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

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
 

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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.**

 


** The Sunday June 29th 2PM performance is an ASL Signed Performance** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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).
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**



ON SALE NOW

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).
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.