On Golden Pond SHOW RESCHEDULED!!!!!

ON GOLDEN POND   

SHOW RESCHEDULED!!!!!

In an effort to promote public safety and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Palos Village Players has chosen to reschedule the performance of this play to May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9.

Be safe and stay well!!!

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE

3 men, 2 women, 1 boy

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS

MAY 1,2,3,8 & 9

3 men, 1 woman

1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down produc-tion of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

November 15,16,17. 22.23

Palos Park  Rec Center   8901 W 123rd St.

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince”.

Director: Brian Riess, AD Sarah Callis

Lucas – Vincent Ferry  –            Carol – Jodie Brugler

Milt – Richard Thompson –     Max Prince – Neal Goldman

Val – Matt Walsh                         Helen –     Gina Dunn

Brian – Len Wcislo                     Ira –           Ken Evans

Kenny – Ray Fischer                  For Tickets 

Dixie Swim Club May 3,4,5,10,11

 

 

MAY 3, 4, 10, 11 AT 7:30

MAY 5  AT 2:00

Palos  Park Recreation Center 8901 W 123rd

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years..

 

Dixie Swim Club

 

Cast 5 women

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years..

 

 

Rancho Mirage

cast

Nick Dahner                  Vincent Ferry
Diane Dahner                Sarah Callis
Louise Parker (Neese) Colleen Winters
Trevor Neese                 Bryan Riess
Charlie Caldwell           Ray Fischer
Pam Caldwell                Lisa Glatz

Julie                 Olivija Lapp

 

Director Len Wcislo

Asst Director Bonnie Ryniec

Producers Andy & Robin Jost

Performance Dates—

February 22.23. ,March 1,2 at 7:30,    February 24  at  2:00

Palos Park Rec Center    8901Ave , Palos Park, IL

 

 

 

Auditions for Rancho Mirage

Dec 10 and 11   7:30 p.m. All Saints Lutheran Church

13350 S. La Grange Road, Enter from rear parking lot

The Story:  Rancho Mirage is a bitingly funny black comedy about what happens when the fictions that hold our lives together are exposed. In this sharp and surprising sojourn into the psyche of modern-day America—where affluence is perhaps our greatest mirage—three couples, long-time friends, find themselves at a dinner party where everyone finally decides to tell the truth. RANCHO MIRAGE asks what connects us when our youth, our dreams, and our last bottle of wine are gone.

3 men  4 women

…[an] enlightening comic gem with raw realistic undertones…this rapid-fire comedy is a roller coaster of witty banter…Dietz crafts brilliance into his script…Dietz is a master when it comes to building tension into a scene and molds stunning twists and shocking curveballs into the plot…” —DCMetroTheaterArts.com

Drowsey Chaperone November 2,3,4,9,10

Palos Park Rec. Center

8901 w 123rd St.
Fri., Nov 2, Sat Nov. 3 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 4 2:00
Fri Nov 9, Sat. Nov. 10 7:30
for tickets call 1 877- P V P T I X S

( 1-877-787-8497 )
www.palosvillageplayers.com

 

 

 

 

The Drowsy Chaperone Auditions

PVP  AUDITIONS August 20 and 21

Time: 7:00  P.M.
Where: All Saints Lutheran Church
13350 La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL
(Please enter in the back of the church)

 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Musical

Director: Gina Dunn
Asst. Director: Ray Fischer
Musical Director: Sharon Mason
Choreographer: Amanda Dunlap
Producer: Jean Friend

 

 

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. Because of its many featured roles and accessible script, The Drowsy Chaperone will fit perfectly into any company’s season or school’s calendar.

