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ACT of CT Announces Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, Collaboration with Academy Award-winning Composer Stephen Schwartz

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of CT is excited to announce their newest endeavor; a collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, which will combine the mediums of theater and film to create a world-premiere experience exclusively for ACT of CT audiences.

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook is an original musical which incorporates over two dozen of Mr. Schwartz's songs, including songs from Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife, Rags, Working, Children of Eden, and Enchanted. The show is a touching and authentic look into how we fall in love and the poignant power of trusting our hearts and memories.

Snapshots will be available for streaming on-demand from February 13 through 28, 2021. Visit actofct.org to learn more and purchase tickets. All ticketholders will have 48 hours to watch this exciting new movie musical as many times as they like. Tickets are available starting at $20.

Mr. Schwartz and ACT of CT’s Artistic Director, Daniel C. Levine have collaborated on this unique and exciting production. Instead of presenting a limited on-stage run of this endearing musical at ACT of CT, Snapshots was captured on film and a brand-new full length movie musical has been created. This is not a livestream recording of a stage production, but rather a true movie musical filmed on location in Ridgefield, CT.

Director, Daniel C. Levine says, “This is one of the most exciting projects that ACT of CT has created to date. Blending the worlds of theater and film to produce this exhilarating movie musical has been thrilling for us. We worked with a brilliant NYC based cinematographer, and our Snapshots cast is truly extraordinary! Movie musicals have become wildly popular over the past few years, and we thought that this was the perfect time for us to bring Snapshots to life in this way. Just like the success of the recently released The Prom, I truly believe that this version of Snapshots will be a home-run for our patrons!”

R. Erin Craig, Producing Director adds, "The health and safety of our cast, crew and musicians is ACT of CT’s top priority. This movie musical was created in accordance with strict health and safety protocols and guidelines, adhering closely to state and industry regulations which included a “closed set” for rehearsals and filming, multiple tests per week, mask & shield wearing, thorough sanitization procedures, and more. All Snapshots cast and crew “bubbled” in Ridgefield for the entire process, therefore helping to ensure that everyone stayed safe and healthy. We can’t wait to share this heartfelt movie musical with our audiences!”

ACT of CT is committed to creating brand-new and exclusive theatrical opportunities such as this movie musical of Snapshots for their audiences - even during a pandemic. If you are a fan of Stephen Schwartz musicals like Wicked, Working and Godspell you will not want to miss this unique film.

Snapshots will be available for streaming on-demand from February 13 through 28, 2021. Visit actofct.org to learn more and purchase tickets. All ticketholders will have 48 hours to watch this exciting new movie musical as many times as they like. Tickets are available starting at $20.

Snapshots, A Musical Scrapbook has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by David Stern, was conceived by Michael Scheman and David Stern, with additional music and lyrics by David Crane, Seth Friedman, Marta Kaufman, Alan Menken and Charles Strouse, and arrangements and orchestrations by Steve Orich.

About ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded in 2018, and led by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine, and Bryan Perri, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known musicals, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. In addition to its fully produced mainstage productions, ACT of CT hosts an annual new works series, a “Broadway Unplugged” series, and an extensive education program including individual training (virtual and in person), masterclasses, summer camp, professional workshops, and a year-round conservatory program for high school students. ACT of CT is dedicated to inspiring, creating and nurturing a diverse and equitable environment for its staff, creative teams, cast, musicians, crew members and audiences. For more information about ACT of CT, to purchase tickets and to learn more about ACT of CT’s education programs, please visit www.actofct.org.

 

 

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