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  • 2015 The Rocky Horror Show
  • 2015 Arsenic and Old Lace
  • 2008 Pygmalion
  • 2009 Gaslight
  • 2009 Not Now Darling
  • 2010 Child's Christmas In Wales
  • 2010 Dancing At Lughnasa
  • 2010 Enchanted April
  • 2010 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • 2011 An Inspector Calls
  • 2011 Bad Seed
  • 2011 Sleeping Beauty
  • 2011 The Supporting Cast
  • 2012 Cinderella
  • 2012 Of Mice and Men
  • 2012 Opera Comique
  • 2012 The Subject Was Roses
  • 2013 Aladdin
  • 2013 Anne of Green Gables
  • 2013 Run for Your Wife
  • 2013 The Maids
  • 2014 Dividing The Estate
  • 2014 Marlene
  • 2014 See How They Run
  • 2014 The Rainmaker
  • 2014 It's A Wonderful Life - Radio Play
  • 2015 1984
  • 2015 Talley's Folly
  • 1926 A Marriage of Convenience
  • 1999 A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 1998 An Ideal Husband
  • 1979 Anything Goes
  • 1969 Barefoot In The Park
  • 1971 Becket
  • 1992 Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • 1957 Dial M For Murder
  • 1966 Inherit The Wind
  • 1950 Ladies In Retirement
  • 1952 Our Town
  • 1978 Summer And Smoke
  • 1965 The Fantasticks

Upcoming Production…

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

By Noël Coward

April 29,30 May 6,7,8 13,14 20,21,22 2016
(Preview April 28 & Matinees May 8 & 22)

Blithe Spirit is Noël Coward's beloved comic masterpiece. It concerns Charles Condomine, successful author and country gentleman, who unwittingly wreaks havoc when he invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house for the purpose of conducting a séance to gather material for his next book. His bewitching and beguiling first wife, Elvira, returns from "the other side" and promptly makes every attempt to woo back Charles. Elvira can only be seen and heard by Charles and it drives his present wife, Ruth, to distraction. Mayhem ensues.

Directed by Katherine Almquist

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Blithe Spirit First Reading

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(02/12/16) The Sherman Playhouse Holds Casting Call forTartuffe March 1 - 2

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(12/09/15) Sherman's Production Of "Alice" Is All Sweetness By Elizabeth Young, Newtown Bee

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The Ole Sherman Opry

February 19, 2016, 8:00pm

Sherman Playhouse

On February, 19th, beginning at 8:00 pm, the Sherman Playhouse will be host to a special event, The Ole Sherman Opry. It will be a fun, entertaining concert performed by local musicians and singer songwriters, many of whom call Sherman their home. The Ole Sherman Opry is a fundraiser for our town’s historic Sherman Playhouse, and all of the proceeds will go to support the playhouse and the good work of the Sherman Players in their efforts to bring great live theater to our town. The concert will be based loosely on the concept of an old time live radio show, the goal being to bring an evening of down home, local entertainment to our corner of Connecticut.” Join us in helping to support the Sherman Playhouse while having a rousing good time. For more information and to reserve tickets, please contact the Sherman Players at 860-354-3622.

Sherman Playhouse at Connecticut Sports Arena (CSA).

PAC @32 Below ANNOUNCES NEW ADULT CLASS
IN NEW MILFORD

PAC @ 32 Below located on the lower level of The Connecticut Sports Arena, Grove Street, New Milford will be starting up its Adult Acting 101 class Sunday January 31 at 6:00-7:30 pm and runs till the last Sunday in June.
Robin Frome will once again be instructor. “This term,” says Frome, “ we will concentrate on the actors workshopping scene work from the more popular playwrights of the 20th century, including Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Eugene O’Neil, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. “ Mr. Frome will again use the basic Stanislavski approach, utilizing the philosophies of Uta Hagen and Harold Clurman.
“I call it Adult Acting 101 because I want to attract those that may be interested in trying it out for the first time along with those more experienced who are need to hone their existing talents and skills.” Says Frome. His class is open to ages 18 and up.
Robin Frome is the current Artistic Director of The Sherman Playhouse in Sherman, CT and holds a BFA in acting from the University of Connecticut and an MA in Dramaturgy from Wesleyan University. He has been teaching and directing in Western CT since 1992 and has directed over 200 productions in his career, including Musicals, Shakespeare, Modern Drama, and Children’s Theater. He also is a private acting tutor specializing in audition techniques for teens who are interested in applying with prepared auditions to Drama programs at colleges and universities.
If interested in this course and/or would like to know more about price and pay schedules, please email Frome directly at Frome@snet.net by January 30th.
Registration will be handled at the beginning of the first class.
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FYI: Our brochure for 2016 will be mailed out this week. If you are not on our mailing list, you can download the brochure in PDF format on the home page of our website, Shermanplayers.org. Big thanks to Hilma Carter and the Solomons for their help getting the snail mail going and to the impeccable Phoebe Hodge for the beautiful and expert graphics for this years issue of our brochure. ... See moreSee less

FYI ADDITIONAL TARTUFFE AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED:

Auditions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1st and 2nd from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Sherman Playhouse.
Sign up in the Green Room. No appointments necessary to audition. Actors will be asked to read from the script.
PLEASE ARRIVE AS EARLY AS YOU CAN!

