Thursday, 18 December 2014
 
 
Our 2014-2015 Season of plays and musicals
Other
July 2014 thru June 2015


Each season we present full-scale productions of great plays and musicals (often times newer works and/or original material) in addition to concerts, comedy nights, interactive murder mysteries, concert readings of new musicals and much more! See what we have on tap this year and you'll see that a five, seven or ten-ticket FLEX PASS will help keep you entertained throughout the year!



 
 
Beau Jest
Dressing Room Theatre
Jauary 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25
Directed by Julie Bell Petrak

 

Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Kringle. She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor and they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and, over the heated
protests of Chris, employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date to be Dr. Steinberg. Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and Sarah's parents are enraptured. Soon, even Sarah falls for Bob.



 
 
INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERIES
Dressing Room Theatre
2014 -15 SEASON DATES

Presented by Steppin' Out Entertainment/Partners in Crime
Interactive murder mysteries where you get to figure out whodunnit!
Winning teams receive tickets to upcoming Curtain Call productions.

February 7, 2015
THE MYSTERY FILES - The show may be off the air, but "The Mystery Files" fans are flocking to their conventions. You might say they are dying to come to the meet and greet with all their favorite characters.

November 21, 2014
LOVE IS BLIND - This reality show can turn really ugly when hopeful brides are "dying" to win the heart of a groom who has never seen them.



 
 
Man of La Mancha
Kweskin Theatre
February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15,19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
Directed by Gordon Casagrande
Music Direction by Eric K. Johnston
Choreography by Karen Casagrande

 

MAN OF LA MANCHA is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. This is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes' "Don Quixote." We have a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. It's All the Same, Dulcinea, I'm Only Thinking of Him, The Impossible Dream, I Really Like Him and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show. His dream is Everyman's dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman's great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the MAN OF LA MANCHA speaks for humankind.

The cast:
David Alvarez  ...Guard
Bruce Crilly ...Padre
Olivia Etchings ...Ensemble/Mule
Mary Fairbank ...Fermia
Julia Falkenburg ...Antonia
Andy Garfunkel ...Pedro
Lauren Gulliver ...Housekeepeer
Kevin Kiley ...Muleteer
Joseph Salvatore Knipper ...Innkeeper/Governor
Michael Kraus ...Muleteer
Kyle Runestad ...Carrasco
William Russell ...Sancho
Rachel Schulte ...Aldonza
Carol Shwidock ...Maria
Michael Stark ...Muleteer
Dan Travers B...arber/Muleteer
Stephen A. Wolf ...Captain
Ted Yudain ...Don Quixote



 
 
Concerts
Other
September 21, 2013 - February 15, 2014 - March 15 & 16, 2014

MICHAEL JOVOVICH: Standard Time
February 14, 2015
The Dressing Room Theatre, 8:00 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Michael Jovovich performs standards from the American Songbook with local musicians Dr. Joe Utterback (piano), Tony LaVorgna (sax/clarinet), Nick Macri (bass) and Brian Coralian (drums). "In Apple Blossom Time", "Caldonia", "Route 66", "Mammy/Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" are some of the classic songs that will bring you down memory lane! For more information please visit http://www.michaeljovovich.com/.

 

Frank Mastrone: The Singers Song Book
The
Kweskin Theatre
March 14, 2015 - 8pm

Broadway veteran Frank Mastrone returns with another special evening of songs and stories as only he can deliver them. Featuring music popularized by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, and many more, he will also be joined by acclaimed musical director Frank Spitznagel to share some of the theatre’s best musical moments... and intimate stories of his life upon the stage.

 



 
 
All My Sons
Dressing Room Theatre
March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 - 2015
Directed by John Atkin

 

How far are you willing to go for the American Dream? Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama - ALL MY SONS  - is a perfect example of a classic American drama. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Winner of the Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play in 1947 and multiple Tony Award-winner, ALL MY SONS  established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. All My Sons introduced themes that thread through Miller's work as a whole: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and
personal ethics.



 
 
Jesus Christ Superstar
Kweskin Theatre
April 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2 - 2015

Directed by Debra Lee Failla
Choreography by Kari Sweeney-Efferen
Music Direction by Tony Bellomy

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: a rock opera. Take an emotional journey through the final days of Jesus Christ in this powerful rock opera. This stirring musical chronicles Jesus’ meteor-like rise and ultimate death through the troubled eyes of his betrayer Judas. Both thought-provoking and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the awe-inspiring power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. The stirring and contemporary score features, among others, Everything’s Alright, I Don’t Know How To Love Him and Superstar.

 

 



 
 
FOLLIES
Kweskin Theatre
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 - 2015
Directed and choreographed by Karen Randazzo
Music Direction by Greg Chrzczon

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. In FOLLIES the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including Losing My Mind, I'm Still Here, and Broadway Baby. Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future.  Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, FOLLIES uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years. It is a showcase for powerful dramatic actors, featuring a large cast rich in character.


