by Elenna Stauffer

New England Premiere

“Something worth cheering about”
Time Out New York

It’s the Bandits’ best year EVER! Until… one by one, the cheerleading squad succumbs to a mysterious illness. As the traditional pecking order is upended, the girls’ relationships are tested. With a deceptively comedic first act, Hysterical! addresses serious subject matter, examining the vulnerabilities of teenage girls and the poignancy of life on the cusp of adulthood.

Appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Limited Run:

Jul 21-Aug 6, 2022

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

“Not your average teen comedy… That’s something worth cheering about.”

Time Out NY »

“Bravely tackles social issues in the lives of modern American teenagers”

Theatre is Easy »

“Juxtaposed with these scenes of realistic teenaged life are cheer routines [which] cast the girls as a Greek Chorus in their own lives”

New York Theatre Review »



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