STAMFORD, Conn. -- What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? You might get the very silly answer to that question when Stamford's Curtain Call kicks off its 23rd season with Tony Award-winning musical comedy, "Monty Python's Spamalot."
Stamford's longest-running and only year-round producing theater company, Curtain Call will light up The Kweskin Theatre stage with five full-scale musicals beginning Friday.
In addition to "Spamalot," (Sept. 13 - Oct. 5), Curtain Call will perform "Fiddler on the Roof" (November); "Les Miserables" (February 2014); "The Wizard of Oz" (Spring 2014); and "Gypsy" (June 2014).
Curtain Call will also be presenting several shows in its smaller, cabaret-style space, The Dressing Room Theatre. Beginning Oct. 18, the Tennessee Williams masterpiece, "A Streetcar Named Desire," will play for three weekends followed by a limited-run production of the Kaufman and Hart classic comedy, "You Can't Take It With You," in late November.
Kicking off the New Year and opening on Jan. 10 will be the charming comedy, "The Hallelujah Girls," written by the same team who brought this year's sell-out smash, "The Dixie Swim Club." March will bring a quirky contemporary comedy, "Dead Man's Cell Phone," written by award-winning author Sarah Ruehl.
Musical Mondays, Curtain Call's program of presenting new musicals in a concert reading format will return as well. The February presentation will showcase the winner of next year's American Harmony Prize.
Additionally, Curtain Call will host a variety of special event programs including: interactive murder mysteries, comedy nights with Michael "Motts" Pelazza and friends, concerts by Stamford resident and Broadway veteran Frank Mastrone, as well as a Police tribute band, The Police Files. Also, returning for a second year will be Michael Jovovich and friends.