River City Players Community Theatre blog by Debbie Barnhouse http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/ en-us RIVER CITY PLAYERS PATRIOTIC FOLLIES ....... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/67476 We are in final preparations for our last show of the season the Patriotic Follies. This has been a lot of fun auditioning acts, rehearsing, and making new friends. The acts will be a mixture of patriotic and other acts. If you want to be entertained then this is the show for you. You can enjoy beautiful songs from the past, original songs, opera, dancing, comedy, joke telling and more. Our Veterans will be recognized during this production. We will have a very special guest to MC the show,... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:18:45 -0500 AUDITIONS FOR FOLLIES SET...... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/67319 We are gearing up for our final show of the season which will be our Follies. This years theme is a patriotic one. We hold one day of auditions, have 6 rehearsals and four performances. We are looking for anyone that wants to share their talent with the community. Do you sing, play a musical instrument, do magic, dance, act, have a monologue or do impersonations? If you answered yes then you need to show up and audition on Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. They will take place at Port Cape in the... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:12:37 -0500 "EXIT LAUGHING" OPENS THURSDAY.............. http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/66443 After weeks of rehearsals, memorizing lines, gathering props and costumes, having the set designed and built, our July show will be opening on Thursday, July 7 at Port Cape. Exit Laughing is a comedy that explores longtime friendships, dating troubles, mother daughter relationships, aging, and even death. The story tells of four very dear friends who have played cards together for the last 30 years and want just one more night together. Problem: Mary has died; so her ashes have to be borrowed... Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:41:07 -0500 AUDITIONS SET........ http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/65750 River City Players is gearing up for our second show of the season by holding auditions On April 24, 2016. The name of the production is 'Exit Laughing.' This is a comedy that tells the story of a friendship between four women! That is all I will say about it as I do not want to give anything away! The show dates are in early July. Brenda Ferguson will be directing with Chrissie Shay being the assistant director. We hold auditions at Port Cape. If you are interested in being part of a... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:34:58 -0500 MEET THE CAST OF "THE RATS" (part 4)........ http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/65638 It is hard to believe that today is April 1 and that our first show of the season "The Rats" will open on April 7 which is next Thursday. There are four characters in this production and I have introduced you to three of them throughout this week. Today I want to introduce you to the fourth! Larry Davis is a name that you have heard many times. He has been a very active member with RCP. Larry will be playing the role of Alec in this show. He has entertained the audiences of River... Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:44:49 -0500 MEET THE CAST OF "THE RATS"(part 3)....... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/65628 Today I would like to introduce Chrisie Shay who plays the character Jennifer Brice in this production of "The Rats." Chrisie is 26 years young and was bred and raised in Southeast Missouri and loves it. She is the proud wife to Justin for four years and proud mom of Taven 5 and Takoda 4. She is a hairstylist and make-up artist. She works not only in Cape but also in St. Louis. Chrisie has been on the RCP Stage in Dracula, Anybody Home, and Sleuth! In her spare time she loves to... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:15:04 -0500 MEET THE CAST OF "THE RATS" (part 2).............. http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/65604 Today's cast member of "The Rats" I am introducing is Jordon Bates. Jordon first took the stage in High School performing minor roles. After High School he performed in a few Community Theatre plays. Having grown up in South Dakota, he has also lived in Cincinnati, OH and Wichita, KS before moving to Cape Girardeau. He is currently working on a degree in Mass Communications, TV and film at Southeast University. Jordon will be playing the role of David Forrester in this production.... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:34:23 -0500 MEET THE CAST OF "THE RATS" http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/65600 Our spring show is right around the corner and we are very excited about our production. "The Rats" opens on April 7 and will run thru the 10th. It is my pleasure to introduce you, the community, to the cast. Marie Meunier, who plays the character Sandra, is a recent graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Receiving a degree in Vocal Music performance, Marie is an active musician and performer of a wide variety of musical styles and has been no stranger to the stage. Marie... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:17:17 -0500 FIRST AUDITIONS OF 2016 Season........ http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/64966 River City Players are geared up and ready to get the 2016 season started. Refer to the flyer for the info you need to know to audition for "THE RATS" Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:24:11 -0600 FOLLIES OPEN THIS WEEK...... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/64155 River City Players last show of the season will open this coming Thursday, November 5 at Port Cape. Every few years we like to give the Community an opportunity to show off other talents besides acting. The follies will include different styles of singing, modern dancing, story telling in poetry form, comedy, and more. There will be skits with the Old Folks, Bert and Molly (from the Carol Burnett Show) and the show will have Mark Twain (Lester Goodin) as the MC. Show dates are November 5-8. The... Sun, 01 Nov 2015 07:02:13 -0600 AUDITION FOR THE FOLLIES...... