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On a mission: Greenwich youth group takes to the stage with classic musical

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In just over a week, the First Congregational Church of Greenwich‘s Youth Group is expected to be in Nicaragua, as part of its winter outreach project. But, before it gets there, it hopes to raise as much money as it can in the next two days. And fans of a popular 1967 musical comedy can […] [Read More]
David Koechner Emcees 11th Annual COMEDY FOR A CAUSE Benefiting The Hollywood Wilshire YMCA

David Koechner, ‘Anchorman’s Champ Kind, arrives in Conn. for stand-up at Foxwoods

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Pictured,  David Koechner attends the 11th annual “Comedy for a Cause, ” which benefited the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, at The Laugh Factory on Oct. 21, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. Koechner will make a stop in Connecticut to Comix at Foxwoods for two shows on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University’s Quick Center names new director

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Peter Van Heerden, (file photo), who has served as the Westport Arts Center executive director for the past three years, recently was named the new executive director of Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. He will begin his post Jan. 13, according to a news release. A resident of Westport, Van Heerden […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Ballet readies for holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker’

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Connecticut Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” will be populated with stars from the American Ballet Theatre dancing the roles of some of the tale’s most beloved characters. The dance company, which has offices in Stamford, recently announced the guests who will perform with the company and the more than 100 local children from area dance […] [Read More]
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Take a trip to ‘St. Louis,’ thanks to Curtain Call theater

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Pictured, in Stamford-Conn.-based Curtain Call’s production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” three parent and child combinations appear together, including, from top, father and son, Bill and Levi Squier (at top of stairs) who are playing father and son on stage. Also appearing are mother and daughter Robie and Poppy Livingstone, and father and daughter […] [Read More]
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Treehouse Comedy Productions comes full circle

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Treehouse Comedy Productions, which last year celebrated its 30th year of bringing comedy to the Nutmeg State, will return to its roots this month, when it opens a new venue at Bistro B in the Westport Inn. It is the same location where Brad Axelrod, president and CEO of Treehouse Comedy Productions, launched his first […] [Read More]
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Sherlock Holmes happens upon a mystery in Stamford

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Sherlock Holmes will invariably go on to solve more mysteries, but you only have a short window to catch the master sleuth unravel “The Adventure of the Suicide Club,” from the stage of Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford. Holmes’ appearance marks the debut of the popular fictional sleuth on the local stage. Performances […] [Read More]
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Singers, dancers bring music of Rodgers and Hart to life

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Pictured, Lucia Palmieri and Patric Hale give it their all during a Rodgers & Hart musical celebration “Sing for your Supper,” which will run through Oct. 26, 2014, at the First Congregational Church Auditorium in Old Greenwich, Conn. Lucia Palmieri has sung from the stage at a sold-out Carnegie Hall show, entertained throngs in Central […] [Read More]
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Improv group gets down to work in Stamford Oct. 24

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Just what does it take to work well in the world of work? One group of young people soon will be discovering that answer in a way that will hardly seem like, well, work. Sea Tea Improv, a Hartford, Conn.-based performing company (pictured), is set to put a spotlight on career aspirations, office politics and […] [Read More]
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Danny Aiello to talk movies and memoir at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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Danny Aiello will be finding a seat among the fans of his 1996 film “2 Days in the Valley,” when Stamford’s Avon Theatre hosts a screening of the movie and an appearance by its star on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Aiello, who has starred in more than 80 films throughout his more than […] [Read More]