History

History

Established in 1967, the Crescent Players group was founded as a community theatre group for people of all ages in the West-Central Ohio area.  We started performing in the Crescent Theater in Minster, Ohio.  Our name pays tribute to the theater where we started out.  When the theater closed in the early 1990s, we moved on to other venues and performance sites.

We’ve only grown from there.  Over the years, we have performed plays, musicals, short skits, as well as talent/variety-type shows.  Today, you can see us perform in local high school auditoriums in the area for our spring musicals and in cabaret performances.
       We are proud of our long history, as well as the hundreds of cast members, past and present, who have been a part of the Crescent Players family.


 Past Productions/Camps

  • 2019
    • Annie – Directed by Mary Jo Baker and Diane Huelskamp
  •  2018
  •  2017
    •  Mary Poppins – Directed by Diane Huelskamp and Mary Jo Baker
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
    • Schoolhouse Rock Live! – Directed by Shannon Huelskamp and Amy Fox
  • 2012
    • Honk! (The Ugly Duckling) – Directed by Rachel Daniel and Drew Rochotte
  • 2011
  • 2010
    • The Music Man – Directed by Mary Jo Baker and Diane Huelskamp
    • Seeking Asylum – Directed by Kitty Stroede
  • 2009
  • 2008
    • Oklahoma! – Directed by Diane Huelskamp and Mary Jo Baker
    • The Mousetrap – Directed by Lois Wimmers and Kitty Stroede
  • 2007
    • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Directed by Christine Ring
    • Christmas Unwrapped – Directed by Wendy Rochette
  • 2006
    • Cinderella – Directed by Christine Ring
  • 2005
    • Meet Me in St. Louis – Directed by Christine Ring
  • 2004
    • The Wizard of Oz – Directed by Lois Wimmers and Mary Jo Baker
  • 2003
    • Annie – Directed by Lois Wimmers
  • 2002
    • The Sound of Music 
  • 1992
    • Anything Goes 
  • 1991
    • Grease
  • 1990
    • The Music Man
  • 1985
    • Hello Dolly – Directed by George Martin
  • 1982
    • Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Directed by Matt Baker
  • 1981
    • Lil Abner – Directed by Doug Wehmeyer
  • 1980
    • A Christmas Carol – Directed by Roger Prenger