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Into the Woods

June 5th - 21nd, 2020

Into the Woods

by James Lapine, Book by James Lapine, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Sylvia Maloney, Music Director: Kevin Thomas, Choreographer: Cavin Moore

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

September 11th - 27th, 2020

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

by Neil Simon, directed by Bonnie Hill

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend.

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The Outgoing Tide

November 6th - 22nd, 2020

The Outgoing Tide

by Bruce Graham, directed by Shelagh Grasso

In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding—before the tide goes out. This drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.

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The Philadelphia Story

March 20th - April 5th, 2020

The Philadelphia Story

by Philip Barry, directed by Christopher Wallace

The wealthy and well-established Lord family of Philadelphia is about to welcome the cream of society into their home for the second wedding of Tracy Lord, vibrant daughter of the house, to George Kittredge, a proudly priggish up-and-coming self made coal mine manager -- much to the annoyance of little sister Dinah, big brother Sandy, and ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven, none of whom believe that George is good enough for her.

Unfortunately, father Seth’s philandering with a Broadway dancer causes a scandal which an unscrupulous media tycoon threatens to break -- unless he can send a reporter to cover this high society wedding from the inside. Enter Macaulay “Mike” Connor, a writer of quality unwillingly slumming it on the society beat, who holds strong views against the old money-wielding upper class, and his faithful photographer Liz, whose romantic connection is not enough to stop the fascinated dance which ensues when Tracy and Mike meet and spar over class boundaries and champagne-addled declarations. Torn between three men, Tracy must determine whether or not she belongs on a pedestal.

Philip Barry’s sparkling comedy The Philadelphia Story is witty, sophisticated romp, a breezy and romantic story which explores family dynamics, class prejudice, and human frailty.

Other Desert Cities

January 17th - February 2nd, 2020

Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Michael Whitehill

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.

The Importance of Being Earnest

November 1st - 17th, 2019

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde, directed by Sylvia Maloney


33 Variations

September 6th - 22nd, 2019

33 Variations

by Moises Kaufman, directed by Michael Whitehill

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Jesus Christ Superstar

June 7th - 23nd, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

by Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Shelagh Grasso

This 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice started as a rock concept album before it made its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical tells the biblical story of Jesus and the last several days of his life. Loosely based on the Gospels, the musical focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. The story is told from the point of view of disciple Judas, and it focuses on Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr.

A Flea in Her Ear

March 29th - April 14th, 2019

A Flea in Her Ear

by Georges Feydeau, directed by Toph Wallace

A classic French farce by Georges Feydeau adapted by David Ives has a laugh a minute. The premise is simple, Madame Chandebise suspects her husband of cheating, and with the help of her best friend sets out to entrap and catch him. Of course, the plan goes awry, with a host of characters running around and confusing everything and everyone. Mistaken identities, a jealous Spaniard, the crazy family doctor and more will put the audience in stitches, but of course everyone will wind up in the right place in the end – this is a comedy after all!

Watch on the Rhine

January 18th - February 3rd, 2019

Watch on the Rhine

by Lillian Hellman, directed by Mary James

After 20 years of marriage, American born Sara Muller brings her German husband Kurt and their three children to visit her mother and brother just outside Washington D.C. in the late spring of 1940. Kurt has been deeply involved in anti-fascist activities, and the family has been moving around for many years. The visit to the home of the wealthy Farellys should be a restful vacation, but the family idyll is threatened by the presence of Fanny Farelly’s other houseguests, the impoverished Romanian count, Teck de Brancovis and his wife. This classic play by Lillian Hellman brings intrigue, drama and an exploration of the insidious ease with which fascism can infect people’s hearts and minds.

