The purpose of WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY PLAYERS is to enhance the quality of life in Woodbridge, New Jersey by providing quality theater experiences for the residents of Woodbridge, New Jersey and other areas in the State of New Jersey. In addition, our goal is to provide training and education for actors, singers, dancers and others involved in theater productions by facilitating opportunities to demonstrate and improve their skills through the participation in a theatrical production.
WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY PLAYERS, INC., a non-profit corporation, was established in 2007 by Ricki Cohn and Beth Amory in response to a need in Woodbridge Township for a community theater. WCP spent its first two seasons at School #21 in Colonia: both the inaugural 2008 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and the 2009 production of Godspell played to sold-out audiences from all across New Jersey. In 2010, WCP was able to move into a much larger venue, making The Hungarian American Club in Port Reading their next home. The new venue allowed WCP to expand both in audience and cast size for their productions of Grease (2010) and Curtains (2011). In 2012, WCP moved into their permanent home at The Theatre at WMS where they've put on productions of Footloose (2012), Pippin (2013), High School Musical (2014), Hairspray (2015), and Aida (2016). From day one, WCP has received enormous support from Mayor John E. McCormac, Chief of Staff Caroline Ehrlich and the Woodbridge Town Council. The Northfield Bank Foundation has been WCP’s proud sponsor since 2009. Each year, in addition to the Northfield Bank Foundation, many local businesses and families across Woodbridge Township contribute to the success of each WCP production.