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Chatham Community Players' Fantasy
Theater presents Fractured Fairy Tales, four
original family-friendly fairytale one-acts, as part of the theater’s
children and family-themed division. Produced by Julie Anne Nolan.
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Fairy Tales is a funny spin on familiar and
new fairy tales. The show will feature:
The Gingerbread Haus by John A.C. Kennedy from
Springfield and directed by Sarah DiVizio from Chester, based on
“Hansel and Gretel”
The King’s New Duds by Lauri MacMillan
from Rockaway and directed by Alicia Harabin from Somerville,
based on “The Emperor’s New Clothes
Snow White and the
Seven Entrepreneurs by Robin Blasberg
from Ellicott City, MD, and directed by Kacey Hunt of Rahway,
based on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”
The Dowry of Princess
Talia by Greg Lam from Boston, MA and directed
by Bill Kaufman from Paterson, a new and fairy tale in which the
princess takes charge of her own destiny.
Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her
white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined
with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined.
When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she
must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for
a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an
extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on
their infinite journey.
Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted
for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting
features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.
2015 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Musical Production
"Tuck startles with its emotional resonance and theatrical force!
A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical!" - The New York
Chatham Community Players is seeking
original one-act plays or musicals written by New Jersey (or New Jersey
connected) authors, for Jersey Voices' 28th Annual Production.
The submission DEADLINE is MARCH 6, 2022, little more
than TWO WEEKS AWAY! Play submissions can be of any
genre, style, length up to 15 minutes and are limited to three per
At its core, theater is a collaborative art form. Our goal at Jersey
Voices is to encourage the vibrant exchange of ideas that is only
possible by staging new material. To further this mission, you may be
contacted after the deadline with the opportunity to further develop
your piece alongside a director and cast.
Selected pieces will be performed in our Black Box Theater, the Chatham Playhouse, on the last weekend
in July and first weekend in August. All submissions are accepted by
e-mail only to: JerseyVoicesNJ@gmail.com.
Production dates are May 6 thru 21, 2022 with rehearsals to begin
mid-March. Joseph Porter directs.
play follows six middle-aged women in a rural Yorkshire chapter of the
Women's Institute, an organization whose members plan community
outreach events. After one of its members loses her husband to cancer,
the group decides to raise money in the husband's name through
unconventional means: producing an annual WI chapter calendar that
features its members in the buff. As the calendar becomes an
international sensation, the women's relationships are tested and their
personal lives transformed, whether through gaining the confidence to
stand up for themselves, the courage to acknowledge personal loss, or
the hope to imagine a future a bit less isolated than the present.
Joseph Porter seeks 10 women (ages 25 and up) and 4 men (ages
25-60). He asks that you are familiar with the play and to be
prepared to read from sides, which will be found on Chatham Players’ website and will be
available at the audition. As far as accents, the women of
the real calendar came from many parts of the country. Actors
should resist the pressure to perform any kind of Yorkshire accent.
Comfortable attire recommended.
Please visit our Calendar Girls Audition page for
character breakdowns and audition sides. The Chatham Players have an
open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and
everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call emailCasting@ChathamPlayers.org.
SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE
Auditions Saturday, April 9
for the inaugural season of the CHATHAM COMMUNITY PLAYERS SUMMER YOUTH
THEATRE will be held on April 9, 2022, from 10 am to 3 pm, at Chatham
Playhouse, 23 Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ. Students between the
ages of 10 and 22 are invited to audition.
addition to Chatham Player’s growing educational initiatives, the
SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE offers young performers the opportunity to gain
performance and inter-personal skills as they work with their peers in
workshops, rehearsals, and performance.
7-week SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE will culminate with a fully produced
musical, presented on stage at Chatham Playhouse on August 12th and
13th. While show selection is not finalized, the production
will allow for all students to build and share their growing acting,
singing, and dancing skills.
no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. Please donate with
PayPal, a credit card, or simply send your check to "The Chatham Community
Players, Inc.," PO Box 234, Chatham, NJ
07928-0234. For more information, please visit the Donate page on our website.
Community Players is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your
contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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 theater 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 theater in New Jersey!