Upcoming Shows

February 11-13, 2022

Auditions for MCP's
 "The 39 Steps"
in November!

AUDITIONS for The 39 Steps
Sat/Sun, Nov. 20 & 21, 2021
3:00 to 5:30 PM at the Ilsley Library Conference Room
Middlebury, Vermont
(Enter lower level from back garden,

please come to only one audition day.)

The Middlebury Community Players are pleased to announce auditions for a February production of  Patrick Barlows’s adaptation of The 39 Steps. The play will be directed by Dr. Gary Gillen, who directed MCP's HILARIOUS production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in fall 2019. In The 39 Steps, four actors play all roles to create the themes and characters of Alfred Hitchcock’s ground-breaking spy masterpiece movie of 1935. It is both a spoof and homage to all the elements of spy movies that would become cliches used by others for decades. Fast-paced and fun!

Casting Four Actors

● Male lead playing Richard Hannay (British) - Ordinary man who becomes a spy

● Female lead playing Annabella Schmidt (German), Pamela (British), Margaret (Scottish)

● Clown 1 & Clown 2  either gender playing the other 30+ parts

Rehearsals begin on December 12 with dates to be determined, but we anticipate three days a week held on weekday evenings (except for Mondays and Tuesdays) and weekends.

Performances will be February 11-13, 2022.

COVID Protocols
All those attending auditions will be required to provide a negative Covid test within a few days of auditions plus proof of vaccination. Participants will remain masked and maintain safe distancing. These protocols will be in effect throughout rehearsals.

For more information email:  info@middleburycommunityplayers.org



April 2022

Tuck Everlasting The Musical

Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting is a musical based on the 1975 American children’s novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, it features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: Return to her life or continue on with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Director: Kristen Ginsburg
Music Director: Jennifer Allred
Choreographer: Kendra Gratton
Stage Manager: Dora Greven
Co-Producers: Kate Tilton & Mary Longey

Tuck Everlasting is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.


Thank you for attending
our 2019-20 shows!


February 6-9, 2020

The Ladies of the Camellias

Director: Kevin Commins
Stage Manager: Tom Noble
Producer: Maria Lourdes Stockman


Sarah Bernhardt: Carol Reed
Eleonora Duse: Bettina Matthias
Girl: Tanya Kurtz Lehman
Benoit: Gary Gillen
Alexandre Dumas, Fils: Richard Reed
M. Worms: Lonny Edwards
M. Ando: James Peacock
Ivan: Christopher Ross
Coquelin: James Cass

Performances were at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury

For show info and a list of the cast and production team, click HERE.

A full synopsis, character breakdown and historical background information from the playwright can be found HERE.

November 7-10, 2019


MCP Foundations presented the classic story of the Ugly Duckling in the new musical HONK! JR., a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn.

Performances were at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury

For show info and a list of the cast and production team, click HERE.

MCP Foundations is the “educational wing” of the Players, created to introduce young people and their families to theater as part of the Players’ ongoing mission of supporting and promoting theater in Addison County.

HONK! JR. was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

November 7-10, 2019


The Cast:
Tucker Atwood
Emma Page
Fergus Ryan

Director: Dr. Gary Gillen
Stage Manager: Chris Frappier
Producer: Kevin Commins

Performances were at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse
1197 Exchange St., Middlebury

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers thoroughly revised the show to create The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED] and bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world.


Past Productions

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    • 12 Angry Men —
      by 12 Impassioned Women
    • The 25th Annual Putnam County
      Spelling Bee
    • HONK! Jr.
    • The Complete Works of
      William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED]
    • 2018

                • Picasso at the Lapin Agile
                • Boston Marriage
                • Proof
                • Church and State
                • My Dearest Friend
                • The Drowsy Chaperone


                  • Good People
                  • Working
                  • Love Letters
                  • The Crucible
                  • How to Eat Like a Child (And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up)


                  • Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound
                  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
                  • The Fantasticks
                  • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2016<


                  • Boeing Boeing
                  • Monty Python's SPAMALOT
                  • The Good Doctor
                  • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2015


                  • Four Beers
                  • Almost, Maine
                  • OLIVER!
                  • The Musical Story of the Nutcracker


