March 17, 2020

Dear Friends,
I am sure you have seen many emails and notifications from organizations near and far regarding changes to plans and cancellations of events.  At Chestnut Street Playhouse, our business is all about bringing people together - to present you with stories that will make you laugh, that will make you feel a range of emotions and that will thrill you as only live theater can do! But, times being what they are, we must act in the best interests of our beloved community and wait in the wings for the right time to return.  
We are closely monitoring the statements and following the guidance and recommendations from local, state and federal health agencies on COVID-19 and will continue to adapt as necessary. Without question, our top priority is the well-being of our community.  
Because of this, we are postponing the production of Matilda. We have a plan to open the show mid-April, but this, of course, is contingent upon future developments of the ongoing health crisis. The creative team, cast and crew have been working tirelessly for months, and I know they have created spectacular show. They are determined to bring it to life on our stage when the time is right!
Please hold your tickets and they will automatically be transferred to the new dates and patrons will be contacted.  (The current plan is: Matilda will open Fri. April 17 and run April 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, and May 1,2,3. )
For a small not-for-profit arts organization like Chestnut Street Playhouse, your continued support is necessary for our success. Please consider making a donation, or purchasing a Season Pass, Pick Three or a Gift Certificate to help us generate some income during this difficult period. Every bit helps us continue the work that we are so passionate about! 

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Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of uncertainty.  We look forward to welcoming you back to the Playhouse soon, and wish good health to you and yours as we navigate this crisis together. 

CSP Board of Directors

Chestnut Street Playhouse

Capital Campaign

Chestnut Street Playhouse




Ronald Dahl's
The Musical



Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

(CoDirector: Gerilyn Kozel Frishmand and Carroll Brogan Mailhot)

DATES: March 19 - April 5, 2020

(Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 2:00pm)

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Chestnut Street Playhouse
24 Chestnut Street, Norwich, CT 06360 | 860-886-2378