About Us

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Mission Statement
Bridge Players Theatre Company, a community theater group based in Burlington, New Jersey, is dedicated to presenting high quality, affordable theatrical productions to the community. We encourage an active and diverse membership by creating opportunities, both on and off stage, for people of all ages and from all backgrounds, inviting all to celebrate their individual talents and their mutual passion for live theater.
General Information
Everyone who works with our group volunteers their services without financial compensation. We are ordinary people, from all backgrounds and professions, dedicated to cultural development. Committed to the idea that there is a place in community-theater for everyone, we encourage all to participate, both on and off-stage. We generally present four shows each year, a fall production, a children’s show, a winter show and a musical. Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts from a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Group History
Bridge Players Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by the late Girard Paolini and the late Joseph LaCerra, two former residents of Palmyra. When the Bi-Centennial celebration was being planned, Mr. Paolini, a Palmyra pharmacist, wrote a musical called, “Let’s Wave the Flag Once More”. It was performed in Palmyra as part of the planned events. At the conclusion of the production, those who participated in the production enjoyed themselves so much that they decided to form a community theater organization. Thus, the birth of Bridge Players. The name was chosen because of the proximity to and the identification with the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Mr. LaCerra and Mr. Paolini remained active with the group until their deaths.