Sunday, March 9 2014
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.
MONICA HUEGETT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / SIOBHAN ARMSTRONG, IRISH HARP
A show of paintings by artists who respond to the institution of contemporary abstraction. Organized by John O' Donnell. Featuring artists: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill, Tatiana Berg.
Paul Byrom is hailed as Ireland's premier young tenor and with good reason. From an early age, his special vocal gift brought him the attention of music industry scouts and fans alike.
The Dublin-born tenor began voice lessons and training when he was just seven years old. In 2007, Paul was invited to join Celtic Thunder as a soloist. Immediately, fans nicknamed Byrom "The Swanky Tenor" for his suave and romantic style in performing, which is clearly evident on such numbers as "Remember Me Recuerde Me" and "She" and even Billy Joel’s “Lullaby.” His amazing versatility allows him to explore repertoire ranging from opera to standards to pop and Broadway.
Paul recently released his newest CD – This is the Moment – which instantly topped the World Music and Amazon charts, and he recently completed his first solo tour in the U.S. to rave reviews. A true triple threat, Paul’s talents as a singer, actor and dancer continue to keep his fans anxiously awaiting his next step. Visit Paul's website at www.PaulByrom.ie.
Bertucci's is giving 15% of the daily meal total to help HOMEFRONT INC and their volunteers to buy material to renovate homes for the needy...COMPASSION RESPONSE TEAM members will be volunteering their time and skills on May 3rd, 2014. Eat from 11am until 10pm Sunday...Come meet us.
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford ends its four day weekend with a program of chamber music for strings. An exciting collection of national and regional composers join the program for an afternoon of varied chamber works.
Adolphe – Paper Vines
Arias-Aragon – (In)Tensions
Chen – The Island
Clearfield – Convergence
Kinney – New Beginnings
Moon – Rhapsody
Playhouse on Park will be holding auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Shienkin. This production is being directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Susan Haefner. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a Tony Award winning musical comedy about six quirky adolescent spellers who compete at a local Spelling Bee run by three equally quirky adults.
Four audience members are also invited on stage every night to compete as well, allowing for improvisation and general hilarity. Versatile Union/Non-union actor/singers are encouraged to audition (movement, improvisational and comedic skills are a huge plus for all roles). Local auditions will be held Sunday, March 9th. All actors are paid. Rehearsals begin May 20th. Performances run June 11th through July 20th. If interested, please email Sean Harris, Artistic Director at [email protected] with your headshot and resume, and he will set you up with an audition time as well as send you the sides for the audition. In addition, please prepare 32 bars from or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. For a detailed description of the available roles, visit www.playhouseonpark.org.