Wednesday, 23 April 2014
 
 
Our 23rd Season
Kweskin Theatre
September 2013 - June 2014

Each season we present full-scale productions of great plays and musicals (often times newer works and/or original material) in addition to concerts, comedy nights, interactive murder mysteries, concert readings of new musicals and much more! See what we have on tap this year and you'll see that a five, seven or ten-ticket FLEX PASS will help keep you entertained throughout the year!

 



 
 
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Kweskin Theatre
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27 May 1, 2, 3 - 2014

Directed by Kari Sweeney
Music Direction by Dan Gibson
Choreography by Julia Maggiola

Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30
Sunday afternoons at 2:00
Saturday matinees at 2:00 on April 12, 19, 26 and May 3



 Our production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will be an enchanting adaptation of the perennial MGM classic, totally reimagined for the stage. Containing all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning movie score, it features all your favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way. Click your heels
together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and Toto, as they venture through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Boo and hiss at the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the story we all grew up with in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

THE CAST
Dorothy Grace Cashman
Uncle Henry/Ozian Jim Hisey
Auntie Em/Glinda Natasha Fenster
Ms Gulch/Witch Jacquie Carlsen
Scarecrow Kevin Thompson
Tin Man Jeff Bianco
Lion Rob Nichols
Professor Marvel/Wizard Steve Benko
Male Trio/Crow/Ozian/Dancer Sean Tyler Allen
Male Trio/Niko Joe Caputo
Male Trio/Guard  Scott Ferrara
Female Trio Kaylin Weller
Female Trio Grace DeLoe
Female Trio Daniela Sawyer
Head Winkie/Ensemble Daniel Feldman
Ensemble Michael Kraus
Ensemble Tommy DeSalvo
Ensemble Rachel Kadlick
Ensemble Zoe Smith
Ensemble Kristina Mitchell
Ensemble Alyssa Morrin
Ensemble Beth Jackson
Ensemble Katie Huffert
Munchkin Lola Duhov
Munchkin Lauren Mickley
Munchkin Mia Secko
Munchkin Lila Robotti
Munchkin Kathryn Priscott
Munchkin Elizabeth Riordan
Munchkin Emma Valerio
Munchkin Nora Watson
Munchkin Nicole Tehrani
Munchkin Kristina Delelle
Munchkin Nina Paolini-Rota
Munchkin Sarah Kadlick
Munchkin Lindsay Martin
Munchkin Jack Smalls
Munchkin Sabina Farley
Munchkin Madeline Galgano
Munchkin Emmy Brennan
Munchkin Eli Brennan
Munchkin Colleen Cassidy
Munchkin Evelyn Sload
Munchkin Caitlin Reynolds



 
 
GYPSY
Kweskin Theatre
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 - 2014

Directed and Choreographed by Tom Coppola
Music Direction by Greg Chrzczon

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm
Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. The award-winning score of Jule Styne's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You'll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything's Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business. An American musical comedy masterpiece!!!

 



 
 
Comedy Nights
Dressing Room Theatre
December 6 & 7, 2013 - June 6 & 7, 2014

Motts Pelazza Comedy Nights
December  6 & 7, 2013, 8:00pm
June 6 & 74, 2014, 8:00pm
The Dressing Room Theatre

Stamford’s own funny man “Motts” Palazza shares his brand of observational and improvisational insanity in 4 nights of absolutely side-splitting comedy. He’ll leave you breathless and crying - with laughter. Not one to miss.



 
 
Fairfield County Giving Day
Other
MARCH 7, 2014

Curtain Call, Stamford's longest-running and only year-round, nonprofit producing theatre, is in the running for a $25,000 prize! I know many of you will be supporting various other nonprofits in this endeavor, but if you can help us with a minimum $10.00 tax-deductible contribution, that would be AWESOME!

We provide programming by and for the community in our two theatres at The Sterling Farms Complex on Newfield Avenue, Stamford. This year we will have have 158 performances over 40 weekends, with some kind of activity of the property 342 days. Fundraising for all of this is always the most challenging.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Go online to 
www.fcgives.org between 12:01AM and 11:59PM, March 7 and make your contribution(s). It's that simple. Just be sure to write in CURTAIN CALL as your charity of choice. Of course contributions of greater amounts will always be appreciated and accepted. And you can also contribute multiple times throughout the day. Write to me for details: Lou@curtaincallinc.com



(Golde, I know we're poor, but come on,
just ten bucks to Curtain Call won't kill us.)

Most importantly, the domino effect can help us win this. Please ask your extended family and friends to help as well.

While we are competing with many other Fairfield County nonprofits, we have always shown to be a small but mighty engine and I truly believe we can win this.

