If ​​The Pacific Okinawa Players has a rich history on the island of Okinawa and with the military community. 

Did you know POPs was founded in April of 1988? 

The original board came together to form a local community theater group where military members could come together and participate in performing arts. The first year was funded by members of POPs and other associates. 

Below is an excerpt from the first musical, "South Pacific", where president Dondie Sugden described the beginning year of POPs:

"One year ago some friends formed the group and decided to “back” our first show with six months dues paid “up front” in order to have some working capital, which produced “The Butler Did It” followed by “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “The Girls of the Garden Club,” “Christmas on the Rock ’88,” “The Canterbury Tables” and now a major musical presentation!"

Dondie Sugden
President 4/88-4/98

Click here to check out the program from POPs first musical.

Since the first show produced by POPs, there have been countless productions over the years that include plays, musicals, Christmas productions, and children shows. Check out all the previous shows POPs has done here

Today, POPs is thriving despite changing times and uncontrollable circumstances like COVID thanks to the dedicated members like yourself. We look forward to what the future has in store for the Pacific Okinawa Players!


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