About Us


Letter from the President

Live theater is a challenge and a reward unlike any other. It is a truly amazing collaboration of time and talent, bringing together strangers and old friends alike. It’s a process that brings visions to life and changes lives. We, here in the Finger Lakes, are blessed to have many theatrical opportunities and a very supportive creative community.  For more than 40 years, Seneca Community Players is proud to have played a large role here and strives to continue to offer diverse theatrical opportunities to both our long time players and new friends.

Please, come play with us!

Debbie Bly ~ President


Mission Statement

To foster, arouse, and help broaden the interest, availability,
and appreciation of the theatre arts in Seneca and the surrounding counties.

Board of Directors

Deb BlyDeborah Bly 2

  • Born: Des Moines, IA 
  • Resides: Romulus, NY
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    I do  nothing crazy.
  • Favorite production seen on stage:
    “Sweeney Todd” on Broadway
  • Favorite quote:
    “The definition of acting is reacting to others on stage, their words and actions” ~ Ted Kehoe

Becky Bly 2Becky Bly

Executive Vice-President
Production & Season Planning

  • Born: Des Moines, IA  
  • Resides:  Seneca Falls, NY
  • Favorite stage production you’ve ever seen:
    The Children’s Hour
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Act 2 curtain opening for “Enchanted April” was enjoyable in that the set and lighting got applause. (SCP-Seneca Falls, NY)
  • Favorite quote:  “Comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable”

LLynn Patti 2ynn Patti

Business & Communications

  • Born: Buffalo, NY
  • Resides:
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    Climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Favorite quote:
    “Be kind, always be kind”
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Diane Lane and Nathan Lane

Stephen Beals 2Stephen Beals

Social Media

  • Born: Findlay, OH
  • Hometown: Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 song titles from musicals that summarize your life:
    “Metaphor” – “The Fantastiks”
    “Comedy Tonight” – “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
    “Try to Remember” – “The Fantastiks”
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Fixing Jim Porto’s loincloth – “The Fantastiks” – Auburn Theatre Guild & the late Bill Fisher flinging his hat across the stage and having it land neatly on the coat tree hook.
  • First involvement with theatre:
    “Ed” – “You Can’t Take It With You” – 1982 – SCP

Bobby-Jo Bly-Owens 2Bobby-Jo Bly-Owens 

Fundraising & Events

  • Born: Augusta, ME, Raised: Waterloo, NY  
  • Resides: Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 song titles from musicals that summarize your life:
    “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” – “Annie”
    “Together, Wherever, We Go” – “Gypsy”
    “Beautiful” – “The Carole King Musical”
  • Favorite stage production you have ever seen:
    Night Mother directed by Becky Bly (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Drew Barrymore

Amy Babiarz                   


Eric Jansen 2Eric Jansen

    • Hometown: Clifton Springs, NY
      Craziest thing you have ever done:
      Not fit for publication!
    • Favorite theatre moments:
      Gramps – “On Borrowed Time” (Gown Theatre~Stillwater, OK)
      Donald Waldman  “Hearts” (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
      Director  “Driving Miss Daisy” (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
    • Favorite quote:
      “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t-you’re right”~Henry Ford

Dawn Jansen 2Dawn Jansen

  • Hometown: Phelps, NY
  • Resides: Clifton Springs, NY
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    Being on stage rather than backstage.
  • Favorite theatre moments:  Watching the three men in my life on stage (Eric, Josh, Mike)
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

Jared Pratt 2Jared Pratt

Individual Membership
Social Media

  • Hometown:
    Ovid, NY
  • Favorite stage production ever seen:
    Lion King ~ (Broadway)
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Choreographing the final fight scene between myself (The Beast) and Gaston – “Beauty and the Beast” – Between The Lakes Community Service Players
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Robin Williams, “Oh Captain, My Captain”

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Headquarters Management

    • Hometown:  Clyde, NY
    • Favorite theatre moments:
      Props/Backstage – “Hearts” , SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
    • Favorite quote:
      “Lets Blow this Popsicle Stand”
    • Favorite Actress/Actor:
      Julia Roberts, Bill Murray, Robin Williams

John King                                                          


 Paul Wenderlich 2Paul Wenderlich

  • Hometown:
    Corning, NY
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    Walked the Appalachian Trail
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Ross – “The Goat. or Who is Sylvia?” (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Meryl Streep

Tim Hoster