Community Players
Copyright 2014 Julius Preston Brock
Gulfport Community Players
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1. Will Call Tickets: Call 727-322-0316. Leave your name, indicate how many tickets you need, your selected performance date, and your phone number.
We do this as a courtesy to our patrons. Your tickets will be kept on hold for you at the ticket counter, BUT, they MUST be picked up at least
30 minutes before curtain time, or they may be sold to others awaiting seating. . 

2. Theater tickets will be sold for just $15 each at the following Gulfport locations:
Gulfport Beach Bazaar,  Couture'd Resale Boutique, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, or at the Gulfport Casino.
You can also buy them at our ticket desk before curtain time.

3. At the door: Patrons may still buy their theater tickets at the door of the Theater before curtain time on their selected performance date. This, of course, applies only when we have tickets available for that performance. We do not oversell our performances, unlike some other theater groups do.

NOTE:  Group tickets sales will also be available for 10 or more persons at the reduced rate of only $10 per ticket! These purchases must be pre-arranged with Cathy Culler, our ticket lady, and paid for ahead of time. Contact Cathy at 727-345-1501 for these group sales. No group sales will be sold at the door!
Children and student tickets (with school ids) are also just $10 each.

NEW! By recent Board approval, there is now a $1 per ticket discount for the Red Hat Society members and also for Bay Pines employees (with ids).

Announcing a new name for our
Rehearsal and Audition Hall
The Back Door Theater
Back Door Theater
1619 - 49th Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

We have bought the old Knights of Columbus building in Gulfport as of August 16, 2004. It is 7000 sq. ft. inside, has LOTS of room (complete with a spacious loft), a large parking lot, a full commercial kitchen, and a LOT of potential. This will be our new meeting, audition, and rehearsal space. We will also use the newly named Back Door Theater for some of our productions too.

Our goal is to transform this theater into a performing arts center. It will serve as a testing ground for new plays, new playwrights and challenging new projects. The community, both young and old, will experience children's plays, improv, musical variety shows, and dinner theater.

In the future, we hope grants and stipends will enable us to make improvements to the building and provide training in all aspects of live theater ... acting, set design, lights, sound, music, and dance.

With your help, the Gulfport Community Players will continue to bring the magic of live theater to Gulfport. If you want to be a part of this exciting process, send your donations to:
Gulfport Community Players, Inc.
1619 - 49th Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707

The Gulfport Community Players is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible. Our IRS number is #59-2135038.

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Because of people like you ... Live Theater Has a Home in Gulfport!
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Theater Opening

"Inlaws, Outlaws, And Other People
(That Should Be Shot"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"Stepping Out"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"The Cooley Girls"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"Visiting Mr. Green"
Dress Rehearsal Photos

"16th Annual Cathy Award" Photos

Gulfport Beach Bazaar
Back Door Theater
1619- 49th Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
The Gulfport Community Players have now close the comedy by Richard Harris entitled, Stepping Out. This show had been a play, a musical, and a movie. The director, Richard Rosen, is did it as a play, although it did have plenty of music and dance in it. Its not often you have to a choreographer for a play, but this play had an excellent one by the name of Rose Mallare. She had had her work cut out for her, to say the very least!

Stepping Out had tap dancing in it, a lot of tap dancing, to some great music of yesteryear. It’s also had a very moving story to tell about a group of people, of different ages and backgrounds, all of whom, for different reasons, decide to take tap dancing classes in the basement of a church. Most of these people had never tapped danced before, so you saw their ups and downs as they slowly tried to advance in their training.

Their instructor, named Mavis, had 6 ladies and one gentleman in her class. But, as you probably can imagine, anytime you get a diverse combination of people together for a common goal, you’re going to get a lot of drama to go along with it. The main focus of the play was on these dramas that developed in the lives of the teacher and her students as they worked towards their goal of putting on a recital in front of a real audience.

Due to the adult situations and language used in this play, we recommend this play for ages 18 and above.

Vivian Rossbach

Aleesa Shaw

Elizabeth Bell

Eileen Navarro

Annie Murren

Jennifer Casler

Mason Mills

Eddy Ganim
Suzy Fritz

Pat Mahan

Jean Pelligrini

Kevin Lawrence

Meet our cast
Publicity & Photos
Julius Preston Brock
Players' Annual Meeting & Elections
We will be holding our Annual Meeting & Elections on Friday, May 16th at 7 pm. This meeting will be held at the Back Door Theater, located at 1619-  49th St. So., in Gulfport, FL.

We will bring up for a vote of the membership present a proposal to reduce our Board by two members.
Jim Cartwright, Jim Tobin, and Cathy Culler are up for re-election. We will also take nominations from current active members for Board Member at Large, to replace Charile Alaimo, who has declined to run for re-election this year.

If you are a current member of the Players, or want to become one, this is the time to pay your annual dues of $10.