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  • Town Players To Go ‘Fully Committed’

    Town Players of Newtown will continue its summer of laughs with a special production of Fully Committed by Becky Mode, who has created a show for those who love the hilarity of fast-paced farces.

    Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an “in between gigs” actor who takes reservations at Manhattan’s hottest restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics — a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their quest to land a prime reservation (or the right table).

  • Director And Actor Celebrate Two Decades Of Collaboration

    I Hate Hamlet, the current production by Town Players of Newtown at The Little Theatre, is the 20th full-length play at the Orchard Hill Road theater in which director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has had the pleasure of directing actor Rob Pawlikowski.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    If you’re reading this column, I know you are a supporter of the printed word. Need I remind you that one of New England’s largest book sales gets underway this Saturday, July 12, right here in town? Friends of the C.H. Booth Library presents the 39th Annual Book Sale at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, beginning at 9 am. The real fun begins at 7 am, though, when numbered admission tickets go on sale at the door, for $5 each.

  • Top of The Mountain

    Photo bombs continue to be a very popular trend, and this week I spotted one of my own doing just that. When one of our Bee photographers was out collecting Bee’s Buck photos last week, she didn’t realize that while she was trying to sneakily take a photo for this week’s challenge photo, the photographer herself was also being watched.

  • Theater Review: ‘Menagerie’ An Excellent Season Opener For Town Players

    Every now and then the Town Players of Newtown mount a production that is as fine as any regional theater in the area, and as good as any of the professional companies in Hartford or New Haven. Such is the case with their current production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, which has been chosen to open the 2014 season at The Little Theatre. 

  • Theater Review: Remarkable Performances In ‘A Picasso’ By Town Players

    Rob Pawlikowski and Marguerite Foster are both well known veterans of area stages including Town Players of Newtown’s Little Theater, but in the current production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso, director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has gotten remarkable performances from the pair of them.

  • Auditions For ‘Tom, Dick And Harry,’ July 15-16 For Town Players

    Town Players of Newtown will host auditions for Tom, Dick And Harry, by masters of British farce, Ray and Michael Cooney, on Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16. Auditions will run from 7:30 to 9 pm each night.

    In this sidesplitting story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. Brothers Dick and Harry are anxious to help make a good impression on the agency representative who has arrived to check on the home and lifestyle of the prospective parents.

  • Auditions for "The Little Dog Laughed"

    Auditions for The Little Dog Laughed, 7:30-9:30 pm, The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road, open auditions for Douglas Carter Beane’s play, director David Bass has openings for two men and two women (cast breakdowns online), auditions

  • Town Players To Host Auditions For "Little Dog Laughed"

    Town Players of Newtown will host auditions for Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed on Sunday and Monday, March 10-11.

    In this scathingly funny, of-the-moment show that was originally produced off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater, actor Mitchell becomes involved in a physical relationship with hustler Alex. As a result, Diane, his acerbic agent, worries that Mitchell’s “slight recurring case of homosexuality” will put the kibosh on his career permanently.