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Avon Players

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Avon Players is a nonprofit community theatre located along the banks of Stony Creek in the Historic District of Rochester HillsMichigan. Located two miles from the heart of downtown RochesterMichigan. Avon players has served the Metro Detroit Area since 1947.

History

Avon Players was founded in 1947. Many of the original members had earlier been part of a church theatre group.

The name “Avon Players” was inspired by Avon Township and Stratford-upon-Avon. The Avon Players theatre group was established when Rochester HillsMichigan was still called Avon Township.

Avon Players owns its own playhouse, a unique multiple A-frame design, built in 1965. The governing body for the group consists of a nine member Executive Board elected by active members at an annual meeting. The playhouse is located in the Historic district of Rochester Hills.

Typical season

Volunteers bring to the stage five full-scale productions. Full scale means a computerized lighting system, sound effects equipment, costumes, live orchestra, completely constructed sets, and scenic backdrops painted by local talented artists.

Seasons have included award-winning dramas, British farces, Broadway musicals, and mysteries.

Youth theatre

In addition to five regular season offerings, Avon Players puts on a Youth Theatre production – either a musical or a large-cast play – for students in the sixth through twelfth grades.

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