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Curtain Call Reschedules SUPERSTAR auditions
Due to winter storm Juno, Curtain Call has rescheduled auditions for their upcoming production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
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Jan 26, 2015 - 5:56:38 PM

Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Skylight
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From New York and London, world-class opera and theatre are Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann will be a live simulcast on Saturday, January 31, at 12:55 p.m. with Vittorio Grigolo in the title role. From the Met on Sunday, February 22, at 12 p.m., Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle will enchant and thrill. Broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre, Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Stephen Daldry, will be screened on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. Behind-the-scenes tours of the revered Metropolitan Opera House with insightful commentary by some of the genre’s most celebrated singers make the Met series even more exhilarating.
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Jan 23, 2015 - 7:12:26 AM

Westport Arts Center Partners with Wadsworth Atheneum to Explore History of Coney Island in New Exhibition
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On Friday, January 23, 6-8pm, the Westport Arts Center will open its doors to “Coney Island: Side Show.”’ Curated by Westport Arts Center’s Artistic Director, Helen Klisser During, “Coney Island: Side Show” features over 50 works by 14 photographers. A companion show to the Wadsworth Atheneum's Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 - 2008, curated by Robin Jaffee Frank, this exhibition focuses on photographs that depict Coney Island's attraction and transformation of people and place over the last 80 years.
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Jan 22, 2015 - 3:35:37 AM

“Cinderella” Perfomances by British Amateur Theater Group
“Cinderella” will be performed on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 by the British Amateur Theater Group of Darien at Rogers International School in Stamford as a benefit for Neighbors Link Stamford. The well-known tale takes a few twists and turns with this group, whose performances have delighted both children and adults for over 20 years.
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Jan 19, 2015 - 10:00:57 AM

BEAU JEST extended in Stamford
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Sold out opening weekend crowds at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre spilled out into the cold winter weather warmed by the laughter from watching BEAU JEST - Curtain Call's latest offering. The production has now been extended through February 1 based on demand.
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Jan 13, 2015 - 11:09:19 AM

Mystic Aquarium to Host “Trainer Days” Weekends in January
Guests are invited to visit Mystic Aquarium each weekend in January to meet the talented and dedicated team of trainers and aquarists who care for Beluga whales, penguins, seals, sea lions, sharks, alligators, and more during Trainer Days. Sessions will be held every half-hour on Saturday and Sunday during the month of January from 10:30am to 2:30pm in front of the underwater viewing windows of the Foxwoods Marine Theater (on the main floor).
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Jan 7, 2015 - 10:39:37 AM

Chelsea Piers CT announces preview weekend of its Dance Academy
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Chelsea Piers Connecticut is proud to announce the January 2015 opening of the Dance Academy, a three-studio space featuring wood-sprung floors that offers classes for children ages three and up in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. Adults can also enjoy drop-in classes and multi-class workshops in a variety of dance styles, including ballroom.
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Jan 5, 2015 - 11:01:06 AM

Time for students to apply for scholarships at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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The Ridgefield Playhouse is now accepting applications for the Bruce Becker Scholarship Fund, which helps students who will be taking any of the varied songwriting, stand-up comedy and screenwriting workshops being offered at the Playhouse in 2015. An important element of the mission of the Playhouse is to make the arts accessible to everyone, regardless of financial situation. This happens through various programs such as Arts for Everyone whereby tickets are donated to other non-profits, Title One schools and families in low-income areas.
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Dec 29, 2014 - 11:20:31 AM

Eyes Wide Open – Myanmar and Cambodia at the AMC
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Photographer and world traveler Dave Pressler will make an audio-visual presentation entitled “Eyes Wide Open – Myanmar and Cambodia" to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Westport.
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Dec 29, 2014 - 9:16:56 AM

The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present Hiroshima Mon Amour
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The late Alain Resnais’ HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, a pillar of the French New Wave (long unavailable for exhibition in the United States due to rights issues) will be released by Rialto Pictures in a spectacular new 4K restoration and will be shown at Stamford's Avon Theatre on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. The 1959 film, an official selection of this year’s New York Film Festival, will open theatrically October 17 in New York City at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre and other select locations. A national rollout will follow.
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Dec 29, 2014 - 9:13:12 AM

Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood for February at the Bijou
The Bijou Theatre in Bijou Square, Bridgeport, is excited to announce open call auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood directed by Maggie Pangrazio with Music Direction by Thomas Buckley. This will be the fourth show in The Bijou Theatre’s first Main Stage Theatre Series.
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Dec 26, 2014 - 4:45:52 PM

Beau Jest kicks off new year with laughs at Curtain Call
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Who hasn't dreaded introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend to parents? Especially when the newbie is not of the same religious background!
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Dec 26, 2014 - 2:31:28 PM

Join Mystic Aquarium for a special send-off with Titanic Nights
Nightly before the fateful events of April 15, 1912, first class passengers of the RMS Titanic descended the grand staircase to the boat deck where they enjoyed evening festivities. As a special send-off for the “Titanic - 12,450 Below” exhibit, Mystic Aquarium will be hosting special evening festivities of their own. On Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30, 2014 and again on Thursday, January 1 through Saturday, January 3, 2015, the United Technologies Ocean Exploration Center will be open extended evening hours from 5:00pm to 9:00pm to allow visitors to enjoy the final days of the exhibit.
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Dec 26, 2014 - 10:43:38 AM

