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    Sandy Beeler as Truvy and Alicia Westmorland as Shelby talk during SSP's production of Steel Magnolias, directed by Andrea Hill.
  • Jarbidge Cast
    The cast of The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery takes a moment for a photo following its historic performance during the Jarbidge Centennial in 2009.
  • Quilterscast
    The cast of 2008's production of Quilters directed by Vicki Rossolo and staged at the Great Basin College Theater.
  • Amy Nisbet and Jean Hart
    Former Vice-Chairman Amy Nisbet (right) poses with poet/artist Jean Hart during 2007's Artwork from My Heart performance.
  • Lysbigkiss
    Nicodice (Erika Patrick) lays a kiss on Strymodorus (Scott Roberts) during 2008's production of Aristophanes' Lysistrata directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Bringing It All Back Home
    The Son (Derek Burwell) addresses the audience in 2005's Bringing it All Back Home by Terrance McNally and directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Paul
    Paul Gardner as Count Dracula is up to his old haunts in 2001's Dracula- The Musical? directed by Hugh Rossolo in the GBC Theater.
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    Hero played by Heidi DuSoleil reacts to Derek Burwell as Claudio in 2005's Much Ado About Nothing directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Carol Cast
    1997's SSP production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Robin Simmons, packed the Elko Convention Center during the Festival of Trees.
  • Ggr2007 Castncrew
    The cast and crew of SSP's production of Glengarry Glen Ross takes a moment to pause for a photo. The show was directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Nunsense
    2002's Nunsense directed by Stacey Yurmanovic. From left to right: Robin Eardley, Connie Muir, Donna Nelson, Meghan Wright, Robin Simmons.
  • The Princess and the Pea
    Scott Nisbet tugs on Zachary Volkert in 2004's Summer Childrens Theater Workshop production of The Princess and the Pea directed by Katie Miller.
  • Watchthebarndoor Act1
    Delmo Andreozzi stars as Michael in 2001's Valentine's hit musical I Do! I Do!, directed by Frank L. Sawyer and staged in the GBC Theater.
  • Robin Simmons
    Former SSP Chairman and Life-Member Robin Simmons poses during a 2001 Board of Directors meeting.
  • Lyscurtain
    The cast of 2008's Aristophanes play Lysistrata take curtain call. The play directed by Frank L. Sawyer was held outdoors in the GBC Amphitheater.
  • Erika Zach
    Erika Patrick as the Mom scolds Zach Volkert as Johnny in 2005's Artzilla Artsfest entry Bringing it All Back Home directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Seethis
    What horror awaits these residents of Transylvania in 2001's Dracula- The Musical? directed by Hugh Rossolo.
  • SSP in GBC
    Members of SSP in the cast of 2005's GBC production of The Reluctant Doctor. From left Frank L. Sawyer, John Terry, Don Jones, Gage Smith.
  • Ggr2007 Samnmel
    Sam Brown as Arronow (bottom) and Levene played by Mel Flores (top) busily call potential buyers in 2007's Glengarry Glen Ross directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Amesgettinghotter Act1
    Amy Nisbet as Agnes lights it up in 2001's Valentine's hit musical I Do! I Do!, directed by Frank L. Sawyer
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    Bailey Billington-Benson as M'Lynn gets some salon attention from Annelle played by Virginia McElroy during SSP's production of Steel Magnolias, directed by Andrea Hill.
  • Frank Kim
    Frank L. Sawyer as ebeneezer Scrooge cowers at the sight of Kim Meyers as the ghost of Marley in 1997's A Christmas Carol, directed by Robin Simmons.
