| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Connecticut boasts a lot of Beatles experts. Many of them, such as Charles Rosenay!!! of Liverpool Productions, grew up while the Fab Four were still together. Beatles fan Aaron Krerowicz was born in 1985 (a year which some know as the title of a really...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
University of Hartford Gospel Choir
The University of Hartford's gospel choir, now in its second decade of existence, is a place where students and community members can sing together in an environment of mutual respect and support.
"We meet weekly,"...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Aug 4, 2013
In January, Eli Baker was a sixth-grader in Glastonbury, playing on soccer and lacrosse teams and auditioning for stage, film and television roles.
Two months later, the 11-year-old was filming a NBC television pilot, "Growing Up Fisher," that will be a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Ivoryton has its “Dreamgirls.” Sheniqua Denise Trotman, JennLee Shallow and Ashley Jeudy will star in the theater’s production of the musical, directed by Lawrence Thelen. Choreography is by Todd L. Underwood with musical direction by...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:47 PM
From my 2008 piece.:
It started with Alan Rust casually saying to his friend Julie Harris, "I was going to ask you if you'd like to do 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,' but I didn't have the heart to ask you to play...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Cody Ryan, graduate of the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, stars in the musical “Footloose” at the Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton, with performances July 3 to 28.
Richard Amelius, artistic director of Delaware River...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
In Footloose — not the Kevin Bacon film from the '80s, but rather the Broadway adaptation that opened in 1998 — Ren and his mom head to some god-foresaken little town, looking for a new start. It's cool and all, until Ren discovers (gasp!) the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:13 AM
The Hartt School at the University of Hartford will present the musical “On the Twentieth Century,” Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m., in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford,...