Church Mouse Players
Oxford, Nova Scotia

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Church Mouse Players

The Church Mouse Players have held a number of successful community outreach events. The following are details of our past Dinner Theatre / Play Production activity.

If you want more information on what we do or how we do it contact us at: churchmouseplayers@live.ca


Our 2019 Spring Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on April 10, 11, 12 and 13th at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, on 74 Jackson Street. The production was " Virgil’s Wedding " as written by Eddie McPherson - Heuer Publishing.


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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Virgil’s Wedding You’re invited to the social clash of the century as high-end wedding planners are hired to direct a simple ceremony for two of Lickskillit’s favorite lovebirds. But it’s a wild romp before the nuptials are exchanged. The bride doubts the groom’s love, the in-laws are decorating the church with Christmas garland, the Reverend arrives late with notes for a funeral service, and the groom may even be "trapped" from attending his own wedding. The morning of the wedding is a coordinator’s nightmare. It starts with a skittish bride who thinks she’s promised her love to the wrong “Mr. Right”, a lost groom and ungracious relatives that refuse to cooperate with fancy city ladies. Too busy with the bride to worry about the groom, the planners work on the threshold of tragedy trying to explain the difference between Mr. Wright and “Mr. Right” to the bride before she ends up marrying the wrong “Mr. Right.”

Still TBA
- by Author / Script Writer

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Tracy CalderMs Delanie
Tara KendrickBarbie
Tiffany LawlessMargaret Hopper
Tania ThompsonBertha Mae
Anthony BlackVirgil Sludge
Mark SmallEllard
Janine BellMama Sludge / Grandma
Scott NowakPapa Sludge
Lynne JonesMama Hopper
Keith CarterPapa Hopper
Lawry MacLeodMr. Wright
Murray ThompsonMr. Perky
Sara Jewell MattinsonReverend Davis
Lisa McCullochTiny
Allan KnockwoodUncle Lester
Vivian WarwickAunt Polley
Riley ThompsonMoe Moe
Kayla EmmersonCurly Sue
Margaret BlackLarry Sue
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Abby CarterSound Effects
Kendall MillsLighting Design/Technician
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2018 Fall Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on November 21, 22, 23 and 24 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, on 74 Jackson Street. The production was " The Nick of Time Christmas Show " as written by Sam Havens - The Eldridge Publishing Company.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Nick of Time Christmas Show - Meet a theatre troupe whose Christmas spirit sparkles far more than their acting talent! In this two-act collection of comedy scenes, amateur thespians are preparing a Christmas Eve production at the community center, but nothing is working right. Will this production be ready to open in time? You'll have to be the judge.



The Nick of Time Christmas Show
- as written by Sam Havens.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Janine BellJanine / Boss
Tania ThompsonTania / Red
Chris GreerChris
Vivian WarwickVivian
Anthony BlackAnthony / Dr. Psych / Rudolf / Ghost Marley
Keith CarterKeith / Professor
Carla BenjaminCarla
Tracy CalderTracy / Noel
Mark SmallMark
Kandi WellsKandi
Belle CarterBelle / Holly
Georgia CarterGeorgia
Abby CarterAbby
Sidney CarterSidney / Merry
Kayla EmmersonKayla / Candy
Riley ThompsonRiley / Charlie Elf / Frosty
JT BushenJT / Lennie Elf
Mack BenjaminSpecial Guest Appearance - Mack
CREW
Crew MembersPosition / Department
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Abby CarterSound Effects
Kendall MillsLighting Design/Tech
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
EveryonePrompting

Our 2018 Spring Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on April 11, 12, 13 and 14 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion on 74 Jackson Street. The production was " Harmony Romances " as written by Ron Hill - Big Dog Publishing.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Harmony Romances - ROMANTIC COMEDY. The hilarious church ladies who make up Harmony Church’s funeral committee are at it again. This time, the church ladies are in charge of planning a wedding instead of a funeral. Leah, a fellow church lady, is getting married to Howard, a man she hasn’t seen in years and with whom she has had only an e-mail and telephone relationship. When Howard finally arrives in town, the church ladies discover that his liver spots might just form a pentagram, and disclose other side splitting antics as it all goes along. To make matters worse, the church ladies have to decorate the church in the bride’s chosen color scheme, varicose-vein purple and bedpan white. On the day of the wedding, Howard, who ate at a Mexican restaurant at the rehearsal dinner the night before, suffers a major spastic colon flare-up and disappears into the church’s bathroom. Now it’s up to the church ladies to find a way to get Howard out of the bathroom before he misses his own wedding!

Harmony Romances
- by Ron Hill / Big Dog Publishing

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Tracy SwanMaud
Anthony BlackRussell
Kandi WellsLeah
Keith CarterHoward
Janine BellAddie
Mary MacLeodGrace
Mark SmallPastor Bob
Carla BenjaminMarilyn
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Abby CarterSound Effects
Kendall MillsLighting Design/Tech
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Dave TaylorPrograms / Bulletins
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Belle CarterPrompting

Our 2017 Fall Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on November 22, 23, 24 & 25 of 2017 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion on 74 Jackson Street. The production was "Santaphobia" as written by Kamron Klitgaard - Brooklyn Publishers. The cast included a number of new and skilled local acting talents including all ages.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Santaphobia The fear of Santa Claus has taken over and estranged the three siblings of the "Gruber" family. Their mother, Alice Gruber, plans to bait them all home again with an inheritance to her vast estate if they will, but spend Christmas Eve together with her in the Gruber mansion. Chaos ensues as each sibling meets up again. You won’t wanna miss this comedy filled with the zany actions and very strange "traditions" of this group of misfits as Alice uses extreme measures to bring them back together again so they can finally learn the true meaning of Christmas.



Santaphobia
- as written by Kamron Klitgaard - Brooklyn Publishers.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Janin WolfeAlice Gruber
Lawry MacLeodWinston
Mark SmallCharles Gruber
Helen FortuneMaggi
Cadence WolfeSandra
Kayla EmmersonLorena
Keith CarterGeorge Gruber
Tracy BlackNellie
Owen WoodRicki
Georgia CarterCindy
Kandi WellsMaBee
Tania ThompsonNancy Gruber
Anthony BlackPaul
Chris GreerSanta
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Belle CarterAssistant Director
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Abby CarterSound Effects
Kendall MillsLighting Design/Tech
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Belle CarterPrompting

Our 2017 Spring Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on April 26, 27, 28 and 29 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion on 74 Jackson Street. The production was " Inn-Cognito " as written by Craig Sodara for Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included a number of new and skilled local acting talents including all ages.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Inn-Cognito - Hollie Berry and her family are opening up an old rustic resort lodge they recently inherited, hoping it's going to be a roaring success. With bird-watchers or ghost hunters, mobsters, folk-singing hippies and a high profile Count and Countess, the guests will all keep you guessing when a diamond bracelet suddenly goes missing. Just who is traveling "Inn-Cognito!" in this high-spirited comedy.

