Dinner Theatre
Show Times: TBD

Location: TBD

By Joao Bethencourt

At the end of his triumphal tour of New York, Pope Albert is kidnapped by Sam, a Brooklyn taxi driver. The play opens as Sam arrives home with his hostage and we witness each member of the family’s surprised reaction to their guest, who strangely seems quite unperturbed. Sam has demanded a ransom - for twenty-four hours there will be no killing in the world - and the Pope’s kidnapping has become an international concern. “The play is beautifully constructed, the characters are larger than life and totally credible and the dialogue is constantly funny. The whole play has a marvellously heartwarming universality without a word of preaching, a total lack of pretentiousness. It has more to say about humanity and life than any message play.

The Day They Kidnapped the Pope
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Community Theater

Auditions will take place on Sunday, February 5 at Ware Episcopal Church from 1-3 PM. Please watch the newspapers, CHP Website and Newsletters for audition tips!

Show Times:
Friday-Saturday, April 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 PM

Directed by Amanda Adams
Assistant Director: Christine Britton
Musical Director: Heather King

Location: Lighthouse Worship Center

William "Buddy" Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Years later, Buddy finds out that he's an ordinary human being and heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs. He finds him, but Walter doesn't believe in the spirit of Christmas, nor do many other New Yorkers. This is a problem, because Santa's sleigh is powered by the people's belief in Christmas. Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his half-brother, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.


Directed by Carolyn Molly

by David Auburn

produced by Trey Shinault & Tim Molly

Show dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday July 27, 28 & 29; dinner at 7PM, curtain 8PM. Sunday July 30 3PM show only. All performances at the Church of St. Therese on Main St. in Gloucester Auditions: Sunday May 21 2-4PM, location TBD,

Cast: 2 women, 2 men The Show: (the following synopsis is from the back of the script and not mine. If that’s considered a big no, no I’ll rewrite it) On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant yet unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit?

Elf the Musical, Jr.
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