Welcome to Gateway!

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

Gateway offers a full season of productions performed mainly in the Barn, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Up Next At Gateway



The annual Twizzlers Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 at 6pm at the Sturbridge Host, Route 20 in Sturbridge.

This fun event will consist of buffet, entertainment and Twizzler and NEAT awards.The Twizzler awards are voted on by the audience who signed up as Twizzler voters and attended the majority of shows in the season. The ballots are tallied by an independent firm and the results are only announced at the banquet. No one knows the winners until that night!

Tickets are $30 and are only available by advance sale- deadline for ticket purchase is Jan 15. The buffet will include pork and chicken dishes, potato and vegetable, tossed salad and rolls. Jeanne Dupuis will make the Twizzler Cake. There will also be a cash bar.

Who comes to Twizzlers?--- ANYONE AND EVERYONE!!! If you have been to a Gateway show, would like to be an audience member, if you were in a show, are a nominee, just like a fun night out with fun people-- COME TO THE TWIZZLERS AWARDS NIGHT. The Twizzlers awards are Gateway's version of the Tonys or Oscars. The committee makes nominations for best actor, director, set, etc. and the ballots are mailed to all eligible voters. The winners are announced at the banquet. NEAT (Not Exactly A Twizzler) awards are also given for interesting events that occurred during the production process. Come to find out who will be this year's DIVA!

Tickets make a unique holiday gift- so get yours soon. Tickets will not be available at the door.



The Cover of Life
Fri. and Sat. February 10,11,17,18 at 7:30pm and Sun. Feb. 19 at 2pm

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for under 18 and over 60. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 508-764-4531 and are also available online at brownpapertickets.com. Gateway Players is thrilled to kick off season 42 with this sweetly funny, nostalgic play. Be sure to get your tickets early. Twizzler voters are reminded that they must sign up for this season.

Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover Life Magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career set back, s he accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face to face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self worth.

Online ticket sales are available . (Note: Online tickets will not be available 24 hours prior to a specific show show.)







Become a Member!

There are many ways you can help out your local community theater! Come out and volunteer to work on a show, onstage, or behind the scenes! Do you have skill with a hairbrush, make-up brush, or paintbrush? We can use you! Call 508-764-4531 to see if you can help with our next production. Or click here to learn about becoming a Member or Sustaining Member to help Gateway continue to provide quality community theater to the tri-community area.



Gateway Players Theatre | 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA

Questions?  Comments?  Contact Us at info@gatewayplayers.org

Questions?  Comments?  Contact Us at info@gatewayplayers.org

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