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!

Rhonda Pollino ~ 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

Rhonda Pollino 2Rhonda Pollino

President, Leland Dewey Chair
Grant Writing

  • Hometown: Seneca Falls, NY
  • Favorite stage production you have ever seen:
    Tempest in London
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Stage Manager – SCP’s “West Side Story” & “Copacabana”,
    Seneca Falls, NY
  • First involvement with theatre:
    Woman #2  “Cinderella” – 1996
    (Seneca Community Young Players, Seneca Falls, NY)

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

Secretary
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

Dan Papperman 2Dan Papperman

Treasurer
Finance & Outreach

  • Hometown: Interlaken, NY
  • Resides: Geneva, NY
  • 3 song titles from musicals that summarize your life:
    “Stay Awake” – “Mary Poppins”
    “I’m Going Home” – “Rocky Horror Show”
    “Journey On” – “Ragtime”
  • Favorite quote:  “Anything can happen in the woods.  May I kiss you?”
  • Favorite stage production you have ever seen:
    Ragtime

Kathy Hadley 2Kathy Hadley

Headquarters Management

  • Hometown:  Warwick, Greenville & Seneca Falls, NY  
  • Resides: Geneva, NY
  • 3 song titles from musicals that summarize your life:
    “I Can Do That” – “Chorus Line”
    “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” – “Annie Get Your Gun”
    “Defying Gravity” – “Wicked”
  • Favorite stage production:  “Wicked”
  • Favorite quote:  “I left my nose in my other pants” ~ John King backstage during “Moon Over Buffalo”.

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

Deborah Bly 2Deb Bly
Community Liaison Corporate
Individual Membership

  • 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

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
Historian

    • 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