| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
East Haddam's First Church of Christ, Congregational will host the Music at the Meetinghouse summer concert series. On Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Grayson Hugh and Polly Messer will perform A Midsummer's Eve Concert, a collection of songs for piano and voice...
| Jul 21, 2013
Seven weeks after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated"Hello, Dolly!" opened on Broadway and gave America something to sing and cheer about.
The historic musical comedy triumph is something Broadway old-timers still rhapsodize about. The...
| Jul 19, 2013
The show: "Hello, Dolly!" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
What makes it special?: First revival of the show at Goodspeed.
First impressions?: All is well in American Musical Theater again because Dolly Levi is back, this time at the era-...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Zippy is to Bill Griffith what Charlie Brown was to the late Charles M. Schulz. These characters are not quite alter egos of the two prolific cartoonists but they are, and forever will be, linked to them. One might even consider Zippy the underground...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More.
Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state.
They include: Connecticut Free...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
In 1963, professional theaters were sprouting up around the nation, far from the bright neon lights of Broadway. There was some kind of magic in the air, particularly in Connecticut.
Happy 50th anniversary to Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's July. Time for some theater day trips by the water where it's cool.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, a stone's skip from New London, has shifted from National Playwright Conference mode to its National Music Theater Conference. Three...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:50 PM
We should declare war on space rocks.
A meteor exploded over Russia the other day at the precise time that a "killer asteroid" whizzed within 17,000 miles of earth. Coincidence? Don't bet on it.
It's time for President Barack Obama to wake up and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:20 AM
You can satisfy your musical theater jones, your jazz itch and your pop-idol crush all with one concert this week: Harry Connick Jr. is performing 8 p.m. June 22 at Simsbury Meadows (22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury). Connick's a skilled pianist who...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail.