| Oct 6, 2013
In the musical "The Most Happy Fella," an older, far-from-handsome man — an Italian immigrant who owns a Napa Valley vineyard — falls in love with a much younger and beautiful woman named Rosabella, a San Francisco waitress.
The theme of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
I used to chuckle at phone calls or emails from readers who read my column and confessed that, for years, they had driven past something, not realizing it was there.
Now it's my turn. For eight years I lived in the Moodus section of East Haddam. For...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Fans of National Geographic Channel's reality show "Abandoned" which stars Sellersville's Jay Chaikin can now find out more about the items Jay uncovers on a blog written by Jay's wife Ricki at the National geographic Channel web site. On the......
| 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...