Auditions and Classes

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CSPA Registration will open in April 2015 for the Summer Workshop Session (Ages 6-15)

Chautauqua Playhouse Children's Theatre Auditions


Chautauqua Playhouse is seeking male actors for the final two shows of the Children's Theatre Season...Gnome, Sweet Gnome and Tales of Peter Rabbit.


Performances are on Saturdays at Noon and 2 pm as follows:

Gnome: March 21-April 4

Peter Rabbit: May 16-30.


Any interested parties may contact Rodger Hoopman at email:

Auditions by Appointment.


Both productions will be directed by Kent Miller.  Reherasals for Gnome, Sweet Gnome begin on Feb. 19.


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Chautauqua Playhouse is located in Carmichael, at the La Sierra Community Center

CSPA -Chautauqua School of Performing Arts


Teen Workshop 2015

A Six week intensive training and performing course for ages 12-18

Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 pm

Classes begin March 18th at Chautauqua Playhouse.

Students will be taught the arts of acting, singing, and basic dance/stage movement.

At the end of the workshops, all students will participate in three public performances of "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters, adapted by Charles Aidman and Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn.  Performances with be on the Chautauqua Playhouse stage on April 24, 25 and 26th.

Classes will be taught by Warren Harrison, longtime veteran of the Sacramento stage and producer of Chautauqua Playhouse.

Cost: $200 per student. Limited to 20 students.

Questions? Please email

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM.  First come, first served.


A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody—a comedy by Ron Bernas

Directed by Warren Harrison

Feb. 23, 7 pm -Chautauqua Playhouse Greenroom


Matthew Perry resolves to murder his wife, Julia, before the next new year and tells her so. She vows to stay alive and so the game begins - a hilarious year long match of wits. While Julia dodges Matthew's attempts, friends and staff start mysteriously dying all around them. Have the tables been turned? What about the Butler? Will Donald and Bunny get together? Is this a Murder Most Foul or a Murder Most Fouled Up? !



Matthew (50’s) a man who has had more dollars than sense—going through midlife crisis

Julia (40-50’s) - his wife—classy, intelligent and always one step ahead of Matthew

Buttram (40’s +) - the family butler for many years although he feels he is above the position

Bunny— (20’s) - Matthew and Julia’s sweet, but rather dim-witted daughter

Donald—(20’s) - Bunny’s Fiancé—earnest and very much in love with Bunny, despite her lack of savvy

Plotnik—(30’s to 60’s) - a detective who had read too many Dashiell Hammett novels.


Auditions will be cold readings from script. Please bring resume and headshot and any conflicts for a March-April rehearsal schedule.


Questions? Email