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Durang Outdoors – Tickets now on sale

July 9, 10, 16 & 17 – The Sherman Playhouse Outdoor Stage

Our 2021 season kicks off on our outdoor stage (located on the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse) with ‘Durang Outdoors’.

Join us as we present an evening of Christopher Durang one acts under the stars - ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ directed by Jessica Smith and ‘For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ directed by Matt Austin. 

Featuring: Jody BayerPriscilla SquiersBruce TredwellJim HippMatt Austin and Heather Haneman. Producer: Matt Austin.  Technical Director: Al Chiappetta.

Grounds open about an hour before show time. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and a picnic. 

Refreshments will be on sale before the show and during intermission.

In ‘The Actors Nightmare’ an accountant named George finds himself mysteriously backstage in a theater being told he must replace one of the actors immediately. No one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons — by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. ’The Actor’s Nightmare’ takes on the age old fear of not being prepared in a way only a master satirist like Durang can

For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ is Durang’s absurd take on The Glass Menagerie. In this parody, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for ‘the feminine caller.’ Terrified of people, Lawrence plays with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. Ginny, the feminine caller, is hard of hearing and overbearingly friendly. Brother Tom wants to go the movies, where he keeps meeting sailors who need to be put up in his room. Amanda tries to face everything with ‘charm and vivacity,’ but sometimes she just wants to hit somebody.

This is a limited run of four performances so get your tickets before they sell out!

Betsy Scholze – A Lifetime of Service Recognized

The Sherman Players have been around for nearly a century and that longevity is all down to the people involved in running the organization and keeping the Sherman Playhouse a relevant part of the community.

This is especially true of Betsy Scholze, who for nearly 60 years has been an active member of the Players.

At this year’s Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors chose to honor Betsy with a Lifetime Recognition Award, for the service, creativity and leadership she has shown over these many years.

Betsy’s connection to the Players and the Playhouse goes back much further than these 60 years, however.  It was her Grandparents, Alice and Walter Evans, who established the theatre in Sherman!

After a period of time in the Midwest Betsy returned to her hometown of Sherman in 1962 and immediately threw herself into theatrical pursuits.  A gifted artist, she began with set painting and in her time there isn’t a job she hasn’t done for the theatre – actor, technician, backstage, board member, long serving treasurer, a number of stints as President, and many, many more.  She met the love of her life, husband Fred, at the Playhouse where he was directing a play, and her children have all trodden the boards at one time or another.

Even now she shows no signs of slowing down – during the COVID restrictions she could be found repainting the Playhouse lobby, box-office and backstage stairs.  She remains an active member of the Players’ Board of Directors.

In addition to the Lifetime Recognition award, the Board has also named Betsy as their Honorary Patron – a title that acknowledges the history of her family’s close ties to the Sherman Players and The Sherman Playhouse. 

Steve Stott, current President, says of Betsy “She quite simply is THE key member of the Sherman Players.  No one has had a greater impact on, or contributed more to our success.  I know I speak for a succession of Presidents when I say how grateful I am for her help and counsel.  There’s no substitute for Betsy’s experience and wisdom.  Her love for the Playhouse is evident in the energy she puts into our activities - and long may that continue!”

 Thank you Betsy!

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Join us again on Saturday, June 19 from 7:00pm for our next FREE concert with The Mill River Band. 

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Wednesday, June 30th & Thursday July 1st from 7-9pm at the Sherman Playhouse.

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We return to the Sherman Town Beach ONE WEEK from tonight for our FREE Sherman Concert Series! Join us at 7pm for an evening of fun featuring The Mill River Band!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNav4-DrHCgMill River Band plays Giving It Up at the Levitt
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2 weeks ago

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When our Artistic Director said he had a big fan, we didn’t think he meant literally…. 😁. Matt Austin in rehearsal for the upcoming Durang Outdoors!
Tickets on sale now at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebookWhen our Artistic Director said he had a big fan, we didn’t think he meant literally…. 😁. Matt Austin in rehearsal for the upcoming Durang Outdoors!
Tickets on sale now at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook
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When our Artistic Director said he had a big fan, we didn’t think he meant literally…. 😁. Matt Austin in rehearsal for the upcoming Durang Outdoors!
Tickets on sale now at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

Betsy Scholze – A Lifetime of Service Recognized

The Sherman Players have been around for nearly a century and that longevity is all down to the people involved in running the organization and keeping the Sherman Playhouse a relevant part of the community.

This is especially true of Betsy Scholze, who for nearly 60 years has been an active member of the Players.
At this year’s Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors chose to honor Betsy with a Lifetime Recognition Award, for the service, creativity and leadership she has shown over these many years.

