Here is the schedule for the 2010-11 season, of one of the leading community theatres in New Jersey…The Chester Theatre Group. The CTG was established in 1958, and presents all performances in its 100+ seat theatre-in-the-round…The Black River Playhouse in Chester, New Jersey.
by Steven Dietz, Directed by Jeff Knapp
Auditions: Aug 8 and 10, 2010
Performances: Oct 8-23, 2010
Linda and Michael are successful writers, a happily married couple who thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. But when they decide to share their diaries with one another, the boundaries between past, present, fact, fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down. No life, as it turns out, is an open book.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
by Richard Alfieri, Directed by Roseann Ruggiero
Auditions: September 26 & 28, 2010
Performances: Nov 19 – Dec 5, 2010
When a formidable retiree hires an acerbic dance instructor, antagonism and mistrust give way to civility, compatability, compassion and loyalty as they swing, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha together.
Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrcs by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, Book by Greg Kotis; Directed by Clifford Parrish
Auditions: December 5 & 8, 2010
Performances: Feb 25-Mar 20, 2011
Don’t let the title keep you away from this hilatious musical comedy that satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics (just to name a few!) The unconventional plotline may surprise you, but the singing, dancing, jokes and pokes will have you laughing in the aisles and humming the whole ride home!
by Theresa Rebek, Directed by JayMills
Auditions: March 6 & 8, 2011
Performances: May 6-21, 2011
After their mother’s death, two estranged helf-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the holy grail of stamp collecting. Philately proves to be more intriguing and far riskier than one might thing, as high-stakes collectors enter their world intent on making the rare find their own.
Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie, Book by Doug Wright; Directed by Mark Happel & Jeffrey Fiorello
Auditions: February 2011
Performances: July 1-24, 2011
The cult-classic turned smash Broadway musical recounts the story of the Bouvier Beales, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy Onassis — oncebrght names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.
Saturday mornings TBA, 9:30 AM – Noon
Kate Lyn Reiter brings back her Comedy Workshoip for Adults and the Comically Curious for a series of Saturdays.
The Actor’s Nightmare
Performances: September 24-25, 2010
Steve Catron heads up Christopher Durang’s sly take on the nightmare that faces all thespians — what happens if you’re thrust onto a stage without knowing any of the lines?
Chester Theatre Group | Corner of Grove and Maple Streets
P.O. Box 38 | Chester NJ 07930 | 908.879.7304