Book by Doug Wright

Lyrics by Amanda Green

Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green

“If you want something, keep your hands on it.”

December 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2023


Directed and Choreographed by Dallas Padoven

Scenic Design by Charles Ford

Costume Design by JoAnn Nevils

Photography by Kara Cavalca


Click here to see Our Program


What Audience Members said about our production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY:

“It was fabulous! A show you can enjoy on many levels. Get your tix if you still can! Fun, funny, moving and inspiring all in one- Love you guys!”

“Great show, super talented cast, spot-on choreography, funny, heart-breaking, wry, nostalgic and such a fun evening!”

“This tragicomic show is filled with standout performances and clever, relatable, often moving songs. Don’t miss it!”

“I had no idea what to expect, but now this show is one of my favorite musicals. Thank you, Merely Players!”

“Wow, I truly loved last night’s performance.  I’m pretty sure I teared up about 8 times; I did not expect to be so moved by this wonderful story of connection, which left me feeling empathy with and good wishes towards all of the characters.”

“The play was energized yet thoughtful. It stung the heart and yet it was so very hopeful. Dallas did a brilliant job directing with a super talented cast. Congrats, Merely Players!”

“I really need to remember to bring tissues to ALL your shows. This one was funny, emotionally challenging, and much more than I expected. The choreography was spot on, casting was perfection, musical numbers excellent…”

 Click here to see Mona’s Durango Herald Article

Click here to see our Review in the Durango Herald

Click here to see Local News Network coverage


Merely Players

49 Wedgewood Circle

Durango, CO  81301

email: directors@merelyplayers.org