The Play On Players mission is to Provide Outstanding Productions by young artists who POP on stage.
We strive to provide an engaging, safe, and creative environment for children by offering exciting experiences in musical theatre productions. Our goal is to inspire and strengthen self-confidence, individual expression, and theatre performance skills, while also developing life-long values, teamwork, and the love of performing live theatre for the community.
Play On Players is a children's theatre company founded by Carly Berg and Haden Rider, who are graduates of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance artist training program, a collaboration of the University of North Georgia and Brenau University, in Gainesville, GA.
A talented group of individuals ranging from ages 7 to 18 were assembled to perform and then compete in an international theatre convention known as the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA.
Under the direction of Haden and Carly, the Play On Players troupes have won multiple awards at annual Theater Festivals.
James And The Giant Peach at NPAF 2017
Once On This Island Jr. at JTF 2017
Guys And Dolls Jr. at JTF 2016
The Little Mermaid Jr. at JTF 2015
Seussical Jr. at JTF 2014
Honk! Jr. at JTF 2013