Events

Fall Production 2024 – OUR 55TH ANNIVERSARY

We’re celebrating our 55th Anniversary this year, and our Fall Production will be the hilarious comedy, “Dashing Through the Snow”, to be performed on November 13 – 16, 2024 at the Glesby Theatre, located at 11 2nd St NE in Portage la Prairie, MB, and will be directed by Rosa Albanese Rawlings.

Auditions will take place on Tues June 25 and Thurs June 27, starting at 7pm, in the green room of the Glesby Theatre.  Enter through the black stage door on the west side.

We need men and women, ages 18 – 70!

If you want more info, please contact Rosa at [email protected].

Spring Event 2024

There will not be a play this spring, instead we are doing an OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 10am – 3pm at the Glesby Theatre.
It’s a free event!  Come see what we’re all about!

Fall Production 2023

Our Fall Production this year was the hilarious comedy called “The Play that Goes Wrong.” that took place November 22 – 25 at the William Glesby Theatre, located at 11 2nd St NE in Portage la Prairie, MB, and directed by first-time Director, Avery Griffith.

The cast consisted of:

Randy Lilley, Alanna Downey, Lisa Marie Tessier-Burch, Laurel Giesbrecht, Ethan Hoekstra, Justin Fry, Cullen Yeates and Sandy Blight.

The Show was a wonderful success and we thank all patrons for supporting local community theatre!

Spring Production 2023

Prairie Players’ Spring Production was the Hilarious Comedy “Jack of Diamonds”, directed by Robert Martin, assisted by Rosa Albanese Rawlings.  Cast consisted of 5 females and 4 males and was performed from April 27 – 29, 2023.

Here was the Cast:

Avery Griffith, Rob Smith, Larry Lepla, Sandy Blight, Cindy McDonald, Fran Myles, Iris Jones, Rachael Clarke and Tammy Roberts.

Thanks to all who came out and made our production a great success!

Fall Production 2022

Prairie Players is back!  Our Fall Production of the wonderful Dramatic Comedy, “Steel Magnolias”, directed by Pam Stinson, was held from November 9 – 12, 2022, 7:30pm at the Glesby Theatre in the Prairie Fusion Arts and Entertainment Centre.  Tickets were $18.00, rush seating and were available for purchase with cash only at the Prairie Fusion Arts Centre Gift Shop and at the MCC Furniture Store.

The Wonderful cast that took part were:

Deanne McLeod as Truvy

Alanna Downey as Shelby

Jennifer Lomonico as M’Lynn

Meghan Carter as Annelle

Laurel Giesbrecht as Clairee

Danica Turcotte as Ouiser

Thanks to all who came out!  See you in the spring!

Fall 2019 – Happy 50th Anniversary to us!

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, our Dinner Theatre in November was the musical, “Mary Poppins” based on the original broadway show, directed by Stephanie Kauffman.

Show dates were – Play only, November 20 and 21, 2019.  Tickets weree $15.00 each with reserved seating.

Dinner Theatre – November 22 and 23, 2019.  Tickets were $50 each.

We had about 900 people in attendance!  Thank you!

Monthly Meetings

If you’re interested in finding out what Prairie Players is all about, we invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings.  They take place the second Tuesday of each month from September to May, at 7:30pm at the Glesby Centre.   (Enter through black Door on west side.)

We’re always looking for people to help out behind the scenes during our productions!  We have two productions per year – at the end of April and in the middle of November.  No experience is necessary, as we will train. If you’re interested in learning (or already know) how to build sets, including painting, or if your interest lies with the technical side, like doing lights or sound, we want YOU!  If you’re interested in helping out, or want to find out more information, please contact our President, Stephanie Kauffman, who is listed on the Contact Us page on this website.  Or, you can come out to one of our meetings.  We meet on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7pm, at the William Glesby Centre, 11 2nd St. N.E., Portage.  Use green stage door on west side.  See meeting dates above.

Here are various documents of interest:

PP Constitution Approved 2014

PP Bylaws Approved 2014

PP Job Descriptions, V new version

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