| Nov 10, 2013
You know him as Ralphie, the bespectacled fourth-grader with the December-long quest with getting an Official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle in 1983's "A Christmas Story," the film that grew from under-the-radar movie, to cult...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Joey deBettencourt will star as Boy, along with Megan Stern and John Sanders in the national tour of “Peter and the Starcatcher” that will play Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 18 to Feb. 23. The tour begins next...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Connecticut Ballet will present its first subscription season at Stamford Center for the Arts’s Palace Theater and the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts’s Belding Theater in Hartford beginning in the fall.
The company’s 32nd...
| 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 19, 2013
The show: "Miss Saigon" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: This is a homegrown production made by four presenting houses, including the Bushnell.
First impressions?: Has it been 22 years since "Miss...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Orville Mendoza will play The Engineer in a production of the musical “Miss Saigon” which will play the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Sept. 17 to 22. The show is produced by Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:18 AM
It’s better than a petting zoo.
Puppeteers from the national tour of “War Horse” will be at the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford for two free half-hour interactive demonstrations on Saturday,...
| 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...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The run of Matthew Lombardo's "Looped" starring Stefanie Powers as Tallulah Bankhead at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts this week prompted a letter from Henry E. Josten, 90, of Deep River.
He said the actress performed at the Ivoryton...
| 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 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...