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  • ‘Fifth Of July’ To Open Town Players’ 80th Anniversary Season April 24

    Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the 80th anniversary season opener for Town Players of Newtown: Fifth Of July will open Friday, April 24, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    Written by Lanford Wilson, Fifth Of July tells the tale of paraplegic Vietnam vet Ken Talley, who lives in his childhood Missouri home with his partner Jed. As Ken struggles to find meaning in life, deciding whether he wants to return to teaching, a number of friends and relatives arrive for a visit, each with a separate agenda.

  • Casting Calls: Auditions For ‘Hay Fever,’ Night Of One Acts For Town Players

    Town Players of Newtown has two sets of auditions scheduled within the next few weeks. Auditions for both shows will be at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    First up will be auditions for Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, to be produced at The Little Theatre in late June through mid Jul.

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Fifth Of July’

    Town Players of Newtown have scheduled auditions for Lanford Wilson’s Fifth Of July, which will be staged by the Newtown-based theater in late April and the first part of May.

    Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10. They will run from 7-9 pm each night.

  • Theater Review: Town Players Provide Outrageous Fun With Ludwig’s ‘Tenor’

    Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.

  • Town Players ‘Christmas Carol’ Auditions This Weekend

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for A Christmas Carol by Christopher Schario, to be conducted Sunday and Monday, November 2-3, from 7 to 9 pm each night, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    This is a unique rendering of the Christmas classic by Charles Dickens that captures all of Dickens’ delightful language and spirit. It will be suitable for the whole family.

    Gene Golaszewski of Brookfield will direct.

  • Town Players Production Of ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Opens October 31

    For those too old for trick-or-treating who are looking for a fun night out, the wild, madcap farce Lend Me A Tenor opens October 31 at The Little Theatre.

    Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. Saunders, the general manager, is ready to welcome famous tenor Tito “Il Stupendo” Merelli for a one night only engagement as Otello.

  • Town Players Seeking Director Submissions For 2015

    Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre in 2015, the 80th anniversary year for the community theater company.

    Potential directors are invited to submit up to three scripts for consideration by the theater’s play selection committee. Town Players puts on a variety of shows each season, from farce to period pieces to modern drama.

  • Theater Review: Everything To Do With Wild Animals, Just Not The Kind You Find In A Pet Shop

    Murder and mayhem prevail, in a hilarious family kind of way, with The Town Players current production of Charles Ludlam’s The Artificial Jungle, an outrageously campy romp through a quirky pet shop nestled in downtown Manhattan. Complete with an overbearing mom, neighborhood cop and conniving wife, this family makes good on the old adage of “the ties that bind, and gag.”

  • Town Players To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Auditions

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig on Sunday, September 7, from 5 to 9 pm, and on Monday, September 8, from 7-9 pm.

    In this fast-paced farce, two men are calling themselves “Il Stupendo” for a one-night only performance of Othello at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Get ready for a hilarious, unforgettable night at the opera.

    Timothy Huebenthal of Southbury will direct.

  • ‘The Artificial Jungle’ Opens September 5 At Town Players

    The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlam opens September 5 at The Little Theatre, home for Town Players of Newtown, 18 Orchard Hill Road.