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”

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]

‘The Cat in the Hat’ returns to WCSU

“The Cat in the Hat” is back, thanks to Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Theatre Arts in Danbury. Shows will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10; Saturday, July 11; Sunday, July 12; Saturday, July 18; and Sunday, July 19, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Centre on the university’s […] [Read More]
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Sherman Playhouse opens classic dark American comedy ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ on Friday, July 10

From left are Katherine Almquist as Martha Brewster, Chris Marker as Mr. Gibbs, Patricia Michael as Abby Brewster, and Steve Manzino as Mortimer Brewster, in a scene from “Arsenic and Old Lace,” in a photo by  Josh Siegel. The Sherman Playhouse will premiere Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on Friday, July 10, for a four-week […] [Read More]
Larry Greeley and Jim Noble of Norwalk, Conn., will perform Drew Denbaum's "Loverly" which is one of about a dozen works that will be featured during the first Fringe Festival in Norwalk, Conn., as presented by the Theatre Artists Workshop. The event will run : Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Theatre Artists Workshop brings ‘Fringe’ elements to Norwalk

There has been one in New York City since 1997, one in Orlando, Fla., since 1991 and Edinburgh, Scotland since 1947, and many others across the country. But, 2015, is the year Norwalk gets its first Fringe Festival. The Theatre Artists Workshop will be presenting its first festival of works for the stage, all “off-beat, […] [Read More]
More than 30 years after winning a Tony Award, the musical “Nine” will be staged by the Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport, through June 2015. The cast includes, from left, Lucia Palmieri, Janice Rudolph, Jodi Maxner (seated), Beth Bria, Bennett Pologe (seated), Karen Hanley, Betsy Simpson, Robie Livingstone, Sarah Hernandez (seated), and Lisa Dahlstrom, along with Ainsley Dahlstrom, who is standing in front.

Musical ‘Nine’ to be staged by Westport Community Theatre

More than 30 years after winning a Tony Award, the musical “Nine” is coming to Westport. It opens at the Westport Community Theatre on June 5, with a cast of actors from across Fairfield County. Based on the book by Arthur Kopit, which, in turn, was based on the Federico Fellini film, 8 1/2, the […] [Read More]

Bijou announces lineup of plays, musicals for next season

Live theater in downtown Bridgeport continues for the 2015-16 season at the Bijou. The historic theater has announced its lineup for the second season of it Main Stage Series, featuring five productions running from Sept. 11 through May 22, 2016. Opening the season will be the rock musical “Tick Tick Boom,” directed by Michael Mele […] [Read More]
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In Greenwich, you’ll find tales, not tails in this barn

Pictured, Bonnie Levison will “Story Barn” at the Greenwich Historical Society in Greenwich, Conn., on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The Greenwich Story Barn is back on Thursday, May 21, and for this version, the town’s 375th anniversary is inspiring the yarns that will be spun. Storytellers will offer five-minute tales based on personal experiences and […] [Read More]

‘Hairspray’ gets a new look in Waterbury

Naugatuck Valley Community College will present “Hairspray” this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, at its Mainstage Theater. The musical, which played on Broadway more than a decade age, features a cast drawn from throughout the college. It’s a collaboration of the Visual & Performing Arts Department and Student Government Association. Performances are Thursday, April 9, […] [Read More]
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