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Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy, does that ever change everything!

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In the middle of a sunny summer, one local theater company is embracing its dark side with a musical that's a scream come true for the director.    

Brett Cottone, Samuel James WIllis and Emily Ohmart
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Community Players cordially invites you to attend a musical that unites Hollywood and Broadway, throwing in a heavy dose of nostalgia for good measure and good times.

Marcia Weiss, director
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Casually drop a mention of Louis May Alcott’s novel “Little Women” into a conversation and watch dreamy smiles begin to glow with nostalgia.

Nick Benson and Cristen Monson
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A Roman slave hatches a complicated plot to help his young master win the girl-next-door, as well as win freedom for himself. The plan quickly spirals into farce in the classic musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum.”

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Community Players in Bloomington begins its 97th season this weekend with "Peter and the Starcatchers."

John Poling
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Community Players in Bloomington is staging a biting comedy/drama of family relations.

Community Players Stages 'Into The Woods'

Mar 7, 2018
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What happens to Cinderella after she marries her prince? Who is Rapunzel’s real mother? Is every witch bad? Is every hero good?

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Community Players in Bloomington takes 37 Shakespeare plays, adds three actors, a little audience participation and comes up with a hilarious romp for a cold, winter's night.

Under The Sea With A Beloved 'Mermaid'

Jul 14, 2017
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"The Little Mermaid," with its charismatic singing sea creatures, ushered in a new era in Disney animation. The 1989 film was the precursor of all those blockbuster film and stage musicals that followed, including "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King."

Now Bloomington-Normal audiences will have a chance to see if the stage version of "The Little Mermaid" contains everything they loved about the animated film with Community Players' new production of the musical.

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A classic thriller jumps from the screen to the stage in the latest production from Community Players.  Based on the film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps takes a comedic twist in the footlights, but it still has Hitchcock's fingerprints all over it. 

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The new season at Community Players kicks off with a comedy that asks, 'Coffee, tea or me?'  It's Boeing, Boeing, a classic French farce from the swinging '60's.  The show has a preview Thursday, Sept. 1, with the opening on Friday the 2nd.  The show runs through Sept. 11.

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Fact and fiction mingle in the latest show from Community Players. The theater troupe is staging a searing drama that's based on a dark time in American history that's still relevant today.

  Get a preview of "Noises Off," the new show at Community Players in Bloomington.