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“While the Playhouse remains dark due to COVID restrictions we are currently finalizing plans to bring you live, in-person events once again. Watch this site for information on productions and alternative venues…Thank you for your continued support and please keep safe.”

Improv Night – May1st, Outdoors at the Playhouse

Are you a fan of ‘Who’s Line Is It Anyway’? Love laughing? Looking for a fun night out? If you answered yes (and…) to any of these questions join The Sherman Players for our first (of what hopefully will be many) night of Improv, May 1st @ 7pm!

Improviser / director Matt Austin (UCB Theater NYC / Sea Tea Comedy Theater) has brought together some of the funniest improvisers in the area for a night of a thousand laughs**. Join us in the audience for a fun night of improv games in the style of ‘Who’s Line is It Anyway?’ Each show will feature a rotating cast of improvisers from around our area. May’s cast includes Abbey Lynch, Jody Bayer, Monica O’Brien, Desirae Kelley, David Fritsch, Joe Mariano, Meg Jones & Rick Hodder

**actual number of laughs not guaranteed

Tickets are $15 and all seats are general admission. Grab some chairs, a picnic and join us on the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse for a night of fun. Due to the spontaneous nature of this event, it is not recommended for children under 13. 

Social distancing rules apply.  Masks must be worn until seated.

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4 days ago

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Exciting news! Our 'Sherman Story Slam' will now be LIVE STREAMING right here and on the Sherman Library FB page! We've got lots of fun stuff in store, including original pieces by Don Lowe, Dr. Darla Shaw and many other local favorites! Join us next Thursday!Exciting news! Our 'Sherman Story Slam' will now be LIVE STREAMING right here and on the Sherman Library FB page! We've got lots of fun stuff in store, including original pieces by Don Lowe, Dr. Darla Shaw and many other local favorites! Join us next Thursday! ... See moreSee less

Exciting news! Our Sherman Story Slam will now be LIVE STREAMING right here and on the Sherman Library FB page! Weve got lots of fun stuff in store, including original pieces by Don Lowe, Dr. Darla Shaw and many other local favorites! Join us next Thursday!

5 days ago

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Mark your calendars! Limited audience, tickets and more info coming soon! We’re back!Mark your calendars! Limited audience, tickets and more info coming soon! We’re back! ... See moreSee less

Mark your calendars! Limited audience, tickets and more info coming soon! We’re back!

1 week ago

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Just over one week to go! We’ve got some fun stories lined up. Join us! ... See moreSee less

Just over one week to go! We’ve got some fun stories lined up. Join us!

2 weeks ago

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This is no April’s Fool’s joke! We need your help!This is no April’s Fool’s joke! We need your help! ... See moreSee less

This is no April’s Fool’s joke! We need your help!

2 weeks ago

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OF COURSE IT'S AN APRIL FOOL! (A Plain Floor???) 🤣 But I think we'd get full houses for months if we could pull this off. Our real season offerings will be posted soon!

We're extremely excited to announce our innovative new show to be staged over the Summer months. 'A Midsummer Carol', written by, directed by and starring our own Matt Austin, is a brand new take on two classic stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Matt's version sees him taking the dual role of Scrooge and Titania - quite the challenge. The rest of the cast will be played by specially designed puppets. Auditions for puppeteers with good musical range and dance experience will be announced shortly.
This will be a unique multi-media experience, presented in installments over 10 weeks - live on-stage, virtually streamed and as a series of audio episodes.
Also featuring original music by Hawley and Marker - performed by Gary Blu (appearing by kind permission of 'A Plain Floor' records inc.).
More info to come. Watch this space!
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2 weeks ago

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This is coming up very soon! We are still looking for a few folks who would like to share their funny stories! Message us here or email the Sherman Library at the email below. ... See moreSee less

This is coming up very soon! We are still looking for a few folks who would like to share their funny stories! Message us here or email the Sherman Library at the email below.

