HISTORY OF THE LEELANAU PLAYERS
1976 - 2008
The Leelanau Players came into being after a Bi-Centennial Review was staged in 1976 by a group of ambitious thespians. Receiving enthusiastic approval, the group decided to organize into a permanent troupe, dedicated to presenting live theatre in Leelanau County, Michigan.
The group recently celebrated 30 years of producing theatrical performaces to the Leelanau Community. For the past several years the Players have had the pleasure of performing at various venues such as The Bay Theater in Suttons Bay, Northport Community Arts Center, Old Art Building in Leland and very successful dinner theater productions at Samuel's Restaurant in Suttons Bay, The Leland Lodge, The Bluebird Restaurant in Leland and The Manor in Glen Arbor. They have proudly brought local artist's work to the stage including Rebecca Reynolds, Anne Marie Oomen, and Scott Craig.
In the past decade, the Players have brought to the stage "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" in 1999," Holiday Memories" in 2000, "The Cemetery Club" in 2001, "Great Expectations" & "A Literary Feast" in 2002, "Die Like a Dog in the Middle of the Road" in 2003, "Talking With" and "Our Town" in 2004. In 2005, they presented the musical "The Boy Friend" and dinner theater "Out to Sea", and in 2006, the dinner theater "Three Tables". "A Stone That Rises" was presented in 2007 along with "Almanac of the North" which took the stage twice in 2007, with a holiday edition most recently. In April 2008, they presented "Perfect Timing".
The Leelanau Players has always been comprised of people that bring a wide range of experience, expertise, talent and heart. Anyone interested in any aspect, on or off stage, is encouraged to join.
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A Visual History