2017-2018 Season Shows

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being loyal supporters of the Community Council on the Performing Arts! For over four decades, CCPA has provided entertainment and opportunities for community members of all ages to showcase their talents on the stage and behind the scenes. This would not have been possible without your generous support. Thanks to you we were able to present a successful 2016-2017 season and provide a new roof for the Fox Playhouse! We can never thank you enough, and we ask for your continued support of our 2017 fund drive goal of $10,000.

We are excited to add new events to our 2017-2018 season. Directors Sam and Larry DeLaney will present Treachery at Cartilage Creek or Our Hero Has a Bone to Pick, a melodrama by Tim Kelly, July 20-23. This is a CCPA pre-season extra, and we will honor unused 2016-17 season tickets as well as 2017-18 season tickets.  We welcome Kansas City’s Stonelion Puppet Theatre (stonelionpuppets.org) in September for an all-ages production of the classic Wind in the Willows. CCPA teams up with the Bushwhacker Museum for a Ghost Tour of Deepwood Cemetery in October. Our holidays will be full at year end with Christmas Belles, by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, and Jessie Jones and directed by Richard Daut, and “A Christmas to Remember” with the Community Choir directed by Wes Morton.  In spring 2018, we present The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, by Don Zolidis and directed by Margaret Haverstic, and a TBA comedy directed by Linda Davidson. Five-event season tickets are available; secure a seat for the plays and choir concert performances at a discount! An order form is linked to the Donation Card below.

Our goal is always to promote the performing arts in our community. Thanks to your long-term support, we will pay off the Fox Playhouse mortgage at the end of this year. But the costs of maintaining our home continue, and we provide a season of community entertainment with multiple events each year. We see upcoming needs for lighting and sound, new concession equipment, drywall and paint for the playhouse walls and paint for the stage. Your donation is a crucial part of our fund drive goal of $10,000 to keep the historic Fox Playhouse (and the fun that occurs within) a jewel in our community. We would also love for you to volunteer with us. If you would like to help in way (build sets, distribute flyers, you name it), 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.

Announcing a summer melodrama!

CCPA will produce Treachery at Cartilage Creek, a melodrama by Tim Kelly, as an addition to our season this summer. The production is scheduled to be performed July 20-23, 2017, and is co-directed by Sam & Larry DeLaney.  We will honor 2016-2017 season ticket punches that have not been used, so save your season tickets and come to enjoy this funny play.  Treachery at Cartilage Creek will be sponsored by Nevada Regional Medical Center.

Synopsis: Did dinosaurs once roam where now stands the little town of Cartilage Creek? That’s the question that draws our heroic Johnny Onthespot to this Arizona desert hotspot. He takes up residence in the home of Widder Plunkett, the richest woman in town. Love beckons with another boarder, the lovely schoolmarm and Mother Goose enthusiast, Crystal Clear. Alas, the unscrupulous Bogus Rancidview also has his eyes on our heroine. Not only that, but this cad has convinced the Widder she is losing her faculties. Assisted by his partner-in-crime, Virginia Mayonnaise, he fakes a power of attorney and raises water rates so high no rancher can afford to pay. Then Rancidview offers to buy them out at a penny an acre! Will he get away with it? It’s a cascade of hilarious melodramatic action!

Treachery at Cartilage Creek