The Wilton Playshop Announces its 76th Season and a Fundraising Partnership with Solude Coffee
The Wilton Playshop, Wilton’s community theater since 1937, has announced its 2012-13 season and a new fundraising partnership with Solude coffee.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella
The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar will have performances on February 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, March 1, 2, 2013. With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and directed by Don Bovingloh, The Drowsy Chaperone is both a riotous parody of 1920's screwball musical comedy and a heartfelt love letter to the musical genre as a whole. This Tony Award winning musical introduces us to the incomparable "Man In Chair", a musical theatre fanatic who takes us through the famed (and fictional) musical classic, The Drowsy Chaperone, complete with unforgettable characters, mistaken identities, dream sequences, gangsters, and spit takes, all revolving around a wacky wedding. With an instantly hummable score, high-flying choreography, and a one-of-a-kind host, we invite you to immerse yourself in the grand, glittery, and glorious world of The Drowsy Chaperone.
The final show of the season will be the romantic comedy Enchanted April by Matthew Barber, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim and directed by Carin Zakes. Feeling lost in their marriages and within the rapidly shifting social currents of post-WWI London, two unhappy middle-class housewives rent a villa in Italy for an impulsive holiday away from their everyday lives, reluctantly recruiting a pair of independent upper-class women to share the cost and experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four clash – and then begin to bloom – rediscovering themselves in ways that they never could have imagined. Performances will be on April 26, 27, 28, May 2, 3, 4, 2013.
Tickets at www.wiltonplayshop.org
New this year is a fundraising partnership with SOLUDE coffee as part of their “Coffee for Causes” program which underscores their commitment to local communities. After registering with the Playshop at http://www.soludecoffee.com/about-wiltonplayshop/ The Playshop will receive donate 25% of all coffee orders placed.