Hudson Players Announce 2017-18 Season

The Hudson Players have officially announced our 2017-18 Season of high quality shows and award winning theater at a local price. We begin the year in November with the contemporary American drama, A Few Good Men, continue with popular nunsensical musical comedy, Nunsense (to be presented in February), and conclude in April/May with the hysterical, Tony winning, Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers.

Season Tickets (which include all three main shows) will be available soon at www.hudsonplayers.com or by calling 330-655-8522 and include tickets to A Few Good Men, Nunsense and The Producers for just $30 (a savings of over 25% over regular ticket prices). Season ticket holders are also offered free exchanges, first chance to renew and reserved seats for the season.

Fundraising options are available and group outings can be held before or after all productions with available onsite meeting rooms, private pre-show receptions and parties and group and fundraising ticket rates. The Hudson Players also have relationships with many local restaurants willing to host your pre and post show events.

More about our season:

A Few Good Men, a contemporary American drama by Aaron Sorkin, is being presented November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18, 2017. This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. “Enormously entertaining.” – New York Daily News

Nunsense, a nunsensical musical comedy will be presented February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24, 2018. Written by Dan Goggin, and Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off Broadway Musical, Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap dancing, nun ballet, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.

The Producers, a Mel Brooks’ musical comedy with a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Brooks, sets the standard for modern, outrageous, humor and unrivaled good times. Running April 27 & 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 2018, it is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards (including best musical) and wowing capacity crowds night after night. Max Bialystock, the one­time king of Broadway producers hungry to strike it rich, and Leo Bloom, an accountant with dreams of someday becoming a theatre producer, discover that they could get richer by producing a flop than a hit and start by finding the worst show, worst director, and worst actors. When their new production, “Springtime for Hitler,” turns out to be a smash success, the plan is thrown off and the partners lives are thrown into chaos

The Hudson Players are an all volunteer non-profit community theater organization and one of the longest running theater troupes in the area. Volunteers are always welcome to assist with a variety of tasks including publicity, poster distribution, set building, costumes and more. Auditions to their shows are open to all with no restrictions. Please send an email to [email protected] if interested or call 330-655-8522.

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