Betsy’s connection to the Players and the Playhouse goes back much further than these 60 years, however. It was her Grandparents, Alice and Walter Evans, who established the theatre in Sherman!
After a period of time away in the Midwest Betsy returned to her hometown of Sherman in 1962 and immediately threw herself into theatrical pursuits. A gifted artist, she began with set painting and in her time there isn’t a job she hasn’t done for the theatre – actor, technician, backstage, board member, long serving treasurer, a number of stints as President, and many, many more. She met the love of her life, husband Fred, at the Playhouse where he was directing a play, and her children have all trodden the boards at one time or another.
Even now she shows no signs of slowing down – during the COVID restrictions she could be found repainting the Playhouse lobby, box-office and backstage stairs. She remains an active member of the Players’ Board of Directors.

In addition to the Lifetime Recognition award, the Board has also named Betsy as their Honorary Patron – a title that acknowledges the history of her family’s close ties to the Sherman Players and The Sherman Playhouse.

Steve Stott, current President, says of Betsy “She quite simply is THE key member of the Sherman Players. No one has had a greater impact on, or contributed more to our success. I know I speak for a succession of Presidents when I say how grateful I am for her help and counsel. There’s no substitute for Betsy’s experience and wisdom. Her love for the Playhouse is evident in the energy she puts into our activities - and long may that continue!”

Thank you Betsy!

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The Sherman Players recently announced their return to live performance with a series of free music concerts at the Sherman Town Beach (the next one is Saturday June 19 at 7.00pm) and Durang Outdoors, an evening of one act plays by popular playwright, Christopher Durang, presented on the Outdoor Stage in the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse on July 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 8pm. Tickets for Durang Outdoors are on sale now at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook. For further information please email information@shermanplayers.org or call 860-354-3622Betsy Scholze – A Lifetime of Service Recognized

The Sherman Players have been around for nearly a century and that longevity is all down to the people involved in running the organization and keeping the Sherman Playhouse a relevant part of the community.

This is especially true of Betsy Scholze, who for nearly 60 years has been an active member of the Players.
At this year’s Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors chose to honor Betsy with a Lifetime Recognition Award, for the service, creativity and leadership she has shown over these many years.

Betsy’s connection to the Players and the Playhouse goes back much further than these 60 years, however. It was her Grandparents, Alice and Walter Evans, who established the theatre in Sherman!
After a period of time away in the Midwest Betsy returned to her hometown of Sherman in 1962 and immediately threw herself into theatrical pursuits. A gifted artist, she began with set painting and in her time there isn’t a job she hasn’t done for the theatre – actor, technician, backstage, board member, long serving treasurer, a number of stints as President, and many, many more. She met the love of her life, husband Fred, at the Playhouse where he was directing a play, and her children have all trodden the boards at one time or another.
Even now she shows no signs of slowing down – during the COVID restrictions she could be found repainting the Playhouse lobby, box-office and backstage stairs. She remains an active member of the Players’ Board of Directors.

In addition to the Lifetime Recognition award, the Board has also named Betsy as their Honorary Patron – a title that acknowledges the history of her family’s close ties to the Sherman Players and The Sherman Playhouse.

Steve Stott, current President, says of Betsy “She quite simply is THE key member of the Sherman Players. No one has had a greater impact on, or contributed more to our success. I know I speak for a succession of Presidents when I say how grateful I am for her help and counsel. There’s no substitute for Betsy’s experience and wisdom. Her love for the Playhouse is evident in the energy she puts into our activities - and long may that continue!”

Thank you Betsy!

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The Sherman Players recently announced their return to live performance with a series of free music concerts at the Sherman Town Beach (the next one is Saturday June 19 at 7.00pm) and Durang Outdoors, an evening of one act plays by popular playwright, Christopher Durang, presented on the Outdoor Stage in the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse on July 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 8pm. Tickets for Durang Outdoors are on sale now at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook. For further information please email information@shermanplayers.org or call 860-354-3622
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Betsy Scholze – A Lifetime of Service Recognized

The Sherman Players have been around for nearly a century and that longevity is all down to the people involved in running the organization and keeping the Sherman Playhouse a relevant part of the community.

This is especially true of Betsy Scholze, who for nearly 60 years has been an active member of the Players.
At this year’s Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors chose to honor Betsy with a Lifetime Recognition Award, for the service, creativity and leadership she has shown over these many years.

Betsy’s connection to the Players and the Playhouse goes back much further than these 60 years, however.  It was her Grandparents, Alice and Walter Evans, who established the theatre in Sherman!
After a period of time away in the Midwest Betsy returned to her hometown of Sherman in 1962 and immediately threw herself into theatrical pursuits.  A gifted artist, she began with set painting and in her time there isn’t a job she hasn’t done for the theatre – actor, technician, backstage, board member, long serving treasurer, a number of stints as President, and many, many more.  She met the love of her life, husband Fred, at the Playhouse where he was directing a play, and her children have all trodden the boards at one time or another.
Even now she shows no signs of slowing down – during the COVID restrictions she could be found repainting the Playhouse lobby, box-office and backstage stairs.  She remains an active member of the Players’ Board of Directors.

