Community Players
A Not-for-Profit Community Theater Group
"Savor the Magic of Live Theater"
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In November, 1981, the State of Florida granted a Charter to the Gulfport Community Players, Inc., designating us as a Not-for-Profit organization. As of Dec. 2003, we have had a 501(C)(3) tax status.

We are a completely separate entity from the City of Gulfport, but we do, however, rent the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport for our mainstage performances.
Chartered by the State of Florida
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Gulfport Community Players
1619- 49th St. So.
Gulfport, Florida 33707

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Copyright 2014 Julius P. Brock
Home phone: 727-323-8739


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All of our mainstage productions are currently performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This theater is entirely owned and operated by the City of Gulfport, Florida. It is located at Beach Blvd. & 26th Avenue South in Gulfport, FL. We rent this theater for our performances from the City.
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A Little About Us

How Do We Do It?

Future Productions &
Audition Notices

Members, Volunteers, &
Our Building Fund Angels

Back Door Theater

Past Performances

Helpful Links

Hickman 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

Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport
Theater rental rates may by obtained from the City of Gulfport by contacting Gulfport's Cultural Facilities Events Supervisor, Justin Shea.
He can be reached either by calling him at 727-893-1066, or via email to:
Beach Blvd. at 26th Avenue South
in Gulfport, Florida
Board of Directors

Eileen Navarro, President
Jim Cartwright, Vice-President
Julius Preston Brock, Secretary
Jim Tobin, Treasurer
Miki Vaughan
Cathy Culler
Charlie Alaimo
Olga Kruse
Carol Polk- Board Member Honorarium
Donna Naughton- Board Member Honorarium
For our other performances, rehearsals, set buildings, and meetings the Gulfport Community Players have their own theater, known as the Back Door Theater. This theater is located at 1619- 49th Street South, in Gulfport, FL. For more information on this particular theater, click on this link.
GCP 2013 - 2014 Season
Stepping Out, a comedy by Richard Harris
Audition dates: Feb. 3rd & 4th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: April 3rd - 20th, 2014  (3 weeks)
Director: Richard Rosen    Producer: Eileen Navarro
Choreographer: Rose Mallare
14th Annual Summer One Act Festival
Dramas and comedies by various playwrights
Audition dates: May 19th & 20th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: July 10th - 20th, 2014  (2 weeks)
Directors: to be announced

GCP 2014 - 2015 Season
The Cat and the Canary, a mystery/thriller, by John Willard
Audition dates: Sept. 8th & 9th, 2014
Play dates: November 6 - 16th, 2014                   2 week run
Directors:  To be announced.

Escanaba in da Moonlight, a comedy by Jeff Deniels
Audition dates: Nov. 10th & 11th, 2014
Play dates: January 8th - 25th, 2015                    3 week run
Directors: To be announced.                             

The Kitchen Witches, a comedy by Caroline Smith
Audition dates: Dec. 15th & 16th, 2014
Play dates: February 26th - March 15th, 2015     3 week run
Directors: To be announced.                               

Play On, a comedy/farce by Rick Abbot
Audition dates: Feb. 9th & 10th, 2015
Play dates: April 9th - 26th, 2015                          3 week run
Directors: To be announced.

15th Annual Summer One Acts, by various playwrights
Audition dates: To be announced.
Play dates: July 9th - 19th, 2015                           2 week run
Directors: To be announced.

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Now Playing
The Gulfport Community Players are now deep into rehearsals for comedy by Richard Harris entitled, Stepping Out. This show has been a play, a musical, and a movie. The director, Richard Rosen, is doing it as a play, although it does have plenty of music and dance in it. Its not often you have to a choreographer for a play, but this play has an excellent one by the name of Rose Mallare. She has had her work cut out for her, to say the very least!

Stepping Out has got tap dancing in it, a lot of tap dancing, to some great music of yesteryear. It’s also got 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 have never tapped danced before, so you’ll see their ups and downs as they slowly try to advance in their training.

Their instructor, named Mavis, has 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 is on these dramas that develop in the lives of the teacher and her students as they work towards their goal of putting on a recital in front of a real audience.

Get your tickets early for this one! We expect this play to be very well attended.

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
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Eileen Navarro, Pat Mahan, Annie Murren, Kevin Lawrence, Elizabeth Bell, Jennifer Casler, & Suzy Fritz
Annie Murren, Elizabeth Bell, Alessa Shaw, Kevin Lawrence,
Jean Pelligrini, Vivian Rossbach, Pat Mahan, Jennifer Casler,
Suzy Fritz, & Eileen Navarro
Jennifer Casler, Annie Murren,
Elizabeth Bell, & Eileen Navarro
Pat Mahan, Suzy Fritz, & Elizabeth Bell
Pat Mahan, Elizabeth Bell, Annie Murren, Kevin Lawrence, & Eileen Navarro
In foreground: Richard Rosen- Director
& Rose Mallare- Choreographer
Dress Rehearsal Photos of
Stepping Out