Inn-Cognito
- as written by Craig Sodara

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Tania ThompsonHollie Berry
Georgia CarterHelen Berry
Belle CarterSissy Berry
Deedra GreenAnnabelle Berry
Kayla EmmersonEmma Berry
Mark BenjaminDil Pickle
Carla BenjaminLil Pickle
Tammy CaseyPearl Partridge
Carla BlackPatty Partridge
Anthony BlackCount of Monte Sisco
Janine BellCountess of Monte Sisco
Mark SmallConstable Clyde
Keith CarterElliot Swann
Lawry MacLeodKermit Klumstead
Mary MacLeodKiki Klumstead
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Abby CarterSound Effects
Kendall MillsLighting Design/Tech
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TravisPrompting

Our 2016 Fall Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on November 16, 17, 18 and 19, of 2016 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion on 74 Jackson Street. The production was " A Good Old-Fashioned Big Family Christmas " as written by Pat Cook - The Dramatic Publishing Company. The cast included 14 actors including 5 males and 9 females.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

A Good Old-Fashioned Big Family Christmas - Judith, and her sisters, Carla and Beth, are worried about their parents. Judith mentions this to her husband Hayden, and he casually suggests spending some time with Jack and Arlene, their parents. The next thing Hayden knows, Judith is planning a huge Christmas party with the whole family. "And it was all Hayden's idea!". This doesn't set well with his brothers-in-law, as suddenly everyone has to be on their best behavior. The husbands, the wives, even the kids. Everybody is being good … too good. Are Judith and Hayden having problems? This plan goes way out of hand, so sit back and enjoy the laughter and fun, as they try to pull off - "A Good Old-Fashioned Big Family Christmas".



A Good Old-Fashioned Big Family Christmas
- as written by Pat Cook.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Helen FortuneJudith
Murray ThompsonHayden
Janin WolfCarla
Mark SmallMax
Janine BellBeth
Keith CarterCliff
Deedra GreenPhoebe
Kayla EmmersonLanie
Cadence WolfBlaine
Carla BlackMildred
Tania ThompsonArlene
Anthony BlackJack
Mickey PerreaultMarjorie
Chris GreerTom
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Kendall MillsTheatre Lighting
Abby CarterSound Effects
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TravisPrompting

Our 2016 Spring Dinner Theatre was held for four nights on April 13, 14, 15 and 16 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion on 74 Jackson Street. The production was "I Dream of Genie" as written by Martin A. Follose - Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included include 11 actors including 3 males and 9 females.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

I Dream of Genie - Jeannie the Genie's last spell went majorly wrong, sending her from the 21st century back hundreds of years to Arabia. As her lamp flies out of the Alley of Darkness, it is caught by the incompetent, bumbling Prince Aban, who becomes her new master. Aban’s mother, the tyrannical Queen Uzma, has taken it upon herself to find Aban a bride. That’s easier said than done! It’s not just the prince; it’s more that the ladies of the kingdom don’t want Queen Uzma for a mother-in-law! But with the promise of being granted a kingdom far, far away, unmarried ladies line up to compete in the queen’s challenge to choose the best bride for Aban.

"I Dream of Genie"
by Martin A. Follose

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackAban
Kendall MillsKadar
Janine BellJeannie
Tania ThompsonMs. Mathis
Candice WahJohnson
Lisa McCullochQueen Uzma
Alex FallFarizad
Mark SmallHarun
Belle CarterCantara
Margaret BlackBarika
Kayla EmmersonIsra
Emily MooreNuma
Georgia CarterKayla May
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Chris GreerSound / Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Carla BlackPrompting

Our 2015 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on November 18, 19, 20 and 21 at the Oxford Royal Canadian Legion on 74 Jackson Street. The production was " The Christmas Express " as written by Pat Cook - The Dramatic Publishing Company. The cast included 10 actors including 5 males and 5 females.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Christmas Express - "This is the most hopeless place in the world!" Hilda intones as she and Satch, her assistant, argue over what time it is. She dreams of faraway places and only finds tedium in running the Holly Railway Station. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, an old radio that hasn't worked in years springs to life, the local group of carolers (which usually yowls like a gang of wet cats) begins to sound like the Morman Tabernacle Choir and the whole town gets the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? Or is Leo doing all this? Even Satch changes his tune when it turns out that Leo might be on the run. This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. And on the way, they make us all wish we could take a ride on The Christmas Express.



The Christmas Express
- as written by Pat Cook - The Dramatic Publishing Company.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Tania ThompsonHilda Trowbridge
Anthony BlackSatch Brunswick
Janine BellMaggie Clooney
Lawry MacLeodLeo Tannenbaum
Candice WahPenelope Blaisedale
Mark SmallMichael Hobsnagle
Chris GreerMr. Fairfax
Tracy BlackDonna Fay Cummings
Ben MacLeodJerry Cummings
Julia SmallDeborah Smith
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Glenn CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Julia SmallPrompting

Our 2015 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 15, 16, 17 and 18. The production was " Regrets Only! " as written by L. Don Swartz - Big Dog Publishing. The cast included 9 actors including 4 men and 5 women.

Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Regrets Only! - The laughs never end when Lottie and Bernice, two cantankerous grannies, crash the wedding reception of an unsuspecting bride and groom so they can eat free food and steal rolls of toilet paper out of the restrooms. Two fire hall custodians in charge of the wedding reception find they are no match for these grumpy grannies, who heckle wedding guests, criticize everything from the wedding cupcakes to the bridesmaids’ dresses, and complain about their numerous health maladies. Audiences will love the zany, unforgettable characters in this side-splitting comedy!

