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About Community Players, Inc.

Community Players, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer run, donor sustained organization. It has been our pleasure to provide entertainment to Sulphur Springs and the surrounding areas for 40+ years! In addition to our primary mission of furthering the Arts, we strive to provide opportunities to aspiring actors and actresses, as well as persons interested in the “behind the scenes” workings of theatre. There is no cost to be in our productions (except nominal fees for workshops) and newcomers are encouraged to try out!

We also bring opportunity and fun to the children of Sulphur Springs and the surrounding area by offering a "Children’s Workshop” during the summer season. This has been a very successful endeavor that allows our children the chance to see what happens throughout the production of a play from start to finish, as well as give them the opportunity to perform or control the backstage elements of a performance.

Should you be interested in learning more about our programs and opportunities, please drop us a line and we will make every effort to satisfy any questions and/or comments you may have.

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October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23 on stage at the Main St. Theatre, the hit musical, The Last Five Years makes its local debut!

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of TIME Magazine's ten best shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity, and spurred by the show's regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Staring Sydnee Hawkins as Cathy and Austin Hutson as Jamie, and accompanied by Laura Maxwell on piano, this show is produced and directed by Pip Bickford (Bloom Theatrical).

The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Show photography by Isabel Reyna

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Angela is an actor/educator in the DFW area. She holds a B.S. in theatre/acting. As a performer Angela's acting credits include actor and director. She was last seen on the Greenville stage as Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors. She has performed in Dallas at the popular Pocket Sandwich Theater in their productions of You Can't Take It With You and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Angela has been teaching theatre and dance for more than 10 years. She was the Director of Education for Greenville Family Theatre where she taught classes and workshops. Angela now teaches for Stomping Ground Comedy Theater and Training Center. She acts as their summer camp coordinator and one of their main youth instructors. She also teaches at Oak Hill through Stomping Ground's Improv for Life program. Angela will graduate from Stomping Ground's Improv program in a few weeks. To commemorate, she joined an all-black female Improv troupe and coaches the all-black improv experience The Formula. Angela is married to Jonathan, is a monther of 6, and resides in McKinney.

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“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” You’ll also have a great time as part of the cast for the Community Players’ production of A Christmas Story: The Musical! Performances are Dec. 9-11 & 16-18.

Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by ground-breaking writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of “Dear Evan Hanson” and “The Greatest Showman” fame. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.

Directed by David Woody and produced by Pip Bickford, this musical is destined to be one of the hottest tickets in town!

Interested in being a part of the show behind the scenes? We will also be needing help with tech, and backstage help. If interested, please shoot us a message or email for more info.

Roles for ALL ages!!

Construction to our facilities is still ongoing.  While we have re-opened for events, we will continue to make improvements to the inside of our facilities as funds are available.  We still have finishing touches to complete in our lobby, and our next big project is to replace our old, existing HVAC units and add an additional unit for the lobby.  We are grateful to our supporters who have helped in so many ways to ensure that we are able to continue our mission in Sulphur Springs.  Please enjoy some photos of the construction process below.


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Our Board


Lyndie Mansfield 



Jenifer Lucas 


Lloyd Turney

Membership VP


Sharon Baker


David Woody

Producing VP


Matt Morey

Operating VP

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Tammy Vinson


Executive Director


Pip Bickford



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2020 Holiday Showcase pt 1

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