The St. Andrew’s Players
The St. Andrew’s Players is the church’s preeminent theater group and is open to anyone interested in theater, be it on the stage or in the “back of the house.” Originally led by June Hansen and now in its 46th year, the Players’ mission is providing quality family entertainment and promoting self-expression, appreciation of the theatrical arts, and fellowship within both the St. Andrew’s and Arlington communities.
Productions range from fully staged and costumed plays and musicals to partially staged readings of theatrical works or poetry. They are a mix of religious-based works and better-known shows; past productions include Noah (1972), The Importance of Being Earnest (1982), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1989) and most recently Children of Eden (2015).
2018 will mark the return of a full musical production: Anne of Green Gables. The story recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm. A light-hearted, inspiring story it has roles for budding actors of all ages, as well as opportunities for those who want to make the show come to life through stage management, set design and movement, and more. St. Andrew’s Players welcomes anyone – young and old alike – interested in auditioning or assisting in production to make this 37th Players’ show a success.
If you have any questions, please contact the Players’ director, Jane Massant, at email@example.com. We look forward to another great St. Andrew’s Player show and hope you will join us!