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Preview of 'The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)'

Next show up at TheatreWorks in New Milford and a sneak peek at their upcoming season

NEW MILFORD, CONN. – For the Holiday season, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the hilarious musical tribute written in the spirit of “Forbidden Broadway,” THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) with music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and book by Rockwell and Bogart.

In this comic satire of musical theatre genres, one story becomes five musicals. Poor June can’t pay her rent and must face her evil landlord. How would Rodgers and Hammerstein envision the story? Perhaps in Kansas in August, with a Dream Ballet. Would Stephen Sondheim present the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes tenants’ throats in revenge because they don't appreciate art? Jerry Herman’s version may be a splashy star vehicle, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s a rock musical, and Kander and Ebb’s set in a seedy Cabaret in Chicago. It’s hard to imagine a musical tribute as complete – or as funny as – THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!).

The cast features four of the area’s finest actors: Tom Denihan from Woodbury (Next to Normal,) Jonathan Jacobson (Litchfield), and Jessica Smith and Priscilla Squiers (both Danbury).

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) is under the direction of Bradford Blake of Danbury.

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) runs December 7,8  14,15,16  21,22  28,29  31 and Jan 4,5. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on December 16. Tickets for all shows are $28 for reserved seating. On New Year’s Eve, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. there will be one gala fundraising performance with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks. Tickets for this event are $75.

On Thursday, December 6, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.

Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, regional theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, Conn.

THEATREWORKS IS PROUD TO RETURN TO A FIVE-SHOW MAIN STAGE SEASON FOR 2013 WITH THE FOLLOWING, BOLD PRODUCTIONS:

"Adrift in Macao" with book and lyrics by Christopher Durang and music by Peter Melnick (February 22nd to March 23rd). Directed by Bradford Blake
"Seascape" by Edward Albee (May 3rd to May 25th). Directed by Chesley Plemmons.
"Earnest or What's in a Name" (July 12th to August 3rd). An original musical adaption of "The Importance of Being Earnest" with Book, Music & Lyrics by Leonard Diamond. Directed by Laura Pennucci Gilbert.
"The Cripple of Inishmaan" (September 20th to October 12th). By Martin McDonagh and directed by Richard Pettibone.
"Boeing Boeing" (December 6th to January 4th). By Marc Camoletti and directed by Joseph Russo.

THE THEATREWORKS KIDS PROGRAM ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING SHOWS FOR 2013:

1. The Business of Show Biz (January 28th - March 24th)
2. Fame, Jr. (June 24th - July 21st)
3. Chicago (Stage 2: Teens - July 8th to August 4th)
4. The Music Man, Jr. (October 5th to December 14th)

THEATREWORKS NEW MILFORD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE IT'S 2013 SEASON of Page2Stage Play Readings:

1. The Owl and the Pussycat
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Rope
4. Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
5: Don't Dress for Dinner

More info to come!

Stay posted for more info on their website at www.theatreworks.us and in their "In the Spotlight" e-newsletter!

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Nancy Sasso Janis November 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Click the link to hear the podcast of the musical director Brad Blake and Jessica Smith on Backstage with Johnny O http://johnnyo.podbean.com/2012/11/24/the-musical-of-musicals-theatreworks-new-milford/

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