Take Me Along!

Community Arts Theater Society


CATS, The Community Arts Theater Society announces that rehearsals for their summer musical, Take Me Along will start on Saturday, May 14th at the CATS Warehouse the Theater in Big Bear City.

Here’s your chance to get involved!

Everyone (men/ women/ children) interested in being in the show is asked to come to the first rehearsal on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 P.M. at the CATS Warehouse Theater in Big Bear City. Prepare to stay. Rehearsals begin that day for the entire cast, for an 11 performance run opening June 24th at the BigBear Lake Performing Arts Center, closing on July 10.

All those interested in being in the chorus of the show do not have to audition but must come May 14th and must commit to the production and rehearsal schedule. Some principal parts were cast at early auditions. However, there will be several smaller roles cast out of the large chorus of men, women and children that will be needed for the show.

Take Me Along is the Broadway musical version of Eugene O’Neill’s classic comedy, “Ah Wilderness!”, and was first performed by CATS in 2000 starring John Grandi in his first CATS role. Originally starring Jackie Gleason, who won a Tony Award for his hilarious performance, and also starring Walter Pidgeon in his magnificent singing role, Take Me Along is a high spirited family musical filled with wonderful songs and delightfully funny scenes. If you liked “The Music Man”, you’ll love Take Me Along!   

The performance will be Directed and Choreographed by Karen Sargent Rachels. Joanne McMaster is Set and Lighting Designer, Priscilla Anderson is Costume Designer, Karen Bergmann is Associate Producer, Bob Perry is Head of Construction, Joe Sellarole is Musical Director, Adam McDonald is Production Coordinator, Liz Moran is Assistant to the Director, Melinda Garcia is Assistant to the Producer and Jennifer Brasher and Sharon Hendricks are Audio Assistants. CATS is in need of set construction crew volunteers.

If you can spare a few hours a week helping to build sets, please contact Bob Perry at 909-800-4845.

For ticket and other information, go to CATS web site at: www.bigbeartheater.org