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June 14-July 14
Fri. & Sat. 8 pm
Sundays 2 pm

It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that this is the perfect wedding, that Delia had always planned for her daughter. It has all the usuals of a perfect wedding, the accomplished and lovely bride & groom, perfect food, perfect decorations, (almost) perfect family members and like any comedy about a wedding, things will go wrong! Almost perfectly wrong! We do guarantee though that one wonderful couple will get their perfect wedding… perhaps not just as perfectly. A touch of Neil Simon written by, Lewis Black, everyone’s favorite curmudgeonly comedian!
Directed by Sara Townsend

Rated Mature for language
Looking for a great activity for your child this summer? The Chautauqua School of Performing Arts, a summer program for the youth from 6 to 15 will begin its annual session on June 24. This 5-week program consists of instruction in acting, singing, dance, and stagecraft. It is geared to all levels of expertise. Sessions run from 9 AM to noon, Monday through Thursdays until July 25 Performances will be on July 26, 27 &,28.
The sessions are taught by Linda Small and Warren Harrison, who have many years’ experience, both on stage performing and teaching.
At the end of the sessions, the students will be performing a full-scale musical, “DELLA’S DINER’, which was written especially for Chautauqua Playhouse. Cost is $325 per student, with an additional discount for multi-student families.
Detailed information and registration forms are available on our website https://cplayhouse.org/auditions-classes.html or click here. Registration is limited to 30 students.
ACTORS - General Auditions for 2024-2025 Season - June 19 and June 20, 2024
Chautauqua Playhouse will hold its annual auditions for the 2024-25 Adult season on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, starting at 7:00 pm at the Playhouse, 5235 Engle Rd, Carmichael.  Auditions will be by appointment only.   Because of the tight scheduling, drop ins will not be seen, but you may leave a resume and headshot for later audition consideration.
To secure an audition time, email Auditions@cplayhouse.org; please include your name and return email address. An email confirmation with your audition time will be sent back to you.
We ask that auditionees please prepare a 2 minute (maximum) monologue or reading and bring a resume and headshot (6 copies).  Directors from the upcoming productions will be present at the auditions:
Aug   30 – Sept 22, 2024
Sherlock   Holmes: Nemesis –   Rodger Hoopman, Director
Oct   18 – Nov 10, 2024
Scapin – Sara Townsend, Director
Dec   6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 2024
Rodger   Hoopman’s Scrooge   (Musical) – Warren Harrison, Director
Jan   10 – Feb 2, 2025
Twilight   of the Golds –   Bill Zarriello, Director
Feb   28 – Mar 23, 2025
Sordid   Lives – Patricia   Lee Schmeltz, Director
April   18 – May 11, 2025
(no show Easter – Apr 20)
The   Boys Next Door –   Deni Scofield, Director
June   6 – June 29, 2025
Strange   Bedfellows (Musical)   – Warren Harrison, Director
For the musicals, vocal and dance auditions will be scheduled at a later time.  Initial casting for the adult season and radio plays may be done from this call.  Individual shows may hold a second call to be scheduled at a later date, contingent on additional casting needs – keep checking our website for additional audition information.
Children’s show auditions will be held approximately 7 weeks before the production date; auditions will be posted on our website, but you may indicate an interest in the Children’s season at this audition.
One of the most important factors in the success of Chautauqua Playhouse is our volunteers. We appreciate everything that is done by these unseen heroes, but there is always room to expand our volunteer base.  Do you have a skill that your would like to share with us? Have you always wanted to be in "Show Biz" but not necessarily on the stage?
Please take a moment to click the button and fill out a brief survey for us. We would be happy and grateful for any help you would like to provide!
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Theatres all over the nation, including Chautauqua Playhouse have suffered a great loss of income because of  closure during the pandemic.  Now that we are reopened, the attendance has fallen by about 40% since pre-pandemic and you know what has happened to prices for everything. We thank all who have donated  to help keep our theatre afloat, but we are still in need of more income to keep our doors open.  Won't you please consider donating to Chautauqua Playhouse?  Any amount is appreciated and your donation is deductible to the extent of IRS regulations. We have teamed with Paypal in order to make it easier for you to donate online.

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