On Stage

On Stage




On Stage
By sally | April 23rd, 2015

* = Shows for children.

OPENING

Thoroughly Modern Millie presented by Bridgeport Theatre Company, weekends April 24-May 9, at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; res., info., 203-576-1636 or mycabaret.org

Town Players of New Canaan, Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 679 South Ave., Waveny Park, New Canaan; 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.

Town Players of Newtown: Fifth of Juy, April 24-May 16, Fri.-Sat., at 8, Sun., April 26 and May 3, 2 p.m.; tickets $22, $18; Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown; res., email [email protected] or 203-270-9144.

* Pantochino Productions Inc. at the Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford; pantochino.com: Cinderella Italiano!, a musical panto performance for families, Fri., April 24, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 25, 2 and 5:30 p.m., Sun., April 26, 2 p.m., Fri., May 1, at 7:30, Sun., May 3, at 2 p.m., and Sat., May 9, at 2 and 5:30 p.m.; all seats $18 online or $20 at the door, if avail.

A Living Documentary, a one-woman show by Cynthia Hopkins, April 24-May 10, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 3 and 8 p.m., Sun. at 3; tickets $38, $35/srs., $20/students; The Schoolhouse Theatre, 3 Owens Rd., Croton Falls, N.Y., schoolhousetheater.org or 914-277-8477.

THIS WEEKEND

* 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.

Carrie The Musical, Conservatory Theatre, April 24-26, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2; tickets $20, $25; White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y., wppac.com or 914-328-1600.

* 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.

* Notre Dame Drama Club: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Fri.-Sat., April 24-25, 7:30 p.m., matinee Sat., April 25, 2 p.m.; $5/children, $10/adults; Notre Dame High School, 24 Ricardo St., West Haven; 203-933-1673.

CONTINUING

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

Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave.,Westport; westportcommunitytheatre.com or 203-226-1983: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, April 10-26, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2, tickets $23, $21.

Hudson Stage Company at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre @ North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk, N.Y.; hudsonstage.com: Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, April 17-May 2, Fri.-Sat. at 8, 3 p.m. Sun. matinees on April 19 and 26 and Sat., May 2, 3 p.m.; tickets $35, $30.

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.

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, at the Melissa & Doug Theatre at the New MTC, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk; musictheatreofct.com or 203-454-3883: Little Shop of Horrors, April 17-May 3, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 4 and 8, Sun. at 2, tickets $30-$50.

* 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.

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.

Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove St., Shelton, centerstageshelton.org or 203-225-6079: Lend Me A Tenor, April 10-26, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2, and Thur., April 23, at 7; tickets $25 adults, $10 students.

Curtain Call Inc., at the Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford; curtaincallinc.com or 203-461-6358: Jesus Christ, Superstar, April 3-May 2, weekends, $32/adults, $24/srs., $6/students and children; Thrift Thursday, $22 all seats.

Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven; longwharf.org or 203-787-4282: Brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, March 25, April 19.

ADVANCE

Comedian Wanda Sykes, Fri., May 1, 8 p.m., tickets $110, $95;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford; theatreworks.us or 860350-6863: Souvenir, a comedy with music by Stephen Temperley, May 1-23; Fri.-Sat., at 8, Sun. at 2 on May 10 and 17; tickets $23, $18 students and military with ID.

Carriage House Arts Center, 390 Grumman Ave., Norwalk; res., carriagehouseartscenter.org: Auntie Mame, May 1-16, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2.

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.

Join the Conversation presented by WSHU Public Rado and RJ Julia bookstore: Mary Higgins Clark, Sun., May 3, 1:30 p.m., Sacred Heart University Commons, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield; $10/person; res., wshu.org.

A View from the Bridge, National Theatre Live in HD, Sat., May 5, 7 p.m., tickets $25, $15 students;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

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.

Women That Rock, Rock & Roll Couture fashion designer Lauren DiNardo, presenting “Keep It Badass,” Wed., May 6, 6:30 p.m. with an X-rated Fusion Liqueur tasting and cookies, show at 7:30; tickets $25 with all proceeds benefitting Help Our Military Heroes;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Join the Conversation presented by WSHU, with George Bodenheimer, former ESPN pres. and exec. chairman, interviewed by Bobby Valentine, Wed., May 6, 7 p.m., at Sacred Heart University Commons, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield; $10/person; wshu.org.

Harvey Presents: Martin Short with Paul Shaffer, Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m., tickets (incl. copy of I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short), $45/adults, $25/students; Harvey School, 260 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y.; harveyschool.org or 914-232-3161 x161.

Celebrities on Stage starring The Edwards Twins, impersonators of more than 100 celebrities, Fri., May 8, 8 p.m., Sat., May 9, 8 p.m., tickets $45/$35; The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury; thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.

The Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse), Sherman; shermanplayers.org or 860-354-3622: Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, May 8-17, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun., May 10 and 17, at 2; tickets $22/adults, $12/children 12 and under.

Square One Theatre Company at the Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main St., Stratford; squareonetheatre.com or 203-375-8778: The Winslow Boy, May 15-30, Fri.-Sat. at 8; Sun., May 17 and 24 at 2; Sat., May 30, at 4; tickets $20, $19/srs., students.

2nd Annual Voices of Poetry, Sat., May 16, 5 p.m., four award-winning poets (Michael Klein, Arthur Pfister, Kyle Potvin and Gail Thomas) and two musicians (Joseph Meo and Gene Pino); free adm., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield; ridgefieldlibrary.org or 203-438-2282.