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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


Due to monetary cutbacks, box office hours have been cut back to Fridays only (noon-5 pm) when a show is running on an upcoming weekend.


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


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

August 28-September 27

Text Box: Chautauqua Playhouse Board of Directors

The Chautauqua Playhouse is seeking 3 new board members.
Experience in the areas of marketing & promotion, fundraising, grant writing, sponsorships and production of special events would be valuable. Background in and an understanding of the business end of theatre would also be helpful. These are non-paid positions. Chautauqua Playhouse is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The company will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in the coming year and is the Sacramento area’s oldest community theatre. We are seeking motivated, dedicated individuals to help plan Chautauqua’s future.

Interested parties contact Rodger Hoopman at: 
Those interested will be sent additional information with committee interviews in September.

WAIT UNTIL DARK—Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it some new character and plot twists. Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.


Directed by Dean Shellenberger


Our New Season opens August 28th!



Fridays and Saturdays

At 8 pm


(No  perf on Sat. 9/12)


Sundays at 2 pm


Additional Performances on
Thursday 9/10 at 8 pm


Saturday 9/26 at 2 pm.

Interviews with the CAST:

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