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Jun. 1st, 2010

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Our Mission
  • Afford the residents of the Greater Utica Area the opportunity to enjoy, study, and actively participate in live amateur theatre.
  • To stimulate interest and foster the development of an appreciation of the dramatic arts.
  • To promote the social and intellectual well being of the community by encouragement of the study and improvement of the arts as they relate to the theatre.
  • Players shall not discriminate against any person who seeks to engage in or attend the activities because of race, creed, color, or national origin and will ensure that all persons are afforded equal theatrical opportunities without such discrimination.
  • Any person interested in the Mission of Players of Utica shall become a member upon payments of the annual membership fee and will be registered on the membership list.

Nov. 18th, 2008

Sad News

Long time Players member Joe Karam passed away peacefully, at his home, yesterday.

I will always remember Joe for his wonderful smile, kind words and his enjoyment of my polka dotted dress.

There will be calling hours for on Friday from 4pm until 8pm at the Eannace Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10 am at St. Louis Gonzaga Church, with a cocktail reception to follow at Valley View.
A full obituary will be published in the OD on Wednesday.

Oct. 16th, 2008

Audition Update

When it rains, it pours. Players has two upcoming auditions!

Directed by Peter Loftus

Auditions are Nov. 3 & 4 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Whitesboro Middle School.
Performances are Dec. 11, 12 & 13 at the Stanley Theater.

Be prepared to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee".

Casting Needs:
Males and females ages 5 and up.

Show Synopsis:
A musical rendition of Dicken's classic story, "A Christmas Carol"; this show has been delighting families across the Mohawk Valley for nearly thirty years.

"Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Jane Metzger

Auditions are Nov 3 & 4 at 6:30pm at the Utica Public Library Music Room on the Second Floor.
Performances are Jan 8, 9 & 10 at Utica College's Strebel Auditorium.

For consideration in this production, you will be asked to cold-read scenes from the script with others at the audition.

Casting Needs:
1 Female: age 16-25
1 to 3 Females: age 40-50
2 Males: age 35-50

Rehearsal begins on or about November 10, 2008 - January 7, 2008. The director plans to rehearse three nights per week in the Village of New Hartford.

Show Synopsis:

Sylvia is young, cute, street-smart and outspoken. Greg is married and teetering on the edge of male menopause. It's only natural that they should meet and fall in love. But the other woman in this affair happens to be a dog! A dog who is a shameless flirt! Howlingly funny, SYLVIA is one of the most involving, beautiful, touching, and endearing, comedies to have come along in years.

Jun. 5th, 2008

Utica Monday Nite

Players of Utica will again be hosting free entertainment as part of Utica Monday Nite.

All events take place in the auditorium of MWPAI and start a 7:00pm.

6/16 - Players of Utica "Side by Side by Sondheim"
6/23 - Hartford Players Youth Theater
7/07 - Capitol Theater "SummerStage"
7/14 - Richard Enders "Mark Twain"
7/21 - M. Proctor Theater Guild
7/28 - Rome Community Theater
8/04 - Ilion Little Theater "The Boar"
8/11 - Players of Utica "Sing for Your Supper"
8/18 - Players of Utica Season Preview