Regrets Only!
- by L. Don Swartz - Big Dog Publishing

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackHal
Kendall MillsSal
Tania ThompsonBernice
Janine BellLottie
Carla BenjaminBride
Mark BenjaminGroom
Chris GreerBest Man
Mickey PerreaultMaid of Honour
Trish Meehan-JanekPhotographer
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania and KendallSet Design/Props
Glenn CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2014 Fall Dinner Theatre was held November 19, 20, 21 and 22 of 2014. The production was " The Capper Trap " as written by Author Matthew K. Begbie - Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included 12 actors including 8 men and 4 women.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Capper Trap - Madcap capers ensue when crafty criminals pit themselves against a blundering wealthy family. Wanda Winthrop thinks she has arranged a marriage between her two sons and the twin daughters of a new family in town. The boys have never met their fiancés, but, dimwits that they are, they still are excited at the prospects of marrying the Von Mark twins. Wanda and her servants don’t suspect anything unusual as they prepare for the engagement party, even when an announcement comes on the radio warning of ex-cons — Clark, Carl and Casey — on the loose. Fast entrances and exits and mistaken identities galore make this wildly funny farce. You won't want to miss this one folks.



The Capper Trap
- by Author Matthew Begbie

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Lawry MacLeodClaude (Butler)
Anthony BlackFranklin P. Winthrop
Ben McLeodPhilip F. Winthrop
Tania ThompsonWanda Winthrop
Janine BellEnid (Maid)
Gary McDougallRadio Announcer Voice
Tiffany LawlessCasey Chernmont
Kendall MillsClark Chernmont
Chris GreerCarl Chernmont
Tracey BlackPamela Hoover
Allan KnockwoodStu (Mover)
Bill MarshallHenry (Mover)
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania/KendallSet Design/Props
Glenn Carter / Wendy NewmanSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2014 Spring Dinner Theatre was held April 9,10,11 and 12 . The production was " Beautiful, Crazy " as written by Author J. Patrick Moss - Big Dog Publishing. The cast included 11 actors including 3 men and 8 women.

Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Beautiful, Crazy - To woo Alicia, Jim tells her that he is a director and can get her the lead role in an upcoming play. Jim convinces his roommate to stage his “play” in the psychiatric wing of the hospital, where she works as a nurse. When Alicia arrives at the psychiatric ward, Jim tells her that the psychiatric patients are method actors and are all part of the play. Alicia meets her fellow “cast members,” who include a catatonic woman, a pathological liar, a patient with multiple personalities, and an autistic savant. But when a nurse supervisor, a security guard, and the hospital’s regional director arrive, the patients have to play sane and the sane have to play crazy. What ensues is an evening of full-blown madness!

Beautiful, Crazy
- J. Patrick Moss - Big Dog Publishing

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackJim
Tania ThompsonCindy
Janine BellAlicia
Charlie WeeksTom
Kendall MillsBob
Alex FallNurse Decker
Wendy NewmanButter
Lisa McCullochSam
Candice WahAlex
Pat WeatherbeeJane
Carla BenjaminDr. Hollifield
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Tania / KendallSet Design/Props
Glenn CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2013 Fall Dinner Theatre was held November 20, 21, 22, and 23rd. The production was " A Christmas Chaos " as written by Michael Wehrli - Heuer Publishing. The cast included 16 actors including 7 males and 9 females.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

A Christmas Chaos - An intrepid band of heart actors bravely attempt to present A Christmas Carol in ten minutes! Imagine Jacob Marley with a tiny chain, Belle played by a man and a Christmas Future that won't stop talking! All the actors play multiple roles including one who plays both Bob and Mrs. Cratchit (at the same time)! Wild and hilarious, this play manages to satirize the classic story and theatrical backstage mayhem at the same time.

A Christmas Chaos
- by Michael Wehrli - Heuer Publishing

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackAnthony, Scrooge
Kendall MillsKendall, Director
Ben MacLeodBen, Stage Manager
Tracy BlackTracy, Writer, Narrator
Tania ThompsonTania
Kayla EmmersonKayla, Tiny Tim #1
Riley ThompsonRiley, Tiny Tim #2
Candice AbbottCandice, Fred, Christmas Future
Lawry McLeodLawry, Musician, Bob Crachit, Fan, Belle
Helen FortuneHelen, Serious #2, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Businessman #1
Chris GreerChris, Serious #3, Peter, Businessman #2, Husband
Mickey PerraultMickey, Serious #4, Charity Lady, Mary
Jainin WolfeJainin, Serious #1, Marley, Bob and Mrs Cratchit
Pat WeatherbeePat, Musician, Young Scrooge, Boy
Carla BenjaminCarla, Light Board Operator
Glenn CarterGlenn, Sound Board Operator
Erin EmmersonErin, Cook
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Alex FallCostumes
Kendall / TaniaSet Design/Props
Glenn Carter & Carla BenjaminSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room

Our 2013 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 3, 4, 5 and 6th. The production was " Don’t Tell Mother " a comedy as written by: Monk Ferris - a Samuel French publication. The cast included 3 male and 5 female characters.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Don’t Tell Mother - On the evening that timid librarian Cinnamon Schmidt and her mother are to entertain her fiance Hobart and his mother at serene family dinner, Cinnamon comes home in shock because she has witnessed a bank robbery and is the only one who can identify the crook. The pace is rapid fire, the dialogue hilarious, and the laughter non stop.

" Don’t Tell Mother "
- as written by Monk Ferris - a Samuel French publication

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Norma HickmanSarah Schmidt
Joan GodfreyCinnamon Schmidt
Maureen HickmanDeeDee Malone
Charlie WeeksJoe Shimko
Carla BenjaminMagda Berelzheimer
Tania ThompsonRikki Tickey
Anthony BlackOrville Maddox
Jonathan RogersHobart Berelzheimer
CREW
Crew MembersDepartment
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne Williams / Joan GodfreyCostumes
Tania & KendallSet Design/Props
Kat HickmanSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2012 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on November 21, 22, 23, 24 . The production was " A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas " as written by: Kristine Bauske - Baker's Plays. The cast included five male and four female characters.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Lou’s Diner is the friendliest place in the south, but this Christmas Eve, Lou and the girls are steamed because Lou’s husband, Bill, and his pals Dave and Jimmy have taken off for a day of hunting in the mountains. You don’t want to miss the fun in how this all plays out. The first miracle of Christmas blesses everyone in this tender comedy, and with simplicity and grace, gently reminds the audience of the real reason for the season!

