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Watch the Trailer for Steel Magnolias Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hilarious and Touching STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Runs Feb 23 Thru Mar 10
Thursday, 01 February 2018 Image

The Chatham Community Players continue their 96th Season with Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias”, a play that is saturated in humor and tinged with tragedy. This production will run from February 23 through March 10. Jeffrey Fiorello from Montclair directs.

ImageSteel Magnolias (the basis for the much-loved multi Oscar-nominated film) is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small US Southern town. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin. Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming portrait of friendship and love. The play is refreshingly similar to the 1989 film version, its dialogue, choice zingers and plot are all intact, the only difference is that the play's action all takes place entirely in Truvy's beauty salon.

Image Director, Fiorello described this play as one that is “filled with quick witted banter and containing some of the most quotable lines ever written, this piece tells the touching sentimental story of 6 women who are both as delicate and beautiful as magnolias but as strong as steel.”

ImageThe charming and talented group of actresses making up the “Steel Magnolias” cast are Nicole Boscarino from Wayne as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Anna Cave as Truvy Jones and Erin Feith as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto are both from Florham Park, Barbara Haag from Chester as Clairee Belcher, Lynn Langone from Cranford as M'lynn Eatenton and Jodi Freeman Maloy from Cedar Grove as Ouiser Boudreaux.“This piece truly celebrates the gift of friendship and the strength of women”, said their director, Fiorello.

Rounding out Fiorello’s talented production team, the Producer is Eileen Johnston, Production Coordinator is Steffi Denmark, Stage Manager is Pam Wilczynski, Scenic Designers are Roy Pancirov & Bob Lukasik, Costume Designers are Bev Wand & Andrea Sickler, Lighting Designer is Kevin Ohlweiler and original music is composed and performed by the Sound Designer, Joe DeVico. Producer, Eileen Johnston of Springfield added,” Steel Magnolias” is one of my favorite plays, because of its ability to show the beauty of the bonds of friendship in a wonderfully emotional, tragic, uplifting and sincere way.”

Box Office Information – Online Ticketing

Performance dates are February 23, 24, March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8pm and March 4 at 3pm. All performances are at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for youth/senior.

Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office or Online. To access the theater’s new online ticketing service, where you can now reserve your particular seat, simply go to The service is available 24 hours a day, and tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. Chatham Playhouse’s box office will begin accepting phone reservations on February 13 at (973) 635-7363. For information regarding box office hours, please call the box office number listed above. Patrons with special needs requiring seating accommodations should contact the Playhouse at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Without prior notice, accommodations cannot be guaranteed. “Steel Magnolias” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

NEW THIS SUMMER 2018 ~ For Kids Ages 7 - 10 Tuesday, 06 February 2018 Image

"Theater Creations Camp"
Coming to The Chatham Playhouse

The perfect summer camp for young aspiring performers!

What is "Theater Creations Camp" ?

This August, Chatham Community Players will offer a two-week theater arts camp for children ages 7-10 lead by Scott Tyler, the Camp Director/Instructor. Our campers will learn the fundamentals of acting onstage while using their imaginations and artistic creativity to develop their very own play! Image Through various games and exercises, our campers will also learn about different theatrical elements and how they are used to shape a performance. An original script will be created using the campers chosen storyline and characters. This work will be rehearsed and ultimately performed on the CCP stage. The camp culminates in a full performance with no scripts in hand for family and friends. Half day campers get to create one play. Full day campers will get to create two plays.

When is "Theater Creations Camp" ?

Camp runs from Monday August 6th through Friday August 17th (weekdays). There are a few options when signing up: You can be a FULL DAY camper for the whole two weeks (both AM and PM sessions) or you can be a HALF DAY camper (AM or PM). AM runs from 9am--11:30 with a 15 minute break for snack. Lunch is from 11:30--12. Then PM runs 12--2:30 with another 15 minute break.

How Much is "Theater Creations Camp" ?

