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About Us

The Burns Park Players was formed in 1984 by a small group of parents looking for a way to raise money to send sixth graders (then in elementary school) to camp. Since that time, the Players has grown into an active community theater company; one that has maintained its commitment to family-oriented musical productions as well as to support of arts-related activities in local schools. Since 1992, the Players have donated over $275,000 to a variety of arts-related programs in the school district. Since 1998, the Burns Park Players has been a Federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. (Articles of Incorporation)

According to its by-laws, the Players consists of adult members (parents, teachers, other residents) who live in the Burns Park Elementary School community (as defined by the boundaries of the school attendance area), who have a child who attends the school, or who work for the school.  Each year we join together to produce one musical show each year. The elementary school age children (grades one through five) of Players members may appear in the musical production. Also according to its by-laws, the Players must donate their proceeds to school or school district needs.

To be a member of the Burns Park Players, several requirements and duties must be met:

  • Be an adult 18 years or older;
  • Reside in the Burns Park School attendance area, or have a child who attends the school, or be employed by the school, or be a former member of a BPP production;
  • Pay annual family dues of dues of $25 for the first adult member, plus $10 for each additional adult;
  • Participate as a cast or crew member of the annual musical production, including selling ads for the musical's program.

New members are always welcome! For more information, contact us.

Board of Directors


Carly Groves

Treasurer/Vice President

Jay Winegarden


Brad Whitridge

Board Members

Carly Groves

Jay Winegarden

Brad Whitridge

Jeff Post

John Pottow

Mary Roderique

Tom Bourque




Our Mission
To provide the opportunity for individual adult members of the Burns Park community to become involved in the various aspects of the performing arts within a pleasant social atmosphere. To generate funds for the benefit of the Burns Park Elementary School and selected school-related (outside of Burns Park) organizations.

Donate to the Burns Park Players
The Burns Park Players is a 501(c)(3) organization, and gifts to us are charitable contributions under the tax code.

Thanks for your support!

Membership Details
For more information on the expectations and responsibilities of a Burns Park Player, please read here.