chautauqua playhouse - warren harrison

Stan Roe introduced our speaker today, Warren Harrison, is an actor who has played in many venues and many places. At the Chautaugua playhouse, he has played Bob Cratchit many times. The Chautauqua Players were formed in 1975 by Rodger Hoopman. The Chautauqua is located adjacent to the Sierra Community Center where we have our Crab Feed every year. It has been around a long time, 41 years and was downtown until, their location burned down in 1983. Then they moved to Carmichael. The group is the only one of it's kind and one of the oldest in the Sacramento Valley.
Warren went on talk about the many plays that have been shown at Chautauqua, "On Golden Pond", "Charlies Aunt", and they are on their third show of the season, "Old Muskatiers" - a comedy, and will play Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". In February they will do "Beer for Breakfast", "Time to Kill" and a 1776 Musical to end the season - all female players.
They have an ongoing Children's Theater with "Cinderella" , "Secret Garden" and "Jack in the Bean Stock".
Kids audition to sing, dance, act and they have a full program for youth to train for 5 weeks to put on a show.
Warren said that they can always use donated scholarships to enable a child to go to classes. Cost is $300 per child.  Warren also said that they are looking for underwriters (they are a 501(c)3 and they could use some good vintage clothes, furniture or even extra paint. Right now they are renovating their lobby. Their website is  and telephone (916) 489-7529
Warren generously gave one FREE FLEX PASS to every one in attendance.
President Bauer generously mentioned that, in honor of Warren's presentation, a book will be donated to the Carmichael library.