                  • Play On!
                  • Threepenny Opera


                  • An Afternoon in France
                  • Annie
                  • Swingtime Canteen


                  • Henry & Emily
                  • The King and I
                  • Funny Girl


                  • Still Life
                  • The Sound of Music
                  • The Permit
                  • Sam & Laura


                  • Lettice and Lovage
                  • 50th Anniversary Show
                  • Cinderella
                  • The Music Man


                  • Godspell
                  • Our Town


                  • To Kill a Mockingbird
                  • Swingtime Canteen


                  • The Dining Room
                  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
                  • Jake’s Women


                  • Little Shop of Horrors
                  • The Seagull


                  • Over the River and Through the Woods
                  • Working


                  • Twelfth Night
                  • The Pirates of Penzance


                  • Chicago
                  • A Trip to the Moon


                  • Carnival
                  • An Evening of One Acts
                  • The School for Scandal


                  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
                  • A Marvelous Party
                  • Steel Magnolias


                  • Sylvia
                  • Three Postcards
                  • The Hummingbird
                  • Oliver!


                  • Gin Game
                  • Narnia
                  • Approaching Zanzibar
                  • Henry and Ramona


                  • Follies
                  • The Rage of Dreaming Sheep


                  • Hello Dolly!
                  • Dracula
                  • How to Eat Like a Child…


                  • Iolanthe
                  • Goodbye, Howard
                  • Arms and the Man
                  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales


                  • The Real Inspector Hound  and After Magritte
                  • Gypsy
                  • The Age of Dinosaurs
                  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


                  • Damn Yankees
                  • Greater Tuna
                  • Really Rosie


                  • Kiss Me Kate
                  • The Aspern Papers


                  • Mame
                  • Bus Stop


                  • The Sound of Music
                  • Woman in Mind


                  • Oklahoma!
                  • Egad, What a Cad!
                  • The Dining Room


                  • Tomb with a View


                  • Don’t Step on My Footprint
                  • The Music Man
                  • Hay Fever


                  • California Suite
                  • Annie
                  • Wait Until Dark


                  • No Sex Please, We’re British
                  • Princess Ida
                  • PDQ Bach
                  • The Little Foxes


                  • The Rose Tattoo
                  • Gee, Wasn’t I Great Tonight? (25th Anniversary Show)
                  • Dessert Theater


                  • The Night of January 16th
                  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
                  • Little Women
                  • Curse You, Jack Dalton
                  • The Hound of the Baskervilles


                  • Hansel & Gretel
                  • Old Times
                  • Ladies in Retirement


                  • Butterflies Are Free
                  • Everyone
                  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
                  • Beauty and the Beast
                  • Adaptation
                  • The Lady’s Not for Burning
                  • No Exit
                  • A Cabaret: Cole Porter Songs


                  • You Can’t Take It With You
                  • A Little Night Music
                  • The Bald Soprano
                  • Orpheus Descending


                  • Blithe Spirit
                  • Madwoman of Chaillot
                  • And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
                  • Johnny’s Town (original musical comedy)


                  • Sugar
                  • The Cat and the Canary
                  • Miss Julie, Plaza Suite, Act II
                  • Suddenly Last Summer
                  • Final Dress Rehearsal, Skits


                  • The Sorcerer
                  • Mr. Pim Passes By


                  • Fiddler on the Roof
                  • The Lion in Winter


                  • Oliver! (with College Farm Players)
                  • The Pirates of Penzance
                  • Ways and Means


                  • The Night of January 16th


                  • Tick Tock Bevin (original musical comedy)
                  • High Button Shoes


                  • Oh, Kay
                  • Spoon River Anthology


                  • Guys and Dolls
                  • The Permit (original musical comedy)


                  • Lady Audley’s Secret


                  • A Thurber Carnival


                  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
                  • South Pacific
                  • Harvey


                  • Caine Mutiny Court Martial


                  • Wonderful Town
                  • Damn Yankees


                  • Guys and Dolls
                  • Solid Gold Cadillac


                  • Night Must Fall
                  • My Three Angels
                  • Born Yesterday


                  • Sabrina Fair
                  • All My Sons


              • A Visit to a Small Planet

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