FULL DAY Camper = $625 and HALF DAY Camper (AM of PM) = $325 This includes two weeks of classes and 2 Free Tickets to the final performance.

Who's the Camp Director/Instructor?

ImageThe Chatham Community Players is proud to announce that Scott Tyler will be the Camp Director/Instructor. Scott Tyler has been an actor, director and arts educator for 15 years. Having been seen in 9 CCP productions including Angels in America, Taming of the Shrew and Clybourne Park, he continues to follow his love of the performing arts by bringing Theater Creations to Chatham. Scott earned a scholarship to the Papermill Playhouse Summer Conservatory after his Rising Star Nomination where he studied with Susan Speidel. He graduated from Drew University with a BA in Theater Arts and went on to study at HB Studios in NYC with Austin Pendleton and Karen Ludwig in addition to apprenticing as an actor in Two River Theater's Local Artist Network. Through his extensive acting work, Scott has performed with the George Street Playhouse and Shoestring Players professional children's theater tours and has taught various aspects of drama from grade school through high school. He has worked as an arts educator at Newark Academy, Kent Place School, Morris County School of Technology, Papermill Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ and The Actor's Camp in Westfield.

When Can I Register My Child?

Online Registration and/or a Mail-in Form will be available shortly. Please vist our website or Facebook page soon for this information

Jersey Voices Call for Original Works Friday, 10 December 2010


The Chatham Community Players is seeking original, one-act plays, short musicals and/or original dance pieces, written by New Jersey authors, for Jersey Voices' 24th Annual Production.

It is once again time to be thinking about submitting one-acts for Jersey Voices 2018. This year’s DEADLINE is MARCH 15th, just under four months away!

So please put the finishing touches on those plays sitting on your desk/desktop and send them along. This year, like last year, we are only accepting submissions by e-mail to the address listed below.

Play submissions of any genre (including short musical and dance pieces), style and length up to roughly 15 minutes running time will be accepted through March 15, 2018. Selected pieces will each be performed in our Black Box Theater in Chatham on the last weekend in July and first weekend in August.

If we've not chosen your work in the past, please don't give up on us. Each year we have produced new pieces by an author whose work we've passed over in the past; it usually has more to do with trying to balance 6 separate pieces for an enjoyable evening of theater than it has to do with the quality of the piece which has been passed over. In fact, under these circumstances, we have often held over a piece we've liked and given it consideration in the following year. Often these 'holdovers' have subsequently been chosen, produced, and favorably received.

We are looking forward to seeing your work this year and, as we know that many of you come to see Jersey Voices, to seeing you again this summer. If you have not already introduced yourself, when you're in the audience please stay for the reception we have after each performance and introduce yourself. We'd love to meet you.

We're accepting scripts this year by e-mail only to:

If you have any questions, visit our website at or send me an e-mail to

Chatham's 2017-2018 Season ~ 96 Years Sunday, 09 April 2017

Barefoot in the Park - October 2017

By Neil Simon ~ Directed by Michael Hegarty

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word in this romantic comedy by Neil Simon. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Adjusting to married life isn't so easy!

Christmas Cards:Letters to Santa - December 2017

By G. David Post ~ Amy Sellars

Christmas speaks to the kid in all of us, and Santa Claus answering the letters of trusting children is one of the most iconic images of the generosity of the holidays. In this spirit, Post has revisited the Christmas Cards sketches and added some new scenes and a new twist to this crowd-pleasing show.

Steel Magnolias - March 2018

By Robert Harling ~ Directed by Jeffrey Fiorello

Steel Magnolias (the basis for the much loved multi Oscar-nominated film) is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small US Southern town. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin. Steel Magnolias is a heart warming portrait of friendship and love.

GREASE - May 2018

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey ~
Directed by James Mosser, Musical Directed by Matt Hosmer and Choreography by Jennifer Williams

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the 1950s with the iconic musical sensation that became the soundtrack of a generation! Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.