CCPA is putting on a show!

Great news! CCPA has raised $8,760 of our 2017 fund drive goal of $10,000. If you helped with that, we  are so grateful for your support. Perhaps you are considering end of year donations? We’d love to be included in your giving choices to help us get to $10,000.  Oh yes – you know that wonderful smell of freshly popped popcorn that greets you when you come to a production at the Fox Playhouse? Our ancient and historic (!) popcorn machine in the Fox concession area is worn out. We would like to use $500 of additional donations from this appeal to purchase a new one. (Note:  depending on the amount raised, we may purchase a different popper than the one pictured).

Our 2017-2018 season began in July with Treachery at Cartilage Creek, sponsored by NRMC. Our holiday events will include Christmas Belles, a comedy by Jones, Hope and Wooten, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, sponsored by Metz Banking Co. and directed by Richard Daut.  And, the Community Choir will present “A Christmas to Remember” – this popular annual concert on Dec. 15-17 is directed by Wes Morton, with Rhonda Leonard, accompanist.  The choir’s sponsor is Renwick Insurance Agency.  March 1-4, 2018 will feature The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, a comedy by Don Zolidis, directed by Margaret Haverstic and sponsored by White Ember Financial Planning. The season concludes April 26-29, 2018, with Romance in D, a comedy by James Sherman, directed by Linda Davidson and sponsored by Dr. Sean and Erika Gravely. Here is a ticket special:  we are offering reduced price season tickets for the four remaining events at $20 per ticket ($5 per admission)! You may purchase these passes at Christmas Belles or mail a check to CCPA for $20 per ticket to PO Box 754, Nevada, MO 64772.  Please note on your check that you are purchasing tickets.

You can also donate here online 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. All gifts are tax-deductible.

DON’T FORGET:  Christmas Belles, Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2 at 8 pm and Dec. 3 at 2pm AND A Christmas to Remember, Dec. 15-16 at 8 pm and Dec. 17 at 2 pm.

Community Choir Begins Rehearsals September 26

Community Choir rehearsals for our concert, “A Christmas to Remember”, will begin Tuesday, September 26, from 7-8 pm in the Nevada High School choir room and continue every Tuesday at the same time and place.  Singers aged high school and adult are welcome to come and sing with us.  No audition is necessary.  Please do not bring children to rehearsals.  The choir will perform its concert December 14 at 8 pm for sponsor night, and public performances are December 15 and 16 at 8 pm and December 17 at 2 pm.  The director of the choir is Wes Morton, and the concert is sponsored by Renwick Insurance Agency.  Please email us at with any questions.

2017-2018 Season Shows

Our 2017-2018 season has begun! Directors Sam and Larry DeLaney presented Treachery at Cartilage Creek or Our Hero Has a Bone to Pick, a melodrama by Tim Kelly, July 20-23.  We are excited to welcome Kansas City’s StoneLion Puppet Theatre ( for an all-ages production of the classic The Wind in the Willows on Saturday, September 16, at 2 pmHistory 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 Romance in D by James Sherman, directed by Linda Davidson. Five-event season tickets are available; secure a seat for the plays and choir concert performances at a discount! NOTE THIS DISCOUNT: You may use multiple event punches to bring guests to a single event. 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.