Auditions Announced

CCPA has scheduled auditions for its next production, Treachery at Cartilage Creek, a melodrama by Tim Kelly. We have roles for 2-4 men and 7-8 women, high-school age or adult. Auditions will be held Sunday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. and Monday, May 22, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main, Nevada. Rehearsals will begin later that week. The production is scheduled to be performed July 20-23, 2017, and is co-directed by Sam & Larry DeLaney.

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!

People with questions about the auditions may email CCPA at main@nevadamoccpa.org or post on our facebook page CCPA in Nevada, MO.

Treachery at Cartilage Creek

Announcing our 2016-2017 Fund Drive and Season Shows

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.