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Goodspeed Finds A Real-Life 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

"It's kind of a crazy story." No, it's actually very much like the story of the musical you're starring in. "Thoroughly Modern Millie," which opens Goodspeed Musicals' 2017 season, is the story of a woman from a small town who finds sudden success and grand adventure in the big city. In a phone...

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  • Farmington Easter Egg Hunt

    Farmington Easter Egg Hunt

    The 21st annual Easter Egg hunt at Farmington Mini Golf was this weekend, when thousands of kids from around the state swarmed the course for candy treats and participated in some good family fun.

  • Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs

    Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs

    More than 6,000 eggs were filled with treats and coupons (donated by Appalachian Tails) for this Easter Egg Hunt for dogs on Saturday April 8 at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury. Find this weekend's Easter Egg hunts here.

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  • Divine Tommy Tune Coming To Foxwoods

    Divine Tommy Tune Coming To Foxwoods

    Tommy Tune walks among the gods. He's that tall. And he dances so well. I've watched Tommy Tune pace the back of theater on opening night of a show he worked on. I've seen him command the stage in musicals that simply would not have succeeded without his presence. I've swooned at his graceful terpsichore....

    • 'The Moth' Founder Part Of At Infinity Hall Storytelling Series

      'The Moth' Founder Part Of At Infinity Hall Storytelling Series

      Somebody left a light on at Infinity Hall in Hartford. Moths are circling. George Dawes Green, (pictured) who founded the groundbreaking live storytelling series "The Moth," is a special guest at the May 4 edition of Infinity Hall's own spoken-word gathering, "Speak Up!" Also on the bill: a Moth...

      • CT Rep Stages A Distinct 'Shrek'

        CT Rep Stages A Distinct 'Shrek'

        You think you know Shrek? Big green guy. Enchanted. Talks to a donkey. The musical theater version of the DreamWorks fairytale movie isn't all that ancient or distant — its Broadway production won eight Tony Awards in 2009. Yet, as it trickles down to middle school and community theater productions,...

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      • 'Things With Wings' Art Hunt In West Hartford

        'Things With Wings' Art Hunt In West Hartford

        Last year, WeHa Artists Emporium held a spring art hunt, in which 100 small works of art were hidden all over Elizabeth Park and people came and found them. The event will be repeated this year, at another park, to be announced April 29, the same day as the hunt. The theme this year is "Thing With...

      • Weekend Deals: Curtains, Plants, Books And A Sidewalk Sale

        Weekend Deals: Curtains, Plants, Books And A Sidewalk Sale

        Road trip! Country Curtains' annual warehouse clearance sale in a skating rink at 130 Housatonic St. in Lee, Mass., (about an hour's drive from Hartford) is open through April 30. Merchandise includes window treatments and hardware, bedding and home decor accessories, all discounted 50 percent...

      • Alan Alda Replacing Rob Reiner In Connecticut Forum

        Alan Alda Replacing Rob Reiner In Connecticut Forum

        The May 6 Connecticut Forum event at The Bushnell will feature Alan Alda instead of the previously announced film director and producer Rob Reiner. The other scheduled guest in the forum, filmmaker Jason Reitman, is still involved in the discussion. The moderator is New York Times critic-at-large...

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      • Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

        Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

        If you're heading to New York's Catskills this summer, get out your leg warmers and expect to have the time of your life. August marks the 30th anniversary of "Dirty Dancing," the 1987 movie set in a fictional Catskills lodge and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The area is celebrating...

      • Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

        Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

        Oh yes, our family remembers the Catskill Game Farm well. Thanks to the miracle of cherished, vintage, 16-mm movie reels, we revisit those day trips to a must-go family vacation destination in Catskill, N.Y., reliving the sights of gentle but determined deer nosing their way into the baby carriage...

      • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

        A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

        NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

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