A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas
- Comedy by Kristine Bauske

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Mary MacLeodLouise Wexler
Lawry MacLeodBill Wexler
Tania ThompsonBarbie-Jo Fox
Kendall MillsDave Fox
Jainin WolfeDarlene Fulmer
Ted GodfreyJimmy Weaver
Chris GreerBob (Narrator)
Maureen HickmanMary Sue Archer
Jonathan RodgersMark Riley
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne WilliamsCostumes
Tania & KendallSet Design/Props
Kat HickmanSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2012 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on Apr 18, 19, 20, 21. The production was " The Boardinghouse " a comedy as written by Vern Harden - Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included 10 actors including 3 men and 7 women.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Boardinghouse - Welcome to the Home Sweet Home Boardinghouse, where life is anything but normal. Miss Harriet runs a clean, cozy home with the help of the none-too-bright and perpetually terrified Tweenie, and accompanied by as zany a cast of boarders as you are likely to meet. There's Mr. Richards, the actor/poet. Gladys Klotz is a taxidermist who is outa this world, literally, while Martha Willis has every imaginable illness, from leprosy to pneumonia to heart palpitations... and loves every minute of it. The cast only gets crazier as you go along. Add a quack doctor to the mystery and that will have audiences laughing from beginning to end.

" The Boardinghouse "
- by Vern Harden - Pioneer Drama Services.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast Members Character in Play
Mickey PerreaultHarriet
Maureen HickmanTweenie
Anthony BlackMr. Richards
Tiffany LawlessMartha Willis
Tania ThompsonGladys Klotz
Kendall MillsDirk Shadow
Joan GodfreyIvy
Candice AbbottHortense
Carla BenjaminVeronica
Charlie WeeksDr Sni-fell
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne WilliamsCostumes
Carol-Anne CarterSet Design/Props
Glenn CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2011 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on Nov 2, 3, 4 and 5th. The production was " The Ransom of Red Chief " as written by R. Eugene Jackson - published by Big Dog Publishing. The cast included some 13 actors including 5 males and 8 females. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Ransom of Red Chief - - In this hilarious comedy two hobos, Samantha and Bill, try to scam some quick money from unsuspecting townsfolk. But when a plan to kidnap a local school kid for ransom goes into action, they take on a lot more then they were expecting. Poor ol' Bill may need therapy after this. Big surprises are in store for these con artists when they encounter a little red-headed monster. Come on out and enjoy the chaos and fun of this play filled with laughter and great physical comedy.

The Ransom of Red Chief
- as written by R. Eugene Jackson

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Tania Thompson Samantha "Sam" (hobo)
Anthony Black Bill Driscoll (hobo)
Jainin Wolfe Jonni “Red Chief” Dorset
Gary MacDougall Constable Baker
Tracy Black Mrs. Tatum
Ken Hickman Ebenezer Dorset
Norma Hickman Martha Dorset
Carol Embree Miss Milstead
Sarah Godfrey Rose
Annabelle Mattinson Nan
Riley Thompson Ed Walker
Kaden Mattinson Amos Murrray
Cadence DayaMary
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne WilliamsCostumes/Makeup
Carole-Anne CarterSet Design/Props
Glen CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania Thompson & David TaylorPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Ken Hickman & Carol Embree Prompting


Our 2011 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 6, 7, 8 and 9th. The production was " Tut, Tut, Tutsy " as written by Craig Sodaro - Big Dog Publishing. The cast included 12 actors including 4 men and 8 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Tut, Tut, Tutsy - Two elderly sisters are accidentally hired by a business tycoon, Mortimer Tutley, to find out if King Tut is really sending him threatening letters from beyond the grave. Several sinisterly suspicious characters greet the sisters at Tutley's mansion where murder is on the agenda.

" Tut, Tut, Tutsy "
- as written by Craig Sodaro - Big Dog Publishing

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Tiffany LawlessMavis Pepper
Tania ThompsonMaybelle Pepper
Vance MattinsonBowsley Brown
Carla BenjaminMrs. Drayton
Lawry MacLeodMortimer Tutley
Carol EmbreeAdelaine Roll
Patty ReidEtheljean Mounteville
Charlie WeeksQuincy Mounteville
Miranda CaseySonaro Willis
Candice AbbottLillian Vesta
Maureen HickmanPaisley Tutley
Anthony BlackJarred Boynton
CREW
Crew MembersDepartment
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne WilliamsCostumes
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Glenn CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Mickey PerreaultPrompting

Our 2010 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on Nov 17, 18, 19 and 20th. The production was " Best Christmas Pageant Ever " as written by Barbara Robinson - published by Samuel French Inc. The cast included some 27 (plus) actors including 12 males and 15 females. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Best Christmas Pageant Ever - - In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won''t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Best Christmas Pageant Ever
- as written by Barbara Robinson

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Ted GodfreyBob Bradley (Father)
Mickey PerreaultGrace Bradley (Mother)
Norma HickmanBeth Bradley
Anthony BlackCharlie Bradley
Kendall MillsRalph Herdman
Tania ThompsonImogene Herdman
Ken HickmanLeroy Herdman
Guy DuncanClaude Herdman
Candice AbbottOllie / Ellie Herdman
Helen FortuneGladys Herdman
Janin WolfeAlice Wendleken
Evelyn HickeyMrs. Helen Armstrong
Annie DavisonMrs. Irma Slocum
Barb GodfreyMrs. Clark
Sigrid WoodMrs. Clausing
Alva DuncanMrs. Edna Mc Carthy
Maureen HickmanMaxine
Jonathan RogersElmer Hopkins
Ken Hickman + Lorna MooreFiremen
"Special Guest" - Each Night - TBA Reverend Hopkins
Catherine HickmanBeverly
Kaden MattinsonHobie
Riley ThompsonDavid
Sarah GodfreyShirley
Kalei PettonGuitarist - Musician
Kaydence WolfeBaby Angel
Kayla EmmersonBaby Angel
Maggie BroughtonBaby Angel
CREW
Crew MembersDepartment
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne WilliamsCostumes
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Glenn CarterSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
"None!!!"Prompting


Our 2010 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 14, 15, 16 and 17th. The production was " Let Him Sleep Till It’s Time for His Funeral " as written by Peg Kehret - published by Contemporary Drama Services. The cast included 6 actors including 3 men and 3 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Let Him Sleep Till It’s Time for His Funeral - An uproarious comedy in two acts.

