Tuesday, August 2, 2022

"Summer Youth Theatre presents "Pirates of Penzance" @ Chatham Playhouse

he Chatham Community Players is excited to share the first production of the new Summer Youth Theatre

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance 

WHEN: Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, at 7pm
Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave. in Chatham, NJ.
$12 General Admission and can be purchased at our Box Office or Online.
To access the theater’s new online ticketing service, go to 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 July 26 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.

Susan Speidel of Springfield directs and also oversees this new program as part of Chatham Players' growing education initiatives. The Summer Youth Theatre gives young performers, ages 10 to 22, the opportunity to gain performance and interpersonal skills as they work with their peers in workshops, rehearsals, and performance.

Set sail with this classic work that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is given a modern twist in this version, adapted from the original specifically for the students in the Chatham Players Summer Youth Theatre.

The cast features Matt Cutler of Bedminster, Derek Ebner of Bridgewater, Josiah Irwin of Basking Ridge, Finley Olson-Sawyer of Bridgewater, Casey Wellins of Clifton, Ishra Bhandari of Short Hills, and Marin Wilson of Chatham. Production/Performance Interns include Jaydalin Reyes of Berkeley Heights, Robert Brecht of Morristown, Brian Gutierrez of Springfield, Giovanna DiSanto of Greenbrook, and McKenna Burns of Chatham.

We are excited to welcome audiences into the Chatham Playhouse for this special production. You can help the show go on! A COVID exposure means that our show could potentially lose a performance or be shut down. Proof of vaccination is not required, but we strongly encourage all patrons to be vaccinated and wear a mask while inside the theater. We ask if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you stay home. These requirements are subject to change based on local health advisories.