Monday, August 19, 2013

CT Arts Connections: Dan Sullivan to Retire as Head of O'Neill's Critic Institute

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center announced today that Dan Sullivan, faculty member of the National Critics Institute (NCI) since 1977 and its Director since 1999, will retire as head of the long-standing summer program for theater critics. He will remain on the faculty. A replacement has not been announced.

  • Arts advocate and philanthropist Howard J. Aibel of Weston will be honored with the Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award at the theater’s annual fundraising gala on the evening of Monday, Sept. 16. As previously announced, the Playhouse’s annual gala, entitled, “Sophisticated Lady: A Gala Evening Honoring Phylicia Rashad,” will also honor the Tony Award-winner, who directed Westport Country Playhouse’s A Raisin in the Sun last fall. Information or ticket purchases: Elizabeth Marks Juviler, special events coordinator, at 203-227-5137, ext. 123, or ejuviler@westportplayhouse.org.

  • Downtown Cabaret Auditions for Children's Company:
  • WEDNESDAY SEPT 4TH open call 5 to 9 pm
    Male and female musical theatre performers, *ages 16+
    Child actors under 16 will be seen for Annie Jr. at a separate audition
     Headshot/photo and resume required (email to auditions@downtowncabaret.org)
    Seeking Strong actors that can sing and move well.
    Two songs (up tempo and ballad). Have a 16 bar section ready.
    Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music in correct key.
    A dance call to establish basic movement skills may take place, please bring appropriate shoes
    2013/2014 Season includes:
    “How I Became a Pirate” Oct. 5-27
    “Annie Jr.” Nov. 10- Dec. 29
    “The Littlest Mermaid” Jan. 11 - Feb. 16
    “Robin Hood” March 1 - 30
    “Aladdin” April 12 - May 18 

  • Kate Classic: Long Day's Journey into Night 
  • Date: Tuesday, August 20
    Times: 2pm & 7pm
    Price: $8
    Katharine Hepburn received her ninth Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing Mary Tyrone, a depressed, unstable addict in the movie version of Eugene O'Neill's drama, "Long Day's Journey Into Night". It is one of Katharine Hepburn's most famous performances (she herself considered this one her best) and it won her Best Actress at Cannes in 1962.
    Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. 877-503-1286; www.thekate.org.

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