Wednesday, January 22 2014

Format: 2014/12/18

Wednesday, January 22 2014

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

Fairfield Back & Forth: Imagery by artist Miggs Burroughs

Visitors will be mesmerized by images that transform from 19th century photos to present-day scenes in Westport artist’s Miggs Burroughs new lenticular photography show.

The exhibition will be on view through February 18, 2014.

 

 

Haven String Quartet at Stetson Library

 Stetson Library, 200 Dixwell Ave., New Haven, CT 

The Haven String Quartet presents a free community concert at the New Haven Free Public Library's Stetson Branch.

Free.

For more info, see musichavenct.org

 

4-Show Mini Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park: A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Don’t forget to subscribe to the exciting 2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining four shows, and you save 10% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $54-$126, you get four Broadway quality shows for the price of one! You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include Lend Me a Tenor (a hilarious romp behind the scenes at an opera house), the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem (a 1930s adaptation of Pygmalion), I’d Rather Be Dancing (the annual singing and dancing extravaganza from stop/time theater), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (a quirky musical where six misfit adolescents compete in the “spelling bee of a lifetime”).


For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (www.playhouseonpark.org), or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).

 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus Auditions

Eastern CT Symphony Chorus Auditions

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for
their spring concert at the Garde Art Center with the Eastern CT
Symphony Orchestra.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 22 in Leamy Hall on
the Coast Guard Academy campus from 5:30-7:00 pm. 

For an audition application and appointment, please contact ECSC
President Kathy Walburn at
[email protected]

During the May 3rd concert at the Garde Art Center the chorus will
perform Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Ralph
Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.

 

 

Lend Me A Tenor at Playhouse on Park

The Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park resumes with Lend Me A Tenor, a madcap tale of one unforgettable evening at a Cleveland opera house in 1934. When Tito Morelli, the scheduled star tenor, is unexpectedly sidelined, the manager of the theatre, Saunders, pushes his assistant into the spotlight to replace him. What follows is a hilarious case of mistaken identity. In what The London Times calls “a remarkable piece of theatre”, Lend Me A Tenor is sure to leave audiences belting out with laughter.

Leading the cast are Mike Boland as Saunders and Robert Wilde as Tito Morelli. Mr. Boland’s previous shows include Broadway’s Enemy of the People, the national tours of West Side Story and Twelve Angry Men, Hartford Stage’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Orphans Home Cycle, Theaterworks’ Exonerated, and Long Wharf’s She Stoops to Conquer, Wit, Mystery School, and A Question of Mercy. Mr. Wilde previously performed as the title roles of Ivoryton Playhouse’s Jekyll and Hyde and Che in River Valley Repertory’s Evita, and has also appeared in the hit film The Dark Knight. Also in the role of Maria Morelli is Ashley Ford, who returns after her successful run in Playhouse on Park’s Cabaret. Completing the cast are Jeff Gonzalez (Max), Lilly Wilton (Maggie), Donna Schilke (Julia), Katie Vincent (Diana), and Corrado Alicata (Bellhop).

Lend Me A Tenor runs January 22 through February 9, 2014. For information on days, times and tickets, visit www.playhouseonpark.org, or call 860-523-5900 x10. You can also find more information on wine and cheese receptions, talk-backs with the cast, and 4-pack subscriptions for the rest of the Main Stage season.