Sunday, April 3, 2022

Spring After School Theater Classes @ Chatham Players

The Chatham Community Players


After School Spring THEATRE CLASSES Start Next Week—Space is still available!


Spring Theatre Classes


Chatham Players is offering an eight-week session of after school theatre classes on WEDNESDAYS from April 6th to June 8th

All classes will be held at Chatham Community Players, located at 23 Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ, and will be taught by Dr. Susan Speidel, theatre arts educator and Education Coordinator for Chatham Players.

Classes are open to students with all levels of experience, regardless of whether or not they have had previous theatre or acting training.

For questions, please email Dr. Susan Speidel at

  • CREATIVE DRAMA (ages 7 to 10) 3:30 to 4:30 PM
    students will gain communication skills and self-confidence through theatre games designed to spark creativity and imagination. $106.00.


  • IMPROV GAMES (ages 11 to 18)  4:30 to 5:30 PM 
    students will learn basic improv technique and play a series of improv games to hone their skills. $106.00.


  • SCENE STUDY (ages 14 to 18) 5:30 to 6:30 PM 
    students will explore text analysis and learn fundamental acting techniques to help them build believable characters. $118.00.





Auditions Saturday, April 9


Summer Youth Theatre AUDITIONS



Auditions 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.

An 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. 

The 7-week SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE will culminate with a fully produced musical, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR., presented on stage at Chatham Playhouse on August 12th and 13th.   A cast breakdown is available on our website.

The SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE will take place from June 27th through August 13th with workshops and rehearsals held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm(No session on July 4th, added Tuesday night technical rehearsal on August 9th.) Sessions will be held at Chatham Playhouse or a nearby and equally convenient location. 

Tuition is $489/student and includes all workshop fees and two complimentary tickets to the final production.  Sibling discount available.

Those wishing to audition should email and state their preference of a morning or afternoon time slot.  An audition time will be assigned and confirmed by return email. 

Students between the ages of 10 and 22 should prepare a Broadway style song and bring sheet music in the appropriate key.  An accompanist will be provided, but students may also choose to sing to a track.  If a track is preferred, students must also bring a device to play it.




May 6 - 21, 2022




When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest-selling play in British theatre history.

It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre.” - The Telegraph






Bringing Theater to Chatham and surrounding towns for 100 YEARS!!!


Jersey Voices 2022



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