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A Doll’s House Part 2

Wednesday, June 30th & Thursday July 1st from 7-9pm.
No appointments necessary. Callbacks as will be held if required.


The Sherman Players are seeking a non-equity cast for their upcoming production of Lucas Hnath’s Tony Award Winning play, ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’. The production runs Sept.17th – Oct. 9th, 2021.

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Durang Outdoors – Tickets now on sale

July 9, 10, 16 & 17 – The Sherman Playhouse Outdoor Stage

Our 2021 season kicks off on our outdoor stage (located on the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse) with ‘Durang Outdoors’.

Join us as we present an evening of Christopher Durang one acts under the stars - ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ directed by Jessica Smith and ‘For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ directed by Matt Austin. 

Featuring: Jody BayerPriscilla SquiersBruce TredwellJim HippMatt Austin and Heather Haneman. Producer: Matt Austin.  Technical Director: Al Chiappetta.

Grounds open about an hour before show time. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and a picnic. 

Refreshments will be on sale before the show and during intermission.

In ‘The Actors Nightmare’ an accountant named George finds himself mysteriously backstage in a theater being told he must replace one of the actors immediately. No one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons — by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. ’The Actor’s Nightmare’ takes on the age old fear of not being prepared in a way only a master satirist like Durang can

For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ is Durang’s absurd take on The Glass Menagerie. In this parody, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for ‘the feminine caller.’ Terrified of people, Lawrence plays with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. Ginny, the feminine caller, is hard of hearing and overbearingly friendly. Brother Tom wants to go the movies, where he keeps meeting sailors who need to be put up in his room. Amanda tries to face everything with ‘charm and vivacity,’ but sometimes she just wants to hit somebody.

This is a limited run of four performances so get your tickets before they sell out!

Betsy Scholze – A Lifetime of Service Recognized

The Sherman Players have been around for nearly a century and that longevity is all down to the people involved in running the organization and keeping the Sherman Playhouse a relevant part of the community.

This is especially true of Betsy Scholze, who for nearly 60 years has been an active member of the Players.

At this year’s Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors chose to honor Betsy with a Lifetime Recognition Award, for the service, creativity and leadership she has shown over these many years.

Betsy’s connection to the Players and the Playhouse goes back much further than these 60 years, however.  It was her Grandparents, Alice and Walter Evans, who established the theatre in Sherman!

After a period of time in the Midwest Betsy returned to her hometown of Sherman in 1962 and immediately threw herself into theatrical pursuits.  A gifted artist, she began with set painting and in her time there isn’t a job she hasn’t done for the theatre – actor, technician, backstage, board member, long serving treasurer, a number of stints as President, and many, many more.  She met the love of her life, husband Fred, at the Playhouse where he was directing a play, and her children have all trodden the boards at one time or another.

Even now she shows no signs of slowing down – during the COVID restrictions she could be found repainting the Playhouse lobby, box-office and backstage stairs.  She remains an active member of the Players’ Board of Directors.

In addition to the Lifetime Recognition award, the Board has also named Betsy as their Honorary Patron – a title that acknowledges the history of her family’s close ties to the Sherman Players and The Sherman Playhouse. 

Steve Stott, current President, says of Betsy “She quite simply is THE key member of the Sherman Players.  No one has had a greater impact on, or contributed more to our success.  I know I speak for a succession of Presidents when I say how grateful I am for her help and counsel.  There’s no substitute for Betsy’s experience and wisdom.  Her love for the Playhouse is evident in the energy she puts into our activities - and long may that continue!”

 Thank you Betsy!

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Audition Notice – A Doll’s House Part 2
Wednesday, June 30th & Thursday July 1st from 7-9pm at the Sherman Playhouse.

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20 hours ago

Sherman Playhouse

Calling all directors! We have officially opened up submissions for our 2022 season! We are full steam ahead with a “normal” season and looking for enthusiastic directors.

We are looking for plays or small musicals by established playwrights for our main stage productions (new works will be accepted at a later time for a new and exciting project!).

Please submit using the form below. Deadline is August 27th. Questions - please email our artistic director Matt at Matt.austin.924@gmail.com

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We are looking for plays or small musicals by established playwrights for our main stage productions (new works will be accepted at a later time for a new and exciting project!).

Please submit using the form below. Deadline is August 27th. Questions - please email our artistic director Matt at Matt.austin.924@gmail.com

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Calling all directors! We have officially opened up submissions for our 2022 season! We are full steam ahead with a “normal” season and looking for enthusiastic directors.

We are looking for plays or small musicals by established playwrights for our main stage productions (new works will be accepted at a later time for a new and exciting project!). 

Please submit using the form below. Deadline is August 27th. Questions - please email our artistic director Matt at Matt.austin.924@gmail.com 

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6 days ago

Sherman Playhouse

Have a great opening night Godspell at Musicals at Richter!IT'S THE DAY OF THE SHOW, Y'ALL! GRAB YOUR PEEPS AND YOUR PICNICS AND COME GET YOUR GODSPELL STARTING TONIGHT (FRIDAY, JULY 23)!