Let Him Sleep Till It’s Time for His Funeral
- by Peg Kehret

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackHarold Dollefson
Tiffany RushtonEdna Dollefson
Vance MattinsonRuss Westmore
Tania ThompsonMillie Westmore
Maureen HickmanElizabeth Dollefson
Ted GodfreyMr. Jansen
CREW
Crew MemberDepartment
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne WilliamsCostumes
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Kendall MillsSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Erin EmmersonDining Room
Ted GodfreyPrompting



Our 2009 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on November 4, 5, 6 & 7th. The production was " Medium Rare " as written by Author, Steve Hogue - Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included some 16 actors including 5 men and 11 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

"Medium Rare" - Here's an uproarious farce about a very special problem encountered by new homeowners. Harry and Bunny Polk get more than they bargain for when they move into their house:

Medium Rare
- by Steve Hogue / Pioneer Drama Services

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Kendall MillsHarry Polk
Tara ArmourBunny Polk
Janin WolfeGrandma Nina Smeltenmelter
Anthony BlackMaynard Crock
Vance MattinsonHarvey Jolley
Susan JenningsLucinda Jolley
Carla BenjaminWoman Cabbie
Patty ReidCora Prim (Boss's Secretary)
Tiffany LawlessIrma Flipsnippy (Pres. Early Birds)
Tania ThompsonTwinkles Oopser
Anne WilliamsLumanda Mushings
Norma HickmanZelda Gooferloose
Elsie ReadFanny Gooferloose
Lorna MooreHertha Broadcrunch
Ken HickmanSergeant Blisters
Guy DuncanOfficer Yingling
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Tania ThompsonCo-Director
Anne Williams / Linda JohnsonCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Maureen HickmanSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Elsie / Carla / NormaPrompting

Our 2009 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 1rst, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The production was " Murder's Bad But Monday Can Kill You! " a comedy as written by Pat Cook - The Dramatic Publishing Company. The cast had 10 actors including 4 men and 6 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Murder's Bad But Monday Can Kill You! - Harry Monday, that Sam Spade wannabe in the trench coat and gumshoes, is hot and on his latest case. Does he know what he's doing? Who knows? Is he over his head? Of course. Especially when he finds three characters murdered at the Restful Glen Psychiatric Annex. Who killed Jeffrey Stadtlander? Was it the congressman? Or maybe it was the schoolteacher who runs hot and cold? Or what about the mailman? "Clues are falling like cigarettes in the boys' bathroom," he says as he soon finds himself committed—and not just to the case. This wise-cracking whodunit will have you guessing until the final red herring—or perhaps Harry's goose—is cooked.

Murder's Bad But Monday Can Kill You!
- by Pat Cook / The Dramatic Publishing Company

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production are:


CAST
Cast Members Character in Play
Lawry MacLeodHarry Monday
Tania ThompsonDr. June Heidleburg
Anthony BlackOfficer Brogan
Ken HickmanMaxwell Lansing
Tiffany LawlessClarece Vespars
Tara ArmourKathren Hallifax
Helen FortunePolly Boone
Candice AbbottCynthia Andover
Kendall MillsSigmund Spence
Carla BenjaminDiane Tyler
Kendall MillsJeffery Stadtlander
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne Williams / Erin EmmersonCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Jon LochbihlerSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Carla Benjamin / Candice AbbottPrompting

Our 2008 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on Nov 12, 13, 14 and 15th. The production was " Christmas Belles " as written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten - published by Dramatists Play Services Inc. The cast included 11 actors including 4 men and 7 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Christmas Belles - It's Christmas time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrell Sisters - Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus, played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub, is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas pro-gram seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

Christmas Belles
- as written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Janin WolfeMiss Geneva Musgrave - (town florist)
Tania ThompsonHoney Raye Futrelle - (oldest Futrelle sister)
Helen FortuneGina Joe (GJ) Dubberly - (Frankie & Dub's daughter)
Vance MattinsonJohn Curtis Buntner - (deputy sherriff)
Tiffany LawlessTwink Futrelle - (middle Futrelle sister)
Erin EmmersonFrankie Futrelle - (youngest Futrelle sister)
Kendall MillsDub Dubberly - (Frankie's husband)
Norma HickmanRhonda Lynn Lampley - (manager of The Dairy Dog)
Anthony BlackJustin Waverly - (interim Pastor at the
Tabernacle of the Lamb)
Paul BraggRaynerd Chisum - (employee of The Dairy Dog)
Wendy ChapmanPatsy Price - (local society matron)
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne Williams / Erin EmmersonCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Tara ArmourSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Candice AbbottPrompting


Our 2008 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 2, 3, 4 and 5th. The production was " Me and My Shadow " as written by J. Vincent Barrett - published by The Heuer Publishing Co. The cast included 9 actors including 4 men and 5 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.

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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Me and My Shadow - An uproarious comedy in three acts. Set in the 1950’s, Roy and Arleen’s marriage is tested when Roy meets up with Shadow and experiences another culture. Laughs and suspence are the norm in this fun filled drama. This story of mishap and adventure will have the audience beside themselves laughing at their own “shadows” of the past.

Me and My Shadow
- by J. Vincent Barrett

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MembersCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackRoy Harrington - (Lawyer)
Helen FortuneArleen Harrington - (Roy's Wife)
Carla BenjaminMrs. King - (Roy's Mother-in-Law)
Tania ThompsonSusan Fisher - (Harrington's Maid)
Vance MattinsonBruce Douglas - (Doctor)
Lorna MooreGeorgia Butler - (Neighbour)
Candice Abbott"Shadow" - (The Mystery Girl)
Guy DuncanHickson - (County Sheriff)
Loring Wilmot"The Great Sabu" - (Hindu Mystic)
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Anne Williams / Erin EmmersonCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Graham RichSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Norma HickmanPrompting


Our 2007 Fall Dinner Theatre was held on November 14, 15, 16 and 17th. The production was " You Can't Get There From Here " a comedy as written by Pat Cook - Dramatic Publishing. The cast included 7 actors including 2 men and 5 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of virtually "Sold Out" performances.


Title - Plot / Synopsis:

You Can't Get There From Here - The Mavis Garner Bed and Breakfast gets most of their customers from disabled car problems. When scandal sheet reporter Arthur Lyman shows up, he wants to rent a room. What the two sisters who run the place don't know is he's planning on doing an expose on the place. However, when he falls under the charms of their niece, he soon changes his mind. And finds himself learning how to relax for the first time in his life. This Frank Capra-esque story is full of small town witticisms and is aimed at the heart of any audience.

