Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Connecticut Arts Connections to Make This Week

Photo: courtesy of Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
Rudolph and the Reindeer Games will be presented by Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret's Children's Theatre. Family-friendly performances are Saturdays and Sundays through Dec 30 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport. Tickets are $18 & $24 : 203-576-1636; downtowncabaret.org.

Goodspeed Musicals will sponsor its annual food drive to benefit the East Haddam Food Bank. A special buy one ticket, get one free ticket is offered to patrons who bring a generous donation of non-perishable foods to the matinee and evening performance of Something’s Afoot on Nov.19 at the Goodspeed Opera House or to the evening performance of The Great American Mousical playing a developmental run at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester.. This offer is subject to availability, with no adjustments for prior sale. 

Alma Sanchez-Eppler '14 (sitting),
Christine Treuhold '13 (lying down).
Photo: John Carr,
Wesleyan University
Professor of Theater
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Theater Department present the world premiere of The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy, a new work written and directed by Rinde Eckert during his residency at Wesleyan as Visiting Artist in Theater and Creative Campus Fellow. It is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain Performances: Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 pm, and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 and 8 pm in the CFA Theater, 271 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown featuring Eckert and Wesleyan theater students. Tickets: $8 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, and non-Wesleyan students; and $4 for Wesleyan students at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa; 860-685-3355, Box Office, located in the Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Ave., Middletown.

Meanwhile, The 38th annual Crowell Concert Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Music Department continues with a performance by the group Dither, an electric guitar quartet, Friday, Nov. 16  at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave., Middletown.

The Kate in Old Saybrook hosts Tom Paxtonan integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60's Greenwich Village scene, Nov. 16 at 8 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets: http://www.thekate.org; 860-388-3286.

The Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board has recommended the Harriet Beecher Stowe House be designated a National Historic Landmark.  The full Advisory Board will consider this and make a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior.

The Hartford Gay Men's Chorus will mark its debut with a holiday concert, "Believe," on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 pm at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave. Under the leadership of Artistic Director J.D. Bauer, the newly formed group of 25 singing members will present a potpourri of holiday music - from traditional melodies ("The Twelve Days of Christmas") to invigorating, joyous selections (John Leavitt's "Festival Santus") to lighthearted fare ("It's a Hanukkah Song in a Major Key").  For information: www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org. Tickets: $23 at www.hartfordstage.org; 860-527-5151. Tickets will also be on sale at the door the evening of the performance at the Unitarian Society.

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