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World premiere work offers new look at ‘Hamlet’ in Stamford

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Do you have plans to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday? If you haven’t made plans you may want to consider attending the world premiere of a new play, “Gertrude,” that will be performed two times this weekend as part of Joyful Noise’s Voices Then & Now series. This one-woman show, which is based on the character […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Carriage House launches 2014 season with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

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The Carriage House Arts Center will launch its 2014 season later this week, with a benefit for the Center for Sexual Assault and Crisis Counseling. “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed Friday to Sunday at the Carriage House. Admission is $25, with a wine-and-cheese reception following the performances. You can check the website for show […] [Read More]
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Gala to help ‘Two Gentleman’ entertain the crowds in Rowayton this summer

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In just a few months, for a stretch of dates in June, the lawn of Rowayton’s Pinkney Park will be filled with the fans of Shakespeare on the Sound, ready for some outdoor theater magic under the stars. But before that happens, the organization will be holding a fundraiser on April 5 at the Dolce […] [Read More]
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Catch the lure of ‘Sirens’ at Darien Arts Center

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A nine-member cast and crew are set to present “Sirens,” a romantic comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer at the Darien Arts Center that will begin its three-weekend run on March 14. A longtime couple Rose (Regina Elliott) and Sam (Joseph Maker) set out on a cruise for their 25th anniversary, which Rose helps will rekindle […] [Read More]
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50 things to do in Connecticut March 7 to 9

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With the promise of warmer weather for the weekend, there will be plenty of chances to shake that cabin fever. Here are some of the area’s many activities and events that serve as a welcome remedy. [Read More]
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Stamford’s Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky Boots” to have Canadian premiere next year

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In about a year, Canadian audiences will have a chance to see what the fuss is all about when it comes to the award-winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots.” The 2013 Tony award winner for best musical, which features 15 songs by Stamford’s Cyndi Lauper and a book by playwright Harvey Fierstein, is set to have […] [Read More]
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Don Rickles set to perform at Foxwoods

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If you don’t have the time or funds to make it out to Las Vegas next month to see Don Rickles, don’t worry. The 87-year-old entertainer is going to make it easy for you. Rickles, who is scheduled to set up shop at the Orleans Hotel & Casino on March 22 and 23, will be […] [Read More]
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“The United States of Us” gets a reading at Stamford’s Curtain Call

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In the past six years, Curtain Call’s American Harmony Prize program has introduced audiences to a kid who wanted to be pope, a family who is struggling with expectations and tradition, a young man grappling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a group of 20-something Jewish-Americans making their way in New York City and other tales focused on […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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There may be a certain ennui that has descended, what with the mounds of snow ice and cold temperatures that don’t seem to want to leave. But, don’t let the doldrums of winter keep you inside this weekend, as activities and events abound throughout the region. Of note: Take in all manner of music in […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Sure, plenty of people will be waiting for the last half of the weekend to do their celebrating, but there are far more events than just the Super Bowl to consider. If you didn’t know it, now you know … we are deep into Oscar season, with area venues hosting several events geared toward featuring […] [Read More]