Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CT Arts Connections You'll Want to Make

The Palace Theater in Waterbury is throwing a “Tupperware Sale” on tickets to the opening night performances of the interactive, Off-Broadway stage show Dixie's Tupperware Party. For a limited time only, today through January 14, regularly priced $40 tickets to the 7:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night performances of the show (January 15 – 17) will be available for $20. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Yale School of Drama presents Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill, directed by Margot Bordelon, Jan. 22-26 at the Iseman Theater, 156 Chapel St. The cast includes Chris Bannow, Timothy Hassler, Gabe Levey, Brenda Meaney, Hannah Leigh Sorenson, and Mickey Theis. Tickets, $10-$25, are available online at, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Box Office, 1120 Chapel St. at York Street. 

Westport Country Playhouse has launched a new mobile website with information especially tailored for quick viewing anytime, anywhere on a mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet. The mobile site makes it easy for Playhouse patrons on the go to purchase tickets, get directions, check out events, and browse videos and social media, all from a mobile device. Additionally, a free-of-charge Westport Country Playhouse App can also be downloaded.The mobile site and App may be accessed from any mobile device using the same URL as the Playhouse’s website,

Hartford Stage will host a post-show Clergy Panel discussion about faith with members of the Greater Hartford religious community after the performance of Breath & Imagination on Tuesday, Jan. 15.  Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes - the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave, Roland discovered his voice as a young boy singing spirituals in church. A world premiere, Breath & Imagination, chronicles his amazing journey from a plantation in Georgia, to singing before kings and queens in Europe. At the heart of the story is Roland's loving, yet complex relationship with his mother - his Angel Mo'. Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through traditional spirituals and classical music, as well as original songs by Daniel Beaty.

Breath & Imagination is a new play by Beaty, directed by Darko Tresnjak. The cast includes international classical music vocalist and gospel singer Jubilant Sykes, Broadway veteran Kecia Lewis-Evans (Once on This Island and Chicago), and pianist Tom Frey ("2 Pianos/4 Hands"). For more information, visit

At the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, the upcoming schedule of Opera in Cinema incudes:

Le Nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House)
Sun 1/27 1:00pm
Don Carlo (La Scala)
Sun 2/10 1:00pm
Lohengrin (La Scala)
Sun 3/10 1:00pm
La Bohème (Royal Opera House)
Sun 3/24 1:00pm
Tosca (Royal Opera House)
Sun 4/7 1:00pm
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