Jan 082018

Essex Community Players is seeking directors and actors for V-Day, a one weekend benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues to be held in February 9th and 10th, 2018 in Essex, Vermont. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to charities supporting women – 90% of our proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood and 10% to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign: The Resistance. We are seeking directors and actors who identify as female, genderqueer, or non-binary to join us in creating this event. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 8th and Tuesday, January 9th at Memorial Hall in Essex, Vermont. Director candidates should arrive at 6pm on either […]

Dec 152017

Call for Directors!Essex Community Players is seeking directors for V-Day, a one weekend performance of The Vagina Monologues to be held in February, 2018 in Essex, Vermont. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to charities supporting women – 90% of our proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood and 10% to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign: The Resistance. V-Day is grounded in 4 core beliefs:1. Art has the power to transform consciousness and inspire people to act2. Lasting social cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things3. Local women best know what their communities need and can become […]

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Dec 132017

Essex Community Players is pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, A Parable. Father Flynn: Trevor Fulchino of South Hero Sister Aloysius: Charlotte Norris of Burlington Sister James: Becky Laird of Burlington Mrs. Muller: Fabienne Nadeau of Milton Congratulations to a fantastic and exciting cast! Doubt, A Parable is directed by Richard Hibbert and opens at Memorial Hall in Essex on February 22.

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Nov 222017
"Doubt, A Parable" Auditions- December 4th and 5th!

Essex Community Players is pleased to announce auditions for its winter production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, A Parable, a powerful and provocative drama of suspicion and certainty, of faith and distrust, of fact and conjecture. Set in the Bronx in 1964, the play tells the story of Sister Aloysius, a school principal, who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects charismatic Father Flynn of an improper relationship with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, Doubt is a play that could not be timelier. Sister Aloysius: (50 -60) The […]

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Nov 192017
"It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play" is the Players' Holiday Offering!

Essex Community Players invite you to be a member of our “live studio audience” when we bring Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE to Essex Memorial Hall, December 1-3 and 8-10! WONDERFUL LIFE is the beloved holiday story of George Bailey, the everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty,  and whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save and from despair, and to remind him–by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been […]

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Oct 192017

SPECIAL AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!   Essex Players will be conducting an extended round of auditions for stage age 10 – 14 boys to complete our cast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: the Radio Play. This session will be held at Memorial Hall, on Towers Road in Essex on Saturday, Oct 21 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.   Production dates are December 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10 at Memorial Hall.   For more information contact Donna Boisselle at 878 – 7763 or Don MacKechnie 899 – 2699

Oct 122017

He’s here!  Dracula has arrived at Memorial Hall!  Get your tickets now for this epic tale of good versus evil.  Join Abram Van Helsing and all the brave souls for ECP’s production of Dracula opening 10/13 and playing for 3 weekends.  Tickets are available on this web page, by phone, or in person at the box office.  The blood is the life!  Be there.

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Oct 092017

Always dreamed of being a part of the classic Christmas tradition, “It’s a Wonderful Life?” ECP is having auditions for their radio-show-style live theatre adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on  Sunday, October 15th, Tuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th (all from 6:30-9:00pm at Memorial Hall). Come try out for this unique and fun take on the classic!

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Sep 242017

Dying to see Dracula? Waiting for A Wonderful Life? Having Doubt? Want to know Who came to Dinner? Satisfy your curiosity by purchasing your tickets to our line-up of productions in our 2017 – 2018 Season. Click on the “Tickets” tab above and make your selection(s) while the best seats in the house are still available. If you have any questions, send a note to tickets@essexplayers.com and we’ll get an answer to you as soon as possible. The ECP Box Office will open on for the season on Saturday, September 30, from 9am to 1pm.

Aug 102017

Essex Community Players is pleased to announce the cast for our fall 2017 production of “Dracula” Originally dramatized by John L. Balderston & Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, Dracula. As adapted by William McNulty. Dracula – Just about everybody has heard the story, and has a reaction to it.  It’s a delicious mingling of horror and the supernatural.  For our production, the audience will be dislodged from the familiar here and now, transported seamlessly from one mysterious location to another, and drawn into a world filled with combat, magic, screams, with, of course, lots of blood. In the very end, the audience […]