New musical debuts in Norwalk this week to celebrate Independence Day

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]

Sing along to ‘Frozen’ at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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

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]

Aspiring Shakespearean actors make haste; time nears f’r thy chance to shine

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]

Darien Arts Center Stage celebrates music of Jacques Brel

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

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]

Norwalk’s Carriage House launches 2014 season with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

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]

Gala to help ‘Two Gentleman’ entertain the crowds in Rowayton this summer

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

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

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]