Reverend Hype: The Stage Play Auditions


Playwright & Director Buddy Hannah will be holding open auditions on Sept. 7th and 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to fill the cast for his new play, Reverend Hype: The Stage Play based on the book Reverend Hype by Kalamazoo author Raymond Ryan. The auditions will be held at Allen Chapel AME Church located at 804 W. North Street in Kalamazoo, MI

Play Synopsis
Pastor Leon Howard Jr was not prepared for what he inherited as the pastor of his father’s struggling church. Pastor Howard is faced with an aging congregation, a need for younger tithing members and the possibility of losing the church and the land it sits on. When Pastor Howard sees how many of the pastors of the so called mega churches have taken God’s Word and is using it for personal gains, riches and fame he starts to wonder if his father’s down-home religion is enough. When he begins to conform to the ways of the world to keep up with the “hype”, lives and souls are devastated.
Cast Needs
There is a need for 6 African American males ages, mid-forties to early sixties, 1 White Male age, late fifties to late sixties, 1 African American female age early-thirties to late forties, (Actors will be provided with a script to read from). Also needed, 3 dancers, age Mid-twenties to early fifties, (Dancers must be experienced in modern and hip hop dance. Dancers will be required to dance. Please bring your own music).
All other information will be provided at the auditions.

Annual Christmas Play-Christmas According to Music, Dance, Songs and Words

 The Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Drama Ministry

                        PRESENTS THEIR

                    Annual Christmas Play



Written, compiled and directed by Buddy Hannah

                      DATE: DEC. 20, 2014                                            

                    THE PLAY FEATURES

Angela Anderson, Diane Carver, Siavon LorRin, Dwight Trice

                   WITH APPEARANCES BY

 Trinity Prep Center Dancers, Minister Cornelius Shaw

                             SONGS BY

The Bible Baptist Male Chorus, Ann Calbert, Joriah Kwame Fleming, Catrinka Johnson, Shanua Thompson, The Allen Chapel Sanctuary Choir, The Allen Chapel Youth Choir

The play will be preceded by a short program featuring the Youth of Allen Chapel.

There will also be a free drawing for 10 Christmas hams to be given away to ten

lucky people after the production

 Doors open at 6:30p.m.

The program begins at 7:00 followed by the play at 7: 30.

 Allen Chapel is located at 804 W. North Street.


A Free Will Offering will be received to help support the Drama Ministry

        Rev. Dr. Gloria J. Clark, Pastor






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