Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest next at Chatham Playhouse

The Chatham Community Players


John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford John an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London, where he stays with his close friend and confidant, Algernon Moncrieff.  The play that invented the "Rom-Com'!

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FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
SATURDAY, May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
SUNDAY, May 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
SATURDAY, May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Importance of Being Earnest


May 31, June 1 & 2
Falsettos to benefit the Trevor Project
The Chatham Community Players is excited to present William Finn & James Lapine’s musical, Falsettos and will be a benefit for “The Trevor Project” on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 pm at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $35 for premium seating (center section), and $25 for side sections with a student/senior price of $20.00 (side sections) and can be purchased at the door.  Audiences are invited remain after the performance, for there will be a reception following each performance. Directed by Gus Ibranyi and Salvador Navarro of West Caldwell.

Falsettos is a musical with a book by William Finn and James Lapine, and music and lyrics by Finn. The musical consists of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, the last two installments in one trio of one-act Off-Broadway musicals. FALSETTOS revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

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AUDITIONS For Jersey Voices

Auditions for Jersey Voices
The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for its 25th annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 7:30-9:30pm at Stanley Congregational Church, 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham, and Monday, May 20th, 7:30 to 9:30pm held at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Performances will take place on July 26th and 27th and August 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

They are looking for men and women ages 13-70s.  Actors may read from sides available at the auditions or they may present a monologue.  For those who are interested in becoming familiar with the one-acts, full scripts will be available for reading at the Library of The Chathams - across the street from the Playhouse.

Summaries of the 6 plays to be presented are available at
AUDITIONS for The Humans

The Chatham Players will hold auditions for Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning play, The Humans, on Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30pm. All auditions will occur at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave.  Production dates are October 4 thru October 19, 2019 with rehearsals to begin mid-August. Chase Newhart directs.

Director Newhart seeks four women and two men to fill out his cast.  Please arrive by 7:30.  There will be readings from the script, based upon the character you wish to be considered for, as well as type.

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Theater Creations Camp


Calling all 7- to 11-year-olds who love performing!


Come make magic with us!  Be part of The Chatham Community Players Theater Creations Camp.
Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon.
Our campers will learn the fundamentals of acting onstage while using their imaginations and artistic creativity to develop their very own play!  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 presented on the Chatham Playhouse stage in a full performance with no scripts in hand for family and friends.  This performance will take place on Friday, August 16 around 11:30am.
Price includes a copy of the show and a Theater Creations Camp T-shirt.
The two week camp is only $325 per camper.
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Announcing our 98th Season!

Chatham Players 2019-2020 Season
The Chatham Community Players announce their 98th (2019-2020) 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, The Humans by Stephen Karam in October and Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon in early February, and the musical, Tuck Everlasting with music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle in May.

Season Subscriptions will be available soon at
Consider a Tax Deductible Donation

Any amount, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.

Please click the DONATE button or send your check to "The Chatham Community Players, Inc.," PO Box 234, Chatham, NJ 07928-0234.

The Chatham Community Players is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Want to see what goes on behind the scenes?  All are welcome to attend our Council meetings.  Check our website calendar.
The Chatham Players is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization. Our trustees, council, actors, designers, technicians, and others all contribute their time and energy to help produce valuable and exceptional theatre for the community.

The Chatham Players offers a great environment to meet artistic people, practice your craft, and help create some of the most exceptional community theatre in New Jersey!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Debby Hennessy.

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