Carnegie’s First Show in 1980
COME BLOW YOUR HORN
In 1978, the City of Cleburne moved their storehouse from the top floor theatre of the Carnegie Library building which had been built by a grant to the city from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation in 1904.
This opened the door for renovation of the theatre and the founding of a theatre troupe for the city.
Thus, The Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players was founded. The renovation project involved many local citizens along with the city and took two years to complete.
The Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players, named for Andrew Carnegie, is a non-profit thespian group that has been bringing live theatre to Cleburne and the surrounding area since 1980.
Starting with the first season, which included two shows, and continuing to the present with four shows performed annually, the Carnegie Players encourage participation both on the stage and off by anyone in the greater Cleburne area.
In thirty plus years in existence, the GREATER CLEBURNE CARNEGIE PLAYERS have presented over 700 performances of 105 different shows. Breaking this down further, this translates into:
-2500 volunteer actors in 1,000,000 actor-hours of rehearsals
-1250-plus parts for kids to shine
-over 4,100 costumes
– 57,000 volunteer hours of set-building and painting
-36,000 volunteer hours of backstage crewing
-4,300 lights focused
After 30 years of performances on the Carnegie stage above the Layland Museum in Cleburne, GREATER CLEBURNE CARNEGIE PLAYERS are so excited to have spent the last several years in our new home in the Cleburne Conference Center (1501 W. Henderson St in Cleburne, Texas).
Many people have assisted our organization in reaching our dream of a state of the art facility.
We thank the City of Cleburne staff, the Mayor, the City Council, and members of the 4B committee for providing a facility that is truly a showplace for the Cleburne community.
2017 CARNEGIE PLAYERS
Officers and Board
Play Production Coordinator—
Hazel R. Bell
Board of Directors
P. O. Box 426
Cleburne, Texas 76033
is supported by generous donations, advertisers, ticket sales and available grants. Carnegie Players is a Non-Profit 501c(3) organization. All funds are used directly for expenses to produce each show.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE – February 17-March 5, 2017
OKLAHOMA! June 23-July 9, 2017
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE – September 15-October 1, 2017
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE – December 1-10, 2017
Cleburne Conference Center Theater
1501 W. Henderson St.