KENT NIGHT AT SHARON PLAYHOUSE To Benefit the Kent Memorial Library

Press Release 7/10/17

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library, in conjunction with the Sharon Playhouse, is proud to sponsor an ice cream social and musical theatre experience with an amazing production of The Music Man, a wonderful family musical that features a librarian!

Kent Night at the Sharon Playhouse will take place on Saturday, August 12 beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Playhouse at 49 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT 06069. This special evening is for the Kent community and friends of the Kent Memorial Library. This family event will feature an Ice Cream Social prior to the performance at 6:45 p.m., which is included as part of the ticket price. Come mingle with your friends and neighbors before going to your seats at 7:45 p.m. for a great night at the theatre!

Tickets are available online and at the Library. Adults: $35, Children (under 18): $15. These tickets include the Ice Cream Social prior to the performance. Tickets are limited, so book now!

There is also a sponsorship opportunity to support the Kent Library Association at $76 (trombones) and $110 (cornets) per ticket. This is a chance to enjoy a special evening while helping the Kent Memorial Library and its valuable role in our community.

The Music Man is the most wonderful musical for the entire family! When Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop, is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.

“We are excited about having this fun joint venture with the Sharon Playhouse. The Music Man is a toe-tapping family musical with familiar tunes such as Seventy-six Trombones and ’Til There Was You,” raves Sandy Edelman, Co-President of the Library Board of Directors. “Have fun and support the Kent Memorial Library in a country theatre right in our own backyard.”

To reserve your seats now, go to or go to the front desk at the Library. Tickets will be held at the Ice Cream Social at the Bok Gallery on the Playhouse grounds. For more information, contact Janet Rivkin at 917.797.0476.