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THREE BY TENN

By TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Directed By KATHERINE ALMQUIST; Produced By DAVID ALMQUIST
March 5 (Preview), 6, 7, 13, 14, 15 (Matinee), 20, 21, 22 (Matinee), 27, 28
Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday Matinee 2:00PM

Slapstick Tragedy.  Far out tragic-comedy in the genre of Theatre of the Absurd, with a touch of Theatre for Cruelty.

The Gnadiges Fraulein is set in a rickety bunkhouse, for “permanent transients,” whose characters include a society columnist, a frowzy crone, a demented former Viennese vaudevillian, a Cacaloony bird and a blond-wigged Indian.

Two lonely children inhabit This Property Is Condemned, abandoned and aching for human connection.

Overdressed, heavily rouged ladies,  “...in the autumn of their youth” hit the town for a high old time during an annual convention in A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot.”

Tennessee Williams can compress the basic meaning of life—its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love—into small scenes or a few moments of dialog.


(1st row l to r) Stacy-Lee Frome, Reesa Nestor, Robin Frome, Beth Bonnebeau (2nd row l to r) Agnes Fohn, Joseph Russo, Susan Abrams, Noel Desiato 

Upcoming Auditions

Whodunnit – Sunday, Feb. 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m and Monday, Feb. 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. [more information]

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Upcoming Auditions for 'WHODUNNIT' A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - mailchi.mp/dcceb0a9dff2/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2512989 ... See moreSee less

Upcoming Auditions for WHODUNNIT A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - https://mailchi.mp/dcceb0a9dff2/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2512989

2 weeks ago

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THIS JUST IN. We are proud to have Tennessee Williams Dramaturge from NYU Dr Joe Jeffreys be our guest speaker and heading up our talk backs for our production of 3 by Tenn in March. Details TBA in coming weeks. Stay tuned. Community and Culture Coming Together. ... See moreSee less

THIS JUST IN. We are proud to have Tennessee Williams Dramaturge from NYU Dr Joe Jeffreys be our guest speaker and heading up our talk backs for our production of 3 by Tenn in March. Details TBA in coming weeks.  Stay tuned. Community and Culture Coming Together.

3 weeks ago

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Upcoming Auditions for 'WHODUNNIT' A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - mailchi.mp/82963b0c484b/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th ... See moreSee less

Upcoming Auditions for WHODUNNIT A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - https://mailchi.mp/82963b0c484b/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th

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3 weeks ago

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AUDITION NOTICE:

A group of six strangers - and a butler - have gathered for a black-tie dinner in the English country mansion of a wealthy lawyer during a thunderstorm. One of the guests, identified only as an "oily Levantine", tells his fellow dinner guests that he has information with which to blackmail each and every one of them. This, of course, makes him ripe for murder...
The production calls for 7 men and 3 women, ages 20 to 70.
Note that some parts require two accents – Standard British English and regional/international.
Audition dates are Sunday, Feb. 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m and Monday, Feb. 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 N, Sherman, CT 06784.
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, Feb. 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Please prepare a 2 minute monologue of any style.
The production runs May 7 (Preview), 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (Matinee), 22, 23, 24(Matinee), 29, 30.
For further information contact the director Alexis Vournazos at alexism82@msn.com
Cast:
Archibald Perkins – the butler - English & Cockney accent
Andreas Capodistriou – an oily Levantine-Greco - Turk accent
Silas Bazeby – a respectable family lawyer - English accent
Rear Admiral Knatchbull Folliat – an old sea dog - English & Scottish accent
Lady Tremurrain – a dotty aristocrat - English & Southern accent
Lavinia Hargreaves – a sweet young thing - English accent
Roger Dashwell – a black sheep - English & Australian accent
Dame Edith Runcible – an eccentric archaeologist - English & Cockney accent
Inspector Bowden – an unconventional Scotland Yard detective - English accent
Sergeant – a stolid copper - English accent
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AUDITION NOTICE:

