Thursday, November 11, 2010


CCP's '05 CarolA CHRISTMAS CAROL original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley & Suzanne Buhrer
Directed by Bob Cline
Musical Director Judy Stanton
Asst. Musical Director Joe DeVico

WHEN: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 8 PM and December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 3 PM
WHERE: Chatham Community Playhouse, 23 N. Passaic Avenue, Chatham
TICKETS: $25 general admission; $23 Seniors/students
To access the theater’s online ticketing service, simply go to and click on the “TicketLeap” logo. The service is available 24 hours a day. Tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. The box office will begin accepting phone reservations on November 16 at 973.635-7373. For information regarding box office hours, please call the box office number listed above.

The theater expects this show to sell out and encourages people to reserve their tickets early.

Scrooge - Money This marks the 15th time that the Chatham Players has produced this show. From 1988-1995, the group produced the show every December, and it now produces the show on a biennial basis. This unique production has become a popular family tradition for many in the area—entertaining more than 30,000 audience members since 1988.

Tiny Tim After presenting the show essentially the same way since 1988, Chatham Players re-staged the show in 2005 and in 2008 gave it a new look and feel. The current production focuses on the joyous uplifting message that Dickens intended, with all the music that our audiences have found so enchanting over the years. The show will have audience members leaving the theater with the "true Christmas spirit" and will remind each and every one of them to embrace the joy and happiness associated with the holiday season.

In this version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character who 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.

(Top: Scrooge, Alan Semok of Somerset, NJ; Tiny Tim, Benjamin Errig of Summit, NJ; Photos by Howard Fischer)