Center Theatre Players
The mission of Center Theatre Players (CTP) is to provide a cultural outlet for the community. As the resident theater company at the Rochester Borough Theater Complex, CTP has provided quality theatrical productions while renovating this historical site since 2015. The small group of devoted performers have updated electrical lines, painted stage areas and outer lobby area, cleaned backstage rooms and multiple other rooms in the building, refinished floors, and re-upholstered seating areas in order to revive this architectural gem of a theater. The Players have a great respect for the space and continue to put in countless hours to fulfill their vision. It is our hope that the theater will add to and enhance the cultural community of Rochester and the surrounding areas of Beaver County.
CTP Over the Years
Center Theatre Players is a community theater group that has presented musicals as part of the Brodhead Cultural Center’s summer series since 1984. In the ‘80’s the group performed at the outdoor amphitheater located on the Penn State Beaver Campus and in the late ‘90’s moved to the new indoor theater where they have performed through 2014. In 2015 CTP made the move to the Rochester Theater Complex inside of the Rochester Borough Building.
For over thirty years, CTP has thrilled audiences with their presentations of such well known classics as: South Pacific, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, and 1776. In addition to the classics, CTP has also introduced audiences to newer and lesser-known musicals such as City of Angels, Leader of the Pack, Drood, Big River, Into the Woods, Drowsy Chaperone, and Sweeney Todd. All performers are local western Pennsylvania singers, actors, and dancers who have a keen interest in theater and love of the arts. Founder and director, Sandy Reigel, has been at the helm and has directed over 40 community theater musicals along with award winning musicals at Center High School, Beaver High School, and currently at Central Valley High School.