October 20, 2018–June 15, 2019
Our 28th Season
Comedy Nights, Concerts and Murder Mysteries
Each season we present several One Night Events like Interactive Murder Mysteries, Concert Performances, Comedy Nights and more. This listing will be updated regularly throughout the season. Currently scheduled for the 2018-2019 Season:
Motts Pelazza: Comedy Nights:
with Joe Starr : June 14 & 15
Dressing Room Theatre | Stamford’s own funny man Michael “Motts” Pelazza shares his brand of observational and improvisational insanity in 2 nights of absolutely side-splitting comedy. (As with most comedy nights, humor tends to adult material and may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Joe is currently known for his role as Enzo in the CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait.” When Joe Starr headlines nightclubs, casinos and theaters across America and Canada, he brings with him over twenty years of experience and a healthy respect for show biz history. The Grandson of a Vaudeville performer, Joe’s natural comedic abilities were recognized early by many of the country’s leading stand-up comedians who immediately embraced him. He has gone on to work with a host of comedic luminaries such as Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Pat Cooper, Soupy Sales and Jeff Dunham. His Stand-Up has been featured in the New York City Underground Comedy Festival, SiTV’s Latino Laugh Festival, and the Amsterdam Comedy Festival. He is a favorite at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, having been invited to perform there an unprecedented 5 years in a row, as well as appearing on the JFL National Tour. Starr's Stand-Up combine’s storytelling and jokes with precise physical humor, infused with modern sensibilities. It's a winning formula that has been featured on such diverse showcases as "Premium Blend" on Comedy Central and "Comedy Factory"; on Dutch television's Nederland 1.
Acting was a natural progression for Joe and in 2006, he appeared in the opening scene for the powerful film “World Trade Center”, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Nicholas Cage, from Paramount Pictures. In 2007, Joe starred opposite Christopher McDonald in the television mini-series “The Bronx is
Burning” the story of the ’77 Yankees, produced by ESPN Original Entertainment. In 2008, Joe taped several recurring appearances on Comedy Central’s “Important Things with Demetri Martin”, airing in 2009. In February of 2009, Joe finished his work as Barnaby in Steven Spielberg’s feature film: “The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn”. Joe also appeared in the comedy blockbuster: “Date Night” starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. In 2010, he landed a guest-starring role on the Starz’ Network original series: “Gravity”. Recently, Joe starred in a student film “Maid of Honor.” Joe appears regularly at some of the nation’s top comedy clubs including: The Improv, The Funny Bone, Zanies and Catch A Rising Star. Joe has also been heard on “The Bob & Tom Show”, a nationally syndicated radio show.
"As a Comedian my list of influences starts with Chaplin and ends when television went to color,"says Starr. "As an Actor I am deeply affected by the work of great American filmmakers. I'm proud that, in a world of fads and flavors of the month, fans tell me that my Stand-up reminds them a bit of Lou Costello or Jack Benny or Jackie Gleason; or when they say my acting is reminiscent of Rod Steiger or Gene Hackman. It's intentional." Joe Starr's instantly recognizable face and a style that melds old and new make him at once singular, uncommon, familiar and unique. It's intentional.
Frank Mastrone: Back to Broadway
3/16/19 | Kweskin Theatre | 8:00 PM
Back by popular demand! Frank Mastrone explores
the works of composers Sondheim and Gershwin,
familiar songs from Broadway, and the best of
today’s hits, all pulled together with musical theatre
history, “show-biz” stories and personal reflections.
Click here to see some of Frank's performance clips!
Our popular interactive “whodunits” take place at
8 PM throughout The Dressing Room Theatre. Meet
the characters, witness the murder, question the
suspects and then, solve the mystery. Winners
receive tickets to an upcoming show of their choice.
Maid for Murder: 10/20/18 | The search is on for a
kidnapped housekeeper who may hold the key to her employer’s murder.
Dead Quiet on the Set: 4/13/19 | Be careful when
the director yells cut – it might mean the end of someone near you.
Michael Jovovich: Standard Time
10/27/18 | Dressing Room Theatre | 8 PM
Michael Jovovich performs classic
songs from the American Songbook
that will bring you down memory lane
including: “In Apple Blossom Time,”
“Caldonia,” and “Mammy/Rock-a-Bye Your Baby”!
Plus guest artists Dr. Joe Utterback, Donna Martire and Ella Norwitt.