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Children’s Show at CCT this Saturday

Croix & Kalyani-cropThe Caribbean Community Theatre presents The Storybook Ball this Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM – one show only.  This original play is written and directed by Jan Hart and Sonja Sundaram and stars the students of The Calico Cat Company, CCT’s after-school theater program for children.

The King’s Ball is the big buzz in the New Kingdom of Twisted Nursery Rhymes and Funny Fairy Tales! Character confusion and plot twists galore will keep you guessing and laughing for sure!

Come to CCT and enjoy the talents of these budding young actors: Soleil Cedano, Cooper & Wylie Crowther, Seantani ‘Diamond Figueroa, By’iana Jones, Aniis Lester, Alexis Matarangas-King, Cadence & Isabella Lopez, Mia Nelson, Leighla Phillip, Mya Pimentel, Croix Hess Rivers, Anna Simon, Kalyani Walter-Sundaram, and Lydia & Maria Wilson.

The Storybook Ball will be held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, St. Croix. Tickets are sold at the box office at CCT prior to the performance: $5 for adults and teenagers; $2 for children up to age 12.  Box office opens for ticket sales at 2:15 PM on Saturday, April 12th; arrive early for best seating.

The Storybook Ball is co-sponsored by Business World and Innovative Companies.

For more information, contact CCT at 778-1983, email eileencct@gmail.com

CCT Announces its “Season of Love”

Caribbean Community Theatre’s 29th season opened in November 2013 with Sylvia, an adult comedy about the relationships between a man, man’s best friend, and the man’s wife; followed by the award-winning rock musical RENT, which Variety called “the best show in years, if not decades” (February 2014); Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, an uproarious comedy (March 21 – April 5, 2014); Crowns, an exploration of black history and identity with gospel music (May 2-17, 2014), and La Gringa, an Obie award-winning play about a young Puerto Rican-American in search of her cultural identity (June 13-28, 2014).

CCT also held one of its popular “after-dinner dessert” cabaret-style FUNdraiser on March 8, 2014 titled Sunny Side Up!

The students of the Calico Cat Company, CCT’s after-school theater program for children, perform on the CCT stage twice each year. The production held on December 7th was called Ocean Commotion.  The next Calico Cat Company show – The Storybook Ball – will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3 PM – a show by kids and for kids

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, written by best-selling author Mitch Albom, is a hilarious examination of what happens when two bumbling Alabama brothers, who have never even shot a duck, convince themselves that they have shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it –– until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered. Director Charles Braslow will direct performances on March 21-22, 28-29, and April 4-5, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with one matinee on Sunday, March 30th at 4 PM.

Crowns, a gospel musical by Regina Taylor, will be held May 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17, Fridays and Satudays at 8 PM, with a matinee on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 4 PM. This moving and celebratory musical play is directed by Lionel Downer, and uses hats as a theatrical springboard for an exploration of black history and identity. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to current fashion.

CCT’s final production this season will be La Gringa, a play by Carmen Rivera about a young woman who visits her family in Puerto Rico with plans to connect with her homeland. Considered a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American – or “gringa” – in Puerto Rico, she concludes that she is nobody everywhere, but eventually discovers that identity is an essence that she has had all along in her heart. La Gringa will be directed by Xiomara Sanchez and Eileen Bishop Des Jardins. Auditions for this play will be held on Monday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7 PM, with performances June 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 PM, with one matinee on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 4 PM.

How can you support CCT and the arts on St. Croix?

  • Become a member of CCT or renew your membership. Print the  membership form, fill it out and mail it to us with payment of your membership dues; make check or money order payable to CCT.  Thank you.;
  • Sponsor a show in CCT’s current season (deadline: three weeks before the show opens);
  • Sponsor a child in CCT’s Calico Cat Company, our after-school children’s theater program;
  • Make a donation (monetary or goods, such as costumes, wigs, jewelry, watches, ties, aprons, furniture, computers, printers, copiers, paint, and more);
  • Volunteer (help us paint sets, sew costumes, tend bar, audition for shows, etc.);
  • Contact us to see how you can become a part of your COMMUNITY theater!


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