Friday, September 9, 2022

Open Auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL



Friday, Sept. 9
Sunday, Sept. 11



“Become a part of a holiday tradition!” The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for Philip Wm. McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer's original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' most famous work, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This biennial event has been pleasing audiences in Chatham since 1988 and has become a family tradition for many in Northern New Jersey.

Director/Choreographer Susan Speidel seeks a large cast of varying types and ages, all of whom need to sing and move well. 

Production schedule includes Tech Week – Dec 8 and Performances on Dec 9, 10 (2 shows), 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 (2 shows), 18 (2 shows), 20 and 21.

Auditions will be held for Adults (17 years and older) on Friday, September 9th at 7 pm and Sunday, September 11th at 3 pm.

Auditions will be held for Children (16 years and younger) on Sunday, September 11th at 1 pm.

All auditions will take place at The Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928.



Fall 2022 After School Theatre Classes


Fall 2022 After School Theatre Classes



Chatham Players is offering an eight-week session of after school theatre classes for ages 12 to 18 on Fridays from September 30th to November 18th. 

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 enrollment, Class Registration and Class Payment is required prior to the start of classes. For any questions, please email Dr. Susan Speidel at





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



Inspecting Carol (2022)


A Christmas Carol 2022


The Flick (2023)


Lifespan of a Fact (2023)


Chatham Players Receives
12 Perry Award Nominations


The 2022 Perry Awards


CONGRATULATIONS to each of our 2022 Perry Award Nominees


  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Sarah Pharaon in TIME STANDS STILL
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play - Emily Miller in TIME STANDS STILL
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - David Simon in TUCK EVERLASTING
  • Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play - Diane Giangreco in TIME STANDS STILL
  • Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical - Mark Reilly in TUCK EVERLASTING
  • Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical - Fran Harrison in TUCK EVERLASTING
  • Outstanding Properties in a Musical - Tish Lum in TUCK EVERLASTING
  • Outstanding Youth Actor in a Play - Kyle Cao in 27th ANNUAL JERSEY VOICES
  • Outstanding Youth Actress in a Musical - Jayden Declet in TUCK EVERLASTING
  • Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play - Roy Pancirov in TIME STANDS STILL
  • Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical - Roy Pancirov & Gordon Wiener in TUCK EVERLASTING
  • Production of an Original Play - 27th ANNUAL JERSEY VOICES, Chatham Community Players, Authors- Robin Rice, Ken Preuss, Amber Kusching, Minjae Kim, Charles Grayson, Brigid Amos, Producers- Jessica Phelan, Aaron Kellner, Directors- Joann Lopresti Scanlon, William Michael Harper, John A.C. Kennedy, Arnold Buchiane, Elizabeth Rogers, Lionel Ruland & Jackie Jacobi



Join our community

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!

For contact information, visit our Volunteer page!