Tag: Community Circle Players

Meet the newest Community Circle Players for April production

Andrea Molberg This April, CCP (Community Circle Players) will give SaddleBrooke a live mystery dinner treat – Mafioso Murders. Actors will be moving among the diners dropping clues at CCP’s latest “whodunit.” Last year almost 900 attended CCP’s first dinner mystery, so plan early. Tickets for Mafioso Murders, which include the performance and an Italian themed…

CCP’s Dinner Mystery has been cast

Andrea Molberg Start planning now to attend Community Circle Players’ new dinner mystery Mafioso Murders. Many fine CCP performers plus two newcomers, one from SaddleBrooke Ranch, turned out for auditions held mid-November. CCP’s Director Susan Sterling just revealed the cast members are Ron Andrea – Mickey D’Goon, Fran Berman – Black Widow Betty, JP Blount…

Lights, camera, action…do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to produce a show?

Shawne Cryderman Of course, you need a director, an assistant director, a stage manager, actors/actresses and—. Who are all those unsung heroes who don’t perform on stage but are definitely needed to put on a quality live community theatre show? The producer is someone who begins working on the production long before the curtain goes…

Community Circle Players

Andrea Molberg Get involved with SaddleBrooke’s live theater group, Community Circle Players! In February 2017, CCP’s first murder mystery dinner theater production, Eat, Drink and Be Deadly, was such an overwhelming success that additional performances were added to accommodate the demand for tickets. Almost 900 were served great food and entertainment at the dinner mystery, making…

Community Circle Players announces its Asst. Director

Director Susan Sterling (left) and assistant director Carol Merlini

Andrea Molberg Meet Carol Merlini, the new assistant director of Community Circle Players (CCP). Besides her involvement with CCP, she’s active in golf and the SB Off Road Bunch, volunteers at PACC, sings with Sonoran Singers and plays Canasta, Mah Jongg and Marble Chase. Andrea: Carol, I’ve had the privilege to see and work with you…

A clue to SaddleBrooke’s Mystery Theatre (CCP) success

Susan Sterling, Shawne Cryderman, Tim Morsani

Andrea Molberg Today I interviewed Tim Morsani about live theater in SaddleBrooke. Tim is the new treasurer of Community Circle Players (CCP) and a life-long thespian. Ande: Live Theater continues to be very successful in SaddleBrooke – Why do you think that is? Tim: “There are several reasons – All modesty aside, the quality is…

What is CCP planning? Next production remains a mystery

Cast of Eat, Drink and Be Deadly!

Andrea Molberg With the fantastic success of their first SaddleBrooke dinner mystery production Eat, Drink and Be Deadly! behind them, the founders of Community Circle Players, Shawne Cryderman and Susan Sterling, are planning another SaddleBrooke theatre experience for next April. Both HOA1 and HOA2 are eager to have a CCP dinner production back. Susan will direct…

Curtains! CCP is giving back to the community

New MVCC Ballroom curtains!

Lighting is a big part of any theater production or presentation. Hallway lighting, as well as daylight and outside lighting in the evening, can play havoc with a live theater performance and can almost ruin a speaker’s presentation if the audience cannot see images on the screen. At MVCC there was a lighting issue. For…

CCP’s next play is a mystery

Susan Sterling and Shawne Cryderman look at scripts.

Andrea Molberg The first dinner mystery production of SaddleBrooke’s new theatre company, Community Circle Players, was a huge success so now the mystery is what’s next? Strong ticket demand for the Eat Drink and Be Deadly! February 2017 performances required the originally planned four-night run to be extended. A performance was added at both HOA 1…

CCP’s first production a smashing success

Pinky did it! Who would have thought that sweet Pinky Zinfandel, as played by Community Circle Players’ Connie Ward, was a murderess?! So many others had reasons to kill Pierre Pinot Noir! But about a third of audience members at February’s performances of Eat, Drink and Be Deadly! handed in accusation slips fingering Pinky. Wine prizes were awarded to the cleverest sleuths who also guessed her motive; photo by Steve Weiss.

Karen Schickedanz The reviews are in and it’s a “thumbs up” for Eat, Drink and Be Deadly!, the first production of SaddleBrooke’s new theater company, Community Circle Players. The dinner mystery play was presented in February and ticket demand was so strong that a third night of performances was added at both HOA 1 and…