- Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9:13 am
SHERMAN — The Sherman Players swung for the rafters, scoring huge with their raucous and racy (is there any other kind?) rendition of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Under the wickedly creative direction of Francis A. Daley this musical is nostalgic, evil and perverse, all while being incredibly entertaining. It is the perfect Halloween treat for any adult with a sense of humor.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:07 am
SHERMAN — An “oldie but a goodie” read the invitation to view and review The Sherman Players current production of Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring. This rendition, which opened July 10, is definitely more goodie than oldie. It is as light as a feather and as dark as a rabbit hole, while all the while incredibly funny.
- Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:34 am
Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Bus Stop by William Inge, to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, 7-9 pm each night.
A busload of passengers from Kansas City seek shelter at a roadside diner during a snowstorm, finding respite from the storm as well as friendship and romance.
Auditions will take place at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road. Brian DeToma of Danbury will direct.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:26 am
SHERMAN — Orwellian London in 1984 is a dark, disturbing and dangerous place. Its essence is captured in Sherman Playhouse’s current production of George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr and William A. Miles, Jr. This dramatic, expository piece was immaculately directed by Kevin Sosbe.
- Friday, December 12, 2014
SHERMAN — On a very cold, rainy and dark Saturday night last weekend, comfort and warmth for the weary holiday soul was being served up at Sherman Playhouse by way of a heartwarming production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted by Philip Grecian. The movie is one of my all-time favorites, so I was excited to see the words played out as a live radio broadcast. I was not disappointed.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
SHERMAN — Stella Gordon vehemently believes that a house divided cannot stand. She ferociously protects her domain while her recalcitrant family dukes it out to get what they think they have coming to them. Thus is the premise of Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, now being presented by The Sherman Players.
- Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A befuddled and loving dad, H.C. Curry (Jeff Rossman, left) is the figurehead of a family trying to find love and companionship during a personal and environmental dry spell in The Rainmaker. His two sons, Noah (William H. Greenridge IV, second from right) and Jimmy (Thomas Ovitt, right), like their father, want to a mate for their adored yet “plain” sister Lizzie (Stacy-Lee Frome), who is on the brink of being an old maid. Performances by The Sherman Players continue weekends, plus one Thursday night, until August 10.
- Friday, May 2, 2014
SHERMAN — Philip King’s See How They Run, written in the 1940s, was considered a farce because its plot requires the frequent use of four doors, a chest, and mistaken identities.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
SHERMAN — For the third year in a row, The Sherman Players are presenting a “Christmas Panto” — something that is traditional in Britain, and hopefully will become a tradition here as well, since the two that I’ve seen (last year’s Cinderella, and this year’s Aladdin) — are rollicking good fun, designed to entertain young children, but delightful fun for grownups as well.
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
SHERMAN — In the post World War II decades when France was the epicenter of revolutionary fervor — cultural, political, moral and philosophical — the Theater of the Absurd was born.