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Chelsea Cylinder is a Philadelphia-based actress, singer, teaching artist, producer, and Equity Membership Candidate. Chelsea grew up loving classic Hollywood films and Broadway shows. She first started performing at ten years old when she was cast as the youngest Von Trapp child (Gretl) in The Sound Of Music. Since then, she has fallen completely in love with the thrill of performing and has acted in all different types of shows, ranging from golden age and rock musicals to straight and absurdist comedies to light operettas and heavy dramas. 

Chelsea holds a B.A. with Honors from the University Of Pennsylvania. She is also a Teaching Artist and has taught children ages 3-13 throughout the Philadelphia area, including at the Walnut Street Theatre and Theatre Horizon. Chelsea loves helping her students discover the world of theatre and explore their passions for performing. Her students are constant sources of joy for her.

Please feel free to take a look at any photos, video reels, or resumes. She would love to hear from you.

Pier Players Theatre Company

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Chelsea is the Founder and Director of Pier Players Theatre Company, a Philadelphia-based company dedicated to supporting the Philadelphia community's new works and new visions for pre-exisiting pieces.

So far, Pier Players has produced the Philadelphia premiere of the murder mystery comedy Larry's Late Show, a completely original children's theatre production, and the world premiere fo the SciFi comedy Mars Doesn't Want Us.

To see what Chelsea and the Pier Players team have been up to, visit us on Instagram @pierplayers or on Facebook at Pier Players Theatre Company, or check out our LinkTree page at

The next Pier Players production is the world premiere of the musical comedy The Angry Grammarian
. Read more below! 

Pier Players Presents:

The Angry Grammarian: A New Musical


Pier Players Theatre Company is so excited to present the world premiere of The Angry Grammarian, a new musical romantic comedy about 2 grammar-obsessed individuals.

Chelsea is producing the show and is also performing in it. The show is written by Jeffrey Barg and David Lee White and is inspired by Jeffrey's column in The Philadelphia Inquirer called "The Angry Grammarian."

The show will be produced at Theatre Exile in South Philadelphia and will run March 7th-16th. More details coming soon! Visit our Instagram, Facebook, or LinkTree page for updates!


Larry's Late Show


Larry's Late Show by Richard Mover, the murder mystery comedy that Pier Players has popularized around Philadelphia, has been transformed into a night of dinner theatre suitable for any restaurant type!

After the initial Fringe Festival production in September 2022, the show was picked up by Scarpetta Restaurant in the Rittenhouse Hotel and was remounted in this new interactive dinner theatre format. After every Scarpetta performance sold out, Chelsea and her team decided to take the show to other restaurants and private events!

Interested in having Larry's Late Show at your restaurant, birthday celebration, holiday party, or other private event? Click here to inquire today!

Read about the Scarpetta production below:

Larry's Late Show in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Click on an image to read about the Philadelphia premiere of the murder mystery comedy that Chelsea produced and performed in!

Some More About Chelsea

"Latkes, Gelt, And Menorahs" a Hanukkah-themed parody of "Love Is An Open Door" that Chelsea co-wrote and performed
A cut of "Suddenly Seymour" from Little Shop Of Horrors (recorded for an audition self-tape)
A virtual Parent & Me lesson that Chelsea taught for Theatre Horizon's "Horizon At Home" Program

Crossover: A New Pop Musical

Click on an image to read about the original musical that Chelsea co-produced and performed in!
Watch some clips from the show below!
"Fourth of July"
Original World Premiere Trailer
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