Please help spread the word. Remember, it's only during the 24 hour period, 12:01am to 11:59pm, March 7.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

MOST SINCERELY, 
Lou Ursone

 



 
 
Concerts
Other
September 21, 2013 - February 15, 2014 - March 15 & 16, 2014

Frank Mastrone: The Singers Song Book
The
Kweskin Theatre
March 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
March 16, 2014 - 2:00pm

Broadway veteran Frank Mastrone returns with another special evening of songs and stories as only he can deliver them. Featuring music popularized by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, and many more, he will also be joined by acclaimed musical director Frank Spitznagel to share some of the theatre’s best musical moments... and intimate stories of his life upon the stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singer MICHAEL JOVOVICH: Standard Time
February 15, 2014
The Dressing Room Theatre, 8:00 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Michael Jovovich performs standards from the American Songbook with local musicians Dr. Joe Utterback (piano), Tony LaVorgna (sax/clarinet), Nick Macri (bass) and Brian Coralian (drums). "In Apple Blossom Time", "Caldonia", "Route 66", "Mammy/Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" are some of the classic songs that will bring you down memory lane! For more information please visit http://www.michaeljovovich.com/.

 



 
 
MUSICAL MONDAYS
Kweskin Theatre
November 18, 2013 - February 17, 2014 - April 21, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAYS - Concert readings of new musicals
All performances are at 7:30pm in The Kweskin Theatre - General admission seating - and include a post-show champagne reception with the cast and creative team.

All seats $15. / See all three for $25.

Monday, November 18, 2013 – COOKIES
Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael Shapiro and David Christensen
Katie wants to be the best at everything, including selling the most cookies for her scout troop. But, her friends use unorthodox techniques to sell their cookies and Katie has to choose between being on top and doing the right thing.

Monday, February 17, 2014 – THE AMERICAN HARMONY PRIZEThis season, the AHP spotlights a new musical that celebrates the Hispanic American experience. Sponsored by STAMFORD GIVES BACK

Monday, April 21, 2014 – THE GINGERBREAD PIMP Book and Lyrics by Molly Reynolds; Music by Will Collyer
Aspiring actress Coco has found her perfect match in romantic leading man Charlie. But, then things take an unexpected turn. A wry, unflinching look at emotional abuse. Mature language and themes.



 
 
INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERIES
Dressing Room Theatre
September 28, 2013 - November 16, 2013 - February 21 & 22, 2014
Party To Murder  September 28, 2013 It's Amanda Marcum's birthday party and you're invited. Poor old girls just hasn't been the same since her stroke. Her family and friends are on hand to celebrate what may be her last birthday...and will nearby to read her will if needed.
Sigma Delta Die  November 16, 2013 Poor Mrs. Berkowitz has mourned the untimely death of her son Lloyd for nearly 40 years. She has never believed it was suicide.
Join her at the SIGMA DELTA PHI fraternity reunion as she tries to find answers. The doo-wop trio (formerly quartet) will be singing a different tune!
Ghost of a Chance  February 21 & 22, 2014 The late Casper Middleton was a wealthy and well-loved man, so why was he murdered? Or was he? Noted psychic Madamme Renee Duchamp has been brought in to hold a séance to find out what really happened.


 
 
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Dressing Room Theatre
November 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 December 1 - 2013

Directed by Rich Mancini
Produced in conjunction with Eastbound Theatre at the Milford rts Center.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm
Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm
Doors open one hour prior to show time for BYOEverything format.
Cabaret-style seating.

Join us for Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comic masterpiece, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU! At first the Sycamores seem crazy, but it’s not long before you realize that if they are crazy, then the rest of the world is crazier. A an amazing collection of characters brings laugh upon laugh from the team that wrote for The Marx Brothers. Great, light-hearted fun for all ages. YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU is considered a template for most modern television sitcoms, and is about the clash of two temperamentally — emphasis on “mentally” — opposed families who meet when their children fall in love.  



 
 
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Dressing Room Theatre
October 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 November 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 - 2013

Directed by Will Jeffries
Written by Tennessee Williams

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm
Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm
Doors open one hour prior to show time for BYOEverything format.
Cabaret-style seating.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is a tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest of American theatre. The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject - so far as possible—the
realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with
whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young
husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic
self-
delusion and, in the end, to madness. Presented in the intimacy of The Dressing Room Theatre, this  Tennessee  Williams classic is not to be missed.

With Alexandra Burke, Linda Moran Branch, Warren Chao, Eric Dino, Annalisa DiNucci, Jason Howard, Bennett Leeds, Michael Limone, Manny Lieberman, Christina Richardson and Marcy Mattison-Vega.

 




 
 
Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Kweskin Theatre
September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 October 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 - 2013

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Now extended through October 12

Sponsored by SOLUDE COFFEE


Directed by George Croom
Music Direction by Michael Andrew Cooney
Choreography by Kari Sweeney

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm
Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? This Tony Award-winning musical comedy is not just for  Python fans - it’s a Broadway musical comedy that definitely does not take itself seriously. Loaded with laughs and hummable songs! The funniest new show since THE PRODUCERS! Don’t miss the area premiere.

