We'll be back in 2021!

2020 Season CANCELLED 

All of us at Chenango River Theatre hope this email finds you safe and that your health has not been impacted by the current pandemic.  We’ve missed you and appreciate the messages of support you’ve sent us.


Our hope these last 3 months has been that by June 15th we could go into rehearsal and salvage the last 3 shows in our 2020 season.  It’s clear now that won’t happen.  Our first concern has to be for the safety of our audience, along with the actors, designers, volunteers and backstage crews that make our season happen.

But rest assured, we will be back.  We will return in 2021 for what will be my final season as the Artistic & Managing Director before I retire and turn the company over to my successor.  


MANY OF YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP?  For a small company like ours, losing an entire year will certainly have economic impact.  You may have already felt that impact in your own life.  For those who are able and want to contribute, here's a great solution:

USE THE DONATION BUTTON BELOW RIGHT NOW and we'll send you a free raffle ticket with a chance to win up to $7,500 in cash!  (Scroll down for more info).

With your support, we’ll be positioned to welcome you back in 2021 with a great season of theatre.


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


Bill Lelbach

Artistic & Managing Director

Chenango River Theatre

Make a $100 donation NOW and we'll give you a FREE raffle ticket with a chance to win $7,500!


Every year we host the BIG CASH Raffle and give away $9,550 in cash.  This isn't a normal year - BUT WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE THAT RAFFLE AND YOU COULD BE THE BIG WINNER!

Since you can't buy season tickets, please consider taking a portion of what you'd have spent on season tickets and make a donation to help us get through this year.  For those making donations of at least $100, THERE'S A BONUS!  We'll throw in a raffle ticket.  You could win $7,500!  

If circumstances allow, we'll still do the drawing at a big party at the Genegantslet Golf Club on Sat, Aug. 29.  If gatherings are not allowed at that time, we'll LIVE STREAM the raffle on Facebook Live so that you can see the winning numbers being drawn.  Either way, we're giving away the money.  


First prize is $7,500 in cash stuffed into a big jar.  Second is $1,000, plus we give away another $1,050 in cash for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th prizes.  ONLY 250 TICKETS WILL BE IN THE DRAWING, so your chances are way better than spending money on lottery tickets!  If we're able to host the party, there will be free food, wine, beer and entertainment.  You don’t have to be present to win.  



2.  When the order window pops up, put your amount in the "PRICE" window (any amount).

3.  Click on "CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL" even if you're going to use a credit card.

4.  The Paypal window will open.  To pay by card, select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" and follow the prompts.


WHEN YOU USE THIS DONATION BUTTON, we'll email you a copy of your raffle ticket.  You can also just mail a check to us (PO Box 584, Greene, 13778), OR call the office at 656-8778 and we can process a credit card for you.


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.

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