2 weeks ago

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Spring cleaning? Think of Sherman Playhouse! We will be holding a used clothing drive at the end of April, as a fundraiser, in conjunction with Savers. Savers donates $$ to us based on how many pounds of donations we bring in. More details to follow soon! ... See moreSee less

Spring cleaning? Think of Sherman Playhouse! We will be holding a used clothing drive at the end of April, as a fundraiser, in conjunction with Savers.  Savers donates $$ to us based on how many pounds of donations we bring in. More details to follow soon!

3 weeks ago

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Friend of the Playhouse, Jane Farnol, asked us to pass this along to any actors who may be interested -

Shakespeare in Sharon Presents: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jane Farnol and Produced by John Taylor and Lou Okell

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 11th, from 2:00 to 5:00 and Monday, April 12th, 7:00 to 9:00, at
St. Andrew’s Parish House, in Kent, CT

The Parish House is directly behind the church, on Bridge Street

Call Backs will be held Sunday, April 18th, 2:00 to 5:00 and Monday, April 19th, 7:00 to 9:00

Prepare to read a favorite short piece from Shakespeare. Your choice. Brief!

All roles open.

The production will be held outdoors at Almquist Acres, Keeler Road, Sharon, CT, on June 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, and 26th. Friday evenings at 5:30; Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00.

The first Read Through will be held on Monday, May 3rd, 7:00, at St. Andrew’s Parish House

Rehearsals will be determined, according to the schedule of the cast

For further information, please call Katherine or David Almquist, 860-364-0684
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3 weeks ago

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Matt Austin wins the Tony for best trivia host of Spring 2021 (so far). Loads of fun and a great turnout for our Broadway Trivia Night tonight.
Thank you Matt for all your hard work putting this together.
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3 weeks ago

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If you are enjoying tonight's game, consider a donation - to the Sherman Playhouse - checkout.square.site/merchant/4ZEEG95H0WW2X/checkout/P4RQWAN75IOSEUUJ4J7SAEZR

Broadway Trivia Night
Broadway Trivia Night
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3 weeks ago

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For those that are asking - no specific link for Trivia tonight, just tune in right here to our FB page! ... See moreSee less

For those that are asking - no specific link for Trivia tonight, just tune in right here to our FB page!

3 weeks ago

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Comedy Tonight! Or rather Broadway Trivia Tonight! (With Matt Austin in charge there’s bound to be a little hilarity too!). 8.00pm live here on Facebook.Comedy Tonight! Or rather Broadway Trivia Tonight! (With Matt Austin in charge there’s bound to be a little hilarity too!). 8.00pm live here on Facebook. ... See moreSee less

Comedy Tonight!   Or rather Broadway Trivia Tonight!   (With Matt Austin in charge there’s bound to be a little hilarity too!).  8.00pm live here on Facebook.

4 weeks ago

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While we may be gearing up for some trivia this Saturday, we are still also looking for YOUR funny stories! We have partnered with Sherman Library for the Sherman Story Slam April 15th! Come tell a story or sit back and listen to some funny folks. Registration required. Info below. ... See moreSee less

While we may be gearing up for some trivia this Saturday, we are still also looking for YOUR funny stories! We have partnered with Sherman Library for the Sherman Story Slam April 15th! Come tell a story or sit back and listen to some funny folks. Registration required. Info below.