In addition to the Lifetime Recognition award, the Board has also named Betsy as their Honorary Patron – a title that acknowledges the history of her family’s close ties to the Sherman Players and The Sherman Playhouse. 

Steve Stott, current President, says of Betsy “She quite simply is THE key member of the Sherman Players.  No one has had a greater impact on, or contributed more to our success.  I know I speak for a succession of Presidents when I say how grateful I am for her help and counsel.  There’s no substitute for Betsy’s experience and wisdom.  Her love for the Playhouse is evident in the energy she puts into our activities - and long may that continue!”

Thank you Betsy!

=====================================
The Sherman Players recently announced their return to live performance with a series of free music concerts at the Sherman Town Beach (the next one is Saturday June 19 at 7.00pm) and Durang Outdoors, an evening of one act plays by popular playwright, Christopher Durang, presented on the Outdoor Stage in the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse on July 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 8pm.  Tickets for Durang Outdoors are on sale now at https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook.  For further information please email information@shermanplayers.org or call 860-354-3622

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

By popular demand, tickets are now available for Durang Outdoors at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook/

Our 2021 season kicks off on our outdoor stage (located on the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse) with ‘Durang Outdoors’.

Join us as we present an evening of Christopher Durang one acts under the stars - ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ directed by Jessica Smith and ‘For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ directed by Matt Austin.

More info coming soon!By popular demand, tickets are now available for Durang Outdoors at shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook/

Our 2021 season kicks off on our outdoor stage (located on the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse) with ‘Durang Outdoors’.

Join us as we present an evening of Christopher Durang one acts under the stars - ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ directed by Jessica Smith and ‘For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ directed by Matt Austin.

More info coming soon!
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By popular demand, tickets are now available for Durang Outdoors at https://shermanplayers.ticketleap.com/t/facebook/

Our 2021 season kicks off on our outdoor stage (located on the grounds of the Sherman Playhouse) with ‘Durang Outdoors’.

Join us as we present an evening of Christopher Durang one acts under the stars - ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ directed by Jessica Smith and ‘For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls’ directed by Matt Austin.

More info coming soon!

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Much like Brigadoon, a legend returns...exciting announcement coming soon...

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1 month ago

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We’re getting excited for tomorrow night’s FREE Bock & Blu concert on the Sherman Town Beach! Grab a picnic and some chairs and join us for an evening of music and fun!

youtu.be/v6agC7wgx9wBock & Blu (filmed live, no lip synching)Barbara Bock, Gary Blu, Timmy Maia, Maydie Myles, Andy Abel, Paul Adamy, Brian Doherty, Tony Kadleck, Emedin Rivera,...
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1 month ago

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From famine to feast! TWO rehearsals at the Playhouse running concurrently tonight... one for the Sherman Players’ next show, the other a final run through of Morgana’s 10 min play festival piece prior to filming tomorrow in NYC. Great to have actors back on stage, a production in flight and to be able to help out a local playwright! 😀 ... See moreSee less

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Real live theater? Our first read through for ‘Durang Outdoors’ was a success (and also outdoors). Coming this July!Real live theater? Our first read through for ‘Durang Outdoors’ was a success (and also outdoors). Coming this July! ... See moreSee less

Real live theater? Our first read through for ‘Durang Outdoors’ was a success (and also outdoors). Coming this July!

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We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the outpouring of donations by the community over the last few weeks for our Savers clothing drive. Those donations have translated to dollars to help keep the playhouse going. Thank you to all who participated! ... See moreSee less

We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the outpouring of donations by the community over the last few weeks for our Savers clothing drive. Those donations have translated to dollars to help keep the playhouse going. Thank you to all who participated!

1 month ago

Sherman Playhouse

Weekend go too quickly? Start making plans for your next relaxing evening. Less than two weeks until our FREE Sherman Concert Series kicks off at the Sherman Town Beach with Bock & Blu May 22nd @ 7:00pm!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXKKuPZYxxIBock & Blu (filmed live, no lip synching)Barbara Bock, Gary Blu, Timmy Maia, Maydie Myles, Andy Abel, Paul Adamy, Brian Doherty, Tony Kadleck, Emedin Rivera,...
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2 months ago

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Steve Stott reports on the response to our appeal for donations that we can covert into funds with Savers in Brookfield. #greattheatre #CloserThanYouThink

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Pods are marked out...bell is ready...all we need is an audience! Join us tonight at 7pm for an evening of improv!

www.showtix4u.com/events/21106/?event=51031&date=134033Pods are marked out...bell is ready...all we need is an audience! Join us tonight at 7pm for an evening of improv!

www.showtix4u.com/events/21106/?event=51031&date=134033
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Pods are marked out...bell is ready...all we need is an audience! Join us tonight at 7pm for an evening of improv!

https://www.showtix4u.com/events/21106/?event=51031&date=134033
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