Monday, February 18, 2013

This Week's Connecticut Arts Connections

HSO Celebrates Goodspeed
Gilded Age at Mark Twain
'Script in Hand' at Westport
Arts and Science at Wesleyan . . . and More!

Celebrating The Impossible Dream - 50 Years of Goodspeed Musicals
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm; Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts;  Michael O’Flaherty, conductor; Sarah Uriarte Berry, Quentin Earl Darrington, James Snyder, soloists; Performers from The Hartt School Musical Theatre Department, Class of 2013, Alan Rust, Director; Michael Morris, Director of Music. Tickets range from $20-$67.50: Student tickets are $10 and $25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under. Call 860-244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.


Mark Twain in 1871
by Mathew Brady
The book named an era, and it is often cited for its startling application to our contemporary world: "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today," by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, published in 1873 is the subject of discussion on Wednesday, March 6 at The Mark Twain House and Museum in a session of the Nook Farm Book Club in collaboration with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. The club meets at 5 pm at the Mark Twain, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.  A reception will be followed by the 5:30 pm discussion. The event is free, but registration is encouraged at 860-522-9258, Ext. 317.

Westport Country Playhouse’s next Script in Hand playreading will be the romantic comedy, Beau Jest by James Sherman, a former actor/writer for Chicago’s Second City, 7 pm Monday, March 18. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor. Casting will be announced soon.

Tickets are $15:  “Meet the Cast” dessert reception in the Playhouse’s Sheffer Studio tickets are $50 ($15 for reading plus a $35 donation for reception.) Call 203-227-4177, 1-888-927-7529; Box Office, 25 Powers Court;  www.westportplayhouse.org.
 
 
 
 
 
Wesleyan University presents the symposium “Innovations: Intersection of Art and Science,” co-hosted by the Center for the Arts and the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences and curated by choreographer Liz Lerman, on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1 on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/innovations.





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