1 month ago

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The show in production this time last year was Three by Tenn. The cast and crew had the opening performances the previous weekend and everything was left as usual at the Playhouse - backstage, dressing rooms, props, costumes, in anticipation of coming back in for Friday’s show. Of course, that never happened. The official notice came from the Town and State and the Playhouse went dark.
I returned a few weeks later and was struck by the feeling that the Playhouse seemed to be holding its breath. Things still lay where they’d been left after the last performance. The Marie Celeste came to mind.
We entertained the hope that we’d only be dark for a limited time. Everything stayed in place, the set remained standing. Our remaining season of shows were still scheduled.
We all know how things played out.
The set eventually came down, the dressing rooms were cleared, the props and costumes tidied away. The Playhouse could breathe out.
So today we mark a year to the day that everything stopped. There’s a glimmer of light. When it will shine bright is still uncertain, but you can bet that the Sherman Players, and your whole local theatre community, will come roaring back as vibrant as ever. Just watch this space!The show in production this time last year was Three by Tenn. The cast and crew had the opening performances the previous weekend and everything was left as usual at the Playhouse - backstage, dressing rooms, props, costumes, in anticipation of coming back in for Friday’s show. Of course, that never happened. The official notice came from the Town and State and the Playhouse went dark.
I returned a few weeks later and was struck by the feeling that the Playhouse seemed to be holding its breath. Things still lay where they’d been left after the last performance. The Marie Celeste came to mind.
We entertained the hope that we’d only be dark for a limited time. Everything stayed in place, the set remained standing. Our remaining season of shows were still scheduled.
We all know how things played out.
The set eventually came down, the dressing rooms were cleared, the props and costumes tidied away. The Playhouse could breathe out.
So today we mark a year to the day that everything stopped. There’s a glimmer of light. When it will shine bright is still uncertain, but you can bet that the Sherman Players, and your whole local theatre community, will come roaring back as vibrant as ever. Just watch this space!
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The show in production this time last year was Three by Tenn.  The cast and crew had the opening performances the previous weekend and everything was left as usual at the Playhouse - backstage, dressing rooms, props, costumes, in anticipation of coming back in for Friday’s show.  Of course, that never happened. The official notice came from the Town and State and the Playhouse went dark. 
I returned a few weeks later and was struck by the feeling that the Playhouse seemed to be holding its breath.  Things still lay where they’d been left after the last performance.  The Marie Celeste came to mind.  
We entertained the hope that we’d only be dark for a limited time.  Everything stayed in place, the set remained standing.  Our remaining season of shows were still scheduled.  
We all know how things played out.
The set eventually came down, the dressing rooms were cleared, the props and costumes tidied away.  The Playhouse could breathe out.
So today we mark a year to the day that everything stopped.  There’s a glimmer of light. When it will shine bright is still uncertain, but you can bet that the Sherman Players, and your whole local theatre community, will come roaring back as vibrant as ever.  Just watch this space!

2 months ago

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Tomorrow is Fairfield County Giving Day! Please help support Sherman Playhouse's mission to bring quality theater to the local community. Donate here: shermanplayers.org/donate.phpTomorrow is Fairfield County Giving Day! Please help support Sherman Playhouse's mission to bring quality theater to the local community. Donate here: shermanplayers.org/donate.php ... See moreSee less

Tomorrow is Fairfield County Giving Day! Please help support Sherman Playhouses mission to bring quality theater to the local community. Donate here: https://shermanplayers.org/donate.php

2 months ago

Sherman Playhouse

High praise indeed from our guests for the Sherman Players' Keep The Ghost Light On. Find the complete series on our YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFGZS6nKkWHaCv714ftupgJJ4lqqEAlD6

"Robin and Steve, You’ve created a special platform for Artists to share their journeys and encourage each other during these challenging times. Thank-you for including me – it was an honor" Jennifer Roberts - Professional Actress/Singer

"The team at Keep the Ghost Light On continue to offer such inspiration with their series of virtual programs. I enjoyed being a guest and making connections with others across the globe and hearing their stories from all aspects of the entertainment industry" - Anna Stadler, professional actress

"Robin Frome and Steve Stott have put together a terrific series of interviews during the last several months of the pandemic, that has helped to keep us "creatives" connected. It's been a wonderful forum for the exchange of ideas, and for connecting all kinds of people in the theatre arts"
Kit Colbourn - Board Member at CountyPlayers.org, Actor and Director

"You and your team deserve great praise for this series of programs. It was an honor to be a part of it." Rik Walter, UP Theater NYC

KTGLO has been a global hub to share ideas and inspire a diverse group of artists during Covid-19 pandemic. This is essential and necessary" - Al Pour Issa, Dramaturge, Yale School of Drama

Had the honor of talking about my China experience with
Sherman Playhouse. Robin Frome and Steven Stott, what a fun night of fellowship in the artistic community. It was such a meeting of the minds of creative excitement and authentic sharing from the heart" - Tina Collins, Film Dialect Coach, Mainland, China.

