MerrilyLibraryArtwork2We invite our youngest shoppers (Age 9 and under) to enter the Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s Merrilee Mannerly Coloring Contest. Based on the Mom’s Choice Award Winning Book Merrilee Mannerly. The winner will win a party for you and 5 friends the World Premier of this Magnificent New Musical! Coloring forms are available at Walter Stewart’s checkout as well as online. Please turn in your coloring form to Walter Stewart’s Customer Service by June 13th.

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan
(Artistic Director, Melody Libonati) will present the world premier and pre-off Broadway run of Merrilee Mannerly – A Magnificent New Musical as the kickoff to its Theater for Young Audiences summer season in Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT. With direction by Ryan Ratelle and choreography by Enrique Brown, Merrilee Mannerly will play performances on Saturday and Sunday mornings June 14 through July 19, 2014.
This fun and energetic new musical is based on Merrilee Mannerly and Her Magnificent Manners the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book by Avon, Connecticut authors Mary Cashman and Cynthia Whipple.  It’s transformation into a musical was conceived by director, Ryan Ratelle who enlisted writer and lyricist William Squier and composer Jeffrey Lodin to collaborate with the authors to transform the book into Merrilee Mannerly – A Magnificent New Musical!  The stage adaptation and score for Merrilee was commissioned by Magnificent Productions and the musical has been optioned for Off-Broadway. With lively music, dancing and lots of laughs, Merrilee Mannerly reminds us all, that “Good Manners are Always in Fashion.”
All shows run Saturday and Sunday mornings and early afternoons. All seats reserved. Tickets are currently on sale through the STONC box office.  For tickets go to, or call STONC Box Office at 203-966-4634  (M-F 11 am – 4 pm). Tickets also available for stage-side picnic tables for pre-show dining, children’s birthday parties and group sale discounts. Check the season calendar ( for special events, author/playwright appearances, staged readings, and special concerts.  Theatre box office opens 1 hours before showtime.

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