Now that the holidays are over, the tree has been taken down and hopefully the VISA bill is paid off, it’s time to have some fun at the Theater Barn. We were busy in December preparing an exciting month of merriment to ring in the New Year and stave off the post-holiday doldrums.
First up, our resident improv troupe, the Role in the Hay Players, entertained with a night of improv comedy with proceeds donated to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Now we are excited to welcome back the creative team of Paley and Laird, directing and musically directing the world-premiere, pre-NY workshop ‘remake’ of their outrageous, award-winning musical comedy Ruthless! The Musical. “Some kids will do anything, just anything, to get a part!”
On Wednesday, January 30th, join us for a staged reading of an origianl play I, Nixon. Immediately following the reading, audience members are invited to a brief talk-back with the playwright, directors, and actors, giving you an opportunity to contribute suggestions for improving the play.
Then in February we have a new offering. Sue Matsuki, a multi-award winning Cabaret/Jazz singer from NY will be teaching "Life is a Cabaret!" For 8 weeks you will learn: how to interpret a lyric and make it personal to you; how to take the stage and deliver like a star; how to write "patter" (song set ups) and you will even get to perform at the annual Piano Barn event in April. Class size is limited so sign up early.
In rehearsal right now is our next main stage production All My Sons which opens March 1st. This Arthur Miller classic, based on a true story, is the sad Post-World War II tale of the Kellers, a seemingly “All American” family. However, the father, Joe Keller, has concealed a great sin. During the war, he allowed his factory to ship faulty airplane cylinders to the U.S. Armed Forces; because of this, over twenty American pilots died.
More information and tickets for all events are available on our website at www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org.
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Ridgefield Theater Barn
As the curtain rises on our 47th Season, we have lots to celebrate here at the Theater Barn. The season includes 33 weekends of events; a monumental undertaking for a volunteer organization.