Clarksville Community Players

About US.......

 

OUR MISSION

The Clarksville Community Players, Inc. is a non-profit

organization whose purpose is to enrich, educate and

entertain the people of South Central Virginia by providing

a superior theatre experience.

OUR OBJECTIVES

 

Cooperation:

Work with the community, government and various

organizations to enhance the creative process. Special

emphasis is placed on fund-raising for the restoration

of the Clarksville Fine Arts Center.


Education and Training:

Provide training to all age groups for all facets of

theatre - - both on the stage and back-stage.


Outreach and Opportunity:

Provide the community a chance to participate and

showcase their talents.


Diversity:

Offer a variety of types of theatre performances to

a full diversity of the surrounding population.


Promotion:

Inform our public about what we represent and make

them fully aware of theatre and events.

 

 

 OUR HISTORY

 

 

 The Clarksville Community Players was formed in June, 1973, as an outlet for anyone wishing to participate in any facet of the dramatic arts and to provide theatrical entertainment for the community. The group is chartered as a non-profit organization with four officers and five directors.

Performing mainly in the Clarksville Fine Arts Center, the Players usually produce three productions per year usually two plays and one musical each year. The group also offers performances through its Guest Artist Series, where a variety of artists will showcase their talents. During the Summer, a Children's (ages 6 - 12) and Youth Theatre Workshop (ages 13 - 21) are held  to teach all aspects of theatre to children (technical theatre, acting,  costumes, makeup, scene construction, etc.).

The Players have strong support from the community from a successful patrons program, through which people contribute to allow the arts to continue in the area. Also, the Town of Clarksville continues its gracious supporting role. The Players gratefully acknowledge partial funding by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

 

History of Our Fine arts Center

     What is now the Clarksville Fine Arts Center was once part of a complex of buildings making up Clarksville High School (1913-1955) and later Clarksville Elementary School (1955-1982). The main building was built in 1913. What is now the fine arts center was built in 1934, with four class rooms and an auditorium.

The 1913 building was razed in 1985 to make way for the Clarksville Crossing Shopping Center.

The Clarksville Players managed to save the cupola from atop the building, and reused it as

their marquee.

 

 

 

Pictured above: Clarksville High School Main Building (1929)

In Jan. 2011 the 98 year old marquee/cupola underwent  much needed repairs, and is the start of a complete renovation of the 1934 building. Funding came from the:

"Clarksville Fine Arts Center Preservation Committee" 

 

How to Join & sUPPORT the players.

 

Anyone can join the Players as a Player Member and/or a Patron.

To become a Player Member just come help with a production in any capacity (acting, painting sets, selling tickets or concessions, working with lighting or sound, costumes, sets, etc.) and you have become a member (Come on and try it. Bet you'll get hooked!!!).

To become a Patron, just send your financial gift to:

                                       

                                          P.O. Box 952, Clarksville, VA  23927 

Main Office Number: (434) 374-0058

Email: clarksvilleplayers@hotmail.com

We are located at 914 Virginia Avenue Clarksville, VA 29327

Past Productions:

1973: Life With Father

1974: The Man Who Came To Dinner, Death Takes A Holiday

1975: Camelot, Cinderella

1976: The Solid Gold Cadillac, Annie Get Your Gun, Which Witch Is Which,

The Best Laid Plans

1977: Li'l Abner, Jack And The Giant, All My Sons

1978: Opal's Husband, Sing A Song Of Sixpence, Roomies

1979: Gypsy, Natalie Needs A Nightie

1980: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

1981: 6 RMS RIV VU, South Pacific

1982: Hoppily Ever After

1983: 1776, The Apple Tree

1984: Man Of La Mancha, They're Playing Our Song, Catch Me If You Can

1985: Fiddler On The Roof, Harvey

1986: Godspell, You Can't Take It With You

1987: Dracula

1988: The Music Man, The Whole Darn Shooting Match

1989: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

 

No Sex Please, We're British (pictured above)

1990: Hello Dolly, Opal's Baby

1991: Oliver!, Accommodations

1992: Oklahoma!, Plaza Suite, Snow White

1993: Carousel, The Wizard Of Oz

1994: Pump Boys & Dinettes, Steel Magnolias, Cinderella

Guys & Dolls (pictured below)

 

1995: Nunsense

1996: Cotton Patch Gospel, Grease, Picnic

1997: Forever Plaid, Moon Over Buffalo, Tom Sawyer

1998: Cinderella

1999: Never Too Late

2000: Girls Of The Garden Club, Scrooge: The Musical

2001: The Odd Couple (Female Version), Angle Street

2002: The Sunshine Boys, Nuncrackers

2003: The Dinner Party

2004: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

2005: Man Of La Mancha

2006: The Gin Game, Dearly Beloved

2007: Nunsense, Lend Me A Tenor, Bye Bye Birdie, Christmas Belles, The Wizard Of Oz

2008: Life With Father, Beauty & The Beast, The Dixie Swim Club, Scrooge: The Musical

2009: Little Women, Annie, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

2010: Driving Miss Daisy, Songs Of Broadway

2011: Oklahoma!, On Golden Pond, Pinocchio, Grease, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

2012: Fiddler On the Roof, Peter Pan, The Music Man, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, It's A Wonderful Life

2013: Meet Me in St Louis, Alice in Wonderland, Songs of Broadway II, Play On!

2014: The Miracle Worker, The Trouble With Harry, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf 

2015: Into the Woods, The Trial of Goldilocks, Songs of Broadway II, Second Samuel, Sylvia

2016: Moments with Paul Robeson, Big River, We are Monsters, Once Upon a Time, And Then There Were None

2017: Beauty and the Beast, Mulan Jr, 1776, Sweet Charity