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Magic in a Box

October 1st - 11th, 2020

Magic in a Box

by Bloomington Playwrights Project, directed by Max Major

You know the drill: you pick a card, then somehow a magician finds it in a deck – oldest trick in the book. But what if that magician was thousands of miles away … and the card appeared in your home? Welcome to the next generation of magic. Before the show you’ll receive a sealed box with secret contents to be revealed during the live performance. Now imagine that same magician bringing everyday objects to life, reading your mind, and mystifying you … all as you sit in your living room. It’s a magical experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. So … ready to pick a card?

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War of the Worlds (Radio show)

October 30th - 31rd, 2020

War of the Worlds (Radio show)

by Adapted by John Haas and Kathy Jones. Story originally by H.G. Wells., directed by John Haas

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Judge Knott (CHT's 1st Online Production!!)

August 14th - 16th, 2020

Judge Knott (CHT's 1st Online Production!!)

by Earl Lewin, directed by Earl Lewin

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.

33 Variations

September 6th - 22nd, 2019

33 Variations

by Moises Kaufman, directed by Michael Whitehill


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.

The Importance of Being Earnest

September 22nd - 22nd, 2020

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde, directed by Sylvia Maloney

Previous Productions

2020 Season

  • Judge Knott
  • Other Desert Cities

2019 Season

  • Watch on the Rhine
  • A Flea in Her Ear
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Pirates: Past Noon (GRG Jr); Alice in Wonderland (GRG Sr)
  • 33 Variations
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

2018 Season

  • Biloxi Blues
  • On Golden Pond
  • Pippin
  • Winnie the Pooh, Kids (GRG Jr); Shrek, Jr (GRG Sr)
  • The Sisters Rosensweig
  • The Hostage

2017 Season

  • Jake's Women
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
  • Willie Wonka, Kids (GRG Jr); Seussical, Jr (GRG Sr)
  • Doubt
  • Carrie the Musical (with Chesapeake College)

2016 Season

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

2015 Season

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

2014 Season

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

2013 Season

  • 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 Season

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

2011 Season

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

2010 Season

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

Church Hill Theatre mourns loss of Charles "Pat" Patterson. Please take a moment to reflect upon his life, and celebrate all the good Pat brought to our community theatre and the lives he touched.