CK Theatricals is working daily to create new and exciting pieces of theatre including full length and one-act plays, musicals & Children's Theatre. Our goal is to create theatre that is unique in its storytelling, but familiar and enjoyable for anybody who enjoys entertainment.
CK Theatricals was the first branch created by CK Productions Inc. during its conception in 2013. Initially, it was started to allow young talent to direct and produce their own theatrical work within their own community. Eventually, we went from producing teens starring in teenager productions to producing a full blown Community Theatre season with a CK Teens & Juniors (Youth Performers), Theatre for Family & Main Stage shows.
CK Productions Inc.'s Community Theatre (under the CK Theatricals umbrella) was what sparked our fuel to begin expanding into producing original theatre, films, visual media & other projects! Initially, we started by operating out of the Islip Town Hall West in Islip, NY. A large, art-deco styled auditorium in the heart of Islip, Long Island's Main Street. It was a quiet & dainty place with much promise and many memories for CK's Community Theatre staff, actors & patrons.
In July 2016, it was announced that CK Productions Inc. would open up its first official location (in Ronkonkoma, NY) featuring a theatre to showcase Special Events & to perform CK Theatricals Originals. The goal was to continue the tradition and perform our monthly shows as part of our Community Theatre to show love and support for the Long Island Arts community. CK Theatricals' brand new theater was named after the remarkable and late-great actor / director, Richie Applebaum, a long-time friend of CEO, Ethan Felizzari, and CK Productions Inc. Richie Applebaum's love for theatre and passion for youth performance created The Richie Applebaum Theater at CK Productions Ronkonkoma.
In December 2017, CK Productions Inc. announced its departure from the Richie Applebaum Theater & CK - Ronkonkoma in order to pursue original theatrical and film work more ferociously. In April 2018, it was announced that CK will be moving all operations globally & to Manhattan and no longer be operating as a community theatre. Instead, the company will focus on all of its branches and original work.
Currently, our Theatrical division is working on a brand new musical titled TURKEYS GO ON STRIKE. We are also in the process of workshopping two brand new original plays, a children's theatre musical & continuously writing new and engaging work.