History


The Arlington Players is a nonprofit, volunteer theater company.  Our mission is to produce artistically challenging theater in the grand style, cultivating an environment of artistic excellence and education for artists, audiences and the community of Arlington County, Virginia, by providing opportunities to advance knowledge, skills and participation in the theater arts.

Since 1951, TAP has entertained over a generation with an array of musicals and plays ranging from contemporary comedy to Shakespearean classics and from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Sondheim.  TAP also provides an environment for all members of the Arlington community to explore, learn, and become involved in the elements of stagecraft through arts education programs.  TAP presents two musicals and one play each season, with performances taking place at the Thomas Jefferson Theatre.
 
2016 Fall Man of La Mancha
2016 Spring Nice Work If You Can Get It
2016 Winter Deathtrap
2015 Fall Little Shop of Horrors
2015 Spring Peter Pan
2015 Winter Comedy of Errors
2014 Fall The Wedding Singer
2014 Spring The Most Happy Fella
2014 Winter Clybourne Park
2013 Fall A Chorus Line
2013 Spring 9 to 5: The Musical
2013 Winter Out of Order
2012 Fall Promises, Promises
2012 Spring A Little Night Music
2012 Winter Laughter on the 23rd Floor
2011 Fall Nine
2011 Spring 42nd Street
2011 Winter The Seagull
2010 Fall Cabaret
2010 Spring The Producers
2010 Winter Amadeus
2009 Fall Bye Bye Birdie
2009 Spring Follies
2009 Winter Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2008 Fall A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
2008 Spring Sweet Smell of Success
2008 Winter And Then There Were None
2007 Fall Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2007 Spring Thoroughly Modern Millie
2007 Winter A Man for All Seasons
2006 Fall The Pirates of Penzance
2006 Spring Fiddler on the Roof
2006 Winter Noises Off
2005 Fall Once Upon A Mattress
2005 Spring Ragtime
2005 Winter The Man Who Came to Dinner
2004 Fall Guys and Dolls
2004 Spring Saturday Night
2004 Winter The Miracle Worker
2003 Fall Kiss Me Kate
2003 Spring The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
2003 Winter Plaza Suite
2002 Fall H.M.S. Pinafore
2002 Summer The Cocktail Hour
2002 Spring Jekyll and Hyde
2002 Winter Death of a Salesman
2001 Fall The King and I
2001 Summer An American Daughter
2001 Spring Hello Dolly
2001 Winter Master Class
2000 Fall Richard III
2000 Summer Cinderella
2000 Summer Love Letters
2000 Spring Steel Pier
2000 Winter Broadway Bound
1999 Fall My Fair Lady
1999 Summer School for Scandal
1999 Spring Damn Yankees
1999 Winter Six Characters in Search of an Author
1998 Fall Kiss of the Spider Woman
1998 Summer Arcadia
1998 Spring Crazy for You
1998 Winter The Women
1997 Fall Sweeney Todd
1997 Summer The Ruling Class
1997 Spring Anything Goes
1997 Winter A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1996 Fall Secret Garden
1996 Spring Shenandoah
1996 Winter Dark of the Moon
1995 Fall On the Town
1995 Summer Move Over Mrs. Markham
1995 Spring Gypsy
1995 Winter One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1994 Fall King Lear
1994 Summer The Fantasticks
1994 Spring City of Angels
1994 Winter Lend Me A Tenor
1993 Fall Zorba
1993 Summer Red Hot and Cole
1993 Spring A Chorus Line
1993 Winter Harvey
1992 Fall Peter Pan
1992 Summer Lil’ Abner
1992 Spring How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1992 Winter All My Sons
1991 Fall Yeomen of the Guiard
1991 Summer Carnival
1991 Spring 42nd Street
1991 Winter A Streetcar Named Desire
1990 Fall Into the Woods
1990 Summer The Boyfriend
1990 Spring Barnum
1990 Winter Arsenic and Old Lace
Winter Early – A Christmas Carol
1989 Fall Sunday in the Park with George
