Carriage House sets 27th season, auditions

With the opening of their final show for 2013 this week, Carriage House Players has announced its 2014 schedule of shows.

Once again, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. The season opens in February with “The Night I Died at the Palace Theatre” written by Pat Cook and directed by Jennifer Bradford.

“I am so excited to open the season for CHP with my directorial debut!” said Bradford. “I have been a member of CHP for many years and had many jobs, but I am looking forward to the challenge of directing, and I’m glad to have my good friend Brenda Wilkes as assistant director.”

This exciting murder mystery will perform Feb. 6-8 and 13-15 at the Lincoln County Museum Theatre. Auditions will be held Nov. 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum. There are roles for six women, age 20 and up, and six men late teens and up. For more information contact Jennifer at jenbradchp@yahoo.com or (931) 703-2285.

The season continues in May with “Southern Hospitality” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and directed by Andrea Delap.

Delap says, “If you fell in love with the folks from Fayro, Texas in “Dearly Beloved” or “Christmas Belles”, you won’t want to miss what they have gotten themselves into now. Those Futrelles are at it again along with your favorite characters and a few new ones.”

Auditions will be held in March, and the show performs May 8-10 and 15-17.

The Players wrap up their season with two family-friendly shows. Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” will perform at the end of July. Mickey Johnson will direct this musical adaptation of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Finally, in November of 2014 Brenda Wilkes will direct “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” written by Barbara Robinson.

“The last two shows of the season are a perfect opportunity for young people to get involved with CHP,” said Wilkes. “It’s fun to have parents and their children experience theatre together as many times parents will audition, too, or become involved in many aspects of the production.”

Auditions for each show are announced in The Times and on CHP’s website at carriagehouseplayers.com. You can also contact CHP at (931) 433-1300 or carriagehouseplayers@gmail.com.

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm