ANNOUNCEMENTS

7/15/19:
AUDITIONS FOR "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN" TO BE HELD AUG. 20 & 21
Save the date! Auditions for Comedia's Nov. 7-9 production of "Catch Me If You Can - The Musical" will be held Tues. Aug 20 and Wed. Aug. 21 at First Baptist Church, 28 N 10th St in Fort Dodge at 6:00pm each evening. Auditions will consist of singing, dialogue and a dance audition for those interested in featured dancing ensemble roles. 

The auditions are for the following roles:

Frank Abagnale, Jr. - Our story's conniving protagonist, he is a handsome and youthful con artist. Grew up learning to disappear into another skin to avoid his problems. He eventually falls in love with Brenda and desperately tries to change his ways.

Carl Hanratty - An FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. A knowledgeable and habitual workaholic who idolizes the moment he catches his perp. Lives a private life of loneliness and depression.

Frank Abagnale, Sr. - Frank Jr.'s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.

Paula Abagnale - Frank Jr.'s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.

Brenda Strong - A young nurse and Frank Jr.'s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings.

Carol Strong - Brenda's traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.

Roger Strong  - Brenda's conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.

Ensemble - Commuters; Assistants; Stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie); Pilots; Agents; Targets; Party-Goers; Doctors; Nurses; Interns

This show has several fun musical numbers and opportunities for chorus members. You are not required to audition if only interested in performing as a member of the Chorus, but it is encouraged. Ensemble members such as the Stewardesses and FBI Agents are prominent in featured dance numbers will complete a dance audition before being cast.

The dance audition piece will be available on or around July 30 on Comedia's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/CMPVideos

2/8/19:
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR COMEDIA STUDENT PERFORMERS
The Comedia Musica Players are proud to announce the availability of $500 scholarships to students attending a college or university in the fall of 2019 who show abilities and a passion for music and/or theater. Application deadline is March 10, 2018. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are majoring, who plan to major, OR who plan to participate in extracurricular performing arts at their school of choice. To be considered, the applicant must complete an application. The applicants must also have appeared or participated in at least one Comedia Musica Players production. The scholarships will be awarded directly to the students at our Annual Meeting, which is set for Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm at Olde Boston's Meeting Room. Download the application here and return to The Comedia Musica Players, PO Box 208, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or scan and email to: info@comediamusica.com.
8/24/18:
CAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

The casting committee truly appreciates the auditioning actors, the Comedia Musica Board and the volunteers that assisted during the casting process. Every attempt to match role and voice range requirements were exhaustive and very difficult for the committee to finalize - compounded by the sheer volume of talented people trying out! It is a collective weighted opinion of who best fits a certain character given other characters that must mesh together in a complex and befitted way. The talent level of those who auditioned was amazing. It's going to be a great show. Thank you so much for joining the journey.
Respectfully submitted,
Spamalot Casting Committee
Dan Cassady
Michael Shoopman
Emily Eastwood

KING ARTHUR - Buzz Powers
SIR ROBIN - Collins Ellsbury
BROTHER MAYNARD - Debby Roe
SIR LANCELOT - Nathan Schelle
THE FRENCH TAUNTER - Heidi Nelson
KNIGHT OF NI - Elias Netz
TIM THE ENCHANTER - Larry Hall
PATSY - Anna Cummings
MAYOR - Larry Hall
SIR GALAHAD - Jeff Bluml
PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER - Brian Bidleman
THE BLACK KNIGHT - Greg Dohrn
SIR BEDEVERE - Roger Netz
CONCORDE - Joey Feldmann
DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER - Esther Laupp
THE LADY OF THE LAKE - Alyssa Sparks
HISTORIAN - Ann Powers

WENCH - Tauni Sundermeyer
NOT DEAD FRED - Dart Dohrn
FRENCH GUARD - TBD
MINSTREL - Sean O'Connor
PRINCE HERBERT - Nathan Hayes
SIR NOT APPEARING - Alan Mony
THE DANCING NUN - TBD
THE VOICE OF GOD - Scott Johnston
TWO FRENCH GUARDS - Olivia Selby, Brian Halligan
ROBIN'S MINSTRELS - Richard Votta, Alex Dohrn
GUARD 1 (Guard Herbert) - Elias Netz
GUARD 2 (Guard Herbert) - TBD
SIR BORS - Brian Halligan
DANCING MONK - TBD
MONKS - TBD
LAKER GIRLS - Kim Mason, Jolene Messerly, Katie Parsons, Elle Clark, Patty Hayes, Amy Porter, Alaina Porter, Olivia Ferris
ENSEMBLE - Lori Walsh, Landra Carroll, Terry Cook, Shari Netz, Tricia Dohrn, Elizabeth McMahon, Thera McMahon, Mary Alves, Greg Dohrn, Kim Shimkat, Nicole Tracy, Joanie Peterson, Jennifer Poole and anyone else wanting to join!

7/16/18:
AUDITIONS FOR MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT - AUG. 21-22, 2018 at 6:00pm, First Congregational UCC
Audition packets are now available! Available in digital format only via here on our website or via email - please contact us at info@comediamusica.com to receive a copy. There are several roles available, so the packet is quite large - if a paper copy is desired, we recommend printing out only the pages for roles you are interested in. We will also have packets available at the auditions for the group to use and share. (Audition packet now removed)
2/3/18:
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
The Comedia Musica Players are proud to announce the availability of $500 scholarships to students attending a college or university in the fall of 2018 who show abilities and a passion for music and/or theater. Application deadline is March 2, 2018. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are majoring, who plan to major, OR who plan to participate in extracurricular performing arts at their school of choice. To be considered, the applicant must complete an application. The applicants must also have appeared or participated in at least one Comedia Musica Players production. The scholarships will be awarded directly to the students at our Annual Meeting, which is set for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00pm at Olde Boston's Meeting Room. Download the application here and return to The Comedia Musica Players, PO Box 208, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or scan and email to: info@comediamusica.com.
10/9/17:
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE MUSIC MAN!
Tickets are now on sale for performances of The Music Man. You can check out all the details under the "Tickets" tab!
9/22/17:
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "MEREDITH WILSON'S THE MUSIC MAN"

TBD - River City Boy

Bidleman, Brian - Mayor Shinn

Bluml, Jeff - Harold Hill

Coble-Day, Stephanie - Mrs. Squires

Collins, Dynastacius - Newspaper Reader 3

Cook, David - Salesman 3

Cook, Terry - Constable Locke

Cummings, Anna - Marian Paroo

Dohrn, Dart - Newspaper Reader 2/ Salesman 2

Ellsbury, Collin - Salesman 1

Feldmann, Joey - Ewart Dunlop (Quartet)

Franks, Laura - Farmer's Wife

Freeman, Kane - Tommy Djilas

Gustafson, Mark - Farmer

Hall, Larry - Salesman 4

Halligan, Brian - Newspaper Reader 1

Johnston, Scott - Charlie Cowell

Leman, Jillian - Amaryllis

McHone, Corban - Winthrop Paroo

Messerly, Jolene - Maud Dunlop

Mitchell, Larry - Train Conductor

Mitchell, Olivia - Zaneeta Shinn

Netz, Elias - Olin Britt (Quartet)

Netz, Roger - Jacey Squires (Quartet)

Porter, Amy - Mrs. Paroo

Powers, Ann - Eulalie McKecknie Shinn

Powers, Buzz - Marcellus Washburn

Roe, Debby - Ethel Toffelmeier

Schelle, Nathan - Oliver Hix (Quartet)/Salesman 5

Sparks, Alyssa - Alma Hix

Tiernan, Lizzy - Gracie Shinn

Plus a large cast of Youth, Teen and Adult Chorus!

