Monday, May 11, 2015



Imagine Walt Disney created a giant jukebox and it exploded with eight decades of tunes that have delighted millions.You need to come hear all that glorious music, thanks to the CT Playmakers.  Weekends until Sunday, May 24, the group is donning costumes, smiles and enthusiastic voices to take you on a musical journey backwards and forwards in time, when "Dinner With Disney" comes to town.

Walt Disney is responsible for bringing train loads of joy to the world because of his creativity and imagination.  With elaborate animation and an unending brilliance, Disney established his legacy and gifted it to the world (and it's a small world after all).

CT Playmakers, under the spirited direction of Michele Grace, wants you to come to the party, and bring your own dinner while you're at it.  Grab the kids and a casserole and sit at the cabaret tables at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich (exit 5 off I-95) and have a ball.

Speaking of balls, you'll hear tunes from Cinderella, as well as Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White.  There will be a little conflict from such characters as the Big Bad Wolf, Cruella de Ville and a Sea Witch from the ocean floor.  The animal world will be amply represented as The Lion King portrays its poignant "Circle of Life" and the felines prove their power in "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat."  The whole Mickey Mouse Club with lots of fuzzy ears will welcome you to their gang meeting while a fairy godmother with a decidedly Italian flair will wave a magic wand and say "Bibbity Bobbity Boo."

Frozen will take a turn in the spotlight as will Aladdin, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Toy Story, Tarzan and that perennial favorite Ariel of The Little Mermaid fame. All your favorites are sure to please, as music director Chris Coogan leads the parade. Kudos to the energetic cast: Steve Bustamante, Linda Colucci, Rosalind Cormier, Peggi de la Cruz, Martin Diamond, Leslie Duchin, Cathy Hickey, Kara Hodge, Gracie Maranelli, Jodi Maxner, Karen Joyce Miller, Karen Mitchell, Caryn Raimondi, Mickey Raimondi, Maryann Ramos, Janice Rudolph, Laura Skutch, Eric Sporborg, Dan Swartz and Norris Wakefield for making the show so special.

For tickets ($25), call the CT Playmakers at 203-249-5419 or online at  Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

There's no need "to wish upon a star" as this cast is ready, willing and most able to prove "you've got a friend" in them as they create "a whole new (musical) world."  You're sure to "feel the love."

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