The Alpha/Omega Players

  

Providing South Eastern Pennsylvania with quality performing arts services

Classic and Artistic Musical Theater                           Youth Performance Opportunities

Dance & Movement                                                     Children’s Theater

 

The mission of The Alpha Omega Players, . is to provide quality theatrical productions to our immediate community of Birdsboro and to South Eastern Pennsylvania. We strive to provide educational and performing opportunities in an environment that fosters the following beliefs:

  • Each person has creative value and deserves respect and dignity
  • Educational opportunities are an important component of the performing arts process
  • Excellence in performing arts is worth the commitment of time, effort and financial resources
  • Cultural experiences for all have value and make Berks County a better place to live and work

Mark Drey and Kerry Eschbach-Drey founded the Alpha Omega Players in late 1978 with a performance of Godspell to celebrate the 250th anniversary of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Amityville. After Several years of Performing at the Scottish Rite Cathedral the Players have now Created their own Intimate venue known as The Alpha/Omega Performing arts Center in Birdsboro, PA.  The Players Thank J.P Mascaro and the Borough of Birdsboro for making this venue possible.

 Over the years, in addition to traditional Broadway favorites, Alpha Omega has taken a "cutting edge" approach to performance theater, offering such non-traditional shows as Sondheim's Assassins, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers, and Maury Yeston's Nine. In 1997, Alpha premiered Stephen Schwartz's first American performance of Children of Eden to the delight of an appreciative theater crowd who heralded this performance as one of the finest in the Company's history. The new Millennium not only brought the company a new venue, but a new approach to doing theater in intimate settings, which our audiences have embraced. In this new venue The Alpha/Omega players have brought the area premiers of The Madison Square Garden version of A Christmas Carol and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida as well as many other popular standards.

Alpha Omega does more than produce high-quality musical theater. We offer continuing classes in all aspects of theater We keep all of our educational fees low so that any community member interested in any income level can participate.   We have entire families participating in our productions and are proud to have watched new families form from within our membership.  We believe that our 100 plus volunteers enjoy a nurturing and positive environment as they work to create all that is Alpha. We welcome all volunteers, all ages and backgrounds - a source of distinct pride for this well-established musical theater company. 

Ticket sales alone cannot fully fund the activities and goals of the company, so we must rely on contributions from business and individual donors to provide the financial resources necessary to cover our operational and programming expenses. Though we have received large donations to renovate our performance space there are still more renovation projects to enhance the space for performers and patrons that individual donations could fund. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community with the best education and entertainment possible. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Large donations can be marked for specific projects at the donor’s request.  For more information, please contact the Alpha Office at 610-404-4844 or by email at Alpha1978@dejazzd.com.

 

 

 

Thank you very much for being a part of our Season!