Who doesn’t love Broadway? The lights, the larger-than-life scenery, the songs, the talent, the timeless stories! But you know what I don’t love? Insanely high ticket prices, expensive parking garages (or worse yet, parking tickets), and lousy seats. So give my regards to old Broadway, and buy me a ticket to a Westfield Community Players show!
Now in its 80th season, the Westfield Community Players perform several shows every year, many of which win prestigious awards for their excellence. Productions are staged in an intimate 150-seat theater on North Ave. in Westfield, where such hits as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Man of La Mancha” have been performed to accolades, along with 200 other comedies, musicals, mysteries, and dramas.
There are two more performances remaining in the Players’ 2015 spring season:
“A Thousand Clowns” by Herb Gardner
Plot: A middle-aged eccentric lives a nonconformist life with his nephew but faces losing custody of the boy.
Tickets: $20; $10 for students
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by William Finn and Doug Wagner
Plot: Socially awkward youngsters find joy, heartache, and purpose at the annual regional spelling bee.
Tickets: $25; $15 for students
The Westfield Community Players regularly holds open casting calls and welcomes volunteers. For more information, visit their website: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/index.html
For show tickets, call: 908-232-1221 or visit: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPmemtickets.html
The theater is located at 1000 North Ave. West, Westfield at the intersection of Edgewood Ave. During performances the theater parking lot is reserved for emergency vehicles and handicapped patrons. Free on-street parking is available, as well as a free lot across the street at the American Legion (please cross North Ave. very carefully at the crosswalk!).