April, 2021 Update

At this moment, we still think we will actually be able to have a partial season – anywhere from 1-3 shows from late summer to fall.  Capacity may or may not be limited, based on whatever guidelines are in place at the time.  It's clear already that all our decisions will be last minute - based on the most current NY State and CDC guidelines, along with restrictions that may or may not still be in place from Actors' Equity, the union for professional actors.  


We do know we won’t be offering season tickets for this limited season, but if you were a Donor Level season ticket holder from 2019, REST ASSURED that you will have FIRST CHANCE to purchase tickets to whatever shows we're doing before we open sales to the general public.


Having to eliminate all the donations that so many of you include in your season ticket purchase will be difficult financially for us.  To help make up for that, the best way to help us get through this year will be to buy a ticket to our BIG CASH RAFFLE . . .

Last year’s Big Cash Raffle sold out early – our thanks to so many of you who knew that we would need the fundraising support since we had to cancel the 2020 season.  This year it looks like we can go back to hosting a party for the actual drawing, with free food, beer, wine and entertainment!  The BIG CASH RAFFLE PARTY is set for 6pm, Sat, July 31 at the Genegantslet Golf Club.  Tickets go on sale mid-June.


To celebrate our 15th year, we’re increasing the prizes – FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE’LL HAVE 3 PRIZES OF AT LEAST $1,000!  FIRST PRIZE WILL JUMP TO $10,000, 2nd will be $2,500, 3rd will be $1,000 and 4th will be $500.  Ticket sales will be limited to only 350 sold, and tickets will remain at $100 each.


HOW CAN YOU HELP right now?  There's a DONATE button just below, if you are in a position to make a donation.

On behalf of our Board and myself, thank you for your support.


Bill Lelbach, Artistic & Managing Director

TO DONATE - just follow these steps: 


2.  When the window pops up, put your amount in the "PRICE" window (ON THE LEFT).

3.  Click on "Check Out With PayPal" EVEN if you're going to use a credit card.

4.  When the Paypal window opens, JUST CLICK on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" and follow the prompts.




Zach Curtis, selected by the Board to replace outgoing Artistic & Managing Director Bill Lelbach, will be in the office starting July 1 to work with Bill through whatever season we're able to have this year.  Zach will take over at the end of the year and will be responsible for selecting and executing the 2022 season.  Zach has 25 years of experience as a director, actor and designer at multiple theatres, with much of his work concentrated in the theatre rich Minneapolis area.

Distinctive Theatre in the Southern Tier

The greater Binghamton area’s only theatre company under annual contract with

Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.

Incident At Our Lady Of Perpetual Help - 2019

Box Office:  607-656-8499 (TIXX)  Administration:  607-656-8778  



Mailing address:  PO Box 584  Greene, NY  13778            Physical address:  991 State Highway 12, Greene, NY  13778

Chenango River Theatre’s season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts

with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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