The Sherman Players are seeking three male actors 20’s to 50’s for the roles of
ORGON, CLÉANTE and DAMIS in

Moliere’s TARTUFFE
Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Directed by Paul J. Tines

Tartuffe is one of Moliere’s most masterful and most popular plays. Its central character is a rich bourgeois named Orgon, who in middle age has become a bigot and prude. By affecting sanctity, Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, gains complete ascendancy over Orgon, who not only makes over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to his “spiritual” master. Only when he actually witnesses Tartuffe’s attempt to seduce his wife does Orgon come to his senses.

Time period: 1660s

Character Breakdown

ORGON: The central character who comes under the influence of the hypocrite Tartuffe.
Age range: 40 - 50

CLÉANTE: Orgon's brother-in-law who tries to get everyone to view things with calm and reason. Age range: 20 - 50

DAMIS: Orgon's son and Elmire's stepson who tries to prove Tartuffe a hypocrite and succeeds only in having himself disinherited. Age range: 20 - 30

Paul J. Tines is new to Sherman and is a most exciting director. It was fascinating to watch him at the first auditions in December, he is a creative dynamo! He knows exactly what he wants and how to achieve it and, even at the audition, he was shaping the dialogue and the scenes and coming up with some hilarious and sometime quite bawdy staging! As one actor put it, the whole experience was exhilarating!
Producer Patricia Michael
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FYI, Patricia Michael ( portraying 'Madame Arcati' in the upcoming Spring production of Blithe Spirit) will be our next professional performing arts guest on our ongoing video series, Inside the Sherman Playhouse. She will be interviewed by director, Katherine Almquist. Air date on our website: TBA. Photo by Josh Siegel. ... See moreSee less

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The Sherman Playhouse would like to welcome new-to-our-stage actress Gillian Desjardins who will be taking on the role of 'Elvira' in Blythe Spirit. Photo: Josh Siegel ... See moreSee less

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PAC @32 Below ANNOUNCES NEW ADULT CLASS
IN NEW MILFORD

PAC @ 32 Below located on the lower level of The Connecticut Sports Arena, Grove Street, New Milford will be starting up its Adult Acting 101 class Sunday January 31 at 6:00-7:30 pm and runs till the last Sunday in June.
Robin Frome will once again be instructor. “This term,” says Frome, “ we will concentrate on the actors workshopping scene work from the more popular playwrights of the 20th century, including Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Eugene O’Neil, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. “ Mr. Frome will again use the basic Stanislavski approach, utilizing the philosophies of Uta Hagen and Harold Clurman.
“I call it Adult Acting 101 because I want to attract those that may be interested in trying it out for the first time along with those more experienced who are need to hone their existing talents and skills.” Says Frome. His class is open to ages 18 and up.
Robin Frome is the current Artistic Director of The Sherman Playhouse in Sherman, CT and holds a BFA in acting from the University of Connecticut and an MA in Dramaturgy from Wesleyan University. He has been teaching and directing in Western CT since 1992 and has directed over 200 productions in his career, including Musicals, Shakespeare, Modern Drama, and Children’s Theater. He also is a private acting tutor specializing in audition techniques for teens who are interested in applying with prepared auditions to Drama programs at colleges and universities.
If interested in this course and/or would like to know more about price and pay schedules, please email Frome directly at Frome@snet.net by January 30th.
Registration will be handled at the beginning of the first class.
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The Hatter and the Hare (and Cheshire Puss in the Photo Bomb) say goodbye to our lovely patrons for the run of Alice in Wonderland. Nice to go out with a bang this last weekend. Closing up for the winter and see you again for Spring! ... See moreSee less

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Happy holidays to our friends patrons casts and crews. Chances to see Alice tomorrow night are lessening by the hour. Get your tix now. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

We packed 'em in for our Sunday performance. As Mad Hatter says: NO ROOM, NO ROOM! Saturday is still open but moving quickly. Shermanplayers.org. ... See moreSee less

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Tickets for Saturday performance are moving fast. Shermanplayer.org. ... See moreSee less

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The Lord Mayor visited us this weekend.
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Last production of Alice is sold out. Today and next Saturday have some tickets left. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

IMPORTANT: Do to unforeseen circumstances, tonight Sat. Dec. 19 production of ALICE'S ADVENTURE'S IN WONDERLAND is CANCELLED. All tickets will be accepted for remaining performances. Thanks for your support. ... See moreSee less

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