We’re excited to announce the 2019 season. Come to our kickoff party in January and learn more about what’s in store for this year.



In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.


Thursday, May 30 @ 7:00 PM

Friday, May 31 - NO SHOW

Saturday June 1 @ 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 2 @ 11:00 AM

Full show, this is not the junior version.


Check back soon for some of our workshop programs. The Port Players team is currently developing programming for several workshop events taking place over the summer and into the fall.




A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!


Friday, Oct 25 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, Oct 26 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, Oct 27 at 11:00 AM (Meet & Greet after the show)

Use the link below to register for Frozen JR.

Tickets available starting October 1st. Buy them using the link above in advance or at the door.


Auditions for youths (student actors) between the ages of 12 and 18 are held at various times during the year depending on the needs of each production. Typically, we hold auditions anywhere from 2-3 months in advance of the production’s first rehearsal. Our auditions for student actors are usually group-style format. Each audition notice will detail the specifics of who we are looking for, what the actor will do (e.g. sing, dance, monologues, etc.) and how to schedule an audition.

Check our events calendar for the date and time of our auditions.




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Elizabeth Armano, artistic director & Founder

Lucky to say that she is doing what she loves, Elizabeth has been actively working professionally for several years. While performing is her true love,  she also loves sharing her gift and helping teach the singers of tomorrow achieve their goals.  Whether its teaching or performing, Elizabeth feels truly blessed to be working in such an amazing industry.

A native of Massachusetts, Elizabeth received vocal training at the New England Conservatory in Boston and North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly MA.  For the past 12 years, she has directed several youth groups. Most recently Liz created and led the Theatre Program for Sacred Hearts School in Bradford, MA making it the largest enrichment program at the school.

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caroline Cain, assistant director & stage Manager

Growing up in Massachusetts, Caroline was a member of the Treble Chorus of New England and studied with various vocal coaches in the Merrimack Valley. Musical Theatre was always part of her life from grammar school through college. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to step into the role as assistant director and stage manager for local youth theatre. Caroline has worked in this role with Elizabeth in various productions over the past seven years, and is thrilled to be part of the Port Players  team. 

Caroline has been working as a registered nurse for the past 17 years both in local hospitals and the community of Greater Newburyport.

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Meghan Reid, Choreographer

Meghan Reid is an Acro Arts and Massachusetts Certified Dance Teacher. She studied dance at North Shore Dance Academy for fourteen years and ballet performance at Melrose Youth Ballet. Meghan has been teaching for 12 years, and is currently teaching dance for Lawrence Public Schools at the Guilmette Elementary School and at Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios.

Meghan graduated University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2014, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. And is now earning her Masters of Science in Kinesiology. 



Port Players provides the freedom of expression for young artists, empowering them to find confidence and their place in the world. We do this by providing intensive professional training through the production of musical theatre for audiences of all ages.


Since 2010, the PortPlayers team has directed and produced over 10 musical theatre productions. Through these programs we have created a welcoming environment for over 750 children.


  • Provide exceptional education to children ages 10-17 in the performing arts

  • Partner with the local community for the promotion of the arts

  • Give back to the community through our scholarship program

  • Freedom of expression and diversity for all participants.



Newburyport, MA
(978) 363-3974

 Rehearsals will be located at Newburyport Youth Services located at 40 Milk Street, Newburyport, MA 01950


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