MISS SAIGON, HAIR & More Set for Clocktower Players' 2014-15 Season
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Westchester Magazine unveiled their annual Best of Westchester issue announcing the very best of what Westchester County has to offer. Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of Irvington Town Hall Theater, received two prestigious awards: Best Local Theater Group and Best Children's Theater.
The not-for-profit Clocktower Players, established in 1977, produces vibrant live theater enriching the Hudson Valley's Westchester community. By encouraging participation in and appreciation for theater and ensuring accessibility to the performing arts, Clocktower Players has flourished into an exciting, creative home for performers and theater-lovers of all ages. With Artistic and Executive Director Cagle McDonald at the helm, diverse, professional quality productions are presented to foster imagination and empower participants to achieve success onstage and off.
The 2014-15 SEASON kicks off on October 18th with a Sensational Opening Night Gala: THE WIZ in concert. This highly-anticipated event benefits Clocktower Players and features TONY Award-winner Ann Duquesnay (Bring in Da' Noise, Bring in Da' Funk), Darlicia Cercy (Book of Mormon, The Color Purple), Terri Klausner (Evita, Sophisticated Ladies), Kecia Lewis (Shrek, The Lion King) and Ty Stevens (Sophisticated Ladies, Marilyn, An American Fable) along with the Rivertown Clocktower troupers.
Landing November 8 - 16, MISS SAIGON, the legendary musical from the creators of LES MISERABLES, showcases the Adult Troupe. This talented cast of community actors includes Minka Shida, Brent McGee, Dan Ansaldo, Miguel Acevedo and Laura Donaldson. Mind-blowingly brilliant, MISS SAIGON will leave you breathless.
Youth Troupe productions include: Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK Kids December 6, 7. This swingin' musical with the adorable Kids Troupe (Grades 1 - 4) is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! January 23,24 features JR Teen Troupers (Grades 5 - 8) in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. A zany, high-spirited romp, MILLIE took home the TONY for Best Musical - it's bound to have all of Irvington dancing the Charleston! THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE rounds out the first half of the season on February 6,7 with the Teen Troupe (Grades 9 - 12). Winner of the TONY and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, the hilarious SPELLING BEE, complete with audience participation, is perfect in every possible way.
Spring 2015 is slated to be the Spring of Love at Clocktower Players as the Adult Troupe brings HAIR to the stage March 14 - 22! Vital and relevant to the times of today, the exuberant score includes a long list of chart topping hit songs, from "Aquarius," and "Good Morning, Starshine," to "Easy To Be Hard," and "Let the Sun Shine In."
Coming up April 25, 26, the Kids Troupe is featured in Meredith Willson's critically acclaimed classic THE MUSIC MAN JR. By turns wicked, funny, warm, and touching, THE MUSIC MAN JR is as American as apple pie!
Closing out the season, the JR Teen and Teen Troupe come together to present SHREK the Musical with performances May 8, 9. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, SHREK brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage. It's part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
Pre-Troupe (age 4-grade 1) ACTING ADVENTURES is offered both semesters. In Clocktower Players signature class, youngsters eager to perform get a terrific all-around first theater experience as they bring a different story to life each week using their own imagination and creativity.
Tuition-based Youth troupes begin the week of September 8, 2014 and are open to all.
To register and find out all about the company please visit clocktowerplayers.com and follow us on Facebook Clocktower Players, Inc.
Tickets are now on sale for the entire season online at irvingtontheater.com.