CCT is proud to open it’s 2013/14 season with”Visiting Mr. Green” by Jeff Barron and directed by Tanya Laing Gahr. The show opens on Friday, Nov 29th and runs till Saturday, Dec 14th at the Stage Door Theatre. Show time is 8:00 pm (MT). Tickets are available at the door or at Lotus Books in Cranbrook. Tickets prices: $13 for CCT members. $15 for non members.
After 50 years on the board of directors for Cranbrook Community Theatre, Bud Abbott has resigned. Bud attended his last board meeting, CCT’s Annual General Meeting, on Tuesday, September 17th. Bud was presented with keys to Studio/Stage Door in honour of his many years of services.
In 1973, Bud and Cornel Sawchuck spearheaded the movement to save the Masonic Temple (now known as the Studio/Stage Door) from the wrecking ball. The City of Cranbrook turned the building over to the Community Theatre who has since acted as stewards of the building.
Cranbrook Community Theatre is proud to present a CCTalk with actor Candice Fiorentino. Come out to this FREE event on Sunday, September 22nd at 5:00 at the Stage Door Theatre on 11th Ave. Candice will be talking about her one-woman show “Anatolia Speaks”, her experiences as a working actor, and her journey from Cranbrook to the theatre world.
“Anatolia Speaks” runs at the Stage Door Theatre Sept 20-22nd. Special thanks to Poiema Productions www.poiemaproductions.com
The upcoming season features a mix of drama, comedy, and evenings of one-acts.
CCT kicks it all off with “Visiting Mr. Green” written by Jeff Baron and directed by Tanya Laing Gahr. Corporate executive Ross Gardiner is charged with reckless driving after narrowly missing 86-year-old widower Mr. Green. Gardiner is ordered to visit Mr. Green every week for the next six weeks. The two men start off being resentful of the situation and as the show develops family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened. “Visiting Mr. Green” runs November 29th-December 14th.
In late January 2014, CCT brings two one-acts to the Stage Door Theatre. “The Exquisite Hour” by Stewart Lemoine features first time director Elizabeth Ross. Set on a summer evening in 1962, “The Exquisite Hour” introduces the audience to bachelor, Zachary Teal, who over the hour, and a couple of glasses of lemonade, listens to the sales pitch of encyclopaedia saleswomen Helen Darimont. The second one act, directed by Bob McCue, is set in the exam room of an army recruiting office. Terrence McNally’s “Next” is the story of a middle-aged, down on his luck, divorced father who has mistakenly been drafted and the, by the book, career officer who won’t give him a break.
The final show of the season is “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue and directed by David Stock. Painfully shy Charlie is left in a rural Georgia fishing lodge by his friend “Froggy” who tells the locals Charlie is from a foreign country and doesn’t speak English. Left on his own, and assumed to be a “foreigner”, Charlie is privy to the secrets and plans of the locals and that’s when the fun begins. The Foreigner hits the CCT stage in April 2014.
“I’m really pleased with the 2013/14 season,” said Production Manager Jennifer Inglis. “The selection of shows will appeal to a wide variety of tastes while providing a creative challenge for the directors, actors, and crew members.”
A general casting call will be held on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 at the Stage Door.
The public and all Cranbrook Community Theatre members are invited to CCT’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Stage Door Theatre.
Make sure to check out Kimberley Summer Theatre’s procution of “Self Help” July 9-27 at Centre 64. In August, KST is presenting “The Wizard of Oz”.
Are you interested in directing a play? Ever wonder what’s involved in directing a play? Want to learn more about the theatre?
If you answered yes to 1 or all of these questions, then attend CCT’s free Director’s Forum on Monday, June 24th at the Stage Door Theatre.
A panel of local directors (Tanya Laing Gahr, Mary Hamilton, Bob McCue, Terry Miller, and Paul Kershaw) will be talking about their directing styles, experiences, and tips.
It’ll be great evening of theatre talk!
The Studio portion of our building, The Studio/Stage Door, is under renovation. We are working on the second phase of CCT’s accessibility project. The Studio renovation will include the addition of two new accessible bathrooms. Work started on Monday, June 3rd and is expected to take 6 weeks.
Workshops and events scheduled at The Studio/Stage Door will go on as scheduled.
Check back for reno updates.
CCT has wrapped up its 2012/13 season. Thanks to everyone for supporting us and coming to see the shows this season. We are currently working on lining up the 2013/14 season so, check back for updates and audition notices.
Here’s how the “Enchanted April” set crew transform England to Italy. Thanks to Trudy Schalk for taking the video on opening night.