Orange Community Players

The Orange Community Players will be holding auditions for “Yuletide VI: A Country Christmas” on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m and auditions for “The Red Velvet Cake Wars” on Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. each night.

“Yuletide VI: A Country Christmas” is one of the OCP’s annual events, and will be a music review and fundraiser. OCP urges the community to “come join us in celebrating the season and supporting our theater at the same time.” Paul Burch will be directing, and show dates will be Friday and Saturday Dec. 9 and 10.

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Orange Community Players presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, a musical directed by Codie Vasquez with music direction from Theresa Cronin assisted by Michael Hudnall, on April 14-16, 21-23 at 7:37 p.m. and two matinees on April 17 and April 24 at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students.

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Andy McCall, Chuck Houston & Joe Fontanna

The Beaumont Community Players invite you to laugh along with their latest production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple beginning Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel Ave. Show dates are April 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 9.

The Odd Couple debuted in 1965, won a Tony Award, and spawned multiple revivals, including a popular network television show, movie and even a female version of the show.

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For the 58th consecutive year, Orange Community Players will open the season with the comedy Lend Me a Tenor. Shows are Aug. 13-15 and Aug. 20-22 at 7:37 p.m., with one matinee Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2:37 p.m.

Written by Ken Ludwig, the show premiered in 1986 and on Broadway in 1989 and received nine Tony nominations, then won two including Best Actor and Best Director.

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San Francisco theatrical producer Kate Robards will be performing a one-woman tale of her juicy journey from her hometown of Orange, Texas, to Shanghai, China in the cleverly named production Mandarin Orange on Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan 10, at Orange Community Players, 708 W. Division St. in Orange.

Tickets can be purchased at orangecommunityplayers.com and are $10 each.

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Julie McDaniel

Orange Community Players’ circle of life has always revolved around its talented and committed volunteers like Julie McDaniel, who has volunteered with OCP for the last six years. McDaniel helps with props, paints the marquee to help advertise productions or as McDaniel says does “whatever they need,” which includes hairdos.

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Rico Vasquez

Your favorite songs, dance numbers, and scenes from popular, classic animated films will come to life on stage June 12-14 as Orange Community Players (OCP) presents its 10th annual Fun for Funds: An Animated Musical Review. Audience members can expect to see nearly 30 songs performed from Shrek, The Prince of Egypt, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast and more.

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Before it hit the screen, it hit the stage, and now Les Misérables is coming to Southeast Texas. Orange Community Players presents the musical for eight performances: May 1-3, 8-10 at 7:37 p.m. and matinees on Sunday, May 4, and Sunday, May 11, at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for stu­dents. Reservations are required; call (409) 882-9137 or go online at orangecommunityplayers.org for details.

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Orange Community Players will close the 2012-13 season with “Nunsense A-Men” May 16-19. Times are 7:37 p.m. on May 16-18 and 2:37 p.m. on May 19. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Directed by Diana Hall and dedicated to Jeff Hattman, five talented voices from Kevin Doss, Doug Rogers, Paul Burch, Justin Sanders and Jonathan McCollum are involved in this hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Think Mrs.

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