Where We Started
In 2000, a small yet brave group of performers and musicians gathered to “put on a show” at St. Luke’s UMC in Highlands Ranch, CO. The simple and homespun production of Godspell was the inspiration to create the Wesley Players. Over the last twenty plus years the Wesley Players has performed a variety of productions from liturgical drama to melodrama and from dramatic plays to musical theatre classics. One of the magical aspects of the Wesley Players is families performing together, on stage, behind the scenes, in the orchestra, or all of the above. Grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and yes, even some husbands and wives working together to put on a production.
As a drama ministry, the Wesley Players raised more than $350K for various local, national, and international charities through performances supported by St. Luke’s UMC. Today, as an extension ministry of St. Luke’s UMC, the Wesley Players Theatre Company (WPTC) is now a 501(c)3 nonprofit community theatre group that remains in residence at St. Luke’s and brings together people of all ages and experience levels, from within the church and from the wider community, to perform drama productions and musicals year-round.
We need your help to build a future for the WPTC that makes a bigger difference in our community. Please consider a donation to expand our community outreach through performance supporting local and international charities that make a difference in the lives of children and families. If you have a question or would like to donate in other ways, please contact Michael Hollyman, Board of Directors Chair. Thanks for your support!