Note from the President

Thank you for visiting our website!

Our 2008 full year of quality community theater programming is off to a fantastic start with so many opportunities for you to attend, participate, or support! Please note below the latest updated information we have and be sure to mark your calendars! I've listed them in order as they occur.

March 6th, 7th, 8th
Chelsea Area Players Dinner Theater present "Squabbles"
A hilarious play that pits a father in law against a mother in a comedic succession of 'squabbles.' Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple, though, is the not so happy Abe Dryfus, Jerry's crusty, ill-tempered father in law. The situation is made more serious when Jerry's mother, Mildred, looses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred can't stand each other! One hilarious confrontation after another occurs until the heart warming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad. Produced by Clara Smith with Artistic Direction by Vicky Wurster.
Dinner begins at 6:30 wish show following at 7:30.
Tickets are $30 and available at Chelsea Pharmacy or by calling 734-475-8713 and leaving your information. The dinner will be a delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu unless you contact the number above and wish to substitute for a pasta alfredo.

March 11th and 13th
Chelsea Area Players Youth Theater will have AUDITIONS for "A Midsummer Nights Dream"
This will be a wonderful modernized production of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, which tells the adventures of four young Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, and with the fairies who inhabit the nearby forest! The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed around the world. Auditions: Tuesday, March 11th 6:30 and Thursday, March 13th 6:30 at Beach Middle School Cafeteria. About 15 Large speaking roles! See CAP website for complete audition information. Rehearsals begin March 17th with performances May 8th and 9th at 7PM and May 10th at 2PM.
NOTE: guys are needed! tell a friend!

April 28th and 29th
Chelsea  Area  Players will be holding AUDITIONS for our big summer musical which is the amazing Gershwin song-filled "Crazy for You." This hit show ran for four years on Broadway and three in London and has become a fixture in the world of musical comedy since its debut. Set in the 1930s, it is the story of Bobby Child, the sweet son of a wealthy New York banking family, whose dream in life is to dance on Broadway. Despite protests from his battle-ax of a mother and wealthy soon-to-be-ex-fiancé, Bobby flees to Deadrock, Nevada where he falls in love with the only girl within 50 miles and achieves his dream. Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Shall We Dance, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It's a high energy, screw-ball comedy complete with mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music! AUDITIONS will be on April 28 and 29 at 7 pm at Beach Middle School,  445 Mayer Drive, Chelsea. There are principal roles for five men and five women, and male and female choruses and dancers.  Participants should be prepared to sing 16 measures from a popular or musical theater song of their choice and to cold-read scenes from the script. Participants seeking dancing roles should come prepared to move.  For further information call 734-424-9124
NOTE: spread the word, dancers and showgirls are in need! Also, there are production positions available, please contact Producer Leslie Austin at the number above.

May 8th, 9th, 10th
CAP Youth Theater will present "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at 7PM on May 8th and 9th and a special Mother's Day Matinee at 2PM on the 10th. Performances will be in the Washington Street Education Center Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 for students and $10 for adults. Complete show info can be found at Produced by Kim Soule with Artistic Direction by Ty Jacobs. Don't miss this wonderful Spring treat for the senses and the mind! "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind." 

June 16th through 27th
Chelsea Area Players Youth Theater 2008 Summer Camp-Theater Workshop
Chelsea's very own Bill Hohnke will lead two thrilling weeks geared towards unleashing the IMAGINATION! June 9th is the deadline for registration with Community Services at 734-433-2206. The Workshop is designed to develop the imaginative resources of the campers and bring the results to the stage! Each day students will be playing games and rehearsing a short play with their age group. The other half of the day will be spent working on the 'technical' aspects of the play like costuming and set-construction. All of this will be in preparation for the final Workshop Showcase, a grand performance for the public to show off the students' amazing work! Directed by Bill Hohnke and a skilled team of educators, this summer will stretch the imagination and push performance skills to new heights! Camp is M-F June 16th through the 27th with the special showcase performance on the evening of the 27th. The Workshop is also specially geared towards FRIENDS, so campers are encouraged to 'bring a friend!' Full details on the CAP website. Cost is only $250. The Workshop will take place at the Washington Street Education Center in Chelsea!
NOTE: interested teachers are asked to submit their resumes to Bill as soon as possible, please email them to or pass this information along.


July 24th, 25th, and 26th
Chelsea Area Players will present their 36th year of a big summer musical with the Gershwin song-filled Broadway event "Crazy For You." Tickets will be $10 for children and $15 for adults. Produced by Leslie Austin with Artistic Direction by Brian Myers. A surefire extravaganza! See full information on the CAP website.

and, in the pre-production works….
Fall 2008
A CAP Youth Theater musical (Producers and Directors needed!)
December 2008
A CAP Holiday theatrical show
even more drama, music, dancing, education, and fun for Chelsea and it's surrounding area!
Want to Produce, Direct, or suggest a show? Let us know!


MEMBERSHIP: Why not join us as a member? You can visit the GET INVOLVED section of this site for all the benefit details! Come join us!

Thank you,

-Ty Jacobs, CAP President