  • John Libby
    John Terry as the Father sits his daughter Libby Jamiel on his lap in 2005's Artzilla Artsfest entry Bringing it All Back Home directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Heidi John
    Heidu DuSoleil sings to Jesus played by John Patrick Rice in 2003's production of Godspell directed by Hugh Rossolo.
  • Lysattack
    Anthony Piper as the Magistrate is attacked by the women of Greece in 2008's Lysistrata performed in the GBC Ampitheater.
  • Ggr2007 Kenntony
    Kenny Rose as Blake (left) speaks to Williamson played by Anthony Piper (right) during 2007's Glengarry Glen Ross directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Nonoborisnotthat
    2001's Dracula- The Musical? directed by Hugh Rossolo. From left Pragna Bhakta, Stacey Yurmanovic, Delmo Andreozzi, Brian Fehrn, Lori Gilbert, Robin Simmons.
  • Bdickbites
    Josh Brown peers from the foliage at plotting Much Ado About Nothing group from left; Bobbi Jo Roberts, Gage Smith, Daniel DuSoleil, Derek Burwell, Sam Brown.
  • Paul Robin
    The Count (Paul Gardner) sinks his fangs into a willing Mina played by Robin Simmons in 2001's Dracula- The Musical? directed by Hugh Rossolo.
  • Stoning
    A chorus member of the 2003 production of Godspell's cast cowers in fear of stoning in the production directed by Hugh Rossolo.
  • Scott Roberts
    SSP Board of Directors member Scott Roberts shares a tender moment with the audience during 2007's Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart.
  • TechNmusicians3
    The musicians and technical staff of 2001's Valentine's hit musical I Do! I Do!, directed by Frank L. Sawyer, pose for the camera.
  • Writhing
    Members of the 2003 production of Godspell, directed by Hugh Rossolo, writhe on the stage. From left; Brittani Kail, Bill Wolford, Amy Nisbet, Courtney Welch.
  • Ggr2007 Melntony
    Mel Flores as Levene (left) and Anthony Piper as Williamson discuss business over drinks in 2007's Glengarry Glen Ross directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Theinn
    Knight errantry in 2006's The Man of LaMancha directed by Katie Miller. From left, Donna Nelson, Daniel DuSoleil, Steve Volkert and Joshua Brown.
  • Funeral
    Claudio (Derek Burwell kneeling) mourns the 'death' of Hero (Heidi DuSoleil) as Sam Brown and Bobbi Jo Roberts look on in 2005's Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Tony Piper
    SSP Board of Directors member Tony Piper breathes life into Jean Hart's words during 2007's Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart performance.
  • Emperorsnewclothescast
    A goofy curtain call photo of the 1998 Summer Children's Workshop production of My Emperor's New Clothes directed by Stacey Yurmanovic.
  • Timngreg Photo
    Greg Martin as Kent (left) scares Tim DeBisschop as talk show host Barry Champlain in 1998's Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Kimindisbelief
    Tim DeBisschop as Jerry (on floor) amuses Peter played by Kim Meyers in 1999's Edward Albee play The Zoo Story directed by Frank L. Sawyer.
  • Tomsawyerssaturday
    David Morris of 2001's Tom Sawyer's Saturday. The Frank L. Sawyer directed piece was a narrative backed by music performed by the Ruby Mountain Symphony.
  • Paper Photo
    Members of the live audience radio simulcast of War of the Worlds directed by Frank L. Sawyer and Dave Fox perform the Mercury Theaters classic radio play.
  • Sharron Hughes
    SSP member Sharron Hughes puts words to Jean Hart's images during 2007's Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart performance.
  • Curtain
    The cast takes a bow during curtain-call for 2005's production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing directed by Frank L. Sawyer