Popular children’s book The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to life on stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 18
Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, Harold and the Purple Crayon will take place on Sunday, January 18th, and not Saturday, January 17th, as previously announced. The times will remain as 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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A great gift idea for a young person: One of the most beloved books, The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, plus a pair of tickets to see the book come to life on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse in January! Presented by Enchantment Theater Company, The Adventures of Harold & The Purple Crayon will bring the enchanting children’s book to life!
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Dec 22, 2014 - 9:14:25 AM

Santa Drives Fire Truck To Donate Hundreds Of Toys To Stamford Children
On Saturday, December 20 at 1:30pm, members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA) will depart from the Drill Field at 148 Magee Avenue on an antique fire truck driven by Santa to deliver toys to children across Stamford. Hundreds of toys will be given away to the Franklin Street Shelter, the Salvation Army, the Wilson Food Pantry, pediatric patients at Stamford Hospital and selected families in response to Dear Santa letters.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 3:54:23 PM

First ever online gift auction at Curtain Call
For almost 25 years, Curtain Call, Stamford's longest-running and only arts organization producing year-round live theatre programming has given the greater Stamford area the gift of live theatre throughout the year.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 8:31:38 AM

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show on view through December
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The Fairfield Museum and History Center is offering extended hours for its annual Holiday Express Train Show through the holidays as well as a full lineup of special family programs throughout the month, including a real Steam Train display, Choo Choo story times, and Build-a-Train workshops.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:50:31 AM

The Millionaires's Unit. Documentary film at Greenwich Historical Society
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The Greenwich Historical Society is hosting a special screening of The Millionaires' Unit on January 29 in conjunction with the current exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War. The story follows an elite group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America's entry into WWI. Known as the First Yale Unit and dubbed "the millionaires' unit" by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were among the first from the United States to enter the Great War.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:25:19 AM

Celebrate the final days of Titanic exhibition at Mystic
Since April 2012, Mystic Aquarium has had the honor of telling the compelling stories of both the tragedy of the Titanic and the triumph of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985. Mystic Aquarium’s “Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below” Exhibit has allowed visitors to experience both the emotional and scientific journey of the Titanic.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 5:22:52 AM

"Stuff a MINI" Winter Clothing Collection in WH Again
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In the midst of holiday shopping madness, New Country MINI is making it easy for shoppers to help those less fortunate this season. On Saturday, December 20th, New Country’s “Stuff the Mini to the Max” winter clothing drive rolls into West Hartford Center to accept donations of warm clothes and accessories for Hartford school children. New and gently used coats, mittens, boots, hats, and blankets for children ranging from pre-K through high school, as well as monetary donations, will be collected.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:14:36 AM

Cultural Alliance continues practical workshops for working artists
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is committed to the creative and economic growth of the regional artists and arts organizations it serves. Its popular @287 series of workshops - covering media relations, marketing, and fundraising - continues in the new year with “Seeing Eye to I: Media Relations for the Working Artist” on Tuesday, January 6th, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Cultural Alliance’s office/gallery space, 287 Main Street, Danbury. The workshop is free for Cultural Alliance members, $15 for non-members. Go to www.eventbrite.com to order tickets.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 8:57:19 AM

Coming soon to The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport - Unconventional Crime Stories
The Bijou Theatre is proud to present the Unconventional Crime Stories Series with Patrick McCord, PhD. of “Write Yourself Free.” Continuing on the success of the Unconventional Love Stories Series, this series features five crime-related films. Patrick will guide you through the intimate details of each film giving you insight into the writer and director's process as well as showing you some of the hidden wit within each movie.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 6:08:28 AM

Historic Ship Mayflower II arrives at Mystic Seaport
The historic ship Mayflower II arrived at Mystic Seaport on Sunday after being towed from Plymouth, Mass. The journey was made so the ship could undergo a restoration in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.
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Dec 15, 2014 - 7:01:18 AM

Reggae rapper Matisyahu…Unplugged at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, December 28, in Festival of Light Tour
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Matisyahu will return with his eighth annual Festival of Light tour with a stop in Ridgefield this year on Sunday, December 28, at 8 p.m. Joining Matisyahu will be his band Dub Trio and guitar player Aaron Dugan who will play material spanning Matisyahu’s entire career. Matthew Paul Miller, known by his Yiddish and stage name Matisyahu, blends Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip-hop and beatboxing sounds. He first made a name for himself with his album Live at Stubbs, and the album Youth quickly followed. Both subsequently went Gold, and Youth was nominated for the Best Reggae Album Grammy.
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Dec 14, 2014 - 8:48:45 AM

Warner Stage Company presents THE 39 STEPS, opening in January
The Warner Stage Company’s 2014-15 season continues with THE 39 STEPS in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre January 17-25, 2015.
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Dec 12, 2014 - 1:38:10 PM

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Curtain Call Reschedules SUPERSTAR auditions
Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Skylight
Westport Arts Center Partners with Wadsworth Atheneum to Explore History of Coney Island in New Exhibition
“Cinderella” Perfomances by British Amateur Theater Group
BEAU JEST extended in Stamford

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