Mission & History
Front Row Centre Players Society
Calgary's Premier Community Musical Theatre Company
A community that has opportunities to engage in diverse artistic expression
Front Row Centre Players Society is a charitable, volunteer-driven arts organization that provides a supportive environment for anyone to participate in and learn all aspects of musical theatre and delivers memorable theatrical experiences.
A Brief FRC History
In the spring of 1987, the St. Giles Presbyterian Church Choir in Calgary presented a version of Godspell. The production was very successful and inspired in the performers a desire to create a new musical theatre company.
Thus, in the fall of 1988, Front Row Centre Players Society was formed.
The first year included a production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the spring of 1989 and a fundraising show in the fall. Since then, FRC has gone on to produce some of the world's most popular musicals in a wide range of genres and eras including Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, The Sound of Music, The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Rocky Horror Show.
For full details of our production history, please visit our Production Archives
FRC has produced shows in some of Calgary's iconic small theatre stages, including the Betty Mitchell Theatre at the Jubilee Auditorium until 1995 and from 1995 to 2013 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatres. FRC was instrumental in the creation of the Community Arts Centre on the Currie Barracks, a happy home for FRC rehearsal and production needs from 2002-2012 and continues to have a driving role in replacing this facility at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre.