About PLP

2012 – PLP 40th Anniversary

Prior Lake Players is a non-profit, performing arts educational group formed for the express purpose of producing and performing live theatrical entertainments, including both established and original scripts, and providing training and experience to its members in artistic and technical aspects of live theatre.

Additionally, we work with the Scott County area community and school system to promote charitable, civic and educational enterprises and a sense of community pride and unity.

Proud Members Of:

Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce

Nick Sotis Memorial Scholarship

The Prior Lake Players sponsor the annual Nick Sotis Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is worth up to $1,000 and is awarded to a high school senior who demonstrates a strong theatrical background.

Students wishing to be awarded the Nick Sotis Memorial Scholarship must meet the criteria listed below:

1) The graduate must be attending Prior Lake High School, or the graduate must have been active in the Prior Lake Players during his/her high school career.

2) The graduate must be pursuing higher education opportunities.

3) The applicant must submit an essay outlining the following: his/her involvement with the Prior Lake Players and other community service organizations, his/her involvement in other performance and technical activities, his/her involvement in other co-curricular activities, and his/her college plans and area(s) of study. Neatness, spelling and clarity of essay will be considered when reviewing submissions for scholarship.

We are accepting applications for 2017. Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017.

Nick Sotis Scholarship Application


  • 2000 Annie
  • 2000 Trouble in Tumbleweed
  • 2001 Nunsense II
  • 2001 Frankenstein
  • 2002 Li’l Abner
  • 2002 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • 2004 Paint Your Wagon
  • 2004 The Wizard of Oz
  • 2005 Grease!
  • 2005 You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
  • 2006 “Golden Wedding” – Don Arneson
  • 2006 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • 2007 The Sound of Music
  • 2007 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • 2007 Noises Off!
  • 2008 A Chorus Line
  • 2008 Twelve Angry Men
  • 2009 The Music Man
  • 2009 Dinner With Fluffy
  • 2010 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 2010 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • 1990 Broadway by Sondheim
  • 1990 The Odd Couple (Female Version)
  • 1991 Carnival
  • 1991 The Spirit of Christmas
  • 1992 Cinderella
  • 1992 Steel Magnolias
  • 1993 The Music Man
  • 1993 Six Rooms River View
  • 1994 Guys and Dolls
  • 1994 Lend Me A Tenor
  • 1995 Bye Bye Birdie
  • 1995 Haunted Halloween
  • 1996 Oliver!
  • 1996 The Dining Room
  • 1997 Phantom
  • 1997 Hansel & Gretel
  • 1998 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • 1999 Nunsense
  • 1980 Fiddler on The Roof
  • 1980 A Thousand Clowns
  • 1981 Damn Yankees
  • 1981 Catch Me if You Can
  • 1982 Oklahoma
  • 1982 Tribute
  • 1983 The Sound of Music
  • 1984 Arsenic and Old Lace
  • 1985 My Fair Lady
  • 1985 You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
  • 1986 “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – 
  • 1986 M*A*S*H
  • 1987 Grease!
  • 1987 The Foreigner
  • 1988 Annie Get Your Gun
  • 1988 Godspell
  • 1989 “Mame”
  • 1989 No Sex Please, We’re British
  • 1972 Deep Purple Falls
  • 1973 Don’t Drink The Water
  • 1973 Come Blow Your Horn
  • 1974 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • 1974 The Skin of Our Teeth
  • 1975 Guys and Dolls
  • 1975 Rainmaker
  • 1976 The Music Man
  • 1976 See How They Run
  • 1977 South Pacific
  • 1977 Barefoot in the Park
  • 1978 Hello Dolly
  • 1978 Never Too Late
  • 1979 How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • 1979 The Girl in the Freudian Slip
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Become a Member

Help support the local arts – Become a member of PLP today!

“Community theatre enriches the lives of those who take an active part in it, as well as those in the community who benefit from live theatre productions. On either side of the footlights, those involved represent a diversity of age, culture, life experience, and a strong appreciation of the importance of the arts.”AACT

The Prior Lake Players is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization dedicated to providing quality theatre entertainment to Prior Lake and surrounding area.  Since 1972, the Prior Lake Players have produced some of the best-known plays and musicals, performed by many talented local actors, singers, and musicians.

Your donations help us to continue to provide opportunities to theatre-lovers in the Prior Lake-Savage area. Funds are used to secure rights to shows and rent rehearsal and performance space, as well as fund our annual Nick Sotis Memorial Scholarship.

Membership Levels

General Member $15

  • Holds one vote at general membership meetings
  • $1 discountoffshow tickets purchased by member

Actor’s Guild – $30

  • Holds one vote at general membership meetings
  • $1 discount off show tickets purchased by member
  • Receives one complimentary ticket

Stage Manager – $50

  • Holds one vote at general membership meetings
  • $1 discount off show tickets purchased by member
  • Receives two complimentary tickets

Director – $100

  • Holds up to two votes at general membership meetings
  • $1 discount off show tickets purchased by member
  • Special mention made at First Niters event
  • Two complimentary tickets to each First Niters event

Become a Member of the Prior Lake Players Community Theatre:


Choose a Membership Type


Mail a check to: Prior Lake Players – PO Box 359 -Prior Lake, MN 55372

NOTE: Members shall be considered active for one full calendar year from the date membership dues are paid in full. Renewals of membership are due on the first of the month in which the member joined.