Title - You Can't Get There From Here
A Comedy - by Pat Cook.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Tiffany LawlessLiz
Tania ThompsonMyrtle
Helen FortuneAnn
Anthony BlackArthur Lyman
Barb PringleQueenie
Mickey PerreaultDelores Van Damm
Ken HickmanHorace McClintock
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
TBA / Erin EmmersonCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Graham RichSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Elsie ReadPrompting

Our 2007 Spring Dinner Theatre was held on March 28, 29, 30 and 31. The production was " The Bachelor King " as written by Martin A. Follose - Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included 17 actors including 6 men and 11 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of virtually "Sold Out" performances.


Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Bachelor King - Chaos and hilarity ensue in this hysterical spoof of several popular reality TV shows! When poor King Evian uses his last dying words (as he falls out the window) to pass royal succession not to greedy Prince Daft but to Yokel, a foolish hillbilly, everyone agrees Yokel needs a wife to help him run the kingdom. Reminiscent of The Bachelor, his staff brings in eligible young ladies to vie for the new king’s hand, including Agatha Peabody, a high-society matron; Priscilla Tradewells-Ayers-Hollander-Morley, a four-times-married gold digger; Sally Valley, a ditzy cheerleader from L.A.; Crushin’ Kanisha, a New York City gangster-type; and Jane Claxton, a true-hearted cowgirl from Texas. Your audience will love being involved as the five ladies are tested on their abilities in true American Idol fashion (no talent necessary, of course!), followed by a Survivor challenge. Of course, Yokel has other problems to deal with—the price of gasoline has skyrocketed, jobs are being outsourced overseas, the stock market has tumbled and his self-appointed personal advisor Frederick Pilfer is busy draining the royal treasury. Worst of all, the vengeful prince hatches a slew of unsuccessful, hair-brained assassination plots against the new king. The audience will be rolling in the aisles by the time Yokel sorts through the contenders to find his true love and save his kingdom from ruin!

The Bachelor King
- by Martin A. Follose.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Kendall MillsKing Evian
Paul BraggPrince Daft
Jon LochbihlerMr. Conroy - Bodyguard
Anne WilliamsHazel - Maid
Vance MattinsonFrederick Pilfer - King's Advisor
Mary-Jo RushtonMs. Knolls - King's Secretary
June MastersLady Greensbrough
Anthony BlackYokel - HillBilly
Elsie ReadMrs. Weaver
Tania ThompsonMrs. Priscilla Tradeswells-Ayers-
Hollander-Morley
Candice AbbottJane Claxton - Texan
Miranda CaseySally Valley
Tiffany Lawless"Crushin" Kanisha
Norma HickmanMs. Agatha Peabody
Helen FortuneMs. Henry - TV Crew Manager
Ted GodfreySimon Towel
Bev WilmotPaula O'Toole
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Joan GodfreyCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Mark Small / Graham RichSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
TBAPrompting

Our 2006 spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 5, 6, 7 and 8th, 2006. The production was " Tumbleweeds " by Tim Kelly - Pioneer Drama Services. The cast included some 30 actors including 14 men and 16 women. It was an excellent success with four nights of "Sold Out" performances.
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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

TUMBLEWEEDS, Tom Ryan's cheerfully irreverent look at the "Old West," is the popular comic strip in hundreds of newspapers. Here it is adapted as a lively musical bursting with wonderful music, lively lyrics and hilarious jokes. TUMBLEWEEDS gets its name from the likeable cowpoke who tries his best to be an optimist. It ain't easy because he lives in the wretched town of Grimy Gulch which is populated by such bizarre characters as Hildegard Hamhocker, who's always on the lookout for a husband (any husband as long as it's Tumbleweeds), Judge Frump (who gives everyone a fair and impartial conviction), Colonel Fluster of Fort Ridiculous (he's lost his troops) and a tribe of eccentric Indians called the Poohawks. The Choo-Choo Railway wants to wipe the town from the map, and it sends Clementine Greedy to arrange things with the meanest man in town... Snake-Eye McFoul. No one is interested in Tumbleweeds' attempt to improve the town except his former school teacher, Prudence Lovely, who arrives with a stagecoach of romantic young ladies on an educational tour. To help out, Prudence plans to open a "School For the Ignorant." Thanks to Tumbleweeds, things do return to normal (or sub-normal in the case of Grimy Gulch) in a rousing slam-bang finale.


Tumbleweeds graphics courtesy of Tumbleweeds Comic Strip created by Tom K. Ryan. Go to their Official website if you'd like, Judge & Mayor, Horatio Curmudgeon Frump to provide you with a certificate and declare you an " Honorary Citizen " of Grimy Gulch.
Tumbleweeds
- by Tim Kelly.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Vance MattinsonSnake-Eye McFoul
Kendall MillsJudge Frump
Paul BraggKnuckles
Elsie ReadMrs. Grover
Joan GodfreyHildegard Hamhocker
Mark SmallClaude Clay
Bob BarnesWart Wimble
Ken HickmanHogarth Hemp
Anthony BlackTumbleweeds
Brenda PatriquinMrs. Uplift
Miranda CaseyEcho
Mickey McCullochMrs. Fluster
Graham RichThrockmorton Fleesum
Tania ThompsonClemintine Greedy
Megan ThompsonLittle Pigeon
Alyssa EmmersonPoppy
Ben BarnesTrooper Dimbleby
Loring WilmotColonel Fluster
Allan KnockwoodPoohawk Chief
Anne WilliamsCrazy Wife
Barb MattinsonMedicine Woman
Mark BanksPuce Moose
Maryann ProdanovicAmy
Lindsay ThompsonBetty
Jenna ThompsonCaroline
Doreena GouchieZenobia
Paula RideoutPrudence Lovely
Sigrid WoodAunt Maude
Doug Godfrey /
Guy Duncan
Epic (Tumbleweeds' horse)
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Carole ThompsonMusic Co-Ordinator
Joan GodfreyCostumes/Makeup
Elsie ReadSet Design/Props
Coltan Thompson/Michelle BanksSound/Lighting
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carolyn Bragg /
Lorna Bushen
Prompting
Carole ThompsonDining Room

Our 2005 fall Dinner Theatre was held on November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. The production was " Happily Ever Once Upon " by Virgina Kidd - Samuel French Inc. The cast includes 5 men and 9 women. It was an excellent success with four nights (for the first time) of "Sold Out" performances.
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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

After twenty years of marriage, Cinderella and Prince Charming have some problems: the Enchanted Kingdom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Cinderella's fairy godmother is blackmailing her, the Prince's adviser has one arm and one swan's wing and an unfortunate habit of breaking everything he encounters, and Red Riding Hood has set her cap for the Prince. Though hoping Rumplestilskin can spin gold from straw, the Prince fears he may have to make the Enchanted Kingdom a tourist attraction. Cinderella resolves their difficulties by confronting her godmother and opening the Kingdom to writers who promise them royalties from their stories.

