CCP's Summer Youth Theater Co. Announces SEUSSICAL Jr. Auditions

CCP's Summer Youth Theater Co. Announces SUESSICAL Jr. Auditions

Chatham Community Players announces SEUSSICAL, JR. AUDITIONS for the CHATHAM SUMMER YOUTH THEATER COMPANY, a five-week theater training and performance program for ages 8 to 18.

Auditions are being held:

  • Saturday, May 11th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, May 13th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

          at Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ


  • The Chatham Players Summer Youth Theater is a five-week tuition-based theatre training program for students ages 8 to 18, designed to help young performers learn, explore, create, and have fun, while also rehearsing for and performing in a fully produced musical.
  • This year’s production will be SEUSSICAL, JR.
  • The program runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1 pm from July 8th to August 9th, with performances on the weekend of August 10th and 11th. 
  • All sessions and performance will take place at Chatham Playhouse.
  • Tuition is $935/student.


  • The May auditions are for a place in the Summer Youth Theatre company. 
  • Auditions for specific roles in the production of Seussical, Jr. will be held the first week of the program as part of a workshop aimed at helping students develop their audition skills. 
  • All roles are open, and everyone is encouraged to audition for the company.
  • Auditioners should prepare an age-appropriate song from a Broadway show and should bring sheet music in the appropriate key. 
  • An accompanist will be provided and songs from the show are permitted. 
  • If preferred, auditioners may choose to sing with a track but will need to bring a device to play it.  A Bluetooth speaker connection will be provided.
  • Photos and resumes are welcome, but not required.  An audition form will be provided upon arrival.
  • Auditioners should enter through the front door of the building and sign-in in the theatre lobby.


  • Production Internships are also available for high-school and college-age students interested in directing, costume/set/lighting design, stage management, and marketing/front of house.  Those interested should send a resume to

For directions or additional information, please visit  For specific questions about the auditions, the Summer Youth Theatre, or any of Chatham Players other educational offerings, please email

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

Seussical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Script, music and all other materials © 2010 iTheatrics Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.

30th Annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival Auditions

30th Annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival Auditions

The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for the 30th annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival on Sunday, May 19th at 6pm and Monday, May 20th at 7pm at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Performers are asked to arrive and check in within the first hour of auditions.  Performances will take place on July 26th, 27th, August 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 8pm and August 4th at 3pm. For directions, audition forms and sides, and more information, please visit  

The Chatham Community Players are committed to diverse and inclusive casting, and performers of all abilities, races, ethnicities, and gender identities are encouraged to audition. Questions may be sent to


Presented One-Act Plays are:


“Sexpo 2051” by Alex Bernstein, Directed by Alyson Pemoulié Halter: The promise of a sex-fueled extravaganza takes a sharp turn when a wife informs her husband that she has other plans.

  • Don (M/Male presenting, 40s – 50s)
  • Peg (F/Female presenting, 40s – 50s)


“A Leap of Faith” by Susan Brown-Peitz, Directed by John A.C. Kennedy: In the middle of a tense family crisis, two adult siblings step into the backyard of the house they grew up in, to navigate a history of broken trust and personal failures, in an effort to determine whether there’s still a possibility for light at the end of the tunnel.

  • William (M, 30s) has hit bottom again; he’s recovering now, but it’s not easy
  • Beth (F, 30s – 40s) his sister, has been through this before; wants to be supportive, but has to be smart


“Negate the Gods” by Clinton Festa, Directed by Stephen Mennella: A Greek god and

goddess, in the midst of their eternal punishment by Zeus, are taught a lesson in the power of positive thinking by an unexpected source.

  • Prometheus (M, 20s – 40s) the Greek god, now chained to his hillside where he is attacked by an eagle every day, frustrated with his predicament.
  • Io (F, 20s – 40s) the Greek goddess, former consort of Zeus, now condemned to being tormented by a gadfly and being changed into a cow. As frustrated as Prometheus.
  • Sisyphus (M, 20s – 40s) the Greek god, condemned to forever roll his rock up a hill. Totally cool with his predicament. Endearing, almost childlike. But has the right idea.


“Sundays in the Park with Will” by Ed Friedman, Directed by Cass Cochrane: A middle-aged man secretly meets with the daughter of his romantic partner. Things don’t turn out as either of them had planned.

  • Garrett (M, 47)
  • Gina (F, 19)


“Blow, Gabriel, Blow” by Jeanne Johnston, Directed by Ed Faver: Gabriel, an average guy with an average life, learns from an attorney, Luci, that he has inherited a large sum of money and a trumpet. To get the money, he must blow a single note on the horn. In comes a third party, Michael, who does his best to convince him to reject the offer. But why?

  • Gabriel (M, 25-40) an everyman
  • Luci (F, late 20s – mid 30s) a representative of a powerful organization, very persuasive
  • Michael (m, 20s – mid 30s) from another powerful group, subtler than Luci, but persuasive in his own way


“Lillian Whistles Back” by Alexis Kozak, Directed by Michael Sasso: After his wife dies, a middle-aged ornithology enthusiast has continued to live with his mother-in-law. Tension between these housemates comes to an explosive (and uncomfortably humorous) head as they grapple with grief and their shared reality.

  • Lillian (F, mid – late 60s) spry and youthful for her age; full of piss and vinegar. Says what’s on her mind.
  • Walter (M, early 40s) a dreamer, a romantic, an Internet “research” enthusiast. Emotionally stuck.


“The Forgiven” by Alex Wilke, Directed by Julia Cassisi: Two women, one holding a grudge and the other at peace, debate past indiscretions. 

  • Helen (F, 60s – 80s) put together, calm, sensible
  • Lois (F, 60s – 80s) disheveled, frenzied, righteous