Stage 8: Merrilee Mannerly – A Magnificent New Musical

WTNH– Producer/Director Ryan Ratelle and Producer/ Authors Mary Cashman and Cynthia Whipple talk about Merrilee Mannerly – A Magnificent New Musical and the cast performs on Stage 8.

“Merrilee Mannerly – A Magnificent New Musical,” based on the Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s book by Connecticut authors Mary Cashman (West Hartford) and Cynthia Whipple (Avon), is making its premier at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

They discuss:

  • The transformation from book to musical
  •  The current production at Summer Theatre of New Canaan
  • With lively music, dancing and lots of laughs, the new musical teaches children that “Good Manners are Always in Fashion.”
  • The producers (Ryan, Mary & Cynthia) will bring the CT born musical to Off-Broadway next season

Performances run at Summer Theater of New Canaan Saturdays and Sundays now through July 19.

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