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The Fr. William Scheid Players Presents Musical Comedy - Guys and Dolls - to Benefit Catholic Youth Apostolate

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will continue their 39th season with Guys and Dolls!

Set in Damon Runyan’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy considered by many to be the perfect musical, soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who are legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evil-doers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet to Cuba and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

This year’s cast of 90 will feature several priests of the Archdiocese, including Monsignor John Borcic of St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Fr. John Brennell of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton, Monsignor Norb Ernst of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, Fr. Bill Wigand of Regina Cleri, and Fr. Terry Borgerding, along with dozens of talented grade school, teenage, and adult performers from 35 different parishes in the Archdiocese.

This year marks the group’s 39th anniversary of presenting Broadway plays, reviews, and musicals featuring Archdiocesan clergy and laity to raise funds for the youth programs of the Catholic Youth Apostolate.

Performance dates are:        Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
                                                Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 pm
                                                Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 pm

 All performances will be at Incarnate Word Academy, 2788 Normandy Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63121.

All advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating.  Tickets are available at the door for $15. The Incarnate Word Academy Theatre is handicapped accessible. To order tickets, please mail your check along with the  Ticket Order Form.  For additional ticket information, please contact Ann Madden at (314) 605-7521 or email annmaddenstl1@gmail.com.

To further help support the Catholic Youth Apostolate you may wish to consider placing an ad in our program book. This is a great opportunity to send a congratulatory message to one of the performers or to bring awareness of your business or ministry. Download the Ad Form with further information. The deadline for placing an ad is July 11.  For more information about placing an ad, please contact Julie Feldner at (314) 792-7625 or email juliefeldner@archstl.org.

Thank you for your continued support of the Catholic Youth Apostolate! We hope to see you at the show!!

CYC Sports Summit - Building Communities of Faith Through Sports

The CYC Sports Summit will be taking place on July 28th at the Cardinal Rigali Center. This is a half-day retreat style event with the theme of “Building Communities of Faith Through Sports.” Parents, coaches, parish volunteers, and priests are encouraged to come to learn more and brainstorm ways that you can build the athletics program in your community.

Key Speakers include:

  • Coach Bruce Scifres- Led Roncalli High School in Indianapolis to 6 State Championships as the Head Coach. Currently the Executive Director, Catholic Youth Organization, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • Coach Julie Goessling Matheny- St. Joseph Academy Varsity Basketball Coach, recently elected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, former CYC Coach.
  • Mark Probst- Executive Secretary of the St. Louis Suburban Public High School Conference, CYC coach and former CYC District Baseball/Softball Director, High School Basketball/Baseball official, former high school athletic director.
  • Bill Bommarito- President of Coaching Coaches, former CYC Coach and Athletic Association President.

Consider coming to the Summit and pass this invitation along to others. It is going to be a great event. Only $15/person, and if you can get your Priest to come with you, he will be free!

For more information, to see the schedule, and to register, visit: http://www.cycstl.net/sportssummit

Any questions, please contact Jon Givens at jongivens@archstl.org.

Fr. Scheid Players Announce Performance Dates and Auditions for Summer Musical - Guys & Dolls!

The Fr. William Scheid Players are excited to announce that they will hold auditions for their summer musical, Guys and Dolls.  Performances will be July 20-22 at Incarnate Word Academy in North County.  This is the Fr. Scheid Players' 39th season of presenting Broadway plays, reviews, and musicals featuring Archdiocesan clergy and laity to raise funds for the youth programs of the Catholic Youth Apostolate.

All auditions will be held at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis MO 63119. 

Dates/times are:

  • Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm
  • Saturday, May 12th at 12:00pm
  • Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm
  • Saturday, May 19th at 12:00pm

The Fr. Scheid Players are looking for all types of people - kids, teens, young adults and other adults. All who audition are welcome to be part of the show!!

Please come prepared to sing a portion of a song for your audition. It can be any song of your choice, it does not have to be from this musical. If you would like Gary Stoff to accompany you on his keyboard, please bring the music. We will also be holding dance auditions and readings for those who want to audition for a speaking part. If you want to dance we would suggest that you dress comfortably, and wear shoes that you can dance in. If you want to read for a part, we will provide pages from the script for you to use.

Three other things to mention:

  1. If you cannot make any of the auditions, please email Dr. Karcher at dkarcher@chaminade-stl.com to let him know you would still like to be part of the show.
  2. Please plan to be there on time for auditions, we have a lot to get through and it disrupts things if you wander in an hour late.
  3. Please share this with your family, friends, classmates, coworkers, etc. The more the merrier!!

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Karcher at dkarcher@chaminade-stl.com or Debby Mooney at debbymo@aol.com. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and announcement from the Fr. Scheid Players on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!!

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