Dance down the yellow brick road with one of our best known musicals in this delightful production full of tornados, munchkins, witches, flying monkeys, and wizards! Fly over the rainbow with us in this summer adventure!
Today was a girls day out for my daughter and I and the highlight by far was the Wizard of Oz at Bradley Playhouse in Putnam. Madison Ruta does an amazing job with the part of Dorothy. Don’t get me wrong – everyone performs perfectly, and my daughter and I know several cast members. But Madison was made for this part. I understand this is her second role at Bradley and I did not see her in her first but find it hard to believe she could have topped this performance. Even with a slight wardrobe malfunction – she never hesitated in her performance. It was a rather large cast – larger than I have seen in other productions so I can only imagine just how much work went into making this show a success. And success it was – sold out crowd today! In fact, because it was sold out we were able to sit in the balcony. I have not been up there since I was about ten years old. I was excited to get up there again and definitely want to sit up there again if I have the opportunity.
August 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
August 10, 17 at 2 p.m.
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The Bradley Playhouse is a 113 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam Antiques and Restaurant District in the “Quiet Corner” of Northeastern Connecticut. It is an amateur community theatre, operated by the members of The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. TNECT produces six season shows per year and several special fundraising events for The Bradley Playhouse Restoration Fund. The Bradley Playhouse has an amazing history.
Although I am not a member of the organization I was very much involved as a patron when I was younger. Until 1985 the Bradley was known as the Imperial and was a movie theater. I grew up with the Imperial and spent so much time there. To this day I remember the first movie I saw there was Bambi and the movie I saw the most there was the original Indiana Jones. I always loved going there – it was my favorite place to do throughout my entire childhood. I didn’t just see films there – I also saw several “live” shows when I was younger. There was a presentation very similar to a “Heaven is Real” idea; magicians, and other events.
It was always an extra special occasion when they opened up the balcony area. Every child wants to sit in the balcony. I remember so many experiences at the theater – and there were some “live” ones over the years.
To see the full history Click Here.
Tickets are reasonably priced and the Bradley is a non profit organization.
The shows remaining in their 2014 season HERE for details.
However in summary the shows will be:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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