Westport Country Playhouse Stages Comedy “A Flea in Her Ear”
Co-production with Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players Starts July 10

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the lavish, large-cast comedy, “A Flea in Her Ear,” newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director. Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP will run in Westport July 10 – 28.
Jun 20, 2018 - 1:29:52 AM

Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department announces no smoking area during Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach
Beginning on Wednesday, June 27, there will be a special no smoking and no vaping section at Calf Pasture Beach during the annual Summer Concert Series. The Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department is implementing this policy in response to complaints it received last year.
Jun 15, 2018 - 1:43:32 PM

Make Music Day in Stamford Downtown - Thursday, June 21
35 Performances at 12 Venues Held across Stamford Downtown as Part of Annual Global Celebration

The first annual Make Music Day Stamford Downtown, a wild and wonderful mix of over 35 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 12pm to 8pm. Make Music Day Stamford Downtown is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, more than 70 U.S. cities and the entire state of Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music Day performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Jun 14, 2018 - 2:06:44 PM

Little Feat Shakes up The Ridgefield Playhouse July 18
Little Feat have led a storied life ever since they formed in 1969. Their unconventional signature of earthy, organic appeal and polished, first-rate musicianship wrapped around eclectic and memorable songs -- clearly delivered as an authentic labor of love -- has been a lasting fixture on the musical landscape. As American as apple pie--and rock ‘n roll itself--Feat’s music transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock and Dixie-inflected funk-boogie. In the mix as well are strains of folk, blues, rockabilly, country and jazz, inventing a hybrid sound that is truly Little Feat’s own. Through the years, they’ve scored dozens of hits, including “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin,’” “Let It Roll” and “Rock & Roll Doctor.” Little Feat will shake up The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, July 18 at 8pm, part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. Visit The Hideaway (30 Grove Street • Ridgefield) for dinner the day of the show and enjoy a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine with your entree when you show your ticket. Media sponsor for this great night of classic rock is i95, The Home of Rock and Roll.
Jun 14, 2018 - 1:52:57 PM

Enter the Magical World of Fairies on Father’s Day Weekend at the Bellamy-Ferriday Annual Fairy Festival
Calling all fairies, elves, pixies, and woodland and mystical creatures – as well as regular folk – for a day of enchantment and delight at Connecticut Landmarks’ Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden! Get your passport to the land of magic, art, and music and join us at the maypole on Saturday, June 16th from noon to 4 pm (rain date: June 17th).
May 30, 2018 - 5:44:58 AM

Get involved, inspired and dive into Mystic Aquarium's conservation events this June
Mystic Aquarium’s June conservation events kick-off with World Oceans Day and continues with a variety of fun, family-friendly outdoor happenings all month long. From mud pies to pizza pies, each Mystic Aquarium conservation program is designed to be as informative as it is fun.
May 29, 2018 - 2:11:39 PM

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for “Flyin’ West”
Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium on June 3, following a 3 p.m. performance of Pearl Cleage’s play “Flyin’ West,” will feature guest speaker Michele Mitchell, associate professor of history at New York University. The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public. Mitchell will engage in a conversation about the play with David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.
May 29, 2018 - 5:37:08 AM

Juried Fine Art and Crafts show at Ives Concert Park features local talent
Five recent Western Connecticut State University Master of Fine Arts graduates, four current M.F.A. students and one undergraduate art student have been awarded Art at Ives scholarships that will enable them to display their work alongside professional artists during the third annual Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at Ives Concert Park in Danbury.
May 24, 2018 - 8:38:17 AM

Pop In To A Pop Up Show by the Westport Artists Collective on June 6
Pop in to a Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, June 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, June 9. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on June 6.
May 22, 2018 - 9:12:51 AM

Dancing with the Stars event in Stamford rocks with marriage proposal
Amidst noise-makes, placards and banners akin to the state-wide Democratic nominating convention held the same day, a crowd of more than 900 jumped to its feet in appreciation of 11 community leaders stepping out of their comfort zones at Curtain Call's Dancing With The Stars on Saturday, May 19. And the dancing was not the only thing that garnered cheers!
May 21, 2018 - 8:21:19 AM

Old Fashioned Fun at French Farm in Greenwich
Round up the kids and grandkids for an afternoon of games, activities, and plein-air painting on Sunday, June 10, 1-4pm.
May 15, 2018 - 2:47:17 PM

Waterbury's Palace Theater looking for inspiring people over 50 to tell their stories
Second Act, the new monthly series set to debut in September at Waterbury’s Palace Theater, is looking for people who have an inspiring story to share about their own over fifty “Second Act”. “We are particularly looking for people who are engaging and charismatic with a story that will inspire others of how they pursued a passion, dream or championed a cause after the age of fifty and can share it in a presentation style with an audience”, stated Sheree Marcucci, Palace Marketing and Public Relations Officer and the creator of the series. Speakers are being sought now for the series meant to stimulate the intellect, as well as those sometimes more elusive life elements: purpose, hope and joi de vivre as we age. Deadline to submit a bio for consideration is July 1.
May 15, 2018 - 1:45:06 PM

Maritime Aquarium eliminates nearly all single-use plastics from its operations
As a leader in Long Island Sound and ocean conservation, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is doing its part for the environment by significantly reducing its employ of single-use plastics.
May 15, 2018 - 8:41:17 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the autumn production of Matthew Greene’s “Thousand Pines,” a world premiere from the Playhouse’s New Works Circle Initiative. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the drama will run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 17.
May 14, 2018 - 10:24:16 AM

Fanciful farce finishes Dressing Room Theater season
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? Find out when Curtain Call’s production of A COMEDY OF TENORS plays in The Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, May 3 through 20.
May 1, 2018 - 1:46:24 AM

