Audition Announcement for 12 Angry Jurors

Come out to auditions for Waynesboro Players production of 12 Angry Jurors, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, and directed by Steve Winegard.

  • When:
    Saturday, September 1 from 6 pm
    Sunday, Sept. 2 from 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Where:
    Waynesboro Players Warehouse, 722 E. Main Street, Waynesboro

Table reads are Sunday, September 9 at 1 pm and Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm at the Warehouse.

The drama centers around jurors who must unanimously decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his father and how they come to a verdict. 

Casting is for twelve jurors and one guard, diverse cast.

  • Performance dates
    Nov. 1 thru Nov 4 at the Waynesboro Golf and Country Club.

What to bring to auditions:

  1. You will audition from the script itself so you do not need a prepared piece.
  2. The Players have audition forms to fill out upon arrival. If you have a theater resume and headshot, bring it, but it is not a necessity. We are a community theater!
  3. Do look at your potential conflicts between September 9 and November 4, 2018 and DO list them on your Players audition information form when you arrive. This helps the director set the rehearsal schedule.
  4. Bring a little patience and a great attitude! This is community theater!

2018 Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarships Awarded

The Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarship
named in memory of our long-time visionary, mentor, and friend.

2018 scholarships were awarded to Mia Kyler (Riverheads) and Margot Flanders (Wilson Memorial), with each receiving $500 in order to pursue their college careers. These young people have been very involved with Waynesboro Players for several years and both have outstanding theatrical credits from other organizations as well.

Lillian would be very pleased to see the passion and talent that Mia and Margot bring to the Performing Arts.

Congratulations!


In March 2002, Waynesboro Players established the Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarship to benefit students who will pursue an interest in the performing arts in higher education. Lillian was a champion of young people and the Players wish to carry on her legacy through this scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship, candidates should demonstrate:

  • A good academic record
  • A contribution to at least one Waynesboro Players production - onstage, backstage, orchestra, or production team
  • An interest in continuing in the participation of the performing arts or related areas in college or beyond
  • A record of participation in service organizations/activities

2018/2019 News!

A note from our President and Board of Directors

Greetings from the Waynesboro Players!

Our 55th season officially closed May 13, 2018 with our production of The Addams Family. I want to take a few moments to recap our season and make a few announcements.

First, we cannot possibly do what we do without the many volunteers - actors, crew, and supporters - who give so willingly to the organization. To everyone who bought a ticket, sent a donation, painted a set, loaned a prop, donated a costume, teased a wig, dimmed a light, held a note, sewed a hem, memorized a line, handed a program, or told a friend, we say THANK YOU!

Second, I want to thank my fellow Board of Directors for their hard work. We made some difficult decisions this year that scaled down our season, but ultimately rejuvenated our efforts. Just as pruning helps the shrub, so too did our trimming help us. Look for more updates and changes to come next season.

Third, if you were not in attendance at our Saturday night performance of The Addams Family, you missed the annual awarding of the Lillian Morse Scholarship. Named in memory of our long-time visionary, mentor, and friend, this year's scholarship was awarded to Mia Kyler (Riverheads) and Margot Flanders (Wilson Memorial), with each receiving $500 in order to pursue their college careers. These young people have been very involved with Waynesboro Players for several years and both have outstanding theatrical credits from other organizations as well.

Finally, we hope you will make plans now to continue your support into our 56th season. We are planning three exciting events. Our shows for next season are Twelve Angry Jurors, directed by Stephen Winegard and the classic crowd-pleaser Oliver! The Musical, directed by Justine Mackey. The third event will be a fund-raising event to be detailed at a later date.

Again, thank you for your amazing support this season.
Danny Lee, President
and  The Waynesboro Players Team

PS - Please join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the warehouse for a season-ending clean up day.

Cast List and Pics for The Addams Family, A New Musical

Cast List

The Addams Family, A New Musical

Directed by Cindy Cavanaugh
Music Director Matthew Grandpré
Choreographer Mia Kyler

Cast

Gomez Addams … Tim Briggs
Morticia Addams … Sydney Ford (Wilkins)
Wednesday Addams … Hadleigh Katzenbach
Uncle Fester … Benjamin White
Grandma … Karen Romig
Pugsley Addams … Jayln Kier
Lurch … Robbie Girard
Alice Beineke … Emily Girard
Mel Beineke … Ed Smith
Lucas Beineke … Gabriel Albers

The Ancestors / Ensemble

Maggie Olshove
Rachel Knight
Margot Flanders
Alex Heller
Audrey Lihos
Sydney Rankin
Patrick Maneval
Katie Jo Clukey
Kaiden Bravo
Chloe Breeding
Max Girard
Kirsten Katzenbach

Addams Family, A New Musical Links

2018 Lillian Morse Scholarship Application

2018 Lillian Morse Scholarship

Attention Students and Parents

The deadline to apply for the Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarship is April 10th, 2018

In March 2002, Waynesboro Players established the Lillian Perkins Morse Scholarship to benefit students who will pursue an interest in the performing arts in higher education. Lillian was a champion of young people and the Players wish to carry on her legacy through this scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship, candidates should demonstrate:

