Westonite Jerome Kilty among those honored at theater’s 30th anniversary celebration

Jerome Kilty

Jerome Kilty

Thirty years old! The Theatre Artists Workshop (TAW) celebrates its anniversary with a special weekend of performances and recollections.

Shows are set for Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, at 3 at Theatre Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Blvd., East Norwalk.

Tickets are $25 at taworkshop.org or at 203-854-6830. Reservations are highly recommended

For 30 years, TAW — a collection of more than 125 professional actors, writers and directors — has been meeting once a week to showcase new scripts and audition pieces, and several times a year share their talents with audiences through their acclaimed Annual Playwright’s Festival, Holiday Show, Spring Fund-raisers, and Classic Night Reading Series. TAW is the only theatrical organization of its kind in the region.

The anniversary performances will showcase the talented members of TAW as they share with the audience scenes, songs and stories that relate to the history of the many celebrated members of the company for the past three decades.

Some of the biggest names in Broadway, Hollywood and television — including the late Westonite Jerome Kilty — have graced the stage at both its Westport and Norwalk locations since the company was founded on Valentine’s Day 1983.

The 30th anniversary show will feature performances and music from the works of Ring Lardner Jr., Sidney Michaels and Weston’s Jerome Kilty (Dear Liar). Tributes to director/producer Morton DaCosta, producing legend Haila Stoddard, Theodore Bikel, Anne Baxter, Phoebe Brand, and many more will be interspersed with great Broadway showstoppers (e.g., People, Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina, One, Edelweiss, 76 Trombones), plus great stories from TAW members who appeared in the original productions of Funny Girl, All That Jazz, Agnes of God, Butterflies Are Free, Benson, and others.

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