The Players repertoire has featured a variety of musicals from many different genres, world famous shows brought to the local stage and well-loved productions that have been popular with community theatre groups over the years. Its first, back in 1956, was Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”. Pantomime was introduced to The Players in 1992 with “Santa in Space” followed by our 1999 journey into theatre restaurant through “Bail ’em up Cobbers”.
Early productions began at the former Whyalla Institute, with The Players being supported to present theatre restaurant and one-act plays by various other venues both in Whyalla and other regional towns throughout its history. The opening of Middleback Theatre in the mid-1980’s further enabled The Players to bring bigger, blockbuster productions to the community. The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, Grease, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins to name some of the most memorable