"Spamalot" Opens TriArts Theater in Sharon

Hartford Courant

The musical "Spamalot" opens the TriArts Sharon Playhouse running June 26 to July 7 in Sharon, CT. Jennifer Werner directs and choreographs with music direction by Eric Kang.

Next up is the two-character musical "They're Playing Our Song," staged by artistic director John Simpkins and running July 19 to 28. MK Lawson choreographs and music direction is by Caleb Hoyer.

The theater also opens its new “Stage 2” performance space with John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt." Kate Galvin directs the show which runs July 11 to 14.

 Also on Stage 2 is "Next Thing You Know," a new musical by recent Jonathan Larson winners Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham.  Developed with Simpkins, who directs the production, the show has had readings and workshop productions at NYU Steinhardt, CAP 21, and a recently released album.  The show runs Aug. 8 to 11. Joshua Zecher- Ross is Music Director.

There will also be a summer youth theater production of the musical "13" running Aug. 2 to 4.

The musical "Damn Yankees" closes the season on the main stage and runs Aug. 14  to 25.  Simpkins directs, with choreography by Lawson and music direction by Kang.

A special event precedes the season: "The Way You Wear Your Hat,"  a concert celebrating the life and music of George Gershwin which runs June 7 to 9,.

The Playhouse also continues its partnership with NYU Steinhardt, enabling college students from universities around the country to earn credit for their participation. 

Casting and titles of musicals for the 2013 New Works Series (readings and workshops) will be announced at a later date.

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