BWW: Top Picks for November/December 2017
By Lauren Yarger
The year might be winding to a finish, but offerings on Connecticut stages show no signs of slowing down in terms of dramatic impact. Catch some great productions - too many to just list a few Top Picks for November and December -- this holiday season:
MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
Through Nov. 19; musictheatreofct.com
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Live Radio Play follows Dec. 1-20; musictheatreofct.com
Through Nov. 12; hartfordstage.org
Meanwhile, Michael Preston steps into the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge in the 2oth anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, running Nov. 24-Dec. 30.
Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of NATIVE SON, Richard Wright's novel about oppression, freedom and justice, takes us to Chicago's South Side in the 1930s.
Nov. 24-Dec. 16; yalerep.org
Through Dec 10; goodspeed.org
Murder and slapstick take center stage in a mystery comedy set in Connecticut's Gillette Castle in Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot.
Through Nov. 19; ivorytonplayhouse.org
Through Nov. 19; westportplayhouse.org
PLAYHOUSE ON PARK
Through Nov. 19; playhouseonpark.org
SEVEN ANGELS THEATER
Extended through Nov. 26; sevenangelstheatre.org
The Bushnell presents a triple threat of sorts:
- A return of A Christmas Story, the Musical Nov. 24-26
- A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Dec. 1-3
- and a stop of the tour of the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE Dec. 5-10; bushnell.org
THE PALACE THEATER
The much-anticipated stop of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA appears in Waterbury.
Nov. 15-26; palacetheaterct.org
Late 18th-Century Australia is the setting for the historical drama OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD.
Nov. 30-Dec.10; crt.uconn.edu
Nov. 22-Dec. 17; longwharf.org
Childhood friends from Christmas cartoon classics are all grown up now and get another run in TheaterWorks' zany CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS This year's production features a new story.
Nov. 28-Dec. 23; theaterworkshartford.org