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Broadway Unplugged with Music Supervisor Bryan Perri and Saturday Night Live’s Ana Gasteyer. Photo courtesy of Jeff Butchen.

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And That’s A Wrap!

A.C.T. of CT Concludes Their Sixth Season And Announces The Next!

The final performance of the smash hit musical Kinky Boots took place just a couple of weeks ago, thus concluding A.C.T. (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut’s spectacular sixth season. And what a year it was! With sold-out performances and rave reviews, the theater’s 2023/2024 season was phenomenal and deeply resonated with audiences. Sunset Boulevard, Million Dollar Quartet, and Kinky Boots took Fairfield County by storm, with all three productions garnering critical success and breaking box office records.

Never resting on their laurels, A.C.T. of CT is now hard at work on their upcoming 2024/2025 season beginning September 2024 and running through June 2025. At their fabulous annual “Season Announcement Gala”, held on June 7th, A.C.T. of CT gala attendees were the first audiences to find out what productions will be in store for the upcoming season. Hosted by A.C.T. of CT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, Producing Director Erin Craig, and President of the Board Katie Diamond, the gala was a glorious and glamorous event complete with performances from past A.C.T. of CT stars, as well as several other incredibly talented Broadway celebrities. A.C.T. of CT’s Resident Music Supervisor Bryan Perri, whose Broadway credits include Wicked, Jagged Little Pill, Almost Famous, and Chaplin -to name a few- led the gala’s band, and guests were over the moon to learn about next season’s line up of shows. From the stage, Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine said, “I always agonize about which shows I want to include in any given season, and I believe that next season will be a great one! Our 2024/2025 season will include the four-time Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys, followed by the classic Fiddler on The Roof, followed by the world premiere of a new work entitled Few Words: A Dance Cycle, and concluding with the Broadway smash hit musical Waitress.” Producing Director Erin Craig said, “Many of our patrons have often asked us when we will be including Jersey Boys in our seasons, and so we are thrilled to be opening our seventh year with this audience favorite! Our second show, Fiddler On The Roof, will be a special and timely production, and we are thrilled that our very own Daniel C. Levine will be directing this one. As A.C.T. of CT’s audiences have come to expect, Daniel’s productions are always innovative, reimagined, and impeccably designed. Just like his production of Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Garden and Sunset Boulevard, Daniel plans to tell this well-known story in a new way that promises to be poignant, impactful and unique. Katie Diamond, A.C.T.’s Board President, added, “New works are an essential part of our mission here at A.C.T. of CT, and so we are very excited to be premiering Few Words: A Dance Cycle. For those patrons who love choreography and dance, this will be an exquisite and elegant world premier creation based in dance. And being able to include one of my all-time favorite musicals, Waitress, in our season is the icing on the cake - pun intended.”

Reflecting on the theater’s past six seasons, A.C.T. of CT’s gala chairwomen Rebecca Baglio and Kristin Beylouni said, “We are both so honored to be a part of this special and magical theater and continue to be inspired by all that has been accomplished these past six seasons. I think we can all agree that A.C.T. of CT has become a staple in our community and continues to elevate the level of entertainment in our area. The theater has gained national recognition, including a Grammy nomination for Best Cast Album, and we are truly grateful to all our supporters, donors, and patrons for their continued generosity and support. The overwhelming advocacy this community has shown over these past years has been an integral part of what has made A.C.T. so successful and, consequently, has made Ridgefield, Connecticut, a true arts destination.” Daniel C. Levine added, “We consider ourselves lucky to live and work in a community where the arts are vital to a thriving society. The success of A.C. T. of CT is directly related to the support and appreciation shown to us by the residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut. We know that our theater is making a positive impact in our community, and with the help of our donors, sponsors, patrons, and audiences, we will continue to do so!”

A.C.T. of CT

36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Box Office: 475-215-5497

actofct.org    @actofct

  • Broadway Unplugged with Music Supervisor Bryan Perri and Saturday Night Live’s Ana Gasteyer. Photo courtesy of Jeff Butchen.
  • Broadway Unplugged with Resident Music Supervisor Bryan Perri and Saturday Night Live’s Ana Gasteyer. Photo courtesy of Jeff Butchen.
  • Broadway Unplugged with Resident Music Supervisor Bryan Perri and Saturday Night Live’s Ana Gasteyer. Photo courtesy of Jeff Butchen.
  • Rehearsal of Kinky Boots
  •  Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine and Producing Director Erin Craig Photo by New Light Creative Servies