Central Park Players is a community theatre organization dedicated to providing high quality theatre at affordable prices to Grand Haven and the Tri-Cities area since 1959.  
Box Office# (616) 843-3906

We've Moved!

CPP has moved back to the Community Center! 

421 Columbus St. Grand Haven

Click here to read more about our move.

Coming Next:

Fall: Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-22

Roald Dahl's
Willy Wonka

Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley.  Adapted for stage by Leslie Bricusse


Thank you to everyone who tried out.

Click here for a full cast list.

It takes a community...

It takes more than tickets to make a show and here’s how you can help!!!

From rights and royalties to rent and scripts, staging a production is costly even when most of the work is done by volunteers who donate hundreds of hours.

While our volunteers are exceptionally creative and thrifty, even they can’t make bricks without straw. Take our typical musical, for example. The cost for these types of productions is more than $11,000 with allocations for building materials, paint, ticket stock, makeup, advertising, costumes, printing, photography, and properties. That’s not even the entire list.

And production costs aren’t the end. Tools in the scene shop often need to be repaired or replaced, set materials and properties wear out, computers and printers die. After a while, holding equipment together with bubblegum and baling wire just doesn’t work.

Although ticket sales cover a portion of CPP’s costs, they can’t assure funding for future productions. Nor can they assure funding for special programs like Family Theatre and Family Theatre Too, which are geared toward children, and Off Stage!, which takes theatre to seniors.

How can you help? Volunteer to work on a production, become a member, tell your friends about us, and make a contribution.

Membership Really Does Have its Privileges

Yes, your membership dollars help to keep our seasons ongoing, but we like to think that we can give a little extra something in return. 

Click here for a quick outline of the privileges you can enjoy if you purchase a Single or a Family Membership

Please Consider a 

Contribution to
Central Park Players

As a volunteer organization, Central Park Players depends almost exclusively on the ticket revenue and generosity of our patrons and donors. 

The arts, including the performing arts, make a huge difference in the quality of life within our community and add to the economic health as well. CPP is a 501(c) and your deduction is tax-deductible.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Robinson

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Congratulations to all!

Father (Bob Bradley)...Brian Cleveland
Mother (Grace Bradley)...Cindy Jarvis
Beth Bradley...Emily Mann
Charlie Bradley...Leo Ackerman

Ralph Herdman...Adam MacLeod
Imogene Herdman...Hallie Ackerman
Leroy Herdman...Jackson Rajski
Claude Herdman...Hudson Shake
Olivia Herdman...Lucy Ackerman
Gladys Herdman...Naomi Jarvis

Alice Wendleken...Katie Glasgow

Mrs. Armstrong...Lisa Longpre
Mrs. Slocum...Tammy Shake
Mrs. Clark...Shawn Epps
Mrs. Clausing...Gretchen Fields
Mrs. McCarthy...Emily Staley

Maxine...Gabi Tomes

Elmer Hopkins...Graham Reid

Hollie...Adele Heavilin

David...Davis Heavilin

Beverly...Annika Cleveland

Shirley...Sofia Polston

Juanita...Keira Staley

Doris...Brenna Staley

Reverend Hopkins...Bruce Baker

Janet...Shelby Hayes


Fireperson #1...Anna Wolffis
Fireperson #2...Shawn Epps

Angel/Shepherd Choir

Keely Ackerman
Lucy Fett
Marin Keeler
Grace Prince
Rowynn Staley
Annika Cleveland

Upcoming Season Info:

58th Season (2016-2017)

Fall: Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-22

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley.  Adapted for stage by Leslie Bricusse.

Holiday Dec. 9-11, 15-17

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson

AUDITIONS | Monday/Tuesday October 17-18

Registration: 6-6:30 PM, Auditions start at 6:30 and run until 9:00 PM.

Callbacks by invitation only: Wednesday October 19, 7-9 PM.

Winter March 17-19, 24-25

God of Carnage 
by Yasmina Reza

Spring May 12-14, 19-20 

Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller

Click here for more info.


2015-2016 Bess-Z Award Winners

New members of CPPs Board of Directors

Volunteer with CPP

Click here to get started.

Central Park Players
P.O. Box 564
Grand Haven, MI  49417


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