Annual General Meeting – Chesley Community Players
Cancelled due to Covid shutdown.
Back Home Country scheduled for May 1 has also been postponed and hopefully will return as soon as we are able.
We will post the any events here as soon as we are able to re-open.
When we do re-open please wear a mask. All COVID protocols will be in place.
By Denise Nixon for the Chesley Community Players
Theatre lovers may be asking the question: What has become of live theatre in Chesley?
Well as a matter of fact, it’s alive and well. Though we’re all missing live entertainment, and the Chesley Community Players are missing their audiences, we are ready once COVID barriers are removed and it is safe to return to our comfortable little theatre. The first production in the line-up will be local playwright Roger Cosgrove’s 123 and Flush. This is the third installment in a comedy series about a couple of bungling burglars in small town Alberta. The set is already in place and Roger will be directing the show. 123 and Flush has played in several provinces in Canada and has played in several states in the U.S. as well.
The Chesley Community Players produce two shows per year. Our most recent productions include Exit Laughing, Black Comedy and who could forget the musical Hankerin’ Hillbillies. ( I may be a little partial to this one.) But in between, there’s a lot more in looking foreword. In 2018, we introduced “Improv Nights”: free to patrons who wish to come in and perhaps try their hand at the art of improvisation.
We also open our doors to other production companies and look forward to future collaborations such as tribute shows like “Elvis”, “Neil Diamond” or even a “Dolly Parton” tribute. Many of you may remember our “Down Home Country” nights, featuring local area talent. Stay tuned for more information and a possible production in December.
The Bijou theatre is located in downtown Chesley. Originally opened in 1947 as “The Roxy”, our little theatre boasts 258 comfortable unobstructed seats and our community partners often provide “dinner and a show” opportunities during our major productions.
The board of directors have been meeting regularly to ensure that we are ready to go when it is safe to do so. Look for more announcements hopefully for our fall season!
The Bijou is also available to rent for when things return to normal. If your group needs a venue, or if you need any information please contact Susan Klages at 226-433-2141.
Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Auditions will be announced when things return to normal. Check this site occasionally.