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TheatreWorks New Milford to Present BELL, BOOK & CANDLE


On December 4, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the classic romantic comedy Bell, Book & Candle by John Van Druten.

Gillian Holroyd is a sensual, free spirited gal, restless in life and unlucky in love. She also happens to be a witch. When she learns that her handsome neighbor, Shep Henderson, is engaged to her old college rival, she uses every trick in the book to stop the wedding. But when, in the midst of her magical maneuvering, she finds herself falling for him, she's left with a difficult choice: fall in love or lose her powers. But perhaps love still has a trick or two up its own sleeve in this delectable and delightful romantic romp. Bell, Book & Candle was the inspiration for the classic film of the same name starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon.

The production features an outstanding cast of local actors: James Hipp (New Milford), Jeff Rossman (New Fairfield), and Jody Bayer, Jenny Schuck, and Matt Austin (all Danbury).

Bell, Book & Candle is under the direction of Joseph Russo of New Milford.
Bell, Book & Candle runs December 4,5 11,12,13 18,19,20 31 January 2 8,9. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on December 13, 20, and January 2. Tickets for all shows are $23 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID will be admitted for $18.

On New Year's Eve, December 31 at 8:00 p.m., there will be one gala fundraising performance with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks. Tickets for this event are $85.

On Thursday, December 3, Senior Citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company, named Best Community Theater in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. TheatreWorks is located at 5 Brookside Avenue , just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford , CT. Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford.

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