Haddonfield Plays and Players is a gathering of dedicated individuals who come together to provide quality theater at an affordable price to a wide range of Delaware Valley audiences, as well as to provide a creative outlet for non-professionals, all in an atmosphere of personal and social enrichment that is open to all persons with a commitment to non-profit theater.
We offer a wide variety of productions from comedies to mysteries to musicals. Besides our normal season productions we also do shows aimed specifically at children and families, as well as special productions for school groups, like our enormously successful Number the Stars.
We stage roughly seven regular season shows each year. They are usually a mix of musicals and non-musicals, comedies and dramas, mysteries and family shows.
For several years we have given our production of Number The Stars an annual home as part of holocaust awareness efforts, and have welcomed many school groups to the performances. As part of Haddonfield's 300th birthday festivities in 2013 we had the privilege of reviving The King's Road, a historical musical written by native son Harry T. Kaufmann and first performed in 1964 as part of the town's 25th birthday celebrations. We have also taken some of our productions to other local venues as a means of reaching a wider audience.
One of the things we are most proud of is the number and quality of programs geared for preK-12 kids and beyond. They can start as early as age 4 as part of our StageTeenies group. From there they can move up to StageKidz, our longest-tenured program.
Our latest program is Shining Stars, which offers teens and young adults with Autism, PDD, Aspergers, Downs Syndrome, Fragile X, and other developmental disabilities an opportunity to show off their talents, expand their social skills, develop friendships, and build self esteem.
Feel free to peruse our database of shows that we have done over the years. It's far from complete, but it's still pretty amazing to see so much of what we have done!
You can also go straight to our complete list of shows.
The group was founded in 1935 and since then has produced hundreds of plays and musicals for both adults and children. We have performed in many local venues, including the Haddonfield Fortnightly and the Kingsway Learning Center. In 1986, we built our 150 seat performing arts center where we now do most of our productions.
Our next general membership meeting will be held on:
These meetings are open to the public, so all are welcome to attend! Snacks are always appreciated (and shared)!
It is our mission to provide quality theater at an affordable price to a wide range of Delaware Valley audiences, as well as to provide a creative outlet for non-professionals, in an atmosphere of personal and social enrichment that is open to all persons with a commitment to non-profit theater.
Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.