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