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Celebrating its 78th year and Season 2014: Life, One Play at a Time, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s.

From Broadway musicals to the cutting edge of literature, to radio theater the local group has continued a pursuit of offering the finest theater in the area. We are the state of the arts, the community theater of Elko, Nevada. Recent productions include The Pirates of Penzance, Steel Magnolias, Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes, Clue, Death of a Doornail, Bard in the Yard I, Glengarry Glen Ross, Lysistrata, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan and Scrooge Makes Up.

We welcome you to our site and encourage you to look at some of our features including; upcoming productions, past productions, our sponsors page, the SSP events calendar, our company profile , company photograph gallery, the Call Board, see what people are saying about our shows on The Talk page, the News & Notes, and much much more!

View a mention about SSP's 1963 production of Our Town in the November 9, 2013 Elko Daily Free Press Rewrite, a look back in local history column. View the article here!

Join us for Season 2014: Life, One Play at a Time!

We're northern Nevada's premier theater company!

 

Silver Stage Players Presents Ryan Wingfield Comedy Night!

Ryan Wingfield Event graphicA night of comedy to benefit Silver Stage Players. Local comedians from SSP’s Laugh Out Loud Elko competition will open the show at 8 pm then Ryan Wingfiled will take the mic at 9 pm.

Considered among the smartest writers on the comedy scene, Ryan Wingfield is quite possibly the funniest thing to come out of Alaska!

Using a combination of misdirection and innuendo, he keeps his comedy clean while still maintaining an edge.

His show includes social satire with a mixture of his own life experiences. From growing up in one of the coldest places on earth to his current role as a stay-at-home dad and "trophy husband."Ryan Wingfield Promo graphic

With over a decade on stage his career has taken him to over 30 states, a dozen countries, and three continents. Performing in every venue from the small town bar or comedy clubs, to Large Vegas Casinos, and even overseas entertaining US troops.

You may recognize him from XM radio, Doug Benson's mocumentary "Super High Me", or NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

Tickets are $15 per person at the door!

For more information call (775) 340-2012.

 

 

 

 

Players Want the Funniest People in Northeastern Nevada!

Silver Stage Players are hosting "Laugh Out Loud Elko" a stand-up comedy competition Comedy graphicfor any and all of those looking to share your talent of laughter with an audience!

The competition will take place on October 18th at 7pm in the Martini Lounge inside the Commercial Casino. There will be judges, who will chose up to 5 winners to advance on to our FINAL round on November 7th.

The final round will take place in the Show Room at Stockman's Hotel and Casino and will showcase both local comedians and a professional comedians. The only rule we have... You MUST be 21 to enter to compete! There will be no guidelines other than that!

If you are interested in trying out your talent, please contact SSP BOD member Andrea Hill at 775-340-2012! We KNOW there are some really funny people here in Elko! Let's make Elko LAUGH! There is NO entry fee and there will be prizes awarded to 1-3 place winners in the final round!

Former Elko Resident Beth Fine Combines SSP Production of Her Play, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery With Book Signings!

"Under Frank Sawyer and Erika Patrick’s direction, the Silver Stage Players will present, Beth Fine’s Jarbidge play The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth and Fiction as a signature event in Nevada’s 150th Anniversary Year. With some of the original cast represented, the 7 PM performances will be held at the NE Nevada Museum Theatre on October 23-25 and October 30-Nov. 1.

Beth Fine is both a playwright of serious drama and an author of history/mysteries for middle school readers. Four books in her series The Picaresque of Ímagine Purple have been published since she moved to Bristol, TN from Canada in 2012, with the fifth one expected this fall.

Having missed the 2009 Jarbidge production of her Nevada play, Fine promised she’d move mountains to attend this year’s performances in Elko. In combination with this happy event, she will hold a book signing on Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. October 25, 2014 at The Bookstore (Rancho Plaza) and after each evening’s performance at the Museum. Books will be left on consignment at both locations for those unable to attend. Come meet the “Real Ima Purple” as portrayed by Chelsea Fine Watkinson, also formerly of Elko.

Fine can be available to present her “Have Fun. Get Smarter.™ concept of reading educational fiction to local middle school classes. Visit the noted websites for more information on Beth Fine (bethfine.com) and her mystery series (picaresqueofimaginepurple.com)."

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Beth Fine or co-Director Frank L. Sawyer at 775-934-3721!

Read more here...

Players Announce Official Nevada150 Commission Sesquicentennial "Signature Event" Production of Beth Fine's The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery!

Robbery graphicJoin the Silver Stage Players as they help celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with their Nevada150 Commission official Nevada Sesquicentennial Signature Event production of Beth Fine's, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth and Fiction. Silver Stage Players continue their 2014 Season: Life, One Play at a Time with the staging of this classic melodrama inspired by Helen Wilson’s account of the last documented mail stagecoach robbery in the West.

Performances will be held in the Northeastern Nevada Museum Theatre October 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 beginning at 7 PM, tickets may be purchased beginning at 6:15 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and by pre-order WILL CALL. WILL CALL tickets must be picked up by 6:45 PM on that performance night or they will be returned for general sale. Tickets are only $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and students, for this family-friendly old time western melodrama replete with heroes, mustachioed villains, damsels in distress, murder, intrigue, and lots of fun! The Nevada Day October 31st evening performance will feature a pre-show free commemorative photo booth filmstrip opportunity for all attendees!

