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 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

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Auditions for SUPPRESSED DESIRES a Musical Cabaret!!!!

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Mid-Life Players presents SUPPRESSED DESIRES – a Musical Cabaret!!!

Have you ever wanted to sing a great song from a musical, but know that you’ll never get the opportunity because the song is sung by someone of the opposite sex, different age, or ethnicity? Well, now is your chance! In the spirit of Broadway Backwards or Miscast, Mid-Life Players is holding auditions for “Suppressed Desires – a Musical Cabaret”.
Please audition with 16 measures of two songs that you’d like to perform in the show, one up tempo and one ballad. Joy Richardson, with assist from Dottie Bartlett will be putting the show together. If you are not available on the 31st, please submit a video audition with your 2 selections by 7/31. Ensembles, duets and trios are encouraged to audition. Auditionee must provide accompaniment sheet music in the key to be performed.
If cast, they will decide which of your songs will work best in the show. This will have one “dress” rehearsal on Friday, August 26, with one performance on Saturday, August 27, at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS. Individual rehearsals can be scheduled with our accompanist, Debbie Goddard.

Mid-Life Players featured in the Kansas City Star.

Mid-Life Players got a nice feature in this article today in the Kansas City Star. Click on the link below to read the article….

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/article81212082.html

BYE BYE BIRDIE – Director/Music Director Call

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The Mid-Life Players is seeking… Director/Music Director or a Director AND Music Director for its fall show of 2016, BYE BYE BIRDIE 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, usually Tuesday and Thursday. A small stipend is available. Performance dates are October 20-23, 2016 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Rehearsals would begin the week of August 22, 2016.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 15, 2016.

INTERVIEWS: Will be scheduled for the last part of May by appointment.