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posted: April 9, 2017

Cast List for “Hairspray”  Thank you to everyone for auditioning.  We had a record number of auditions with well over 70!  Our first organizational cast meeting will be on Wednesday, April 19th at Bates Elementary School at 7pm.   Calendars will be distributed along with other production materials.  Rehearsals will begin May 1st. This is going to be an amazing show!!!  If you were not cast, please consider working on the production.  We need all of you!!!

Tracey Turnblad - Julia Janda
Amber VonTussle - Laura Chodoroff
Penny Pingleton - Alexis Pratt
Velma VonTussle - Madison Merlanti
Motormouth Maybelle - Mishana Green
Edna Turnblad - Rob Roy
Wilbur Turnblad - Steven Lovill
Corny Collins - Austin Terris
Link Larkin - Aleksander Poponastasopoulos
Seaweed J. Stubbs - Chris Joseph
Harriman F. Spritzer - Dave Chapman
Prison Matron - Abby Briggs
Little Inez - Maria DeMerell
Mr. Pinky - Deric Prieskorn
Prudy Pingleton - Dina Janda
Gym Teacher - LeeAnna Smith
Stage Manager Cory Collins Show - Holly Knick
HS Principal - Rachel Wilder
Mr. Pinky’s “Pinkettes” Danielle Salisbury
Mr. Pinky’s “Pinkettes” Elizabeth Lanni
Corny Collins Show Camera Man - Thomas Egkin

Judine - Gayle Martin
Kamilah - Bihanna Martin
Shayna -  Desirae Nelson

Corny Collins - Black Cast/Negro Day
Adriana Acosta
Patricia Williams
Cory Shorter
Nickolas Brown
Allen Granger
Rodney Rice

Corny Collins Kids “Council”
Joseph Straub
Caleb Straub
Zach Jones
Logan Laftin
Sam Krieg
Erica Grochowski
Francesca Farzalo
Brynn Arnall
Carly Scruggs
Kyra Pazan
Elena Schroeder
Morgan Gratwick

Allison Stewart
Mia Stewart
Spencer Briggs
Vivian Briggs
Adam Degregorio

Fantasticks in

posted: March 28, 2017

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The Dexter Community Players are serving up a delicious production with the presentation of “The Fantasticks,” which will be held as a dinner theatre at Columbus Hall in Dexter.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the group’s online box office for the April 27-28-29 performances.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. It is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers.

The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

“It’s an older musical but was very popular in the 60s and 70s,” said Abby Briggs, who is producing the production for DCP. “We wanted to do a dinner-theater for years now and decided now was a good time. It’s a fun production with a smaller cast and it’s a well-known and loved production. It’s a perfect fit.”

The play will be directed by Angela Elowsky. The production is an ensemble show featuring eight cast members.

“If this goes over well, which we believe it will, we plan on doing once a year,” Briggs said.

Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening 30 minutes prior. The show will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The buffet-style dinner will be served by Cheaney’s Catering and include chicken marsala, vegetable lasagna, roasted potatoes, green bean almandine, tossed salad and bread.

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Cast List for The Fantasticks

posted: February 22, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for The Fantasticks! The cast list is as follows:

El Gallo….....Brandon Waldenmayer
Luisa…........Kyra Pazan
Matt….........Wynton Doty
Hucklebee…....B.J. Danner
Bellomy…......Abby Briggs
Henry…........Brandon Cave
Mortimer….....Elizabeth Vanover
Mute….........Chris Joseph