Mission Statement


The Play On Players mission is to Provide Outstanding Productions by young artists who POP on stage.

We strive to provide an engaging, safe, and creative environment for children by offering exciting experiences in musical theatre productions. Our goal is to inspire and strengthen self-confidence, individual expression, and theatre performance skills, while also developing life-long values, teamwork, and the love of performing live theatre for the community.

What is "Play On Players" ?


Play On Players is a children's theatre company founded by Carly Berg and Haden Rider, who are graduates of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance artist training program, a collaboration of the University of North Georgia and Brenau University, in Gainesville, GA.

A talented group of individuals ranging from ages 7 to 18 were assembled to perform and then compete in an international theatre convention known as the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA.

Please visit the Artistic Staff link above for information about previous successful experiences with children's theatre productions at JTF.

JTF and beyond


In addition to the JTF competitions, P.O.P. performs full length performances of their productions. We look forward to the next show and an exciting weekend at the next JTF.


Break a Leg and "Play On Players!"