adapted & directed by Patricia Michael
Friday, Dec. 6,13,20,27 Jan. 3 2014 at 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Dec. 7,8 14,15 21,22 28,29 Jan. 4,5 2014 at 2 p.m.
The story of Aladdin is hundreds of years old and was first told by Scheherazade in The Book of the Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights.
It began its existence as a British style Pantomime at Covent Garden in 1788 and then again in 1813 in a comic musical starring the famous English clown Joseph Grimaldi. At that time, the great clipper ships, like the Cutty Sark, were racing cross the ocean from China with tea for the merchants of London. Throughout Britain, people were fascinated by everything to do with the Orient and, as a result, a great deal of the story of Aladdin was given a Chinese theme rather than its original Arabian setting. Aladdin's mother was named Twankey after a popular Chinese green tea and other "Chinese" characters were added such as Aladdin's brother Wishee Washee.
Sherman's very own version of Aladdin will be an hilarious blend of Arabia, China and Connecticut! There will be tuneful songs, funny jokes and lots of audience participation. Bring the kids, bring granny, bring the whole family and have fun!
View ALADDIN Cast List
Inside the Sherman Playhouse
The Sherman Playhouse announces it's new film interview venture entitled 'Inside the Sherman Playhouse" whereby President Robin Frome will kick off the new year interviewing three prominent celebrities to be filmed and posted as a link on our web site.
The first three celebrities will be local film actor, Jerry Adler (The Sopranos, The Good Wife, Manhatten Murder Mystery), NYC actor/teacher/playwright, Martin Casella (Poltergeist, The Harvey Milk School, The Irish Curse )and Emmy award winning Art Director, Peter Rogness (Mildred Pierce, Die Hard 3, Winter's Tale)
Taping will begin in December. Another way The Sherman Playhouse furthers their motto, "To Preserve and to Persevere" celebrating the performing arts in your community.
Improving on the Improv
The Sherman Playhouse will be having improvisation workshops (akin to ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway’) starting on Sunday, September 8 from 7:00-8:00 pm at The Playhouse.
Participants will be involved in improvised games that will be facilitated and chosen by Robin Frome. Teens and Adults are welcome.
More information please email Mr. Frome at Frome@snet.net
*Donation of five dollars "pay to play"