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Friday, March 27, 2009

Viewers Choice Awards & Auditions

City Park Players announced the Viewers Choice Award nominees for its 2008 season, including Steel Magnolias, The Old SettlerOn Golden Pond, The Boyfriend, and The Dinner Party. Season ticket holders, actors, and crew members submit their choices via ballots for Best Performance by a Male Actor, Best Performance by a Female Actor, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by a Male Newcomer, Best Performance by a Female Newcomer, Best Director, Best Set, and Best Show. 

Winners will be announced and receive their awards at a reception on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 pm, at the Hearn Stage/Kress Theatre. Cast and crew members associated with the 2008 season are invited along with one guest each for no charge, however please make a reservation.  Tickets for everyone else are $10 and must be reserved in advance at 442-1800.  The public is invited.

City Park Players also announces auditions for the second production of our 2009 season, the comedy Social Security by Andrew Berman, Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31 at 6:30 pm. Three male roles and three female roles, all ages 35–70-plus, are available. Social Security is a hilarious commentary on family relations and caring gracefully for aging parents. Director Frith Harwood will conduct the auditions at the Hearn Stage/Kress Theatre, Fourth & Johnston Streets, downtown Alexandria. Performances are June 4–14.

 For more information about the City Park Players Viewers Choice Awards or auditions for Social Security, contact City Park Players at (318) 442-1800 or email cityparkplayers@gmail.com.

 A premiere community theatre, City Park Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to offering quality cultural activities and experiences to the entire Central Louisiana community through live theatre productions, programming, and education. City Park Players’ 2009 season is supported, in part, by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  Additional support comes from our patrons and donors and people like you who believe that community theatre enriches our lives and enhances our quality of life.

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