JEKYLL & HYDE

This is a cast photo from our production of JEKYLL & HYDE!!! October 2014

INTO THE WOODS

This is a cast photo from our production of INTO THE WOODS!!! October 2012

RENT

This is a cast photo from our production of RENT!!! Spring 2013

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Cast Photo from our production of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!!!

SUPPRESSED DESIRES

This is from one of our annual fundraisers.

 

Call for Directors

CALL FOR DIRECTORS…
The Mid-Life Players is seeking… Director/Music Director or a Director AND Music Director for its Spring show of 2018, SPRING AWAKENING in concert.

PROCESS: Submit an email of application to mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com, along with your resume. Please indicate your vision for the production, for the Mid-Life Players perform concert style, script in hand. Therefore, we don’t usually dance or have a fully staged production. This show will require someone with a creative vision on how to convey this story with minimal “movement” or what we call “stand-ography”. We do usually costume or have strong indication of costume. We rehearse only twice a week, which we can discuss which days will work best for you. A stipend is available. Performance dates are March 15-18, 2018 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Audition dates are TBD. Rehearsals would begin in January 2018.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 1, 2018

INTERVIEWS: Will be scheduled shortly after by appointment.

The Addams Family Cast List

A big thank you to all who came out to audition for The Addams Family. There were a lot of difficult decisions to make.

Congratulations to the following:

GOMEZ- Brian Larios
MORTICIA – Franci Talamantez-Witte
WEDNESDAY- Jennifer Cannady
PUGSLEY- Doug Jones
GRANDMA- Kathleen Marx
UNCLE FESTER – Chad Burris
MAL- Rod Chapin
ALICE- Erica Baruth
LUCAS- John Edmonds
LURCH- TBA

ANCESTOR WOMEN:
LeAnn Burris
Becky Clark
Sharon JohnsonDottie Bartlett
Wendy Boothe
Kristine Norvaishas
Carol Robinson
ANCESTOR MEN:
Ray Zarr
Chip Buckner
Jacob Robertson

Open Call Auditions for Addams Family

AUDITIONS! Sunday August 27, 3-5pm and Monday, August 28, 6-8pm for Mid-Life Players’ concert style production of “The Addams Family”.
Directed & Music Directed by Kevin Bogan

Prepare 32 measures of a Musical Theatre selection in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key, accompanist will be provided. No A’cappella or singing with CDs. Bring a Resume and Headshot if you have them. You may be asked to sight read music or cold read from the show, for we usually don’t have callbacks. Plan to remain at open auditions for an hour or so after your solo. If we do hold callbacks, they will be by invitation, time and location TBD. If you are unable to attend either audition, please submit a video audition to mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com by Sunday, August 27.

Open to all 35 and older at the time of the first performance. ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE!
Rehearsals will be twice a week beginning September 11, from 7-10pm Mondays and Thursdays, plus a weekend retreat Oct 7 from 10:00 to 5:00 and Oct 8 from 1:00 to 5:00. Location TBA.
Dress Tech will be November 12-15
Performances are Novemer 16-19 at Just Off Broadway Theatre.

Suppressed Desires, A Mid-Life Cabaret

Why are the greatest songs out of reach?

The wrong gender, the wrong age, the wrong ethnicity – No more! Mid-Life Players gives you the opportunity to sing the songs normally sung by someone of another description in our annual cabaret on Saturday, August 26. Participants will sing one or two prepared pieces in solo or ensemble as well as two company numbers to open and close the show.

Wanna sing in the cabaret? Here are the details:
Performance Saturday, August 26, 2017
Rehearsal Friday, August 25, 2017
at Immeasurable Productions in Shawnee

How to get in on the show….
Submit 2 contrasting pieces, ready for performance, to jjjoyrichardson@gmail.com this week.
Time has been reserved on the evening of July 10 at Schmidt Music for singers to share their selections with the cabaret staff. Upon selection, each performer must submit a copy of their entire piece in the correct key for the accompanist.

Come sing in the cabaret!

CALL FOR DIRECTORS

CALL FOR DIRECTORS…

The Mid-Life Players is seeking… Director/Music Director or a Director AND Music Director for its Fall show of 2017, THE ADDAMS FAMILY in concert.

PROCESS: Submit an email of application to mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com, along with your resume. Please indicate your vision for the production, for the Mid-Life Players perform concert style, script in hand. Therefore, we don’t usually dance or have a fully staged production. This show will require someone with a creative vision on how to convey this story with minimal “movement” or what we call “stand-ography”. We do usually costume or have strong indication of costume. We rehearse only twice a week, which we can discuss which days will work best for you. A stipend is available. Performance dates are November 16-19, 2017 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Audition dates are TBD. Rehearsals would begin in September.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 1, 2017.

INTERVIEWS: Will be scheduled shortly after by appointment.

XANADU Cast List Announced!!!

Thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to the cast of Mid-Life Player’s “Xanadu”…
KYRA….MELONY WOOD
SONNY….JACOB NELSON
DANNY…BILL BERGMAN
CALLIOPE ….JOY RICHARDSON
MELOPMENE….TISHA ENTWHISTLE
THALIA & ANDREW SISTER…. LINDA WETZEL
EURATO…..CAROL ADAMS-WYRD
TERPSICORE …..SHARON JOHNSON
POLYMNIA…BETTY WELCH
URANIA & YOUNG KYRA….JENN LASH
EUTERPE & ANDREW SISTER….BECKY CLARK
ZEUS ….GARY LINHART
APHRODITE….JULIE FOX
EROS….JOHN VAN DE VOORT
HERA….NAN LIPPINCOTT
MEDUSA & ANDREW SISTER….DANISE DECKERT
HERMES….KEVIN ELMORE
CYCLOPS….JOSE PEPE CABRERA

AUDITIONS!!!! for XANADU in Concert!