 
King Arthur & his Knights of the Round Table.
(Joe Efferen, Richard Cummings, Brian Meltzer, Brian Maher, Matt Martin)


The Lacy of the Lake & King Arthur
(Kelli Butler & Brian Maher)



 
 
INTO THE WOODS
Kweskin Theatre
August 8, 9, 10, 15, 17 - 2013

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

 

Director/Music Director: George H. Croom

Associate Music Director: Chris Piro

 

August  8, 9, 10, 15, 17 - EVENING PERFORMANCES AT 7:30PM
Saturday matinee, August 10 at 2:00pm 

 

CAST (in order of appearance)

NARRATOR                                     Hale McSharry

CINDERELLA                                    Rebecca Borowik

JACK                                                Matthew Sperrazza

BAKER                                             Max Helfand

BAKER’S WIFE                                 Caroline Lellouche

STEPMOTHER                                  Savannah Belle Miller

FLORINDA                                        Talia Robinson

LUCINDA                                          Ashley Snow

JACK’S MOTHER                              Bene Cordaro

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD              Krystina Lyons

WITCH                                            Madison Coppola

CINDERELLA’S FATHER                   Douglas Phipps

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER                 Zoe DePreta

MYSTERIOUS MAN                          Christopher Dehn

WOLF                                              Andrew  Restieri

RAPUNZEL                                       Katherine Breen

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE                       Brendan George

GRANNY                                          Zoe DePreta

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE                    Will Strong

STEWARD                                        Sam Strizver

GIANT                                             Monica Harrington

SNOW WHITE                                 Monica Harrington

SLEEPING BEAUTY                          Maggie Carucci



 
 
Alice in Wonderland
Kweskin Theatre
August ,14, 16, 17 & 18 2013

Disney’s Alice

in Wonderland, Jr.

Book adapted and additional lyrics by David Simpatico

Music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics

by Bryan Louiselle (Based on the 1951 Disney film)

 

Director/Choreographer: Christy McIntosh-Newsom

Music Director: Shanna Renzi

 

August 14 & 16 - Evening performances at 7:30pm
August 17 & 18 - matinee performances at 2:00pm

 

CAST (in order of appearance)

ALICE                                Julia Morin

MATHILDA                        Juliet Royster*

CHESHIRE CAT #1             Katie Priscott

CHESHIRE CAT #2             Colleen Cassidy

CHESHIRE CAT #3             Mackenzie Grace McAlarney

WHITE RABBIT                  Talia Shapiro

DOORKNOB                      Cara Grasso*

SMALL ALICE                     Anna Morin

TALL ALICE                        Kennison Harmon

DODO                               Meredith Di Giacomo

TWEEDLE DEE                   Max DeLuca

TWEEDLE DUM                 Dante Joseph Stella

ROSE                                 Justin Tarzia

PETUNIA                           Mary Cate Carlo

LILY                                   Abigail Agabs

VIOLET                              Camilla Montoya

DAISY                                Emily Di Giacomo

CATERPILLAR                    Victoria Iparraguirre

MAD HATTER                    Samuel White

MARCH HARE                   Sara Rohan

QUEEN OF HEARTS           Jacqueline Quinn

KING OF HEARTS               Justin Royster

ROYAL CARDSMEN           Sara Grant*, Grace McEvoy*

 

*will also appear as ensemble in other scenes.

 

CHORUS/ENSEMBLE (KIDS IN PARK, ROCK LOBSTERS, TALKING FISH, ROYAL CARDSMEN, UNBIRTHDAY PARTIERS, ETC.):      

                             Alexandra Bodnar

                             Caroline Eagleton

                             Sarah Hammond

                             Lucy Hart

                             Rachel Kadlick

                             Elizabeth Kelley

                             Lexi Meek

                             Hannah Nekritz                                

                             Abby Sottile



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our 23rd Season
September 2013 - June 2014
THE WIZARD OF OZ
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27 May 1, 2, 3 - 2014
GYPSY
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 - 2014
Comedy Nights
December 6 & 7, 2013 - June 6 & 7, 2014
Fairfield County Giving Day
MARCH 7, 2014
Concerts
September 21, 2013 - February 15, 2014 - March 15 & 16, 2014
MUSICAL MONDAYS
November 18, 2013 - February 17, 2014 - April 21, 2014
INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERIES
September 28, 2013 - November 16, 2013 - February 21 & 22, 2014
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
November 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 December 1 - 2013
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
October 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 November 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 - 2013
Monty Python's SPAMALOT
September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 October 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 - 2013
INTO THE WOODS
August 8, 9, 10, 15, 17 - 2013
Alice in Wonderland
August ,14, 16, 17 & 18 2013
 
 
 
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