The Greely Players is a not-for-profit community-based musical theatre group that was established in 1990 in the village of Greely in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The group mounts one main production every year, as well as a “Christmas in the Village” show. We rely on volunteers to produce the show and operates on a cost recovery basis only.
In 1990, the All Saints Anglican Church Choir celebrated the church’s 100th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion and encourage participation from the larger community, the church Music Director Carol Parker asked for the assistance of Canterbury High School teacher John Pohran and some of his students to provide live music for a production of Fiddler on the Roof. Many of the cast members were also members of the church choir, including three generations of the Stanley family. Throughout the years a number of the original participants have remained with the theatre troupe.
Each year The Greely Players presents a major production involving both children and adults. Every second year the play chosen tries to feature children in lead roles. Among those mounted in previous years are Oliver, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Annie, Hello Dolly and Anne of Green Gables. Other productions over the years have included Fiddler on the Roof (twice), My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Brigadoon, and Li'l Abner. See our Past Shows page for cast lists and photos from all of our past productions.
- To provide opportunities for community involvement in the performing arts.
- To encourage people of all ages to participate in community activities.
- To provide low-cost, high quality entertainment to the community of Ottawa.
- To give something back to the community that supports us.
A copy of our Constitution can be found here.
Our 2022-2023 Executives
From back to front:
Jake Blair, Michael Versluis, Bill Sangalli, Jillian Turman, Heather Wyche, Sue Laycock-Armstrong, Tania Gauder