A group of six strangers - and a butler - have gathered for a black-tie dinner in the English country mansion of a wealthy lawyer during a thunderstorm.  One of the guests, identified only as an oily Levantine, tells his fellow dinner guests that he has information with which to blackmail each and every one of them.  This, of course, makes him ripe for murder...
The production calls for 7 men and 3 women, ages 20 to 70. 
Note that some parts require two accents – Standard British English and regional/international.
Audition dates are Sunday, Feb. 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m and Monday, Feb. 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 N, Sherman, CT 06784.
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, Feb. 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Please prepare a 2 minute monologue of any style.  
The production runs May 7 (Preview), 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (Matinee), 22, 23, 24(Matinee), 29, 30.
For further information contact the director Alexis Vournazos at alexism82@msn.com
Cast:
Archibald Perkins – the butler - English & Cockney accent
Andreas Capodistriou – an oily Levantine-Greco - Turk accent
Silas Bazeby – a respectable family lawyer - English accent
Rear Admiral Knatchbull Folliat – an old sea dog - English & Scottish accent
Lady Tremurrain – a dotty aristocrat - English & Southern accent
Lavinia Hargreaves – a sweet young thing - English accent
Roger Dashwell – a black sheep - English & Australian accent
Dame Edith Runcible – an eccentric archaeologist - English & Cockney accent
Inspector Bowden – an unconventional Scotland Yard detective - English accent
Sergeant – a stolid copper - English accent

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NOW is the best time to purchase your 2020 Season Subscription! Experience all five shows of The Sherman Players' 2020 Season for less than the cost of ONE Broadway show. Pay ahead now and pay less than what you would pay later at the door. - mailchi.mp/8b6479739773/now-is-the-best-time-to-purchase-your-2020-season-subscription ... See moreSee less

NOW is the best time to purchase your 2020 Season Subscription! Experience all five shows of The Sherman Players 2020 Season for less than the cost of ONE Broadway show. Pay ahead now and pay less than what you would pay later at the door. - https://mailchi.mp/8b6479739773/now-is-the-best-time-to-purchase-your-2020-season-subscription

1 month ago

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Last Chance for Jack and the Beanstalk. We added one final performance on Sunday, December 29th at 2PM. Be sure to get your tickets today before it sells out! - mailchi.mp/dde34688aa09/last-chance-to-catch-jack-and-the-beanstalkadditional-matinee-has-been-added ... See moreSee less

Last Chance for Jack and the Beanstalk. We added one final performance on Sunday, December 29th at 2PM. Be sure to get your tickets today before it sells out! - https://mailchi.mp/dde34688aa09/last-chance-to-catch-jack-and-the-beanstalkadditional-matinee-has-been-added

1 month ago

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Play it loud! Our holiday gift to you. Our Jack and the Beanstalk production added an additional performance. Sunday December 29 at 2 pm. Tickets at www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Play it loud!  Our holiday gift to you. Our Jack and the Beanstalk production added an additional performance. Sunday December 29 at 2 pm. Tickets at www.shermanplayers.org

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Wait. What? What's this? You mean I WILL get to see it? :)

Robin Lindenbaum Sills

1 month ago

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Sherman School visit today to see some Jack and the Beanstalk. ... See moreSee less

Sherman School visit today to see some Jack and the Beanstalk.
Jack And The Beanstalk is a Smashing Hit! - https://mailchi.mp/5c5519885d34/jack-and-the-beanstalk-is-a-smashing-hit

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Thank you Jeffrey M Rossman. Glad to add to the giggles and glee

