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Purely Puccini

Our Season begins with a Special Event.  Join us on Saturday, September 26, at 7:30 pm as Hubbard Hall Opera Theater presents an evening of romance, drama, and passion celebrating the sumptuous music of Giacomo Puccini.  Highlighted will be works from Madame Butterfly, LaBoheme, Tosca and other masterpieces.  The evening will feature Vedrana Kalas  (Soprano), Brooke Larimer  (Mezzo-Soprano), Christopher Lucier  (Tenor), Nicholas Kilkenny  (Bass-Baritone), Michael Clement  (on piano).  

Admission includes an after performance reception with Italian wines and appetizers and  an opportunity to meet the singers.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of our friend and benefactor, Tim Nichols.

Announcing Our 88th Season of Plays!


Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.  Performances are October 9-11 and 16-18, 2015




 Best Christmas Pageant Ever tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children surnamed Herdman who engage in misfit behavior for their age such as smoking, drinking jug wine, and shoplifting. They go to church for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. Despite protests from other church members, they are given roles in the Sunday School’s Christmas play, in which they tell the Christmas Story in a nonconventional fashion.  Performances are December 4-6 and 11-13, 2015

Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol in dramatic Readers Theatre style is presented by Shakespeare on Main Street.  A novella that tells the story of bitter, old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Performance are December 19-20, 2015



 MCT LOGO CMYKEvery year Dorset Players invites MCT for a week-long residency to work with local children to help develop talent, broaden horizons and encourage teamwork and responsibility in young people. What we end up with is a staged production starring 50-60 local school age children in a full-scale musical. This year’s production will be Peter and Wendy.  The week long program is scheduled for January 18-23, 2016.



Play It Again, Sam is about a film critic depressed over his wife’s abandonment, who places himself in a film fantasy life where he is coached by his hero, Humphrey Bogart. Performances are March 4-6 and 11-13, 2016




1ACT festival Each year, the Dorset Players offers its members an opportunity to try their hand at directing or acting without committing themselves to a “big” production.    Check back to see which one act plays have been chosen for our 13th Annual One-Act Festival in April. Performances are April 1-3, 2016




August: Osage County is a look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.  Performances May 20-22, 27-29, 2016