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New Canaan venue takes a turn for ‘Route 66′ tonight

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Pictured: Jerold Goldstein, Fred Stark and William Squier, the creative team behind the musical “Route 66.” New this year at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a series of new works, “Under the Stars,” and the next one up is “Route 66,” a musical romantic comedy that boasts the talent of several local writers […] [Read More]
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Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Amy Grant performing at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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Beginning tomorrow, members of Stamford Center for the Arts, will get a chance to start snapping up those seats for performances by some big-name comics, award-winning singers and high-energy children’s programs. Tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Palace Theatre will go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. for members on Tuesday, while tickets for […] [Read More]
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New musical debuts in Norwalk this week to celebrate Independence Day

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Norwalk’s Crystal Theatre will present some fireworks of its own this week, when it celebrates the nation’s birthday with a new musical, “The Declaration of Independence – The Real Story.” Watch as the founding fathers debate a declaration of independence amid a plot full of intrigue and romance – all set in the taverns of […] [Read More]
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Sing along to ‘Frozen’ at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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It will be summer outside, but inside the Avon Theatre an icy landscape will be featured July 19, when the downtown cinema screens the sing-a-long version of Disney’s blockbuster film, “Frozen.” So get those voices warmed and ready, because the festivities kick off at 10 a.m. for the whole family. This Academy Award-winning film, which […] [Read More]
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Bradley Cooper joins board of Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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Known for his work in the movies, including two Oscar-nominated performances in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Bradley Cooper has just picked up a new role. This month, he joined the board of directors of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp founded by the late philanthropist, actor and Westport resident Paul […] [Read More]
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Aspiring Shakespearean actors make haste; time nears f’r thy chance to shine

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Pictured, actors James Andreassi and Paul Pryce in a scene from 2013′s Elm Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar.” The company is calling on all aspiring actors to participate in a dramatic event on Friday. You can do a whole lot in 15 minutes – find fame, make Jamie Oliver’s sausage gnocchi dish, run a load of laundry […] [Read More]
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Darien Arts Center Stage celebrates music of Jacques Brel

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It may be springtime 2014 in Fairfield County, but for the next two weekends, a corner of Darien will take on the sights and sounds of springtime in Paris, circa 1960. A cast, which boasts some of today’s top Broadway talents, will bring that era to life with the staging of  “Jacques Brel is Alive […] [Read More]
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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]