Rehearsals begin at 7 pm on Jan. 16 for our next season production, Urning It, a comedy by Ed Vela, sponsored by Metz Banking Company and directed by Linda Davidson. The production is scheduled to be performed on March 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2017.
Synopsis: Ward Hammacher has just discovered that his extremely rich aunt has died. To honor her last request, he packs up his family and treks 3000 miles to scatter her ashes off the Santa Monica Pier and collect his inheritance. The drive proves perilous as the family experiences hilarious misadventures along the way—they get stopped in Texas, ripped off in Arizona, and jailed in Mexico. This family friendly comedy features plenty of quick-fire wit. Mark your calendars!
Art enriches the world around us and allows communities to grow together. For over four decades, CCPA has provided enjoyable entertainment and opportunities for community members of all ages to showcase their talents on the stage. This would not have been possible without your generous support. We can never thank you enough, and we ask for your continued support of our 2016 fund drive.
Thank you for your past donations — every dollar is greatly appreciated. As we begin the 2016-2017 season, we ask you to continue your financial support, reflecting your patronage of the performing arts in our community. This will allow us to provide entertainment and opportunities for community performers to shine. Your contribution keeps the Fox Playhouse open and functioning.
We appreciate those who filled out a survey at a performance last season and have incorporated your suggestions into our season. During 2016-2017, productions will be staged on a single weekend and will begin at 8 p.m. We’ll spread the word about our productions early and often so that you won’t miss any of the fun that we have planned this year! Speaking of fun, the 2016-2017 CCPA season began in October with Dearly Beloved, a comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten and directed by Richard Daut. This play is the continuing story of the Futrelle sisters, last seen in the CCPA production of Dashing Through the Snow in 2014. December will see the return of the Community Choir Christmas Concert, directed by Wes Morton. In March, Linda Davidson will direct Urning It, written by Ed Vela. The season will close in May with the comedic mystery Murder by the Book, written by Craig Sodaro and directed by Sam DeLaney.
Our goal is to preserve and promote the performing arts in our community. To that end, CCPA has provided high-quality entertainment at very low cost. However, costs associated with producing plays and maintaining a historic building like the Fox Playhouse are challenging. Your donation is a crucial part of our fundraising to keep the historic Fox Playhouse (and the fun that occurs within) a jewel in our community. You may also wish to volunteer with us. If you would like to help in some capacity (like building sets or distributing flyers), please mark the box on the donation card, and a CCPA board member will be in touch to help you.
Please print and complete the donation card and mail your donation to CCPA, P.O. Box 754, Nevada, MO 64772. You can also donate online below with our secure PayPal link using your credit card. Your gift will be acknowledged in our program books throughout the season and on our website because you are an important part of keeping the performing arts alive in Nevada and the surrounding community. All gifts are tax-deductible.