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We invite you to this most enjoyable evening of song and magic
featuring Broadway and regional cast members in our
upcoming summer hit musical PIPPIN
(with music by Stephen Schwartz July 5-28).
The evening net proceeds will benefit our
student education programs.  

Melody Libonati, Artistic Director will also
tell our audience of the new theatre location
in downtown New Canaan - 
One block from some of the Connecticut's
finest restaurants and our upcoming 16th season! 

This intimate NYC style cabaret night
at the new Magnolia Room, Saturday May 4th.

Only 40 seats of the 60 seats remain
for this intimate Pippin Cabaret.  

Evening Details 
6:30 - 
Reception/ Dinner & Table Magic 

8:00 - Performance

The Magnolia Cabaret Room 
Ryans Pub, 57 Main St. Norwalk, CT

Ticket include
Cover, Drinks, 3 Course Dinner & Show
and Table Magic!

Great talent, food & drink. 
 Don't be disappointed order your tickets now and help support 
our award-winning theatre programs.

Tickets $150



 Can't make it? Please consider
making a donation online!

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PIPPIN Auditions 2019 Summer Season

April 15: Casting in Connecticut:  (Equity EPA & Open Call)

April 16, 17: Casting New York City:  Call backs April 18

Equity & Non-Equity actors by appointment only via email submissions only

 info & breafdown below

Rehearsals begin on or about June 14 
Performances usually Thu-Sat 8pm  Sun 4pm.  
July 5 - 28

PIPPIN Auditions In Connecticut: Equity EPA& Open Call

Summer Theatre of New Canaan | New Canaan, CT

Notice: Audition Call Type: Equity Performer Audition


Monday, April 15, 2019

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lunch 2 to 3

APPOINTMENTS  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or 203-966-4634

Mon-Fri 11am-7pm 

Appointments taken beginning March 15,
email preferred

Walk-ins accepted if time available.


LOA ref. to LORT; $448/week


Equity actor/singers for various roles and ensemble. Local area actors residing within 50 miles of New Canaan are strongly encouraged to audition.


Prepare two contrasting song cuts (16 bars preferred) in the style of the musical PIPPIN. Be prepared to read, sides provided at audition. Bring picture and resume. Actors chosen for call backs or asked to dance will be notified following their Audition.


Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager positions are currently filled.
However we are accepting submissions for future shows. Please email your resume and information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or mail to: Attention Chris, Summer Theatre of New Canaan 70 Pine St. New Canaan CT 06840


Summer Theatre of New Canaan
70 Pine St
New Canaan, CT 06840

Director: Allegra Libonati, Christian Libonati
Choreog: Doug Shankman
Music Director: Kenneth Gartman


Rehearses in New Canaan CT.
Commute from NYC 65 minutes+/- by Metro North.
NYC transportation/commute stipends provided for cast & staff.
Performances under an open-air state of the art tent theatre with 200+ seats and 60' stage.
Contract for 8 weeks (3.5 weeks rehearsal & 4.5 weeks of performances Thursday - Sunday.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

The Director, Artistic Director and music director will be attending the auditions.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a
positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Casting Location CT:

Summer Theatre of New Canaan studios at
 Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan)
70 Pine Street, New Canaan CT  06840
(1 block from Train Station)

Auditions In New York City - April 16,17, Call Backs 18.

Call Type: By Appointment Only – Email Submissions only

*Please email headshot and resume as well as links to any videos or website to be considered for an appointment. 

Audition Dates:

Tuesday April 16, 10-6:00pm – Singers

Tuesday April 16, 10-1:00pm – Male Dancers

Wednesday April 17, 10-6:00pm – Singers

Wednesday April 17, 1-6:00pm – Female Dancers

Thursday April 18, 10-6:00pm Callbacks

Contract Type: 

AEA LOA LORT D - Special Agreement 

Contract Dates: 

June 14-July 28, 2019

Key Dates:

First Rehearsal on/about June 14

First Preview July 5

Opens  July 6

Closing July 28

Performances Typically Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm


Directors: Allegra Libonati and Christian Libonati

Choreographer: Doug Shankman

Music Director: Kenneth Gartman


AEA and non-union actors for various roles. 

Note:  Housing and Travel:  The Summer Theatre of New Canaan does not provide housing for its actors. Equity actors must reside within 50 miles from our theatre.  For NYC area actors,the Summer Theatre will provide train tickets via Metro North for travel between NYC and New Canaan.  If commuting by car greater then 25 miles, the theatre will allocate an adjusted allowance toward auto travel expenses to be determined on an individual basis. Car pooling may be available.

Our college summer internship program is available for 7 actors. These actors are cast in our TYA show and may understudy roles in both PIPPIN and other TYA shows. (EMC credits are available). If interested you may apply online prior, if being considered will receive an audition.  

Note: Technical Theatre Artist INTERNSHIPS
3 technical, two costume, 2 stagemanagment and 3  administration interns positions are to be filled for the season. 
click here for more info about the internship program


PIPPIN: Male-identifying or gender expansive. The fool. On a journey to find meaning in life. Tap a plus. 

LEADING PLAYER: Seeking any gender expression. Actor of color. The Magician.  Spiritual energy poured into physical form. Magic skills a plus. Tap a plus.

CHARLEMAGNE: Seeking any gender expression to portray a Male-identified character. The Emperor.

FASTRADA: Seeking any gender expression to portray a Female-identified character. The Empress. Ability to dance in heels. Fan work a plus.

LEWIS: Seeking any gender expression to portray a Male-identified chapter. Toxic masculinity. Tap.

BERTHA: Female identified or gender expansive. Love for life. She is a star.

CATHERINE: Female identified or gender expansive. Improv skills / Clowning Experience. Comedic experience. 

Ensemble:Must Tap. Must be well versed dancers (ballet, modern, tap, hip hop). Other special skills including, Guitar / instruments, Break dance, Puppetry, Dance in heels, fan work, Clowning , Magic, Circus based skills



April 9,10,11 at 8pm & April 12  at 6pm
Have a Pre-Show Take Out Dinner from New Canaan Restaurants
  (See List)
 Enjoy a fun Cabaret Evening

Tune into Cablevision Channel 79 at showtime.
(Channel 79 is only available to New Canaan subscribers) 
Or stream Online at STONC.ORG/Show (at showtime)

SondheimArt800x600A night of Broadway songs by Stephen Sondheim in honor of his 90th Birthday! Held Nov. 23, 2019 before a live audience of Summer Theatre Patrons at the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan studios. Performances by an exceptional cast of Broadway and regional artists.



Mary McNulty     
Conner Ryan
Peter Saide*     
Jodi Stevens

Music Direction by 
David Hancock Turner

Evening Host and Director
Melody Meitrott Libonati


 Songs performed from Sondheim's Broadway shows include Follies, Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more.

We thank our performers who waived their fees for this broadcast. This enabled us to bring our local community a free evening of great performances to support our theatre and local restaurants during this time of isolation, health and safety concerns.

An Evening of Sondheim presented on New Canaan Community Cablevision Channel 79.
Available to New Canaan Residents (only) with Cablevision subscription
via an Online viewing at STONC.Org/Show at show time. 
April 9.10.11 at 8pm
or Sun April 12 at 6pm

We thank the
70 PINE Street, New Canaan CT

Help The Summer Theatre return this season.
Please make an online donation. Thank you

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* Evening is dedicated to the Memory of Peter Saide. He was a rising star and a generous artist who's untimely passing in January of this year encourages us to cherish the time we have together. Our hearts break for his family and loved ones. This cabaret evening was one of Peter's last performances.  We are happy to share it with you.

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