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The Garden Players Receives 2020 Best of Queens Award

QUEENS March 17, 2020 — The Garden Players has been selected for the 2020 Best of Queens Award in the Performing Arts Group category by the Queens Award Program.

“Each year, the Queens Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Queens area a great place to live, work and play.” – Queens Award Program

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JP Freeley

I'm so happy that Garden Players is coming back to our neighborhood this Fall! Such a wonderful program which encourages kids to dig deep and express their talents, bravery, creativity and to find their voice amongst their peers! Cheers to Betina Hershey for fearlessly leading the way and forging ahead. Betina, the program's.

Alexis Pisciotta

This was my 12 year old daughter’s first big performance and my family’s first experience with Garden Players. We were so impressed with it all! The play, the music, the sets- everything. We attended both shows and what a treat it was. To see these kids get up there and do it was so amazing. In this day and age where everything is so.

    Kids love Garden Players!

    In their own words
    at Garden Players say they: “Find a community of friends” “Learn to be brave” “Step into the spotlight.” “Theater spreads messages.” “The show looks like Broadway.” “It’s a really good way to socialize.” “Be onstage, learn how to practice, use techniques to become a professional actress.” “Betina never gives up and understands your mistakes.” “The class is really hard but that’s good because then students get even better!” “This is my future. I can express who I actually am. Whenever I perform I show the optimistic version of myself.” “If you’re feeling nervous, remember, everybody out there has come to see you. It’s your night!”