COMING UP AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Summer classes are in session! Click HERE to register.Please call (334) 262-1530 ext 2 for financial assistance requests. July 8-10 Rising 3rd-5th Graders July 14-18 Rising 6th-8th Graders July 21-25 Rising 9th-12th Graders July 29-31 Rising K-2nd Graders August 5-7 Puppetry for All Ages Artistic Director Greg Thornton interviews our Playhouse School teachers Katie Svela Crews and Jason Morgan in this midtownmontgomeryliving post, “Young Actors at Play”. Learn how their acting careers and backgrounds influence what and how they teach our students.
Auditions for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe will be held August 14 and 15.Open to young actors age 7 through 18 No experience required. Attend one of those two nights from 6 to 9 pm The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Performance dates: September 26, 27, and 28
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
June 19th-29th, 2014
Thursday-Saturday 7:30PM Sunday 2PM
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award. CLYBOURNE PARK explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart.Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family, who happen to be the Youngers, the protagonists of A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” —NY Times.
“A theatrical treasure…Indisputably, uproariously funny.” —Entertainment Weekly.
“A savagely funny and insightful time bomb.” —Hollywood Reporter.
“Funny as hell…The theater shakes with gales of laughter.” —NY Post.
**Contains adult themes and strong language. Recommended for ages 14 and above.**
by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Greg Thornton
April 24- May 4, 2014
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 2PM
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
“Pivotal play in the history of the American theatre.” - Newsweek
“A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony
“The play that changed American theater forever.” NY Times
** Contains adult language. Recommended for ages 12 and above**
The 2014 SEASON
Make your reservations for our 3rd Season!
INTO THE WOODS Feb. 13 – Feb. 23
A musical by Stephen Sondheim/ book by James Lapine. Directed by Randy Foster
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.
The Cloverdale Playhouse will perform an excerpt of its upcoming show, Southern Voices, at this weekend’s festival and artisan market, Southern Makers. We’ll take the stage at 3:30pm.
See Androcles and the Lion at the Playhouse, then catch the Southern Voices performance Saturday afternoon- then see the full show at the Playhouse Tuesday, May 7!
Announcing the Cast of ANDROCLES AND THE LION!
Adapted by Aurand Harris – Directed by Sam Wootten – Presented by the Playhouse Troupe (actors 6th-12th grade)
Androcles- Hannah McDowell
Pantalone- Curtis-Oliver Lane
Isabella- Sydney Burdette
Lelio- Matthew E Watkins
Captain- Matthew Klinger
Lion/Prologue - Mason Shell
The director wishes to thank all who auditioned!
The show will run 4 performances on May 3, 4 and 5th at the Cloverdale Playhouse.
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.”
Don’t miss IRISH VOICES March 16 – Tickets $15, available now!
or THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl April 11-21 (tickets on sale here)
Season ticket holders may make reservations for regular season productions as early as they know their preferred performance date. Single ticket sales open 30 days prior to opening night.
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 announces 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.
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