CALENDAR GIRLS
CALENDAR GIRLS
  • Show Dates: February 3 – 19
  • Show Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM / Sundays at 2:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices: $25 for VIP / $19 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available)

By Tim Firth

This revealing comedy, inspired by the Hollywood hit movie, opens LTM’s 2017 Season.
When her husband dies, Annie and her friends come together to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room by posing for a calendar… COMPLETELY IN THE NUDE (tastefully positioned behind flowers, cakes, and knitting projects!). The women discover what it means to be confident in their own skin and the shining beauty within themselves. Gloria Trombley directs this hilarious and touching play.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY!

In real life, the women (ranging in age from 45 to 65) used the calendar to raise money to fight leukemia after Angela Baker’s husband, John, died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July 1998. From the onset of his illness, John grew sunflowers, hoping to recover by the time they bloomed. Unfortunately, this was not the case, yet the image of the sunflower remained as a symbol of the group’s fundraising. The image of the sunflower is present throughout the calendars released in April 1999. With an initial print of only 3,000, the ladies expected they would struggle to sell, but they eventually sold over 80,000 copies! To date, they have raised over £3 million for leukemia and lymphoma research.

IT WAS A MOVIE FIRST!

Tim Firth also wrote the screenplay for the now-famous film of the same name, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. The film went to number one in the UK, becoming one of the most successful British films of all time and one of the top grossing in UK cinema history. In the US, the movie and actresses garnered numerous nominations and awards.

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CAST

  • Marie – Stephanie Chernoff
  • Rod – Bill Emerson
  • Ruth – Lori Feldman
  • Jessie – Barbara Gallow
  • Lawrence – Mitch Hess
  • Cora – Colleen Kaplan
  • Chris – Michelle Kettlety
  • Brenda Hulse – Stephanie Kull
  • Liam – Sean Leser
  • Annie – Dawn Maselli
  • Lady Cravenshire – Sherrie Schallack
  • Elaine – Lindsay Sledzik
  • Celia – Rachel West-Balling
  • John – Mike Zizka
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GODSPELL
GODSPELL

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  • Show Dates: April 7 – 23
  • Show Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM / Sundays at 2:00 PM
  • No Performance Easter Sunday (4/16/17) / Special Saturday Matinee on April 22, 2017 at 2 PM
  • Ticket Prices: $30 for VIP / $25 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available)
  • Special Group Rate for Parties of 20 or More
  • Lunchtime Lecture: March 29, 2017, at Noon

Advisory: Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance.

Book by John Michael Tebelak / Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Parables vibrantly come to life in this most beloved FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSICAL based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Follow Jesus and his disciples as they create a COMMUNITY and teach TOLERANCE and KINDNESS through lessons intertwined with an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. The 2012 revival version is updated with contemporary references and features dazzling new arrangements of Stephen Schwartz’s (composer of Wicked and Pippin) score, include the songs “Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” and “Beautiful City.”

Pre-Show “Concert”

Come to the show a little early to enjoy a mini pre-show concert featuring LTM member and GODSPELL choreographer and cast member Tracy Funke!

Beginning about 20 minutes before the start of the show, Tracy, backed by the GODSPELL pit band, will perform a selection of songs to get audiences ready to rock and rejoice in GODSPELL!

No need to rush to get to your seats! If you can’t make the pre-show concert, no need to worry–you won’t miss a second of the actual performance of GODSPELL!

Cast and Creative Team for Godspell

Jesus: Andrew Rosenstein

John the Baptist/Judas: Shawn Procuniar

Actor 1: Rodney K

Actor 2: Matthew Falkowski, Jr.

Actor 3: Tim Grant

Actor 4: Angela Brunette

Actor 5: Kate Brophy

Actor 6: Alysa Auriemma

Actor 7: Tracy Funke

Actor 8: KC Beauregard

 

Director: Michael Forgetta

Music Director: Kim Aliczi

Choreographer: Tracy Funke

Stage Manager: Linda Ferreira

Technical Director: Dan Checovetes

Godspell Artwork

 

 

 

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SONS OF THE PROPHET
SONS OF THE PROPHET

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  • Show Dates: June 2-18
  • Show Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM / Sundays at 2:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices: $25 for VIP / $19 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: May 24, 2017 at Noon

By Stephen Karam

Sons of the Prophet is suitable for adults and older teenagers. It contains adult language and mature themes.

Connecticut Premiere!

If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. In Karam’s tragically comic Prophet, Joseph, a local marathon champ, struggles to manage a dead-end job, debilitating knee pain and a family tragedy. After his father is incapacitated when a prank by a local football star goes wrong, Joseph finds himself responsible for his hearing-impaired, high school-age brother and his aging and outspoken uncle. The only thing more dysfunctional than his family life is Joseph’s nonexistent love life as a gay Lebanese-American in small-town Pennsylvania. When Joseph’s boss, Gloria, discovers his family’s distant relation to Kahlil Gibran (whose 1923 book The Prophet made him the third best-selling poet of all time) she tries to convince Joseph to collaborate on a family biography. Sitcom-like mix-ups coupled with inexplicable tragic pain make Sons of the Prophet the funniest play about human suffering you’re likely to see.

Debi Freund , longtime LTM member, director, and actress, directs Sons of the Prophet. “I think Karam is the next Tennessee Williams,” states Freund. “Every line that he writes is equally hysterically funny and has the ability to rip your heart of your chest. I think he is an incredible writer.”

“The first time I read the play, I didn’t know how to categorize it. It’s a terrible tragedy, but I just wanted to laugh the whole time through. It is such a show about the life changes that a family goes through and how we deal with them with love and pain, but with a tremendous amount of laughter. All with a glimmer of hope that ‘all is well’.”

Sons of the Prophet contains adult language and mature themes.

The Cast

  • Joseph: Mitch Hess
  • Gloria: Angela Dias
  • Charles: Anthony Miclon
  • Bill: James Hyland
  • Timothy: Shane William Kegler
  • Vin: Jordan Merrill
  • Manor/Ensemble: Linda Ferreira
  • McAndrew/Ensemble: Ruth Neaveill

The Playwright

Stephen Karam‘s plays include The Humans (Tony Award, Obie Award for Playwriting and Pulitzer Prize finalist), Sons of the Prophet (Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Speech & Debate. Karam’s  adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered on Broadway as part of Roundabout’s 2016 season; his film adaptation of The Seagull starring Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan will premiere in 2017. His recent honors include two Drama Critics’ Circle, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards; a Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League Award and Hull-Warriner Award. Stephen is a graduate of Brown University and grew up in Scranton, PA.

Mature Content

Sons of the Prophet is suitable for adults and older teenagers. It contains adult language and mature themes. We want to be upfront about this work so that you can decide whether or not it aligns with your values and, ultimately, whether or not you want to see it. Keep in mind that the language and themes taken out of context may seem more offensive than they would be within the context of the actual play. If you would like a full listing of a the adult language and themes in this play, please e-mail us at info@cheneyhall.org.

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THE 39 STEPS
THE 39 STEPS
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  • Show Dates: August 11-27
  • Show Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM / Sundays at 2:00 PM
  • Run Time: 2 Hours and 15 Minutes (Including an Intermission)
  • First Nighter: www.cheneyhall.org/first-nighter-the-39-steps
  • Ticket Prices: $25 for VIP / $19 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: August 2, 2017 at Noon
  • Screening of Original Hitchcock Film: August 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM

By Patrick Barlow

Directed by Shane William Kegler

Featuring a cast of four actors who breathlessly and hilariously reenact hundreds of characters, locations and famous scenes in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller of the same name, THE 39 STEPS is packed with nonstop laughs, an on-stage plane crash, and some good old-fashioned romance!

“Everyone loves a good murder mystery, and they love a good outrageous comedy,” says Kegler. “There is nothing too deep about this show; it’s just a bizarre romp through some of Hitchcock’s favorite elements: mistaken identity, an icy blonde with a mysterious past, an innocent man on the run from the law, and an over-the-top murder plot that only he can stop.”

Based on a Novel

Hitchcock’s movie was based on a novel published in 1915. John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps pits the hero Richard Hannay, against a network of German spies preparing to storm Great Britain. Buchan called his novel a “shocker, where the incidents defy the probabilities and march just inside the borders of the possible.” Hannay is portrayed as an average guy who pursues a deadly plot at his own peril out of his great loyalty to his country; the events of the novel are outlandish and Hannay shouldn’t be able to survive the ordeal, yet he perseveres against incredible odds.

The Film

The 1935 film was considered Alfred Hitchcock’s first masterpiece. Though the film maintained the lead character of Richard Hannay, Hitchcock radically altered the novel by including Madeleine Carroll as Pamela, a beautiful blonde British bombshell romantically linked to Robert Donat’s Hannay. Following the success of The 39 Steps, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood, where he produced his most famous films, including North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, and Rear Window.

Cast for The 39 Steps

  • Shawn Procuniar of New London as Richard Hannay
  • Christine Voytko of East Windsor as Pamela and others
  • Ed Bernstein of West Hartford as Clown 1
  • Michael King of Manchester as Clown 2

The 39 Steps Artwork

 

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
  • Show Dates: November 3-19
  • Show Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM / Sundays at 2:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices: $30 for VIP / $25 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: October 25, 2017

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice / Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa / Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, they are the Addams Family, and their new musical comedy is coming to Cheney Hall! Not much scares Gomez Addams, but when his daughter Wednesday falls in love with a “normal” young man, he finds himself in a personal nightmare. It’s a macabre family gathering full of unbridled fun, exuberant music and dance, and spooky spectacles for your WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY!

Directed by Jane Cerosky

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