Merely Players

musicals and operas · color & light theatre ensemble · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere

WINNER! Best Full-Length World-Premiere Musical – StageSceneLA

WINNER! Encore! Producer’s Award

NEW Show added: July 12 at 7PM

“Whether you’ve ever done community theater or never trod the boards in your life, you will love Merely Players. And you might even buy a ticket to go back. I have…” – Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Merely Players is a meta-exploration of the theatre scene that follows a struggling (and mostly terrible) theatre troupe, the Boyle Community Players, as they attempt to put on a musical that maybe really should never have been written in the first place.

Every show, up to three audience members will have the chance to join the Players and help drive their new musical “Bus Stop!” to the musical theatre promised land.

Want to join the madness?
Want to just watch others throw themselves into the fire?
Tickets now available.

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Get to know the Boyle Community Players over on their Facebook home:

About C&L:

“Color and Light is infuriatingly great.”

“Just when you think the team at Color and Light Ensemble can’t get any better, they do.”



Production Team

alex syiek *


jen lin *

musical director

brandon baruch *

lighting designer

corwin evans *

sound designer

nick pavelich *

as "the stage manager"

courtney reed *

as "the director"

caleb mills stewart *

as cecil, playing "the cripple"

seth salsbury *

as hunter, playing "the construction worker"

sara guarnieri *

as kiley, playing "the business woman"

josh hillinger *

as sonny, playing "the single dad"

emily arkuss *

as boyle community players usher

joseph mcmahon *

as boyle community players usher (cover sonny/cecil)

adam foster ballard *

as glen, playing "the black guy"

rose leisner *

female cover/ addison-6/20/ rene-6/28

kelsey schulte *

as addison, playing "the young woman"

ari gwasdoff *

as delaney, playing "bag man"

mitchell webb *

assistant director

* Fringe Veteran