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Auditions – A TUNA CHRISTMAS – 4/15 & 4/16 at 7pm

A Tuna Christmas
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
Directed by Christine Crawfis

Performances: July 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2018

Auditions: Sunday, April 15 and Monday, April 16, 2018 (at 7PM)

It’s Christmas in July! In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Two actors play all 22 colorful citizens of Tuna, Texas.

We are seeking two actors to each portray 12 quirky characters, both male and female, with split-second costume changes. A Texas/Southern dialect is recommended. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Synopsis: Two versatile actors with split-second comedic timing and lightning-fast costume-change artistry, portray all 24 citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! This time, it’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone theatre production of “A Christmas Carol”, and a yard-decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Prepared audition monologues welcome.

“It’s far too good for just Christmas.” – The New York Post

Seeking Play/Musical Suggestions For 2019/2020 Season.


County Players Falls Theatre is currently seeking play and musical suggestions for our 2019/2020 Season (62nd Season). Your input was integral to determine our 61st season and we appreciate all those who made suggestions to assist the Board in this important process.

Our Play Selection Task Force is currently in session and we once again look forward to receiving your feedback. If there are plays or musicals you would like to suggest for our 62nd Season, please send your suggestions to no later than April 30, 2018. In addition, if you would be interested in being considered to direct any of the shows on your suggested list, please indicate your interest next to the show titles.

60th Diamond Jubilee Gala – June 15th, 2018

County Players 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala
Take advantage of Early Bird Ticket Prices until March 15
Gala is on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Reservations: online at
Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted
Discounted Tickets Available until March 15, 2018 for County Players June Gala

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – County Players, Inc., one of the longest-established community theaters in the area, currently recognizing its 60th Anniversary Season, will bring down the curtain on its special year-long celebration and festivities with a fabulous Diamond Gala on June 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Held at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, the evening will include an elegant cocktail reception (with specialty cocktail), four-course dinner, dancing to DJ Mad Mike, special entertainment, silent auction and raffle prizes, and the best view of the Hudson River!

Special Early Bird pricing is $125 per person available until March 15, then all reservations are $150 per
person. Reserve online at Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. All
proceeds support our artistic programs and our ongoing expansion efforts. Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact David Ringwood at

County Players was born in 1958 Now celebrating 60 years of producing quality community theater, during its lifetime County Players has presented over 300 productions and served thousands of theatergoers. In 1977 the troupe acquired the old Academy Theatre in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, turned a crumbling relic into a living venue – The County Players Falls Theatre. Over the many years it paid off the mortgage, and continue to make improvements to the building, all the while managing to keep ticket prices at an affordable level. Its promise for the future is to continue on the proven path of fiscal responsibility, theatrical improvement, and entertainment! County Players continues their mission to delight, educate, and challenge the community and to nurture creative expression, through theatre and the performing arts of the highest quality.

County Players recently announced it had been recognized as the 2017 Arts Organization at the 31st Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards presented by Arts Min-Hudson, and were also once again selected Best Community Theater 2017 by the readers of Hudson Valley Magazine.
The Platinum Sponsor for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee is IBM. Event sponsor is Bonura Hospitality Group. County Players 60th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

David Ringwood, Gala Co-Chair, email: