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A World Premiere! 

July 17- Aug 1  Weekends 

Stoopkid Stories LIVE! is a fun new show adapted from the hit children's podcast Stoopkid Stories written by Melissa Victor. Be a part of the Stoopkid Crew as they come alive on stage with fun new songs, hype dances and an amazing story about believing in yourself. It's going to be a fun time so let's go! Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
Est. Running times: 60+/- mintues

Shows Saturdays and Sundays 10am or 12pm
One weekday performance Friday July 23, 10am.

Also we are planning a school tour of StoopKid Stories Live! once the arts and again brought into schools. 

 

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Production Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics:          Melissa Victor Director/Choreographer:     Melissa Victor

Assistant Director:              Arbender Robinson

Costume Design:                Heidi Hanson

Music Director:                   David Little

Assistant Music Dir.            Victoria Iparraguirre

Sound Design:                    Ian Loftis

Scenic/Lighting:                 Michael Blagys

Technical Director:             James Hart

Stage Manager:                 Jenna Arkontaky


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Stoopkid Stories LIVE actors

Role of:

Peach - Shaunice Alexander

Nathaniel - Brett Hennessy Jones

Mckinley - Olyvia Shaw

Tia - Sharae Moultrie

Karr - Justin Lowrey


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 Broadway Tony-Winning Revival

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"The Perfect Summer Show!"
July 7-31
Thursday - Sunday
Shows: 8pm Thu - Sat,  7pm Sunday
Waveny Park, New Canaan CT

Press Release

Once On This Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavoured musical opens on a Caribbean island where villagers discover an orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. Once On This Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance. Magically staged by Tony-Winner George Faison.

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Based upon the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy


Directed & Choreographed
by George Faison

Music Direction
Damien Sneed

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Theatre For A Young Audience (TYA)

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A fun theatre experience for children of all ages!

Shows July 15 -31
 Friday Saturdays and Sundays  10AM

Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road through Oz to find the Wizard sharing one adventure after another.  Featuring songs We're off to see the Wizard,  Somewhere over the rainbow,  If I Only Had a Brain and many more. A perfect summer show for young families.  Picnics, parties and munckins welcome!  Talented cast of 8 actors perform multiple roles.  Great fun!

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Education Program Series
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Rain date July 29

Come see our Junior Company of middle school students who must may be the stars of tomorrow!  They will perform on our professional tent stage theatre.  They have rehearsed for three weeks with our production staff perfecting their acting, singing and dancing to put on their own production.  Recommended for all ages.

Est. Running times: 70 mintues, with intermission

Tickets go on sale July 11

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The DramaRamas Present

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July 10 at 11am - Admission Free

Come cheer on these special thesbians who are truely remarkable. From ages 8-19, each special needs student is featured front and center with their acting mentor from our professional artistic staff and perform scenes and highlights from this show. Alumni have gone on to actively participate in school theatre programs and TV series, films and professional theatre. This is a unique one of a kind award winning educational program created by Melody Libonati, Artistic Director Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

Estimated Running Time  30 minutes.

The DramaRamas Program is underwritten in part by the Joan Dionne Family Foundation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“Once On This Island” begins Performances July 7 at Waveny Park, New Canaan

Directed & Choreographed by Broadway Tony Winner George Faison

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC), Fairfield County’s professional summer theatre company based in Waveny Park, New Canaan will open its 19th season July 7 with Broadway's Tony-Winning Musical Once On This Island, Directed and Choreographed by George Faison, the first African American to win a Tony for choreographing The WIZ on Broadway and Music Directed by recording/concert artist and musical director to many R&B stars Damien Sneed. Also for young audiences the Summer Theatre is presenting The Wizard of Oz opening July 15.

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George Faison Tony Winning Choreographer with Tony winner and recent Tony nominee LaChanze (who created the role of Ti Moune in the original Broadway prodution) and Artistic Director Melody Meitrott Libonati at the recent Summer Theatare Gala  (Photo by Mckenna Christine Poe)

"I am quite excited to be working again with George Faison who is an Icon of Broadway and an exceptional story teller," says Melody Libonati, Artistic Director of the Summer Theatre and Broadway actress. She adds "Our theatre is so pleased to bring this lively summer musical with a love story that exemplifies the challengew we still face today."

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 Cast of Once On This Island (Tony Winning Director George Faison center)

Once On This Island,with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavoured musical opens on a Caribbean island where villagers discover an orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. Once On This Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance. Musical features an exceptional cast.  Performances Thursday through Sunday evenings.

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The Wizard of Oz July 15-31 (picture from prior season)

For young audiences the Summer Theatre is presenting The Wizard of Oz running July 15 - 31. In this production, the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, is creatively brought to life in an abridged musical version specifically created to present to young audiences.  Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road through Oz to find the Wizard sharing one adventure after another.  Featuring songs We're off to see the Wizard, Somewhere over the rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain and many more. Directed and Choreographed by Corinne Broadbent, this is a perfect summer show for young families.  Picnics and Munchkins welcome!  Great fun!

Also, the Summer Theatre will be presenting two special events this summer. The Thomas Ortiz Dance Festival on July 12 at 7:30pm and the New Canaan Chamber Music concert on July 26 at 7:30pm featuring world renown pianist Andrew Armstrong and violinist Tessa Lark.  All season shows are presented under a large state of the art tent with reserved and open field seating. Tickets with reserved chairs can be ordered or bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Seating opens 30 minutes prior to show. Convenient free parking. Waveny Park, 677 South Ave. New Canaan.  Tickets and more info at STONC.ORG.

About the Summer Theatre of New Canaan: The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a not for profit theatre company based in New Canaan that presents professionally produced Broadway musicals, Theatre for Young Audiences shows, special theatrical and concert events and award winning educational programs. In the fall and spring, the theatre tours young audience shows to schools in the tri-state region. Season performances are held in a state-of-the-art Tent Theatre

Contact: Ed Libonati
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