A Night of STARS in Concert
Always our summer highlight, the evening was be ablaze with stars of STONCS's current and past summer seasons, plus our Broadway friends performing musical theatre fa
vorites from Big River, Sound of Music, The Music Man, Camelot, Cinderella, Joseph, South Pacific, Little Mermaid, Grease, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Hairspray and more!
Proceeds from this grand summer evening benefited the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.
THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken | Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (Broadway Junior Version)
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice.
Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
Performances: June 28-August 3
Weekends (Mornings or Early Afternoon)
Also: Show on 4th of July 11am
A Magnificent New Musical - world premiere!
Merrilee Mannerly A Magnificent New Musical is a fun and energetic new musical with lively music, dancing and lots of laughs, Merrilee Mannerly reminds us all that "Good Manners are Always in Fashion." Merrilee Mannerly loves good manners - in fact, she's practically an expert. Imagine Merrilee's surprise when a princess from a land of no manners moves in next door and invites her to a birthday party. With her grandmother's magnificent Manifesto of Manners in hand, Merrilee Mannerly is ready to help her new friend, Princess Posy, host the best party ever! Along the way, silliness ensues, friendships are formed, and the two girls discover the real secret behind good manners.
Performances ran from June 14 through July 19, 2014
Charlotte's Web"... the best children's book of the past two hundred years"
– The Children's Literature Association
Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the book by E.B. White
Generations of children and parents have enjoyed the book Charlotte's Web. In this theatre for a young audience play we begin after a restless first night in the Zuckerman family barn, a wide-eyed young pig named Wilbur meets a witty and resourceful spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur learns through his fellow barnyard creatures of some unsettling plans for his future, Charlotte takes it upon her spinnerets and her trusty web to save him. This magical tale of what it means to be a good writer and a good friend features the much-loved characters created by E.B. White.
July 2014: 12,13,19,20,26,27
Aug 2014: 1,2,3
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Musical Direction by David Hancock Turner
Chorgeography by Doug Shankman
Lighting Design by Dan Chapman
Scenic Design by Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Design by Orli Nativ
The 1950's are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do! Great fun for all ages.
Performances ran from June 21 through August 3, 2014.
STONC. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit professional regional theatre company.