I just want to say my wife, Lynn and I, as well as our daughter, her husband and two children, ages 6 and 8 were at the Sunday matinee and we had the time of our lives this afternoon. My wife, who like Steve Stott himself, is from England and has grown up seeing pantomines during the Christmas season told me afterwards what surprised her was how much all of what she saw reminded her of all the pantos she knew growing up as a girl. Well done, Steve. You hit the nail on the head. Lynn knows her pantomimes, Puss in Boots, Dick Whittington, etc etc and for her to revel in what she saw says a lot about how you pulled this off. I was impressed with the sets, the staging, the music and sound effects, costuming, and all the singing. If I have any criticism, it`s just that it had to come to an end. But even then, it seemed to me you all really didn`t want it to bring it to a close.To all the cast and crew, bravo to each and everyone of you. I`ve shared the stage at one time or another with many of you. And for those with whom I`ve not yet shared the stage, I hope to have the honour and pleasure somewhere and sometime soon. Thanks again for a brilliant Xmas holiday production. Who needs Broadway when you have the same caliber of talent and technical expertise right here in your own backyard?

2 months ago

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Fee Fi Fo Fum we all wants yous to come. Jack and the Beantstalk continues 3 more weekends. www.shermanplayers.org Trish Haldin photo, Terry Hawley, costumes, Steven Stott director, set design Al Chiappetta lighting, Polly Stott props ... See moreSee less

Fee Fi Fo Fum we all wants yous to come.  Jack and the Beantstalk continues 3 more weekends.  www.shermanplayers.org  Trish Haldin photo, Terry Hawley, costumes, Steven Stott director, set design Al Chiappetta lighting, Polly Stott props

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2 months ago

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jack and the beanstalk opening night in a week. shermanplayers.org Trish Haldin photo. Terry Hawley costumes ... See moreSee less

jack and the beanstalk opening night in a week.  shermanplayers.org  Trish Haldin photo.  Terry Hawley costumes

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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Dame and Fleshcreep. Jack and the Beanstalk British Panto. Shermanplayers.org Trish Haldin photo. Terry Hawley costumes. Amy Leigh Simard Bukowski Dame makeup. Steven Stott, Director ... See moreSee less

Dame and Fleshcreep.  Jack and the Beanstalk British Panto.  Shermanplayers.org  Trish Haldin photo.  Terry Hawley costumes.  Amy Leigh Simard Bukowski Dame makeup.  Steven Stott, Director

3 months ago

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Hi there, I can't seem to find the right button to purchase three tickets to Jack and the Beanstalk on 15th December at two pm? I've got the page but I can't see buy? Any information will be great. Thanks. ... See moreSee less

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We will look into it

3 months ago

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The panto is back at Sherman Playhouse. One thing about the English, they love a good panto. What is a panto? According to director Steve Stott, who is very English, a panto is a fairytale with traditional features. - mailchi.mp/64613073761f/the-panto-is-back-at-sherman-playhouse ... See moreSee less

The panto is back at Sherman Playhouse. One thing about the English, they love a good panto. What is a panto? According to director Steve Stott, who is very English, a panto is a fairytale with traditional features. - https://mailchi.mp/64613073761f/the-panto-is-back-at-sherman-playhouse

3 months ago

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OUR JACK IN THE BEANSTALK MUSIC DIRECTOR
DEBORAH ROBB PIC AND BIO:

Deborah is a native of Salem, Oregon where she began her formal study of the piano at the age of four. She made her first formal appearance at the age of eleven in October of 2000 as the featured pianist in “WunderKids – Oregon Musical Prodigies” concert held at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem. This performance was followed with her orchestral debut with the Salem Chamber Orchestra in February 2001 at age twelve. Deborah has studied piano with Meng-Chieh Liu of the Curtis Institute, Dr. Samuel Bellardo of Juilliard and Columbia, Max Levinson at The Boston Conservatory, andJerome Rose at Mannes College. In 2011 Deborah earned her Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and was the recipient of the Churchill Scholarship Piano Competition. Deborah graduated from Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance in 2013. Deborah was a member of the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) directed by composer Lowell Liebermann. MACE made its formal debut in February 2013 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Deborah has also worked directly with Lowell Liebermann performing his chamber pieces including Night Music Op. 109, and Trio Op. 101 for Violin, Horn,
and Piano. After graduating with her Masters degree, Deborah immersed herself in musicproduction. Currently residing in New York City, she is working alongside producer and engineer Bruno J Sutter III. Together they make up B3D Music Productions based out of NYC. As a combined team, they hold over 40 years of musical and engineering
experience covering a wide range of genres. With their diverse backgrounds, they offer expertise in musical composition, film scoring, songwriting, arranging, vocal tracking/ editing, mixing and mastering. Alongside music production, Deborah continues to perform in the NYC area as a soloist and with cellist Xue Yang Liu.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! shermanplayers.org
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OUR JACK IN THE BEANSTALK MUSIC DIRECTOR
DEBORAH ROBB PIC AND BIO:

