Providing Quality Theatre for 40 Seasons!

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Chautauqua Playhouse is the proud recipient of the:

2010 Arts Management Excellence Award

(under $250k budget category)

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Ever thought about how much fun we seem to be having? Well we are! As a non­profit community theater we can use all the help we can get! We always need help on set work lighting, costuming, sound and backstage. Got a talent or skill (or like to learn one?) Put it to use here at Chautauqua. Just leave your name, phone number and / or email at the box office ( and we'll get back to you soon ...

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Our auditorium is now equipped with an ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE

System, provided to our patrons at no additional cost.



Box Office Hours


Wednesdays from 2pm-6 pm and

 Fridays from Noon-5 pm when a show is running on the upcoming weekend.


Box Office will be open during the shows, as usual.


We will continue to monitor email requests on a daily basis…..

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Chautauqua Playhouse:

“A Glimpse into a Theatrical World”

Chautauqua Playhouse is 40!

Did you know??

•   Ticket sales only cover 40% of Chautauqua’s operational costs.

•   Donations are tax deductible!

•   We provide over 150 high quality theatre performances each year for adults and children.

•   Chautauqua received the Business in Arts Award for financial management.


Your “Happy Birthday Donation” will help us:

•   Renovate the Lobby & House for the comfort of you, our patrons

•   Upgrade our lighting & sound system

•   Continue bringing you even more outstanding, entertaining & moving productions

•   Keep our prices among the very lowest in town!

$40 for 40 Years sounds nice!

But any donation would be greatly appreciated…

Donate online at: and select “Make a Donation”

 or send to 5325 Engle Rd, Carmichael, CA 95608


Starts October 14

October 14– November 13

BORN YESTERDAY – Garson Kanin 

Brassy blonde moll Billie Dawn hits Washington, D.C., with her unscrupulous millionaire sugar daddy, Harry Brock. Harry’s sleazy lawyer has been pressuring Harry to marry Billie - pointing out that a wife cannot be forced to testify against her husband. In an effort to make Billie more socially acceptable, Harry hires a journalist to smarten her up -- and sparks soon fly between the pair.

Important Notice Regarding Tickets:


As of this season, we will continue to discount tickets for those purchased in advance (Seniors/Students/SARTA Members).


However, tickets purchased at the door on the night (or day for Sundays) of the performance will not be discounted.  All tickets will be charged at General Admission Rate of $20 per ticket and $21 for premium seats.


Children’s Theatre tickets remain at one price—$8.00


Chautauqua Playhouse Children’s Theatre

October 22—November 5

Saturdays at 1 pm

All tickets $8.00

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre brings you the classic story of “Heidi”, based on the book by Johanna Spyri.  “Heidi” has charmed generation after generation for over 100 years.


Heidi is a Swiss Orphan who has been taken to live in the mountains with her stern Grandfather.  Soon she melts his heart and creates an ideal life of Happiness.


However, the situation changes when Heidi is taken away to be a companion to the wheelchair bound Klara in Frankfurt. Through sheer determination and a cheery disposition, Heidi is able to bring joy to Klara’s life and prove that love and optimism are the strongest powers of all.

Adaptation by

Dan Neidermyer


Directed by

Warren Harrison