Category Archives: Press Releases

Auditions for “Scarecrows: Tales in the Dark”

Beware of the scarecrows.  This October, ShoeString Community Players will be presenting our 2nd annual haunted walk thru the forest, “Scrarecrows: Tales in the Dark ” on October 27th and 28th at 6pm.   We are holding auditions for many roles, and various male and female parts for our story tellers and our scarecrows.  Be a part of the deep and dark mystery of why St. Helens has scarecrows put out every October.

Auditions will be held at Bertucci’s Chocolates, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens at 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, September 26, 27, and 28.  We look forward to an entertaining show and your participation in volunteering.   Audition forms can be downloaded here or you can fill out one when you arrive.

PLEASE PRINT AND PUT ON THE FRIDGE…  GET INVOLVED!

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Try something new today.  Hey you wanted a sign for change…  Here is your shot.

Auditions for “WESEN AND DEVILISH” Characters

This October, ShoeString Community Players has been asked to provide volunteers for the, “Spirit of Halloween Town” at a “Spirit of Halloween Town” sponsored event throughout the month of October.   SSCP is holding character auditions for several shifts,  this cast members can be male or female.  The, “Spirit of Halloween Town” are providing masks that are wesen and devilish themed venue.  There are no speaking roles and you will be apart of photo opportunities for tourists and visitors to our community.  This great for the person that might be a little shy but wants to start acting.  You will have a coach there the entire time.

Auditions will be held at Bertucci’s Chocolates, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens at 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, September 26, 27, and 28.  We look forward to an entertaining show and your participation in volunteering.   Audition forms can be downloaded here or you can fill out one when you arrive.  More details await you when you arrive.

PLEASE PRINT AND PUT ON THE FRIDGE…  GET INVOLVED!The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Try something new today.  Hey you wanted a sign for change…  Here is your shot.

Signups for the Witch’s Ride Start September 15

Please complete the fields to signup by clicking on the link below. This is for the SSCP Witch’s Ride for the Spirit of Halloweentown community parade on October 7th, 2017 at 3pm.   We have a brand new float being designed, last year we won 1st Place and Sweepstake Sweep Ribbons.  We need people dressed up as witches and warlocks.  This Parade is sponsored by the South County Chamber of Commerce in St. Helens, Oregon.

 

Auditions for “War of the Worlds”

RUN!  DON’T WALK!

This October, ShoeString Community Players will be presenting the radio play live in front of an audience, “The War of the Worlds” on October 19, 20, 21 at 7pm, and October 21 for a 2pm matinee.   We are holding auditions for 11 male roles, and various male and female parts for the entertaining, musical, and humorous commercials that we are known for.  We really bring back the golden age of radio in living color.

Auditions will be held at Bertucci’s Chocolates, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens at 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 13, and Thursday, September 14.  We look forward to an entertaining show and your participation in volunteering.   Audition forms can be downloaded here or you can fill out one when you arrive.

PLEASE PRINT AND PUT ON THE FRIDGE…  GET INVOLVED!

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Try something new today.  Hey you wanted a sign for change…  Here is your shot.

St. Helens, OR — ShoeString Community Players Summer Musical “Sister Amnesia’s County Western Nunsense Jamboree”

ShoeString Community Players is celebrating 35 years with this hilarious musical, “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree”, is presented as a promotional tour for Sister Mary Amnesia’s newly released album, I Could’ve Gone to Nashville. After regaining her memory Sr. Amnesia realizes she is Sister Mary Paul, a former country singer. Reverend Mother, feeling that one should not waste God-given talent, gets Sister Mary Paul a recording contract and now she is on a national tour. Introducing two new characters, Sister Mary Wilhem (the convent nurse), and Father Virgil Manly Trott (Sister Leo?s real-life brother), this show is filled with hysterical one-liners and infectious comic tunes. Audiences participate in a rousing “Country Auction” and join with the cast as they sing We know that somewhere up in heaven you’re a saint, Patsy Cline! Will Sister Amnesia leave the convent for the Grand Ole Op’ry? You’ll have to wait till the finale, Do Unto Others to get the answer.

Our cast for the show: Joey Baker, Ellie Wieneke, Madison Vaerewyck, Anastasia Lantzseh, Stefani Weber, and David Wieneke. Musical accompaniment: Lynette Williams, Isiah Ebert, and Brady.

Shannon Vaerewyck and Bill Cade are directing this absolutely fantastic musical and have uncovered some real gems and talents for this show for you to enjoy. Shannon, “I have have a lot of fun working with this cast and the set is looking awsome!” Shannon is a charter member of SSCP and has been very involved over the years. “It is simply an amazing cast, they are going to blow you away!” Bill Cade commented. We want to welcome you to come see the show and enjoy it in air conditioned comfort, please buy your ticket today at Bertucci’s Chocolates at 2017 Columbia Boulevard, St. Helens or online at www.sscpmusicals.com. Tickets will be also available at the door. This is a show for the family to enjoy and don’t forget Grandma and Grandpa.

Show information:
When: Performance dates: July 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7pm
and July 23 at 2pm matinee.

