Versailles Towne & Country Players

Supporting the arts in our community

The Towne and Country Players Board (left to right) Ron Asman, Bonnie Phlipot, Lynn Blakeley, Therese Pohlman, Tammy Collins, Jim Kelch, Angie DeMange, Keith Rawlins.

The Towne and Country Players Board (left to right) Ron Asman, Bonnie Phlipot, Lynn Blakeley, Therese Pohlman, Tammy Collins, Jim Kelch, Angie DeMange, Keith Rawlins.

About T&CP

      The Towne & Country Players Community Theater Group has been fortunate in having among its membership many people with the abilities, talents and dedication needed in all aspects of successful theatrical productions.  Many members are from the Versailles area, but the success of our group has attracted many talented people from other nearby communities.  We welcome anyone interested in helping T&CP promote the theater arts in our area.

      Community theater provides an opportunity for local people to participate in artistic expression, to perform, sing, direct, work on various committees, and feel good about their contributions.  While putting together a production, we frequently make lasting friendships.

Our History

      Towne & Country Players was first formed in 1972 under the name of the Versailles Community Chorus. Over 50 musicals, comedies, and dramas, along with special community and dinner theater presentations. Also numerous library lawn shows, Easter, and Christmas cantatas have been presented.

      The Versailles Community Chorus began in the winter of 1972. An invitation by Dale and Alnora Snedeker was extended to anyone in the community who wanted to sing to join the group at the high school. Sixty people of all ages attended that first meeting. Over the years, hundreds of talented men and women have participated in our continually active community theatre group.

      Jerry and Sue Kerns directed many of the musicals, including "The Fantasticks" in 1989, which earned T&CP the honor of representing the United States at the International Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The cast, families and guests journeyed to Edinburgh, by way of London, to present the performances. They enjoyed two weeks of touring England and Scotland and the opportunity of seeing many varied theatrical presentations by professional and amateur groups from all over the world.

      This active community theatre group, Towne & Country Players, has been fortunate in having among their membership many people with abilities and talents needed in all aspects for its success, including producers, directors, and the singers, actors, dancers on stage. Most members are from the Versailles area, but we welcome anyone interested in helping T&CP promote the theatre arts in Darke County.

501(c)(3) Tax Exemption Status   FEI #31-1086270

Past Productions

  • June 1973 Oklahoma!*
  • June 1974 Mame*
  • June 1975 The Music Man*
  • June 1976 Annie Get Your Gun*
  • July  1976 Annie Get your Gun (Memorial Hall)*
  • June 1977 South Pacific*
  • June 1978 Hello Dolly*
  • June 1980 The Pajama Game*
  • Oct. 1982 Who Dunit?
  • June 1983 The Sound of Music
  • Nov. 1983 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • June 1984 Once Upon A Mattress
  • June 1985 Oklahoma!
  • Aug. 1985 Make Him Smile
  • Nov. 1985 Harvey
  • Dec. 1985   Christmas Spectacular
  • June 1986   Annie
  • Dec. 1986   Christmas Spectacular
  • June 1987   Carousel
  • Aug. 1987    I Believe in Make Believe
  • Oct. 1987    The Octette Bridge Club
  • June 1988   Broadway Memories
  • Aug. 1988   Ciro's Circus
  • Nov. 1984   The Orphans
  • June 1989   The Fantasticks
  • Aug. 1989    I Didn't Know That
  • June 1990   Oliver
  • Aug. 1990    The Fantastics (Edinburgh Arts Festival, Scotland)
  • June 1991    Cinderella
  • Nov. 1991     Nunsense
  • June 1992    Fiddler on the Roof
  • Feb. 1993     Is There Life After High School?
  • June 1993    The King & I
  • June 1994    Ovations
  • Sept.1994     Is There Life After High School(All Class Reunion)
  • Nov. 1994     Mystery Dinner Theatre
  • Feb. 1995     Steel Magnolias
  • June 1995    The Wizard of Oz
  • Nov. 1995     Mystery Dinner Theatre
  • Feb. 1996     Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • June 1996    Grease
  • Feb. 1997      Don't Rock the Boat
  • Sept.1997     Seven Brides of Seven Brothers
  • Dec. 1997     Cheaper by the Dozen
  • June 1998    Mame
  • Sept.1998     Nunsense (All Class Reunion)
  • Mar 1999      You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
  • July 1999      45 Minutes from Broadway
  • May 2000     Hope Springs Eternal
  • June 2001     Annie
  • Feb. 2002     Night of January 16th
  • June 2002    Nunsense Jamboree
  • Aug. 2002    America Singing (All Class Reunion)
  • Apr. 2003     Wild West Women
  • June 2004    Footloose
  • Aug. 2004    Footloose (Memorial Hall)
  • Oct. 2004     Heidi
  • June 2005    Little Shop of Horrors
  • June 2006    West Side Story
  • June 2007    Cinderella
  • Sept. 2007    Forever Plaid
  • June 2008    Wizard of Oz
  • June 2009    Honk
  • Nov. 2009     Plaid Tidings
  • June 2010     Farewell to the Stage  
  • June 2011      The Secret Garden
  • April 2012      Putnam County Spelling Bee 
  • June 2012     Godspell
  • June 2013     Wedding Singer
  • June 2014     Tarzan
  • June 2015     Mary Poppins
  • June 2016     Nunsense
  • July 2017      Annie
  • July 2018      Oliver!