Pennyroyal Players
Our Programs

From Battles to Ballots

The Pennyroyal Players pay musical tribute to the 27 “Radical Women” who dared to fight for their rights – for freedom and to vote. We begin in 1591 in England and we end in Tennessee in 1920 with the final ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, providing all women the right to vote. You will learn of their struggles, tragedies and victories every step of the way in this fast paced musical portrayal of the battles we fought. Our story is told with humor and our historically accurate songs, based on familiar melodies, will entertain and amuse you. This production is suitable for all ages.

This production was created by Anne Destabelle.

Piecin’ It Together

The Pennyroyal Players travel from Vermont to California, bringing lively and touching musical portraits about those who settled the American West. Told by women and with humor, through story and song, “Piecin’ It Together” reveals the hardships of pioneering life endured by men, women and children. Our stories unfold through our 16 especially designed quilt blocks and our 10 full size quilts, all displayed on stage. This production is suitable for all ages.

This production was created by Anne Destabelle.

Pennyroyal’s Romp Through the American Revolution

We’ll take you on a musical romp through the Revolutionary War - in about 35 minutes! From the opening firing shot, to the Boston Massacre, to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the glorious victory over the British and finally the signing of the treaty of peace, The Pennyroyal Players sing their way with humor and sadness, with original songs, stories and letters from the long battle for American Independence. We tell our stories from the point of view of women of the Revolution and the colonists themselves (and sometimes the British!) Enjoy authentic dances by Liz Cantine. This production is suitable for all ages.

This production was created by Anne Destabelle and Ann Ehrenclou.

Pennyroyal’s Songs and Stories of the Life of Stephen Foster

We explore several myths surrounding the life of this remarkable composer. Enjoy the stunning songs and the little-known stories of the life of Stephen Foster in our moving tribute to the father of American music and America’s first great songwriter.

You’ll want to sing along to such beautiful and moving melodies as Beautiful Dreamer or Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, or the immortal Old Black Joe. My Old Kentucky Home is the state song of Kentucky, sung annually at the Kentucky Derby. Old Folks At Home (Swanee River) is the official state song of Florida. Enjoy artistic dancing on some songs by Liz Cantine. This production is suitable for all ages.

Stephen Foster’s lyrics and melodies are as meaningful and relevant today as they were during the height of his popularity just before the Civil War. Come and enjoy them with us!

This production was created by Anne Destabelle.

Pennyroyal’s St. Patrick’s Celebration

Sing with us these beloved traditional Irish songs and sea chanteys. You will laugh at our many Irish limericks and short poems. You’ll want to dance along with Liz Cantine’s lively and very graceful Irish dancing. This production is suitable for all ages.

Pennyroyal’s Patriotic Tribute to Our Country

Our singalong program is suitable for all occasions and all ages. We invite you to sing along to America’s favorites and also to learn the history behind the songs themselves. We also offer several patriotic songs of other nations which you’ll recognize. Audiences enjoy this program for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Presidents’ Day, Veterans Day, Election Day and any time of year! Enjoy dancing by Liz Cantine. We are often joined by Dawn Curry on flute.

Pennyroyal’s Songs of Love and Other Predicaments

Laugh and Love along with the Pennyroyals in our tribute to love itself and its “complications.” We’sll sing folk songs, ballads, Country Western, songs made famous by Sinatra and Garland and others. We KNOW you will want to sing along to old favorites in our treasured collection. This production is suitable for all ages.

Pennyroyal’s Fiesta – Songs of the Southwest

We offer a collection of songs to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday – or any time of year. Folk songs and Latin favorites. This production is suitable for all ages.

Pennyroyal’s Holiday Singalong

We offer our acclaimed award winning holiday singalong featuring songs of Christmas, Hanukkah and popular melodies beloved the whole world over. We are often joined by Dawn Curry on flute for this production.