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Get in The Holiday Spirit with
G. David Post’s, “Christmas Cards: Letters to Santa”
Thursday, 09 November 2017 Image

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.

Chatham Wins 6 Perry Awards Monday, 18 September 2017 Image

We are pleased to announce that the Chatham Players was awarded 6 Perry Awards last night at NJACT’s ceremony at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ. Congratulations to the six winners and to all of the nominees! We had received 11 nominations from NJACT Perry Awards for various productions from our 2016-17 season.

PERRY AWARD RECIPIENTS

* NJ ACT's "Hall of Fame Inductee"* Richard Hennessy

* Outstanding Sound Design of a Play* Joe DeVico for TALK RADIO

* Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play* Richard Hennessy for TALK RADIO

* Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play* Bob Lukasik and Roy Pancirov for MOON OVER BUFFALO

* Outstanding Properties in a Play* Tish Lum for MOON OVER BUFFALO

* Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play* Christian Frazier for TALK RADIO

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.