7/28/17:
Youth Auditions (age 8-14 or entering 3rd-8th grade) for The Music Man will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22-23, 2017 at First Congregational UCC, 1611 Williams Drive, Fort Dodge at 6:00pm each evening. Teen / Adult Role Auditions (entering 9th grade thru adult) will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, August 29-30, same location and time. Send an email to info@comediamusica.com to request a packet!
2/23/17
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
The Comedia Musica Players are proud to announce the availability of $500 scholarships to students attending a college or university in the fall of 2017 who show abilities and a passion for music and/or theater. Application deadline is March 10, 2017. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are majoring, plan to major, or participate in the performing arts at their school of choice. To be considered, the applicant must complete an application. The applicants must also have appeared or participated in at least one Comedia Musica Players production. The scholarships will be awarded directly to the students at our Annual Meeting, which is set for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm at Olde Boston's Meeting Room. Download the application here and return to The Comedia Musica Players, PO Box 3031, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or scan and email to: info@comediamusica.c
10/5/16:
JANE AND MICHAEL PERFORMANCE DATES
Maggie Lennon and Aaron Amhof will perform the roles of Jane and Michael Banks at the Thursday 7pm and the Saturday 7pm performances.
Anna Kolacia and Adrian Donchev will perform the roles of Jane and Michael Banks at the Friday 7pm and the Saturday 2pm performances.
10/5/16:
TICKETS ON SALE Oct. 10th!
Tickets for "Mary Poppins" are available now for pre-order through our website on the Tickets page. Tickets will go on sale to the public at Choice Printing, 1012 1st Ave. No in Fort Dodge on Monday, Oct. 10th.
8/29/16:
INTRODUCTORY MEETING / FIRST CHORUS REHEARSAL FOR "MARY POPPINS"
Our introductory meeting and first chorus rehearsal for "Mary Poppins" the musical will be on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:00pm at First Congregational UCC (1611 Williams Drive). If you enjoy singing and performing, we hope you will join us for this production. We'll introduce you to the show and the cast, give you more information about the rehearsal schedule, and then get right to work! Chorus casting for this show calls for adults only (high school or older).
8/27/16:
CAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MARY POPPINS!

The 2016 Comedia-Musica Players presents the Cast for Mary Poppins, the Musical

BERT – Dartangan Dohrn
GEORGE BANKS – Joey Feldman
WINIFRED BANKS – Susan Ahlers-Leman
JANE BANKS – Anna Kolacia & Maggie Lennon
MICHAEL BANKS – Aaron Amhof & Adrian Donchev
KATIE NANNA – Landra Carroll
POLICEMAN – Terry Cook
MISS LARK – Lori Walsh
ADMIRAL BOOM – Brian Bidleman
MRS. BRILL – Brooklin Border
ROBERTSON AY – Joseph Kelly
MARY POPPINS – Anna Cummings
PARK KEEPER – Joe Sutter
NELEUS – Andrew Creger
QUEEN VICTORIA – Rachel Lavender
BANK CHAIRMAN – Nathan Schelle
MISS SMYTHE – Laura Franks
VON HUSSLER – Brody Clark
NORTHBROOK – Richard Votta
BIRD WOMAN – Julaine Bidleman
MRS. CORRY – Amy Porter
FANNIE - Olyvia Selby
ANNIE – Reagan Black
VALENTINE - Cayci Bidleman
MISS ANDREW – Debby Roe
YOUTH ENSEMBLE: Park Strollers, Customers, Kite Flyers, Toys –
Lucy Claire Porter
Elle Jean Clark
Faith Shirbroun
Alexa Kay McHone
Cayci Bidleman
Darylinn Cook
Jillian Leman
Mackenzie McIlrath
Maddie Reynoso
Arthur Lund

Producer – The Comedia-Musica Players under authority of Music Theatre International, NYC, NY, USA
Choreographer – Lesa Dencklau
Music Director & Conductor – Dan Cassady
Director & Set Design – Michael Shoopman

