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Apr. 19 - May 19
Fri. & Sat. 8 pm
Sundays 2 pm

The story is a toast to the idealism and character of the now dubbed “greatest generation”, and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. The  family trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.
We invite you to read our newest email newsletter for April 2024.
There is information on the upcoming "Big Day of Giving" (May 2nd)
A sneak peak at the shows in both the Main Stage and Children's Seasons starting in August.
Our new Live Radio Show series and much more.

April  27 - May 11  Saturdays at 1 pm
Red Vs. The Wolf  
By Judy Wolfman
So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood?  Maybe not!  Here is the Wolf’s side of the story.  He may not be the Big Bad character we have heard about for all these years!
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.
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!

Good News for Groups!
Chautauqua Playhouse has lowered the minimum
group tickets required to 10.
So grab a few friends, reserve group tickets,
and see the show for $20 per seat!

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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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