Previous Productions

2016

  • Dinner With Friends
  • Visit To A Small Planet
  • Fiddler On The Roof

2015

  • Lost In Yonkers
  • Good People
  • Carousel
  • Noises Off
  • Wait Until Dark

2014

  • How The Other Half Loves
  • Is He Dead?
  • South Pacific
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Blood Brothers

2013

  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • Oklahoma!
  • Green Room Gang: Circus Circus And Alice In Wonderland
  • Rabbit Hole
  • The SpitfireGrill
  • Over The River And Through The Woods

2012

  • The Nerd
  • Equus
  • Sound of Music
  • Red White & Tuna
  • Cabaret
  • Come Back to Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

2011

  • Desire Under the Elms
  • Chapter Two
  • Brigadoon
  • Ravenscroft
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Almost, Maine

2010

  • I'm Not A Rappaport
  • Laughter on the 23rd Floor
  • Oliver!
  • Fuddy Meers
  • The Rocky Horror Show LIVE!
  • Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

2009

  • Of Mice and Men
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Music Man
  • A Tuna Christmas
  • Triumph of Love
  • The West Side Waltz

2008

  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Blithe Spirit
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Greater Tuna
  • Once on This Island
  • Our Town

2007

  • The Real Inspector Hound
  • The Odd Couple
  • Guys & Dolls
  • Tartuffe
  • Ah, Wilderness!
  • The Fantasticks
  • The Lion in Winter

2006

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Cemetery Club
  • Celluloid  (an original production)
  • I Hate Hamlet
  • Hunting Rights (an original production)

2005

  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Dial M For Murder
  • Kiss Me, Kate!
  • The Marriage Go Round
  • Fallen Angels
  • The Little Foxes

2004

  • Bus Stop
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Proof
  • Murder at the Vicarage
  • She Stoops to Conquer

2003

  • Lend Me A Tenor
  • Camelot
  • The Woman in Black
  • Mary, Mary
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

2002

  • Painting Churches
  • South Pacific
  • Seascape with Sharks and Dancer
  • Bell, Book and Candle
  • The Dining Room

2001

  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Damn Yankees
  • American Dreams
  • The Seven Year Itch
  • Love Letters (reprised)

2000

  • The Mousetrap
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Goodbye, Charlie
  • Gypsy
  • Angel Street

1999

  • Into the Woods
  • A Man For All Seasons
  • Carnival
  • Sylvia
  • Arsenic and Old Lace

1998

  • Private Lives
  • The Member of the Wedding
  • Fool For Love
  • How the Other Half Loves
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Picnic

1997

  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • Sweet Sue
  • I Do, I Do
  • Wind in the Willows
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • The Littlest Angel

1996

  • The Curious Savage
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Annie
  • Everybody Loves Opal
  • Crossing the Gulf Steam (an original production)
  • The Ristorante (an original production)

1995

  • Weekend Comedy
  • Breakfast with Les and Bess
  • The Moon is Blue
  • Oliver

1994

  • Oysterback (an original production)
  • Laura
  • The Gin Game
  • Butterflies are Free
  • Love Letters
  • Honestly, Now

1993

  • On Golden Pond
  • Death Trap
  • Beyond Therapy
  • Rumors
  • Isn't It Romantic

1992

  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
  • Run For Your Wife
  • Biloxi Blues
  • You Can't Take It With You

1991

  • The Foreigner
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Seahorse

1990

  • Talking With
  • California Suite
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Move Over Mrs. Markham
  • Steel Magnolias

1989

  • Black Comedy
  • Dracula

1988

  • 1787 (an original production)

In order to be socially responsible to the Upper Shore Community, addressing the continuing health concerns over the spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with Public Health officials' recommendations regarding social distancing during this crisis, The Church Hill Theatre, Inc. has decided to temporarily close to the public, effective March 16, 2020 - March 29, 2020.

During this period of time, we will continue to monitor the situation and assess any potential for continuing our closure. Ticket sales through today's date will be honored with the use of flex tickets. The following performance and rehearsals are immediately affected by the current situation and will be postponed:

The Church Hill Theatre office is available remotely by email and our telephone line (410-556-6003) will be monitored on a daily basis.