Seneca Falls, NY, August 17, 2022 —— Fifty years of drama, song, dance and innovative performance will be celebrated at Seneca Community Players golden anniversary show on Sept. 17.
In 1972, three professors at the former Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls collaborated to found the group known informally as SCP and presented a first season of six productions. It was such a success that they knew their idea could succeed, and it did.
Now 50 years later the organization has presented scores of plays, comedies, musicals and other productions – including several contemporary and often controversial works seldom attempted by a group in a small community.
Co-founder Ann Kieffer who now resides in Georgia will be in attendance at the one-performance only celebration as one of the evening’s hosts. The other two founding professors, Warren Blackstone and Sig Krueger, are deceased.
The cabaret style anniversary show, is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the new Lafayette Park Theater at the former Main Street School building in Waterloo. SCP@50 is an original production featuring selected musical numbers from the five decades of SCP’s history, with introductions and reminiscences by several SCP veterans.
The cast includes Megan Krueser – Geneva, Sarah Green – Ithaca, Marley Mars – Canandaigua, Anna Luisi, Mason Boyd, Avi James, Brad Ellis – Seneca Falls, Chris Boulter – Waterloo. Plus cameo performances by Doug Avery, Carol Ritter Wright, and the cast of Addams Family. Deb Bly is the Artistic Director and Annie Bachman is the Musical Director.
Tickets are available for both Bistro style café seating and theater seating. Adult beverages & hors d’oeuvres as well silent auctions & raffles will be available throughout the evening.
Doors and café open at 6:30 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy the historical lobby displays and silent auction offerings. General seating is $15 presale & $18 at the door, VIP Reserved Bistro table seating (includes one complimentary beverage) is $25 presale & $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at WomanMade Products in Seneca Falls, and at senecacommunityplayers.org.