Mission

Chromolume Theatre’s name comes from the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, Sunday in the Park with George, about an artist struggling to make art meaningful in 19th Century France. Chromolume Theatre was founded by two struggling artists in 2003 with its primary mission to present the American musical on an intimate level in an entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying way. With growth and change, Chromolume Theatre’s mission has evolved with a new dedication to presenting Broadway’s forgotten gems and off-Broadway’s undiscovered treasured, and shining a light on productions that deserve a second look. Chromolume Theatre also provides opportunity for artists to shine who have not had such an opportunity in the past, as well as a dedication to diverse and multi-cultural casts and crews.

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History

At its inception, Chromolume Theatre’s primary mission was to present the American musical on an intimate level in an entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying way.

 

With growth and change, Chromolume Theatre’s mission has evolved with a new dedication to present Broadway’s forgotten gems and off-Broadway’s undiscovered treasures, shining a light on productions that deserve a second look.

 

Chromolume Theatre’s mission is also to provide opportunity for artists to shine who have not had such an opportunity in the past, as well as a dedication to diverse and multi-cultural casts and crews.

november 15 – december 1, 2024
zephyr theatre

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner.

firstdate
june 3 – june 23, 2018
hobogoblin playhouse

The Story of My Life follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death.

february 2 – february 25, 2018
chromolume theatre

Dessa Rose tells the story of a runaway slave and the deserted wife of a plantation owner who form a grudging alliance in their struggle to find their individual freedoms.

december 1 – december 23, 2017
chromolume theatre

Set in 1853 Japan, Pacific Overtures follows the difficult Westernization of Japan, told from the point of view of the Japanese.

june 1 – june 24, 2017
broadwater black box

A cabaret featuring parodies of your favorite Broadway hits from yesterday and today!

may 5 – may 28, 2017
chromolume theatre

Hello Again focuses on a series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the 20th century in non-chronological order.

january 13 – february 5, 2017
chromolume theatre

Set in a world where everyone is gay, the students at Heartsville High write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love and shake things up in the world!

september 9 – october 2, 2016
chromolume theatre

A song cycle about one moment, hitting a wall and having to make a choice, or to take a stand, or to turn around and go back.

june 4 – june 25, 2016
july 22 – july 24, 2016
hollywood complex

A song cycle about four burgeoning adults exploring what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives.

april 15 – may 1, 2016
chromolume theatre

The story of four New Yorkers as they laugh, love and drink their way through the big questions that face all young dreamers who wake up in the city that never sleeps.

february 5 – february 28, 2016
chromolume theatre

Prez is an intimate portrait of Lester Young, a unique jazzman whose deceptively simple style–laid back, low key, relaxed yet earthy and swinging–-brought him fame, first with the Count Basie Orchestra, then with the likes of Nat ‘King’ Cole, Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson, and his best friend and alter ego, Billie Holiday.

Tru

june 11 – june 28, 2015
lounge theatre

An excerpt from Answered Prayers just hit Esquire Magazine and Truman Capote has, inadvertently, exposed his long time confidants, Babe Paley and Slim Keith. Capote, alone and lonely, passes the time with with pills, vodka, marijuana, and chocolate truffles, all the while musing about his checkered life and career.

november 14 – december 21, 2014
chromolume theatre

A musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim. Drawing its title from a song in Sunday in the Park With George, it celebrates Sondheim’s incomparable career in musical theatre.

august 15 – september 21, 2014
chromolume theatre

Bird Lives! is a solo play, with music, about the life and times of one of the giants of jazz music, who is also one of the founders of bebop jazz, Charlie Parker.

april 4 – may 11, 2014
chromolume theatre

Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour.

november 8 – december 8, 2013
march 7 – march 23, 2014
chromolume theatre

In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form.

june 22 – july 28, 2013
chromolume theatre

Steven Cagan’s glorious work expresses the truth, beauty and hopefulness that we all strive for in this journey called life through the story of three couples. How will their stories work out? Let there be harmony evermore!

april 26 – may 19, 2013
chromolume theatre

The voices of the American slaves rise in glorious song and courageous speech to tell the tales of those who have endured the “Infamous Practice” and “Peculiar Institution” of slavery.

july 7 – august 12, 2007
theatre/theater

The authors of the landmark “Company” reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success.

march 10 – april 1, 2007
theatre/theater

The authors of the landmark “Company” reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success.

september 8 – october 8, 2006
march 10 – april 1, 2007
raven playhouse

The voices of the American slaves rise in glorious song and courageous speech to tell the tales of those who have endured the “Infamous Practice” and “Peculiar Institution” of slavery.

october 7 – november 6, 2005
noho arts center

Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to turn one of his novels into a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler.

may 27 – may 29, 2005
stella adler theatre

The lesser-known songs of Stephen Sondheim reclaim the spotlight in this marvelously understated overview of the early parts of the career of Broadway’s reigning genius.

may 14 – june 20, 2004
stella adler theatre

The lesser-known songs of Stephen Sondheim reclaim the spotlight in this marvelously understated overview of the early parts of the career of Broadway’s reigning genius.

january 23 – february 29, 2004
hudson theatres

Stan has a beautiful wife and owns his own laundry business. But what happens when Stan airs HIS dirty laundry before a holiday trip?