Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The leaves may be coming down, but entertainment opportunities are up, way up, with plenty of music, fairs, festivals, dance events and other fun activities planned throughout the area. For music, you will find Taj Mahal and Fredericks Brown in Fairfield, along with The Smithereens, Windsync, SHU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Sean Smith Quartet. […] [Read More]

“Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Stamford’s Curtain Call

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When the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it was the start of a 12 year run that would eventually inspire  a 1971 movie and several revivals. You won’t get as many chances to see the production when it plays at Stamford’s Kweskin Theatre, but you still have three weekends to […] [Read More]

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble to swing into Stamford

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As a touring group, it may only be a little more than 60 years, but the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble draws from a rich tradition that goes back hundreds of years. It has been six years since they last traveled through the United States, and now they are back in a tour organized by Columbia […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Art, music, comedy, wild animals … could you ask for more when it comes to the events and activities of this weekend and beyond? I guess you could, but you should have plenty enough to keep you and yours busy this weekend. Art: In Stamford, the Loft Artists Association will open the doors to their […] [Read More]

‘Whose Line’ stars seek audience help for Stamford show

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Never at a loss for words, nor off in their timing, the cast of “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” can’t have it any other way. Now at home at the CW television network, this long-running improv show features the talents of comedians Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Aisha Tyler, the latter of whom […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Spooks and kooks will be out in full force this weekend, the last before Halloween arrives, providing thrills and chills throughout the area. For those who are not in for a great scare, there is trick or treating at Heckscher Farm in Stamford, Howl-O-Ween in Bridgeport, Halloween on the Green in Danbury, the Enchanted Castle and […] [Read More]

American Ballet Theatre artists join Connecticut Ballet for Stamford ‘Nutcracker’ performance

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In just over seven weeks, the music of Tchaikovsky will be filling Stamford’s Palace Theatre as part of Connecticut Ballet’s presentation of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker.” This week, Connecticut Ballet, which has offices in Stamford and Hartford, announced this year’s guest artists, all of whom are with American Ballet Theatre. They will perform as the […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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We are not even into the throes of the super-packed weekends of November and December, and the number of events and activities scheduled for the weekend, and beyond, is nearly overwhelming. I don’t envy you in having to make some tough choices, but as a way of leading you in the right direction, here’s a […] [Read More]

Deadline looms for Curtain Call’s American Harmony Prize contest

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Aspiring lyricists, librettists and composers may want to take this weekend to put the final touches on any musicals they have cooking, given there are just days left in the American Harmony Prize competition sponsored by Stamford’s Curtain Call theater company. Every year, for the past six, a prize has been given to a musical that […] [Read More]

Prior to opening, Curtain Call’s ‘Streetcar’ extends run in Stamford

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Before the proverbial curtain has even risen on Curtain Call‘s staging of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the theater company has already had to add an additional weekend of shows. In an announcement today, Lou Ursone, executive director and producer for the show, said the show will now close on Nov. 9. It is set to […] [Read More]