St. Andrew’s Players

About the St. Andrew’s Players

The St. Andrew’s Players is the church’s preeminent theater group and is open to anyone interested in theater, be it on the stage or in the “back of the house.” Productions range from fully staged and costumed plays and musicals to partially staged readings of theatrical works or poetry. They are a mix of religious-based works and better-known shows; past productions include Noah (1972), The Importance of Being Earnest (1982), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1989), The Sound of Music (2012), as well as some staged readings and Broadway Revues. Originally led by parishioner and award-winning local actress, June Hansen, this ministry will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022, continuing our mission of “providing quality family entertainment and promoting self-expression, appreciation of the theatrical arts, and fellowship within both the St. Andrew’s and Arlington communities.”

Adults and kids perform onstage with the St. Andrews Players.

Despite major challenges which caused many a theater group to “go dark” these last two years, the St. Andrew’s Players were able to rescue our production scheduled for March 2020 with a video-streamed production of the classic version of “The Wizard of Oz” along with an original add-on series of interviews with the cast. This was made available in June and July 2021. It is with that same determination that we approach this coming Anniversary Year of 2022.

We’ve formed a Committee to look at ways to mark 50 years of productions, remembering the hundreds of participants who made them possible. If you happen to be one of these people, or are just interested in working on a production or event, we welcome your involvement.    The 50th Anniversary Committee will meet by Zoom, so all are welcome, no matter how far away you may be. Just contact Jane Massant for details and the Zoom link via the Parish administrator.

cast members of the Wizard of Oz take a curtain call during dress rehearsal

Our productions offer a chance for budding actors of all ages, as well as opportunities for those who want to make the show come to life through stage management, set design and movement, and more. St. Andrew’s Players welcomes anyone – young and old alike – interested in being part of the ensemble or assisting in production to make our shows a success!

Performers from St. Andrews Players form a kick line in the church sanctuary.