Happily Ever Once Upon
- by Virgina Kidd.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Norma HickmanCinderella
Ken HickmanPrince Charming
Tania ThompsonMelba (godmother)
Anthony BlackJason (swan wing)
Erin EmmersonRed Riding Hood
Barb PringleGoldilocks
Vance MattinsonA.E. Rumplestiltskin
Mark SmallPied Piper
Marvin Prodanovic
(in his debut performance)
Jack (Beanstalk) Caldwell
Maryanne Prodanovic
(in her debut performance)
Princess # 1
Lindsay ThompsonPrincess # 2
Jenna ThompsonPrincess # 3
Paula Rideout
(in her debut performance)
Aletta
June Masters
(in her debut performance)
Gretchen
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Joan GodfreyCostumes
Brenda Patriquin/Joan GodfreyMakeup
Elsie Read/Carole Anne CarterSet Design/Props
Matthew Forrest/Stan BanksLighting/Sound
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Mickey McCullochPrompting
Carole ThompsonDining Room

Our 2005 spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The production was " The Last Gladiator " by Martin Follose - Pioneer Drama Productions. The cast included 7 men, 9 women, or a total cast of 16. It was an excellent success with three nights of "Sold Out" performances.
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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

With clever plot twists, fast-paced dialogue and great opportunities for physical humor, you've never seen Rome like this before! While the emperor is away at war with almost all the senators and other men of the city, playful peasant thieves ransack the marketplace, the annoying senators' wives invent silly promotions to raise war-time funds and the princess searches in vain for a husband. If she can't find a suitable match, her father has decreed she must marry the last gladiator standing in the upcoming games. That's the last thing this headstrong, intelligent feminist leader wants! To make matters worse, top-ranking (and draft dodging!) Senator Altilis is breathing down her neck to choose him as the one lucky senator to control affairs at the homefront. If it weren't for the princess, Altilis could decree himself that privileged senator. He deviously schemes to get her out of the empire's affairs by moving the day of the gladiator games up, thus burdening the princess with planning her dreaded wedding. Meanwhile, peasant thieves Gladis, Minimus (his friends call him Mini) and Julia sneak into the royal palace disguised as handmaidens. They are promptly caught in a hilarious scene, almost becoming lion food until the princess gets an idea. If she trains the muscled Gladis to compete in the games, she can avoid marrying Brudis, the brainless brute favored to win. A hysterical scene follows when Mini and Julia's plan to rig the games to save Gladis's life blows up in their faces! Find out who is left standing (and who is sent packing!) in this side-splitting comedy.

The Last Gladiator
- by Martin Follose.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Shannon BlackPrincess
Anthony BlackGladius
Vance MattinsonMinimus
Tania ThompsonJulia
Sigrid WoodLady
Ken HickmanAltilus
Ben Barnes
(in his debut performance)
Messenger
Mickey McCullochVerbalina
Brenda PatriquinImpella
Anne WilliamsSasilla
Elsie ReadLafinna
Beverly WilmotFina
Loring WilmotEmperor
Steven ArsenaultBrutis
Esther ArsenaultMaid
Allan Knockwood
(in his debut performance)
Attendant
Pastor Bob Barnes / Kendall Mills
Elsie Read / Bev Wilmot / Mark Banks
Vendor / Mob Extras
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Philip BanksSound / Lighting
Joan GodfreyCostumes
Joan Godfrey/Brenda/ShannonMakeup
Elsie Read/Carole Anne CarterSet Design/Props
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Barb PringlePrompting
Carole ThompsonDining Room


In late 2004, the Church Mouse Players, in co-operation with the Oxford Nazarene Church Choir, have completed a Christmas Drama Musical on December 11th and 12th. The production was entitled " The Valley Haven Christmas Show " by Paul McCusker. The cast included 5 men, 7 women, or a total cast of 12. It was a Free Admission performance provided as a gift, to give back to our very supportive community. It was an excellent outreach success with over 260 people attending.

Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

The Valley Haven Christmas Show is about aging seniors and the struggles they begin to face with both loneliness and the slow deterioration of their physical and mental abilities to cope. The play is set in a typical nursing home environment where Ethel and the other seniors will have an encounter with a Christmas Choir and some other special visitors that leave a lasting impression as to the true spirit of Christmas.

The Valley Haven Christmas Show
- by Paul McCusker.

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Evelyne HickeyEthel
Jamie BraggRichard
Loring WilmotHenry
Barb GodfreyRose
Elva DuncanMaude
Sigrid WoodVeronica
Ken HickmanDavid
Brenda PatriquinLily
Peter SwanJeremy
Norma HickmanChoir Director
Mark SmallCD Assistant
Shannon BlackMs Chandlier
Oxford Nazarene
Church Choir
Orderlies / Small Group
Church Choir
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Philip BanksSound
Ester ArsenaultLighting
Joan GodfreyCostumes
Barb BealMakeup
Elsie Read/Carole Anne CarterSet Design/Props
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions

In 2004 our fall Dinner Theatre was held on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. The play was " Hillbilly Weddin' " a comedy by Le Remo Greth. - Heuer Publishing / Brooklyn Publishers. The cast included 6 men, 8 women, and 5 extras, or a total cast of 19. It was an excellent success with three nights of "Sold Out" performances.
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Playbill - Plot / Synopsis:

