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New Canaan High Theatre Kicks Off New Season With Fundraiser, 'Feathers'

The New Canaan High School Theatre Department celebrates a successful car wash fundraiser.
The New Canaan High School Theatre Department celebrates a successful car wash fundraiser. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The students in the New Canaan High School Theatre Department have been busy this fall holding a car wash fundraiser while preparing for their new fall production.  

All the drama students worked in shifts to scrub and wash cars at the successful fundraiser along while keeping up with the regular Saturday routine of working on sets, props and costumes. 

"It was a very exciting day, which is on par with the equally exciting lineup of performances for this coming season," according to a press release from the group. 

The funds will help offset costs of the upcoming season. All performances will be held at the New Canaan High School Auditorium, and tickets may be purchased online.

The season kicks off with the upperclassmen's production of “Feathers in the Wind.” The whimsical play with music weaves together a collection of Jewish folk tales about the wise fools of Chelm into a single fable. The book and lyrics are by David Rush and the music by Errol Pearlman. 

Performances will be held Oct. 27 to Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

The season continues with the underclassmen’s musical production of “The Wizard of Oz,” a musical based on the 1939 film with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. 

The character Dorothy, Toto her dog, her three friends, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion, delightfully trot down the yellow brick road. Performances will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m.

The winter brings forth “The Will Rogers Follies,” a musical that narrates the life story of Will Rogers through a series of spectacular Ziegfeld Follies production numbers. Performances will be March 16 to March 18 at 7 p.m.

April brings the 28th annual Drama Festival “Oops.” Students write one-act plays, in which they cast, direct, and act in order to make their ideas come alive on stage. Performances will be April 28 and April 29 at 7 p.m.

The season ends with “And The World Goes Round,” a musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Performances will be June 2 at 7 p.m. and June 3 at 2 and 7 p.m.

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