Let Us Entertain You! A Call for Support

Covid-19 has changed everything. Our wonderful 2020-2021 season is on hold.As performers, writers, and directors, we miss you all. We’ve been creating and providing free online performances for our patrons and supporters. VirtualOpenMic – Videos of some of Central New York’s brightest talents and great performances.Players ... More

Players of Utica Cancels the Remainder of its 2019-2020 Season But Will Offer Online Entertainment

With heavy hearts, Players of Utica is officially canceling the rest of its 2019-2020 season. As New York State’s oldest continually operating community theatre, we hate to cancel shows, but in this current health crisis, we must be sensitive to the safety of our audience and our theatre family and must be responsible and prudent. We... More

“I Hate Hamlet” is being postponed

UTICA, NY, March 14, 2020: It's drilled into our heads: "The show must go on!" Unfortunately, the rare exception to that mantra has occurred with the spread of COVID-19, and although I Hate Hamlet won't go up as planned on March 27-April 5 at Players of Utica, the show will go on, just at a later date. We're still working out the ... More

Renovations underway at Players of Utica after $125,000 state grant awarded

UTICA, N.Y., November 22, 2019 – We're raising the curtain on renovations at Players Theatre after a much-anticipated state grant for $125,000 was awarded in the spring. The funds are to be used to finish the lobby and complete the black box theatre.  The grant had been in the works for several years, beginning with Players of ... More

Get a Players Holiday Ornament!

Players of Utica has the perfect new ornament for your Christmas tree or holiday decorating — a beautiful ornament that will brighten your home or office, remind you of your favorite community theater, and support Players of Utica! The sparkling red ornament with gold thread hanger is stamped with our logo and the cheeky statement: ... More

New Doors Are Entranceway to Players’ Future

The next time you visit Players for a show, be sure to check out the two new sets of double doors in the lobby where the main stage will be! The project was made possible through a $10,000 gift by an anonymous donor and the installation of the new state-of-the-art doors was conducted by JM Door and took two days to complete in mid-November.... More

Players of Utica Awarded $10,000 Grant through The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

A $10,000 grant was awarded to Players of Utica through the Gabriel, Joseph & Lila Mandour Karam Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. The $10,000 gift will go help Players of Utica in completing construction projects related to the opening of its mainstage at 1108 State St. in Utica. In May, members of The ... More

“GODSPELL” at Players of Utica

PLAYERS OF UTICA PRESENTS ‘Godspell’ A Joyous, Emotional, Uplifting, Must-See Musical UTICA, N.Y., March 30, 2018 – Players of Utica continues its 105th season with Godspell. Randy Fields directs this wonderful musical by Stephen Schwartz, with musical direction by Bonnie Hibbard. Subscriptions and single tickets are available ... More

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As the blistering zephyrs and unmerciful precipitation of a Central New York winter loom on the horizon, Players of Utica invites us to indulge a warmer, more verdant atmosphere one last time before 2017 lies forever in the annals of history.One of Shakespeare’s most enduring comedies, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” presents the stories ... More

Players of Utica Announces its 105th Season

UTICA, N.Y., June 6, 2017 – The Players of Utica proudly announces its 105th season -- showcasing a variety of theatrical experiences through three musical productions and two plays. The season starts off with the comical hit, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical focuses on six quirky adolescents as they prep for an ... More