| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
New Haven's Shubert Theater landed a major touring musical to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The family friendly show, "Matilda," will launch its tour at the end of the theater's 2014-15 season, opening in May 2015 following a six-week period of...
| Feb 12, 2014
The kid spirit in putting together "Peter and the Starcatcher" was not unlike the gang of Lost Boys that are featured in this playful prequel to "Peter Pan."
The process, which started seven years ago with casual discussions, eventually turned into a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:40 PM
There will be a lottery for some tickets to the national tour of the musical "The Book of Mormon" during its run at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, which plays March 18 to 30
In Hartford, the production will conduct a pre-show...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion.
What’s a latter-day church to do?
If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The Bushnell, long isolated from any real neighborhood, is now planning one of its own.
Think apartments and condominiums, retail shops and restaurants, all lining Hartford's Capitol Avenue in the shadow of the state's gold-domed seat of government....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:02 PM
It was during a weekend hike in November with my grown son Max along a well-worn trail at an elevation of 1600 feet in the Santa Ynez Mountains when we both smelled the unmistakable odor of something that had died. We both dismissed the smell as likely...