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Classic literature inspires Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities series

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Pictured, “The Berenstain Bears Live – Family Matters: The Musical,” will open the Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities series on Nov. 15, 2015. Five other family friendly shows will round it out by April. Contributed photo The celebration that will launch Westport Country Playhouse‘s Family Festivities series is still a few months away. However, the […] [Read More]
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Bijou Youth Theatre offers family production July 31

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The Bijou Theatre’s Summer Youth Theatre Program will present its “Summer Showcase,” featuring selections from “Once On This Island Jr.” on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. The family production will feature members of the Bijou’s Summer Youth Theatre Program, as well as performers from the Bijou’s recently concluded Summer Stock production of the musical […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Off-Beat Players will present “Bye Bye Birdie” in August

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Pictured, the Off-Beat Players rehearse “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Arch Street Teen Center in Greenwich in July 2014. The group returns with this summer’s production “Bye Bye Birdie” on Aug. 5. Bob Luckey/Staff file photo The Off-Beat Players, Inc., the Greenwich based theater company that features teen and young adult performers of all abilities, […] [Read More]
Smokey Robinson performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Robinson is expected to give a performance on Oct. 10, 2015, at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Conn.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Smokey Robinson will help Ridgefield Playhouse celebrate its anniversary

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In a little over two months, the Ridgefield Playhouse will offer music fans a chance to see a “living legend,” but first you have to secure your seat. Tickets, at $250, are now on sale for Smokey Robinson, who, in addition to earning a Grammy Living Legend Award, has notched nearly 40 Top 40 hits […] [Read More]
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Danbury scenic designer among team for this year’s Connecticut Free Shakespeare production

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Pictured, Hannah Dubner and Mark Friedlander play the star-crossed lovers Rosalind and Orlando in the Connecticut Free Shakespeare 2014 production of “As You Like It.” The company will present “Mornings of April and May,” beginning Aug. 5, 2015 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Emmy Award-winning scenic designer, Liz Popiel, of Danbury and New York City, will […] [Read More]
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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Blue Oyster Cult are among acts for Fairfield’s The Warehouse

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In anticipation of the opening later this year of The Warehouse, Fairfield Theatre Company’s new performing arts space, the FTC has announced its first set of shows in the space. It begins with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes on Oct. 2 and continues with Blue Oyster Cult (pictured) on Oct. 16. You can read […] [Read More]
Wolfe Park in Monroe, Conn., where people fish in 2012 along Great Hollow Lake, will be the scene of two theater productions during the summer of 2015. The first, "Hairspray," begins Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Two Planks Theater Company returns to Monroe’s Wolfe Park July 23 with ‘Hairspray’

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The Two Planks Theater Company is back for its second season at Wolfe Park in Monroe featuring the talents of young people from Monroe and Bridgeport. The season opens with “Hairspray,” a family friendly musical on July 23, which will be followed by two more nights of performances. (Rain dates are July 26 and 27). […] [Read More]
Curtain Call, the Stamford-based nonprofit theater company, will present "The Merry Wives of Windsor," by William Shakespeare for its 12th annual Shakespeare on the Green event. Performances run throughout July 2015. Here, actors perform in last year's production, "Twelfth Night." Staff file photo/Bob Luckey

Stamford’s Curtain Call makes it a summer of “Merry Wives”

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Shakespeare is once again coming to Stamford for the summer. Curtain Call, the city’s long-running nonprofit theater company, will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” this month, from July 9 to 12, 15 to 18. This is the 12th year that Curtain Call has raised its own version of the Globe Theatre Stage onto the […] [Read More]