"Under the Stars, New Artist's Theatre Works" series, presented by the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, continues on Wednesdays through July.

The series includes new works by established Broadway and regional directors, writers and composers, according to STONC. The program also complements STONC's main stage production of "Hairspray," which continues its run Thursday to Sunday through Aug. 3. STONC also continues its three-show repertory of Theatre for Young Audiences shows every weekend morning and afternoon. The shows are "Merrilee Mannerly, a Magnificent Musical" through July 19 and "The Little Mermaid Jr." and "Charlotte's Web" through Aug. 3.

"We're thrilled to present our 11th summer season," STONC artistic director Melody Libonati said. "This year we will continue our tradition of providing professional Broadway hit theater productions and great kids theatre in addition to offering an established voice and platform for new original musicals and stage productions."

Under the Stars, New Artist's Theatre Works will feature on:

July 16: "Route 66": The Connecticut premier of a new musical about adventure, romance and a trip down a highway.

July 23: "Guns, A Cabaret": Liz Swados, the director of the hit Broadway show "Runaways," collaborated with New York University Tisch School Musical Theatre graduates to present a musical narrative on gun issues. The piece is presented in cabaret style. A pre-show reception is hosted by Connecticut Against Gun Violence.

July 30: "Little Island of Joy": A staged reading of a new play by Christopher Carlson about Helen Keller and the secret love of her life.

Tickets start at $25.

For information or tickets, visit www.stonc.org or call 203-966-4634.