Deborah is a native of Salem, Oregon where she began her formal study of the piano at the age of four. She made her first formal appearance at the age of eleven in October of 2000 as the featured pianist in “WunderKids – Oregon Musical Prodigies” concert held at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem. This performance was followed with her orchestral debut with the Salem Chamber Orchestra in February 2001 at age twelve. Deborah has studied piano with Meng-Chieh Liu of the Curtis Institute, Dr. Samuel  Bellardo of Juilliard and Columbia, Max Levinson at The Boston Conservatory, andJerome Rose at Mannes College.  In 2011 Deborah earned her Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and was the recipient of the Churchill Scholarship Piano Competition. Deborah graduated from Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance in 2013. Deborah was a member of the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) directed by composer Lowell Liebermann. MACE made its formal debut in February 2013 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Deborah has also worked directly with Lowell Liebermann performing his chamber pieces including Night Music Op. 109, and Trio Op. 101 for Violin, Horn,
and Piano.  After graduating with her Masters degree, Deborah immersed herself in musicproduction. Currently residing in New York City, she is working alongside producer and engineer Bruno J Sutter III. Together they make up B3D Music Productions based out of NYC. As a combined team, they hold over 40 years of musical and engineering
experience covering a wide range of genres. With their diverse backgrounds, they offer expertise in musical composition, film scoring, songwriting, arranging, vocal tracking/ editing, mixing and mastering. Alongside music production, Deborah continues to perform in the NYC area as a soloist and with cellist Xue Yang Liu. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  shermanplayers.org

3 months ago

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Jack and the Beanstalk Panto rehearsal That's Michael Wright playing the 'Dame' not yet 'dragged out' as it were... ... See moreSee less

Jack and the Beanstalk Panto rehearsal  Thats Michael Wright playing the Dame not yet dragged out as it were...

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Do u ever need help backstage ? I have done this with other theater as producer. Asst Director, dresser

3 months ago

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CASTING CALL.
Please contact director Steven Stott

Men Needed! The Sherman Playhouse is looking for men to join the ensemble in Jack and the Beanstalk, our traditional British Panto - a hugely entertaining family show that's a mix of Fairy Tale and Broadway musical with a splash of Monty Python thrown in the mix!
The show is full of spectacle, corny jokes and great songs such as 'We're in the money', 'It's not where you start, it's where you finish', 'Anything you can do, I can do better' and many more. Casting ages 13 and up.

We're rehearsing now and open on December 6. For more information please respond to this post, contact Director Steve Stott by direct message or email information@shermanplayers.org
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CASTING CALL.
Please contact director Steven Stott

Men Needed! The Sherman Playhouse is looking for men to join the ensemble in Jack and the Beanstalk, our traditional British Panto - a hugely entertaining family show thats a mix of Fairy Tale and Broadway musical with a splash of Monty Python thrown in the mix!
The show is full of spectacle, corny jokes and great songs such as Were in the money, Its not where you start, its where you finish, Anything you can do, I can do better and many more.  Casting ages 13 and up. 

Were rehearsing now and open on December 6.  For more information please respond to this post, contact Director Steve Stott by direct message or email information@shermanplayers.org

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Feee, Fiiii, Foe, Fum, I smell the feet of an englishmaan!

3 months ago

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Rehearsal shot of Jack and the Beanstalk. Tickets on sale now. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Rehearsal shot of Jack and the Beanstalk. Tickets on sale now. Shermanplayers.org
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