On Stage

On Stage




On Stage
By Sally Sanders | April 9th, 2015

* = Shows for children.

OPENING

Sherman Playhouse, George Orwell’s 1984, April 10-May 3, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. matinee April 19 and May 3 at 2 p.m.; 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse), Sherman; shermanplayers.org or 860-354-3622.

Troupers Light Opera Company: Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe, Sat., April 11 and 18, at 2:30 and 7:30; Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave.; trouperslightopera.org or 203-549-1864.

THIS WEEKEND

Creating Broadway: Master Class with Martin Charnin, Fri., April 10, 7 p.m.; tickets $20; White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y.; wppac.com or 914-328-1600.

* The Schoolhouse Theater, 2 Owens Rd., Croton Falls, N.Y.; 914-432-2697 or email [email protected]: BOOKMARKS: Step into Spectacular Story Adventures, presented with The Yellow Finch Project, Sat., April 11, at 10 a.m. and noon, tickets $20/child and parent, add’l tickets $10.

* National Theatre in HD: Treasure Island, new stage adaptation, suitable for children 10+ years, Sat., April 11,  noon; tickets $25, $20/srs., $15/students;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Miwa Matreyek, animator and multimedia artist, combining film and theater arts with live shadow play; Sat., April 11, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; silvermineart.org or 203-966-9700.

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court; westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177: 2015 Season Kick-Off Block Party, Sat., April 11, 4-7 p.m., free, with guided backstage tours, games and activities for all ages; food trucks.

The Schoolhouse Theater, 2 Owens Rd., Croton Falls, N.Y.; Beats Me, Lieutenant, new play by Arthur Gochman, Sat., April 11, at 8, tickets $10, res., info., 914-277-8477 or visit schoolhousetheater.org.

* Downtown Cabaret Children’s Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; mycabaret.org or 203-576-1636: Willy Wonka Jr., Sun., April 12-Sun., May 17, weekends, tickets $20.

Elm Shakespeare Company Play Reading Circle of Much Ado About Nothing, Sun., April 12, 2-6 p.m., Trinity Bar and Restaurant, 157 Orange St., New Haven; $5 donation suggested; res. to [email protected]

* The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things, Sun., April 12, 3 p.m.; tickets $15/adults, $10/children;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

CONTINUING

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St., New Haven; yalerep.org or 203-432-1234: The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, March 20-April 11; tickets $20-$99.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane; ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org; $24 gen. adm., $20/srs., students: Oblivion by Carly Mensch, March 13-April 11, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2; no shows Easter weekend.

ADVANCE

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court; westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177: Script in Hand Playreading Painting Churches by Tina Howe, Mon., April 13, 7 p.m., $20.

WCSU Dept. of Theatre Arts: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, at 7 p.m., Wed.-Thur., April 15-16, 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., April 17-18 and 24-25, and 2 p.m. Sun., April 19 and 26; Studio Theatre of the visual and Performing Arts Center, Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; 203-837-TIXX or wcsu.edu/tickets

National Theatre Live in HD: The Hard Problem, Thur., April 16, 2 p.m. live, 7 p.m. encore; tickets $25;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Long Wharf Theatre Spoken Word Festival for Students, Fri., April 17, 7 p.m., on Stage II at Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven;  free; longwharf.org

Carriage House Arts Center: The Vagina Monologues, Fri.-Sat., April 17-18, at 8, and Sun., April 19 at 4; 390 Grumman Ave., Norwalk; res., carriagehouseartscenter.org.

Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, Fri., April 17, 8 p.m., Westchester County Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y.; ticketmaster.com or 914-995-4050.

Small Town Theatre Company: Orphans, staged readings Fri.-Sat., April 17-18, at 8 at the Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah, N.Y., and Thur., April 23, and Sat., April 25, at 8, at the Hergenhan Center, 40 Maple Ave., Armonk, N.Y.; gen. adm. $15; res., smalltowntheatre.com.

Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven; longwharf.org or 203-787-4282: Contemporary American Voices Festival, weekend of new play readings, Sat.-Sun., April 18-19, free tickets, by res.

Assisted Living: The Musical, Sat., April 18, 7 p.m., tickets $30; The Palace Danbury, 165 Main Street; thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.

The Schoolhouse Theater, 2 Owens Rd., Croton Falls, N.Y.;  914-277-8477 or schoolhousetheater.org: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown by the Actors’ Studio Theater, Sat., April 18, 7 p.m., Sun., April 19, 2 p.m., for tickets, email [email protected]

Try to Remember IV, featuring professional actors and singers from Fairfield County, Sun., April 19, 2 p.m., tickets $20 in adv., $25/door; Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave.; res., 203-341-5099.

An Evening with Charles Grodin, Tues., April 21, 7:30 p.m., tickets $55, $35, $25;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Guys & Dolls presented by Bridgeport Theatre Company, April 23-May 29, at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; res., info., 203-576-1636 or mycabaret.org

*Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure, Fri., April 24, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., tickets $35, $25, $15;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

Town Players of New Canaan, Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 679 South Ave., Waveny Park, New Cnaan; tpnc.org or 203-966-7371: Olympus on My Mind, book and lyrics by Barry Harman, music by Grant Sturiale, April 24-May 9, Fri.-Sat., 8, Sun., 2:30; tickets $25/$20.

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St., New Haven; yalerep.org or 203-432-1234: Elevada by Sheila Callaghan, Yale Rep-commisioned play, April 24-May 16; tickets $20-$98.

* Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with Peter Gros, Sat., April 25, at 5 and 7:30 p.m.; rec. for ages 4 and up, tickets $25;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Jay Leno, for the Palace Theatre’s Annual Gala, Sat., May 2, 8 p.m., tickets $165 to $65;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

Westport Country Playhouse, 2015 Season; 25 Powers Court, westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177: The Liar by David Ives, May 5-23; And A Nightingale Sang by D.P. Taylor, June 9-27; Love and Money by A.R. Gurney, July 21-Aug. 8; Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn, Aug. 25-Sept. 12; Broken Glass by Arthur Miller, Oct. 6-24.