Center Players

Center Players is a community theater program of the Center for the Arts in Homer, New York. Center Players produces quality, live theater productions at affordable prices, by and for the greater community and provides a venue and an experience for community artists to practice and display their craft.


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OLIVER! The Musical

Directed by John Melvin & Sam Herwood
in association with the Homer Education Foundation and Homer Central School District

July 20 + 21 at 7:00pm
July 22 at 2:00pm
Homer High School Auditorium

Tickets on Sale – CLICK HERE

Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

HunchbackTullyThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
Presented by Tully Arts Council
August 3, 4, 5
Homer High School Auditorium


Tully Arts Council’s theatrical company presents its thirteenth annual summer show, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at Homer High School’s state-of-the-art auditorium, August 3rd, 4th and 5th. [Tully’s parking lots are under construction and the buildings are inaccessible this summer, so our friends and partners in art to the south have been gracious enough to host us!

This beautiful show is a classic piece of literature brought to life with the music of Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, two of the great composers of movies and the Broadway stage. Triple-threat actors known as Congregants portray a variety of parts, including monks, soldiers, gypsies, and gargoyles as they narrate the story of the damaged young man living in the bell tower of the great cathedral of Paris, watching the world down below him pass him by. A gifted cast and choir bring this heartbreakingly beautiful story to life—though set in 1482, it is hauntingly resonant of the world today.

This show may be too intense for children five and under, but it is a wild and emotional ride for anyone who makes time to see it! Music, magic, dance, and a spell-binding story, don’t miss this wonderful theatrical event!

Tickets are also available at the Tully ArtWorks box office, 5 Elm Street, Tully, NY

msnd-headerA Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Louise Felker
August 10 & 11 and August 17 & 18 at outdoor venues throughout Cortland County.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.



Chiller Haunted House
October 25, 26, 27

The Chiller Haunted House (formerly located at Suggett Park in Cortland has now moved to the haunted halls of the Center for the Arts in Homer !

Seeking Actors to play the roles of “tour guides” through the haunt as well as participate in the other activities we plan.

We also need volunteers to help with set up and tear down!

Anyone interested can contact Jim Coon at 756-1734 or e-mail

Formerly known as “C4Act,” Center Players is committed to building community by creating opportunities for learning through acting, directing, writing and technical aspects of live theater. An annual season featuring a diverse offering of community theater productions will involve participants, and welcomes new “players” of all skill levels.

The term “community theatre” was coined by Louise Burleigh in 1917. The movement has been called “art theatre,” “little theatre,” “amateur theatre,” even “tributary theatre,” and it engages people in theatrical activity, albeit part-time, than all the rest of the American theatre put together.

For more information email: or call (607) 749-4900.