Pa Belsnickle is a man with six problems — in the form of six unmarried daughters. Juney Lou, his third daughter, wants to marry Homer Upschlager, but Ma Belsnickle has decided Juney Lou can’t get married until Ceelie, a ripe old nineteen, and Bonnie Mae, the bookworm, are married and living happily ever after. She elects Pa to find husbands for them. Pa takes his shotgun off the wall with a very simple method of procuring the necessary husbands. He decides to “wing” ‘em, pick out the buckshot, and have the boys married to his girls before they know what happened. In the midst of Pa’s husband hunting, Ronald Maxwell, a medical student, and his aunt arrive at the Belsnickle’s mountain cabin. They are vacationing in the area and their car broke down. Both Ceelie and Bonnie Mae are instantly attracted to the handsome stranger. Bonnie Mae keeps her adoration secret, however, Ceelie utterly refuses to marry anyone else. That presents a major problem since Ceelie is the dirtiest, homeliest hillbilly girl in the valley. Pa gets his trusted gun, but unfortunately misses Ronald. Two neighbors (male and unmarried) decide that the handsome stranger loose among the valley’s most attractive girls is a threat to their manhood. They decide to fake a feud to scare him away. Ma forbids Pa to take another shot at Ronald so he, ignorant of the other plan, also decides to fake a feud and shoot a husband for Ceelie. The feudin’ finally settles long enough for Ceelie and Bonnie Mae to find happiness and Ronald to escape with fond vacation memories.

Hillbilly Weddin'
- by Le Remo Greth

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Anthony BlackPa Belsnickle
Mickey McCulloughMa Belsnickle
Joan GodfreyCeelie Belsnickle
Tania ThompsonBonnie Mae Belsnickle
Jenna ThompsonJunie Lou Belsnickle
Barb MattinsonFour Belsnickle
Barb PringleFive Belsnickle
Michelle BanksSix Belsnickle
Stan BanksObbe Upschlager
Vance MattinsonChiz Upschlager
Dan Barnes
(in his debut performance)
Ronald Maxwell
Erin EmmersonLucy Maxwell
Pastor Bob Barnes
(in his debut performance)
Reverend
Bob White, Doug Godfrey, Guy DuncanCousins / Band
Doreen Carter and Marg RositerCountry Singers
CREW
Kendall MillsDirector
Philip BanksLighting/Sound
Joan GodfreyCostumes
Barb BealMakeup
Elsie Read/Carole Anne CarterSet Design/Props
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Anne WilliamsDining Room

In 2004 our spring Dinner Theatre was held on April 29th, 30th, and May 1rst. The play produced by Pioneer Drama Services is entitled " You Can't be too Careful " a comedy by Carolyn Lane. 6 m - 5 f

Playbill - Plot:

Four sedate suburban matrons are suddenly interrupted during their weekly bridge game by a pair of inept bank robbers who are desperate for a hideout. At first, our frenzied hostages try frantically (and hilariously) to communicate their plight to two unexpected visitors. Unfortunately, their zany attempts to be saved are to no avail. However, the robbers are simply pretending to be experienced criminals. And with our stalwart heroines being avid viewers of television soap operas, they realize they have the two thieves right where they want them! In fact, they know more about the crime industry than their bumbling captors. It is the bridge players who triumph... but not before thoroughly counseling the robbers on the evils of wrong. In the end, the robbers turn out to be "nice crooks" on the joyful road of "going straight."

You Can't be too Careful
- by Carolyn Lane

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:


CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Vance MattinsonCharlie Smith
Anthony BlackJohn Jones
Tania ThompsonHarriet
Mickey McCulloughEdna
Norma HickmanAlice
Barb PringleMadge
Michelle BanksFrancine
Kendall MillsMeter Reader
Kendall MillsTV Repairperson
Dave Bushen
(in his debut performance)
Radio Announcer
Neil Rideout
(in his debut performance)
Policeman
CREW
Elsie ReadDirector
Philip BanksLighting/Sound
Joan GodfreyCostumes
Barb BealMakeup
Norma HickmanSet Design/Props
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Tania ThompsonPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Diane BanksKitchen

In 2003 our fall Dinner Theatre was held on October 23, 24, and 25th. The play produced by Bakers Plays is entitled "The House of Agatha Mysterie".

The House of Agatha Mystrie

Comedy. Robert A. Allen. 5 m - 5 f - Bakers Plays

Plot: Ms. Mystrie, the famous and prolific mystery writer, gathers a group of the world’s finest (and most peculiar) detectives at her home for a weekend of rollicking and relaxation. Her guests include Nancy Sketch, Sherlucky Holmes, Clues II, The Hardly Brothers (though they’re hardly brothers), and Rob Remington, Private Investigator. Once all together, Ms. Mystrie convinces them all to solemnly promise not to solve any mystery for two whole days. Everyone, though at first skeptical, complies. But when the body of a mysterious guest is found, everyone must decide whether to keep their promise. Unbeknownst to Ms. Mystrie (and everyone else), each of them has decided to find a way to find the murderer without solving the mystery . . . This play is full of frenzied one-liners and comic word-play.

The House of Agatha Mystrie
- Robert A. Allen

The Church Mouse Players
Cast and Crew for this production were:

CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Kendall MillsInspector Clues II
Vance MattinsonSherlucky Holmes
Anthony BlackRob Remington
Tania ThompsonNancy Sketch
Anne WilliamsAnesthesia - Russian Maid
Joan GodfreyEvangeline Engelhart
Donna AlleyHardly Brother
Pastor Dave AlleyHardly Brother
Howard Ried
(in his debut performance)
Dudley - Butler
Sigrid Wood
(in her debut performance)
Agatha Mystery - Hostess
CREW
Elsie ReadDirector
Philip BanksLighting/Sound
Joan GodfreyCostumes
Barb BealMakeup
Norma HickmanSet Design/Props
Randy SmithSet Carpentry
Dave AlleyPromotions
Carole ThompsonDining Room
Diane BanksKitchen

Another Dinner Theatre production we have put on in the past was entitled:
Every Little Crook and Nanny
- Lillenas Publishing Company

The Church Mouse Players
Cast for this production were:

CAST
Cast MemberCharacter in Play
Barb PringleLillie Scones
Tania ThompsonJocelyn Minnow
Elaine RodgersCarmella Dundee
Kendall MillsStu Benchley
Anthony BlackPat Turgesson
Ted GodfreyTeddy Hitchell
Joan GodfreyBetty Collins
Micheal BraggGerald Sims
Vance MattinsonChief Dan Collins
Erin ThompsonMrs. Sims

Some of the other successful drama / plays we have completed in past years are:




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