What A Big Top! Javier Colon And Lisa Lampanelli On Same Stage In Musical Production Of Barnum

You always wanted to join the circus, right? Nah, not city politics. We’re talking about Bridgeport’s own P.T. Barnum, the greatest showman on earth. In celebration of the Barnum Festival, accomplished thespians and OIB friends Christy McIntosh-Newsom and her hubby Eli Newsom are directing and producing the musical that hit Broadway under the book by Mark Bramble. You can see it for free in general admission section June 27-29 at Fairfield Museum Commons, 370 Beach Rd, Fairfield.

Opening night gala reception on June 27 starts at 6  p.m. with dinner and a cocktail party, live and silent auction items, plus 8 p.m. show at $125 per person.

Singer Javier Colon, winner of the inaugural season of The Voice, will play Mr. Barnum. And guess who’s showing up for a guest appearance as the Blues Singer? Lisa Lampanelli. Talk about a life coach, Lisa’s experienced just about everything, except facing off against Mr. Barnum.

The Barnum players, with Javier Colon, at rear right, performed a recent rehearsal at the Barnum Museum.

About the show:
P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, BARNUM is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart. Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s rousing score includes “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute,” “Join the Circus,” “The Colors of My Life,” and “Come Follow The Band.”

More details here.


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