‘Rip Van Winkle’ is a sleeper hit for HMTS

“Rip Van Winkle: The Musical!” was an original production performed by the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society. Tabitha Maffucci, Marijke Stiffler, Brianna Webb and Mackenzie Hunter as the town gossips. Photo by Tom Brown

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society production of “Rip Van Winkle: The Musical!” wrapped up a four-performance run Saturday evening, March 16, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

Joshua Shakeshaft turned in a consistently strong performance in the demanding title role, as did Abigail Dodge as Dame Van Winkle.

“Rip Van Winkle” is a complicated show, with lots of scene changes, dance routines and sound effects. The performance was seamless and professional.

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