Local youth to perform in summer play in Shelton

Tom Ball, right, of Shelton performs at a ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ rehearsal with Scott Sheldon of Shelton looking on.

Tickets are available for this summer’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” by the Shelton-based Youth CONNection Players theater group, which is marking its 30th anniversary.

The play, winner of five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, will be performed five times from July 26 to Aug. 3 in the Shelton High School auditorium.

Kayla Giampaolo and John Corraro, with Justin Zenchuk in background, prepare for the Youth Connection Players’ upcoming show. All three are Shelton residents.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” has been described as “a ridiculously entertaining and insanely hilarious musical.”

The Youth CONNection Players was started in 1983 by Gary and Francesca Scarpa, founders of Center Stage Theatre in Shelton.


Five performances at SHS auditorium

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 26; Saturday, July 27; Friday, Aug. 2; and Saturday, Aug. 3; plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Aug. 3.

Tickets are $20 adults and $10 students. For details or tickets, call 203-225-6079 or go to www.centerstageshelton.com.