Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Family Drama 'Good Children' Premieres At CT Rep by Christopher Arnott

Tracy Thorne’s contemporary drama “Good Children” is set in a “a society where the secrets of the past are closely guarded,” and a young man named Val learns some of those secrets …

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'Thousand Pines,' A Gun Control Drama, In Westport by Christopher Arnott

Matthew Greene’s “Thousand Pines” is a new drama with a gun control theme. Westport Country Playhouse held a workshop of it last year, then decided to do a full production as part of i…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

'Henry V' At Hartford Stage Aims For A Contemporary Feel In The Round by Christopher Arnott

The V in "Henry V” at Hartford Stage could stand for "versatility.” In scanning the cast list for this new production of Shakespeare’s historical drama “Henry V,” what stands out i…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Art Smart News: HSO Looking For Young Artists; Tyler Anderson Cooking For Twain Gala by Susan Dunne

Govenor's Arts Awards Five individuals and entities were recently given the Governor’s Patron of the Arts Awards, an annual honor which acknowledges support of the arts. The 2018 winners a…

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Write Stuff: Nicholas Sparks To Launch Book At Garde Arts Center by Carole Goldberg

Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author of such romantic novels as “The Notebook,” will launch his latest book, “Every Breath,” in a conversation hosted by Erica Tannen, editor of the C…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Impractical Jokers Coming To Foxwoods by Christopher Arnott

The 21st century hidden-camera prank show “Impractical Jokers” spawned a live stage show several years, which has gone through several different editions. There was the “Where’s Larr…

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Alex Alpharaoh Bringing His Own DACA Story To Hartford Stages by Christopher Arnott

Alex Alpharaoh’s one-man show “Wet: A DACAmented Journey” chronicles his own adventures as an undocumented American. He was brought to the U.S. when he was just two months old and grew…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Lily Tomlin At 'WRCH’s Nite Of Lite Laughter' by Christopher Arnott

The great Lily Tomlin has been enjoying a career renaissance thanks to her Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” but in fact she’s had remarkable successes in each of the last six decade…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

There Will Be Fish In 'The River' At TheaterWorks, But We Can't Tell You Much More by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks’ drama “The River” is shrouded in mystery. ‘I can’t say too much,” the play’s star Billy Carter says, regretfully. “...There are elements of a ghost story and a …

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Pitch Contest Targets Creative Millennials by Susan Dunne

Two creative Connecticut millennials will each be the winners of a $5,000 prize that will allow them to turn their ideas into reality. A contest called The Push! is looking for pitches for s…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dworin Dance Troupe Adds Immigration To Its Socially Conscious Repertoire by Christopher Arnott

‘There’s the challenge,” socially conscious choreographer Judy Dworin says. “How do I make this different from a news story you read on your phone?” Dworin has staged dance pieces …

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

West Hartford Ballet Once Again 'Dancing For A Cause' by Christopher Arnott

Last year West Hartford’s Ballet Theatre Company organized a benefit dance concert to raise money for victims of the Las Vegas shootings. The event was so well-received that the the BTC ha…

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Write Stuff: Wallace Stevens Celebration, MasHipHopLessViolencia by Carole Goldberg

Five popular writers will take part in a free Women's Thriller/Suspense Author Panel discussion on Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. Vera Gibbon…

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A To Z: The Wee Faeries At Florence Griswold Get A Lesson In The Alphabet by Susan Dunne

Faeries have returned to Old Lyme, as they do every autumn, and this year, they’ve got a letter for you. In fact, they have all 26 letters and a few punctuation marks. For 2018, Wee Faerie…

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Live 'So You Think You Can Dance' Coming To Mohegan Sun by Christopher Arnott

So you think you can see “So You Think You Can Dance” live in Connecticut? You happen to be right. The long-running TV competition visits Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasvil…

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The Mystery And Myth of Ellis Ruley: 18 Paintings Reflect How This Son Of A Slave Saw The World by Susan Dunne