 
 
RENT
Kweskin Theatre
September 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 - 2014

Directed by Debra Lee Failla
Music Direction by Peter Randazzo

RENT, by Jonathan Larson. Inspired by Puccini's opera La Boheme. "Rent"
is set in the East Village of New York City, and is about falling in love, finding your own voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop culture phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
NOTE: This production contains ADULT THEMES and LANGUAGE.

 

Thrilled to announce the cast for our Fall production of RENT in The Kweskin Theatre. Thank you to all who auditioned.

Richard Cummings .....Mark Cohen
Ben McCormack .....Roger Davis
Sofia Weinberg .....Mimi Marquez
Nic Anthony Calabro .....Tom Collins
Demerre Files ....Angel Dumott Schunard
Rachel Schulte .....Maureen Johnson
Saige Bryan .....Joanne Jefferson
Kevin Thompson .....Benjamin Coffin III

Ensemble
Kevin Cooper, Eric Hu, 
Kevin Kiley, Bobby Pavia, Dashon Pratt, Ethan Riordan, 
Jonathan Wu, Sara DeFelice, Emily Frangipane, 
Katie Imholt, Emily Lessard, Megan Latte Ormond, 
Zully Ramos, Libby Whitely, Katelyn Wilson

 


 



 
 
MUSICAL MONDAYS
Kweskin Theatre
November 18, 2013 - February 17, 2014 - April 21, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAYS - Concert readings of new musicals
All performances are at 7:30pm in The Kweskin Theatre - General admission seating - and include a post-show champagne reception with the cast and creative team.

All seats $15. / See all three for $25.

Monday, November 18, 2013 – COOKIES
Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael Shapiro and David Christensen
Katie wants to be the best at everything, including selling the most cookies for her scout troop. But, her friends use unorthodox techniques to sell their cookies and Katie has to choose between being on top and doing the right thing.

Monday, February 17, 2014 – THE AMERICAN HARMONY PRIZEThis season, the AHP spotlights a new musical that celebrates the Hispanic American experience. Sponsored by STAMFORD GIVES BACK

Monday, April 21, 2014 – THE GINGERBREAD PIMP Book and Lyrics by Molly Reynolds; Music by Will Collyer
Aspiring actress Coco has found her perfect match in romantic leading man Charlie. But, then things take an unexpected turn. A wry, unflinching look at emotional abuse. Mature language and themes.



 
 
Comedy Nights
Dressing Room Theatre
2014-15 dates TBA

Motts Pelazza Comedy Nights
Dates for the 2014-2015 Season TBA
The Dressing Room Theatre

Stamford’s own funny man Michael “Motts” Pelazza shares his brand of observational and improvisational insanity in and absolutely side-splitting comedy. He’ll leave you breathless and crying - with laughter. Not one to miss.



 
 
Fairfield County Giving Day
Other
MARCH 6, 2015

Curtain Call, Stamford's longest-running and only year-round, nonprofit producing theatre, is in the running for a $25,000 prize! I know many of you will be supporting various other nonprofits in this endeavor, but if you can help us with a minimum $10.00 tax-deductible contribution, that would be AWESOME!

We provide programming by and for the community in our two theatres at The Sterling Farms Complex on Newfield Avenue, Stamford. This year we will have have 158 performances over 40 weekends, with some kind of activity of the property 342 days. Fundraising for all of this is always the most challenging.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Go online to 
www.fcgives.org between 12:01AM and 11:59PM, March 7 and make your contribution(s). It's that simple. Just be sure to write in CURTAIN CALL as your charity of choice. Of course contributions of greater amounts will always be appreciated and accepted. And you can also contribute multiple times throughout the day. Write to me for details: Lou@curtaincallinc.com



(Golde, I know we're poor, but come on,
just ten bucks to Curtain Call won't kill us.)

Most importantly, the domino effect can help us win this. Please ask your extended family and friends to help as well.

While we are competing with many other Fairfield County nonprofits, we have always shown to be a small but mighty engine and I truly believe we can win this.

Please help spread the word. Remember, it's only during the 24 hour period, 12:01am to 11:59pm, March 7.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

MOST SINCERELY, 
Lou Ursone

 



 
 
The Music Man
Kweskin Theatre
August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16

THE MUSIC MAN
Summer Youth Theatre production
Directed by Meredith Walker
Music Direction by Eric Johnston
Choreography by Donna Fox

Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson

Book by Franklin Lacey and Meredith Willson

Traveling salesman Harold Hill arrives at staid River City, Iowa intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, then skip town with the money. The local librarian is suspicious, and Harold must divert her from exposing him, but things go awry when he falls for her and inadvertently enriches the town with a love for music.



 
 
DEATHTRAP
Dressing Room Theatre
September 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2014

Directed by Rob Nichols

Cunningly clever and comically twisted, DEATHTRAP is a murder mystery masterpiece that is so
wickedly good…it’s to die for! When a once successful Broadway playwright struggles to overcome a dry spell that’s resulted in a string of flops and a shortage of funds, anxiety ensues. His fortunes turn when one of his students shares a brilliant new script with blockbuster potential. Resolved to resurrect his collapsing career, the covetous playwright conceives of a treacherous trap to snare the script and take credit for its creation. Murderous machinations result, springing to a surprising ending.

BACKGROUND: DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin is essentially a play within a play. It began its Broadway run in 1978 at the Music Box Theater and holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.



 
 
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure ofThe Suicide Club
Dressing Room Theatre
October 23, 24 25, 26, 30, 31, November1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 - 2014

Directed by Richard Mancini

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Suicide Club” and featuring beloved characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jeffrey Hatcher crafts a smart new Sherlock Holmes mystery. Join this iconic and illustrious detective in a terrific new production. Dark forces may be manipulating the deaths of prominent men in a plot so far reaching that the fate of Europe is at stake. It is up to the brilliant Detective Holmes and his old friend Dr. Watson to uncover the chilling secret of the “suicide club.”



 
 
Meet Me In St. Louis
Kweskin Theatre
November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, December4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13

Directed by Gail Yudain
Music Direction by Eric K. Johnston
Choreography by Emily Frangipane

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming 1944 MGM motion picture.  Join the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I'm with You and A Day in New York. Suddenly there's a blackout. Imagine yourself standing with the family as the lights from the World's Fair fill the stage; you've never seen such a spectacular panorama in your life!

THE CAST:

Seth Barkan
Clara Blackwell

PeeWee Drummond/Ensemble
Tootie Smith
Laura Carron Ensemble/Featured Dancer
Grace Cashman Agnes Smith
Catherine Cavender Ensemble
Cathy Cordaro Katie
Becky Craig Rose Smith
Kristina Delelle Tootie Smith
Tommy DeSalvo Clinton Badger /Bumbler / Ensemble 
Mary Fairbank Ensemble
Julia Foodman Featured Dancer/Ensemble
Liz Harrington Esther Smith
James Hisey Ensemble
Steven Kelly Sidney Purvis /  Bumbler / Motorman
Christina Kompar Eve / Featured Dancer
Jerry Kranz Grandpa
Michael Kraus Postman
Olivia Lapine Children's Ensemble
Poppy Livingstone Children's Ensemble
Robie Livingstone Ensemble
Kalle Meehan Children's Ensemble
Nathalie Parker Anna Smith
Dana Posner Ensemble
Katie Priscott Children's Ensemble
Nick Priscott Ensemble
Sean Pultz Warren
Elizabeth Riordan Children's Ensemble
Sophie Rundhaug Lucille Ballard / Featured Dancer
Bill Squier Alonso Smith
Levi Squier Lon Smith
William Strong John Truitt
Janna Sturgis Esther Smith



 
 
A Merry Mulberry Street Musical
Dressing Room Theatre
December 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,

Directed by Brian Bianco
Music Direction by Greg Chrzczon
Choreography by Donna Fox

One of our most popular shows of the past 10 years - A MERRY MULBERRY STREET MUSICAL - is back by popular demand for a limited run this holiday season. For over 70 years, audiences have laughed along with Stamford’s most-produced romantic comedy, Mulberry Street. Now, the same families are back for a heart-warming and riotous musical romp featuring a terrific score by Jeffrey Lodin and William Squier. Join the Morello and Baccolini families during the 1944 holiday season  and watch what happens while the boys are overseas and an outcast sister-in-law comes back into their lives! Our premiere presentation of this new show in 2009 was a sell-out smash, with
audiences demanding more and more performances! Book early before we sell out again.



 
 
TWELFTH NIGHT
Other
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19 - 2014

11th Annual Shakespeare on the Green production
Directed by Sara Zimmerman
Adapted by Peter Barbieri, Jr.

TWELFTH NIGHT is a time-honored Shakespearean comedy that involves love triangles, cross dressing, mistaken identity and a whole lot more. Shakespeare on the Green's inaugural production (2004) was presented in a traditional style.
This time, there will be a modern twist. From the raucous night life of Illyria to real time disasters, to the lives of the rich and famous, this classic tale will be played out in a fast paced, familiar, almost reality show setting.

Click here for more details: http://www.curtaincallinc.com/sog/index.asp



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our 2014-2015 Season of plays and musicals
July 2014 thru June 2015
Beau Jest
Jauary 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25
INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERIES
2014 -15 SEASON DATES
Man of La Mancha
February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15,19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
Concerts
September 21, 2013 - February 15, 2014 - March 15 & 16, 2014
All My Sons
March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 - 2015
Jesus Christ Superstar
April 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2 - 2015
FOLLIES
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 - 2015
RENT
September 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 - 2014
MUSICAL MONDAYS
November 18, 2013 - February 17, 2014 - April 21, 2014
Comedy Nights
2014-15 dates TBA
Fairfield County Giving Day
MARCH 6, 2015
The Music Man
August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16
DEATHTRAP
September 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2014
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure ofThe Suicide Club
October 23, 24 25, 26, 30, 31, November1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 - 2014
Meet Me In St. Louis
November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, December4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
A Merry Mulberry Street Musical
December 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
TWELFTH NIGHT
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19 - 2014
 
 
 
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