Central Park Players

CPP Annual Picnic Summary

Such a fantastic time seeing friends and meeting new people!

Join us in congratulating all of our volunteers that make Central Park Players what it is along with the Bess Z winners from the 2019/2020 season. While we missed those unable to attend, we are pleased that NOW everyone is getting their recognition!

Best Show: “Into the Woods” Director- Peter Drost, Assistant Director- Joseph Andersen, Theatrical Producer- Darcie Beekman, House Producer- Barb DeVries, Music Director- Lauren Mixter and Choreographer- Samantha Farrar

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Kristopher Arnold as Theodore Laurence in “Little Women”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Lena Hilliard as Jo in “Little Women”

Best Actor in a Major Supporting Role: Ray Ziemelis as Harry in “Old Ringers”

Best Actress in a Major Supporting Role: Trudi Kitchka as Kathy Ann in “Old Ringers”

Best Actor in a Minor Supporting Role: Mike Hassett as The Steward & The Wolf in “Into the Woods”

Best Actress in a Minor Supporting Role: Ruth Bethke as Aunt March in “Little Women ”

Best Cameo Appearance: Mark Martin as Cinderella’s Father in “Into the Woods”

Best Outstanding Design Award: Lisa Hilliard for Costumes in “Into the Woods”

(Above awards determined by Anonymous judges)

Phyllis Pelligeino Award for Excellence in Family Theatre: Trudi Kitchka

Family Theatre Student Award: Emily Drost

(Phyllis Pelligeino and Family Theatre awards determined by the Education committee)

Volunteer Service Award: Shawn Krohn

(Above award is determined by the entire CPP Board of Directors)

The Bess Z Award for Outstanding Dedication to CPP Award: Becky Smith

(Above award is determined by the Bess Z committee)

Presidential Award for Outstanding Dedication to CPP Award: Darcie Beekman

(Above award is determined by the CPP Board President)

Video montage from CPP Annual Picnic

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021/2022 Board of Directors election.

Well done, everyone! Much thanks to Lisa Hilliard, Joseph Andersen, Dawn Zuidema and MyKenzie Miller. We appreciate your dedication and experience.

We would like to welcome our first-time elected board members Diane Reeths, Michelle Stockman, Heidi Strasser and Amber Ponce. We look forward to the new ideas and energy that you will bring to the organization!

CPP has had a long tradition of participation and contributions to the Board from our community, and this year was no exception. Our most heartfelt thanks to everyone who also stepped up for us and put their names on this year’s ballot: Sean Huntington and Richard Millman. Your enthusiasm for our organization continues to elevate and drive us as we move forward.

Welcome to our newly elected board members, Diane Reeths, Michelle Stockman, Heidi Strasser, and Amber Ponce!

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