Who’s the Cast? Who’s the Cast?!

We are pleased to announce the Cast list for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Cast List

Narrator Kendal Ford

Joseph Peyton Webb

Jacob Bob Sagendorf

Brothers Jay Covill, Jared Huber, Joah Huber, Josiah Huber, Rick Mangas, Ote Wood, Caleb Ford, Elizabeth Gray, Vandaline Baker

Wives Addy Knakiewicz, Elaina Knakiewicz, Lily Martin, Catherine Moran, April Potts, Barbara Slade, Vandaline Baker, Angel Zenner, Caity Webb

Potiphar Ron Jordan

Mrs. Potiphar Caity Webb

Guard Kynon Sell, Mylissa Mattocks

Cook Angel Zenner

Butler Jared Huber

Pharaoh Phil Nagel

Potiphar & Pharaoh Court Addy Knakiewicz, Elaina Knakiewicz, Anna Huber, Lily Martin, Angel Zenner, Caity Webb (Pharaoh Court only)

Children’s’ Chorus Zion Bronson, Brynn Hannon, Aleah Huber, Jedidiah Huber, Jeremiah Huber, Maddie Martin, Braedy Martin

AUDITION REMINDER!!

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The excitement is beginning to build.  Who will be cast as Joseph next week at The Carnegie Players auditions for JOSEPH and THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT?  Or, who will be the Narrator, Jacob and his other eleven sons?  Who will be Jacob’s wives?  Will your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter be in the Children’s Chorus?

The  Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors will come to life on stage this summer in Rensselaer by The Carnegie Players.  JOSEPH and THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will be produced on July 28, August 3, 4 and 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm each night in the RCHS Auditorium.

The production is based on the biblical story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, and because this show is sung through with little dialogue, strong singers are preferred.  Cast requirements are: Narrator, Joseph, Jacob, Eleven Brothers, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, The Baker, The Butler, Pharaoh, Wives, 2 Ishmaelite’s, Male Ensemble, Female Ensemble and a large children’s chorus.  All ages over 5 are invited to audition for JOSEPH.

Auditions will be held on Monday, May and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the RCHS Auditorium.  Callbacks if necessary, will be held on Thursday, May 4 if needed.  Please enter RCHS via the north entrance door #8.  Come prepared to sing a song that showcases your vocal range.  Piano accompaniment will be available.  There will not be a traditional reading from the script as part of the audition process for JOSEPH.  You may download in advance three forms at:    www.thecarnegieplayers.org   or Facebook at: The Carnegie Players of Rensselaer.  The Audition Form, Media Release Form and Code of Conduct should all be filled out and turned in at auditions. These forms will also be available each night at auditions.

Returning Director Jon Clevenger and Music Director Bernard Sell are joined this year by Choreographer Sara Solis from De Motte.  The talents of these individuals promise to take you on a lively, colorful and inspirational journey through ancient Egypt.

Rehearsals for adults will begin June 5 and will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights until the opening night of the production, with minor adjustments July 1 to 15.  A detailed schedule will be forthcoming.

Children ages 5 and up may audition.  Children will rehearse at 6:30 pm on Mondays June 5, 12, 19 and 26 and commencing July 10, will be required to be at rehearsals Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. 

Any teenage youth involved in Teen Mission, please note that we will work with an adjusted rehearsal schedule July 24 – 28, 6:00 pm – 7:45 p.m. for any youth involved in Teen Mission.

Off-site auditions will be available this year for the first time for college youth.  Please turn to our website or Facebook page listed above, for further details.

If you are interested in helping behind the scenes with sound and lighting, set construction, costumes, make-up, hair, advertising and promotion or any other aspect of the show, please come to auditions and leave us your contact information, or send an email to jordansrensselaer@outlook.com.

If you have any questions, please call Ron Jordan at 866-3212 or email at jordansrensselaer@outlook.com.

Mark your calendar now to experience one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice most well-known and popular show!

Off-Site Auditions Available For Joseph!!

Off-Site Audition Information

If you cannot attend the auditions and wish to send a video, please record yourself singing the first verse of a song of your choice.  Please choose a song that showcases your vocal range.

Please make sure your audition is no longer than two minutes.  State your name, age and which part you wish to audition for before proceeding with the audition.  Three forms should also be sent: The Audition Form, Media Release Form and the Code of Conduct at the time you submit your video.  These forms are available at: www.thecarnegieplayers.org or our Facebook Group: The Carnegie Players of Rensselaer.   Also, please include a phone number that you can be contacted on May 1 and 2, 2017. Submissions will close on April 30, 2017.  We must have your audition video and forms by this date.

You will receive an email confirmation of your video submission.  You may only submit if you are outside of Jasper County during the nights of audition. 

