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“According to the Governor’s ordinance, we are suspending our production of Whodunnit and including it into our next season’s roster. Thank you for your continued support and please keep safe.”

Thank You Robin

The Sherman Players Board would like to say an enormous thank you to Robin Frome, who has stepped down from the position of President.

Robin has been our President since 2012 and during his tenure has overseen a vast array of productions, formed lasting community relationships and managed significant changes at the Playhouse.

As well as his official role, Robin has produced, directed and acted in many of our shows.  A fan of the classics he has been responsible for bringing Shakespeare back to our stage - directing popular productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest.  On stage he’s been seen most recently as the titular Tartuffe, Benjamin’s long suffering father in The Graduate, a blond Indian in Three By Tenn and having more fun than anyone should be allowed as the wicked Fleshcreep in 2019’s Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.

A great champion of theatre arts in general and the Sherman Playhouse in particular, Robin has worked tirelessly to maintain its reputation for quality and variety.  Anyone who has directed or acted here always comments on what a welcoming community it is.  That is a testament to Robin and his leadership over the past eight years.

Thank you Robin and the very best wishes for your next chapter! 
The Sherman Players Board

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3 days ago

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This week's KTGLO gave us a look into the impact of COVID on theatre administration, movies, up-and-coming actors, the logistics of recording music and more.
Among our guests are a familiar face to many of us, having gotten her start in local theatre right here in our part of Connecticut - Gloria Antonios is an alum of New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre now making her way as a professional actor and singer.
Dan Friedman joins us. He's a man who wears so many hats he has to duck when going through doorways - Theatre director, actor, award-winning playwright, massive movie buff, administrator at the Bedford Playhouse… the list goes on.
We also welcome another alum of the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse. She’s stage and movie actor Midanah Penda.
And continuing with the Movie theme we are delighted to welcome Thomas Hardisty recordist for all things music, sound and song for one or two movies you might just have heard of… Frozen, Frozen II, Jurassic World, Rogue One, Toy Story, Green Book, Pirates of…. in fact more big name Hollywood movies than you could shake a very large microphone at.

Robin and I are having a whale of a time chatting to our guests! Hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do.

Join us again next week when we'll be hearing from Bradford Blake, Jessica Grainger and Martin Casella.

9/21/2020 - Keep The Ghost Light on
9/21/2020 - Keep The Ghost Light on
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5 days ago

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Technical Gremlins have derailed our Facebook Live stream. I’ll be posting the recording of tonight’s session later this evening. ... See moreSee less

2 weeks ago

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Tonight's KTGLO featured actor Julie Galdieri, musician and actor Jeff Tuohy and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's producer/musical director Bob Kinkel. As well as covering their backgrounds and current projects we discussed how streaming and virtual performances are evolving from large scale events, and may well develop into a regular channel for musicians to reach their audience.

9/14 - Keep The Ghost Light on
9/14 - Keep The Ghost Light on
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2 weeks ago

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Like an unshaven Ryan Seacrest, no? OK, then just listen to the stellar lineup for tonight’s Keep The Ghost Light On.
See you tonight 9/14 @ 7.30 on zoom or Facebook Live!
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3 weeks ago

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Lively and informative KTGLO show tonight. With Kat Bohn - V/O Actor & Musician, Kent Burnham - Head of Theatre at Trinity Pawling School, and Donald Gamsjager & Jamie Roderick of DNR Labs - Technical Wizards.

Among the topics covered tonight's extended edition features a great discussion on the technical implications of COVID restrictions, especially on live theatre, how technology may be used to enable performances to go ahead and the vital importance of considering it as part of the production, not just a way of broadcasting a show. You'll also hear some predictions on where things may go from here.

Keep The Ghost Light On - 7 Sept 2020
Keep The Ghost Light On - 7 Sept 2020
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3 weeks ago

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OK. So this guy’s no Tom Bergeron, but he’s got an important message about Keep The Ghost Light On... (and he promises to shave before tonight’s show!) ... See moreSee less

3 weeks ago

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A huge Thank You to Henry Cooperman and the folks at the JCC in Sherman for sharing the proceeds of Robin's next live performance of Say Goodnight, Stacy. See poster for details and www.jccinsherman.orgA huge Thank You to Henry Cooperman and the folks at the JCC in Sherman for sharing the proceeds of Robin's next live performance of Say Goodnight, Stacy. See poster for details and www.jccinsherman.org ... See moreSee less

A huge Thank You to Henry Cooperman and the folks at the JCC in Sherman for sharing the proceeds of Robins next live performance of Say Goodnight, Stacy.  See poster for details and www.jccinsherman.org

4 weeks ago

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Our first Facebook Live broadcast went rather well, I think. I’ll iron out the minor wrinkles in time for next week’s Keep The Ghost Light On! In the meantime enjoy! ... See moreSee less

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4 weeks ago

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Watch this space.... I'll be attempting to run a Facebook Live broadcast of our Keep The Ghost Light On event tonight!
Hopefully the technology won't defeat me! 🤓🤔💥
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1 month ago

