Community Players Theatre

Next Auditions: The Philadelphia Story, July 28 & 29, 2014, 7 pm at the theater.

Shrek The Musical

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Pay-What-You-Can Preview: July 10, 2014
Performances: July 11–13, 17–20, and 24–27 in 2014

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 7:30 pm
Sunday Performances at 2:30 pm

Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

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Shrek's Swamp Soiree

Is your child a fan of Shrek? Bring him or her to the Shrek Swamp Soiree. At this event, your child can:

  • play games
  • create a craft
  • take a picture
  • share a snack
  • have their face painted

all with cast members from our very own Shrek: The Musical.

Shrek Swamp Soiree is on Saturday, July 26th from 5:00-6:00 pm

Admission is just $10 per child. Download the event flyer and send in your reservation now as space is limited.

Please note that children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.


2014-2015 season tickets are now available!

Community Players is pleased to announce that season tickets for our 2014-2015 season are now avalable. Click on the download button to download the season ticket order form. For more information, visit our season tickets page.

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Read more about the shows in our 2014-2015 season.


The Summer Arts Sampler is Here!

One pass to get you into the six hottest shows in town.

Sponsored by the AART, the Summer Arts Sampler gives you admission to six different events throughout the summer. A $250 retail value, this "Passport" gives you the chance to see them all at a great price of only $60.

Participating groups are Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Heartland Theatre Company, Community Players Theatre and Prairie Fire Theatre. Admission to events is limited to specified dates and performances.

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This is a limited offer. Only 250 passports will be sold.

Hearing Assistance System

Patron Hearing Assistance

Community Players offers a Hearing-Assistance System so that hard-of-hearing patrons can better hear and understand the dialogue and music of our productions.

Using the Hearing-Assistance System, hard-of-hearing patrons better hear and understand the dialogue and music of our productions. Patrons are loaned a small receiver, about the size of a transistor radio or a mic pack, and an earpiece. A transmitter works through the theater’s sound board to deliver the actors’ voices to the patron’s ear, bypassing background noises and other interference.

If you wish to use the system, please see the House Manager before the performance.

The Hearing-Assistance System was purchased by means of a generous grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to whom we are most grateful.


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