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Soliciting Play Recommendations for Our 61st Season

We are weeks away from celebrating the beginning of our 60th season, which means it’s time to begin thinking about the shows County Players will produce for our 61st season, and we’re interested in your input.

Our play selection committee is currently in session. If there are plays or musicals you’d like to see County Players produce in our 61st season, please send your suggestions to plays@countyplayers.org.

When submitting a play or musical for consideration, please be reminded that County Player does not produce original works and we prefer to produce shows we haven’t produced in the last 10 years (Seasons 49-60).

You will find a complete list of the shows we’ve produced, here.

Thank you! And we look forward to your input!

AUDITIONS – BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE – 6/4 & 6/5 at 7pm

Bell, Book and Candle
Directed by Kevin Barnes
Sunday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2017

Take three witches, a bewildered young man and a rather wicked cat. Mix with a good glug of humour, stir in a dollop of desire. The result? A deliciously dark tale of treachery and enchantment that will leave you spellbound … Gillian Holroyd leads a charmed life. And when her eye falls on the man upstairs, she soon has him under her spell. But the family are far from impressed and get down to some hocus pocus of their own. It’s a war of the warlocks with a hapless human playing mortal in the middle. What begins as an amusing game rapidly becomes more devilishly dangerous. Torn between two worlds, Gillian is forced to answer the age-old question – is love always worth the sacrifice?

Needed are three men and two women as follows:

Gillian Holroyd – Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Female Lead. She is described by the author as “small, alert, direct, very attractive”. Gillian is a witch – she should have a commanding presence. She is confident but still has doubts about using her powers.

Shepherd Henderson – 30’s to mid 40’s. Male Lead. He is described by the author as “masculine and attractive”. Shepherd is mortal but the chemistry between him and Gillian should be palpable.

Miss Holroyd (Aunt Queenie) – 50’s/60’s. Supporting Female. She is described by the author as “odd looking, vague, fluttery and eccentric”. Miss Holroyd is also a witch but somewhat bumbling.

Nicky Holroyd – Mid 20’s to Early 30’s – Gillian’s brother. Supporting male. Nicky is described as having “an engaging, impish, and somewhat impertinent personality”. Nicky is a warlock and a prankster. Could also be portrayed as gay.

Sidney Redlitch – 50’s – Supporting male. He is described by the author as being “shambling, messy, and slightly drunk”. Sidney is mortal and a perennial drinker. He is an author writing about witchcraft and somewhat gullible.

For more information contact the director: Kevin Barnes at 845-473-0595 or kevinb12569@gmail.com

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS – OPENING NIGHT – 5/5/17

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS opens TONIGHT!

Dirty-Rotten-Scoundrels-191x259Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by MaryBeth Boylan

May 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2017

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for hijinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by
David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

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