Players by the Sea

Players by the Sea is a non-profit theater located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. It was founded in 1966 and has been providing live theater performances to the local community for over five decades. The John McManus Mainstage Theatre has a seating capacity of 150 and the read all

Currently On Stage

Disney's Tarzan
July 2024
John McManus Mainstage Theatre

Coming Soon!

The Revolutionists
September 2024
Grace Darling Studio Theatre
Jekyll & Hyde
October 2024
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
December 2024
John McManus Mainstage Theatre

Past Productions

Trouble in Mind
May 2024
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
January 2024
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
The Winter Wonderettes
December 2023
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
The Addams Family
October 2023
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
Dot
September 2023
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
West Side Story
July 2023
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
Choir Boy
May 2023
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
The Cake
March 2023
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
Kinky Boots
July 2022
Ruthless!
April 2022
Romeo & Juliet
February 2020
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
January 2020
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
True West
March 2019
Grace Darling Studio Theatre
Conversations After a Burial
February 2013
John McManus Mainstage Theatre
Bug
March 2012
Grace Darling Studio Theatre
The Creationists
February 2011
Grace Darling Studio Theatre
Parade
July 2010
Doubt
2008
Baby
1990

About Players by the Sea

Players by the Sea is a non-profit theater located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. It was founded in 1966 and has been providing live theater performances to the local community for over five decades. The John McManus Mainstage Theatre has a seating capacity of 150 and the Grace Darling Studio Theatre seats 80.

Players by the Sea produces a variety of plays and musicals, ranging from contemporary works to classics. The theater also offers classes and workshops for adults and children, providing opportunities for individuals to develop their acting, singing, and dancing skills.

In addition to its main stage productions, Players by the Sea also has a children’s theater program, which offers classes and productions specifically for young performers. The theater also hosts special events throughout the year, such as holiday shows, benefit concerts, and community outreach programs.

Reviews

'Tarzan' Wildly Triumphs at Players by the Sea | JaxPlays Reviews

[[theatre:Players by the Sea]]’s latest production of [[production:2024 Tarzan|Tarzan]] plunges its audience into a lush, vibrant jungle, transforming both the lobby and the theater into a fully immersive experience that blurs the lines between stage and seating. As the house lights dim, the audience is immediately drawn into the world of Tarzan through a poignant and creatively rendered shadow-play that recounts the character’s beginnings, setting a profound emotional tone from the outset. read more

Creating Good Trouble on Stage: Confronting Prejudice and Stereotypes in 'Trouble in Mind' | JaxPlays Reviews

Trouble in Mind at Players by the Sea is a compelling, provacative and sometimes hilarious dramatic comedy that whisks audiences to the backstage world of 1950s New York City. The play centers around Wiletta Mayer, a talented, veteran Black actress who, after years of playing secondary characters, finally lands a lead role in a Broadway-bound play. Her excitement quickly sours when she discovers that her character perpetuates biased stereotypes. read more