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Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches By Tony Kushner

October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8pm and October 20 at 3pm

Directed by Bob Pridham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner is set in the 1980s against a backdrop of greed, conservatism, sexual politics, religious identity, and the discovery of AIDS. A love story and political drama, the story centers around a group of separate, but inextricably connected individuals whose relationships are disintegrating as the AIDS crisis starts. Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, Angels in America is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure By Stephen Dietz

March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm and March 16 at 3pm (2014)

Directed by Gordon Wiener

A thrilling adventure of the greatest detective of all time. Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they face off against arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty, in the Stephen Dietz story inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

BARNUM Book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman

May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8pm and May 18 at 3pm (2014)

Directed by Jeffrey Fiorello, Musical Directed by Jack Bender and Choreographed by Megan Ferentinos

The “Greatest Show on Earth” is the setting for this riveting musical, which traces the life and loves of colorful impresario Phineas Taylor Barnum. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. The characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns, as well as such real-life personalities as Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb. The score is a pastiche of toe-tapping marches, ballads and ragtime tunes, including “There’s a Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute” and “Come Follow the Band.”

Fantasy Theater - details to come!

Fantasy Theater is the Theater for Young Audiences arm of the Chatham Community Players. It is dedicated to presenting joyful family theater experiences that appeal to both the young and the young at heart.

JERSEY VOICES: One-Act Festival July 26 - August 3


Performance dates are Friday and Saturday evenings, July 26, 27 and August 2 and 3. All performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave Chatham, NJ.

Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995. From the moment the festival concludes in August, playwrights from all around New Jersey begin to send Chatham Community Players their works. With over 70 playwrights having seen their original one-acts produced on the Chatham stage, audience have been able to see over 100 plays over 19 years. “I can't believe that this is our nineteenth season of producing original works by New Jersey authors. We are very pleased to have 4 veteran directors returning and 2 new directors. As it has been over the past few years, the talent pool continues to increase.

Each of the following pieces will be performed each night of the festival:


by Eric Alter of West Orange

The Story of War told and heard by people who aren't quite ready to hear it and are surprised by how it ultimately resolves. This play features Cara Heary of Summit, Jon Beeler of Cedar Grove, Jeff Maschi of Milltown, Jim Clancy of Basking Ridge and Lewis T. Decker of Millington.

Directed by Joann Scanlon of Chatham


by Mark McCarthy

Two modern suburban sisters with separate lives dance around their differences, but finally come to the fact that they love and care for each other and will find a place of common thought. This play features Tara Cioletti of Wayne and Alexandra Landau of Florham Park.

Directed by Arnold Buchiane of Summit


by Jerrod Bogard New York City

Being Royalty is really just a business... This play features Miriam Salerno of Millburn, Jeff Foote of Denville and Jim Clancy of Basking Ridge.

Directed by Paul Bettys of Denville


by Loretta Napolitano of Denville

A group of Senior Citizens adjust to their ages and the reality while trying to get their exercise in. This play features Ellen Fraker-Glasscock of Chester, Geraldine Baillod of Rockaway, Melissa Lowver of Summit, Gwyn E. Nielson of Scoth Plains, Art Seif of Berkeley Heights and Dickson Lane of West Orange.

Directed by Stephen Catron of Mendham


by Karen Howes of Madison

The impossible to believe happens in a near empty bus terminal at 4:00 in the morning. This play features Chip Prestera of Stirling and Anna McCabe of Morristown.

Directed by Ron Mulligan of Bloomfield


by Omar Kozarsky of Mahwah

Love is blind and love endures. Unrequited love, though, is still tough to live with. This play features Julie Ann Nolan of Little Falls, Scott Tyler of Morristown and Lewis T. Decker of Millington.

Directed By Megan Ferentinos of Cranford

Tickets are $15 for adults (19 and older) and $10 for youth (18 and under). Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office or Online. To access the theater’s online ticketing service, simply go to The service is available 24 hours a day, tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. For more information, call the box office at (973) 635-7363 or go to It is highly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. 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.