Renovated City Golf Courses Tee Up Recreational Renaissance in Hartford
As Hartford continues to undergo a renaissance attracting new residents, residential construction and urban amenities, two iconic recreational attractions have been rejuvenated. Goodwin Park and Keney Park Golf Courses recently completed extensive renovations and are looking to attract new legions of players. Affordable Season Passes, convenient locations and a friendly layout make the courses accessible for everyone regardless of skill level.
Apr 26, 2018 - 9:00:34 AM

Dancing with the Stars event returns to Stamford
Curtain Call’s Dancing with the Stars event returns on Saturday, May 19 with 22 dancers gracing the stage of the Palace Theatre in downtown Stamford. One of the 11 dance teams plans to “wrestle” the title from the others; one’s out to “teach” the others a lesson they won’t forget; and another is planning to “psych” out the competition.
Apr 13, 2018 - 5:59:18 AM

Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury at WCSU
Western Connecticut State University will host the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening act will be the Nathan Edwards Quintet and the featured act will be the Rosemary Minkler Trio. Admission will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Apr 10, 2018 - 5:00:54 AM

The New Play Forum, A New-Works Theater Company, to Debut in Stamford with a "Friend- and Fun-Raiser"
The New Play Forum is a new-works theater company launching at the Stamford Center for the Arts in downtown Stamford. It will kick off with a "friend- and fun-raiser" on Monday, April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Center’s UpStage lobby theater at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street. The Celebration for the launch of the New Play Forum will feature entertainment by Broadway performers, including Guy Fortt and Frank Mastrone, and others, as well as food and wine from local providers. Tickets are $20 if purchased by April 16th at www.newplayforum.org.
Apr 9, 2018 - 2:24:00 AM

The Salvation Army Announces Amsterdam Staff Band Performances in Connecticut
The Salvation Army’s Amsterdam Staff Band is set to perform on April 20that 12:30 p.m. at the UCONN Hartford Atrium on Prospect Street in Hartford, CT. Later that night, at 7:00 p.m., they will perform at The Salvation Army Manchester Citadel located at 661 Main Street, Manchester, CT. The Amsterdam Staff Band (ASB) is the premier brass band of the Salvation Army in the Netherlands and was founded in 1962. The band consists of top musicians from all over the country, all of them active in a local Salvation Army Corps (church). All members, in their personal faith in God, fulfill their musicality.
The repertoire of the ASB thus contains a message based on the gospel of Jesus Christ and His love for this world. Every Tuesday there is a rehearsal and on a weekly basis, ASB travels throughout the country to host concerts at various Salvation Army locations.
Apr 7, 2018 - 5:32:02 AM

Tony award winning musical returns with Broadway veteran
Leapin’ lizards! Annie is back at Curtain Call through April 28 and the lovable pooch playing Sandy is none other than Macy, who has played the role hundreds of times on Broadway, tours and more. Annie, the Tony Award-winning family musical in The Kweskin Theatre, Stamford, will play evenings at 7:30pm as well as Saturday and Sundays at 2:00pm.
Apr 7, 2018 - 5:22:25 AM

Waterbury's Palace Theater announces 18-19 season
The Palace Theater in Waterbury has finalized its 18- 19 Webster Broadway series, and with a Broadway blockbuster, some new titles and a returning favorite, it’s certain to be a magical season for theater lovers.
Apr 4, 2018 - 12:43:55 AM

It's a bird...it's a plane...it's auditions for SUPERMAN, the musical
Now is your chance to be part of more than just a comic-con type experience. You can help bring Superman to life on stage in a big, Broadway-style musical.

It's a Bird...It;s A Plane... It's Superman is a 1966 Broadway musical coming to The Kweskin Theatre in June and Curtain Call is holding open auditions for all roles, including the high-flying title character. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, from 7pm to approximately 10pm in The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Brian J. Bianco is directing, music direction is by George Croom and choreography is by Donna Fox.
Mar 23, 2018 - 8:08:44 AM

Finalists announced for BandJam 2018
BandJam, the area’s hottest musical competition, has announced the eight talented middle school and high school bands that will compete in the 2018 finals before a panel of celebrity judges. Come root for: 2 Minute Minors, Band2, Sky Bandits, The 7s, Abby & the Roadsters, Gilbert, Orbit and Sound Beacon as they rock and jam their way to stardom at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April 22nd at 4pm! BandJam is an event created by kids to benefit The Playhouse. Sponsored by Mountain Dew with musical direction by The Music Shed, powered by Guitar Center, underwritten by Ridgefield Music and Bach to Rock, with support from Hal Prince Music & Entertainment, this is the most exciting regional band competition going! Make it a great day out and enjoy dinner and the show! Visit The Hideaway (30 Grove Street • Ridgefield) for dinner the day of the show and enjoy a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine with your entree when you show your ticket. Media sponsor for this event is i95, The Home of Rock n’ Roll.
Mar 23, 2018 - 8:06:54 AM

Stamford Symphony Announces the 2018-2019 Season
Stamford Symphony CEO & President, Russell Jones announces Ignite Your Senses, the 2018-2019 Season amidst the completion of the Symphony’s Music Director Search. Two additional Guest Conductors, Paul Watkins and Rei Hotoda are scheduled to take the podium at the orchestral concerts on March 17th & 18th and April 21st & 22nd respectively. After the April concerts, the search committee (comprised of musicians, board members and the CEO) will reconvene to review the candidates and make a decision about Stamford Symphony’s next Music Director.
Mar 21, 2018 - 5:03:30 AM

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