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Mission Statement

Livonia Community Players was founded for the purposes of educating, enlightening, enriching and entertaining the Livonia Community and surrounding areas by providing high quality, affordable theatre productions. We strive to provide opportunities for experienced and inexperienced, but qualified and eager, producers, directors, actors, designers, musicians and other theatre personnel. We work with other community organizations and businesses to promote volunteerism as a source of joy and satisfaction and to provide a powerful educational resource for area students. We are committed to using semiprofessional and amateur resources to meet our objectives.

LCP Board of Directors
President Marty Heuer
Vice President Debbie Sykes
Secretary Maxine Long
Treasurers Chandra Downs
Members at Large

Amy Evans
Jen Dorey
Debbie Mills
Nancy Parker
Sandi Szymanski
Jesse Van Epps
Casey Whittel

 

Our History

The time was 1994 and the setting was Perkins Family Restaurant in Geneseo. A small group of theater enthusiasts decided they wanted to bring summer theatre to Livonia and as the story goes, a few weeks later they were holding auditions for Godspell. Thus Livonia Community Players was born.

From its first musical in August of 1994, LCP quickly grew to provide for the community a variety of theatre opportunities. The 1995 season included not only a musical, Little Shop of Horrors, but also The Odd Couple (Female Version), directed by a high school student; a drama, Steel Magnolias; and a summer youth theatre workshop and children's musical, Annie. In December 1996, a children's theater production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever was added to the play list. Similar schedules were followed in 1996 and 1997.

After a hiatus from 1998-2001, LCP was revived and has continued the vision for community theatre as seen by the original founders. Summer musicals have ranged from the traditional musicals of Damn Yankees and South Pacific, to contemporary musicals such as Miss Saigon, The Producers and Thoroughly Modern Millie, to rock operas such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The group's most ambitious production was in 2014 with performances of Les Mis which received 5 awards from the New York State Theater Association. LCP also offers dinner theater productions in late winter. They have included original Broadway musical revues, a Rogers and Hammerstein revue A Grand Night for Singing and a murder mystery. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with a cast of elementary school students, teachers and parents has become a holiday staple. A summer youth theatre program is also part of LCP offerings and when there has been interest, high school students have had the opportunity to direct plays.

 

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