The Drowsy Chaperone Cast of Characters and Descriptions

Man In Chair
Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl. (Leading pivotal role with muchmonologuing)
Songs: Bride’s Lament, Finale Ultimo

Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
(Alto role)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Love is Always Lovely, Bride’s Lament, I Do, I do in the Sky, Finale Ultimo

Underling
Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
(Tenor/Baritone)
Songs: Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Love is Always Lovely, Bride’s Lament, I Do, I Do In the Sky Finale Ultimo

Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol at the time, Percy Hyman.  Actor playing Robert must feel comfortable tap dancing and have some facility on roller skates.
(Tenor or Baritone)
Songs: Fancy Dress, Cold Feets, Accident Preprise, Accident Waiting to Happen, I Do, I Do In the Sky, Finale Ultimo

George
Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart. Actor playing George must feel somewhat comfortable with tap dancing.
(Tenor)
Songs: Fancy Dress, Cold Feets, Wedding Bells #1, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Wedding Bells #2, I Do, I Do In the Sky, Finale Ultimo

Feldzieg
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by famous comic actor of the time, Jack Adler.
(Baritone)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, I Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Kitty
Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by famous comic actress at the time, Sadie Adler.
(Soprano or Alto)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale,  Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Gangsters
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.  Actors playing these roles should be comfortable with broad humor and comic timing.
Gender: Neutral (male of female) These two brothers may also possibly be played by females.
(Alto or Baritone)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale, I Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Aldolpho
European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star of the time, Roman Bartelli.
(Baritone or Tenor)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, Aldolpho, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale,  Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star of the time, Jane Roberts.
(Alto or Soprano)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, Show Off, Show Off Encore, As We Stumble Along, Accident Waiting to Happen, Act 1 Finale, Bride’s Lament, Message From a Nightingale,  Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress of the time, Beatrice Stockwell.
(Alto or Soprano)
Songs:  Fancy Dress, As We Stumble Along, Aldolpho, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale,  Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Trix
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to preside over the wedding.
(Alto or Soprano)
Songs: Fancy Dress, Wedding Bells #2, I Do, I Do In the Sky, Finale Ultimo

Ensemble Roles
Cast members playing Ensemble roles appear and perform in many of the numbers of the show. Because this musical is a partial “throwback” to the old time Broadway musicals, there are many opportunities for over the top singing and dance numbers.

Most of the major songs in the show have dance and singing sequences for the ensemble.  Members of the ensemble will most likely also have multiple costume changes.

List of Ensemble Parts:

  • Mrs. Tottendale’s Staff
  • Mrs. Tottendale’s Guests
  • Featured Reporters/dancers (Show Off)
  • Photographers (Show Off)
  • Magic Assistants
  • Monkey Dance and Song number
  • Slave Girls/Boys for show within the show number
  • Wedding Singers/Cloud dancers
  • Songs: 
  • Fancy Dress, Show Off, As We Stumble Along, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Bride’s Lament, Wedding Bells #2,  Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

PLAY DATES: NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11
VENUE PALOS PARK REC CENTER

 

 

 

 

And Then There Were None!

Announcing the cast of And Then There Were None!

Rogers: Gary Felicetti

Mrs. Rogers: Maddie Duerr

Sybil Narracott: Peg Crawford

Vera Claythorne: Angela Kalamaras

Philip Lombard: Vincent (Vinnie) Ferry

Melanie Marston: Jacquelyn Ashcraft

William Blore: Larry Symanski

General MacKenzie: Jim Sharp

Emily Brent: Kathryn Cargill

Sir Lawrence Wargrave: Jim Stadt

Dr. Armstrong: Julie Zebleckis

Director: Ken Evans

Assoc Director: Lisa Glatz

Producers: Jean Friend and Margaret Pesquera

Play Dates: May 4,5,11,12  7:30  May 6 at 2:00

Palos Rec Center  8901 W 123rd St.

for tickets:  1-877-PVP-TIXS or 1-877-787-8497

 

Auditions March 5, & 6!

 

 

 PVP  AUDITIONS March 5 & 6

7:30  All Saints  13350 La Grange rd(enter at back)

Ken will be there at 7:00 if you need to come early

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Mystery

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

One of Agatha Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Roles for 8 men and 3 women.

PLAY DATES: MAY 4,5,6,11,12

Director: Ken Evans, Producer: Jean Friend