Central Park Players

Bess Z Nominations

Please help us give congratulations to the 2019/2020 Bess Z Award Nominees!
The awards will be given at our CPP Annual Community Summer Picnic tentatively rescheduled for August!

Best Show:

Into the Woods: Peter Drost – Director, Joe Andersen – Assistant Director, Darcie Beekman & Barb DeVries – Producers, Lauren Mixter – Music Director, Samantha Farrar – Choreographer
Little Women: Lisa Hilliard – Director, Miranda Sorenson – Assistant Director, Barb DeVries – Producer
Old Ringers: Andrew Kitchka – Director, Becky Smith – Assistant Director, Barb DeVries – Producer

Lead Male Performance:

Kristopher Arnold – The Baker – Into the Woods
Kristopher Arnold – Theodore Laurence – Little Women

Lead Female Performance:

Kellene Damian – The Baker’s Wife – Into the Woods
Lauren Mixter – The Witch – Into the Woods
Kellene Damian – Jo – Little Women

Major Supporting Male Performance:

Jake Trygstad – Jack – Into the Woods
Robert Sniderman – Mr. Laurence – Little Women
Ray Ziemelis – Harry – Old Ringers

Major Supporting Female Performance:

Michaela Kerkstra – Cinderella – Into the Woods
Olivia Ward – Little Red Riding Hood – Into the Woods
Michaela Kerkstra – Amy – Little Women
Erin Michelson – Meg – Little Women
Katie McCool – Beth – Little Women
Mary Ellen Murphy – Verna – Old Ringers
Trudi Kerkstra – Kathy Ann – Old Ringers

Minor Supporting Male Performance:

Michael Hassett – The Steward / The Wolf – Into the Woods
Andrew Kitchka – Rapunzel’s Prince – Into the Woods
Mark Martin – John Brooke – Little Women

Minor Supporting Female Performance:

Erin Mickelson – Florinda – Into the Woods
Sophie Recknagel – Rapunzel – Into the Woods
Elora Danan Bolthouse – Lucinda – Into the Woods
Kathleen Hansen – Cinderella’s Mother / Giant – Into the Woods
Diane Reeths – Granny – Into the Woods
Ruth Bethke – Aunt March – Little Women
Mandy Keeler – Mrs. Kirke – Little Women

Cameo Performance:

Mark Martin – Cinderella’s Father – Into the Woods
Marin Keeler – Minnie Kirke – Little Women
Adelaide VandenBerg – Kitty Kirke – Little Women

Outstanding Design Award:

Todd Kirchner – Sound Design – Into the Woods
Lisa Hilliard – Costume Design – Into the Woods
Becky Anderson – Costume Design – Little Women
Shawn Epps – Properties – Little Women
Trudi Kerkstra – Hair & Makeup – Little Women
Ray Ziemelis – Set Design – Little Women
Andrew Kitchka – Sound Design – Little Women
Katie Beemer – Lighting Design – Old Ringers

Annual Community Picnic


It is that time again friends! We’re hopeful that the picnic will take place! Please put this tentative date on your calendar and we will keep you posted about the details!

If you are unfamiliar… at the CPP Annual Community Summer Picnic, we usually have food and fellowship and hand out the Bess Z Awards. It is a time to hear about the up coming season, purchase your memberships for that new season, vote for new or returning board members and more.

This event is for everyone in the community! If you are reading this…you’re invited!

A Huge thank you to our 2019-2020 Local Business supporters

Please share your patronage with those found on the list below as you have with us. Through their donations, ads purchased in our programs or other various contributions to Central Park Players, we will be able to continue providing quality community theatre entertainment and camps beyond these unique times. CPP wants to support our local businesses that have given to us and we hope you will do the same.


Tickets go on sale 2 weeks before a show opens.
To buy call 616-843-3906,
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