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“Attracting Hummingbirds “
Sept.- Oct. 2005“Attracting Hummingbirds “
Sept.- Oct. 2005
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“Attracting Hummingbirds “
Sept.- Oct. 2005

2 months ago

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A blast from the past. It's a glowing review for our 1995 production of Godspell from the Brookfield Journal. A great pic too - How on earth has Missy Slaymaker not aged a day since then? And how many more names can you spot who are still active in our local theatre scene? Thanks to Joe Harding for passing this on.A blast from the past. It's a glowing review for our 1995 production of Godspell from the Brookfield Journal. A great pic too - How on earth has Missy Slaymaker not aged a day since then? And how many more names can you spot who are still active in our local theatre scene? Thanks to Joe Harding for passing this on. ... See moreSee less

A blast from the past.  Its a glowing review for our 1995 production of Godspell from the Brookfield Journal.  A great pic too - How on earth has Missy Slaymaker not aged a day since then?  And how many more names can you spot who are still active in our local theatre scene?  Thanks to Joe Harding for passing this on.

2 months ago

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While the Playhouse is dark we haven't been idle. We're tackling lots of projects. Here's a look at the first - a refresh of the Green Room. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Enormous thanks to Polly and Daisy Stott for your creativity and hard work!

What we're doing in 'Summer Break'...
What we're doing in 'Summer Break'...
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2 months ago

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Gorilla in a bra and tutu. Doesn’t every theatre have one?Gorilla in a bra and tutu. Doesn’t every theatre have one? ... See moreSee less

Gorilla in a bra and tutu. Doesn’t every theatre have one?

2 months ago

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It’s exciting coming across gems from the past when tidying the office at the Playhouse. I’ll just have to ask Betsy about these. I’m especially interested in what the show was that someone had to learn Finnish for.... 😃🤔It’s exciting coming across gems from the past when tidying the office at the Playhouse. I’ll just have to ask Betsy about these. I’m especially interested in what the show was that someone had to learn Finnish for.... 😃🤔 ... See moreSee less

It’s exciting coming across gems from the past when tidying the office at the Playhouse.  I’ll just have to ask Betsy about these. I’m especially interested in what the show was that someone had to learn Finnish for.... 😃🤔

2 months ago

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Change is good. What could this blurry image be? What could it mean? Find out soon.... 😉 ... See moreSee less

Change is good.  What could this blurry image be?  What could it mean? Find out soon.... 😉

2 months ago

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A good friend of the Playhouse remembered on his birthday and always sadly missed. You left us too soon Steve Manzino, but we still always smile at the memories you made. ... See moreSee less

A good friend of the Playhouse remembered on his birthday and always sadly missed. You left us too soon Steve Manzino, but we still always smile at the memories you made.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Hey everybody! What’s a great memory you have of the Sherman Playhouse? Is it a show, a part, an event, a person, a hilarious catastrophe? Let us know in the comments.
I’ll start with two (this is Steve Stott):
In Orwell’s 1984 feeling myself physically shaken after ‘torturing’ Alex.
And Chris Marker’s face in See How They Run - I’ve never seen that particular shade of red anywhere else in nature. He had to have his own, personal fan running on stage left!!! 😂
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  • 2016 Blithe Spirit
  • 2015 The Rocky Horror Show
  • 2017 Dark Of The Moon
  • 2015 Arsenic and Old Lace
  • 2008 Pygmalion
  • 2009 Gaslight
  • 2009 Not Now Darling
  • 2010 Child's Christmas In Wales
  • 2010 Dancing At Lughnasa
  • 2010 Enchanted April
  • 2010 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • 2011 An Inspector Calls
  • 2011 Bad Seed
  • 2011 Sleeping Beauty
  • 2012 Cinderella
  • 2012 Of Mice and Men
  • 2012 Opera Comique
  • 2012 The Subject Was Roses
  • 2013 Aladdin
  • 2013 Anne of Green Gables
  • 2013 Run for Your Wife
  • 2013 The Maids
  • 2014 Dividing The Estate
  • 2017 HAIR
  • 2014 Marlene
  • 2014 The Rainmaker
  • 2014 It's A Wonderful Life - Radio Play
  • 2015 1984
  • 2015 Talley's Folly
  • 1926 A Marriage of Convenience
  • 1999 A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 1998 An Ideal Husband
  • 1979 Anything Goes
  • 1969 Barefoot In The Park
  • 1971 Becket
  • 1992 Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • 1957 Dial M For Murder
  • 1966 Inherit The Wind
  • 1950 Ladies In Retirement
  • 1952 Our Town
  • 1978 Summer And Smoke
  • 2017 The House of Blue Leaves
  • 1965 The Fantasticks
  • 1985 Godspell
  • 1980 Guys and Dolls
  • 1989 Noises Off
  • 1992 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1988 Royal Hunt of The Sun
  • 1991 Terra Nova
  • 2016 Tartuffe
  • 2016 Life with Father
  • 2016 Chalk Garden
  • 2018 Taming of the Shrew
  • 2018 Murder Takes A Holiday
  • 2018 HAIR
  • 2019 Venus In Fur