Auditions and Workshops

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr” Cast Announced!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY ANNOUNCED CAST! We are so proud of all who auditioned, and we know they will help create a magical … Read more

Spring Acting Classes

To register for the class, please fill out the registration form  HERE and mail along with a check for $60 to Chelsea Area … Read more

Upcoming Shows

If the Shoe Fits

  Dessert/Comedy Theater Get together with friends for a table and enjoy some sweets and laughs! St. Mary Catholic Church February 17th & … Read more

The Only Man in Town

Premiere of the Original Musical by Jason Eyster June 9, 10, & 11 2023 Chelsea High School Auditorium TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Purchase … Read more

Chelsea Area Players

Chelsea Area Players is a local theatre group formed 1972. We are based in Chelsea, Michigan, and reach participants and audiences throughout the region.

The purpose of the Chelsea Area Players is to:

  • Enrich the educational and cultural life of the community
  • Promote understanding and appreciation of an important art, provide worthwhile entertainment
  • Encourage interest and active participation by the community in all phases of the theatre through dramatic productions and other related activities
  • Foster and support the involvement of community youth and adults in the dramatic arts.


Tickets are now on sale. Reserve your seat for the world premier!


Comedy and dessert - a winning combination! Go to our website, to buy tickets!


Congratulations to our cast for "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.!" We are so thankful to all who auditioned and will help create a magical performance! Cast List Ariel – Gracie Houle Triton – Jacob Hackett Prince Eric – Will Roebuck Sebastian – Ruby Jackson Ursula – Emily Schaefer Flounder – Claire Hatch Scuttle – Abby Krzysik Grimsby – Sydney Ash Flotsam – Zoey Bendena Jetsam – Alexandra Robertson Andrina and Princess 1– Ari Klink Adella and Princess 2– Alice Korner Allana and Princess 3-- Charlotte Williams Atina and Princess 4 -- Alyosha Webster-Hein Arista and Princess 5 – Audrey Garot Aquata and Princess 6 – Allison Jewell Seahorse – Ellie Kibler Carlotta and Sailor– Megan Brown Chef Louis and Sailor – Liam Hurden Pilot and Soul – Henry Kibler Gulls: Kathryn Dunn, Danny Hephner, Cordia Franzonello, Charlie Schmunk, Annie Jewell Sailors and Chefs: Hudson Welling, Molly Poma, Greta Wiseley, Madeline Roebuck, Alice Thiel Sailors and Souls: Jonny Bendena, Charlotte Clifton, Kennedy Collier, Norah Klink, Noah Seymour, William Meehan, Ryan Quilter Sea Creatures: Greyson Diesing, Liam Thompson, Silas Webster-Hein, Lucas Bennett, William Smith, Elle Rhodes, Amber Yacks, Drew Hodges, Kate Garot, Madison Scott, Vivian Neitring, Isla Vance, Emma Palmbos, Noelle Thompson, Sophia Parker, Emily DiPatrizio, Abby Muckle, Caroline Baldrige, Olivia DeLand


We are looking to fill an ADULT MALE role for our dessert theatre comedy production of “If the Shoe Fits”. Starting on MLK Day (Jan 16), rehearsals will be Mondays and Tuesdays until tech week from 6:30p to 8:30p. Show dates are Feb 17-19 at St. Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea. If interested, please message us here on Facebook or email the director at! GEORGE: A sleezy shoe salesman that’s sharing an affair with an unhappy housewife who, together, try to kill her loving but dim-witted husband.


Don't forget -- 3rd - 8th graders can now sign up for auditions for The Little Mermaid! Auditions are the second week of January.


The Chelsea Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $5,000 to The Purple Rose Theatre Company in support of the Chelsea Area Players production of “The Only Man in Town”, an original musical by Jason Eyster. The show will premier June 9-11, 2023, at the Chelsea High School. Tickets will go on sale early in 2023. For more information, visit