Presented by Musicals at Richter, GODSPELL plays outdoors under the stars July 23 to August 7 on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center in Danbury, CT. Performances Friday through Sunday evenings; added discounted performances Thursdays July 29 and August 5. Grounds open for picnicking at 7 PM, with show at 8 PM. Tickets/info: musicalsatrichter.org.

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Have a great opening night Godspell at Musicals at Richter!

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Christmas in July! We are thrilled that we can now announce the final show of our 2021 season -

WRECK THE HALLS

The irreverent and hilarious local holiday tradition returns! Writer/Director Brad Blake brings his musical comedy deconstruction of our favorite time of year to the Sherman Playhouse stage for the first time! Join us beginning Nov. 26th!
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Christmas in July! We are thrilled that we can now announce the final show of our 2021 season -

WRECK THE HALLS 

The irreverent and hilarious local holiday tradition returns! Writer/Director Brad Blake brings his musical comedy deconstruction of our favorite time of year to the Sherman Playhouse stage for the first time! Join us beginning Nov. 26th!

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

WHAT? Closing night already? Join us tonight for our final performance of ‘Durang Outdoors’ (indoors!).

shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/FacebookWHAT? Closing night already? Join us tonight for our final performance of ‘Durang Outdoors’ (indoors!).

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WHAT? Closing night already? Join us tonight for our final performance of ‘Durang Outdoors’ (indoors!).

https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Incredible first read thru of ‘A Doll’s House, Part Two’. Opens Sept 17th!Incredible first read thru of ‘A Doll’s House, Part Two’. Opens Sept 17th! ... See moreSee less

Incredible first read thru of ‘A Doll’s House, Part Two’. Opens Sept 17th!

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

UPDATE! It will be Durang INDOORS once again. Due to impending inclement weather this weekend our final two performances will be held INSIDE the theater. Join us for an evening of laughs audiences are raving about!

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UPDATE! It will be Durang INDOORS once again. Due to impending inclement weather  this weekend our final two performances will be held INSIDE the theater. Join us for an evening of laughs audiences are raving about!

https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

After an incredible opening weekend for ‘Durang Outdoors’ (indoors!), this week we start rehearsals for our next main stage show - A Doll’s House, Part Two. Excited to announce this wonderful cast:

Alicia Dempster as Nora
Joe Harding as Torvald
Meg Jones as Anne-Marie
Desirae Kelley as Emmy

Performances of this modern follow up to a theatrical classic begin Sept. 17th.After an incredible opening weekend for ‘Durang Outdoors’ (indoors!), this week we start rehearsals for our next main stage show - A Doll’s House, Part Two. Excited to announce this wonderful cast:

Alicia Dempster as Nora
Joe Harding as Torvald
Meg Jones as Anne-Marie
Desirae Kelley as Emmy

Performances of this modern follow up to a theatrical classic begin Sept. 17th.
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After an incredible opening weekend for ‘Durang Outdoors’ (indoors!), this week we start rehearsals for our next main stage show - A Doll’s House, Part Two. Excited to announce this wonderful cast:

Alicia Dempster as Nora
Joe Harding as Torvald
Meg Jones as Anne-Marie
Desirae Kelley as Emmy 

Performances of this modern follow up to a theatrical classic begin Sept. 17th.

3 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Anyone in local theatre in our region will agree that we have THE dream cast for this current production. Bayer, Austin, Tredwell, Hanemann, Squiers & Hipp. But wait, there’s more…. Watch this space on Monday for yet MORE dream casting announcements.
But wait, that’s not all…. The hits keep coming! Shortly after that we’ll have yet ANOTHER major announcement.
The Sherman Players are BACK with a bang!
Make sure you don’t miss out on Durang Outdoors - only three performances left. shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook
(Tonight, 7/10, we’re indoors at the Playhouse.)Anyone in local theatre in our region will agree that we have THE dream cast for this current production. Bayer, Austin, Tredwell, Hanemann, Squiers & Hipp. But wait, there’s more…. Watch this space on Monday for yet MORE dream casting announcements.
But wait, that’s not all…. The hits keep coming! Shortly after that we’ll have yet ANOTHER major announcement.
The Sherman Players are BACK with a bang!
Make sure you don’t miss out on Durang Outdoors - only three performances left. shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook
(Tonight, 7/10, we’re indoors at the Playhouse.)
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Anyone in local theatre in our region will agree that we have THE dream cast for this current production.  Bayer, Austin, Tredwell, Hanemann, Squiers & Hipp. But wait, there’s more…. Watch this space on Monday for yet MORE dream casting announcements.  
But wait, that’s not all…. The hits keep coming! Shortly after that we’ll have yet ANOTHER major announcement.  
The Sherman Players are BACK with a bang!  
Make sure you don’t miss out on Durang Outdoors - only three performances left.  https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook
(Tonight, 7/10, we’re indoors at the Playhouse.)

