Coming Soon – Our 2016 – 2017 Season!

Golden Circle 2016

Congratulations to all our  2016 Golden Circle Awards Winners:

Favorite Leading Male: (tied): Paul Michael Brinker (August: Osage County) and Mike Cutler (Play It Again, Sam)

Favorite Leading Female: Christy Vogel (August: Osage County)

Favorite Supporting Male: Jim Young (August: Osage County)

Favorite Supporting Female:  Mary Kate Marcellus (August: Osage County)

Favorite Leading Female in a Musical:  Ellen Russell (Nunsense)

Favorite Cameo:  Tom Ferguson (August: Osage County)

Favorite New Male:  Todd Hjelt (August: Osage County)

Favorite New Female: Megan Demarest (August: Osage County)

Favorite Young Male:Riley Vogel (Best Christmas Pageant Ever)

Favorite Young Female (tied):Zoe Grigsby (Best Christmas Pageant Ever & August: Osage County)

and Greta Schaub (Nunsense &August: Osage County)

Favorite One Act Male:Chrisophert Restino (Electric Roses)

Favorite One Act Female: Debby Goldman (Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.)

Favorite One Act: Electric Roses, Richard Grip, Director

Favorite Costumes:  Suzi Dorgeloh (Play it Again, Sam)

Favorite Set: Drew Hill (August: Osage County)

Favorite Show:  August: Osage County, Sherry Kratzer




Our first Improv workshop was so much fun that we just can’t stop. It’s for anyone  and everyone.  Just like on “Who’s Line is it Anyway”? Come once and you won’t be able to stop!  You’ll gain new skills to help you in work and life, more effective communication, less self-consciousness about speaking in public, and the ability to listen without an agenda. And best of all, it’s FUN!

The workshop will be taught by Todd Hjelt, a theatre professional with more than 20 years of Improv experience. He has performed across the country from L.A. to Washington, DC and studied with Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre, I.O. Chicago and the World Famous Second City.

This workshop will meet on Sunday, starting June 5 from 6-8 pm and continue through the summer at The Downtown School in Manchester The cost is $10 per session (members $8) for drop-ins and $60 for the entire summer.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, call the Players’ business office at 802-867-5570 (M-F, 9-1) Or email