A Note from Artistic Director, Jeffery Kin:

“The 87th season’s theme is ‘From Screen To Stage: Telling The Stories That Make You…’ As the season was in the planning phase, it was discovered that all the shows had a very interesting common trait— six of the seven shows were films FIRST! All seven were films at some point, so as a result, The Players has a very ‘cinematic’ season in store. The lineup consists of six hit musicals and one entertaining straight play. An extra pre-season show will be presented by Two Chairs Theatre Company as a primer for the season at the beginning of September. No…we’re not getting rid of our actors and showing films. It was just very serendipitous that the chosen shows all had this cinematic history in common. Six were films first, all seven were films eventually and several started as novels too. As a result, our theme came to us. It’s about telling stories…live on stage…with a hint of a smile and nod to their origins in film. We are excited to produce a cinematic season where there is something for everyone!”

87TH BROADWAY SERIES AUDITIONS

For all Broadway Series productions, please prepare:

  • A Short, One Minute Monologue
  • (For Musicals) A Short, One Minute Song
  • (For Musicals) You will be expected to attend the group dance audition.

To secure your audition slot

please call the Box Office at 941-365-2494



BOEING BOEING

Directed by Kyle E. Turoff

Show Dates: April 26 – May 14, 2017

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, February 4 from 2pm – 4pm

Auditions will be held in The Backstage Studio Space.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:

It’s the 1960s and our swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier as he juggles 3 gorgeous stewardesses in his Parisian flat. His perfect world gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy farce based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis & Jerry Lewis.

To reserve an audition time slot:

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88th Season pre-season Show
THE CRUCIBLE

Directed by Elliott Raines

Show Dates: August 31 – Sept. 10, 2017

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, May 20 from 2pm – 5pm

CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 21 at 6pm

Auditions will be held in The Backstage Studio Space.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:

In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens’ dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect and no one is safe. The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s remarkable 1963 play, remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning: in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself.


BACKSTAGE AT THE PLAYERS AUDITIONS


UPCOMING 2016-2017 BACKSTAGE SEASON AUDITION DATES:

 

All 87th Season Backstage Shows
Have Been Cast

2017 SUMMER SIZZLER AUDITIONS


 

“Beau Jest”

Show Dates: June 14 – 25, 2017

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio

CALLBACKS: Sunday, April 30 from 6-9pm in the Backstage Studio

Show Synopsis:
Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her to marry a nice Jewish boy. So, instead of introducing them to her WASP boyfriend, Sarah hires an aspiring actor to meet the parents. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and soon, even Sarah is falling for Bob!

“Hilarious and quite moving. Sherman wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight.” – Chicago Sun Times


 

“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Show Dates: July 12 – 23, 2017

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio

CALLBACKS: Monday, May 1 from 7-10pm in the Backstage Studio

Show Synopsis:
This smash Off-Broadway hit whisks you away to the 1958 Springfield High Prom where four girls with hopes and dreams (as big as their crinoline skirts) serenade youwith over 30 classics from the 1950s and 1960s. With hits like “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover” and “Stupid Cupid” it’s a marvelous trip down memory lane!

“Effervescent and irresistible! An utter charm bomb!” – The New York Times


 

“Arsenic And Old Lace”

Show Dates: August 9 – 20, 2017

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio

CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 7 at 6pm in the Backstage Studio

Show Synopsis:
What could be sweeter than two charming and innocent old ladies running a boarding house for “acceptable” gentlemen roomers? Add to this house the brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and the brother who’s up to no good, and you have a comedy made in heaven!

“…so funny that none of us will ever forget it.” – The New York Times


 

2016 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL WINNER
“Mammoth Bones”

Show Dates: August 22-27, 2017

AUDITIONS: April 29, 2017 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio
CALLBACKS: Monday, May 8 at 7pm

Show Synopsis:
Robert is suffering from depression and anxiety. When he finds a mammoth bone in his yard, he starts to hear the sound of ancient mammoths. Is he communicating with spirits of the past, or is his medication playing tricks with his mind.

PLAYERS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS: Have passed for the 2016 New Play Festival, check back for the 2017 audition dates.