Noises Off (April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2015)

Directed by: Terry DiMurro

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage More »


The Music Man (July 24, 25, 26, 31, August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2015)

Directed by: Kathy Bleutge

The Music Man is a musical about con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive More »

SwordPlayer New Member Workshop

The Sterling SwordPlayers are looking for new members for our troupe. This year we will be performing a new selection called, The Riddle, featuring a queen, many noble knights, and a fearsome dragon. We will be performing at Scottish Festivals, European Festivals, and Assisted Living Communites across the region. There is no experience necessary for we will be conducting a workshop to teach you what you need to know. The workshop will be conducted on two days:

  • April 25 from 9:00 am-Noon in the Gazebo of the Sterling Community Center
  • May 2 from 10:00 am-1:30 pm in Room B at the Cascades Public Library in Potomac Falls

The workshop will focus on basic sword play and some unarmed maneuvers. The cost is $15/person. Payment can be made through PayPal, Check (made out to the Sterling Playmakers), or cash.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Sterling Swordplayers is an organization of Sterling Playmakers created and maintained for the purpose of performing stage combat performances for entertainment or historical recreation. Professionally trained in the art of stage combat and theater, the Swordplayers combine sword play with comedy, providing fun entertainment for families and children of all ages. If you are not careful you might just learn a thing or two about sword play and history from one of the troupe’­s performers! Sterling Swordplayers offers unique entertainment for the whole family. Our activities are centered around our Sword Fighting shows, which many across the State of Virginia have enjoyed.

SwordPlayer New Member Workshop

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 9:00 am Sterling Community Center Buy Tickets

Website Support Wanted

Sterling Playmakers’ IT Subcommittee is looking for two folks to help with website design.

  1. Graphic Artist/Designer to work on new show graphics and overall look and feel for the site. This person should be skilled in a bitmap image editing software such as Photoshop or Pixelmator.
  2. php/javascript programmer. Sterling Playmaker uses some custom code and/or would like to allow greater use of IT tools which require the use of custom scripting/coding.

If you are interested, please drop a note to Steve Schrader.

Auditions Announcement

Auditions for The Music Man 

Friday, April 24 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, at 1:00 PM

Cascades Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Virginia

Download an Audition Form

Check out the Character Descriptions

Here are the required Audition Songs

For more information, send an email to


Noises Off Cast Announcement

Thank you to all who came out to audition for Noises Off! View our cast here!


Coming January 24…

It’s the Playmakers’



Games, contests, prizes, food — all themed toward MUSIC!  Block your calendar now, and watch for details next issue!

POTLUCK BUFFET! Bring an appetizer, main dish, side dish, or dessert to share. (BEVERAGES will be provided.) NOTE: Potluck items need not be music-themed.

ACTIVITIES: 50/50 Raffle!

Games! Contests! Music Trivia! Cool Prizes! Special contests for the kids!

…and the ever-popular GIFT EXCHANGE GAME (both adult & kids versions)
ADULTS: To play, bring a WRAPPED gift worth about $20-$25.
KIDS: To play, bring a WRAPPED gift worth about $5.
(No junk, please!)

RSVP preferred but not required: Email OR
Include your NAME and NUMBER OF ATTENDEES. Attendance is $10 per household.
You must be a current member of the Playmakers, but can rejoin at the door for $15 per household.
Volunteers needed for setup at 12:30pm! Email Joe Campanella at (“act one joe zero”).