Woodcock Nature Center hosts Hikes, Hops & Hooty

Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Road, Wilton invites the community to Hikes, Hops & Hooty on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. This mini-fundraiser will support Woodcock’s resident animals which include three nonreleasable birds of prey (a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, and a barred owl), as well as nearly 30 teaching animals which include frogs, turtles, lizards … read more

C.J. Chenier takes the stage in final summer CHIRP concert

C.J. Chenier

CHIRP fans, we close out our summer season with the great C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band, one of CHIRP’s all time favorites. Join us in the park at 7 p.m. Thursday evening for this lively event which is partly underwritten by the Ridgefield Rotary Club for music that will set your feet moving. Don’t wait till dark … read more

‘Newsies’ opens tonight: Menken shares love of song with cast

From the time he was the same age as the youngsters in “Newsies,” Alan Menken wanted to be a composer. The acclaimed composer who wrote its score visited Masuk on Thursday, July 26, to talk with the cast, crew and people from Newtown’s NewArts Foundation. “Newsies” debuts Friday, Aug. 3, at Masuk High, and the foundation is mounting this production … read more

‘The Blue Orb’ lights up Farmingville Elementary

  A few weeks ago, Farmingville Elementary School gave two performances of The Blue Orb, an original play written by Rich Cohen, father of a Farmingville student and a writer.   It’s the story of a young boy, Ziggy, and young girl, Hilde, who go out into the mountains and find a powerful and magical Blue Orb that does something … read more

ACT of Connecticut brings the bright lights of Broadway to Ridgefield

Ridgefield residents will soon be able to experience the best of Broadway without leaving their back yards. Debuting in June, ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre), a new regional Equity theater, will bring Broadway-caliber productions to the area. Three Broadway professionals and Ridgefield locals, Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine and Bryan Perri, founded ACT of Connecticut with a mission to … read more

Q&A: Dylan Connor discusses his humanitarian work

Dylan Connor performs March 3 at the Fairfield Theatre Company, in the town where he attended high school. The singer/songwriter has played venues from California to Ireland and Chicago to the Middle East. Connor, 42, has been involved in Syrian humanitarian and protest efforts since the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. His single, Man of Peace, was featured in the … read more

Playhouse to host First Ladies of Disco Valentine’s Day Party Feb. 14

Celebrate “Good Times” and raise money for a great cause with The First Ladies of Disco Valentine’s Day Disco Ball at The Ridgefield Playhouse with performances by Martha Wash (The Weather Girls), Linda Clifford (“If My Friends Could See Me Now”) and Norma Jean Wright (formerly of Chic) – each will perform all of their hits with some special surprises! … read more

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