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Watch the Trailer for Christmas Cards Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Get in The Holiday Spirit with
G. David Post’s, “Christmas Cards: Letters to Santa”
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Chatham Community Players is excited to present “Christmas Cards: Letters to Santa” an evening of heartwarming holiday sketches by playwright G. David Post. Crazy cat ladies, wide-eyed children, sock-knitting witches,Image ghosts and geese and angels and elves abound in this holiday romp that will be fun for the whole family Join us for a delightful evening (or matinee) of laughter and holiday fun by Post and guest playwright, Steve Ruskin, from December 8 – 16, 2017. Amy Sellars of Ridgewood is making her directorial debut at the Chatham Playhouse.

Sometimes written in crayon, sometimes pencil,Image on notepaper, construction paper, with drawings and without. We smile at the innocence of children reaching out to Mr. Kringle, whether they ask for one thing or for a list that needs three pages. These are expressions of faith in kindness and hope for happiness. These are the Letters to Santa Claus. Post says, “I love Christmas and I love to make people laugh. There is nothing I’d rather do than to help people connect with their humanity and tap into the joy that is theirs for the taking.”

Comprised of actors from four surrounding NJ counties, this talented and lively bunch includesImage Connie Masterson, Molly Farrell, Andrew Palmieri and Julia Hearne of Chatham, Joelle Bochner of Springfield, Howard Fischer and Aidan English of Berkeley Heights, Julie Anne Nolan of Little Falls, Chip Prestera of Stirling, David Kapferer of West Orange, Maria Brodeur of Rockaway, Ginny Crooks of Bloomfield and Glen D. Post of Sparta.

Rounding out Sellars’ talented production team, our Producer is Maybelle Cowan-Lincoln, Stage Manager is Liz Tartaglia, Production Coordinator is Chip Prestera, Scenic Designer is Roy Pancirov, Scenic Artist is Carol Saso, Props/Set Decoration is Kate Pierce, Costume Designers are Bev Wand, Lighting Designer is Eric Holgerson and Sound/Projection Designer is Joe DeVico. “You won’t want to miss these funny and touching scenes that capture the heart of the Christmas spirit, with a hint of nostalgia”, said Director Sellars.

Box Office Information – Online Ticketing

Performance dates are December 8, 9, 15, & 16 at 8pm and December 9, 10 & 16 at 3pm. All performances are at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for youth (Under 18).

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 ccp.booktix.com. 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 November 28th 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.

Jersey Voices Call for Original Works Friday, 10 December 2010

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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: jerseyvoices@chathamplayers.org.

If you have any questions, visit our website at www.chathamplayers.org or send me an e-mail to jerseyvoices@chathamplayers.org.

How To Choose Your Best Audition Song Workshop
by Ty Stephens
Thursday, 07 December 2017

The Chatham Community Players are excited to be hosting a “How To Choose Your Best Audition Song Workshop” presented by Ty Stephens on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM..

ImageTy Stephens is an award-winning singer/songwriter, entertainer/recording artist (Grand Prize Winner Jazzmobile/Anheuser-Busch Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition, NYC, 2006, and First Place Winner R&B/Blues Category of the International Songwriting Competition 2002, for "Somethin’ Strange"). He is also the Co-writer and an original cast member of "From My Hometown", Co-writer/Production, Choreographer and Star of the long-running "Shades of Harlem" revue show, and Co-writer/Production, Choreographer and currently starring in the new touring hit, "On Kentucky Avenue" (Songbirds Unlimited Productions/StepForward Entertainment). Ty appeared on Broadway in the original productions of "Sophisticated Ladies" (with Gregory Hines and Phyllis Hyman) and "Marilyn, An American Fable".

In the Spring of 2010, Ty joined with vocalists from Broadway's The Lion King singing on the recording of the Soundtrack for the World Cup. He has performed/appeared with: Harry Belafonte, Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman, Toshi Kubota, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Phoebe Snow, Smokey Robinson, Jon Hendricks; at Carnegie Hall with Liza Minnelli and Natalie Cole, (Laurie Strauss Leukemia Foundation Benefits)

Ty's original recordings include "Aquarian Mind", "Deeper In Fantasy" and "Musichameleon", and the recent release “Good Medicine”. Find us online at www.tystephensmusic.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, Reverbnation, Soundcloud, YouTube, MySpace and more. Find him on Facebook as SoulJaazz!

The class will consist of finding the song that fits, based on your skill, your taste and your needs--a process of discovery! What song shows off the best parts of your voice, your personality, the character you are auditioning for? Choosing the right song is a crucial factor in who ends up capturing attention and landing the part. Bring your best audition songs and learn how to best deliver that winning performance!"

The workshop is being held at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Admission at the door is $20 and is open for anyone 14 years old and older. Spaces are limited - please reserve yours by sending your name, age, contact number /address to ChathamWorkshops@gmail.com

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