Rock Legend Mary Wilson performs a night of The Supremes hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 20
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It’s a night with Rock Royalty when Motown Legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, October 20 at 8pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the founding members and the only singer to stay in the group for its entire run! Motown’s prime girl group in the ’60s had no problem reaching first place on the Billboard Hot 100. The Supremes did it 12 times, beginning with their breakthrough single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” in 1964. Fans can hear Mary Wilson perform their greatest hits including “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Love” and many more! In addition to being a singer, Mary Wilson is also a motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, humanitarian and best-selling author. Wilson’s most recent book, Eat Like a Rock Star, is a collaboration with Mark Bego. Together they gathered beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit The Village Tavern (378 Main Street, Ridgefield) and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket!
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Oct 13, 2017 - 9:48:33 AM

Classic Western to play on stage in Stamford
One of the greatest tales from the American West – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - will play on stage for the first time in Stamford beginning Thursday, October 26.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set in the Wild West, 1890. This is the story of good versus evil, of law versus the gun, and of one man versus Liberty Valance.
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Oct 10, 2017 - 7:55:30 AM

Stamford Symphony to Open the 2017-2018 Season with Gala Weekend Honoring Barbara Smith-Soroca
At the Stamford Symphony’s opening concert on October 14, 2017, the Orchestra and Stamford community will pay tribute to CEO and President Barbara Smith-Soroca, who has announced her retirement from the leadership position she has held for 39 years. Ms. Soroca came to the organization in 1979, when Skitch Henderson was music director, the orchestra was comprised of passionate, accomplished amateur musicians, and performances were held at West Hill High School. Under Ms. Soroca’s steadfast leadership the Orchestra has grown to be the pre-eminent music ensemble in the region, employing top professional musicians from the New York City metro area, boasting robust music education and community engagement programs, and performing at the Palace Theatre’s beautifully restored venue. The organization has announced that Russell Jones, who has specialized in orchestra administration throughout his career both in the United States and Great Britain, has been selected as Ms. Soroca’s successor. The two administrators will overlap until Ms. Soroca’s departure in January, ensuring a seamless leadership transition.
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Oct 9, 2017 - 8:27:25 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Receives Prestigious National Award in Austin, Texas
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On September 8, 2017, The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum’s Executive Director Susan Gilgore, traveled to Austin, Texas to receive, on behalf of the Museum, a prestigious Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History.
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Oct 5, 2017 - 6:28:27 AM

Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell November 16
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Connecticut Forum are pleased to announce an appearance by former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” go on sale to the general public Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
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Oct 4, 2017 - 6:24:32 AM

Gateway Classical Music Society and its Gateway Bridgeport Initiative bring opera back to Fairfield County, The Klein Memorial Auditorium and the Bridgeport Region
A benefit event in support of the Gateway Bridgeport Initiative will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at an historic private home in Black Rock, CT. The event, hosted by Bridgeport residents Ashley and Steven Sikora, will feature a concert of famous opera arias, duets and virtuoso violin works by outstanding Gateway artists and will include hors d’oeuvres and wine. More
Oct 2, 2017 - 5:38:28 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2018 Season
Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2018 season, featuring five productions that are “big for the soul,” according to Artistic Director Mark Lamos. The Connecticut professional theater’s lineup includes two comedies, one modern and one classic; a drama; a musical; and a world premiere, running from May 29 through November 17. 2018 season tickets are now on sale.
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Sep 28, 2017 - 5:05:30 AM

Treetops CMS Opening Night Concert Features Vibrant Daedalus Quartet
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The premier chamber music organization in Fairfield County, Treetops Chamber Music Society, launches its 12th season with four outstanding concerts at New Canaan’s Carriage Barn Arts Center, former home of the Waveny Chamber Music Society. The 2017-2018 concert season features a stellar roster, blockbuster favorite programs and lower ticket prices. Concerts remain on Sundays at 4 pm.
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Sep 25, 2017 - 7:17:22 AM

Tony award-winning musical now playing at Curtain Call
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The bases are loaded with the potential for musical theatre magic as DAMN YANKEES play at The Kweskin Theatre for five weeks beginning September 15.
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Sep 21, 2017 - 3:57:43 PM

Norwalk residents receive free Aquarium admission on Sat., Sept. 16
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Norwalk residents can get close to seals, sharks and sea turtles for free on Sat., Sept. 16 in a special admission offer from their grateful hometown jewel, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Sep 12, 2017 - 2:22:45 PM

The Simon and Garfunkel Story – a critically acclaimed concert experience is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on September 19
This critically acclaimed concert experience is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse to tell the story of folk-rock legends, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. With cutting-edge lighting, projections and a live band, relive the ‘60s and the distinctive “spine-tingling harmonies”
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(The Daily Record) of these Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers on such iconic hits as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Boxer,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence” and “Homeward Bound.” If you want to relive the music that moved a generation, don’t miss this nostalgic performance where all is groovy! Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, September 19 at 8 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity.
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Sep 1, 2017 - 8:07:31 AM

Curtain Call presents the Connecticut premiere of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on Stage
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Fifty years ago, on June 12, 1967, the United States Supreme Court invalidated laws that prohibited interracial marriage, ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. Six months later, on December 12, 1967, the film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" opened in theaters, telling the story of a young interracial couple wanting to marry. Timely? Very.
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Aug 24, 2017 - 5:25:04 AM

Jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman opens Hot & Cool concert at Wilton Library September 10
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Wilton jazz enthusiasts have a wonderful treat when the Tamir Hendelman Trio opens Wilton Library’s first Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert of the season on Sunday, September 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fresh off of shows at NYC’s renowned Birdland jazz club and The Side Door in Old Lyme, the trio is wrapping up its East Coast tour with a return to the Brubeck Room stage having appeared here in 2012. On Sunday, Hendelman will be joined by Marco Panascia on bass and Matt Wilson on drums.
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Aug 24, 2017 - 3:21:30 AM

Pequot Library calls for artists' entries for "The Story of Art"
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Pequot Library is seeking art submissions for the 20th Annual Art Show, “The Story of Art.” Online submissions must be received by midnight on September 15, 2017 in order to be considered for entrance in this juried exhibition. The exhibition will be held at Pequot Library October 14 – 22, 2017.
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Aug 22, 2017 - 2:54:44 AM

It Pops Up and Disappears
Pop into a special fall Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, September 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m at the Westport Arts Center. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, September 9. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on September 6.
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Aug 14, 2017 - 2:05:06 AM

UB40 with original founding members Ali, Astro and Mickey bring a night of hits to The Ridgefield Playhouse on September 10
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UB40, featuring original founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue along with a fantastic eight-piece band, will be bringing their signature blend of reggae and pop hits to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, September 10 at 8pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity and the Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series. UB40 have released hit after hit since they formed in 1979. Best known for their chart toppers “Red Red Wine,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” and “I Got You Babe” (featuring Chrissy Hynde) among many others, the band achieved huge success including number 1 albums and multiple top 10 gold and platinum selling albums and Grammy nominations, 4 number ones worldwide and a total of 70 million plus sales.
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Aug 11, 2017 - 9:11:48 AM

PIPPIN wrapping up at Curtain Call
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Curtain Call's summer season is coming to a close with the final five performances of the Tony Award-winning musical, PIPPIN. Playing in The Kweskin Theatre, through August 12. PIPPIN has been thrilling audiences since 1972 (the same year The Kweskin Theatre opened) with its unforgettable score by Connecticut resident Stephen Schwartz.
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Aug 10, 2017 - 6:55:32 AM

Still lots of summer left for getting out on the water
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Examine fish, crabs and other creatures that come up in the net, get rare close looks at historic lighthouses or just enjoy a lovely evening out on Long Island Sound during public cruises offered in August by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jul 28, 2017 - 7:34:25 AM

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dave Koz and Larry Graham and Bernie Williams and His All Star Band Headline a weekend of Art, Wine and Jazz at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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The Ridgefield Playhouse and Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series presents a Weekend of Jazz with performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Thursday, July 27, Dave Koz and Larry Graham on July 28 and Former New York Yankees Centerfielder Bernie Williams and his All Star Band on Saturday, July 29 in The Concert for IPF presented by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – tickets include an afternoon softball game with celebrity guests. Before each performance, ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary Italian wine tasting in the lobby by Gallo Ristorante along with a three day art exhibit by Andre Chaparro. Spend the day or make it a weekend – enjoy all that Ridgefield has to offer with great shopping and restaurants followed by these incredible jazz artists each night!
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Jul 24, 2017 - 4:22:17 PM

"Dunkirk" in 70mm IMAX exclusively in CT at The Maritime Aquarium
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Experience “Dunkirk” bigger, brighter and sharper than anywhere else in Connecticut beginning July 20 when Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama premieres in the immersive 70mm IMAX® film format exclusively at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jul 20, 2017 - 5:59:46 AM

PIPPIN to play in Stamford next month
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There's "Magic to Do" at Curtain Call in Stamford, when PIPPIN, the 1972 Tony Award-winning musical, plays in The Kweskin Theatre, August 2 through 12. PIPPIN has been thrilling audiences since then with its unforgettable score by Connecticut resident Stephen Schwartz.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:27:44 AM

Whole Foods Market Donates to Outreach Programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Whole Foods Markets partnered with The Ridgefield Playhouse in order to provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and adults to attend live theatrical performances for free. Six Whole Foods Market locations in Southwestern Connecticut donated 5% of their net sales from June 20th—a combined total of $26,599.40—to outreach programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse. As part of Whole Foods Market’s mission to serve and support their local communities, stores located in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, and Westport participated in this “5% Day” or community giving day.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:55:23 AM

SHU's Theatre Arts Program presents first-ever summer schedule
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The Theatre Arts Program (TAP) at Sacred Heart University will have no summer lull this year. Instead, for the first time in TAP’s history, it is offering a robust summer showcase with performances, readings and workshops.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:41:55 AM

Charlie Daniels Band at the Warner Theatre
The Warner Theatre will welcome the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND to the Main Stage on November 18, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale July 14 at 10 am.
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Jul 10, 2017 - 10:04:33 AM

Weston's Emmanuel Kicks Off Summer Concert Series June 28
Weston’s Emmanuel Church launches their popular Summer Concert Series with Celestial Jazz on a Summer Evening, featuring The Joe Utterback-Gary Mazzaroppi Duo on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm. The evening features a family-friendly, eclectic musical program with acclaimed area musicians Dr. Joe Utterback and Gary Mazzaroppi. The Utterback-Mazzaroppi duo will deliver an entertaining set, drawing from their CD, Shadows and Smiles, as well as select compositions from the Great American Songbook that will appeal to jazz enthusiasts and beyond. The concert will be followed by an ice cream social. Admission is free (though donations are welcomed) and the event is open to the public. Emmanuel Church is located at 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston.
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Jun 20, 2017 - 7:07:25 AM

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