THE LION IN WINTER
October 25- November 9, 2019
Directed by Richard Mancini
Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.
A GIFT FOR YOU AND ME
December 13-15, 2019
Written and Directed by Ginny Ruggieri
A Gift for You and Me is a heartwarming original story that celebrates all the joys of the season with music and dance. The story follows Tom, Alice, and their five children on a trip to New York City where they experience Times Square, enjoy a spectacular holiday show, and heal old wounds. This delightful family-friendly stage show is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Approximate running time: 1 hour
BLAKE RUBY AND QUINN REEDY
December 19, 2019
Come to the Wilton Playshop for a special evening of music with Blake Ruby and Wilton's own Quinn Reedy.
Quinn Reedy and Blake Ruby are Nashville based multi-instrumental artists who will perform their original music, an exciting jazz-themed blend of musical genres with inspirational lyrics that are personal and authentic. Blake has just released his new album "Space" and joined by album collaborator Quinn on lead guitar, they are currently on an East Coast Tour. Blake and Quinn are seniors at Belmont University in Nashville, where they have played at prominent venues for emerging artists including the Exit/In and The Basement.
ACOUSTIC DUETS AND MORE
February 8, 2020
Back by popular demand! Join us for an evening of acoustic music with a focus on duets. Acoustic Duets and More will feature talented local performers rocking some love themed songs. Produced by Donna Savage with musical direction by Andy Schlesinger, the show will be emceed by Gerry Lee.
Performance dates TBD
Directed by Karen Morello
Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.
The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”
JEKYLL & HYDE
Performance dates TBD
Directed by Todd Santa Maria
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.