Welcome to the Playhouse – Your community theater!

Welcome to the Cloverdale Playhouse, now in our third season, making our “mark on the Montgomery theatre scene by bringing ambitious, challenging, edgy, and high-quality entertainment to the local community.”*

-COMING UP AT THE PLAYHOUSE-

A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry – Directed by Greg Thornton

CAST AND PRODUCTION TEAM

WTCP Stage Manager                                     Jonathan Adam Davila

Freddie Filmore                                                Paul Neace

Jake Laurents                                                    Morgan Baker

Sally Applewhite                                               Alicia Ruth Jackson

Lana Sherwood                                                 Barbara Smith

Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood                                Patrick Hale

The WTCP Singers                                            Sarah McWilliams, Katherine Taylor, & Toni Wood

The Foley Artist                                                  Joseph D. Collins

 

Director                                                         Greg Thornton

Music Director                                           Marilyn Swears

Costume Design                                         Eleanor Davis

Scenic Design                                            Layne Holley

Lighting Design                                        James Treadway

Sound Design                                            Greg Thornton/James Treadway

Stage Manager                                          James Treadway

 

Huge thanks to our Show Sponsors:

Balch & Bingham, LLP

Foshee Management Company

Special thanks to our friends at WSFA, WAKA, Troy Public Radio, and Cumulus Radio for terrific interviews and stories on this production.

 

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.

Director Maureen Costello has announced the cast of the Playhouse production of Beth Henley’s, CRIMES OF THE HEART.
Our great thanks to all of the terrifically talented actors who auditioned for this wonderful play!! 

Lenny — Deborah Robertson
Chick — Rhonda Crim
Meg — Jaymee Vowell
Babe — Sarah Adkins
Barnette — Mark Dasinger
Doc — Bill-e Cobb
Director–Maureen Costello
Assistant Director — George Jacobsen
Stage Manager/Lighting Design — James Treadway
Sound Design — Greg Thornton
Costumes — Danny Davidson
Set Design — Rita Pearson-Daley and Nana Waldrip

Performance Dates & Times
October 23rd – November 2nd, 2014
Thursday-Saturday 7:30PM Sunday 2PM

Single Tickets go on sale September 23rd
For Further Information:Please Call 334.262.1530

CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley
Directed by Maureen Costello
For More Information: http://www.cloverdaleplayhouse.org/events/event/auditions-for-crimes-of-the-heart-september-3rd-4th-6-10pm/

Staged Reading of PASTIME, winner of this season’s

Page-To-Stage Playwriting Contest

Monday September 8th at 7:30PM  Admission Free

For More Information: http://www.cloverdaleplayhouse.org/events/event/reading-of-page-to-stage-winner-pastime-monday-sept-8th-730pm/


 

Joe Thomas, Jr. 3rd Tuesday Guitar Pull

Singer/Songwriters Night

FEATURED ARTISTS vary with each performance. Never the same show twice!

Date/Time

The Third Tuesday of Each Month

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


ALL PERFORMANCES of

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

ARE SOLD OUT.

Thank you for showing your support for the Playhouse Troupe!

Please call 262-1530 ext. 1 to be added to our waiting list.

 

The Playhouse Troupe presents C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, directed by Jason Morgan.

C.S. Lewis’s classic story tells of the four children who inadvertently wander from old wardrobe to exciting, magical Narnia, where the great lion Aslan struggles with the evil White Witch. The intense action features chases, duels, and daring escapes as the White Witch fights to rule Narnia and its mythical creatures.

Performances are September 26 and 27 at 6:30 pm, September 27 and 28 at 2pm.

Running time is 1 hour 10 minutes with an intermission. Tickets for ages 12 and up are $10. Guests under 12 are $5. All seats are general admission. Group rates are available (please call).