7/25/16: 
ADULT AUDITIONS FOR MARY POPPINS AUG. 23-24, 2016 at 6:00pm, First Congregational UCC
Audition packets are now available for Mary Poppins! Available in digital format only via email - please contact us at info@comediamusica.com to receive a copy. There are several roles available, so the packet is quite large - if a paper copy is desired, we recommend printing out only the pages for roles you are interested in. We will also have packets available at the auditions for the group to use and share.
6/2/16:
SAVE THE DATE!
Auditions for the adult roles in our Nov. 10-12, 2016 production of Mary Poppins will be held Tuesday, August 23rd and Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00pm each evening. More details will be announced soon!
6/2/16:
MARY POPPINS YOUTH CAST

First of all, we want to sincerely all the parents who brought their child to auditions this week and for having an interest in our production of “Mary Poppins.” Every child had something unique to bring to auditions, whether it was their speaking abilities, singing abilities, dance skills, a wonderful smile or an amazing attitude; all of the kids were unique in some way and that made it difficult for the directors to choose which children would participate in our production.
However, after deliberation among the three members of the casting committee, we have determined our youth cast, including Jane and Michael Banks. Due to the amount of talent shown at auditions, the parts of Jane and Michael will be double cast. The actors portraying Jane and Michael will perform their specific roles for two of the four performances and will appear as ensemble characters for the other two performances.
And now, for the cast list...
Jane Banks: Anna Kolacia and Maggie Lennon
Michael Banks: Adrian Donchev and Aaron Amhof
(Jane/Michael pairings and performance dates as Jane/Michael TBD)
Youth Ensemble (Toys, Park-goers - specific roles TBD):
Elle Clark
Faith Shirbroun
Alexa McHone
Cayci Bidlema

Jillian Leman
Lucy Porter
Darylinn Cook
Mackenzie McIlrath
Maddie Reynoso
Arthur Lund

As a “thank you” to those who auditioned, Comedia will be sending a voucher for one complimentary ticket to every child who auditioned to be in the musical. You will be receiving these to the address you indicated on your audition forms shortly before tickets go on sale to the public.
For those who were not cast, but have a passion to be on stage, remember that Stage Door productions will be holding auditions on June 13 and 14 for their K-6th grade summer production of "Honk! Jr". And everyone gets to be involved in the show! Check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/stagedoorfd/ for details.
To the cast members, we will begin rehearsals in late August. Our typical rehearsal schedule includes Mondays (choreography), Tuesdays (music) and Thursdays (blocking) between the hours of 6-8:30pm. Jane and Michael will be required at most rehearsals. Ensemble children will be scheduled for specific rehearsals as needed. More information will be emailed to you as we get closer to August.
Once again, we thank everyone who auditioned. You were all amazing and should be very proud for putting yourself out there!!
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5/4/16:
YOUTH AUDITIONS SCHEDULED FOR MARY POPPINS (FOR THE ROLES OF JANE AND MICHAEL)

Interested in auditioning for Comedia Musica Players’ upcoming production of “MARY POPPINS”? Auditions for YOUTH ONLY will be held at First Congregational UCC, 1611 Williams Drive:

Monday, May 23 at 6:00pm OR Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00pm

AUDITION PACKETS are available by contacting Comedia Musica Players at info@comediamusica.com or you may pick up an audition packet at Burch Manufacturing, 618 1st Ave. N. (Fort Dodge) during normal business hours beginning Thursday, May 5th.

Performances will be Nov. 10-12, 2016 with regular rehearsals beginning the last week of August. Auditions are open to girls appearing to be the age of 10-11 and boys appearing to be the age of 8-9.

The May auditions are for the following youth roles only:

Jane Banks - The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Speaks with a British accent. Approximately 11 years of age.

Michael Banks— The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Speaks with a British accent. Approximately 9 years of age.

*Auditions will consist of singing, choreography and script-reading* 

 
3/31/16: 
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
The Comedia Musica Players will present the beloved broadway musical "Mary Poppins" on Nov. 10-12, 2016 at Decker Auditorium! Stay tuned for audition information.
 
