CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
December 7-9, 2018
Directed by Jeffrey Spector
Choreography by Christine Titus
Based upon the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, this is a stage adaptation of the classic animated television special in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When his attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, Linus helps him learn the true meaning of Christmas.
GUYS AND DOLLS
April 26- May 11, 2019
Directed by Lynne Colatrella
Musical Direction by Zach Kampler
Choreography by Lauren Nicole Sherwood
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows,
Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.
Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck;
meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years.
Nathan turns to fellow gambler,
Sky Masterson, for the dough,
and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result.
Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Since 1937, the mission of The Wilton Playshop has been to further the performing arts by providing quality live theatre to the greater Wilton area, and by doing so, provide an educational and growing experience for all involved.
The Wilton Playshop is a volunteer organization with a governing Board of Directors. There are generally three major productions presented each year, special events are offered such as membership parties, youth productions, and casino and cabaret nights.
As a community-oriented endeavor, The Playshop is committed to developing new directors and playwrights as a means of preserving this important art form. Backstage involvement includes producing, directing, stage management, light and sound engineering, scenic design, properties, costumes, set construction, and a myriad of other jobs that constitute an energetic community theater. We encourage active participation and we always welcome new faces. No experience is necessary — only desire and interest!
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