The Hub City Players have enjoyed success after success including fully-staged productions from adult-friendly Rock of Ages to family-friendly James and the Giant Peach (Winner of the 2018-19 American Prize in Musical Theatre), a sold-out and held-over run of Steel Magnolias,
and much-lauded musical spectacular, Sister Act.
They have developed a devoted following who have come to expect exceptional performances, great production value, and a wonderful escape through theatre.
FestivalSouth had planned to announce the complete line up for this summer’s annual event and begin ticket sales today, April 1, 2020. However, in the best interest of the public and its’ participants, all of the events planned for this year have been moved to 2021. FestivalSouth is planning to offer and share online content through its’ social media channels and in partnership with local, state, and international presenters.
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge, announced that in an unprecedented result, the Hub City Players production of James and the Giant Peach and the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera have been named co-winners of the American Prize in Musical Theatre for 2018-19. Read more
"The city's most talented and versatile performers all on one stage"
The Hub City Players were formed in 2012 by Mike Lopinto for an original FestivalSouth production of LOL: A Showtune Cabaret. The event was a smashing success and led to the wildly popular LOL 1.5, and WLOL: Festival Variety Show, a spoof of music, TV and even Hattiesburg. The troupe has a cult-like following that has come to expect exceptional performances and a wonderful evening.
With founding member Tammy Mansfield, who also arranges and music directs the shows, they have created a formula that Hattiesburg loves. With some of the area’s best singing actors, the project has become more than just singular events and is expanding to an annual season of performances in venues across the South.
Recent productions include Sister Act, Steel Magnolias, Rock of Ages, James and the Giant Peach, Rockin' Holiday and a series of cabarets using the LOL: Comedy Cabaret brand. The Hub City Players creatives are also involved with many other local productions, including those of the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company - Phantom of the Opera, Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd, and many more.
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