Musicals at Richter

See you under the stars soon!


   Our 2022 Season

July 22 - August 6

Thank you for your support
and a fantasic season!!!



The Sound Of Music 

Brought Wonderfully To Life At Richter
The Newtown Bee 
by Elizabeth Young
"an evening of theater not to be missed" 

"There are many, many wonderful performances 
in this large cast which is talented and rife with extraordinary vocal skill." 
click HERE for review


THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Musicals At Richter

starring a phenomenal cast

Broadway World Connecticut
by Sean Fallon

"A truly first-rate production,
a phenomenal performance of one of the
greatest musicals ever written!"

click HERE for review


Curtain is at 8 pm
Grounds open at 7 pm for picnicking.  

Guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.
We do have some chairs available to use free of charge, but they are first come first serve.
Seating is general admission. 

You are also invited to bring food and drink to enjoy.
We have a concessions stand available for snacks. 


Richter is Alive with the Sound of Music

New Fairfield's HAMLETHUB
by Morgana Kate Watson

"This game is one that Musicals at Richter decided to play this year with The Sound of Music – and it is a game that they whole heartedly won."

click HERE for review


Jess Smith

Musical  Director           Choreographer
   Adam  Snyder           Lindsay Miller

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical

Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Music

The Sound of Music features a talented cast of MAR veterans and newcomers.
Taking on the iconic role of Maria Rainer is Emily Walsh, who last appeared at MAR as Fiona in "Shrek." Rob Mayette, who played Bedevere in "Spamalot" and Bert Healey in "Annie" at MAR, 
portrays the stalwart but stern Captain von Trapp.
Claire Simard, last seen at MAR as Grace Farrell in "Annie,"
plays the Captain's wealthy love interest Baroness Schraeder
and MAR newcomer Christopher Hetherington portrays Max Detweiler, 
an impresario and the Captain's charming freeloading friend.



Curtain is at 8 pm
Grounds open at 7 pm for picnicking.   

Guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.
We do have some chairs available to use free of charge, but they are first come first serve.
Seating is general admission.  

You are also invited to bring food and drink to enjoy.
We have a concessions stand available for snacks. 


Captain von Trapp's seven unruly children feature Jillian Flynn as Liesl,
Austin Etzbach as Friedrich, Gabby Messina as Louisa, Jack Rand as Kurt,
Allyson Snyder as Brigitta, Kelly Inconstanti as Marta
and Charlotte Harrington as Gretl. All are making their MAR debut.

At Nonnberg Abbey, MAR veteran Priscilla Squiers portrays Mother Abbess,
Maria's mentor and advocate. She is joined by fellow MAR alums
Cathy Cavender as Sister Margaretta, Stacey Snyder as 
Sister Berthe
and Daisy Stott as Sister Sophia.





Others in featured roles include Vincent Fontenelli as Liesl's beau Rolf,
Elizabeth Czarsty as the von Trapp housekeeper Frau Schmidt,
and Robert Fontenelli as the von Trapp's butler, Franz. 

Rounding out the cast in a variety of ensemble roles are Jacquelynn Matchen,
Paul Matchen, Rachelle Matchen, Tyler Wolfson, Rachel Volpe, Dolly Conner,
Melisa Garcia, Beth McGuire, Amanda Thomas,

April Smith, Molly Tarnowski,and RenÄ—e Browne.


July 22 - August 6


The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to
become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs,
including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen
Going on Seventeen" and the title number, THE SOUND OF MUSIC won the
hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The
inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an
ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the
imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household.
But as the forces ofNazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the
entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

All Photos by David Henningsen Photography

The Renaissance of Richter 
has begun!!!

See here for pictures!!! 

Unfortunately, the Christmas storm of 2020 caused massive damage to our stage.
The winds destroyed the masking walls for the stage wings, and broke structural supports
both sides of the stage. The gusts also severely damaged the rear wall of the stage
provides the principal structural support for the covered backstage area. This
backstage space shelters the cast and crew during performances 
(and inclement weather), provides prop and set piece storage, and serves
as the principal costume changing area during the show.  

Donate to our rebuilding campaign,
The Renaissance of Richter

Click HERE to donate

Many thanks for your consideration and support! 

Phase One is complete!!!
Our New Stage Deck Is Finished!!!

Thank You
for your generosity and making our

Celebration Benefit
a HUGE success 



We look forward to seeing you under the stars soon!!! 

About Musicals at Richter

Founded in 1985, Musicals at Richter is Connecticut’s longest-running outdoor
theater. Performances are given on weekends at the Richter Arts Center
(next to the Richter Park Golf Course), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury.
Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, the Arts Center stage has served as
the scenic backdrop for over 88 musicals produced by Musicals at Richter,
as well as a professional springboard for hundreds of up-and-coming performers.

Support Musicals at Richter

Do you like what you see?
This wonderful theater organization has astounded and delighted audiences with energetic productions of some ofthe best that Musical Theater has to offer. We also continue to need your support. Support this important part of the arts in Greater Danbury. This is your community theater, in your community park. 

Keep this theater running. Please give whatever you can – any and all contributions help. It’s really easy to do so… just press the “Donate” button below to make a contribution right now. If you prefer, you can also mail a contribution to: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT 06811. Also, don’t forget to check with your employer!
Many employers will match employees’ charitable contributions.


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