  • A good academic record
  • A contribution to at least one Waynesboro Players production - onstage, backstage, orchestra, or production team
  • An interest in continuing in the participation of the performing arts or related areas in college or beyond
  • A record of participation in service organizations/activities

To apply applicants should please send:

  • A letter of interest including academic, theatrical, and public service achievements
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GPA and official high school transcript

Mail applications to:

Waynesboro Players
Lillian Morse Scholarship Committee
c/o Sandi Belcher
1141 Greendale Rd.
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Send Questions to [email protected] (applications must be submitted by snail mail)

Click below for pdf version of this webpage
Morse Scholarship Letter 2018

Submit a show for the 2018-2019 Season

fWaynesboro Players is pleased to announce that we are accepting play submissions for our 2018-2019 Season!

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. Plays must be finished, published works.
2. Musicals must have a director and musical director attached to the project.
3. Proposals must be received to [email protected] by March 30 at 11:59 pm EST.
4. Proposals must include a copy of the script. You can provide a link to a LEGAL online version, or provide a LEGAL printed copy to a member of the board of directors.

Please submit any questions to us at [email protected]

Tickets and Brochure

Tickets

The 2018/2019 Season is starting. As soon as the information is made available from the Board of Directors this page will be updated with ticket information. Stay tuned!

Tickets available at select locations:

Order Tickets Online at Paypal:

 

Stay Tuned for upcoming Season announcements!

You can order season tickets online or print out the pdf below and mail in your order.
  • Tickets you purchase can be used for any of the performances noted on the ticket.
  • All seats are general seating. Doors open one hour prior to showtime. For the best seats please come early.
  • You can use a season ticket however you want! You can come to all shows or you and a friend can come to one show, the choice is up to you! A season ticket is a great way to save money and enjoy great local theater!
  • When purchasing tickets online, your tickets will be mailed to you if you purchase them at least two weeks prior to opening night. Please bring your PayPal receipt to the box office for proof of purchase if you purchase tickets less than two weeks prior to the show.
  • Credit card purchases can only be accepted on our website using PayPal.
  • Ticket sales are processed by PayPal, but you don’t have to have a PayPal account to purchase. Please print your PayPal receipt and bring it to the box office as your ticket.

Mail-in Season Ticket Form:

The Waynesboro Players 2018/2019 Brochure and ticket order form will be posted here as soon as the Board makes it available.

Thank you for being a part of the Waynesboro Players!

Audition Announcement for Addams Family the Musical!

The Waynesboro Players will be holding auditions for their spring musical “The Addams Family” musical comedy.

  • When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 PM – 5 PM
  •  Where?
    Waynesboro Players Warehouse, 722 E. Main St. Waynesboro VA

The Addams Family
A Musical Comedy
Directed by Cindy Cavanaugh
Musical director Matthew Grandpre’
Choreographer Mia Kyler
Producer Craig Cavanaugh

The Waynesboro Players will be holding auditions for their spring musical on
February 11, 2018 at the Waynesboro Players’ Warehouse. 722 E. Main St.,
Waynesboro.
Auditions will be starting promptly at 2:00 pm. Doors will open at 1:00 pm., to
start processing.

Roles include:
6 males (ages 13 – 60)
4 females (ages 16 – 70)
and 10 dancers (preferably 5 males, 5 females, ages 13 – 50)

Please bring a song selection of your choice, not to be longer than 2 min.

“The Addams Family” musical comedy will be performed May 10 – 13, 2018 at
Kate Collins Middle School, Waynesboro VA.

Based on the Addams Family cartoon, this hilarious comedy is a love story.
Wednesday is attracted to a “normal” boy and admits that love is pulling her in a
new direction. Meanwhile, Morticia and Gomez are a little worried about her
changing ways. Wednesday’s new love, Lucas, brings his parents over one
evening for dinner, and needless to say tensions mount with Wednesday’s
family’s unique lifestyle.

If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to make the audition date
please call either Cindy Cavanaugh (540) 256-1465 or Craig Cavanaugh (540)
256-1787 to possibly make arrangements for a special audition.

Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’ March 8-11, 2018

March 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Kate Collins Middle School
Tickets available at the door or Online: $13 for adults $7 students

Get Tickets Here

This show contains adult language that may not be suitable for children. Mature audiences only.  Viewer discretion advised.

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Cast List Announced December 12, 2017

Waynesboro Players is pleased to announce the cast of  ‘Rumors’ by Neil Simon:

• KEN GORMAN – Clay Huie
• CHRIS GORMAN – Wendi Shorkey
• LENNY GANZ – Gary Wilson
• CLAIRE GANZ – Allison Sprouse
• ERNIE CUSACK – Steve Winegard
• COOKIE CUSACK – Emily Girard
• GLENN COOPER – Stephen Ruiz
• CASSIE COOPER – Carter Walker
• OFFICER WELCH – Andre Arrington
• OFFICER PUDNEY – Lydia Robertson

The Performances will be:
March 8-10, 2018 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, March 11 at 2pm.
Kate Collins Auditorium, Kate Collins Middle School,
1625 Ivy Street, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980