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 help make their community a true \u201carts destination\u201d by creating this state-of-the-art professional theater. ACT of Connecticut will present limited-engagement runs of well-known Broadway productions \u2014 three musicals and one play, per season. Its opening show, Mamma Mia!, will take the stage this June and star several well-known Broadway celebrities, including one of the cast members from the original production. Tickets are currently available online. \u201cThe opportunity to bring Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, and music directors to Ridgefield to create theater is so inspiring,\u201d said Diamond, ACT\u2019s executive director. \u201cWe can\u2019t wait to open our doors so that our community can experience this level of entertainment.\u201d \u201cGiven our proximity to New York City, we have access to world-class talent in the theater industry,\u201d added Levine, who will serve as artistic director. \u201cWe intend to utilize Broadway professionals, along with the talents of our local residents, to bring the highest caliber theater to Fairfield County.\u201d The venue The theater is housed in the newly renovated Schlumberger auditorium, a part of Philip Johnson\u2019s famous Schlumberger building. ACT of Connecticut\u2019s objective to provide an unparalleled community-building experience will be accomplished via a nearly $1.8-million renovation, where guests are encouraged to come early and stay later to enjoy the venue\u2019s upscale, mid-century modern lobby and bar. The theater itself provides an intimate viewing environment, with 174 seats and a turntable (rotating) stage \u2014 an innovative feature in today\u2019s arts and entertainment arena. ACT of Connecticut\u2019s permanent turntable is the only stage of this type in the region, with the exception of some of New York City\u2019s theaters. For more information about ACT of Connecticut, ticket and annual subscription sales, education programs, sponsor\/donor opportunities, and other theater-related news and announcements, visit www.actofct.org.