Curtain Call: Spell Winner – ACT’s Production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

ACT of Connecticut, Ridgefield: How timely is ACT’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee?” Eight young spellers stayed the course and all eight won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 31. The next day, on June 1, ACT of Connecticut, opened with the musical comedy based on just such a challenging spelling bee. The timing couldn’t be more … read more

Jane Austen and her characters come to life in “Austen’s Pride” at ACT

Today’s Jane Austen fans, known affectionately as “Janeites,” maintain a fervent dedication to the writer, born in England in 1775, who is considered one of literature’s foremost novelists. The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), for example, with over 5,000 in their ranks, continues to honor the life and genius of the author of such masterpieces as “Pride and … read more

ACT begins fund raising

Nearly 300 supporters of ACT — A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut — raised money last weekend for the professional theater company that will offer self-produced, limited-engagement runs using Broadway and professional talent. Ridgefield residents Katie Tomlinson Diamond, ACT’s executive producer, and Daniel Levine, the theater’s artistic director, said they saw a gap in the already impressive town arts programs and … read more

Curtains up for a new professional theater

If all goes according to plan, a professional theater will open in Ridgefield next spring. ACT — A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut, an Actors’ Equity-approved theater, will present four shows per season (three musicals and a play), and will also include a youth conservatory program, along with a program for new works. ACT is spearheaded by actors Daniel C. Levine … read more

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