end- or its end to its beginning, depending on who’s singing. Opening June 20 at the Cloverdale Playhouse.
The Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Greg Thornton, has the back story of our next production: THE LAST FIVE YEARS opens June 20. Find out what the show is about, why we’re doing it, and what the cast has to say about the rehearsals with Director Randy Foster.
Thank you, audiences!!!! The entire run of CABARET was SOLD OUT. One review called CABARET “one of the best theatre events in Montgomery’s recent history.”
The Montgomery Advertiser’s article on CABARET by Teri Greene – photos here by Mickey Welsh
Read the full story here: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302100006
Rehearsals for CABARET with director Randy Foster. Photo by Mark Dauber c 2013.
Director Randy Foster and The cast of CABARET:
- Emcee Bill Cobb
- KitKat Girls Jesse Alston, Katie Chamblee, Katie Svela Crews, Emily Flowers
- Kit Kat Boys Braxton McDonald, Chase McMichen, David Rowland, Matthew Walter
- Sally Bowles Sarah Carlton
- Clifford Bradshaw Wes Milton
- Ernst Ludwig Scott Page
- Fraulein Schneider Eleanor Davis
- Fraulein Kost Rhonda Crim
- Herr Schultz Billington Garrett
- Max George Jacobsen
Check out the Season’s Greetings video by River Region Arts!
- Check out the Opus Video by riverregionarts.org featuring interviews with the creative team behind this show reviews are calling “a must-see” and a “remarkable production”.
- Read Michael Howley’s blog, theatremontgomery, reviewing Opus on its opening night, and a review by River Region Arts’s new critic, Randy Foster. Critics and audiences agree that “something amazing is happening on that stage.”
- Opus is first on the Montgomery Advertiser’s list of things to do in the River Region: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20121011/GO/310110001/Big-weekend-tap-You-won-t-bored-River-Region
Find your role at the Cloverdale Playhouse!
Montgomery’s New Community Theater and a Home for the Performing Arts
The Cloverdale Playhouse, in the heart of historic Old Cloverdale, is the city’s only community theatre. As a performing arts center, we look to provide a home for all with a passion for the creative arts.
Onstage, backstage and all around the Playhouse, it is our community of volunteers that provides the talent and spirit that goes into our productions. Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities, auditions for shows, and classes for K-12th students.
Join the The Cloverdale Playhouse email list and you’ll hear about our special events first. It’s the best way to keep up with the exciting calendar of plays, readings, concerts, benefits, and classes going on throughout the year.