| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:25 AM
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been entertaining the masses for a long, long time. In order to keep things fresh, they adopt themes so that every year you're not seeing the exact same show. This fall, the show is called Dragons, and it'...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Let's Revue! Bantam Tour 2013
w/Freedy Johnston, Syd Straw, Chris Collingwood and the Shinolas, May 31, 8 p.m., The Kate, Old Saybrook, katharinehepburntheater.org; June 2, 5 p.m., SS&C SummerWind Performing Arts Center, Windsor, sscsummerwind.org.
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state
Hartford Stage's production...