| 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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The newspaper headline proclaimed that the Democrats did thus and such (details unimportant) and that their proposal "Angered the GOP." This is unalloyed tommyrot — and un-newsworthy to boot. One cannot anger modern Republicans: They are frothing...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state
Hartford Stage's production...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport
In what's being billed as the biggest culinary event in Connecticut, Chowdafest is taking over the Webster Bank Arena on February 3. That'...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Marc Bruni, who was slated to direct "Hello, Dolly!" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam this summer, is leaving the project due a scheduling conflict.
Daniel Goldstein, director of the recent Broadway revival of "Godspell," returns to Goodspeed...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
It remains a mystery why the state cannot protect vacant properties it owns. A costly mystery.
The most recent example is the former Sunrise Resort in East Haddam, a 144-acre property along the pristine Salmon River that the state bought in 2009 for $3....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The play Annie, based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie dating all the way back to 1924, premiered in East Haddam, Connecticut at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1976. Now, Music Theatre of Connecticut's School of Performing Arts students...