"I had great pleasure to discuss my creative journey and learn how the pandemic affected our lives in a discussion with very talented artists Thank you Steven and Robin for having me last night. Great show!" - Erik Zasowski, Film Actor, U.K.High praise indeed from our guests for the Sherman Players' Keep The Ghost Light On. Find the complete series on our YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFGZS6nKkWHaCv714ftupgJJ4lqqEAlD6

"Robin and Steve, You’ve created a special platform for Artists to share their journeys and encourage each other during these challenging times. Thank-you for including me – it was an honor" Jennifer Roberts - Professional Actress/Singer

"The team at Keep the Ghost Light On continue to offer such inspiration with their series of virtual programs. I enjoyed being a guest and making connections with others across the globe and hearing their stories from all aspects of the entertainment industry" - Anna Stadler, professional actress

"Robin Frome and Steve Stott have put together a terrific series of interviews during the last several months of the pandemic, that has helped to keep us "creatives" connected. It's been a wonderful forum for the exchange of ideas, and for connecting all kinds of people in the theatre arts"
Kit Colbourn - Board Member at CountyPlayers.org, Actor and Director

"You and your team deserve great praise for this series of programs. It was an honor to be a part of it." Rik Walter, UP Theater NYC

KTGLO has been a global hub to share ideas and inspire a diverse group of artists during Covid-19 pandemic. This is essential and necessary" - Al Pour Issa, Dramaturge, Yale School of Drama

Had the honor of talking about my China experience with
Sherman Playhouse. Robin Frome and Steven Stott, what a fun night of fellowship in the artistic community. It was such a meeting of the minds of creative excitement and authentic sharing from the heart" - Tina Collins, Film Dialect Coach, Mainland, China.

"I had great pleasure to discuss my creative journey and learn how the pandemic affected our lives in a discussion with very talented artists Thank you Steven and Robin for having me last night. Great show!" - Erik Zasowski, Film Actor, U.K.
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High praise indeed from our guests for the Sherman Players Keep The Ghost Light On.  Find the complete series on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFGZS6nKkWHaCv714ftupgJJ4lqqEAlD6

Robin and Steve, You’ve created a special platform for Artists to share their journeys and encourage each other during these challenging times. Thank-you for including me – it was an honor Jennifer Roberts - Professional Actress/Singer

The team at Keep the Ghost Light On continue to offer such inspiration with their series of virtual programs. I enjoyed being a guest and making connections with others across the globe and hearing their stories from all aspects of the entertainment industry - Anna Stadler, professional actress

Robin Frome and Steve Stott have put together a terrific series of interviews during the last several months of the pandemic, that has helped to keep us creatives connected. Its been a wonderful forum for the exchange of ideas, and for connecting all kinds of people in the theatre arts 
Kit Colbourn - Board Member at CountyPlayers.org, Actor and Director

You and your team deserve great praise for this series of programs. It was an honor to be a part of it. Rik Walter, UP Theater NYC

KTGLO has been a global hub to share ideas and inspire a diverse group of artists during Covid-19 pandemic. This is essential and necessary - Al Pour Issa, Dramaturge, Yale School of Drama

Had the honor of talking about my China experience with 
Sherman Playhouse.  Robin Frome and Steven Stott, what a fun night of fellowship in the artistic community. It was such a meeting of the minds of creative excitement and authentic sharing from the heart -  Tina Collins, Film Dialect Coach, Mainland, China.

I had great pleasure to discuss my creative journey and learn how the pandemic affected our lives in a discussion with very talented artists Thank you Steven and Robin for having me last night. Great show! -  Erik Zasowski, Film Actor, U.K.
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