Please  submit  your video to:   playerscarnegie@gmail.com 

 If you have difficulty sending the audition video, please contact Tim McAlister at  timothy.mcalister@outlook.com

 

Carnegie Players Announce Audition Dates!!!

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors will come to life on stage this summer in Rensselaer by The Carnegie Players.  JOSEPH and THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will be produced on July 28, August 3, 4 and 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm each night in the RCHS Auditorium.

The production is based on the biblical story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, and because this show is sung with no dialogue, strong singers are preferred.  Cast requirements are: Narrator, Joseph, Jacob, Eleven Brothers, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, The Baker, The Butler, Pharaoh, Wives, 2 Ishmaelite’s, Male Ensemble, Female Ensemble and a large children’s chorus.  All ages over 5 are invited to audition for JOSEPH.

Auditions will be held on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the RCHS Auditorium.  Callbacks if necessary, will be held on Thursday, May 4.   Please enter RCHS via the north entrance door #8.  Come prepared to sing a song that showcases your vocal range.  Piano accompaniment will be available.  There will not be a traditional reading from the script as part of the audition process for JOSEPH.  You may download in advance three forms at:   www.thecarnegieplayers.org   or our Facebook Group at: The Carnegie Players of Rensselaer.  The Audition Form, Media Release Form and Code of Conduct should all be filled out and turned in at auditions. These forms will also be available each night at auditions.

Returning Director Jon Clevenger and Music Director Bernard Sell are joined this year by  Choreographer Sara Solis from DeMotte. The talents of these individuals promise to take you on a lively, colorful and inspirational journey through ancient Egypt.

Rehearsals for adults will begin June 5 and will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights until the opening night of the production, with minor adjustments July 1 to 15.  A detailed schedule will be forthcoming.

Children ages 5 and up may audition.  Children will rehearse at 6:30 pm on Mondays June 5, 12, 19 and 26 and commencing July 10, will be required to be at rehearsals Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

 Any teenage youth involved in Teen Mission, please note that we will work with you on an adjusted rehearsal schedule July 24 – 28, 6:00 pm – 7:45 p.m. for any youth involved in Teen Mission.  Your schedule will be the same as the adults, other than the Teen Mission week.

Off-site auditions will be available this year for the first time for college youth.  Please turn to our website or Facebook page listed above, for further details.

If you are interested in helping behind the scenes with sound and lighting, set construction, costumes, make-up, hair, advertising and promotion or any other aspect of the show, please come to auditions and leave us your contact information, or send an email to jordansrensselaer@outlook.com.

If you have any questions, please call Ron Jordan at 866-3212 or email at jordansrensselaer@outlook.com.

Mark your calendar now to experience one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice most well-known and popular show

Scholarship Deadline Reminder

Just a reminder for local high school and college students applying for The Carnegie Players Garrity-Laird Scholarship.

The Carnegie Players scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of the Rensselaer Central School district, whether that student attends public school, private school, Christian school or is home-schooled.  The scholarship is also available to a current full time College student who was previously a resident of the Rensselaer Central School district.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing studies in Performing Arts or Theater Arts at the College level and must have participated in theater in school or community organizations.  Preference is given to applicants who have been active with The Carnegie Players.

Scholarship applications are available at Jordan’s, 324 S. College Ave., Rensselaer, The Carnegie Players website (thecarnegieplayers.org) or in our Facebook page files.  For students that do not have access to the RCHS Guidance office, you may submit your application online at playerscarnegie@gmail.com or you may leave it at Jordan’s, 324 S. College Ave., Rensselaer.

The deadline has been extended to April 28, 2017

Summer Musical Announced!!

The Carnegie Players Board of Directors wish to announce that JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will be produced on August 3, 4 and 5, 2017 in the R.C.H.S. Auditorium.

Back by popular demand, Jon Clevenger will be Director and Bernard Sell is Music Director. Auditions will be early May and rehearsals will begin early June with production nights of August 3, 4 and 5 2017. We will be offering for the first time “off-site auditions” for college students, with audition dates and further details to be announced soon.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, “Joseph” promises to bring the audience singing and swinging in their seats. Cast requirements are: Narrarator, Joseph, Jacob, Eleven Brothers, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, The Baker, The Butler, Pharaoh, Wives, 2 Ishmaelites, Male Ensemble, Female Ensemble, and a large Childrens Chorus. All ages are invited to audion for Joseph .

Mark this date on your calendar now. Questions? Contact Ron Jordan at jordansrensselaer@outlook.com

2017 Garrity-Laird Scholarship Applications

It is once again time for local high school students to apply for the Carnegie Garrity-Laird Scholarship..

