Theater groups and venues in Norwich are picking up the pace of performances after they closed due to the pandemic.
The Chestnut Street Playhouse will stage “Last 5 Years” starting May 26. It is a musical comedy written by Jason Robert Brown about a romance between a writer and an actress. The narrative structure is ingenious: the man’s story is told in chronological order, and the woman’s is upside down.
Later this year, Chestnut Street will present two shows that couldn’t be more different: “Misery” in October and “Elf the Musical” in December.
The Norwich Arts Center is hosting concerts, including a show on May 1 with a trio of harmonica players and a show on May 11 with blues guitarist/singer Junior Mack. But the NAC’s Donald L. Oat Theater is also the site of plays. A production of “Snow White” directed by Mary Kay Kelleher and featuring an all-child cast will begin airing June 3.
And check the Facebook page of the Chelsea Players, who recently played “Specs” at NAC, for information on future productions that have yet to be announced.
Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich; www.chestnutstreetplayhouse.org.
Norwich Center for the Arts, 62 Broadway, Norwich; norwicharts.org.
Chelsea players; check out their Facebook page.