Category Archives: Theater

“Her Song” An Anti Bullying Musical With A Powerful Message

What do you do about the nationwide epidemic of bullying in schools? Social media is playing a big part in this cruelty. Song writer, Jill Nesi of Madison has produced a musical that is getting statewide acclaim. It is called “Her Song” and it just debuted at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors and Read more…

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Actress Glenn Close To Receive “Spirit of Katharine Hepburn” Award

Glenn Close to Receive 2nd Annual  Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award   Old Saybrook, CT (May 25, 2017) Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has been named the recipient of the 2nd annual Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award. The award, given by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, is bestowed yearly upon an individual who embodies the Read more…

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Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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Two Orchestral Maestros Conducting Beautiful Music

Two orchestral maestroes started working together 15 years ago. James Sinclair, widely known in the New Haven area and beyond as the founder and musical director of Orchestra New England, saw something in Perry So. Originally from Hong Kong, So was a sophomore at Yale University when Sinclair took him under his wing and helped him Read more…

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Identical Twin Recording Artists, Will & Anthony

They are a very handsome dynamic duo. Identical twin singers who are a throwback to the days of Frank Sinatra, Will and Anthony Nunziata. Their late Grandfather, Bill Wendell, was the announcer for years on “Late Night With David Letterman. Will and Anthony are real showmen, at the age of 33. They are funny together and have Read more…

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The Book Tour Begins For “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

This is one of those things  in one’s life that you just don’t see coming. This book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn.” I am a founding trustee of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and that has been just a wonderful ride over the last 10 years or so…seeing the historic town hall Read more…

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Its All About Judy Garland In Goodspeed’s “Chasing Rainbows”

This is the story behind Goodspeed‘s now-playing “Chasing Rainbows.” The production is about Judy Garland as a child actress up thru the point at which she lands the part of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.” Creator, producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby and famed Judy Garland historian, author, John Fricke worked together for seven years go get Read more…

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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”

The ‪Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Read more…

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The Mansfield, Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace

Once upon a time, in the 1950’s in America there were thousands of drive-in movie theaters, now there are less than 400. There are three drive-ins left in Connecticut, among them, the Mansfield Drive-in in Tolland County which opened in 1954.  Michael Jungden came on board in 1974 as the ticket manager and then in 1991 he Read more…

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