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The Whitney Players Theater Company is a group of artists dedicated to bringing affordable, quality entertainment to the Hamden community while educating young actors through music, dance and drama.

The program is designed to integrate area professional actors with the youth from our community.  Our goal is to provide professional acting, dance and musical instruction while forming a company and producing a full length entertaining musical.  The goal for the young people is to learn from this experience and grow as performers.

About Us & Previous Shows 

With the price of theater tickets escalating our mission is to provide senior citizens and families with young children affordable entertainment within their own community.  The Whitney Players is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization co-sponsored by the Hamden Arts Commission.  If you would like to contribute to our organization you can mail a check to The Whitney Players, P.O. Box 185644, Hamden CT, 06518 or visit  us on  All donations go directly into production costs.​
Previous Shows

  • Matilda (Summer 2019)
  • Hairspray, Jr. (Summer Youth 2019)
  • The Outsiders (Winter 2019)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Summer 2018)
  • Little Mermaid, Jr. (Camp 2018)
  • Thirteen (Winter 2018)
  • Seussical (Summer 2017)
  • Shrek Jr. (Summer Youth 2017)
  • Disney's Cinderella Kids (Winter 2017)
  • Prince Street Players' Cinderalla (Winter 2017)
  • Anything Goes (Summer 2016)
  • Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Summer Youth 2016)
  • Into the Woods, Jr.  (Winter 2016)
  • Hairspray (Summer 2015)
  • Annie, Jr. (Summer Youth 2015)
  • Honk, Jr. (Winter 2015)
  • Young Frankenstein (Summer, 2014)
  • Magical Land of Oz (Summer Youth 2014)
  • Back to the 80's (Winter 2014)
  • Shrek (Summer 2013)
  • Wonka, Jr. (Summer Youth 2013)
  • Thirteen (Winter 2013)
  • Godspell, Jr. (Winter 2013)
  • Hairspray (Summer 2012)
  • Seussical Jr. (Summer Youth 2012)
  • Footloose (Winter 2012)
  • West Side Story (Summer 2011)
  • Disney's Cinderella Kids (Summer 2011)
  • The Jungle Book (Winter 2011)
  • Pippin (Winter 2011)
  • Annie (Summer 2010)
  • Godspell (Winter 2010)
  • Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (Summer 2009)
  • Seussical Jr. (Winter 2009)
  • Back To The 80's: The Totally Awesome Musical (Summer 2008)
  • Magical Land Of Oz (Winter 2008)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Summer 2007)
  • High School Musical (Winter 2007)
  • Odd Couple: Female Version (Fall 2006)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Summer 2006)
  • The Wiz (Summer 2005)
  • Anything Goes (Summer 2004)
  • Damn Yankees (Summer 2003)
  • Footloose (Summer 2002) @ the High Lane Club
  • Guys and Dolls Jr. (2001) @ the High Lane Club

Fundraising Cabarets

Twice a year the Whitney Players treat their audience to cabarets featuring talented vocalists, hilarious comedy and spirited dance routines.  Guests also dine on a bevy of dishes and drinks. The Whitney Players also showcases it rising stars in a "Kiddie Kabaret" each year.

Acting Workshops

The Whitney Players Theater Company offers acting workshops in the Spring and the Fall for children and teens 17 and under, as well as adults.  Classes include theater games, script work, monologues,  and improv to improve and polish students' acting abilities.  The workshops culminate in a performance of one act plays which offers all children the chance to showcase their talents.

Whitney Players Costume & Prop Rentals

​The Whitney Players now offer rental opportunities to other theater companies.  We have thousands of costumes and props in our inventory from several different shows (see shows mentioned above).  For info regarding rentals please contact us at​