" VIOLET: Frank Ferrara directed this ensemble effort, with standout performances by Ms. Doyle, Mr. Menahem and Mr. Westcott, all of whom are fine actors and singers. The choral singing is especially strong in pieces like “On My Way” in the first scene, and the gospel number “Raise Me Up” in Act 2, where Jaleesa Moore as Lula has a fine solo. Tia Brown also belts it out as the music-hall singer. Shannon Ferrara is credited with musical direction. ... there’s a lot to recommend the Pennington Players’ Violet for sheer energy and striking performances by a very talented cast and musicians.... "- CentralJersey.com Full Review
" PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE: This cast is quite good. Mr. Cassidy gives one of the best performances I’ve seen in a while. He’s entirely comfortable as Freddy, whose attitude toward the world lies somewhere between bemused and agitated. A funny bit has Freddy using Einstein’s mathematical skills to figure out his books with ease. (Director Peter) Bisgaier has put together a terrific cast and brings solid comic timing to the play. The set by Bryan Schendlinger is quite good, a convincing little bar. It’s decorated with lots of anachronisms (Mickey and Minnie, Blinky from Pac-Man, and some 45 rpm records.) .... "- CentralJersey.com Full Review
" INTO THE WOODS: One of Sondheim’s most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. And what a magical job they all did. The show was virtually flawless from beginning to end. "- Stage Magazine - Full Review
" MASTER CLASS: Mut – German for courage. Only one of the many words to describe the cast of the Pennington Players as they performed a powerful performance of the Tony Award-winning play, Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS. "Stage Magazine - Full Review
" BIG RIVER: The Pennington Players’ production of is a small marvel. In presenting the Tony-winning musical from 1985, Pennington Players decided to go with a script from the 2003 revival, which incorporated American Sign Language into the show. That means the cast includes deaf actors and actors who can hear, some of whom sign and verbally speak their dialogue. "- CentralJersey.com Full Review
The Pennington Players currently perform at Kelsey
Theatre. We typically produce two productions each
season, usually one musical and one play.
This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County
Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer
County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts, Department of State, a Partner Agency of the
National Endowment of the Arts.