JCC in Sherman
Educational, Cultural and Social Programming for Everyone
Sherman: A Mecca for the Arts & the People Who Made it That Way
Sunday, February 10th at 1PM
*Snow Date: Sunday, February 17th at 1PM*
Few residents today know that little more than 35 years ago, the town was known for its literary stars and artists. William Faulkner visited his Sherman friend Malcolm Cowley, the literary historian of American literature. The works of Peter Blume and Arshile Gorky hang in the Chicago Art Museum. The Sherman Library has shelves of books featuring the works of Sherman authors. Roger Sherman is not the town's only notable.
For nearly fifty years, from 1930 to the 1980s, Sherman was home to writers, artists, musicians, and dancers, many with national and international reputations. More than two shelves of the Sherman library hold works by Sherman writers. Town Hall and the library feature works by Sherman artists whose paintings are also featured in the Chicago Art Institute. It was not unusual for shoppers at the IGA to see choreographer and ballet dancer Peter Martins. Summer people from Manhattan publishing houses came to consult and visit with Sherman's many authors. This is part of Sherman's history that should not be forgotten. Pat Endress asks you to join her in remembering these many people that made the town a literary and artistic mecca. She has lived in Sherman for more than forty years (a relative newcomer) and has met many of those whose lives and works she will present.
The Danbury Brass Band is in its 36th year. The Band has performed many times at the New York City Brass Conference, at the North American Brass Band Association in the Atlantic City in the New Jersey area, at West Point, Norwalk, New Britain, New York State and Massachusetts. They have also traveled to Bermuda four times, Australia twice, Ireland and New Zealand. The Danbury Brass Band is represented on YouTube with live-performance videos. For the past twenty years the Danbury Brass Band has taken to playing its own special repertoire almost exclusively. This is to say music written and/or arranged expressly for the band. To date there are over 600 of these pieces in our library and there are always more on the way. All of our performances included premieres. Danbury Brass Band members includes Alan Ralph, Anthony Nunes, Jed Orosz, Ivan Hunter, Joseph Stamboni, Martin Goldbaum, Aaron Plude, Nancy Sudik, Reed Corbo, John Beers, Michael Fitzgerald, David Booth, Ernie Adams, Margaret Fitzgerald, Robert Scillitoe and Scott King.
Beth Bonnabeau is is back directed Another Broadway Cabaret with an Amazing CAST!
This performance will be on Friday, February 22nd at 7PM with a
snow date of Friday, March 1st.
Tickets are: $25 Members | $30 Non-Member | $10 Students
Beth Bonnabeau has been acting and directing locally for decades, is the Founder and Artistic director of The PAC at 32 Below, a performing arts center housed in the lower level of the Connecticut Sports Arena in New Milford. The PAC offers production opportunities for students ages 6-20 as well as MainStage adult productions. Beth received her BFA in Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh where she served as President of Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honors Fraternity) and Vice President of the College Theatre Association. After a stint with The Harold Klurman theatre on NYC’s famed Theatre Row, Beth switched gears to become a Mom to two wonderful young thespians and a teacher of theatre to countless others. With 23 years as a theatre educator under her belt, Beth has no intention of switching gears again!