Tickets: Adults $12, Students & Senior Citizens $10.
Where: St Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium
2375 Gable Rd, St Helens, OR 97051

For More Information Contact: shannon@sscpmusicals.com or call 503-366-4406
Tickets on sale at www.sscpmusicals.com, Bertucci’s Chocolates, and at the door.

The ShoeString Community Players has been producing plays and other performances in Columbia County for over 35 years. Formed from a dedicated group of “Reader’s Theater” performers, SSCP was officially founded in 1982. The first production was Brigadoon, performed at the St. Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium. SSCP has consistently produced productions and performances since that time, tapping into the rich and “undiscovered” talent Columbia County and its surrounding areas have to offer. We perform Revues, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children’s Theater, and any other type of production that captures the attention of the community. In fact SSCP is recognized in the Cultural Inventory of St. Helens in the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Summary. ShoeString was also recently recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts for it participation in the “Big Read” with its performance of “The Persian” a Sam Spade radio play. We have been a long-standing, well-respected community group. SSCP is a fully non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, relying on volunteers for every aspect of our operation. Our mission is to support theater and arts through successful productions and participation of the community.

Tickets Available for “SISTER AMNESIA’S COUNTRY WESTERN NUNSENSE JAMBOREE” Now!

SISTER AMNESIA'S COUNTRY WESTERN NUNSENSE JAMBOREESHOW DATES AND TIMES

  • FRIDAY, JULY 21st, 2017 7PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22nd, 2017 7PM
  • SUNDAY, JULY 23rd, 2017 2PM
  • THURSDAY, JULY 27th, 2017 7PM
  • FRIDAY, JULY 28th, 2017 7PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 29th, 2017 7PM

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET COST

  • ADULT – – $12.00
  • STUDENT – – $10.00
  • SENIOR CITIZEN — $10.00
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VENUE
OLMSCHEID AUDITORIUM
ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL
2375 Gable Rd, St Helens, OR 97051

SHOESTRING COMMUNITY PLAYERS
WWW.SSCPMUSICALS.COM
503-366-4406

 

Shoestring Community Players presents the 2017 Cheri Adams Theater Arts Scholarship to three Columbia County High School Seniors

June 7, 2017 For Immediate Release–Columbia County, Oregon.   Shoestring Community Players, proudly serving Columbia County theater community since 1982 is honored to announce it was able to support three senior students to be awarded the scholarship this year.  The cream of the crop, these students intend to major or minor in the theater arts or related field at an accredited 2 or 4-year college, university, or conservatory of their choice.

It was a pleasure to get to know these fine thespians through their essays and reading about their commitment to the theater arts.  Special thanks to the teachers envisioning the talent within, and cultivated their minds.  Lastly we want to thatnk the ever encouraging parents that took them to auditions, play practices, and watched the performances.  Parents, it’s not over yet…  not by a long shot.

Shannon Vaerewyck and Merle Pence presented the Cheri Adams Theater Arts Scholarship at the recipient’s graduation awards ceremony: St. Helens High School –  Miss Mandy Mason, Scappoose High School – Miss Savanna Smiens, and Clatskanie High School – Miss Kerrisa Engen.

The scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Shoestring Community Players performances, including the annual summer musical, seasonal productions, and by the generous donations from patrons of the arts for the specific purpose of the scholarship.  You may donate and learn more about Shoestring Community Players scholarships at www.SSCPmusicals.com

We would like to thank all the students that applied for the opportunity for this scholarship grant and SSCP wishes to encourage students to participate in their local theater program and community theater.  All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.  Bravo to the class of 2017, and well done.

The End?

SHHS Drama Presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

SHHS Drama is proud to present their spring production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard opening May 4, 2017, in the Olmscheid Auditorium at St. Helens High School.

From publisher Samuel French Inc, “Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.”

The cast of 16 actors features Ray McGuire as Rosencrantz, Matthew Jurkiewicz as Guildenstern, Thomas Barley as Hamlet, Prussia Johnson as Ophelia, Jeff Higgins as Claudius, Anastasia Weber as Gertrude, David Ryder as Polonius, Morgan Benedict as Horatio, McKenna French as The Player, and Arthur Jerome as Alfred. The Tragedians include Alycia Eidem, Jessica Matzke, Travis Matzke, Christopher Sychowski, Regan Tolman, Samuel Walker. Jenny Fournier is the stage manager and Ron Barnett directs.

The show runs May 4, 5, and 6 at 7 pm and May 6 at 2 pm at the Olmscheid Auditorium at St. Helens High School. Tickets are $7 general admission and are available at the ticket booth 30 minutes for each show.

Scappoose High School Theatre is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”

Mark Your Calendars!!!!  √ April 27-29

Scappoose High School Theatre is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC on April 27-29, 2017. This is Tom Weavers last show with the Scappoose High School prior to his retirement.  Tom has been a long standing member of ShoeString Community Players over the last 3 decades, not including his involvement with High School theater in St. Helens.

Lets make this the gala of the month!  Please send this out to all your friends, let’s pack the house for the kids and Tom this year.