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Bell, Book and Candle – Opening Night!

Written by John Van Druten
Directed by Kevin Barnes

Performance Dates: September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2017

Take three witches, a bewildered young man and a rather wicked cat. Mix with a good glug of humour, stir in a dollop of desire. The result? A deliciously dark tale of treachery and enchantment that will leave you spellbound … Gillian Holroyd leads a charmed life. And when her eye falls on the man upstairs, she soon has him under her spell. But the family are far from impressed and get down to some hocus pocus of their own. It’s a war of the warlocks with a hapless human playing mortal in the middle. What begins as an amusing game rapidly becomes more devilishly dangerous. Torn between two worlds, Gillian is forced to answer the age-old question – is love always worth the sacrifice?

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank

Season Sponsor: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

60th Anniversary Raffle Basket and Silent Auction Donors



In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we have reached out to many local businesses and individuals to assist us in our fund raising efforts to offset the cost of our celebration events. Sincere thanks to the names listed below who have contributed to our raffle baskets and silent auctions for our anniversary events!

Adams Fairacre Farms

American Girl

Antonella’s Restaurant

Bardavon 1869 Opera House

Bellagio Salon

Bellizzi Jewelers

MaryBeth Boylan

Café Maya ~ Wappingers/Fishkill

CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Kit Colbourn

Anna Coleman ~ Jamberry Products

Jody and Paul Coleman

Color & Shape Salon

County Players Falls Theatre

Dazzles Salon and Spa – Rosemarie Haines

Linda D’Aquino

di’Vine Wine Bar

East Coast Salon ~ Susan & Pat Gasperini

Michael J. Frohnhoefer

Giacomo’s Pizza – South Road/Poughkeepsie

Barbara Greenberg

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Hudson River Sloop Clearwwater

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Hudson Valley Renegades

Joe Willy’s Seafood House

Barbara Lucas-Wilson ~ Arbonne Products

Mangia & Bevi Restaurant and Deli

Aruna & Joseph McDermott

Massage Therapy at the Falls ~ Brianna Gilman, LMT

Michaels ~ Poughkeepsie Store

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain Stage Company

Northern Dutchess Symphony

Anna Marie Paolercio

Joe Pettignano

Polly Myhrum Pottery

Poughkeepsie Farm Project

Rosendale Theatre

Stephano’s Ristorante

Steven P. Stefanchik

Scott Way ~ Reiki Master & Teacher of Reflexology

Jennifer & Peter Turoff ~ Roamin’ Candle Hot Air Balloon Team

Vassar College Alumnae House

Viscount Wine & Liquor

Wagon Wheel Pizza

West Main Kitchen & Bar

Zimmer Brothers Jewelers

CP in Concert: Celebrating 60 Years – Season 60 Opens Tomorrow!

Join us as we open our 60th Anniversary Season!

Directed by Tom Lawrence

July 14, 15, 16, 2017

County Players in Concert: Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Theatre will include an impressive selection of songs from many of the 85 musicals and musical revues that County Players produced over the past 60 years. Sensational vocalists will perform numerous show-stopping songs by famous Broadway composers and lyricists.

Tom Lawrence created and music directs CP in Concert. The cast includes Jonah Acosta, Andrea Buergers, Jorge Caraballo, John Carter III, Kit Colbourn, Mary Jane Connolly, Brendan Coyne, Mary Dallari, Robin Meade Evans, Michele George, Tricia Hampel, Lia-Marie Henry, Nick Karnavezos, Claudia King, Glen Macken, Janet E. Nurre, Grace Padworski, Anna Marie Paolercio, Dylan Parkin, Chris Propfe, Doug Propfe, Jenn Propfe, Sylvia Propfe, Lora Rinaldi, David J. Ringwood, Paul Roughgarden, Amy Schaffer, Allison Simoskevich, Jenn Streeter, Barbara Vultaggio, Mark Weglinski, Liisa Wickman, Jeff Wilson, and Douglas

Kit Colbourn and David J. Ringwood rehearse “A Little Priest” from Sweeney Todd (2008)

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce – Ribbon Cutting – 7/14 at 4pm

Come join us on Friday, July 14, at 4pm for the official opening of our 60th Anniversary Season.

The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will officially kick off our 60th Season with a ribbon cutting in front of our theatre.

Refreshments provided by Cathy Temple, R&C Cleaning

60th Anniversary Season Sponsor
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Annual Meeting – Tonight at 7pm!


We hope that you will be able to attend this event, which will begin with a short business meeting, followed by entertainment and light refreshments.

The 2017-2018 season is a very special one here at County Players. It marks our 60th consecutive season in operation, which is an extraordinary milestone for any volunteer organization. County Players is one of the few community-based theatres in New York to have achieved this kind of longevity, and it is all thanks to the enthusiasm and support we have received from you, our audiences.

In 1958 a small group of local residents with an avid interest in theatre formed County Players. The vision of our founders was to provide the Hudson Valley region with quality productions for both the enjoyment of audiences and opportunities for those interested in participating in those productions. In the past 60 seasons, we have presented over 250 productions and have served thousands of theatregoers who continue to reward our efforts with their loyal attendance.

In 1977, we acquired the old Academy Theatre in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, we turned a crumbling relic into a living theatre – The County Players Falls Theatre. We paid off our mortgage, continue to make improvements to our building, and still manage to keep our prices at an affordable level. Our promise for the future is to continue on the path of fiscal responsibility, theatrical excellence, and service to those interested in participating, both onstage and behind the scenes.

Throughout the 2017-2018 season, we will proudly promote our 60 years. We hope you will celebrate with us, and we thank you for supporting us. If you have any special ideas for ways to enhance our celebration, please let us know!

Phone: 845-298-1491