2/24/16:
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
The Comedia Musica Players are proud to announce the availability of up to three $500 scholarships to students attending a college or university in the fall of 2016 who show abilities and a passion for music and/or theater. Application deadline is March 15, 2016. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are majoring, plan to major, or participate in the performing arts at their school of choice. To be considered, the applicant must complete an application and include one letter of reference. The applicants must also have appeared or participated in at least one Comedia Musica Players production. The scholarships will be awarded directly to the students at our Annual Meeting, which is tentatively set for Sunday, March 20, 2016. Download the application here and return to The Comedia Musica Players, PO Box 3031, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or scan and email to: info@comediamusica.com.
 
11-25-15:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Our four-performance run of "The Addams Family" was a huge success! We would like to thank all of our community sponsors and audience members for their support. Watch for an announcement of our 2016 production in March!
 
8-31-15:
INTRODUCTORY MEETING / FIRST CHORUS REHEARSAL FOR "THE ADDAMS FAMILY"
Our introductory meeting and first chorus rehearsal for "The Addams Family" musical will be on Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30pm at First Congregational UCC (1611 Williams Drive). If you enjoy singing and performing, we hope you will join us for this production. We'll introduce you to the show and the cast, give you more information about the rehearsal schedule, and then get right to work! Chorus casting for this show calls for adults only (high school or older).
 
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8-31-15:
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "THE ADDAMS FAMILY"

The casting committee for The Addams Family would like to thank everyone who participated in the audition process. They had very tough decisions to make, based on all of the talent they saw on Tuesday and Wednesday evening!

Here is the cast announcement from our director Michael Shoopman and music director David Moklebust. Special thanks to Lindey Krug for helping with the casting of the show, and to Shelly Bottorf for accompaniment during the music auditions.

 

COMEDIA MUSICA PLAYERS 2015 SHOW CAST

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Gomez Addams - Joey Feldmann

Morticia Addams - Amy Porter

Uncle Fester - Jeff Bluml

Grandma - Amanda Breeser

Wednesday Addams - Kate Ahlers

Pugsley Addams - Joey Kelley

Lurch - Mark Gustafson

Mal Beineke - Sean O'Connor

Alice Beineke - Alyssa Sparks

Lucas Beineke - Daniel Peet

Cousin Itt - Lucy Porter

The Thing - TBD

Addams Family Ancestors - TBD

 
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6-18-15:
AUDITIONS FOR "THE ADDAMS FAMILY"
The musical "The Addams Family" will be presented by Comedia Musica Players on November 5-7, 2015 at Decker Auditorium. The show will be directed by Michael Shoopman, with music direction by Dave Moklebust.
Auditions are open to all persons high school age or older with the exception of young men auditioning for the role of Pugsley (this role calls for an actor approx. 11-14 years old).
Auditions will be held:
Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6:00pm
Grace Lutheran Church (lower level), 211 S 9th St, Fort Dodge, IA
*You only need to attend one session.

If you are interested in an audition packet in digital (PDF) format, please send a request to info@comediamusica.com and indicate whether you would like a Female packet, a Male packet, or both. Otherwise, you may obtain a hard copy of the audition packet(s) at Burch Manufacturing, 618 1st Ave. N. (573-4136) beginning Mon. 6/22.

The auditions are for the following roles:
GOMEZ ADDAMS: A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.

MORTICIA ADDAMS: Attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
UNCLE FESTER: The androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Daughter of Gomez and Morticia, now a young woman, who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Strong pop belt vocals.
GRANDMA: A feisty 102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS: Young male actor who plays approx. 12 years old. A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong, high vocals.
LURCH: A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with low bass vocals.
MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of 19 year old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Male actor with high baritone/ tenor vocals.
AICE BEINEKE: Mother of 19 year old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.
LUCAS BEINEKE: Attractive young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.
CHORUS / THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singers/dancers who are smart performers. Sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility.
*You are not required to audition if only interested in becoming a member of the Chorus, but it is highly encouraged. Many times solo lines in musical numbers are given to those who audition.
Auditions will consist of reading from dialogue excerpts and singing. A pianist will be provided. All music and dialogue is included in the packets.
A synopsis of the show may be found at www.theatricalrights.com.
Any questions? Contact Comedia Musica Players at info@comediamusica.com or call Amy at 515-408-3152.

***PLEASE be sure to “like” and follow us on facebook for all the latest updates and news on our productions!
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3-27-15:
2015 SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT and AUDITION INFO!
On November 5-7, 2015, Comedia Musica Players will present the new musical comedy "The Addams Family"! Auditions for the show will take place in late August 2015. Watch for updates here and on our facebook page!
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9-29-14:

TICKETS TO "ANNIE" GO ON SALE MONDAY, OCTOBER 13th

Tickets to Annie go on sale to the public beginning Monday, Oct. 13th at Choice Printing, 1012 1st Ave. N. (Fort Dodge). Admission is $12.00 Adults, $8.00 Students. Reserved seating tickets will be available at Choice Printing until November 6th, and will then be available at the door for each performance.

Performances are at Decker Auditorium, Iowa Central Community  College, 330 Ave M, Fort Dodge:

Thursday, Nov. 6th at 7:00pm

Friday, Nov. 7th at 7:00pm

Saturday, Nov. 8th at 2:00pm

Saturday, Nov. 8th at 7:00pm 

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9-29-14:

ORPHAN CAST PERFORMANCE DATES 

All of the youth roles in this production of "Annie" (including the role of Annie) have been double cast. While each of the girls will appear on stage for every performance, they will perform their specific orphan role twice during the show's 4 performance run. Below are the dates that the orphan cast members are performing their specific roles.
 
Appearing Thursday, Nov. 6th at 7:00pm and Saturday, Nov. 8th at 7:00pm:

Annie - Alaina Porter

July - Chloe Vinchattle

Duffy - Brianna Luke

Pepper - McKinsey Roberts

Kate - Lucy Porter

Tessie - Anna Kolacia

Molly - Mina DeJong

Orphan Chorus - Mya McClain

 

Appearing Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:00pm and Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00pm:

Annie - Maggie Lennon

July - Hallie Ehn

Duffy - Alex Tiernan

Pepper - Claire Asay

Kate - Dary Cook

Tessie - Maddie Reynoso

Molly - Jillian Leman

Orphan Chorus - Mya McClain

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8-22-14: (Updated 9-29-14)

ADULT CAST of "ANNIE" ANNOUNCED
Auditions were held Aug. 19 and 20 for the adult roles in the show. Here is a message from our director, Buzz Powers:
"The committee and I would like to thank everyone for their participation in the audition process. There were so many good singers and actors that the decision about casting was not easy. For those who did not get a part, we hope you will join the chorus. Many of the smaller parts will be assigned from the chorus. Please let us know right away if, for any reason, you cannot accept the part in which you have been cast. Thanks again for auditioning. It should a great show. The first rehearsal for principals and chorus will be Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30 in the lower level at Grace Lutheran Church."
The Cast:
Warbucks- Dr. Jim Seward
Rooster Hannigan- Joey Feldmann
Roosevelt- Scott Johnston
Bert Healy- Sean O'Conner
Lt. Ward- Zephan O'Conner
Miss Hannigan- Ann Powers
Grace- Amy Porter
Lily St. Regis- Susan Ahlers Leman
Star To Be- Rachel Lavender
Boylan Sisters- Brooklin Border, Morgan Border and Debby Roe
Drake- Joe Sutter
Mrs. Pugh- Jody Ekstrom
Mrs. Greer- Jessica Teague
Cecile- Stacy Lennon
Annette- Jolene Messerly
Additional solo and speaking roles will be filled from within the chorus.
 
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8-5-14:
CHORUS REHEARSALS BEGIN TUESDAY, AUGUST 26!
Are you interested in joining the chorus / cast of Annie? An introductory meeting and initial chorus rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. 9th St. in Fort Dodge. Use south doors by parking lot. Meet the show's directors and find out what a memorable experience being in a musical can be! Singers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome. Chorus rehearsals are scheduled every Tuesday at 6:30pm from Aug. 26 to Nov. 4th with additional rehearsals on some Thursday evenings and some Saturdays / Sundays as the show gets closer. Performances are Nov. 6-8, 2014. For more information, use the contact link and ask away!
 
Oh, and there is still time to audition for a singing or speaking role - see info about Adult Auditions below!
 
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7-9-14:
ADULT AUDITIONS!!

Auditions for ADULTS ONLY will be held:

 

Tuesday, August 19 at 6:00pm OR Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00pm

Grace Lutheran Church - Basement

211 S. 9th St.  (use south doors by parking lot)

Fort Dodge, IA

*You only need to attend one session.

 

Audition Packets are available for pick-up at Burch Manufacturing, 618 1st Ave. N. during normal business hours OR you may request a packet via email by sending a request to info@comediamusica.com.

 

The auditions are for the following roles:

BERT HEALY: The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.

GRACE FARRELL: Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.

MISS HANNIGAN: The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.

OLIVER WARBUCKS: A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

ROOSTER: Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.

LILY:  Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.

OTHER ROLES FILLED BY AUDITION PROCESS OR CHORUS: STAR-TO-BE; FDR; SERVANTS (DRAKE, MRS. GREER, MRS. PUGH); BOYLAN SISTERS; CABINET MEMBERS; HOOVERVILLE CITIZENS

 

For the musical part of the audition, all adults will sing brief cuts of the songs in the audition packet. A pianist will be provided. We will run through the cuts as a group before auditions begin, but it is best to come prepared and familiar with the music.

 

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6-1-14:
YOUTH AUDITION RESULTS
Youth auditions for Comedia Musica Players’ upcoming production of “ANNIE” were held on May 29 & 31, 2014.
Adult auditions will take place on August 19 & 20 at 6:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church (211 S. 9th St., Fort Dodge, IA). Check back here for further details! 

 

Below is a letter from the Casting Committee announcing the ORPHAN CAST:

 

Wow!! Can you believe over 70 young ladies stepped up and put aside their nerves and auditioned for Comedia Musica Players' production of “Annie?!”  We want to first thank all of those who auditioned this past week and for expressing your interest in “Annie.”  All the girls had something unique to bring to auditions, whether it was acting abilities, singing abilities, dance skills, a wonderful smile or an amazing attitude; each was unique in some way and that made it difficult for the directors to choose.

 

We were completely blown away by not only the number of girls, but also the abilities, and we had a huge job in front of us! However, after deliberation among the members of the casting committee, we have determined our cast of “orphans,” including Annie. Please remember that every part is double cast and while all orphans will be on stage for every performance, they will only play their specific “role” at certain performances.

 

And now, for the cast list:

Annie: Alaina Porter and Maggie Lennon

July: Hallie Ehn and Chloe Vinchattle

Duffy: Brianna Luke and Alexandra Tiernan

Pepper: Mckinsey Roberts and Claire Asay

Kate: Lucy Porter and Darylinn Cook

Molly: Mina DeJong and Jillian Leman

Tessie: Maddie Reynoso and Anna Kolacia

Orphan chorus member: Mya McClain

 

As a “thank you” to those who auditioned, Comedia will be sending one complimentary ticket to every girl who auditioned. These will be mailed out within the next couple of months.

 

To the cast: Congratulations! We will begin rehearsing in August, which will include vocal preparation, line/blocking preparation and a week of dance rehearsals to get a kick-start in learning the choreography.  All of this information will be emailed to you as we get closer to August.

 

For those who did not make it into the cast, but have a passion to be on stage, remember that Hawkeye Community Theatre will be holding auditions in October for all children for their December show “The Nutcracker.”

 

Once again, we thank everyone who auditioned.  You were all amazing!!

 

Sincerely,

Buzz Powers

Dave Moklebust

Adam Liker

Joan Ascherl

 

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