TWO PRODUCTIONS - Hanover Community Players (HCP) present two productions each year. A comedy show each spring in April/May and in December a family show featuring children, teens and adults.
Productions to date
- 2007 – Vaudeville The One and Only Santa Claus
- 2008 – Plaza Suite The Christmas Bus
- 2009 – Dumped - locally written The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
- 2010 – Jitters Nutcracker, The Musical
- 2011 – Burger Town, The Musical A Neverland Christmas Carol
- 2012 – Is There Life After 50? A Walk In The Woods
- 2013 – A Bad Year For Tomatoes The Princess King
- 2014 – Bye Bye Birdie Broadway Musical Everything’s Groovy Musical
- 2015 – Nana’s Naughty Knickers Alice@Wonderland
- 2016 – Larceny and Old Lace Monster in the Closet
- 2017 – Perils of Persephone Robin Hood and the Heroes of Sherwood Forest
- 2018 - The Wizard of Oz Broadway Musical Bedtime Stories (As told by Dad) (Who (messed them up)
- 2019 - Sex Please, We're Sixty! Sleeping Beauty, the Panto
- 2020 HO, HO, HO! The North Pole Chronicles - a virtual play due to Covid 19
- 2021 - You're Virtually Driving Me Crazy! (virtual) Little Red Riding Hood, the Panto - back again live!
- 2022 - Splitsville - locally written Oliver! Broadway Musical
- 2023 - Mom's Gift Roald Dahl's Matilda, the musical
- 2024 - Drinking Habits
DONATE TO YOUTH - HCP donates $1 from adult ticket sales for each show to support youth in the community: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hanover & District- $2,000; South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy-$900; Youth Roots-$700; Children’s Wish Foundation-$200; Women’s House Serving Grey & Bruce $700; The Loft, Hanover (CMHA) $1,040; Hanover Housing Support Program $720; Bruce Grey Mentorship Program $828; Grey Bruce School of Dance $1193.00; The Salvation Army $1,380.00; 2019 Hanover Public Library Children's Program $457.00; 2022 St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Children's Programming $583.00; 2023 Ontario Student Nutrition Program, Grey Bruce $1,32.00
CONTRIBUTE FUNDS FOR THEATRE UPGRADES - HCP sponsored a musical concert “Soundly Seated” in 2009 and donated $4000 to the Town of Hanover to assist with the purchase of new theatre seats. HCP contributes funds to the Town of Hanover to purchase equipment for the theatre including stage lighting fixtures, lighting control console, and black curtains and velour drapes for main entrance. HCP also provided materials and volunteer labour to build storage racks for theatre flats, costumes, and props in the storage facility provided and owned by the Town of Hanover. In conjunction with Kerry Moore School of Dance, HCP and KMSD donated two LED lighting instruments and cabling in 2015; Hearing Assist Project to make a section of the theatre seating accessible for those who have hearing aids or hearing loss. $3,000 in 2017. New blackout curtain for theatre entrance, $900, in 2018. $10,000 from the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, the grant was applied for by HCP, to help the town to cover the cost for new stage curtains in the theatre in 2022.
MEMBERSHIP FEES - HCP endeavours to ensure membership fees are affordable for individuals and families
TRAINING WORKSHOPS - HCP would like to offer more training workshops for directors, stage manager, actors and various facets of theatre when volunteers are available. A Youth Theatre program is something HCP would like to develop.
INTO THE FUTURE - HCP will strive to continue to provide the best possible local amateur theatre in the community and remain optimistic that the audience base will continue to grow to ensure the sustainability of amateur theatre in Hanover and the surrounding communities.
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