For more information call the Directors at 775-934-3721.

Join us and celebrate Nevada's 150th birthday!

Read more here...

Silver Stage Players Staging Steel Magnolias!

Silver Stage Players will be putting up Steel Magnolias September 25th-27th and OctoberSteel Magnolias Medium graphic 3rd-4th. Shows will be conducted at the Northeastern Nevada Museum Theatre and will begin at 7 PM. General admissions tickets are $15. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

The play is a comedy–drama about the bond among a group of "Southern" women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, Magnolias is based on his experience with his sister's death.

The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel".This SSP offering is directed by Andrea Hill. For more information please call 340-2012!

Follow all the Magnolias news by checking out the show FB page by clicking here!

Silver Stage Players Mentioned in Latest Edition of the Great Basin College Alumni Association Magazine!

Looky looky! See who is featured in text and photos in the latest version of the Great Basin College Alumni magazine...that's right, Silver Stage Players. Several photos from our SSP-GBC joint, The Pirates of Penzance are prominently displayed and the company is also mentioned several times in the article, including Blue Yeti! Though the article sites us opening the space in 1996 with The Odd Couple (female version), that was actually our third show in the theatre. We opened the space in a grand opening ceremony with 1995's Damn Yankees directed by Vicki Rossolo. Continuing the 1995-96 season, more shows followed including the directing debut of Penny Urriola with Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, and then Neil Simon's revised classic marking the Elko directorial debuts of David Seymour and Frank L. Sawyer!

Check out page 10.... http://www.gbcnv.edu/alumni/_docs/gbcaa_mag_issue1.pdf

Bard in the Yard III Theme Announced

Executive Writer John Wright and Director Frank L. Sawyer are pleased to announce the theme for next summer's third installment of the extremely popular and successful Shakespeare project, Bard in the Yard. Bard in the Yard III is scheduled for a summer 2015 show run. Stay tuned throughout the year for more info about BITY III!

BITY III: Beyond the Veil

Join us on a journey of the macabre and the mischievous, the weird and the whimsical as we explore what lies beyond the tapestry of human knowledge and existence. Is there more to life than just us? How can we possibly predict what will happen when the worlds of the supernatural and humankind intersect?

Players Partner with the Nevada150 Commission for Sesquicentennial "Signature Event"!NV150 logo graphic

It is official! SSP's production of Beth Fine's The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery - A Mellerdrammer of Truth and Fiction has been accepted by the state of Nevada's Nevada150 Commission and is now a partner of our event. We have been honored with the distinction of being a "Signature Event" for Nevada's Sesquicentennial. Check out the calendar link here and under October Events:

https://www.nevada150.org/events-calendar/

We are now part of the state's official Sesquicentennial celebration! Battle Born - Nevada Proud!

 

Coming up from SSP...

  • A night of comedy to benefit Silver Stage Players. Local comedians from SSPís Laugh Out Loud Elko competition will open the show at 8 pm. Then Ryan Wingfiled will take the mic at 9 pm. Considered among the smartest writers on the comedy scene, Ryan Wingfield is quite possibly the funniest thing to come out of Alaska. Using a combination of misdirection and innuendo, he keeps his comedy clean while still maintaining an edge. His show includes social satire with a mixture of his own life experiences. From growing up in one of the coldest places on earth to his current role as a stay-at-home dad and "trophy husband." With over a decade on stage his career has taken him to over 30 states, a dozen countries, and three continents. Performing in every venue from the small town bar or comedy clubs, to Large Vegas Casinos, and even overseas entertaining US troops. You may recognize him from XM radio, Doug Benson's mocumentary "Super High Me", or NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Tickets are $15 per person at the door. For more information call (775) 340-2012.

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Visitors Since 1996

Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes (2013): Derek Burwell as Robin 'Puck' Goodfellow.

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In this month in Theater History, John Guare's FOUR BABOONS ADORING THE SUN opens at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York in March of 1992.

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