Summer Theater on the Lawn

July 21, July 28, & August 4, August 11, 6:30pm. Summer Theater on the Lawn at WDS

Summer Theater on the Lawn will begin on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, and run for four consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings with the New Zenith Theatre Company (NZT). July 21 and August 4 at 6:30 p.m. NZT will offer performances of “Tuck Everlasting,” a new musical, book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle; music by Chris Miller; lyrics by Nathan Tyson, based on the youth novel by Natalie Babbit. (Rain dates are Thursday, July 22, and Thursday August 5). For ages 8 and older, this young-audience version will run approximately 70 minutes. Summer Theater on the Lawn will continue on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, and Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., with NZT performances of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night Dream” (Rain dates Thursday, July 29 and August 12). For ages 10 and older, this shortened version by Ed Wierzbicki will run approximately 85 minutes.

NZT was launched as a “community and arts initiative” at Naugatuck Valley Community College in 1998, creating an engaging and relevant theatre for young people and family audiences in Waterbury and surrounding communities. NZT continues to create important and engaging theatre with new plays, performances, and programs throughout the state.

The museum grounds open at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets and beach chairs and picnic on the lawn until curtain time at 6:30 p.m.

About the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience – from the settling of Wethersfield to the early 20th century. Admission to the museum includes entrance to the galleries at the Holcombe Education Center and tours of the 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington met with French General Rochambeau and planned the military campaign leading to the end of the Revolutionary War; the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America’s first diplomat to France; and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House, which depicts Connecticut life in the 18th and 19th centuries. For more information visit: or social media at @webbdeanestevens, email or call (860) 529-0612.