Conard students star in ‘Well THAT’S Awkward!’

Stephanie Reuning-Scherer and Declan Smith will star in Playhouse on Park's “Well THAT’S Awkward!” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Auerfarm in Bloomfield.

BLOOMFIELD — Join vocalists Stephanie Reuning-Scherer and Declan Smith for “Well THAT’S Awkward!” on Thursday, Sept. 24 (rain date: Thursday, Oct. 1) at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.), at Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield. Tickets are $25, and they must be purchased in advance.

This is a cabaret-style show featuring tunes of many different genres including Broadway, pop, and jazz. It explores both the awkward comedy in new relationships, and also the hardships that come with adolescence and a teenager’s growth into adulthood. Overall, this show will be both hilarious and heartfelt, with music that can be enjoyed by everyone. Reuning-Scherer and Smith will be joined by a full band, including two keyboards, bass and drums, according to an email from the Playhouse.

Declan Smith is 16-years-old and a junior at Conard High School who has been performing his whole life. His first play ever was at a Playhouse on Park summer camp when he was eight, and he’s so happy to be back. He was recently seen as Robert in “The Drowsy Chaperone” and as Algernon in “The Importance of Being Earnest” on the Conard Stages. He loved playing Warner in “Legally Blonde” with West Hartford Summer Arts Festival where he also shared the stage with Reuning-Scherer. Smith is excited to be performing his second cabaret with Reuning-Scherer after their show “Crazier Than You,” which they performed at the Playhouse in 2019.

Reuning-Scherer is 17-years-old and a senior at Conard High School. She most recently performed in Conard’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” as Janet Van de Graaff this past march. In past years she has also been involved in productions with West Hartford Summer Arts festival such as Wednesday in “The Addams Family,” and Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde.” Reuning-Scherer is so glad to be back performing with Smith after their first show at Playhouse in 2019 called “Crazier Than You.”

Bring your own beverages, food, chairs/blankets & masks. Masks must be worn unless you are in your seats. Tickets will not be sold at the door. You will not need a physical ticket, your name and the size of your party will be on a list at the gate. Auerfarm requires social distancing at all times.

Purchase tickets through Playhouse on Park online at, over the phone at 860-523-5900 x10, or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 244 Park Road, West Hartford.

Connecticut Media Group