To further its mission of supporting and promoting theater in the community, The Carnegie Players award a scholarship to assist a local graduating senior or a current college student to supplement his or her college tuition.

The Carnegie Players’ scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of the Rensselaer Central Schools district, whether that student attends public school, private school, Christian school, or is home-schooled. The scholarship is also available to a current full time College student who was previously a resident of the Rensselaer Schools district.

The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing studies in Performing Arts or Theater Arts at the College level and must have participated in theater in school or community organizations. Preference is given to applicants who have been active with The Carnegie Players.

Scholarship applications are available at Jordan’s, 324 S. College Ave., Rensselaer, The Carnegie Players website (thecarnegieplayers.org) or in our Facebook page files.

The deadline has been extended to April 28th, 2017!

Columbian Players announce Winter Show

The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present Agatha Christie’s Classic mystery Thriller The Mousetrap on February 2,3,4 at 7:30 in the College Theatre. Admission is $5.00 with children under 12 and SJC students, Faculty and Staff admitted free.

The Mousetrap is the longest running show of any type in the world. The play opened in November of 1952 and has been playing in London ever since amassing a record 26,000 performances in its 65 year run. The play takes place in Monkswell Manor where a young couple, Giles and Molly Ralston, are starting up a guest house in the old manor which Molly inherited from an aunt. On the very day the guest house is to open, there is a winter storm which traps the Ralstons and their guests, an odd young architect named Christopher Wren, Mrs. Boyle, a stern former Magistrate, Major Metcalf, a retired army officer, a young woman, Miss Casewell, and a mysterious stranger, Mr. Paravicini, whose car has run into a ditch and must stay at the manor.

As the guests settle in, they learn of the murder in London of a former resident of the area who was involved in a case of child abuse which had resulted in the death of a young boy. Each of the guests either were involved with the case or might be the siblings of the deceased boy. Into this intrigue comes Sgt. Trotter, a police detective who was able to ski to the manor to investigate the possibility that the killer had come to Monkswell Manor. As a second murder happens at the Manor, each person at the manor is a suspect. Who is the murderer? Come join the Columbian Players on February 2,3,4 at 7:30 pm to find out.

The cast includes freshman Kayla Shoaff as Molly Ralston, freshman Brett Previdi as Giles Ralston, freshman Brian Vidal as Christopher Wren, sophomore Kayla Gustafson as Mrs. Boyle, junior John Irak as Major Metcalf, Freshman Brianna Velasco as Miss Casewell, senior Marten Moreno as Mr. Paravicini and senior Jake McCoy as Sgt. Trotter.

Dr. Gordon Klockow – a dear friend passes

“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Dr. R. Gordon Klockow exited this earthly stage and made an entrance onto the stage of heaven. While on vacation in Florida, Gordon became ill and passed away on Januaray 13, 2017.
Gordon, along with several others, sat around a table about twenty-five years ago dreaming about a community theater in Rensselaer. After many hours of planning and rehearsals, The Carnegie Players produced their first show on August 19, 1994, Bye Bye Birdie. Gordon served as The Carnegie Players first President for two years and with the newly appointed seven member board of directors, formed Carnegie’s by-laws. With Gordon’s guidance and forethought, the by-laws have seen very few changes through its twenty-four years.
Gordon appeared in at least eleven Carnegie productions and was also a facilitator behind the scenes helping and urging others to experience the theatre arts. He loved all aspects of producing a theatrical production, a concert or a recital. He had a passion to encourage everyone to find their inner strength and talent. Gordon was a kind and empathetic leader who was a friend to everyone. A gentleman, he was respected locally, statewide and nationally for many roles that he played. Gordon touched lives through the world with an outreach of dental supplies to Lithuania to outfit a dental clinic. He received Rotary International’s highest Kissinger Award, in recognition of these efforts.
Gordon was also a Fellow of Saint Joseph’s College, had taught classes at St. Joe and through The Saint Joseph’s College Missionary Outreach, helped send large containers of medical equipment, supplies, books, toys and medicine to Tanzania. He was also on dental and other music boards and supported the arts beyond this area.
Gordon, your performance on the stage of life was superb. The dialogues were your own. There were no rehearsals. There were no retakes. The show always went on.
There will not be an encore performance. We stand applaud and thank you for your life well lived. We thank you for the many lives that you have touched by your example of self-less living, love and encouragement to others. You will be greatly missed.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer.

Carnegie Players’ Annual Meeting

Hello Carnegie friends!!
We are pleased to announce our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Methodist Church basement. It is a dessert carry-in; coffee and tea will be provided.

Carnegie members will be voting on the 2017 operating budget and new Board members and we will be presenting our annual reports.

Please come and join us and bring any ideas you have on shows you would like to see us produce or activities you would like to see us do.