Planning has begun for HCJX 2019
Hot Chocolate Jubilee (HCJ) is a community variety show benefiting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
HCJ is purposefully a community variety show. By having auditions and opening up the creative process to everyone in our region something magical and often unexpected happens. While members of the Creative Core Committee should actively recruit participants from the community, it is our goal to keep the audition process as open and transparent as possible.
The Creative Core Committee selects a theme and the participants are selected during an audition process. The actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, vocalists, and production crew range in age from children to senior citizens and come from all over the Bath-Brunswick area representing many groups, schools, and organizations.
Community was central to the Performing Arts Center at Bath/Chocolate Church when Jack Doepp opened the doors in 1977 and community involvement is what keeps the doors open today. HCJ is a fundraiser and a relationship builder. A goal of HCJ is to energize existing members and volunteers and draw in new members and volunteers.
CCAC cannot exist without active participation from the community. A robust membership list and active volunteers demonstrate of the strength of the organization to potential advertisers, sponsors, philanthropists, and grant making entities.
Responsibilities should to be distributed to as many people as possible. HCJ is an all volunteer effort. The only paid position is the rehearsal and show accompanist because of the time commitment and level of skill needed in order to ensure a quality production.
HCJIX 2017 Life Begins @ 40 - March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 2017
HCJVIII 2015 A Show for All Seasons - March 26, 27, 28, 29, 2015
HCJVII 2013 Let the Good Times Roll - April 4, 5, 6, 7, 2013
HCJVI 2011 Spirit of the Kennebec - March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2011
HCJV 2009 Around the World in 80 Ways - March 26, 27, 28, 29, 2009
HCJIV 2007 Have Your Fun on Route One - April 12, 13, 14, 15, 2007
HCJIII 2005 Fools Follies - March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2005
HCJII 1999 The Magic of Music - March 18, 19, 20, 1999
HCJI 1997 Hot Chocolate Jubilee - March 20, 21, 22, 1997