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SUMMER THEATRE ROUNDUP THE T EMP ERATURE I SN ’ T THE ONLY TH I NG HE AT I NG UP AS THE SUMMER APPROACHE S ; E XH I L ARAT I NG , I NNOVAT I V E AND HE ART-WARM I NG THE ATR I CA L WORK W I L L ENT I C E YOU I N F ROM THE B E ACH AND POO L F OR A MEMORAB L E S E ASON .

Frost/Nixon (6/26-7/22). To close out the summer, you can experience Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita intimately–a rarity when it comes to the award-winning, large-scale musical about the iconic Eva Peron (7/31-8/26). SHARON PLAYHOUSE 49 AMENIA ROAD, SHARON, CT. SHARONPLAYHOUSE.ORG Anything Goes! when it comes to family- friendly theatre at Sharon Playhouse. The Cole Porter

into a new apartment in New York, only to realize they might be too different from one another (7/27-8/12). The season ends with a bit of country twang: Ted Swindley’s Always… Patsy Cline is the true story of Cline and her friendship with Louise Seger. Audiences are sure to go “Crazy” for the 30-plus Cline hits in the touching piece (8/17-9/2).

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It will be summer outside, but at Westport Country Playhouse it will be fall 1898. In Pearl

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BAY STREET THEATER 1 BAY STREET, SAG HARBOR, NY. BAYSTREET.ORG A must-stop for anyone visiting the East End, Bay Street is offering three mainstage events, in addition to music and comedy from familiar faces (Colin Quinn, 6/23; Mandy Gonzalez, 8/28). Jack Canfora’s world premiere of Fellow Travelers (5/29-6/17) develops under the umbrella of Hollywood’s Blacklist, while the relationship between theatre artists Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan and their connection to Marilyn Monroe is examined. The piece magnifies how the McCarthy era affected their work. If the country’s current politics somehow manage not to seem dramatic enough for you, check out Frost/ Nixon (a piece written by the creator of The Crown , Peter Morgan) which pits the British journalist David Frost against President Nixon three years after he resigned. Sarna Lapine, who recently directed Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George , will direct

musical kicks off the season with tap-tastic numbers such as “You’re the Top” and “I Get a Kick Out of You” (6/15-7/1). Kids take over the stage with a youth production of Joe

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Cleage’s Flyin’ West , a small Kansas town is offering refuge for many former slaves. A play centered on strong, sharp women, the story is uplifting in its profundity (5/29-6/16). David Ives shows off his new version of George Feydeau’s farce, A Flea in the Ear , a game of cat and mouse filled with mistaken identities and entertaining confusion (7/10-7/28). The

DiPietro’s All Shook Up , a musical based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and featuring songs from Elvis Presley’s oeuvre (7/13-7/22). However, those blue suede shoes come off for Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park , in which a pair of newlyweds move

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