A Crazy Cranky Christmas

Coming to the Florida Chautauqua stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY, December 9 @ 7:00 PM, starring our Fall Music and More Workshop students. This musical revue, directed by Angela Saltsman, will be performed onstage, moving us into the holiday spirit and frantic traditions of Christmas.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 2-18). The performance takes place at The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 840 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL.   For more information, call The Florida Chautauqua, Inc. @ 850-892-9494.

Fall Music and More Workshop: Opening Day

Our Fall 2017 Music and More Workshops started today at The Florida Chautauqua Theatre in downtown DeFuniak Springs! Students are excited and ready to begin. If you are interested in enrolling your students, we have a few spaces open.  Students are welcome in grades Kindergarten-8th grade.   Please call 850-892-9494 or email us: [email protected] for more information! Classes are held every Thursday!

Fall MUSIC AND MORE Workshops 2017

The Florida Chautauqua, Inc. Board of Directors is excited to announce that Angela Saltsman will be the instructor for our fall season of Music and More Workshops. Angela grew up in DeFuniak Springs and was in workshops under the direction of Mrs. Beth Campbell-Work for several years of shows before attending Florida State University to study Choral Music Education. She interned at Coral Springs High School in South Florida, and taught piano, chorus and theatre at American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale for two years before moving back home. Angela has been teaching music at Freeport Elementary School for four years and has a huge heart for young people and the arts. Being in the Chautauqua Theatre inspired her to pursue a career in music, and in her own words, Angela “is looking forward to giving back to my community by sharing my love for theatre with the upcoming generation”.
Enrollment for fall 2017 Music and More Workshops has begun. This year’s workshops are scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 7 with K-3 from 3:45-4:45 and grades 4-8 from 4:45-6:00. All classes will be held on THURSDAYS at the Florida Chautauqua rehearsal hall; 848 Baldwin Ave. DeFuniak Springs, FL. It is anticipated that workshops will conclude with a recital performance on December 9 and 10. If you are interested and would like to participate, please call the office immediately at 850-892-9494 or send a return email request to: [email protected] for applications and information.

It’s Almost Time…..Alice in Wonderland

The performers are polishing their lines and costumes for the show! Don’t miss this wonderful event May 12, 13 and 14 in the Chautauqua Theatre in historic downtown DeFuniak Springs. Tickets go on sale May 1st.  Call (850) 892-9494 and leave a message to reserve seats with a credit card. We look forward to seeing you!


Alice In Wonderland Coming to the FL Chautauqua Theatre Stage


Follow Alice down a rabbit hole into a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies. Alice journeys into a land of true wonder. You’ll attend the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, meet the Red and White Queens, the terrifying Queen of Hearts and her long-suffering husband, the King of Hearts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, a watch-carrying White Rabbit who is always running late, the psychotic Cheshire Cat, talking flowers and butterflies, a neurotic mocking bird, a sneezing duchess, a baby that turns into a pig, and many other zany Wonderland creatures. The madcap action never stops and culminates with Alice attending the trial of the Jack of Hearts where she is called as the star witness! The play gives new life to an old classic and takes us to a world where nonsense makes quite good sense. The zany dialogue, the eclectic mix of toe-tapping tunes, and the amazing talent of 34 young actors will have you grinning like a Cheshire Cat. This production is guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages. What a great Mother’s Day treat!

May 12, 13 @ 7:00 PM

May 14 @ 2:30 PM

The Florida Chautauqua Theatre

840 Baldwin Avenue

DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Tickets available May 1st*….Adults $15 Students $12

To purchase a ticket* call 850-892-9494 and leave a message.

Babes In Toyland @ The Florida Chautauqua Theatre


Mother Goose Land is all astir over the rivalry between miserly,

mean-hearted Uncle Barnaby and young, handsome, gentle Alan

for the love of Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. Getting in the act

are Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Old Mother Hubbard, and many,

many other favorite Mother Goose characters, along with

Barnaby's clownish hit men, Roderigo and Gonzorgo. Trying to

escape to mystical, magical Toyland, Alan and Mary have to pass

through a dark and dangerous forest where they encounter three

ferocious spiders that are looking for a meal. Even in Toyland

they are not safe since Barnaby and his goons have arrived there,

too. Thankfully, Marmaduke of the Toyland Police Department is

on the job! Babes in Toyland is filled with fast action and

beautiful music and is a treat for the entire family.

You’re invited to attend this production performed by the students of The Florida Chautauqua, Inc. Music and More Workshops.  Local students will be performing November 18th and 19th  @ 7:00 PM and November 20th @ 2:30 PM.  Tickets are $12  for students and $15 for adults. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call 850-892-9494 and leave a message.

Spring 2018 Music and More Workshops

Music Workshop


The Florida Chautauqua, Inc. is proud to announce MUSIC AND MORE Spring 2018 WORKSHOPS! Enrollment for VETERANS from the 2017 season will open this coming Monday, December 18. Open enrollment for NEW students will start on Monday, January 1, 2018 . For information or paperwork, please contact us at [email protected], send us a Facebook message (The Florida Chautauqua, Inc.) or call 850-892-9494. Workshops will begin Monday, January 22, 2018 and the musical theatre production will be May 18-20, 2018. Enrollment is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.


Spring Show: Disney’s ALADDIN


The Florida Chautauqua Theatre Board of Directors is excited to invite you to its production of Disney’s “Aladdin.” Based on the iconic animated film with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, this is one musical that is sure to send audiences soaring on a magic carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful Princess Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Of course, it is not smooth sailing since the wicked, heartless, egomaniac, Jafar and his nasty parrot sidekick, Iago, are there to thwart Aladdin at every turn. A group of beautiful merchants aided by an ensemble of townspeople guide you through this exciting musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Please join us May 13th and 14th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 15th at 2:30 PM to be dazzled and charmed by our wonderful cast of children from kindergarten through eighth grade. You will be so glad you came!

Adults $15.00 Students $12.00

For more information or tickets please call: 850-892- 9494 or email [email protected]

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