The paintings are uncomplicated, childlike, inspired by ads, movie stills or magazine illustrations. Simple figures ride horses, play with dogs, climb ladders, pose in a garden, row boats. T…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Horror Rocker Alice Cooper Returns To Palace 46 Years Later, Just In Time For Halloween by Christopher Arnott

The ’70s have been good to Alice Cooper. Not just the 1970s, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer first achieved international success. It’s also his age. “I never thought I would be, …

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

'The Roommate' Moves Into The Long Wharf by Christopher Arnott

Connecticut audience know Jen Silverman from the premiere of her brazen Gothic update “The Moors” at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2016 and last year’s Connecticut Repertory Theatre produc…

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Famous Voices Sing An Animaniac Celebration in Danbury by Christopher Arnott

Remember the whimsically grating voice of Yakko Warner, who with his siblings Wakko and Dot updated classic Warner Brothers cartoon wackiness for the mid-1990s as “The Animaniacs”? Rob P…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Phoenix's 'Rocky Horror' Haunts Two Theaters by Christopher Arnott

The Phoenix Theatre Company has been a most reliable purveyor of the perverse seasonal treat “The Rocky Horror Show.” The original stage version of the ghoulish counterculture spectacle …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Illusionists Bringing Their Magic To The Palace by Christopher Arnott

‘The Illusionists” is an internationally touring multi-magician spectacle that shorthands its performers with such intriguing nicknames as The Manipulator, The Inventor, The Mentalist, T…

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Williamson Directing 'Henry V' At Hartford Stage by Christopher Arnott

Hartford Stage has done a Shakespeare play, directed by Darko Tresnjak, every year since he became artistic director. This year is different. There will be a Shakespeare play, but instead of…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As HSO Celebrates 75 Years, Its Maestro And Four Of Its Musicians Talk Where They've Been, Where They're Headed by Christopher Arnott

‘This anniversary is a time to appreciate where we are, but also look to the future,” says Hartford Symphony Music Director Carolyn Kuan, the 10th person and first woman to hold that pos…

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NBMAA, HSO Work In Concert On 75th Anniversary 'Pictures At An Exhibition' by Susan Dunne

Modest Mussorgsky composed “Pictures at an Exhibition” in 1874 while grieving the death of his friend Viktor Hartmann. Mussorgsky created his suite as musical accompaniment to 10 Hartman…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Goodspeed Revives Loving Musical Parody 'The Drowsy Chaperone' by Christopher Arnott

Goodspeed actors agree: “There’s a little Man in Chair in all of us.” John Scherer and John Rapson each utter that illuminating comment in separate phone interviews, describing the mus…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

CT Rep Takes On 'Grapes Of Wrath' by Christopher Arnott

The classic 1939 John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath” became an award-winning stage play in 1988, adapted by Frank Galati for the ensemble-based Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. It…

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Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak Making Met Opera Debut With 'Samson Et Dalila' by Ronald Blum

Darko Tresnjak thought back to November 2016, when he headed to the acclaimed modernist home designed by Charles Gwathmey in Manchester that he had purchased a year earlier with his husband.…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Eduardo Guerrero's 'Flamenco Pasion' At UConn by Christopher Arnott

The Spanish dancer and choreographer Eduardo Guerrero has rethought flamenco dancing for the 21st century, but he also understands the traditions and history of this remarkable art form. Com…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Feisty 'Altar Boyz' Musical Playing At Seven Angels by Christopher Arnott

‘Altar Boyz” is a feisty, funny musical theater piece that slyly sends up boy bands and fundamentalist Christianity at the same time. The show purports to be the final concert of the Chr…

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The Poems Of Benjamin S. Grossberg: Untangling Sex, Love And Death by Hartford Courant

Benjamin S. Grossberg, director of creative writing at the University of Hartford, came of age during the toughest years of the AIDS crisis, so for him sex, love, and death became tangled, a…

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'Whose Line Is It Anyway' Comedians Doing Two Shows In Connecticut by Christopher Arnott

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood can’t stop clowning around — though they need your input on what exactly to be funny about. They were regulars on the original British version of the impr…

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