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  • Just In Time For Summer Laughs: Noël Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’ Opens June 26 At The Little Theatre

    Town Players of Newtown will continue its 80th-anniversary season with a play about theater itself: Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, opening June 26.

    Oftentimes, plays are written about obnoxious guests. Hay Fever is an exception to that rule, as the action surrounds the antics of nightmare hosts.

    Can a famous leading lady really enjoy “rustication?” Is there such a thing as “retirement from the stage?”

  • Theater Review: ‘Fifth Of July’ An Exceptional Season-Opener For Town Players

    The Town Players of Newtown current production of Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July transports audiences back a few decades, to the post Vietnam war era. Despite the time frame, audiences will find the circumstances and situations involving the lives of the Talley family to be utterly timeless and completely relatable.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Auditions Notice: "An Inspector Calls," July 7-9

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for An Inspector Calls, the classic “drawing room theater” production by J.B. Priestly. Auditions will be conducted Monday through Wednesday, July 7-9, from 7-9 pm each night.

  • Theater Review: ‘Menagerie’ An Excellent Season Opener For Town Players

    Every now and then the Town Players of Newtown mount a production that is as fine as any regional theater in the area, and as good as any of the professional companies in Hartford or New Haven. Such is the case with their current production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, which has been chosen to open the 2014 season at The Little Theatre. 

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Glass Menagerie’

    Town Players of Newtown will host open auditions for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams on Sunday and Tuesday, February 23 and 25, from 7 to 9 pm each night.

    A faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility, Amanda Wingfield creates a world of illusion for herself and her two children, Tom and Laura. When Amanda’s efforts to snag a “gentleman caller” for her daughter cause that fragile world to come crashing down, the result is heartache and loss.

  • Theater Review: Suspense Abounds In ‘Veronica’s Room’

    Halloween is over, which makes the timing just slightly off for the Little Theater’s current production of Ira Levin’s Veronica’s Room. Levin gained fame with his scary portrayal of New York’s Dakota building in Rosemary’s Baby. But while that was a supernatural horror story involving congress with the Devil, Veronica’s Room, which came after that, deals with scary horror that is purely human in its origins — albeit sick human.

  • ‘Oleanna,’ This Weekend Only, At The Little Theatre

    Town Players announces a special, limited engagement, black-box production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, featuring the Actors’ Lab Repertory Theater.

    A professor. A student. A failing grade. Two lives unravel. Whatever side you choose, you’re wrong.

    The performance at The Little Theatre will feature the talents of Harry Lipstein of Ridgefield and Samantha Holomakoff of Norwalk, being directed by Karen Pope of Bridgewater.