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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.
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” You’ll also have a great time at the Community Players’ production of A Christmas Story: The Musical! Performances are Dec. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR 2023 SHOW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
Original video regarding needed repairs
2020 Holiday Showcase pt 1
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