Hawthorne Players' 2016 onstage season presents Thornton Wilder's American classic "Our Town," the timely hit musical "Hairspray," and the funny and touching "Driving Miss Daisy."  

Hawthorne Players is one of the oldest theatre companies in the St. Louis area, having been founded in Ferguson, Missouri in 1945.  Today, the group produces three plays a year in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre, as well as special events such as Voices of Valhalla: Hayrides through Time at Valhalla Cemetery.  

The origins of Hawthorne are firmly fixed in community service: in the early years,  profits  were donated to the local schools and parks.  Beginning in 1992, Hawthorne Players began presenting annual Duckie DeMere Scholarships to graduating seniors in the performing arts.  Over $55,000 has been awarded to area high school students!  

Each season mixes comedy (e.g.,Rumors, Nunsense), musical theatre (The Producers, Carousel, Most Happy Fella ) and drama (Rabbit Hole, Proof, A Doll’s House), plus the highly popular Best of Hawthorne musical revues featuring stars of Hawthorne musical productions.  

2016 Season!


Best Performance by an

Actress in a Featured Role

(Carrie Pipperidge in CAROUSEL)


Best Performance by an

Actress in a Supporting Role

(Sister Mary Leo in NUNSENSE)


Best Set Design



Best Small Ensemble Musicall

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to Hawthorne Players'Arts for Life


Presented in recognition of outstanding achievements in community theatre in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.  Over 25 companies participated, with 37 productions receiving nominations.  The awards were presented in ceremonies held on June 12, 2016.


Voices of Valhalla 2016

Hayrides through Time

Hayrides SOLD OUT!

Tickets still available for indoor performance at 4:30 on October 8.