Musicals at Richter

See you under the stars soon!



Join Us!

The Annual General Membership Meeting

TONIGHT
6 pm 

Zoom link
 

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AND YOU'RE INVITED!
 
 
Join us virtually
for the Musicals at Richter Annual General Membership Meeting Tonight!
 
AND IT'S SO EASY!
 
Click the Zoom link below to reconnect with friends
and other supporters as we elect next year's Board of Directors,
and hear about Musicals at Richter's latest news and events.
Plans are already underway for our 38th season!
 
WHO'S A MEMBER?
 
Please note that for voting purposes this year, we consider all those individuals who are currently active and supportive of Musicals at Richter to be members.
We will hold the vote online via Zoom chat.
 
SEE YOU THERE!
 
Join the Musicals at Richter Zoom Annual Meeting:
 
 
TONIGHT
November 14, 6pm
 
The Annual General Membership Meeting


Thank You For A Fantastic 37th season!!! 

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Stars Out for Richter:
A Community Cabaret of Talent

This one-night evening of music and entertainment was a celebration and fundraiser to support
Musicals at Richter’s stage reconstruction




Performances By:
 
Gillian Anderson, Robert Bria, Caroline Card,
Jazzy Corres, Bob Fontenelli, Rob Fontenelli, 
Vince Fontenelli, Tori Kuffler, Caitlin Mandracchia,
Teah Renzi, Dan Sadler, Curtis Rodriguez, Steven
Taliaferro, Emily Walsh, Morgana Kate Watson,
Ella Zamek, and Jessica Zamek

 

A fundraising event to celebrate the return of live theater,
and to raise money for the many needed repairs for the theater. 
This is a cabaret that goes beyond traditional theater music 
to include performances of all sorts!
- whatever folks would like to share with the community!

The Evening included:

Fantastic Live Entertainment 

Games (including prizes for winners!)

  Door Prizes

 Prizes for Best Picnics 

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To access the program:
scan the QR code

 

 or
 
click HERE

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Thank You For A Great Run!


 

Directed and Choreographed by
Bradford Blake

Music Direction by
Peter Randazzo
 

Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew

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"the absolute greatest performance of GODSPELL
that I have ever seen!"

Sean Fallon 
Broadway World Connecticut

click HERE for review
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"I have seen productions of “Godspell” countless times,
but only this one reminded me of the original Broadway version that I experienced back in the ’70s.
I can honestly say that I loved every minute and every note of the performance."

Nancy Sasso Janis
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

click HERE for review
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 Grounds open at 7:00 pm for picnicking, the show begins at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students (with ID),
and $15 for children 10 and under. 

Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for lawn seating.
A limited number of chairs are available free of charge.
There is a snack/soft drink concession on site.
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"Godspell hits all the right notes...stunning production...a glorious cast with a wealth of energy...This is something special. Do not miss it."

Elizabeth Young
The Newtown Bee

click HERE for review
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Musicals at Richter is following CDC protocol.

If you are fully vaccinated for Covid-19, you do not need to wear a mask.
If you are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19, you are required to wear a mask.
Children 12 and under are required to wear a mask.

We request that everyone consider
wearing a mask when moving throughout the grounds.

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Due to Covid-19, there will not
be printed programs at the performances.


CLICK HERE for a downloadable copy.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 "It will leave your foot tapping and a smile on your face"

Morgana Kate Watson
HamletHub


click HERE for review

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Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell was conceived and originally
directed by 
John-Michael Tebelak, who also wrote the book. The plot follows a
small group of people 
who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a
wide variety of games, storytelling 
techniques and hefty doses of comic timing.
An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from 
pop to vaudeville,
is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. 
Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, 
Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.  
 

The score features a parade of beloved songs, including "Day by Day,"
"Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well,"
"All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man," 

 

 

The cast of  Godspell features a number of accomplished MAR veterans and talented
newcomers.  Featured in the ensemble cast are Billy Hicks (New Milford) as Jesus,
Kyle Riedinger (Southington) as John the Baptist/Judas, Victor Garry Roldan (Bethel) and
Zachary Theis (Hamden).  They are joined by Samantha LaMendola, Kevin Sayour and
Daisy Stott (all of Brookfield). New York State residents in the company include Renee
Browne (Patterson), Tori Vacca (New Windsor) and Sarah vonEgypt (Hopewell Junction). 



  

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Before.......



   

                      




Click HERE to see video footage

Unfortunately, the Christmas storm this past year
caused massive damage to our stage.

The winds destroyed the masking walls for the stage wings, and broke structural 
supports on both sides of the stage. The gusts also severely damaged the rear wall of the stage that provides the principal structural support for the covered backstage area. This central backstage space shelters the cast and crew during performances (and inclement weather), provides prop and set piece storage, and serves as the principal costume changing area during the show.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP -
“STAGE TO THE STARS” REBUILDING CAMPAIGN:
  

Many thanks for your consideration and support! 

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To See Our 2020 Virtual Season,
visit our YouTube Channel

Click HERE for our YouTube channel 

 

It's reassuring to connect to something that is entertaining, familiar and fun.
It also reminds us how the arts rejuvenate our spirits, and how they remain an essential expression of our shared experience of the world. 

The presentations are available free of charge,
but donations are greatly appreciated!
 

 
(click above)

or
mail a check to:
Musical's at Richter
100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT, 06811


Thank you for your support!

To watch Midwinter Melodies from December 4

 click HERE  







To watch the performance from August 28,
CLICK HERE  




To watch the performance from September 11,
CLICK HERE 




To watch the performance from September 18,
CLICK HERE 

 




We look forward to seeing you under the stars soon!!!
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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 88 musicals produced by Musicals at Richter,
as well as a professional springboard for hundreds of up-and-coming performers.



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MUSICALS AT RICHTER NEEDS YOUR HELP!
This wonderful theater organization has astounded and delighted audiences with energetic productions of some ofthe 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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