September 1, 2021–June 30, 2022
Our 31st Season
2021-2022 Season of Musicals and PlaysBuy Tickets
MOST EVENING PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted*
Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Doors open one half hour before performances in The Kweskin Theatre
Doors open one hour before performances in The Dressing Room Theatre
*Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz will have evening performances that begin at 7:30pm. Saturday & Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.
September 17 thru October 9
Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence in this Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL. 1776 is funny, insightful and compelling story-telling with a striking score. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. A terrific and fun history lesson for the whole family set to music!
CROSSING DELANCEY - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
October 1 thru 17
Come to New York's Lower East Side, visit with Izzy, and sit a spell with her Bubbie (grandmother) in this romantic comedy as Izzy yearns to trade her traditional Jewish upbringing for the slick glamour of Manhattan's literary scene. Learn from Bubbie's old-world wisdom as she encourages Izzy to find real happiness by choosing a nice pickle salesman from the neighborhood over a sophisticated author. Crossing Delancey feels suffused with female energy, putting women’s concerns first, and it’s simultaneously sharp and affectionate.
THE VIEWING ROOM - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
October 28 thru November 14
Saying good-bye to the dearly departed has never been so funny in this brand new comedy set in the viewing room of a Holyoke, MA funeral home. When an estranged son returns home after years away, you’ll be surprised by who gets the last word. The show centers around a stern patriarch who has recently passed away before he’s had a chance to make amends with his very dysfunctional family. The play – while loaded with laughs - is timeless due to its themes of reconciliation and family.
CINDERELLA - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
November 19 thru December 18 (Evening performances at 7:30pm)
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this romantic fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike. This is the revised version that recently played on Broadway.
A MERRY MULBERRY ST MUSICAL - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
December 8 thru 19
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Since its premiere in 2009, A Merry Mulberry Street Musical has played to sold-out crowds at nearly every performance each time it has played here (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018). For more than 80 years, audiences have laughed along with Stamford’s most-produced romantic comedy, Mulberry Street. Now, the same families are back for a heart-warming and riotous musical romp featuring a great book by Lou Ursone and a terrific score by Jeffrey Lodin and William Squier. Join the Morello and Baccolini families during the 1944 holiday season and watch what happens while the boys are overseas and an outcast sister-in-law comes back into their lives! Book early before we sell out again.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
January 9 thru 26
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
INTO THE WOODS - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
January 31 thru February 22
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
March 3 thru 13
Bernard has foolishly asked his mistress, Brigit, to his home on her birthday despite the fact his wife Jacqueline is present. He has also invited his oldest friend, Robert, and asks him to pretend Brigit is his mistress. Robert refuses, as he is having an affair with Jacqueline, but Bernard cunningly involves him anyway. By chance, a temporary maid engaged for the evening arrives when Jacqueline and Bernard are out, and her name is also Brigit. Robert mistakes her for Bernard's girlfriend. Frantic complications in which identities, plots, counter plots and bedrooms are exchanged with ever increasing confusion transpire until an unexpected ending makes everyone happy, including the maid, who has acquired a mink coat and lots of money. A long running success in London.
THE WIZARD OF OZ - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
April 1 thru 30 (Evening performances at 7:30pm)
One of the best-loved movie musicals of all time comes to life on The Kweskin Theatre stage. From the moment the Munchkins sing “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” you’ll be instantly transported to the magical land of Oz and all the great songs and characters you’ve known for years. Evening performances will be at the family friendly hour of 7:30pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees will be offered at 2:00pm.
THE LOBBY - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
May 5 thru 22
The Lobby is about Jimmy Burgess— an unassuming night doorman of a posh downtown loft-space and his old friend, Miles O’Riordan. Jimmy is stuck behind a desk watching life in the City pass him by, while, the incorrigible, ne’er do-well Miles is always looking for the next scheme to get ahead, often at Jimmy’s expense. In this modern day comedy-farce, Irish characters from all walks of life swing through the lobby’s revolving door, while the elevator doors open and close seemingly on Jimmy and his dreams. But, unbeknownst to this cast of characters, Jimmy has plans of his own. Oh, and guess whose mother is coming to town…
KINKY BOOTS - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
June 2 thru 25
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. The exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Kinky Boots will have you dancing in the aisles and discovering why, sometimes, the best way to fit in... is to stand out!