2018/2019 News!

A note from our President and Board of Directors

Greetings from the Waynesboro Players!

Our 55th season officially closed May 13, 2018 with our production of The Addams Family. I want to take a few moments to recap our season and make a few announcements.

First, we cannot possibly do what we do without the many volunteers - actors, crew, and supporters - who give so willingly to the organization. To everyone who bought a ticket, sent a donation, painted a set, loaned a prop, donated a costume, teased a wig, dimmed a light, held a note, sewed a hem, memorized a line, handed a program, or told a friend, we say THANK YOU!

Second, I want to thank my fellow Board of Directors for their hard work. We made some difficult decisions this year that scaled down our season, but ultimately rejuvenated our efforts. Just as pruning helps the shrub, so too did our trimming help us. Look for more updates and changes to come next season.

Third, if you were not in attendance at our Saturday night performance of The Addams Family, you missed the annual awarding of the Lillian Morse Scholarship. Named in memory of our long-time visionary, mentor, and friend, this year's scholarship was awarded to Mia Kyler (Riverheads) and Margot Flanders (Wilson Memorial), with each receiving $500 in order to pursue their college careers. These young people have been very involved with Waynesboro Players for several years and both have outstanding theatrical credits from other organizations as well.

Finally, we hope you will make plans now to continue your support into our 56th season. We are planning three exciting events. Our shows for next season are Twelve Angry Jurors, directed by Stephen Winegard and the classic crowd-pleaser Oliver! The Musical, directed by Justine Mackey. The third event will be a fund-raising event to be detailed at a later date.

Again, thank you for your amazing support this season.
Danny Lee, President
and  The Waynesboro Players Team

PS - Please join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the warehouse for a season-ending clean up day.

Submit a show for the 2018-2019 Season

fWaynesboro Players is pleased to announce that we are accepting play submissions for our 2018-2019 Season!

1. Plays must be finished, published works.
2. Musicals must have a director and musical director attached to the project.
3. Proposals must be received to [email protected] by March 30 at 11:59 pm EST.
4. Proposals must include a copy of the script. You can provide a link to a LEGAL online version, or provide a LEGAL printed copy to a member of the board of directors.

Please submit any questions to us at [email protected]

Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’ March 8-11, 2018

March 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Kate Collins Middle School
Tickets available at the door or Online: $13 for adults $7 students

Get Tickets Here

This show contains adult language that may not be suitable for children. Mature audiences only.  Viewer discretion advised.

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Cast List Announced December 12, 2017

Waynesboro Players is pleased to announce the cast of  ‘Rumors’ by Neil Simon:

• KEN GORMAN – Clay Huie
• CHRIS GORMAN – Wendi Shorkey
• LENNY GANZ – Gary Wilson
• CLAIRE GANZ – Allison Sprouse
• ERNIE CUSACK – Steve Winegard
• COOKIE CUSACK – Emily Girard
• GLENN COOPER – Stephen Ruiz
• CASSIE COOPER – Carter Walker
• OFFICER WELCH – Andre Arrington
• OFFICER PUDNEY – Lydia Robertson

The Performances will be:
March 8-10, 2018 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, March 11 at 2pm.
Kate Collins Auditorium, Kate Collins Middle School,
1625 Ivy Street, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980

The Addams Family Musical May 10-13, 2018

May 10, 11, 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and May 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Kate Collins Middle School

For Cast List and Photos, Click Here

Some rehearsal pics here

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on a fateful night when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

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