To purchase tickets, please call (334) 262-1530 or visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-september-26-27-and-28-tickets-12445222997

This production of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

Many thanks to all of the talented young people who auditioned for LWW! You were all fantastic. Over 70 turned out to audition, and we thank you and your families for coming.
We are excited to post this cast list. Congratulations, all!
Acting Company
Aslan……………………………………Trey Allen
White Witch………………………….Kim Priolo
Father Christmas…………….Calvin Johnson
Peter…………………………………Riley Segars
Susan……………………………..Amara Barnes
Edmund………………………………Will Chieves
Lucy……………………………..Ella Grace Johns
White Stag…………………………Ashtyn Cross
Unicorn………………………………Amber Rigby
Mr. Beaver……………………Curtis-Oliver Lane
Mrs. Beaver……………………….Reese Hunter
Centaur………………………….Isabella Barrera
Fenris Ulf……………………….Matthew Klinger
Tumnus………………………..Matthew Watkins
Dwarf……………………………………….Max Zink
Elf/Hyena……………………………..Lucy Wilson
Squirrel…………………………….Naomi Stanton
Fox…………………………………Jordan Johnson
Lizard………………………………….Worth Harris
Monkey……………………………Cyprian Dumas
Hag…………………………………..Caitlin Garnett
Goblin………..Crisanto Duckenfield-Carcamo

 

 

 

 

 

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
 

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BRUCE NORRIS

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.**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call BOX OFFICE (334) 262-1530 or boxoffice@cloverdaleplayhouse.org
All plays run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2pm.
All seats are general admission. Season ticket subscribers are advised to select their performance dates before single tickets go on sale to the public (30 days prior to each show’s opening).
CLYBOURNE PARK
CAST
Russ/Dan         Michael Krek
Bev/Kathy        Maureen Costello
​     Francine/Lena    Christina Okolo​
Jim/Tom         Cushing Phillips
Albert/Kevin   William Allen III
Karl/Steve       Mark Hunter
Betsy/Lindsey       Sarah Adkins​
Kenneth             Braxton McDonald
PRODUCTION TEAM
Director Greg Thornton
​      Set Design Ed Fieder
​Lighting Design    James Treadway
Costume Design  Danny Davidson
Sound Design  Greg Thornton
ASL Advisor Teri Sweeney
Stage Managers  Rita Pearson-Daley
James Treadway
Asst. Stage Manager Ashia Forrest​

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.

 

WSFA’s Tonya Terry interviews RAISIN cast members- click to see the interview!

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**


CAST
Ruth Younger                         Christina Okolo
Travis Younger                       Marlo Pickett
Walter Lee Younger              William Allen
Beneatha Younger                 Jasmine Gatewood
Lena Younger                         Yvette Jones-Smedley
Joseph Asagai                         Christopher Lindsay
George Murchison                 Bruce Toney
Bobo                                         Derek Franklin
Karl Lindner                           John McWilliams
Moving Man                            Derek Franklin
Moving Man                            Bruce Toney

Director                        Greg Thornton
Set Design                     Mike Winkelman
Costume Design          Pamela Upshaw &  Romaro Walker
Lighting Design          James Treadway
Sound Design              Greg Thornton
Properties                      Janie Allred & Katherine Taylor
Stage Manager            James Treadway
Asst. Stage Manager  Rita Pearson Daley


or call BOX OFFICE (334) 262-1530 or boxoffice@cloverdaleplayhouse.org
All plays run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2pm.
All seats are general admission. Season ticket subscribers are advised to select their performance dates before single tickets go on sale to the public (30 days prior to each show’s opening).

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

A RAISIN IN THE SUN April 24 – May 4
by Lorraine Hansberry. Directed by Greg Thornton

CLYBOURNE PARK June 19-29
by Bruce Norris

CRIMES OF THE HEART Oct 23-Nov 2
by Beth Henley, directed by Maureen Costello

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE- The Radio Play Dec 11-Dec 21
Adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frank Capra, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Johanna Sperling. Directed by Greg Thornton

 

2013 Scrapbook

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

Mike Talman:                                                   Scott Page
Sgt. Carlino:                                                       Greg Babb
Harry Roat:                                                   Mark Hunter
Suzy Hendrix:                                              Rhonda Crim
Sam Hendrix:                                    Stephen Dubberly
Gloria:                                                                  Miette Crim
Patrolmen:          Rusty Bailey and Jason Morgan

 

Many thanks to all who auditioned. Stay tuned for HOLIDAY MEMORIES audition information!

 

 

 

“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.

https://soundcloud.com/troypublicradio/20130613last5years

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.

http://www.midtownmontgomeryliving.com/?p=37472

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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!

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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.

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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.”

*- theatremontgomery.blogspot.com

 

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

Video by Teri Greene of Montgomery Advertister 2-9-13 HERE

photo by Mark Dauber

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

2012 Scrapbook

Check out the Season’s Greetings video by River Region Arts!

Click on the Bunker family portrait to go behind the scenes of this “excellent holiday treat”!

 

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.