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.
MARCH: A MONTH OF SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
ON THE MARCH
March 6th 7:30PM
An evening of readings and personal accounts, filled with prose and poetry, commemorating the 50thAnniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, in collaboration with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
IRISH VOICES 2015 Edition
MARCH 14 7:30PM
Back by popular demand, with some new additions, an evening of readings from some of the glorious writing of Ireland. From Friel to Heaney to McCourt to O’Casey to Yeats, the wit and wisdom, poetry and power of this grand isle will make for an en- chanted night well-spent. Who knows- you may even hear a tune or two.
THE JOE THOMAS JR. 3rd TUESDAY GUITAR PULL
Tuesday, March 17th 7PM
Celebrating our Third Anniversary!! This month’s featured artists include someone new to the Pull and two of our favorites who return to share their great musical gifts.
$10 at the door.
HEY OLD FRIEND,
SONDHEIM @ 85
March 22 & 23 7:30PM
It’s his birthday! Join us for a celebration of the life and work of one of the theatre’s extraordinary artists.
These are benefit performances to assist with scholarships for our Playhouse School and for the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts.
Directed by Randy Foster
or Call our Box Office:334.262.1530
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.