3 weeks ago

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts

A fantastic opening night! It was so great to have a house full of laughter - thank you to the cast & crew of Native Gardens and the wonderful audience. Reminder: No show tonight - why not visit our friends over at Sherman Playhouse? Native Gardens is back this Sunday at 2PM then just 3 more shows next weekend: Fri & Sat at 8PM & Sun at 2PM. Tickets at BrookfieldTheatre.orgA fantastic opening night! It was so great to have a house full of laughter - thank you to the cast & crew of Native Gardens and the wonderful audience. Reminder: No show tonight - why not visit our friends over at Sherman Playhouse? Native Gardens is back this Sunday at 2PM then just 3 more shows next weekend: Fri & Sat at 8PM & Sun at 2PM. Tickets at BrookfieldTheatre.org ... See moreSee less

A fantastic opening night! It was so great to have a house full of laughter - thank you to the cast & crew of Native Gardens and the wonderful audience. Reminder: No show tonight - why not visit our friends over at Sherman Playhouse? Native Gardens is back this Sunday at 2PM then just 3 more shows next weekend: Fri & Sat at 8PM & Sun at 2PM. Tickets at https://BrookfieldTheatre.org

3 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

A toast to opening night of ‘Durang Outdoors’!

This weekend’s performances will all be INSIDE THE THEATER! Come in from the rain and enjoy some laughs!

shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook/A toast to opening night of ‘Durang Outdoors’!

This weekend’s performances will all be INSIDE THE THEATER! Come in from the rain and enjoy some laughs!

shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook/
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A toast to opening night of ‘Durang Outdoors’! 

This weekend’s performances will all be INSIDE THE THEATER!  Come in from the rain and enjoy some laughs!

Https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook/

3 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Breaking news! Due to the impending storm, this weekend’s performances of ‘Durang Outdoors’ will be held INSIDE THE THEATER. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Join us as we return to our stage for an evening of laughs!

shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook/Breaking news! Due to the impending storm, this weekend’s performances of ‘Durang Outdoors’ will be held INSIDE THE THEATER. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Join us as we return to our stage for an evening of laughs!

shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook/
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Breaking news! Due to the impending storm, this weekend’s performances of ‘Durang Outdoors’ will be held INSIDE THE THEATER. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Join us as we return to our stage for an evening of laughs!

Https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/Facebook/

3 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

In 'The Actor's Nightmare' (part of 'Durang Outdoors'), George experiences the ultimate actor's nightmare - everything that can go wrong does, in a show he doesn't even remember rehearsing.

We asked our cast & crew to share their own stage nightmares/mishaps. Here is Director Jessica Smith’s story.

Join us beginning this Friday for some fun! shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook/

My Onstage ‘Nightmare’
My Onstage ‘Nightmare’
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3 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

In 'The Actor's Nightmare' (part of 'Durang Outdoors'), George experiences the ultimate actor's nightmare - everything that can go wrong does, in a show he doesn't even remember rehearsing.

We asked our cast to share their own stage nightmares/mishaps. Here is Jody Cohen Bayer’s story (warning - graphic in nature).

Join us beginning this Friday for some fun! shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook/
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3 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

In 'The Actor's Nightmare' (part of 'Durang Outdoors'), George (played by Matt Austin) experiences the ultimate actor's nightmare - everything that can go wrong does, in a show he doesn't even remember rehearsing. We asked our cast to share their own stage nightmares/mishaps.

Join us beginning this Friday for some fun! shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook/

My Onstage 'Nightmare'
My Onstage 'Nightmare'
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4 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Another set of quality auditions in the lovely and cool Sherman Playhouse last night (thanks Al Chiappetta) . Thank you to everyone who came out to read for A Doll's House: Part 2. It was great to see some new faces and old friends. Director Michael Schaner has some thinking to do.... ... See moreSee less

4 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Thank you to the actors who braved the storm last night for A Doll's House: Part 2 auditions. A unique experience auditioning under the emergency lighting at the Town Hall! The weather looks stable for tonight's second round so come out and show us what you've got!
Please come along to the Green Room at the rear of the Playhouse from 7-9pm.
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4 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 - AUDITIONS TONIGHT!!!!!
These will be held at the Sherman Town Hall right next door to the Playhouse. See you there!A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 - AUDITIONS TONIGHT!!!!!
These will be held at the Sherman Town Hall right next door to the Playhouse. See you there!
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A DOLLS HOUSE: PART 2 - AUDITIONS TONIGHT!!!!!
These will be held at the Sherman Town Hall right next door to the Playhouse.  See you there!
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