Get a little risqué with ‘Calendar Girls’ at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre

The cast of “Calendar Girls” include, from left, Tracey Brown (from Meriden); Barbara Horan (from Simsbury); Karen Gagliardi (from Haddam); Jennifer Nadeau, (from East Haddam); Bonnie Sprague (from Cromwell) and Carleigh Cappetta-Schultz (from East Hartford).

BERLIN — Connecticut Cabaret Theatre presents “Calendar Girls,” a comedy by Tim Firth, directed by Kris McMurray, playing from June 28 to August 3.

Based on the true story and the 2003 movie of the same name, “Calendar Girls” is a hilarious yet touching production, sure to warm your heart. When Annie’s husband John dies, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow ladies social members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press descend on the small town. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

The cast includes: Barbara Horan as Annie; Karen Gagliardi as Chris; Jennifer Nadeau as Cora; Bonnie Sprague as Jessie; Tracey Brown as Ruth; and Carleigh Cappetta-Schultz as Celia. Also the cast is supported by: Russell Fish as John; Nancy Ferenc as Marie; Abby Brooks as Lady Cravenshire; Dave Wall as Rod; James J Moran as Lawrence; CJ Janis as Liam, and Linda Kelly as Elaine

“Calendar Girls” runs every Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m. June 28 through August 3. (No Performance July 5 and 6). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 860-829-1248. Reservations are recommended. Ticket price is $35. For more information, visit www.ctcabaret.com. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located at 31 Webster Square Road, Berlin. Patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them.

Connecticut Media Group