the players
studio

performance
groups

Players Kids
Pk next gen
players teens
follies
& Glee!

for ages 5 to 99

2022-2023 season

Welcome to The Players Studio
Performance groups!

The Players Studio is known for its performance groups for all ages. These performances allow students to gain real, hands-on theatre experience through productions and outreach events. Auditions will be held in August 2022 and are open to all those interested despite their ability level. Performances take place in the Spring of 2023 on The Players Centre mainstage.

 
Players Follies present Dirty Work on the Trail (Or…Slow Goes the Pony Express (50+)
Auditions August 25th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Performs March 31st @ 7:00 PM

Pounding hoofs!  Clouds of dust!  It’s the Pony Express!  The Widow Mentary and her daughter, Ella, operate the relay station in Carson City, Nevada.  Ella loves stalwart cowpoke, Ned Sterling.  He wants to ride for the Pony Express, even if he must risk death and diet.  Alas, things take a mysterious turn when a stagecoach rumbles into town. Join us for this high-stakes romp with pre-show live music, variety acts, and BBQ dinner theatre!

While there is no cost to perform in the Follies, we do recommend taking a studio class in conjunction with production to hone and expand skills for overall production quality.  

Players Teens present Puffs (11-17)
Auditions August 24th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM | Performs April 7th and 8th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happen to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Players Kids present Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (5-10)                               Auditions August 27th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM | Performs May 5th and 6th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

It’s not easy being the Pigeon-you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make the passengers late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Featuring an innovative mix of songs, and feathers, this show is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. Based on the hit children’s books by Mo Willems and musically adapted for the stage.

Players Kids Next Gen present The Drowsy Chaperone (11-18)                                  Auditions August 27th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Performs May 19th and 20th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Man in Chair, a mousy, agoraphobic Broadway fanatic, seeking to cure his “non-specific sadness”, listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. As he listens to this rare recording, the characters appear in his dingy apartment as it is transformed into an impressive Broadway set.

The Players Studio present The Happiest Place on Earth (Studio Classes)                            Performs May 26th and 27th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

“To all who come to this happy place; welcome…” Walk down the middle of Main Street as magic unfolds just like it did on Disney Land’s opening day! Enjoy songs, scenes, and dances such as “Grim Grinning Ghosts”, “The Enchanted Tiki Room”, “Star Wars”, and more!

Questions? Please give us a call at The Studio!

PRODUCTION TUITION 

Production Classes per semester range per production group. 

We calculate this cost based on royalty and licensing fees, instructor salaries, and overall production costs including set, costume, sound, and props. Production classes are a commitment and are to be viewed as such. Minimal conflicts will be allowed and will need to be presented at auditions in August. Zero conflicts will be allowed for productions groups during tech rehearsals. 

You only have to pay tuition for production groups if you are cast in the show. Auditions are required. 

It is recommended that you take a studio class in conjunction with your chosen production group. This is to further training, technique, and overall performance quality. We offer a 10% discount per additional class and a 10% discount with families of two or more.

Class fees must be paid in advance upon enrollment or a payment arrangement must be made up front. No student is turned away due to an inability to pay. Scholarships are available for classes only, but payment arrangements can be made for production groups! Please email our Director of Education, Brenna Wickstrom, @brennaw@theplayers.org or call the studio at 941.552.8879.