Welcome to the Community Players Theatre

Community Players is a charitable, nonprofit theatrical organization dedicated to the idea that live theater enhances the quality of life for our audiences, our participants, and the community.

Our mission is to produce classic and contemporary dramas, comedies, and musicals; to provide a place where the citizens of the Bloomington-Normal area, of all ages and incomes, can experience high quality live theater; to offer a home where a diverse group of theatrical artists can learn and develop their craft.

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News — Archives

  • COVID Policy Update - as of 9/15/22

    Published on 09/16/2022

    Our current policy is as follows Actors/Production Staff: Must be fully vaccinated (as currently defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to audition/participate. During rehearsals and performances, masks are optional, but strongly encouraged.

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  • Congratulations to the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!

    Published on 09/15/2022

    Congratulations to the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar! The show opens November 4, with a preview November 3, and runs for three weekends. Jesus of Nazareth - Daniel Sutter Judas Iscariot - Treveon Campbell Mary Magdalene - Mena Williams Caiaphas - Dakota McDaniels Annas - Mario Silva Pontius Pilate - Brian Artman King Herrod - Ken Sprouls Simon Zealotes - Missy Freese Peter - Latrisha Green Ensemble - Alex Dwyer - Avery Schoen - Cally Robertson - Carson Grey - Claire Clausing - Clara Varlese - Diane Gunz - Erica O'Neill - Haley Helpingstine - Hassan Holcomb - Justin Mabrey - Kelly Ferguson - Leah Megli - Michael Braun - Sam Willis - Shireen Banigan

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  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Director Interview

    Published on 09/04/2022

    Considering auditioning for Jesus Christ Superstar (JCS) next week? Hopefully these answers convince you to come out! Auditions are September 12, 13, and 14 at 7pm each night. For more information, visit the show page.

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  • COVID-19 Policy Update – as of 8/1/2022

    Published on 08/01/2022

    The safety of our patrons, volunteers, cast, and crew is of the utmost importance to us. Our policy for Steel Magnolias rehearsals/performances and for Jesus Christ Superstar auditions will be as follows:   Patrons: When attending a show, masks are optional, but strongly encouraged.

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We are proud to be voted the #1 Best Live Theatre Venue by the Bloomington-Normal community for the last 5 years!

1st Place: Best Live Theatre Venue 2021
1st Place: Best Live Theatre Venue 2021
1st Place: Best Live Theatre Venue 2020
1st Place: Best Live Theatre Venue 2019
1st Place: Best Live Theatre Venue 2018
1st Place: Best Live Theatre Venue 2017