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Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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  • 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' Captures Silliness, Warmth Of The Film

    'A Christmas Story: The Musical' Captures Silliness, Warmth Of The Film
    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...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    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...
  • 'Matilda' Tour To Prep And Play Shubert Theater In New Haven

    'Matilda' Tour To Prep And Play Shubert Theater In New Haven
    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...
  • The Playful Spirit Behind 'Peter And The Starcatcher'

    The Playful Spirit Behind  'Peter And The Starcatcher'
    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...
  • Lottery For Some Tickets For Bushnell's Run Of 'Book Of Mormon'

    Lottery For Some Tickets For Bushnell's Run Of 'Book Of Mormon'
    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...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    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...
  • Loving Living Where There's So Much Going On

    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...
  • Guess Who's On The 'Mormon' Bandwagon

    Guess Who's On The 'Mormon' Bandwagon
    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...
  • Mark Twain House Comeback

    Mark Twain House Comeback
    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...
  • Bushnell's Dream: Arts Center Sees A Chance To Create A Real Neighborhood

    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....
  • Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

     
    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...