Gallery Players

galleryplayers.logoGallery Players, the longest running community theatre in the Midwest, presents a season lineup highlighting the Jewish experience and work by Jewish playwrights. Gallery Players does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender when casting, and aims to present productions that are of interest to the Jewish and general communities.

Gallery Players is proudly underwritten by the

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Gallery Players Mission Statement

Gallery Players produces theater of the highest artistic expression, reflecting a Jewish perspective while exploring our common humanity. Building on its rich history, Gallery Players strives to challenge and inspire audiences and artists alike.

–  Adopted October 2014

 

Announcing Gallery Players 70th Season

Gallery Players is proud to announce its very special 2018-2019 70th anniversary season! A year like never before, Gallery Players will present THREE blockbuster musicals!

Falsettos, book by William Finn and James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn
(October 13-28, 2018)

Falsettos is a hilarious and profound look into a large, modern, dysfunctional, yet loving Jewish family in New York in the 1970s. With mixed and matched love triangles and non-traditional family values, it has become a Broadway classic.

Funny Girlbook by Isobel Lennart, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and music by Jule Styne
(December 8-23, 2018)

Follow the semi-biographical story of beloved comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice. As she waits for her husband to return from prison, the star of Ziegfeld Follies reflects on her life and her rise to fame. This hit musical is full of Broadway classics such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “People,” and “Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady,” that will be sure to stick in your head.

Newsies book by Harvey Fierstein, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and music by Alan Menken
(March 2-17, 2019)

Inspired by a true story and based off the 1992 Disney film,Newsies tells the story of newspaper boys in 1899 who make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. After a newspaper cost hike at the expense of the newspaper boys, one of them, Jack Kelly, plus an independent newspaper owner Katherine Plummer, organize a strike against the big publishing companies.