Musicals at Richter

There's No Business Like Show Business
and  You Can't Stop the Beat
for a Happily Ever After!

Once Upon a Mattress

2015 Season
June 12th - June 27th

Directed and Choreographed by MAR Founding Artistic Director Bradford Blake

“We Have An Opening for a Princess!”  Do you think you could pass Queen Aggravain’s tests and marry the loveable, mama’s boy, Prince Dauntless the Drab?  “Many Moons Ago” the minstrel witnessed the TRUE story of the Princess and the Pea and this summer he will bring the timeless fairytale to the Richter Stage, with all it’s hidden secrets! Join the Knights and Ladies-in-Waiting as they hope for the right Princess to come along.  She may be “Shy,” and far from “The Swamps of Home” but everyone is sure to live “Happily Ever After!”

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2015 Season
July 3rd – July 18th

Directed and Choreographed by MAR Veteran Matthew Farina

Are you one of the “Nicest Kids in Town” or just “Big, Blonde and Beautiful? Either way you’ve got a place in Baltimore in 1962! Follow Tracy as she sets out to show everyone that it’s time to embrace change and “Without Love” things are just not as good! This family-friendly musical is piled, bouffant high, with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.  “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” as you watch the Hairspray gang sing and dance their way to the Richter Stage!

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Annie Get Your Gun

2015 Season
July 24th – August 8th

Directed and Choreographed by MAR Artistic Director Lauren Nicole Sherwood

“There’s no Business Like Show Business,” especially if you are part of the travelling Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Watch what happens when the show comes in to Cincinnati, Ohio and Frank Butler and Annie Oakley go head to head to figure out who is the best shot! Annie knows that “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,”  but  she’s just “Doin' What Comes Natur'lly.”  When Annie tests out show business the competition is high and the excitement is even greater, she knows that “Anything You Can Do, She Can Do Better.” Join us as this Wild West show comes through Musicals at Richter,  “They Say it’s Wonderful!”

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July 31
August 1-2-6-7-8

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Annie Get Your Gun

July 31
August 1, 2, 6, 7, 8


Directed and Choreographed by
Lauren Blank

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With a sure-fire score by Irving Berlin and book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields, the show follows the fabulous career of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her love for Frank Butler, whom she ousts as the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When Colonel Buffalo Bill discovers Annie, he persuades the novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. When Annie starts to overshadow Frank as the show’s main attraction, it becomes clear that
what may be good for business may be bad for romance! 

“Annie Get Your Gun” first premiered on Broadway in 1946 with Ethel Merman in the title role, where it ran for over 1,000 performances.  The blockbuster hit has enjoyed numerous critically acclaimed revivals, most recently in 1999 in a Tony Award-winning production starring Bernadette Peters (later replaced by country star Reba McEntire) and Tom Wopat.  The score brims with thrilling, tuneful Broadway standards, such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” “You Can’t Get a Man with A Gun,” “They Say It’s Wonderful,” and “Anything You Can Do.”



 “Annie Get Your Gun” features a cast of local performers, with a number of newcomers and MAR veterans. Accomplished performer L. Nagle (Torrington) takes aim as the irrepressible Annie Oakley, with Robert Bria (Redding) as her shooting rival and love interest Frank Butler.
Katherine Yeargin (Brookfield), Jane Shearin (Newtown) and Jack Canevari (Pawling, NY) portray Annie’s younger siblings Jessie, Nellie and Little Jake respectively. Beth Saultz (Brewster, NY) takes on the role of Frank’s jealous assistant Dolly Tate; Rachel Salvador (Bethel) is Dolly’s younger sister Winnie and Karl Hinger (New Milford) plays Tommy Keeler, Winnie’s love interest.Mike Armstrong (Danbury) portrays iconic Wild West Show owner Buffalo Bill Cody, along with Steve Stott (Brookfield) as Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and Steve Taliaferro (Bethel) as show manager Charlie Davenport. John Armstrong (Newtown) portrays rival show owner Pawnee Bill and Richard Frey (New Fairfield) plays
Foster Wilson, the hotel owner who discovers Annie.


 Rounding out the ensemble in a variety of roles are: Beth Bria and Brian Salvador (Bethel); Owen Benfield, Julia Field, and Carolyn and Kevin McCarthy (Brewster, NY); Amy Lybe (Brookfield); Denise Milmerstadt (Carmel, NY); Dolly Connor, Barbara Kessler, Tori Kuffler and Alysia Ross (Danbury); Emily Malavenda (Lincolnville, NY); Jessica Cerasoli (Mahopac, NY); Thomas Keough and Sarah Keough (New Fairfield); and Deanna Lee Torrisi and Morgana Kate Watson (Patterson, NY). 
Featured in the youth ensemble are Jacquelynn Matchen (Bethel); Jeannie and Michaela Milmerstadt (Carmel, NY); Kimberly Armstrong, Olivia Cotter, Cassidy Holmes and Hanna Margiloff (Danbury); Mikayla Haran (Lincolnville, NY); Emma Lubbers (Mahopac, NY); Maryrose Canevari (Patterson, NY) and Liberty and Xavier Nocito (Redding).




The creative team also features Jerold Goldstein (Trumbull) as musical director. Amber Levine and Vikki Meskill (both of New Milford) are production stage managers. 



Congratulations on an amazing 2015 season!

Fairy Tale Theater was recently featured in the Danbury News-Times.
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to view the terrific pictures and article!

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2015 Summer Youth
Musical Theater Workshop
performance of,

 Peter Pan Jr.

August 13, 14, 15

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Come join the 2015 team! 

Musicals at Richter is 
looking for volunteers for the 2015 season!

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About Musicals at Richter

Founded in 1985, Musicals at Richter is Connecticut’s longest-running outdoor theater. Performances are given on weekends at the Richter Arts Center (next to the Richter Park Golf Course), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury. Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, the Arts Center stage has served as the scenic backdrop for over 80 musicals produced by Musicals at Richter, as well as a professional springboard for hundreds of up-and-coming performers.

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