15337574_1164797093604480_9012319875905492014_nAUDITIONS! Sunday Jauary 8, 3-5pm and Monday, January 9, 6-8pm for Mid-Life Players’ concert style production of “Xanadu”.

Prepare 32 measures of a Musical Theatre selection in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key, accompanist will be provided. No A’cappella or singing with CDs. Bring a Resume and Headshot if you have them. You may be asked to sight read music or cold read from the show, for we usually don’t have callbacks. If we do hold callbacks, they will be by invitation, time and location TBD. If you are unable to attend either audition, please submit a video audition to mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com by Sunday, January 8.

Open to all 35 and older at the time of the first performance. ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE!
Rehearsals will be twice a week, from 7-10pm at EmmanuelOPKS (10100 Metcalf) days of the week TBD, starting the third week of January.
4 performances will be Thursday – Sunday, March 23-26, with rehearsals in the theatre Monday-Wednesday, March 20-22, 2016. Performance Location: Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr., Kansas City, MO

Membership has its privileges! MLP members pay $50 annually and enjoy special perks including reserved seating and zero charge for performance fees. *Non-MLP members who are cast are charged a non-refundable $30 performance fee at the first rehearsal. All who are cast will also give a $30 check to the stage manager for security when issued their libretto at the first rehearsal. That check will be returned to the cast member in exchange for the return of the libretto, in good condition, free of markings at strike. All fees paid to MLP are tax deductible. We look forward to the day we no longer have to ask performers to pay – we may be Mid-life but we are a young organization. Thank you!
*Please do not let economics prevent you from accepting a role. If you are not able to pay the $30 performance fee, financial aid is available. If this applies to you, please let a staff member know in confidence.

CALL FOR DIRECTORS…

CALL FOR DIRECTORS…

The Mid-Life Players is seeking… Director/Music Director or a Director AND Music Director for its spring show of 2017, XANADU in concert. PROCESS: Submit an email of application to mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com, along with your resume. Please indicate your vision for the production, for the Mid-Life Players perform concert style, script in hand. Therefore, we don’t dance or have a fully staged production. This show will require someone with a creative vision on how to convey this story with minimal “movement” or what we call “stand-ography”. We do usually costume or have strong indication of costume. We rehearse only twice a week, which we can discuss which days will work best for you. A stipend is available. Performance dates are March 23-26, 2017 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Audition dates are January 8, 3-5pm and January 9, 6-8pm. Rehearsals would begin either later that week or the following week. DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 1, 2016. INTERVIEWS: Will be scheduled for the first part of December by appointment.

IT’S OPENING NIGHT!!!!!!

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BYE, BYE BIRDIE in Concert!
October 20-23 2016
The Just Off Broadway Theatre

“Bye, Bye Birdie”, Directed by Annette Cook, with Musical Direction by Stephanie Henry.

It is 1960, and a chorus of young girls energetically sings the praises of rock & roll idol Conrad Birdie. At Almelou Music Corp. in New York, Conrads managers, Albert Peterson and Rosie Alvarez (whove been dating for years), learn that their client has been inducted into the army. Though shed prefer that Albert settle down and become An English Teacher, Rosie concocts a plan: as a publicity stunt, Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with a public farewell kiss. Rosie randomly selects the name of the lucky girl: fifteen-year-old Kim McAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio.

In this Mid-Life Players concert production, seasoned KC performers drink from the fountain of youth to bring this beloved musical – one that many of them performed in their teens – to the stage of the Just Off Broadway Theater.

Directed by Annette Cook
Music Directed by Stephanie Henry


Featuring:
Albert Peterson – Dan Prather
Rose “Rosie” Alvarez – Franci Talamantez
Conrad Birdie – Curt Knupp
Kim MacAfee – Joy Richardson
Mr. Harry MacAfee – Bill Bergman
Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Susan Neu
Randolph MacAfee – Rod Chapin
Mae Peterson – Ruth Bigus
Hugo Peabody/Karl – Donnie Miller
Ursula Merkle – Andrea Hobley
Harvey Johnson/The Mayor/Ed Sullivan – Gary Barber
Gloria Rasputin – Becky Clark
Fred/Maude – Tim Thomas
Helen/The Mayor’s Wife – Danise Deckert
Alice – Nan Lippincott
Deborah Sue – Corrine Bakker
Nancy – Sharon Johnson
Penelope – Kate Elcock
Suzie – Kate Narboneta
Margie/Mrs. Merkle – Kim Sheek

 

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BYE BYE BIRDIE CAST LIST

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Thank you to all who auditioned. We are very excited to announce the cast list for “Bye Bye Birdie” in concert!
As you know, there are other parts that will be distributed amongst the cast at the read/sing through on August 23rd.
Thank you again and we look forward to working with you all!!
Annette Cook and Stephanie Henry

Albert Peterson – Dan Prather
Rose “Rosie” Alvarez – Franci Talamantez
Conrad Birdie – Curt Knupp
Kim MacAfee – Joy Richardson
Mr. Harry MacAfee – Bill Bergman
Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Susan Neu
Randolph MacAfee – Moe Graenser
Mae Peterson – Ruth Bigus
Hugo Peabody/Karl – Donnie Miller
Ursula Merkle – Andrea Hobley
Harvey Johnson/The Mayor – Gary Barber
Gloria Rasputin – Becky Clark
Fred/Maude – Tim Thomas
Helen/The Mayor’s Wife – Danise Deckert
Alice – Nan Lippincott
Deborah Sue – Corrine Bakker
Nancy – Sharon Johnson
Penelope – Kate Elcock
Suzie – Kate Narboneta
Margie/Mrs. Merkle – Kim Sheek
Mr. Johnson/Ed Sullivan – Mike Brown