The Twin Beach Players is a local theater troupe in North Beach that got its start in 1997 when Anne Remy and Joyce Halley decided to start a theater group. Their first production was “A Christmas Carol” in December 1997, and the group has been going strong since.
This year they boast five different productions, including a festival devoted to young playwrights. Their main shows for 2014 were/are: Sunshine Boys (March/April), Harvey (June), Kids’ Playwriting Festival (July/August), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (October/November), and Babes in Toyland (November/December).
My daughter had the opportunity to audition and perform in one of the plays for the Kids’ Playwriting Festival, and she had a wonderful time. The production featured plays from kids ages 9 – 18, and the playwrights also served as youth directors. Each playwright won a cash prize and received recognition by local media. The shows premiered the first two weeks in August, complete with sets, costumes, and enthusiastic audience members.
The troupe is currently performing their fall production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which will premiered October 17 and ends November 2. Babes in Toyland will be showing weekends starting November 28 and ending December 14. Babes in Toyland will feature several parts for children, allowing young thespians to participate with the adults.
All performances take place at The Boys and Girls Club of North Beach. If you’re looking for a fun Christmas play to take your family to, I highly recommend you check out Babes in Toyland. We have some great actors in our local community, and I know they’ll bring the story alive for you and your children. Those with older children will enjoy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but it may be a bit scary for the younger crowd.
Twin Beach Players