Show History

Good Company Players and Roger Rocka’s are two separate entities whose history converged in 1978 and still flourishes today.

The following is a complete history of Good Company Players, starting in downtown Fresno venues in 1973, to their present day home at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater and GCP’s intimate 2nd Space Theater in the Tower District. 

Venue: The Fresno Hilton

1973

· A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
· The Boccaccio Rhythm Theater
· How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

1974

· Promises. Promises
· The Miss Hamford Beauty Pageant and Battle of the Bands
· Guys & Dolls

1975

· Bye Bye Birdie
· The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue
· Minnie’s Boys

Venue: The Memorial Auditorium

1976

· Carousel
· Last of the Red Hot Lovers
· Damn Yankees

Venue: The Del Webb Townhouse

1977

· A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
· Dames at Sea
· Sweet Charity

Dinner Theater: Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

1978

· Gypsy
· Stop the World I Want to Get Off
· The Sound of Music
· The Odd Couple
· The Count
· Promises, Promises

1979

· Pippin
· Arsenic and Old Lace
· Side By Side By Sondheim
· Anything Goes
· The Mind with the Dirty Man
· Mame
· Man of La Mancha
· My Fair Lady
· The Mind with the Dirty Man
· The Sunshine Boys
· Camelot

1980

· Fiddler on the Roof
· Godspell
· Private Lives
· The Music Man
· Oklahoma
· The Great American Musical Revue
· Something’s Afoot
· How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

1981

· The King and I
· Damn Yankees
· The Great American Musical Revue
· Guys & Dolls
· West Side Story
· Bedroom Farce
· Cabaret
· Kiss Me Kate

1982

· Oliver
· South Pacific
· Chapter 2
· Gypsy
· The Fantasticks
· The Mind with the Dirty Man
· Applause
· Sweet Charity

1983

· A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
· The Sound of Music
· Pajama Game
· Hello, Dolly
· Annie
· Brigadoon
· Chicago

1984

· Annie
· Fiddler on the Roof
· Showboat
· The Great American Musical Revue
· Annie Get Your Gun
· They’re Playing Our Song
· Funny Girl

1985

· Come Blow Your Horn
· My Fair Lady
· Good News
· Grease
· The Man Who Came to Dinner
· Carousel
· Sugar

1986

· A Chorus Line
· The Pirates of Penzance
· Man of La Mancha
· Lorelei
· Kismet
· Babes in Arms
· The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1987

· Evita
· The King and I
· Barnum
· The Wiz
· Paint Your Wagon
· Gigi
· Ain’t Misbehavin’

1988

· 42nd Street
· Zorba
· Sugar Babies
· Singin’ in the Rain
· Oklahoma
· Little Shop of Horrors

1989

· Sweeney Todd
· Anything Goes
· Sophisticated Ladies
· West Side Story
· A Little Night Music
· Mame

1990

· Dreamgirls
· Music Man
· Some Enchanted Evening
· Big River
· Camelot
· Promises, Promises

1991

· Into the Woods
· Guys & Dolls
· My One & Only
· Pump Boys and Dinettes
· The Most Happy Fella
· Nunsense

1992

· Me and My Girl
· South Pacific
· Ain’t Misbehavin’
· Grease
· Love, Sex and the I.R.S.
· Superman

1993

· Meet Me in St. Louis
· City of Angels
· Bye. Bye, Birdie
· 1776
· Rumors
· A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1994

· Nunsense II: The Second Coming
· Evita
· No, No, Nanette
· Fiddler on the Roof
· Lend Me a Tenor
· The Footlight Follies

1995

· The Secret Garden
· Paint Your Wagon
· Annie
· Cabaret
· Cookin’ with Gus
· Leader of the Pack

1996

· The Sound of Music
· Natalie Needs a Nightie
· Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
· Hello, Dolly
· Crazy for You
· How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

1997

· Oliver
· Annie Get Your Gun
· My Fair Lady
· Carousel
· The Odd Couple
· Forever Plaid

1998

· The King and I
· The Goodbye Girl
· Big River
· Minnie’s Boys
· Laughter on the 23rd Floor
· Sugar

1999

· A Chorus Line
· Damn Yankees
· The Music Man
· Little Shop of Horrors
· The Mind with the Dirty Man
· Blame it on the Movies

2000

· Fiddler on the Roof
· Greater Tuna
· Oklahoma
· 42nd Street
· Grease
· Nunsense

2001

· Camelot
· Gypsy
· Kiss Me Kate
· West Side Story
· High Society
· Sugar Babies

2002

· The Scarlet Pimpernel
· South Pacific
· Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
· Chicago
· Funny Girl
· Smokey Joe’s Cafe

2003

· Singin’ in the Rain
· 1776
· Annie
· Clue
· Paint Your Wagon
· A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2004

· Miss Saigon
· The Sound of Music
· Guys & Dolls
· The Hot Mikado
· Evita
· I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

2005

· Beauty & the Beast
· Hello, Dolly
· Anything Goes
· Brighton Beach Memoirs
· My Fair Lady
· Forever Plaid

2006

· Beauty & the Beast
· Cats
· Music Man
· Moon Over Buffalo
· Grease
· Sugar

2007

· The King and I
· Thoroughly Modern Millie
· Fiddler on the Roof
· The Will Rogers Follies
· Man of La Mancha
· Beehive

2008

· 42nd Street
· All Shook Up
· Annie Get Your Gun
· Chicago
· The Producers
· Something’s Afoot

2009

· Footloose
· Little Women
· The Wiz
· Sweet Charity
· Hairspray
· Married Alive

2010

· The Producers
· Oklahoma
· Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
· Dreamgirls
· Bye Bye Birdie
· Sugar Babies

