Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Three Openings

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

STONC continues its season of Theatre for Young Audiences with a frothy production of "Pickalicious The Musical" under its tent at Waveny Park.

Based on the popular book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, "Pinkalicious" is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation, as framed by the story of Pinkalicious, who is obsessed with pink cupcakes. After eating one too many, she turns pink from head to toe. What's a pink girl to do?

The show premieres July 4 and will run on weekends through August 5. For tickets or more information call 203-966-4634 or go to

The Ivoryton Playhouse

                    Michael Barra and Jill Sullivan. Photo courtesy of The Ivoryton Playhouse

"Hair Spray," the rockin' musical set in Baltimore in 1962, also opens on July 4, for a run through July 29.

It's the story of size-challenged Tracy Turnblad, who has one great desire, to dance on the Corny Collins Show. She gets her wish, but along the way must deal with a Teen Queen, win the heart of heart-throb Link Larkin and integrate a TV station.

For tickets or more information call 860-767-7318 or go to

Town Players of Newtown

The Town Players are presenting Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," which opens on July 6 and runs through July 29.

The play is a coming-of-age story focusing on Eugene Jerome, a Jewish teen growing up in 1937 in Brooklyn. While dealing with his family he experiences puberty, sexual awakening and bgegins a search for identity.

For tickets or more information call 203-270-9144 or go to

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