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Spotlight On: Cindy Maher



Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Calendar Girls. Get to know Cindy Maher who is portraying Annie!




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

My name is Cindy Maher and I play the role of Annie in Calendar Girls. I just turned 60 years old (although I’m told that 60 is the new 40, so I’m embracing that). I have two daughters (Kate and Becca), two dogs (Roo and Charley) and a cat (Kitty Cat). I also have a husband Stephen who plays my onstage husband in this play. I’ve been acting all of my life and have come to love working with Connecticut Theater Company.


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I have just finished performing in a one-woman show in Collinsville where I played Erma Bombeck. While it was a wonderful experience, it’s lonely being the only person in a play. I was excited to be part of the Calendar Girls cast of so many wonderful actors!


What sort of person is going to love this show?

I think that this is a show that would appeal to anyone: it has warmth, heart, humor, and love. But if you have a close group of girlfriends or belong to a women’s group, this will definitely speak to you.


What do you love about your character?

My character is a lovely person with great emotional depth. She walks through stages of grief – all while being supported by a group of strong women. I think that if I met Annie, we would become friends.


Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?

“At my age, this is as high as my teacups go!”


Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?

I look up to everyone who contributes to local community theater. Being part of production like this represents many hours of unpaid work. We do this because we have a passion for it, it brings the community together, and it touches people. I am inspired by both the cast and crew of this show.


What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?

Hug everyone and take a deep breath.


What’s going to surprise people about this show?

The beauty of this true story. You may laugh and cry! You’ll walk away uplifted!


Calendar Girls opens March 8th and runs through March 24th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!


“It’s a show full of poignant moments – about friendship, determination and hope; about loss in many forms; about the importance of acceptance; about knowing when to let go. But it also offers plenty of humour, as the six friends and WI members decide to pose nude for a calendar” – Liverpool Daily Post