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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:

County Players to offer FREE Open House and Theatre Tours – 2/11/18


Sunday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Box Office: 845-298-1491

Pull Back the Curtains!
County Players to offer Open-House Theater Tours Sunday, February 11

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – To celebrate their 60th Anniversary of producing quality theatrical productions, and to give a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes magic, County Players all-volunteer community theater is opening their doors to beloved audience and community members on Sunday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Theater tours will be offered starting at 1:00 p.m.  County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Whether a current audience member, subscriber, or just interested, the board of governors invite you to go behind the scenes to see how our productions comes together.  According to County Players board president Anna Marie Paolercio, “We’re excited to open our doors and ‘pull back the curtains’ for our Open House! Combining the talents of many volunteers is the only way we can bring our productions to life, and we want to share our stories and backstage spaces with everyone who witnesses the final results of our hard work and love of theatre.”

Guests will receive flyers upon their arrival with a map highlighting stations of interest where they can learn more about the various production departments. During tours attendees will have an opportunity to interact with our dedicated volunteer personnel and ask them about the theater’s history, day-to-day operations, and plans for the future.

Some areas of interest: start in the lobby with concessions; move into the theater to see live actors displaying various costume examples and learn how fashion throughout the ages influences each costume’s design; listen to show tunes and hear the musical rehearsal process from the printed page to the lighted stage.  See live demonstrations of theatrical makeup application; learn about researching, locating, and organizing props and set pieces, hear from long-time volunteers on set design and construction.

Get to meet our house manager and understand how volunteers usher nearly 400 patrons to their seats.  Learn from our resident technical director, lighting and sound designers to see various instruments that light the stage, or how they create special technical lighting and sound effects – magic that influence a designer’s choices that bring a director’s vision to life.

Tours will finally return guests to the lobby for a visit to the box office to make sure seats will be ready for their your next visit, to purchase season subscriptions, and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

County Players 60th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY.