Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/20/2018

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INTO THE WOODS JR
EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
5/21-5/21/2018

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NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON ENCORE IN HD: MACBETH
The Ridgefield Playhouse
5/22-5/22/2018
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
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DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR
GREENWICH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
5/22-5/23/2018

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SEUSSICAL KIDS
The Complete Actor Studio
5/23-5/24/2018

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HAIRSPRAY
ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL
5/24-5/25/2018

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DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
RECTORY SCHOOL
5/23-5/26/2018

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
4/20-5/26/2018

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BOLSHOI BALLET ENCORE IN HD: THE FLAMES OF PARIS
The Ridgefield Playhouse
5/26-5/26/2018
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way… Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
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GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
MADISON LYRIC STAGE
5/18-5/26/2018

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IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
FARMINGTON VALLEY STAGE COMPANY
5/18-5/26/2018

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DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR
GLASTONBURY YOUTH SERVICES
5/1-6/1/2018

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
TheatreWorks New Milford, Inc
5/3-6/2/2018

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LOVE NEVER DIES
The Bushnell, Center for the Arts
5/29-6/3/2018
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, The Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world’s finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, The Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them…. Described by The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera,” Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession, and romance.
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Love Never Dies in Broadway LOVE NEVER DIES
Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts [Mortensen Hall]
5/29-6/3/2018
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daae. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them….
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LYING IN STATE
Newtown Town Players
5/18-6/9/2018
A host zany characters are looking for love, votes and the right casket in this madcap comedy about love, politics and things not being what they seem to be. This political farce centers on a late state senator who dies in a ridiculous gun accident, turning him into a national hero. The local political party leaders are strenuously looking for someone to fill his senate seat. His ex-wife is looking for a bugler to play at his funeral.
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You Are Here in Broadway YOU ARE HERE
Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
5/18-6/10/2018
July 20, 1969... a man walks on the moon... and Diana, a Chicago housewife, walks out of her comfortable suburban life. Suddenly alone in a fast-changing world, she finds a series of unexpected encounters can turn one small step into a giant, life-changing leap. This intimate, hilarious and heart-breaking, tour-de-force musical will leave you cheering for the resilience of the human spirit. May 18 – June 10 Wed 2 & 7:30, Thurs 7:30, Fri 8pm, Sat 3 & 8, Sun 2 & 6:30
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OKLAHOMA!
Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre
4/11-6/10/2018

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The Will Rogers Follies in Broadway THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
The Goodspeed
4/13-6/21/2018
Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines and never met a man he didn’t like. The rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved stage, screen and radio star bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. Family, fame and fate are center stage in Will’s rise from obscurity to stardom. Along the way he’s arm-in-arm with vivacious showgirls and a slew of cowboys. Curtain up on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that captures the American spirit at its up-tempo best. April 13 – June 21 Wed 2 & 7:30, Thurs 2* & 7:30, Fri 8pm, Sat 3 & 8, Sun 2 & 6:30* *select dates
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THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
Goodspeed Musicals
4/13-6/21/2018

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The Underpants in Broadway THE UNDERPANTS
Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
5/18-6/23/2018
A Hilarious Comedy by Steve Martin and Carl Sternheim Theo Maske has an unusual problem, his wife’s underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos, two infatuated men, a dapper poet and a whiny hypochondriac want to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them. In which the prospective lodgers now have some underlying surprises of their own.
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/20/2018 "INVISIBLE HAND"
TheaterWorks
5/24-6/23/2018
A thrilling new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater. Investment banker Nick Bright is being held for ransom in Pakistan. When he is challenged to use his skills as a trader to raise his ransom, we gain insight into the devastating ramifications of our individual actions. This suspenseful drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning Ayad Akhtar (DISGRACED) takes a chilling glimpse at global power, politics and how far we’ll go to save ourselves.
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