A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

Join us December 12-14 at 7:30 and December 14 at 2:00 to see the Charles Dickens holiday classic come to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors will bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. It is a charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!”

Adults $7
Seniors $6
Students $5

Next – The CCPA Production of Seussical Jr.


Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Music Supervised, Adapted and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

SEUSSICAL JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Directed by Crystal Bridger and Sheila Gunn Peters

The Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main St., Nevada MO 64772

Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 27, 28, 29 @ 7:00 pm and Sunday matinee on June 30 @2:00 pm

Adults $7, Seniors $6, & Students (With ID) $5

Sponsored by The Friends of Children’s Theatre

CCPA announces new season and fund drive

Still here, going strong since 1973, thanks to you, our loyal supporters! We can never thank you enough, and we ask for your continued support of our 2018 fund drive goal of $10,000. We know from experience that this goal will be needed to fund our season and keep up with the maintenance and operations expense at the historic Fox Playhouse.

We are pleased to announce an exciting new season of plays for 2018-2019. Director Richard Daut returns with the Futrelle sisters’ third hilarious installment in Southern Hospitality, a comedy by Jones, Hope and Wooten, Oct. 11-14. Also, on October 21-22, CCPA again joins the Bushwhacker Museum to put on a Historic Tour of Deepwood Cemetery. December 13-16 will bring you It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Playadapted by Joe Landry and directed by Jason Fowler.  In spring 2019, we present Males Order Brides – or Big Harry Deal’s Scandalous Scheme, by Billy St. John and directed by Sam Hartman, Feb. 14-17, and Drinking Habits, a comedy by Tom Smith, Apr. 11-14. Our summer children’s musical will be Seussical Jr., June 27-30, directed by Crystal Bridger and Sheila Gunn Peters. Five-event season tickets are available; secure a seat for all the plays!  A five-event ticket costs just $25.  Order yours at CCPA, PO Box 754, Nevada, MO, or add your order and payment with your donation.  A season ticket may be used for multiple punches for the same production if you wish.  Five punches are available.

Our goal is always to promote the performing arts in our community. The costs of maintaining our home are substantial, and we want to provide a season of community entertainment with multiple events each year. We must focus on upgrading our front of house and provide for more space backstage for actors to move around and for storage of sets and equipment. Your donation is a crucial part of our fund drive goal of $10,000 to keep the historic Fox Playhouse a feature in our community of which we can all be proud. We would also love for you to volunteer with us. If you would like to help in any way (build sets, distribute flyers, sell tickets and concessions), please email us, and a CCPA board member will be in touch.

You may print and complete a donation card and mail your donation to CCPA, P.O. Box 754, Nevada, MO 64772. You can also donate 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 because you are an important part of keeping the performing arts alive in Nevada and the surrounding community. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Thanks for being our partners! – from the CCPA Board:  Tom, Kim, Amanda, Anne, Gracie, Megan, Jason, Sam, Crystal, Sheila and Tom

P.S.  Order your season tickets now to start our season with Southern Hospitality!

Theater Camp News

CCPA’s first theater camp came to its completion with the July 27 production of Treasure Island.  Congratulations to the staff and the campers for their hard work and talent.  Assistance for this program was provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.