Warner Theatre offers stage company shows, Capitol Steps

'Wait Until Dark' presented by the Warner Stage Company, opens Sept. 21 at the Warner Theatre in Torrington.

TORRINGTON — The Warner Stage Company and the Warner Theatre have announced new shows in the coming months. For tickets and information, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org

The Warner Stage Company presents “Wait Until Dark” in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, Sept. 21-29.

After “Wait Until Dark” premiered on Broadway 47 years ago, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

Performances are September 21, 27 & 28 at 8 pm and September 22 & 29 at 2 pm. The Warner Stage Company production is directed by George Murphy. The cast features Olivia Wadsworth, Patrick Spadaccino, Jake Albrecht, James Hyland, Rob Grgach, and Lillian Jackson.

Tickets are available now for the Warner Theatre’s 2019-2020 Warner Stage Company season, which includes four musicals on the Main Stage and five productions, including the 8th Annual International Playwrights Festival, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The 2019-20 Warner Stage Company Season is presented by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Season subscriptions are also available.

The Main Stage season opens in November 2019 with “Something Rotten,” sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank and follows with “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” (February 2020), “The Producers – A Mel Brooks Musical” (May 2020) and Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” (July-August 2020).

The Nancy Marine Studio season, sponsored by Northwest Community Bank, opens in September with “Wait Until Dark” and follows with the Eighth Annual International Playwrights Festival (October 2019), “A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Solo Performance” (December 2019), “Dogfight” (March 2020) and “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time” (June 2020).

The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “The Lyin’ Kings” at the Warner Theatre at 8 p.m. Oct. 19,

What better time to see the Capitol Steps than now, with the next Presidential election season approaching? The show will include the latest songs about the Democratic primary candidates (“76 Unknowns”) and the newest late-night thoughts from President Trump (“Tweet It”).

No one knows what 2020 will bring, but whether it’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Beto O’Rourke, the Capitol Steps can tell you what rhymes with it. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican (or somewhere in-between), if you’ve ever wanted to see Donald Trump sing a rock song, Bernie Sanders sing a show tune, and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless…this is the show for you.

Connecticut Media Group