The Mountaineers Players is one of the oldest "community" theater groups under its original charter in the United States. What began as skits and mock sword fights has grown into two annual productions that take place in the Kitsap Forest Theater. Since our first rehearsed production, Robin of Sherwood, in 1923, the Players have presented a show every spring coinciding with our blooming wild rhododendrons. This tradition has been unbroken except during 1943-1946 when World War II interrupted the productions. Read about our history here.

The Players started producing an annual summer play in 2007 to allow more people to enjoy this beautiful venue. The summer is a delightful time to bring the whole family to enjoy a "day away" in the forest. The Players also have produced several fall plays since 1990. 

Hundreds of people from actors and the production staff (director, music director, choreographer, accompanist, costumer, set designer, sound designer, stage manager, etc.) to ticket sellers, ushers and parkers, etc. band together to make each production a memorable one. Please consider joining us on either side of the ferns, either as an actor in one of our plays, or in one of the many support positions vital to the success of our endeavors.

Kitsap Forest Theater Shows

1916 - 1922 Theatrical Roots
1923 Robin of Sherwood
1924 The Shepherd in the Distance
1925 The Little Clay Cart
1925 Building of The Mountaineers Kitsap Forest Theater
1926 Reinald and the Red Wolf
1927 Alice in Wonderland
1928 Robin of Sherwood
1929 Make Believe
1930 The Adventures of Snow White
1931 Alice Adventuring in Wonderland
1932 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
1933 The Reluctant Dragon
1934 The Rose and the Ring
1935 Toad of Toad Hall
1936 Under Richard's Banner
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1938 The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland
1939 Rip Van Winkle and the Silver Flagon
1940 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
1941 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1942 The Princess and Mr. Parker
1943 – 1946 No shows due to World War II
1947 The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland
1948 A Thousand Years Ago
1949 The Prince and the Pauper
1950 If I Were King
1951 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
1952 Green Valley
1953 The Warrior's Husband
1954 Androcles and the Lion
1955 The Green Pastures
1956 Kismet
1957 The Teahouse of the August Moon
1958 Annie, Get Your Gun
1959 Donegal Fair
1960 Sing Out Sweet Land
1961 Lil' Abner
1962 Wildcat
1963 Little Mary Sunshine
1964 Around the World in 80 Days
1965 The Mouse that Roared
1966 The Wizard of Oz
1967 Paint Your Wagon
1968 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
1969 Calico Cargo
1970 The Hobbit
1971 The Student Gypsy
1972 Alaska or the Secret of Yonder Mountain
1973 The Magic Forest - A Rip Van Winkle Odyssey
1974 Brigadoon
1975 Plain and Fancy
1976 Golden Apple
1977 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1978 The Marvelous Land of Oz
1979 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1980 The Music Man
1981 Lil' Abner
1982 Around the World in 80 Days
1983 Cinderella
1984 The Teahouse of the August Moon
1985 The Three Musketeers
1986 Oklahoma!
1987 Robin Hood - The Musical
1988 Brigadoon
1989 Hello Dolly!
1990 Once Upon a Mattress
1990 - Autumn As You Like It
1991 Anne of Green Gables
1991 - Autumn The Tempest
1992 Kismet
1992 - Autumn Cyrano deBergerac
1993 Alice in Wonderland
1994 Little Mary Sunshine
1995 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
1996 Narnia
1997 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1998 Fiddler on the Roof
1999 The Sound of Music
2000 The Secret Garden
2001 The Music Man
2002 State Fair
2002 - Autumn Twelfth Night
2003 The Wizard of Oz
2004 Oliver!
2005 Peter Pan
2006 Anne of Green Gables
2007 Robin Hood - the legend continues
2007 - Summer The Fantasticks
2008 Beauty and the Beast
2008 - Summer A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Rock and Roll Version)
2009 Seussical
2009 - Summer High Button Shoes
2010 The Sound of Music
2010 - Summer Godspell
2011 Oklahoma!
2011 - Summer Into the Woods
2012 Fiddler on the Roof
2012 - Summer Footloose, The Musical
2013 Narnia
2013 - Summer The Secret Garden
2014 Honk!
2014 - Summer Annie
2015 Mary Poppins
2015 - Summer Shrek, The Musical
2016 The Music Man
2016 - Summer The Little Mermaid
2017 The Wizard of Oz
2017 - Summer Tarzan