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We are pleased to announce the first Mainstage play of our 2023-24 Season.
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Bell, Book and Candle by John Van Druten
Directed by Carla Zackson Heller
Produced by Dana Fredebaugh

November 10-19, 2023
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinées at 2 PM



Brooke Lynn White as Gillianand

Alex Bakalarz as Shep

Betty Ann Hunt Strain as Queenie

Bill Fragetta as Nicky

Scott Travis as Sidney

and introducing Pyewacket the Cat


ACT Artistic Director: Christopher Harrington

Stage Manager: Barbara Pinker

Co-Stage Manager: Heidi Bibler


About The Play

It’s 1958. Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch living in Manhattan. Handsome publisher Shep Henderson has just moved into the apartment above hers, and he catches her eye.

When she learns that he is marrying her college rival, Gillian casts a love spell on Shep and he immediately falls head over heels in love with her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this complication leads to a number of entanglements before they find out if they can live happily ever after.

This is the Broadway play that spawned the Hollywood classic movie starring Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart.

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (

Disclaimer: This production may contain language and content that some may find offensive or not suitable for themselves or younger persons.
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