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-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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  • Congratulations to the cast of Steel Magnolias!

    Published on 07/20/2022

    Congratulations to the cast of Steel Magnolias! The show opens September 2, with a preview September 1, and runs for two weekends. Truvy Jones - Lynne Christian M’Lynn Eatenton - Lynda Rettick Annelle Dupuy-Desoto - Mena Williams Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie - Katie Potts Clairee Belcher - Diane Walker Ouiser Boudreaux - Lorraine Bouchard

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  • Congratulations to the Cast of Matilda the Musical!

    Published on 05/19/2022

    Congratulations to the "revolting children" and cast of Matilda the Musical! The show opens July 15, with a preview on July 14. Matilda - Khaleesi Elder & Violet Miller Trunchbull - Jay Williams Mr.

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  • Upcoming Members Meeting – April 12th, 2022

    Published on 03/31/2022

    Mark your calendars for CPT's upcoming members meeting! CPT's Annual Members Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at 6pm. The meeting will take place at Community Players Theatre (201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington, IL 61704).

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