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Monday, December 4, 2023

This CT town knows how to do a Holiday Stroll. Many hundreds turned out. by Steve Smith

The jolly old elf himself made an appearance and brought gifts for children, but the Grinch was seen roaming the area.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:01PM
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

CT arts center holds “big old party” in Candlelight Holiday Stroll. When tradition began a mystery. by Steve Smith

The Arts Center held its annual Candlelight Holiday Stroll, which has been part of the organization for so long that the exact year it started is still up for some debate.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

How the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra Works With Dancers to Create Magic by Steve Smith

Inside the 65-member orchestra that plays all of ABT's shows.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:55PM
Saturday, October 21, 2023

Former CT professor’s novel explores aging, discovering oneself through travel and music by Steve Smith

The book, simply titled "Harry," explores the themes of aging, discovering oneself through travel and music therapy.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:15AM
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival challenges attendance record. ‘Never seen enthusiasm for the festival.’ by Steve Smith

The 48th annual Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival challenged attendance records, as it put smiles on thousands of faces throughout the weekend.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:45AM
Thursday, October 12, 2023

‘Painting Day’ adds artistic mural to Enfield Produce and Deli. ‘I hope it inspires more art.’ by Steve Smith

It’s unlikely that you’ve ever driven down Rt. 5 in Enfield and noticed the wall on the side of Enfield Produce and Deli, but it’s very likely you will next time you’re there. On Oct…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:37AM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

This CT sculpting studio is growing and adapting: ‘I can teach you’ what to do with clay by Steve Smith

"I want to foster an arts community and grow it. That opens up money from the state for all kinds of things," Bree Maxwell said.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:00AM
Saturday, August 5, 2023

Times Fool Company to present Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ by Steve Smith

Widely regarded as one of Shakespeare's most absurd comedies, "As You Like It" is presenting a welcome challenge for the actors of Times Fool Company in Wethersfield.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, July 27, 2023

Glastonbury theater group to raise curtain on “The SpongeBob Musical” by Steve Smith

Those familiar with the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants will find themselves in familiar surroundings at Glastonbury Youth and Family Services’ Creative Experiences’ production of …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:00AM
Thursday, July 13, 2023

Windsor Town Council approves formation of Arts Commission by Steve Smith

With a unanimous vote at the Windsor Town Council meeting on July 11, the town formed an Arts Commission. Councilwoman Lisa Bress said that soon, residents will be able to apply to be on the…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:00PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Love messages flood Wethersfield theater company’s bike mailbox by Steve Smith

The notes include a marriage proposal, which was verified by the company (the person said yes).

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:57PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Acclaimed country singer Olivia Lane to perform at Vernon’s Jacob’s Well Coffeehouse by Steve Smith

Singer Olivia Lane originally studied as an actress, but felt a call to move to Nashville in 2013 and try a career as a country singer. Since then, she and her career have had ups and downs,…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:13PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Opening Knight Players delve into the macabre with student-penned ‘Flurry’ by Steve Smith

Ellington High School’s Opening Knight Players are known for diverging from the mainstream shows performed by most schools, at least most of the time. Their spring production, “Flurry,�…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:49PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023

‘Radium Girls’ to be performed at CT Drama Festival by Steve Smith

Opening Knight Players will perform "Radium Girls" at Ellington High School and at CT Drama Festival Competition

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 07:10AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

‘Christmas in Pine Tree Corners’ brings classic characters together by Steve Smith

'Christmas in Pine Tree Corners' brings together many beloved characters from classic holiday TV specials

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 07:28AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Rockville writers set to stage 16th annual murder mystery by Steve Smith

Who killed the devil? Rockville High School creative writers set to stage murder mystery

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:29PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Ball in the House set to perform in Farmington by Steve Smith

Ball in the House, Jester Jim to perform at Farmington Summer Concert Series

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:21PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Glastonbury musician bringing Classical Crossover genre new acclaim by Steve Smith

Glastonbury musician helping to popularize 'Classical Crossover' genre

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:57PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Strokes Rock Vaccinated New Yorkers In June by Steve Smith

Well ahead of a celebratory Central Park concert announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio for August, New York City's venues are coming back in June for vaccinated audiences.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:48PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

A Lesser-Known Work by Gilbert and Sullivan Tells a Tropical Tale by STEVE SMITH

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players have dusted off “Utopia, Limited,” for a production at Symphony Space.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:58PM

New-World Tale Steeped in Old-World Tradition by STEVE SMITH

The Dicapo Opera Theater takes on Menotti’s “Saint of Bleecker Street,” set in New York’s Little Italy in the 1950s.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:58PM
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Music Review: In Harlem, Gershwin’s Brief, Brash, Early Opera by Steve Smith

Gershwin wrote “Blue Monday,” a one-act jazz opera, for a Broadway revue in 1922.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 08:33AM
Monday, April 9, 2012

Music Review: A Diva Dips Into Indie Rock and Musical Theater by Steve Smith

Renée Fleming performed selections from “Dark Hope,” Broadway songs and other works with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Josh Groban in a “Live From Lincoln Center” program.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:43PM
Friday, November 19, 2010

White Light Festival: An Act of Testimony by Steve Smith

The message is not that classical music is lofty, beautiful, cultured or superior. It is that some classical music - and some Indian devotional music, and some speculative early-music theate…

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:31AM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater