Welcome to the wonderful world of Burns Park Players, and one of Ann Arbor's most exciting and unique theater programs! The Burns Park Players brings together the highest caliber of community talent, from cast to crew, with its annually sold-out musical productions. Over its 30-plus year history the organization has donated more than $275,000 to arts programs in the local schools and community. 

So whether you want to sit comfy in your seat and enjoy the incredible song and dance of theater's most beloved musicals, or brush off your own personal talents to bring on stage or behind the scenes, Burns Park Players invites to you explore our site and become part of our wonderful and giving theater community.

Who knew your neighbors had so much talent?

Recent Burns Park Players News

Snow notwithstanding, Tappan WILL be open for our show this evening, February 9, and tomorrow afternoon, February 10. So, strap on those skis and come enjoy "Kiss Me, Kate"!!!

Ticket are now available for purchase at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets are $15 and patron for $30.

Now celebrating its 35th season, the Burns Park Players does it again this season with "Kiss Me, Kate", featuring the delightful music of Cole Porter. This beloved musical is a hilarious show-within-a-show, involving the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. The audience is transported into the wings of a touring company which includes a battling couple, Fred Graham (the show’s director, producer, and star) and his leading lady, ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane (the actress playing Bianca) and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, a ne’er do well, who is in hot water with gangsters. "Kiss Me, Kate" is a riotous ode to the business of theater and the savvy, creative, and madcap characters who create the magic. The songs of "Kiss Me, Kate" include “Why Can’t You Behave,” “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “We Open in Venice,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Always True to You,” "Another Openin' " and the hilarious “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” 

Performances dates are February 2, 3, and 9 at 7:30pm and February 10 at 4:00pm. All shows are at Tappan Middle School Auditorium, 2251 E. Stadium Blvd. Ticket sales begin on January 19 at 6am at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets will be $15 and patron for $30.

Thanks everyone for attending the auditions for The Burns Park Players production of Kiss Me, Kate. 

The callback list will be distributed via email. If your name does not appear on the callback list, you are still in the show. We will be e-mailing and posting the cast list as soon as we can.

Auditions for Kiss Me, Kate will be held on Monday, Oct. 23  and Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:00pm at Tappan Middle School Auditorium. Please come on just one of those evenings.  There is no preparation necessary!  You will be taught the songs and dance steps as part of the audition.

Important Dates for Kiss Me, Kate

February 2, 3, 9 - 7:30pm 
February 10 - 4pm

Purchase tickets here!