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/63677 Auditions for our November follies have been set. October 25, 1:00 P.M. at Port Cape. All info is on this audition flyer. Come and try out for a spot in the talent part or audition to be one of the old couples from the Carol Burnett Show! Way to much fun will be going on! We also have a huge announcement soon on who will be the MC for the follies! See you there! Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:19:18 -0500 OPENING WEEK FOR "SLEUTH".......... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/62924 The opening week of our July show has arrived. "Sleuth" written by Anthony Shaffer and directed by Paul King opens this coming Thursday, July 9. This is Paul's debut for directing. He has been assistant director on many shows and has been on the stage in several productions for River City Players! He is also one of our set designers. Larry Davis is the assistant director. He too is no stranger to RCP. This play is a 'who done it' thriller that will keep you guessing during the entire... Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:46:27 -0500 AUDITIONS FOR "SLEUTH"....... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/62212 River City Players will be holding auditions for the July show this coming Sunday, May 3 at 4:30 and again on Monday, May 4 at 6:00. "Sleuth" has two roles which can be male or female. Director Paul King will be auditioning both. Auditions are held at Port Cape, 19 N. Water Street. The show date are July 9,10,11,12. No prep is needed as this will be a cold reading. If you don't have an interest in being on stage come to auditions and see what is available behind the scenes. As always, I will... Fri, 01 May 2015 07:13:31 -0500 "Any Body Home" Opens Thursday......... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/61945 Seems like it was long ago that auditions were held for our first show of the 2015 Season and here it is opening week for "Any Body Home." What a roller coaster it has been with rehearsals working around the two rounds of bad weather, all the different strains of the crud that went around, and switching up rehearsal sites. What a fun ride it has been. This Thursday, April 9, the cast will take the stage at Port Cape to present our production of "Any Body Home," directed by Andrea Shovan and... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:38:43 -0500 THE CAST FOR "ANY BODY HOME"........... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/61120 I am so happy to share the cast for our April Show, "Any Body Home" Liz Akers as Susan Strathcona Pam Deneke as Pruedence Kyle Vanpool as Warren Danforth Chrissie Shay as Agent Highway Jesse Myers as Brock Understudies are Hannah Shovan, Amanda Carpenter and Alex Shovan. Director-Andrea Shovan Assistant director-Larry Davis Stage Manager-Seth Keith We are very excited about our first show of the 2015 season. The show dates are April 9,10,11 and 12. This show is a... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:24:00 -0600 WHEN, WHERE, WHY....... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/61059 Pictured is the flyer for our first auditions of the 2015 season. Come out to auditions on one of the nights or attend both if you like. If acting and being on stage isn't your cup of tea then come and find out what is available behind the scenes. This is going to be a fun show! See you at auditions! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:05:33 -0600 AND THE WINNER IS...... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/61003 This past Saturday evening River City Players held their annual, end of the season ABBOTT Awards. The following are the winners of an Abbott. Best Show: A Bench in the Sun Best Director: Brenda Ferguson for A Bench in the Sun Best Assistant Director: Paul King for Quiet on the Set Unsung Hero: Patti Wicks Brenda Ferguson Best Actress: Claudette Hency as Adrienne in A Bench in the Sun Best Actor: Larry Reiminger as Bert in A Bench in the Sun Lloyd Williams as Harold... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:15:32 -0600 THE ABBOTT AWARDS......... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/60934 This coming Saturday the 17th, River City Players will be honoring their own! The Abbott's are our own Oscars. We enjoy having everyone that worked or participated in our season all together in one room at the same time. The following are the nominees: Best Show: Quiet on the Set A Bench in the Sun Dracula Best Director: Holly Raines for Quiet on the Set Brenda Ferguson for A Bench in the Sun Tana Howard for Dracula Best Assistant Director: Paul King for Quiet on the Set Brenda... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:03:09 -0600 WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY....... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/60286 WHAT: River City Players present " Dracula" WHERE: Port Cape In the Yacht Club reservations 573-334-0954 WHEN: Tonight, Saturday, Sunday WHY: It is the last show of our 2014 Season and we like ending the season with a bang! Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:05:59 -0600 THE OPENING IS NEAR....... http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1398/entry/60207 River City Players will be performing the final show of the 2014 Season "Dracula" next week. The opening is one week from tonight. The show dates are November 6,7,8, and 9th. This show is not the typical Dracula that most remember or think of. The characters are the same but their presentation of the story is so colorful? The costuming is outstanding. Paul King brings Dracular to life on stage at Port Cape in the Yacht Club. You can chose from evening dessert bar (November 6), dinner theatre... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:12:40 -0500