About Perth County Players
Perth County Players was formed in 2008 to provide the opportunity to share in the amazing experience that is community theatre.
Our tag line says it all “Community theatre for the love of it". Whether on stage, backstage, or as a part of the management team, we are all volunteers. We come together for the love of our community in Perth County and the love of theatre. Together we have put on over 20 productions from such big shows as Oliver!, Hello Dolly!, Into the Woods, The Odd Couple as well as showcasing some rare musicals like My Favourite Year, Some Enchanted Evening and Godspell.
We take great pride in being a part of many of Perth County's residents' annual traditions of performing, volunteering, and attending performances.
Meet the Management Team
Michelle Cutts – Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto in Theatre and English Literature. She then went across the pond to London U.K where she worked professionally in theatre and acquired a Masters in Theatre Directing from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Michelle comes to Perth County Players with over ten years of experience directing and choreographing children for the Canadian Children’s Theatre Co. as well as teaching at Unionville H.S. musical theatre program. Michelle is thrilled to be a part of Perth County Players.
Tony Benton- At 11, Tony became a chorister at his local church St. Paulinus and at Westminster Abbey Special Choir in London, England until age 15. Other than top billings in the shower, the next time Tony performed in public would be 25 years later in the Stratford Community Players' 1997 production of Oliver. Whether hero or villain, he always looks forward to the challenge of finding that character and bringing them to life. Another great part of community theatre for Tony is working with and getting to know like-minded people who come from all different walks of life.
Chris Leberg- Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Toronto. She has worked in both professional and amateur theatre in Toronto and Stratford for over 35 years. She was a founding member of Stratford Community Players where she held positions on the Board of Directors as well as being involved in over 25 productions in a variety of responsibilities including producing and directing as well as performing.
Nancy McDonald-Nancy is a former television producer turned writer who always secretly wondered what it would be like to be an actor. Encouraged by her grandson, she made her theatrical debut with the Perth County Players at the age of 64 in The Pink Panther Strikes Again. She had such a great time, she went on to perform in My Favorite Year, Our Town and Get Smart. Along the way, she took on sponsorship and ticket sales. Nancy is thrilled to be part of such an amazing theatre company and encourages anyone who has ever wanted to be involved in theatre but was afraid to try to come out and audition or join the fun backstage. You may just open up a whole new world for yourself!
Jeff Palmer- This guy called "Jeff": Well, he has been involved in Community Theatre since 2017. He is competent with a hammer and soundboard. (Not generally at the same time). In his off time, he builds sets and does grip & gaffer work for a local Movie Company. In his other spare time, he records old-time radio plays with friends and develops software on the side.
Jennifer Zutt- Jenn holds an Honours Bachelor of Music (Vocal) from the University of Windsor. She is a teacher in Perth County and has been involved in community theatre all her life, growing up in Port Colborne. As well as on stage experience, she has served on the Board of Directors for Stratford Community Players and has been musical director for a variety of productions as well as taking on other production responsibilities such as costumes and props.
Honourary Members- Aaron Kropf, Greg Morris and Stewart Robertson
Perth County Players is a proud member of the Stratford Arts and Culture Collective. For more information, please go to stratfordacc.com