SHOESTRING COMMUNITY PLAYERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR OCTOBER EVENTS

OCTOBER EVENTS

Do you remember “St. Helens Haunted Tours”?  We are bringing it back with a twist and so much more.  ShoeString Community Players is planning an exciting October 2016 and you can help make it happen by being a part of the production crew or cast.  This week we are getting the production staff together and asking people that are interested in volunteering to help.  Do you have previous theater experience?  This may be for you.  Do you need to get out of the house because everyone is driving you crazy?  This may be for you.  Do you just want to meet new crazy people?  This is for you.  Up to 6 different events (yes six different events or you can just help with one or a few) to help out with, and never a dull moment.  On the registration form please let us know what you would like to help with and choose from the available positions.

Want to find out more?  Everything from being a witch bicycling in the parade to behind the scenes from a radio show from the 1930’s, or a ghost from the 1800’s.  Do you like spooky, scary, hair standing up on the back of your neck stories?  Like to creep or scare people?  We have something for everyone.

Are you 16 years or older?  and younger then 125 years old?

Please sign up for more information and come to Bertucci’s Chocolates, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens on July 27th at 7pm. We will provide you with a sneak peak behind the curtain and get you involved.

Auditions will follow in two weeks and if you are interested in being a cast member please check the box.

SIGN UP TODAY

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TODAY AND SATURDAY LAST CHANCE TO SEE “THE WIZARD OF OZ” TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Wizard of Oz

TICKETS ONLINE SALE JUNE 18th, 2016

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2017 Columbia BLVD., St. Helens, OR 97051

OR TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Tickets are $12 Adults and $10 Student/Seniors,
online and credit sales 75¢ convenience fee. 

WHERE:
Saint Helens High School  Auditorium
2375 Gable Road, Saint Helens, OR 97051

PERFORMANCE INFO
For a fun night out the ShoeString Community Players present The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, 
in cooperation with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc

Dorothy Gale, a young girl who lives on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, gets in the way while the adults try to work. She finds a quiet place where she won’t get into any trouble –Over The Rainbow. The girl is upset because their mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, presents her with a Sheriff’s summons for her cherished dog, Toto. Toto escapes from Miss Gultch’s bicycle basket and joins Dorothy as she runs away from the farm. They meet up with kind Professor Marvel, who convinces her to go back home. A cyclone hits the area, and Dorothy and Toto are locked out of the family’s storm cellar. They go into her room in the house, where Dorothy is accidently hit on the head. This begins their journey to the Land of Oz.

Buy your tickets in June for performances July 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16 at Bertucci’s, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, ONLINE at www.sscpmusicals.com, and at the door.  Performance Date & Times: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.  Where: SAINT HELENS HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium, 2375 Gable Rd, St Helens, OR 97051.  Tickets are $12 Adults and $10 Student/Seniors, online and credit sales 75¢ convenience fee.  Donations are gladly accepted.  For more information please contact see website at www.sscpmusicals.com, tickets@sscpmusicals.com or503-366-4406.

Scappoose High School proudly presents “South Pacific” – this year’s Spring Musical

South Pacific

Performances are April 28 & 29 at 7pm and April 30 at 2pm & 7pm – in the SHS Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for regular admission and $5 for students and 55+ and are available for purchase at the door. All seating is general.

“South Pacific” first appeared on the Broadway stage in 1949 and has enjoyed both critical and box-office success ever since. Racial prejudice is candidly explored in this show – two parallel love stories are threatened by both racism and war. “South Pacific” is rated PG.

The cast includes some old faces (Clare Kessi as Nellie Forbush, Chloe Anderson as Bloody Mary, and Caitlyn Sparkman as Liat) and new faces (Josh Dickerson as Emile de Becque, Keenan Stevens as Lt. Cable, and Jorden Buckner as Luther Billis). Come enjoy a night on the Pacific Islands with us!

