Perth County Players was formed in 2008 to provide the opportunity to share in the amazing experience that is community theatre.
Our tag line says it “Community theatre for the love of it” Whether onstage or backstage, we offer an experience that is backed by a management team that has collectively over 150 years in professional and amateur theatre. Backed by production teams that know how to put on a first rate show and supported by sponsors who believe in our high standards, Perth County Players is proud to be a part of the world of theatre in Stratford, Ontario.
The Management Team
Michelle Cutts – Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Toronto in Theatre and English Literature. She then went across the pond to London U.K where she worked professionally in theatre and acquired a Masters in Theatre Directing from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Michelle comes to Perth County Players with over ten years of experience directing and choreographing children for the Canadian Children’s Theatre Co. as well as teaching at Unionville H.S. musical theatre program. Michelle is thrilled to be a part of Perth County Players.
Tania Harvey-Tania is proud to have been part of Perth County players since 2012. She has experience in amateur and professional theatre, currently working as wardrobe head for Victoria Playhouse Petrolia. Tania has previously served on St. Mary’s Community Players Board of Directors. Although costumes are her passion, she has enjoyed stage managing, costuming, acting and producing in both youth and adult theatre groups including Original Kids Theatre Company, London Community Players, London Youth Theatre Education, St. Mary’s Community Players and St. Joseph Historical Society. Tania shares her love of theatre with her husband and three daughters.
Chris Leberg- Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Toronto. She has worked in both professional and amateur theatre in Toronto and Stratford for over 35 years. She was a founding member of Stratford Community Players where she held positions on the Board of Directors as well as being involved in over 25 productions in a variety of responsibilities including producing and directing as well as performing.
Nancy McDonald-Nancy is a former television producer turned writer who always secretly wondered what it would be like to be an actor. Encouraged by her grandson, she made her theatrical debut with the Perth County Players at the age of 64 in The Pink Panther Strikes Again. She had such a great time, she went on to perform in My Favorite Year, Our Town and Get Smart. Along the way, she took on sponsorship and ticket sales. Nancy is thrilled to be part of such an amazing theatre company and encourages anyone who has ever wanted to be involved in theatre but was afraid to try to come out and audition or join the fun backstage. You may just open up a whole new world for yourself!
Jennifer Mountain-Jennifer has been involved in community theatre for over 20 years. She began performing at age of 12 and never looked back. She is an award winning classically trained soprano and also trained in classical ballet for 18 years. Jennifer joined our PCP family back in 2014 (date?) when she was cast as YumYum in our production of The Mikado. She has choreographedproductions for other community theatre companies but our 2017 production of Hello Dolly will be her directorial debut. Jennifer is happy to have found her theatrical home with the Perth County Players.
Scott Mountain-Scott is a Stratford native who began his singing career at the age of five participating in the Kiwanis Music Festival. He continued singing with the St. Mary’s Children’s Choir, through high school and with the McMaster University Choir as well as achieving his Grade 8 piano. Scott has performed with numerous community theatre groups from Stratford to Ancaster. In addition to being Music Director for Perth County Players for the last three years, he gives private singing lessons.
Jennifer Zutt- Jenn holds an Honours Bachelor of Music (Vocal) from the University of Windsor. She is a teacher in Perth County and has been involved in community theatre all her life, growing up in Port Colborne. As well as on stage experience, she has served on the Board of Directors for Stratford Community Players and has been musical director for a variety of productions as well as taking on other production responsibilities such as costumes and props.
Honourary Member- Aaron Kropf, Greg Morris and Stewart Robertson