- Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for A Christmas Carol by Christopher Schario, to be conducted Sunday and Monday, November 2-3, from 7 to 9 pm each night, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
This is a unique rendering of the Christmas classic by Charles Dickens that captures all of Dickens’ delightful language and spirit. It will be suitable for the whole family.
Gene Golaszewski of Brookfield will direct.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
For those too old for trick-or-treating who are looking for a fun night out, the wild, madcap farce Lend Me A Tenor opens October 31 at The Little Theatre.
Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. Saunders, the general manager, is ready to welcome famous tenor Tito “Il Stupendo” Merelli for a one night only engagement as Otello.
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre in 2015, the 80th anniversary year for the community theater company.
Potential directors are invited to submit up to three scripts for consideration by the theater’s play selection committee. Town Players puts on a variety of shows each season, from farce to period pieces to modern drama.
- Monday, September 8, 2014
Murder and mayhem prevail, in a hilarious family kind of way, with The Town Players current production of Charles Ludlam’s The Artificial Jungle, an outrageously campy romp through a quirky pet shop nestled in downtown Manhattan. Complete with an overbearing mom, neighborhood cop and conniving wife, this family makes good on the old adage of “the ties that bind, and gag.”
- Friday, August 29, 2014
Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig on Sunday, September 7, from 5 to 9 pm, and on Monday, September 8, from 7-9 pm.
In this fast-paced farce, two men are calling themselves “Il Stupendo” for a one-night only performance of Othello at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Get ready for a hilarious, unforgettable night at the opera.
Timothy Huebenthal of Southbury will direct.
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlam opens September 5 at The Little Theatre, home for Town Players of Newtown, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
- Friday, July 25, 2014
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).
- Saturday, July 19, 2014
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.
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
We are products of our choices. With Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet, The Town Players of Newtown tackles the question of art over fame and fortune for one young, contemplative TV star. In doing so, the Town Players current summer fare proves to be the perfect antidote to summer doldrums and a delightful evening of theatre.