Shakespeare on the Sound Gala April 18 to honor theater’s founders 20 years ago
Shakespeare on the Sound is assembling its annual gala for April 18 (Saturday) at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien and will honor the original founders who established the outdoor theater 20 years ago.
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Mar 20, 2015 - 5:49:05 AM

Wesleyan University to present film screening of "Music of Survival" on Sunday, March 29
Wesleyan University presents a screening of the film "Music of Survival," including a conversation with the director Orest Sushko, and a performance by bandurist Julian Kytasty, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:30pm in the Goldsmith Family Cinema of the College of Film and the Moving Image, located at 301 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown.
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Mar 19, 2015 - 5:04:59 AM

Duff and Malloy Announce Significant Funding for Maritime Aquarium Improvements
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Norwalk’s legislative delegation today to announce that $2 million is heading Norwalk’s way to support improvements to the Maritime Aquarium. The funding will be in the form of a state grant and is expected to be approved during a special meeting of the State Bond Commission on Tuesday, March 17.
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Mar 12, 2015 - 12:10:54 PM

Stories & Song with the one-and-only Platinum recording artist Wynonna Judd at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 6
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The one-and-only story teller whose Platinum recording career has made her an icon in country music, Wynonna Judd is bringing her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” Tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. Wynonna will sing the timeless tales of her unparalleled career as she takes the audience on the revolutionary journey of three decades as an award-winning artist.
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Mar 2, 2015 - 12:02:34 PM

Classic American Drama takes stage in Stamford
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Loyalty to family first. In Arthur Miller’s classic drama, ALL MY SONS, that seems to be the most important issue at hand while others might suggest that honesty should trump everything. Curtain Call audiences can judge for themselves when this award-winning play opens in The Dressing Room Theatre on March 5, for a four-week run.
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Feb 27, 2015 - 1:31:59 AM

Talented Teen Chefs Battle with Maple Syrup
Four talented teenage chefs will compete in First County Bank’s Teen Chefs Challenge event at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center during this year’s Maple Sugar Festival Weekend. On Saturday, March 7, the teen chefs will compete in an exciting competition to create the best tasting recipe, as judged by the public, using maple syrup as an ingredient.
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Feb 25, 2015 - 5:05:39 AM

British rock legend Uriah Heep returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, March 1
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What can one say about Uriah Heap, one of the seminal defining rock bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s???As songkick.com expresses it, “You do not go as far as Uriah Heep has on a lack of talent. Their shows are classic rock shows. Smoke rises from the stage, the drummer is on a pedestal, and the singer is up front and center belting out tunes expertly with a distinctly seventies and eighties voice… This was rock then and they still put on a spectacular show….” This powerhouse band will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, March 1, at 8 p.m. playing their favorite chart-toppers from their debut album Very ‘Eavy…Very ‘Umble, which marked a milestone in Hard Rock history.
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Feb 24, 2015 - 1:18:39 AM

Golden Dragon Acrobats Cirque Ziva
From their daring heart-stopping stunts and feats of hard-to-believe athleticism, to the graceful artistry that defines the Golden Dragon Acrobats comes a new spectacular, Cirque Ziva, live at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. The Golden Dragon Acrobats’ dazzling production and large cast is a perfect family event (recommended for ages 6 & up). This cultural experience will have you on the edge of your seats! A wine tasting courtesy of Palm Bay International starts the evening for adults at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby. Enjoy fine Asian cuisine at Mannen (15 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) and a complimentary wine, beer or sake with dinner, the day of this event when ticket is presented. This show is underwritten by the Glenn H. Greenberg & Linda Vester Foundation and is part of the Palm Bay International World Beat Series with media sponsor 98Q.
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Feb 23, 2015 - 12:05:22 PM

RAC announces "Inspirations" winners
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High-quality works by some of the region’s finest artists are on view through February 22 during “Inspiration,” a juried all-media exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. The juror was painter-sculptor-industrial artist Alex McFarlane, who selected 90 artworks from 198 entries and chose the winning art.
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Feb 10, 2015 - 1:59:53 AM

250 years of wedding dress fashion at The Fairfield Museum
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The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces the opening of a new exhibition, Fashion & Fantasy: 250 Years of Wedding Dresses, on view February 19 – May 31, 2015. With beautiful wedding gowns spanning several centuries—from 18th-century silk and military-inspired Civil War dresses to the ubiquitous white dress of today—this exhibition looks at how fashions and the traditions of “the big day” have changed over time, comparing the relatively simple rituals of the past with the more elaborate wedding events of today.
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Feb 9, 2015 - 1:15:30 AM

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

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