Joanne 'Jo' Matheson, Costume Coordinator She joined the board March of 2018. She has been helping for years and it makes her so happy to watch children discover the drama and music side of their personality. Jo says she is honored to be a member of CD Players.
Gwen Schneider, Elected to a three-year term starting September 2019
Lisa Moen, Secretary & Stage Manager for the community show Lisa was elected to the board September 2018, another term starting in September 2019 and became secretary in May of 2019. She first became involved with the CD Players in 2011 when her son joined the cast of Joseph. Since then, her children have been in the next 11 shows. She has enjoyed all aspects of being a theater mom and looks forward to being a member of the board.
Diane Evensen, Treasurer & Stage Manager for the children's show Diane has been involved with the Cambridge-Deerfield Players Theater since 2004, has been on the Board for several years, as well as serving as Treasurer since 2011. She has also been the stage manager for all performances to date. She has been involved with both Cambridge High School and Deerfield High School musical performances as stage manager.
Les Williams, Set building Manager: He joined the board September 2017 after his son was the "Wizard" in the Wizard of Oz. Les has built sets for Hello Dolly, Wizard of Oz Jr,, South Pacific, Lion King, Jr., Mary Poppins and Peter Pan Jr., as well as designed our haunted houses since 2017.
Deanne Herrling, President, Fundraising and Marketing manager, co-Director of community show Email her at 'President @ cdplayerstheater.com' but no spaces Deanne joined the board in 2007 as Vice President and then stepped-up into the role of President in 2013. She has been very involved in grant writing and fundraising efforts to improve the CDP headquarters and purchase technical equipment. She has enjoyed being part of the cast (along with her two daughters) in past CDP productions of South Pacific, State Fair, Lil Abner, Joseph, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, the 10th anniversary reprise of Music Man, Oklahoma, Into the Woods, Hello Dolly, the reprise of South Pacific and co-directed her first show, Mary Poppins, in 2019! Most of all, she enjoys watching young and older cast members develop new friendships while blossoming into talented actors.
Sarah Mickelson, Sarah joined the CD players for their very first show, The Music Man, back in 2004 and has been in many of the shows as an ensemble member. Shows she has been in are: The Music Man, Sound of Music, Joesph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly and most recently, played Mary Poppins in the show Mary Poppins. Sarah teaches music to elementary students and has acted as vocal director for her school’s shows. She is very excited to join the board and help with productions and fundraisers!
Peggy Punsel, Vice-President as of sept 2019 - She jumped into the fun of CD players in 2015 when both her girls wanted to be Oompa Loompas in the Willy Wonka Jr play. Peggy moved to Cambridge in 2004 and lives with her family in her husband's grandparents home. She loves everything about living in a small town and was excited to be able to dabble again in theater set productions as she did in her home town of Wausau when she was growing up.
The Cambridge-Deerfield Players Theater, Inc., offers the Cambridge, Deerfield, Jefferson, Lake Mills, Marshall and other Wisconsin-area communities the opportunity to participate in and enjoy all facets of community theater. The mission for the CD Players, Inc. is to support productions and projects that augment and enhance the artistic experience for all who participate whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience. These productions are understood to be occasions to refine skills, learn new ones, and have fun!
The CD Players Theater has been awarded 501c3 status, so your donation is now tax-deductible!
Peggy Pope, Volunteer Coordinator as of 2019. Peggy along with her husband, Rob, of 21 years are the proud parents of 5 children. Peggy is a nurse currently working at UWMF as a Diabetes Health Educator. Peggy's love of theater did not come till late in life when her and her family participated in past productions such as Joseph and the Technical Color Dream Coat, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma and many others. Peggy feels blessed to be on the board of the CD Players and to help ensure this wonderful community theater group will grow and be around for many years to come. Peggy was elected to the board September 2018.
Tim Reichert, Elected for a one year term starting September 2019
Travis Feirtag, Elected for a one year term starting September 2019
Judy Brandt, Director of Children's Show Founding member!
Betsy Bamlett, co-Director of community show She became a board member in September 2016. and another term starting in September 2019, Music Director for Mary Poppins 2019
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