2011

· The Wedding Singer
· I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
· Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
· The Drowsy Chaperone
· Legally Blonde, the musical
· Nunsensations, the Vegas Revue

2012

· Hairspray
· Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
· The Sound of Music
· Calamity Jane
· Singin’ in the Rain
· Beehive

2013

· Spamalot
· Paint Your Wagon
· Fiddler on the Roof
· Curtains
· Shrek, the Musical
· Young Frankenstein

2014

· A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
· The King and I
· The Pirates of Penzance
· West Side Story
· Crazy for You
· Smokey Joe’s Cafe

The 2nd Space

1982

· The Elephant Man
· I Remember Mama
· Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
· Broadway Scrapbook

1983

· I Remember Mama
· A Comedy of Errors
· Terra Nova
· My Sister Eileen
· Vanities
· The Miracle Worker
· Deathtrap
· Life With Father

1984

· California Suite
· Harvey
· Children of a Lesser God
· Romeo & Juliet
· Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
· The Mikado
· A Christmas Carol

1985

· The Importance of Being Earnest
· Our Town
· Bleacher Bums
· Of Mice & Men
· Born Yesterday
· All the Answers
· Little Women

1986

· Crimes of the Heart
· The Miser
· All My Sons
· Cohan & Company
· Sherlock Holmes
· The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
· Cheaper by the Dozen

1987

· Amadeus
· Separate Tables
· Hay Fever
· 12 Angry Men
· You Can’t Take It With You
· The Good Doctor
· Babes in Toyland (Barnaby)

1988

· Brighton Beach Memoirs
· Wait Until Dark
· The Diary of Anne Frank
· Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
· Hotel Paradiso
· On Golden Pond

1989

· The Subject Was Roses
· The Real inspector Hound
· Biloxi Blues
· Sh-Boom!
· The Merry Wives of Windsor
· Meet Me in St. Louis

1990

· Les Liaisons Dangereuses
· I Ought to Be In Pictures
· The Glass Menagerie
· The Nerd
· A Lot in Life
· The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

1991

· Broadway Bound
· The Taming of the Shrew
· Mastergate
· A Man for All Seasons
· Steel Magnolias
· Alice in Wonderland

1992

· Driving Miss Daisy
· Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
· Angel Street
· The Rainmaker
· The Mikado
· The Homecoming

1993

· The Grapes of Wrath
· Twelfth Night
· Shirley Valentine
· The Philadelphia Story
· A Day In Hollywood / A Night In The Ukraine
· I Remember Mama

1994

· A Few Good Men
· Bedroom Farce
· Love Letters
· All the Answers
· Picnic
· Miracle on 34th Street

1995

· Shadowlands
· Bad Seed
· The Cemetery Club
· Charley’s Aunt
· Death of a Salesman
· The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

1996

· Lost In Yonkers
· The Caine Mutiny
· The Sisters Rosensweig
· Oleanna
· I Hate Hamlet
· Life with Father

1997

· The Heiress
· Beau Jest
· The Dark of the Top of the Stairs
· H.M.S. Pinafore
· To Kill a Mockingbird
· A Christmas Carol

1998

· You Can’t Take It With You
· The Sunshine Boys
· Dial “M” for Murder
· Grace & Glorie
· Dancing at Lughnasa
· A Christmas Carol

1999

· Harvey
· Crossing Delancey
· Sylvia
· The Little Foxes
· Mr. Roberts
· Dad Christmas Miracle

2000

· The Last Night of Ballyhoo
· Bermuda Avenue Triangle
· Anastasia
· Proposals
· Inherit the Wind
· The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

2001

· Moon Over Buffalo
· Over the River and Through the Woods
· Laura
· Private Eyes
· Cyrano de Bergerac
· A Christmas Carol

2002

· Steel Magnolias
· My Heart’s In the Highlands
· The Nerd
· Lyin’ Up a Breeze
· Jane Eyre
· A Christmas Story

2003

· Rumors
· What’s Wrong with this Picture?
· Bus Stop
· Defective Story
· Shirley Valentine
· Dad’s Christmas Miracle

2004

· All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten
· Proof
· Emma
· Morning’s at Seven
· Amadeus
· The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

2005

· 45 Seconds From Broadway
· The Cemetery Club
· An Inspector Calls
· Epic Proportions
· OurTown
· A Christmas Carol

2006

· Barefoot in the Park
· The Boys Next Door
· The Women
· A Few Good Men
· An American Daughter
· A Christmas Story

2007

· Last of the Red Hot Lovers
· Greater Tuna
· The Lion in Winter
· Shakespeare in Hollywood
· The Miracle Worker
· The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

2008

· Tuesdays with Morrie
· Come Blow Your Horn
· Rebecca
· Rough Crossing
· Doubt
· A Christmas Carol

2009

· The Trip to Bountiful
· The Man Who Came to Dinner
· Educating Rita
· Is He Dead?
· Lost in Yonkers
· Babes in Toyland (Barnaby’s Story)

2010

· Dearly Beloved
· 12 Angry Men
· The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
· Lend Me a Tenor
· A Good Company Christmas

2011

· The Dixie Swim Club
· The Crucible
· Born Yesterday
· Skin Deep
· Stalag 17
· A Christmas Story

2012

· Crimes of the Heart
· When We Are Married
· Grace and Glorie
· Beau Jest
· To Kill a Mockingbird
· Dad’s Christmas Miracle

2013

· The Red Velvet Cake War
· Wait Until Dark
· Love Letters
· One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
· The Importance of Being Earnest
· A Christmas Carol

2014

· The Grapes of Wrath
· The 39 Steps
· Les Liaisons Dangereuses
· Over the River and Through the Woods
· The Comedy of Errors
· The Best Christmas Pageant Ever