STONC thanks supporters for season

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan just completed its eighth season. We presented four main stage productions: "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown;" "Carousel;" and two shows designed for younger audiences, "A Year with Frog and Toad," and "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse." These shows utilized professional as well as local actors who played to enthusiastic audiences.

STONC also gave opportunities to young performing artists in the area. STONC created a junior program for children in middle school, who, after three weeks of rehearsal performed a production of Disney's "Camp Rock." High schoolers worked in an apprentice program that included master classes taught by Broadway professionals, and a chance to perform on the Summer Theatre of New Canaan stage. One unique program was designed for children who have special needs. These young actors performed their own production of "A Year with Frog and Toad," mentored by and alongside the professionals. Finally, STONC offered a paid internship for college students planning a career in theater.

We would like to give a special thank you to the Town of New Canaan Parks and Recreation Department, New Canaan High School, Friends of New Canaan Public School Theatre, Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, National Charity League, the Bank of New Canaan, New Canaan Community Foundation, Jeniam Foundation, Brandloft Advertising, Media Storm, Hyphen 3, Gelatissimo Gelato, Keith E. Simpson Associates, Curtain Call Community Theatre, DCA Thrift Shop, Rotary Club of New Canaan, the Young Women's League of New Canaan, William Pitt III Foundation, Exxon Mobil Foundation, Plum District, New Canaan Methodist Church, the Fitness Club of New Canaan, Karl Chevrolet, Walter Stewart's Market, Club Sandwich, King School, Arts for Healing, New Canaan Wine Merchants, the New Canaan Library, and the New Canaan YMCA.

Thank you to the hundreds of community volunteers who participated and helped our theatre company to create a unique theatrical experience.

Finally, we want to thank our audience, the thousands of area residents of all ages who attended our summer season benefits and performances.

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This season was a huge success, and, with the community's continued support, we look forward to an equally exciting season next year. Thank you again for your part in keeping the arts alive and well in Fairfield County.

STONC is a 501c3 arts organization. For more information, visit www.stonc.org or call 203-966-4634.

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