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GREASE Opens MAY 4 Monday, 19 March 2018 Image

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 April 24 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.

Seeking Directors for Our 97th Season Monday, 19 March 2018 Image

The Chatham Community Players are seeking directors for their 97th (2018-2019) Season. This group has been entertaining residents of Morris County and the surrounding area since 1922. For the upcoming season they have secured rights to produce, “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baltz in October (Oct 5-20) and “Play On!” by Rick Abbott in early March (Feb 22 - Mar 9, 2019), and "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde in May (May-18, 2019).

Over the next month, we will be interviewing candidates for these three productions. Please send your resume and references to before April 20, 2018 and indicate which play you are interested in directing. Please be sure to include the word, "Director" in the Subject Line of your email. These are paid positions and amounts can vary depending on experience & show. For additional information on the Chatham Community Players, please visit

"Sundays @ 7" Play Reading Series
Present "SubUrbia"
Monday, 19 March 2018 Image

The Chatham Community Players is excited to present Eric Bogosian’s, “SubUrbia” as a part of their successful play reading series, “Sundays at 7”. One Night ONLY – Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00 at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Jeffrey Fiorello directs.

SubUrbia is a play by Eric Bogosian chronicling the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in their suburban New Jersey hometown and their reunion with a former high school classmate who has become a successful musician. The musician Pony's return strips away illusions and excuse to reveal the meaningless dead-end existences of everyone."

The Cast:

Shane Jared as Tim

Joe Guadara as Buff

Matthew Cronin as Jeff

Omar Kozarsky as Norman

Susan Ramirez as Pakeeza

Erin Michelle Harris as Bee-Bee

Lindsay Braverman as Sooze

Wally Marzano-Lesnevich as Pony

Lindsay Marzano-Lesnevich as Erica

Light snacks provided, patrons are encouraged to BYOB

Funding has been made possible in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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!
August 6 thru 17 (Weekdays)

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?

To register online for Theater Creations Camp, simply go to The service is available 24 hours a day.

If you would like to print & mail the Camp's Registration Form, click on the link below.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD - Camp Registration Form

Chatham's 2018-2019 Season ~ 97 Years Tuesday, 06 March 2018


By Jon Robin Baitz

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - December 2018

Original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary production of this version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988 with original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper.

PLAY ON! - March 2019

By Rick Abbott

The hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script and a “unique” cast of characters.


By Oscar Wilde

A classic satire of Victorian Society. The characters, thru a series of deceptions pretend to be people they are not in order to escape the burdensome demands of social conventions.

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