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GENERAL MEETING 2017 SCHEDULED

posted: July 13, 2017

DCP’s annual General Meeting has been scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Dexter Pub (upstairs).


There are 3* trustee board positions up for re-election this year, responsible for the following functions:


1. Operations & Special Functions

  • Pirates Cove Storage
  • Season Selection
  • Costume Rentals
  • Board meeting schedule and logistics
  • Special events like Dexter Daze, Parades, etc.


2. Show Logistics

  • Rental spaces (i.e. Performance, Rehearsal, Auditions, Callback, etc.)
  • Cast/crew communication
  • Fees
  • Audition Monitors
  • Budget Liaison
  • School Liaison
  • Post mortem
  • Archive information to cast/crew/secretary


3. Marketing

  • Hanging posters and/or distributing flyers
  • Radio/TV spot
  • Church bulletins
  • Ordering Materials (i.e. Posters, Signs, T-shirts, Programs, etc.)
  • Permits


* Please Note: In a previous communication we stated 4 trustee board positions would be opening up. Unfortunately that is not the case, as only 3 positions are opening this year. Apologies for the miscommunication!



Fantasticks in WeLoveDexter.com Part 2

posted: April 16, 2017

We made the news AGAIN!

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Dexter Community Players Serve Up First Dinner-Theater Show
by Terry Jacoby

Angela Elowsky, VP of the Dexter Community Players, didn’t have to look far to find a director for “The Fantasticks,” the local theater’s first dinner-theatre show.

“The Fantasticks is one of my favorite long-running musicals,” said Elowsky, who is directing the production which opens April 27 at Columbus Hall in Dexter. “It’s been a fixture on Off-Broadway since its first production in 1960. It is a family-friendly musical centering around a boy, a girl, and their two fathers (or in this production, mothers) who try to keep them apart… and throw in some pirates and Indians and sword fights too.”

Elowsky likes to call The Fantasticks “the musical comedy version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.”

“This is a show where there is really something for everybody, kids included,” she said. “I’m so excited to be a part of DCP’s first ever dinner theatre. DCP has wanted to start a relationship with the folks at Columbus Hall for years now. The Fantasticks is a small enough show, and with its minimal set, it was perfect for their space. They’ve got a great banquet hall which lends itself well to performances.”

The show features eight talented actors: Brandon Waldenmayer of Canton plays The Narrator (El Gallo), Wynton Doty of Saline plays The Boy (Matt), Kyra Pazan of Ann Arbor plays The Girl (Luisa), B.J. Danner of Whitmore Lake and Abby Briggs of Dexter play The Mothers, Brandon Cave of Ann Arbor and Elizabeth Vanover of Dexter as The Old Actors and Chris Joseph of Ann Arbor as The Mute.

And with the music direction of Brian Rose, the audience is certainly in for a treat.

“We hope we get a great turnout,” said Elowsky. “We really want to continue offering dinner theater to the Dexter community.”

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.

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

To reserve a spot at the dinner table, log onto www.dextercommunityplayers.org.

Tickets are $39 for adults and $36 for youth/seniors.

Fantasticks in WeLoveDexter.com

posted: March 28, 2017

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DEXTER COMMUNITY PLAYERS SERVE UP DINNER-THEATRE PRODUCTION
BY TERRY JACOBY / ENTERTAINMENT 03/02/2017

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.

To reserve a spot at the dinner table, log onto www.dextercommunityplayers.org.