Currently running… “They’re Playing Our Song,” September 18 – October 11
Special Westport Community Theatre Fundraiser
in support of the Bill Meyer Scholarship
Saturday, October 24
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Staged Reading of
Westport Community Theatre
including a wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception at the
Westport Historical Society
Bill Meyer was a beloved friend and supporter of the town of Westport and Westport Community Theatre; he truly gave new meaning to the word “volunteer,” and his warmth, energy, enthusiasm and support is greatly missed. We thought the best tribute we could give to thank Bill for his unending years of service to the theatre would be to establish a scholarship for a theatre department Staples High School senior who personifies the spirit of volunteerism that Bill lived every day.
Please join us Saturday, October 24 at 6:00 pm for our Bill Meyer Scholarship fundraiser – a wine, hors d’oeuvers and dessert reception at the Westport Historical Society followed by a staged reading performance of Thornton Wilder’s beloved play “Our Town” at Westport Community Theatre. This play truly represents the essence of what Bill loved about “his town.”
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is the Pulitzer Prize winning play that takes place in the small American town of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, circa 1901 – 1913. It is the story of an average town’s citizens as depicted through their everyday lives – funny, poignant, heartwarming and heartbreaking.
We are so pleased to be featuring a cast of veteran WCT actors, eager to lend their talents for this special event; they will be under the direction of long-time WCT director Ruth Anne Baumgartner (Souvenir, Ice Glen, The Glass Managerie and more). Actors include Davina Porter, Lucy Babbitt, David Victor, Ann Kinner, Damian Long, Sam Mink, Richard Mancini, Alexander Kulcsar, Lisa Dahlstrom, Rob Pawlikowski, Mark Frattaroli, Damian Langan*, Gregoire Mouning*
Performing roles of Grovers Corner townspeople we’re honored and pleased to welcome Westport and Connecticut civic and political leaders who were colleagues and friends of Bill including Toni Boucher, Jim Marpe, Dewey Loselle, Jonathan Steinberg, Martha Aasen, and more.
Ticket donation is $60 per person and may be reserved by calling the Box Office at 203-226-1983 or clicking on the reservations tab above at westportcommunitytheatre.com. Reservations are requested by October 17.
*courtesy of Actors Equity
September 18 – October 11
Book by Neil Simon
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Directed by Kevin Pelkey
Musical Director – Peter Randazzo
Assistant Director – Constance Koeper
Choreographer – Barbara Occhino
Stage Manager – Deanna Hartog
Starring Laura Blackwell and Mike L’Altrella
with Gabrielle Colangelo, Holly Fasciano, Samantha Pattinson
Jim Norton, Eric Sporborg, Norris Wakefield
Click on the “Reservations” tab above to make a reservation
“Light Up The Sky”
by Moss Hart, directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner
Details to come!
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2015 / 2016 60th anniversary season!
Only $93 for 5 plays – including 2 musicals!
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Kids’ Theatre Program
Kids ages 6 and above learn performance skills and immerse in the world of theatre!
September 25 – December 18.
Friday programs, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
For details go to WCT Juniors
Westport Community Theatre’s mission is to produce memorable evenings of quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; for 60+ years, non-profit Westport Community Theatre has strived to be a “community within a community,” defining all that the town of Westport, Connecticut is about.