1989 Summer Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
1989 Spring Baby
1989 Winter Terra Nova
1988 Fall West Side Story
1988 Summer Little Mary Sunshine
1988 Spring Follies
1988 Winter Children of a Lesser God
1987 Fall Mame
1987 Summer Fiorello
1987 Spring A Little Night Music
1987 Winter The Mikado
1986 Fall Amadeus
1986 Summer The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1986 Spring Kiss Me Kate
1986 Winter Blithe Spirit
1985 Fall Swenney Todd
1985 Summer Company
1985 Spring Oliver
1985 Winter The Lion in Winter
1984 Fall Pirates of Penzance
1984 Summer A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1984 Spring My Fair Lady
1984 Winter Inherit the Wind
1983 Fall Man of La Mancha
1983 Summer The Most Happy Fella
1983 Spring Can Can
1983 Winter One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1982 Fall Brigadoon
1982 Summer Once Upon a Mattress
1982 Spring Seesaw
1982 Spring The Diary of Anne Frank
1982 Winter The Curious Savage
1981 Fall The Music Man
1981 Summer Carousel
1981 Spring Damn Yankees
1981 Spring The Man Who Came to Dinner
1981 Winter Same Time, Next Year
1980 Fall Hello Dolly
1980 Summer Oklahoma
1980 Spring Girl
1980 Spring That Championship Season
1980 Winter Barefoot in the Park
1979 Fall Fiddler on the Roof
1979 Summer Play it Again, Sam
1979 Spring A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1979 Winter Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1978 Fall Camelot
1978 Summer Jacques Brel is Alive and Well in Paris
1978 Spring The Crucible
1978 Winter A Thurber Carnival
1977 Fall Anything Goes
1977 Spring You Can’t Take it With You
1977 Winter Everything in the Garden
1976 Fall South Pacific
1976 Summer Our Town
1976 Spring The Fantastiks
1976 Winter Forty Carats
1975 Fall 110 in the Shade
1975 Summer Godspell
1975 Spring 6 Rms Riv Vu
1975 Winter Promises, Promises
1974 Fall 1776
1974 Summer Once Upon A Mattress
1974 Winter Company
1973 Fall Oklahoma
1973 Summer Paint Your Wagon
1973 Spring Bells Are Ringing
1973 Winter Plaza Suite
1972 Fall The Boyfriend
1972 Spring You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
1972 Winter Wait Until Dark
1971 Fall Bye Bye Birdie
1971 Summer N-24 From Mars
1971 Spring The Apple Tree
1971 Winter The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1970 Fall Sweet Charity
1970 Summer Oh Dad Poor Dad
1970 Spring Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1970 Winter Separate Tables
1969 Fall How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1969 Spring Box and Cox
1969 Winter Hedda Gabbler
1969   Rivals
1968 Fall A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1968 Spring The Devil’s Disciple
1968 Winter Biography
1967 Fall The Fantastiks
1967 Spring An Evening of Chekov
1966   Under Milkwood
1965 Fall Kind Sir
1965 Spring Send Me No Flowers
1963 Spring Arsenic and Old Lace
1963   Time of the Cuckoo
1963   Rouge Atomique
1963   Dark at the Top of the Stairs
1962   Ah Wilderness!
1961 Spring Carousel
1960 Fall Inherit the Wind
1960   Sabrina Fair
1960   Damn Yankees
1960   Best Man
1960   The Seven Year Itch
1960   Philosopher Mark Twain
1960   Come Back Little Sheba
1960   Anne of A Thousand Days
1958 Summer Anniversary Waltz
1958   Willy Bay
1958   Speaking of Murder
1958   Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
1958   Grammercy Ghost
1957 Fall A Streetcar Named Desire
1957 Spring Blind Mice
1957   Blue Concerto
1957   The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
1957   Innocents
1957   Hushed Were Their War Cries
1957   Cheaper by the Dozen
1956   The Tender Trap
1956   Summer and Smoke
1954   Here Today
1954   Good Housekeeping
1953   George Washington Slept Here
1952   Ask Me No Questions
1951   Ring Around Elizabeth (first TAP production)
 
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