Cast List for Summer 2016 Musical “The Wizard of Oz” Announced

Character Name.....................Actor
 
Dorothy............................Genesis Hansen/ McKenna Baker
Aunt Em/Glinda the Good............Ellie Robbins
Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard.....Scott Lowery
Zeke/ Cowardly Lion................Billy Trapnell
Hickory/ Tinman....................Chris Burgess
Hunk/ Scarecrow....................Patrick Birkle
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch............Amanda Wirta
Prof. Marvel/ Wizard of Oz.........R. Keith Marks
 
Chorus Characters 
 
Munchkin Land 
Mayor............................Stephanie Weber
Coroner..........................John Chabala
Barrister........................Kristina Barnes 
City Father 1....................Tahlissah Williams
City Father 2....................Madeleine Hansen
Braggart.........................Rebecka Gross
Teacher 1........................Patty Rismoen
Teacher 2........................Rosemary Jarvis
Tot 1............................Parker Burgess
Tot 2............................Abigail Andersen
Tot 3............................Mattea Misumi
Tough Guy 1......................Joey Morton
Tough Guy 2......................Andrew Morton
Tough Guy 3......................Alyson Vaerewyck
Flower Seller....................Manuel Miranda (Junior)
Munchkin.........................Sam Fields
Munchkin.........................Adrianna Fields
 
Ozians 
Beautician 1 to Dorothy..........Angela Misumi
Beautician 2 to Dorothy..........Kitty Heide
Straw Stuffer 1 to Scarecrow.....Heather Parmley
Straw Stuffer 2 to Scarecrow.....Anastasia Lantzson
Polisher 1 for Tinman............Alene Gross
Polisher 2 for Tinman............John Chabala
Shoe Shiner for Tinman...........Benjamin Misumi
Manicurist 1 for the Lion........Caitlyn Sparkman
Manicurist 2 for the Lion........Brandi Endicott
Manicurist 3 for the Lion........Jordon Buster
Crow 1 puppets
Crow 2 puppets
Crow 3 puppets
 
Tree 1............................Angela Misumi
Tree 2............................Maddison Vaerewyck
Tree 3............................Jordan Buster
Tree 4............................Caitlyn Sparkman
 
Winkie General....................Madison Vaerewyck
Winkie Guard 1....................Benjamin Misumi
Winkie Guard 2....................Mattea Misumi
Winkie Guard 3....................Alyson Vaerewyck
Winkie Guard 4....................Scarlett McHugh
Winkie Guard 5....................Noble-lee Mace
Winkie Guard 6....................McKenna Baker
 
Nikki Monkey Commander............Amber Baker
Flying Monkey 1...................Joey Morton
Flying Monkey 2...................Andrew Morton
Flying Monkey 3...................Rebecka Gross
Flying Monkey 4...................Johanna Bennett
 
Cyclone Dancer 1..................Johanna Bennett
Cyclone Dancer 2..................Caitlin Hortert
Cyclone Dancer 3..................Abigail Rosenlund
Cyclone Dancer 4..................Jordan Buster
Cyclone Dancer 5 
Cyclone Dancer 6 
 
House Turner 1 Tech
House Turner 2 Tech
House Turner 3 Tech
House Turner 4 Tech

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. We have very talented people here in Columbia County! Please look over the cast list. I want everyone to know that they have a part BUT it is NOT your only part. As we get into rehearsals I will be adding people into scenes so don’t be disappointed if you are only assigned one part now.

Please email me at WizardofOzcast@outlook.com to accept your role. If I don’t hear from you by our first rehearsal, I will recast your role. You can also stop by Bertucci’s at 2017 Columbia Blvd in St. Helens and initial your name that you accept your role.

Our first rehearsal is an all call cast meeting. We will discuss expectations and I will have a more detailed rehearsal calendar. If you have a minor in the cast, one parent needs to be present. We have a lot of information and I need the parents to be on the same page as I am. Our music director will be there as well as our orchestra director.  THIS IS THE TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS!!!!

After our meeting we will have a read thru of the script. We are not running music only lines. Everyone is welcome to stay but it’s not necessary. I feel we have a strong cast and I look forward to working with all of you.

