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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 June 12-13-14-18-19           July 3-5-9-10-11                July 24-25-26-30-31
 June 20-21-25-26-27           July 12-16-17-18                 August 1-2-6-7-8
                                             no performance 
                                                      July 4 

News and Announcements 


Fairy tale theater is seeking new actors! 
ages 7 to 15

Saturday April 4, 10am-1pm

Richter Arts Center
100 Aunt Hack Road
Danbury, CT 06811 

Click HERE for details

 Email for more info


*2015 Season Auditions*

Thursday April 2 7pm-9pm

Friday April 3 7pm-9pm

Saturday April 4 10am-1pm*
*children 6 to 13

Saturday April 4 10am - 1pm
*also auditions for Fairy Tale Theater ages 7-15

Saturday April 4 1:30pm-5pm


The Richter Arts Center
100 Aunt Hack Road
Danbury CT 06811

For Character Descriptions for Once Upon A Mattress click HERE

 For Character Descriptions for Hairspray click HERE

 For Character Descripions for Annie Get Your Gun click HERE



Doors will open 1⁄2 hour before the audition begins.


Those auditioning for MainStage shows should prepare two contrasting songs from traditional and contemporary musical theater
that show their range, bring sheet music in their key, and be ready to sing only their best 16 measures if necessary.


An accompanist will be provided.


Those auditioning should complete and print out an audition form HERE
and bring a picture and resume (stapled) if they have them;


they should also be prepared to learn a short dance combination
and read from the script if asked.


All ethnicities are encouraged to attend and all roles are open;

please note that positions are unpaid and housing is not available.




Musicals at Richter Alumnus may request a specific audition time, 
please email

If you are unable to attend any of the above audition times, 
alternate audition times are available. 
Please email with your request.




2015 Summer Youth
Musical Theater Workshops!

Session #1 - Broadway Bound!

Session #2 - Peter Pan JR.

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Fairy Tale Theater





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Come join the 2015 team! 

Musical Directors - Stage Managers - Designers 

Workshop Counselors
and more!

Musicals at Richter is now accepting applications and
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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Do you like what you see? MUSICALS AT RICHTER NEEDS YOUR HELP!

This wonderful theater organization has astounded and delighted audiences with energetic productions of some of the best that Musical Theater has to offer. We also continue to need your support. Support this important part of the arts in Greater Danbury. This is your community theater, in your community park. Keep this theater running. Please give whatever you can – any and all contributions help. It’s really easy to do so… just press the “Donate” button below to make a contribution right now. If you prefer, you can also mail a contribution to: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT 06811. Also, don’t forget to check with your employer! Many employers will match employees’ charitable contributions.

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