Chelsea Area Players

Providing memorable community theater experiences since 1972

New CAP Kids class for Grades K-2!

Join us for a new class appropriate for everyone from the youngest aspiring actors to the shy students who need a place to gain confidence and explore their creativity.  For ...

CAP presents: The Only Man in Town – Coming in July 2020

Buy Tickets You can experience the Chelsea of 1900 in the premiere of “The Only Man in Town,” an original musical about Frank Glazier, the man who built the Clock ...

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.

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Audition Scene for older kids (grades 6-8)Background: In this scene, we meet Chad, a cool guy who has just ridden into town on his motorcycle. Natalie immediately falls in love with him. Chad doesn’t really notice her. The townsperson is a friend of Natalie’s who is a little worried about getting in trouble. Townsperson: Hey, Natalie. Some great-lookin’ guy needs a mechanic. Natalie: What’re you shoutin’ bout? I was under a Chevy . . . Chad: Hi there, I’m Chad, and I need you. (Natalie takes one look at Chad and falls in love.) Chad: You see, my bike’s makin’ this jiggly-wiggly sound. Natalie: Oh, there’s not a motorcycle I can’t fix. (Seeing Chad’s shoes.) Hey, you’re wearing blue suede shoes! Townsperson: Whoa! Chad: Nobody step on them. Natalie: (To the townsperson) Oh, just look at him! Couldn’t you die? Townsperson: Not really. And girls like you don’t fall for guys like him. Natalie: You’re right, but . . . Chad: Hold on! Is that a juke on your porch? Mind if I turn it on? Townsperson: That old thing hasn’t worked in years. Chad: A jukebox not workin’? Folks, I’ve seen this before – broken-down jukes, broken-down people – with broken-down dreams. Looks like I got here just in time. Townsperson: Just in time for what? Chad: Time to make you people live a little. Ain’t like there’s a law against it! Natalie: Actually, in this town, there is. Townsperson: Our mayor, she recently passed the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act. Chad: The what? Townsperson: No public kissing or . . . (whispers and looks around) . . .handholding! Natalie: No tight pants . . . Townsperson: No loud music . . . Chad: Well, I’m gonna have to do something about this. Natalie: Oh, Chad, you’re the greatest! ... See MoreSee Less

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Audition Scene for Younger Kids (grades 3-5)Background: The mayor is kind of the villain in this story. She has a very strict idea of what is and is not acceptable behavior in the town, and most people don’t like her rules. The ”roustabout” is a new person in town who is helping everyone to challenge those rules. The mayor is looking for him because she believes he is the cause of her son Dean’s disappearance. Morgan is the mayor’s sidekick who is just realizing that the mayor has been too strict and is treating people unfairly. Mayor: Citizens! Attention! Our community is in crisis! Dean is missing! And the outlawed roustabout is still lurking! We must find him and stop him before – Roustabout: Mayor, here I am! Mayor: Morgan, arrest him! Morgan: Mayor, I don’t know about this . . . Mayor: Morgan, come over here this instant. Roustabout: Don’t listen to her, Morgan. Mayor: Roustabout, zip it! Roustabout: Mayor, I’ve been to plenty of towns, and there’s always someone like you, bullying people into buying your version of what life should be. But I gotta say – you got an amazing little town here! There’s something special about you folks. Mayor: Roustabout, since you came to town with your music, you . . . Morgan: Mayor, just zip it. Mayor: Morgan, what did you say? Morgan: You’d have heard me if you ever stopped yelling at everyone. And I’m not arresting anyone. Because the guitar-playing roustabout is right! Mayor: What?! Morgan: Don’t you ever get tired of judging people? Mayor: No, but I thought you agreed with me? Morgan: I don’t agree with a thing you’ve said! Roustabout: You know, underneath all her bullying, I bet there’s a wonderful person in there. ... See MoreSee Less

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All Shook Up Audition InformationHere’s everything you need to know to prepare for the auditions for All Shook Up in January. There will be three parts to the audition. They are as follows: Acting Audition: Two audition scenes will be posted. One will be geared more for younger actors (grades 3-5), and the other will be more for older ones. However, anyone might be asked to read from either scene. You do not need to memorize anything as you do not know in advance which character you will be asked to read for. However, the reason we post the audition scenes ahead of time is so that students can look them over and practice. This means being familiar with any difficult words as well as creating characters and thinking about the emotions of the scene. We like to see strong acting choices. Singing Audition: We strongly urge all students to pick one of the songs from the show that we have selected as audition choices. Two songs are just for girls, two songs are just for boys, and two songs can be sung by either boys or girls. On both Facebook and the website, there will be links to a youtube channel page with videos of the portions of the song that we would like students to learn. Remember, just pick ONE song to learn. Lyrics will be available at the audition if anyone needs them. Students will have the choice of singing either with or without the vocals at the audition, so we have created two versions to practice with. If anyone would like to learn the whole song to audition with, send an email to Alex at mooreaec@icloud.com to be sent a practice version with the whole song on it. The songs are divided up as follows: Songs for boys only: Jailhouse Rock, Follow that Dream Songs for girls only: Hound Dog, Fools Fall in Love Songs for boys and girls: All Shook Up, Can’t Help Falling in Love Website for song videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmTwgmXW0VnKy2N-kTZcbGWxTkrRQJLc2 Remember, we also want to see you act the song! Movement: Students will be asked to do simple movements to music just to assess rhythm and general comfort level with dance and movement. ... See MoreSee Less