‘Charm School’ at WCSU teaches the art of refinement
DANBURY, CONN. — Discover how to let your inner charm shine through and touch others by attending “Charm School” opening tomorrow at Western Connecticut State University.
The production will run at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8; 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9; and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. All shows will be in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall on Western’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for WCSU students with valid student I.D. High school students can attend the Nov. 8 performance for free. Tickets can be purchased by calling (203) 837-TIXX or at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
This cabaret-styled performance will include songs such as “I Want to Be Bad,” “Respectability,” “The Seven Deadly Virtues” and “Maybe My Baby Loves Me.” The production is a musical revue with an interwoven story that connects central concepts and themes.
Amy Jones, director and choreographer, said, “It’s been a truly wonderful challenge to incorporate this music by iconic musical composers into a fun and entertaining story.”
Set in a reform school, “Charm School” depicts a matron and the unrefined students she’s determined to show the error of their ways and the true charms they possess. Will the matron finally teach the boys how to impress a true lady and will the girls learn to at last behave with grace?
The cast features Jordan Andrews, of Fairfield; Margaret Buzak, of Bethel; Melanie Capparelli, of Poughquag, N.Y.; Carly Hodosi, of Shelton; Kristina Johnson, of Bristol; Kera Lalli, of Stamford; Kimberly Lustig, of Madison; Aimee M’sadoques, of Waterbury; Anna Morse, of Chesire; Victoria Rojas, of Danbury; Mick Gloss, of Stratford; Kezia Waters, of Waterbury; Michael Hoey, of Naugatuck; and Tyler Caisse, of Wolcott.
The crew includes Jones, Pamela McDaniel as producer, Frank Herbert as technical director, Tom Cuffari as musical director, Vincent McCoy as assistant director, Leroy Walton as stage manager, Melissa Ottaviano as costume coordinator and Rachel Fournier as lighting designer.
“This is going to be charming night of theatre — no pun intended,” said Jones.
For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (203) 837-8732.
Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.