Chelsea Area Players

Providing memorable community theater experiences since 1972

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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Although this disappoints us greatly, we have decided to put any theater activity on hold for the time being. We will re-evaluate conditions in a few months. Hopefully, even if live theater is not an option in the near future, we will be able to offer something else that takes advantage of the technology we currently have available -- whether it is a zoom performance, pre-recorded performances that "air" online, or something else. Thank you for understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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Although this disappoints us greatly, we have decided to put any theater activity on hold for the time being. We will re-evaluate conditions in a few months. Hopefully, even if live theater is not an option in the near future, we will be able to offer something else that takes advantage of the technology we currently have available -- whether it is a zoom performance, pre-recorded performances that "air" online, or something else. Thank you for understanding.

3 months ago

Chelsea Area Players

A message from our "All Shook Up" Producers:
All Shook Up Cast and Parents,

Good afternoon! We hope you all are doing well and staying safe.

It is with much regret, we must announce the cancellation of our spring musical, "All Shook Up" (ASU). This is especially disappointing as everyone worked so hard to make the show a success and we were very close to our performance dates. The decision was made keeping everyone's safety in mind.
We apologize for the delay in communication. We had hoped the impact of the COV19 would subside and that the show could be re-scheduled in late spring or early summer. As a few months have passed since the suspension of the show and there is no clear path for re-scheduling, it is time to bring some closure. There is no plan to re-schedule the show at this time. Hopefully, we can run ASU sometime in the coming years.

WSEC remains closed. Once CAP is allowed back into WSEC scenes, props, costumes, tools, personal effects, etc. can be retrieved. We will be issuing refunds for show tickets, bravo ads, dvd orders and other items approved by CAP Board of Directors.

We are not sure what the CAP Jr. fall 2020 or spring 2021 lineup will look like yet. Upcoming show information will be posted on our website (chelseaareaplayers.org) as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at a future production.

Please feel free to contact us with comments or questions.

Thank you very much for your support of "All Shook Up." We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment the cancellation may cause.

Sincerely,
Todd Ducsay - Producer
Grace Sharrow-Ducsay Co-Producer
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I am so sad to hear this, but it makes complete sense. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and the actors! I am sure it would have been a fantastic show!

sad to hear this, but totally understand. Thanks to all the wonderful staff behind the scenes! We look forward to future shows when life gets back to whatever new normal will be.

Thank you for all the care and thought you put into this. Good, if sad, reminder for us that theatre is about the process as much as the product. ❤️

Laurel Droz didn’t your daughter do a radio or zoom program?

3 months ago

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Dear All Shook Up families: Many apologies for the lack of communication about the future of the show. As you know, so much has been up in the air about what would or would not be possible in terms of a performance, and we were reluctant to make any decisions until we felt we had some certainty as to a result. Something will be sent out to you soon, via email and/or the google group, as to a final decision, which we are in the process of making. Thank you for your understanding in this. We had put together such a wonderful show with so much talent. It has been one of our greatest disappointments to not have been able to perform as we would have liked to. Please let all your actors know that they have been in our thoughts constantly. Thank you again for your continued patience and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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‘The Only Man in Town’ postponement ……

Chelsea Area Players want to be sure that everyone knows ‘The Only Man in Town’ is being postponed. This July was to be the debut of an original musical about Chelsea at the turn of the century. We invited you to step back in time; to learn about characters in our show, locations in our show, and businesses in our show …… To learn that all of these ‘characters’, ‘locations’ and ‘businesses’ are very real. They are the heart and foundation of real people that created the Chelsea we know today. That the location of show is Main and Middle Streets!

We have really enjoyed getting articles to you about founding townspeople. Have you seen ‘This Week in Chelsea ….? For instance in 1891 it was printed that ‘An enterprising genius has invented an illuminated cat made of plasterboard or tin, coated with phosphorus, to be placed in cellars, store-rooms and garrets to frighten rats away.’ A solution from 1891!

The Coronavirus that has affected all of us for months and will continue to do so.

Our hope is to be able to present our wonderful show next summer.
We ask you to continue to enjoy our publicity and events of historical Chelsea and join us when you are able. Join us at www.ChelseaAreaPlayers.org & like us on Facebook.
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‘The Only Man in Town’ postponement ……

Chelsea Area Players want to be sure that everyone knows ‘The Only Man in Town’ is being postponed.  This July was to be the debut of an original musical about Chelsea at the turn of the century.  We invited you to step back in time; to learn about characters in our show, locations in our show, and businesses in our show …… To learn that all of these ‘characters’, ‘locations’ and ‘businesses’ are very real.  They are the heart and foundation of real people that created the Chelsea we know today.  That the location of show is Main and Middle Streets!

We have really enjoyed getting articles to you about founding townspeople.  Have you seen ‘This Week in Chelsea ….? For instance in 1891 it was printed that ‘An enterprising genius has invented an illuminated cat made of plasterboard or tin, coated with phosphorus, to be placed in cellars, store-rooms and garrets to frighten rats away.’  A solution from 1891!

The Coronavirus that has affected all of us for months and will continue to do so.

Our hope is to be able to present our wonderful show next summer.  
We ask you to continue to enjoy our publicity and events of historical Chelsea and join us when you are able.  Join us at www.ChelseaAreaPlayers.org & like us on Facebook.

 

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Really looking forward to this one!

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