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"The Outsider" Opens February 28

Clue Voters from anywhere on the political spectrum are going to love The Outsider. Slade Smith's hilarious comedy opens Friday, February 28, at the Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193 102 Lexington Ave, Chapin, SC 29036 in downtown Chapin.

You will not want to miss this story of Lt. Governor Ned Newley, who finds himself promoted to the very uncomfortable role of governor after his predecessor is involved in a sex scandal. He's terrified of public speaking and does not even want to be governor.

Director Bonnie Hill Lyon has assembled an impressive cast of actors from across the Midlands including Dennis Kacsur as Ned Newley. Audiences may remember Dennis as thug Noogie Malloy in last season's Getting Sara Married. David Reed plays political consultant Arthur Vance who tries to make a suitable politician out of Ned. Sandy Steffen, Emily Meadows, Chris Graves, Karen Kerschell, and Merrit Van round out this all-star cast.

Advance tickets are just $15. All tickets at the door will be $18. Performance dates are Feb.28-29 & March 5-7 at 8 PM. There will be two Sunday matinees on March 1 & 8 at 3 PM.

January 5, 2020

Summer Camp June 22 - 28

Summer Camp Show 2020 Our annual summer camp show for kids 8 - 12 will be "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids" at the American Legion Building at 102 Lexington Ave, Chapin, SC 29036. The camp will run June 22 - 28 with the final two days being performances. The Bare Necessities Camp is $175, or you may choose the Trust in Me Option for $250. See our summer camp page for full details.

February 6, 2020

"Beauty & the Beast" Auditions May 2, 3 & 4

Clue Auditions for Disney's "Beauty & the Beast," directed by Tiffany Dinsmore & Meesh Hays, will be held May 2 (10am) and 3 & 4 (7pm), at the American Legion Post 193 102 Lexington Ave, Chapin, SC 29036. Auditions will consist of singing 16 - 32 bars of music (roughly one minute) with an accompaniment track. A capella auditions are unacceptable. Shows and rehearsals are at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. The show will run July 30 - August 9, 2020.

January 18, 2020

2020 Season Memberships Available

Click to download Chapin Theatre Company is pleased to announce 5 great shows in 2020, which you and your family will love. And season memberships are available now!

February: "The Outsider" by Paul Slade Smith. An insightful, witty comedy about American politics.

April: "Clue" by David Abbinanti. A madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

July: "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. This magical story tells a tale as old as time.

October: "Boomerang" by Lou Clyde. What happens when the kids never move out of the house?

December: "Closed for the Holidays" by Flip Kobler. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a healthy dash of Christmas magic.

More information about season membership packages and show dates will be available soon. All shows, with the exception of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, will be performed at the Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193, 102 Lexington Avenue, in downtown Chapin.

December 1, 2019

2020 Gift Certificates Available

Gift certificates cost $30 and are good for two tickets to any one performance in the 2020 season. Simply fill out this form and you will receive a confirmation email. Then contact Jim DeFelice at 803.240.8544 up to three weeks before the show to arrange for tickets.

December 14, 2019

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October 15, 2019

Chapin Theatre Company Getting Ready to Clear Land

Chapin Theatre Company is getting ready to clear land at the location of our new theatre. We are a long way from our financial goals and continue to seek out generous individuals (and businesses) who share our vision of keeping theatre alive in the Chapin community.

Make a donation now. If you have in-kind donations, please call Jim DeFelice at 803-240-8544.

If you would like to become more involved in our capital campaign, contact Jim or any board member.

August 18, 2019

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