Thanks to some creative brainstorming, a unique, live production of “Assassins: The Musical” will be presented live by the Warner Theatre at a drive-in movie location on Sept. 23. The Warner Theatre will celebrate its 89th birthday live. In spite of all the concerns about doing a show with all the COVID-19 restrictions, director Katherine Ray of Norwalk and producing artistic director Sharon W. Houk came up with an idea.
They realized that a live musical couldn’t be done at the 1,700-seat famous Warner Theatre in Torrington. Then Houk recalled a show she had seen at a drive-in theater that worked pretty well. She contacted that theater, the Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted. They were happy to allow the live show to be produced on their property. Only 175 cars will be allowed in, but this is a special event and the two women wanted to do it for the benefit of the theater. Everything is volunteer.