 

Joey Baker

Director of Wizard of Oz

Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz”

Wizard of Oz

Shoestring Community Players proudly presents open auditions for The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, 
in cooperation with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc 

When: April 12 and 13
Times: 6pm-8:30 pm
Where: St Helens Middle School cafeteria, 354 N 15th St, St Helens, Or 97051
Who: We are looking for adults as well as children
 
(callbacks by invitation only April 14)
 
HOW TO PREPARE:

Be prepared to sing a song of your choice, do a cold script reading, and bring any scheduling conflicts.

DO YOU WANT TO HELP BACKSTAGE?
Backstage, lights, sound, makeup, set construction, costumes, painting, house & concession positions are available.  Please come to the auditions for signups.
 
WHEN IS THE SHOW?
Performances will run July 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16
For more information see our website at www.SSCPMusicals.com

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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Membership Meeting Agenda

When:  7pm, Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Where: SunShine Pizza, 2424  Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, OR 

  • Chaired by and Time meeting called to order
  • Roll Call of Board members.
  • Additional Members in attendance, Visitors, and/or total.
  • Presidents Report.
  • Secretary’s Report including Minutes of previous meeting and Communications.
  • Financial Report.
  • Membership Report.
  • Special Projects Report.
  • Public Relations Report.
  • Maintenance Report.
  • Producers Report.
  • Youth Coordinator.
  • Special Committee Reports.
    • Changes to the bylaws
    • Removing Producer board position and Youth Coordinator positions.
    • Adding a non voting high school youth representative.
  • Old Business.
  • New Business.
  • Elections.
  • For the good of the Players.
  • Set date/time of next meeting.
  • Adjournment time.

Amended 9/29/2015
Amended 10/12/15 Moved meeting from Bertucci’s to SunShine Pizza due to increased number of members attending.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare AbridgedFor Immediate Release, ShoeString Community Players, Columbia County, Oregon—

TICKETS HERE

For a fun night out the ShoeString Community Players present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed by only three actors.  The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation.

ShoeString Community Players is dedicating these performances as a direct benefit for the Rainier High School DRAMA program.   The DRAMA department needs equipment to be replaced and modernized for the ongoing needs and continuing future productions.  This fundraiser is great way to be entertained and help the DRAMA students out.

The complete works of William Shakespeare — 37 plays — are performed here by ShoeString Community Players in only 90 minutes.  Why truncate some of the greatest drama in history?  Because life is short and the complete works of The Bard are long.  The play contains many humorous footnotes on the script that are often not included in the full performances.  As a result, each performance can be vastly different from another, even with the same cast.  No two shows are alike.  Cast: Anthony Ditto, Joey Baker, Sarah Carmen and directed by Shannon Vaerewyck

Buy your tickets now for performances September 25 – 27, 2015 at Bertucci’s, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, ONLINE at www.sscpmusicals.com, and at the door.  Performance Date & Times: Friday & Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.  Where: RAINIER HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium, 28170 Old Rainier Rd, Rainier, OR 97048.  Tickets are $10 Adults and $8 Student/Seniors, online and credit sales 50¢ convenience fee.  Performances are a fund raiser for the Rainier High School DRAMA program.  Donations are gladly accepted.  Help support a great cause for the student for the Rainier High School DRAMA program.  For more information please contact see website at www.sscpmusicals.com, tickets@sscpmusicals.com or 503-366-4406.

The ShoeString Community Players has been producing plays and other performances in Columbia County for over 30 years.  Formed from a dedicated group of “Reader’s Theater” performers, SSCP was officially founded in 1982.  The first production was Brigadoon, performed at the St.  Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium.  SSCP has consistently produced productions and performances since that time, tapping into the rich and “undiscovered” talent Columbia County and its surrounding areas have to offer.  We perform Revues, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children’s Theater, and any other type of production that captures the attention of the community.  In fact SSCP is recognized in the Cultural Inventory of St. Helens in the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Summary.  ShoeString was also recently recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts for it participation in the “Big Read” with its performance of “The Persian” a Sam Spade radio play.  We have been a long-standing, well-respected community group.  SSCP is a fully non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, relying on volunteers for every aspect of our operation.  Our mission is to support theater and arts through successful productions and participation of the community.