ACT announces summer camp

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut will host a summer camp for aspiring actors to explore the art of musical theater including character development, voice, dance, and overall production etiquette. The full-day, two-week summer camp will take place from July 15-26. Young actors will be split by age into two sessions —“Giants in the Sky” for students ages 7-12, and … read more

Letter: ‘Working’ review missed the show’s meaning

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that the Curtain Call reviewer of “Working,” the show at the ACT theater did not appreciate the significant meaningfulness of the show. Words, like “sadly downtrodden,” and “pure sentimentality,” suggest that the reviewer did not experience the show as a reflection of the humanity and truth embodied in it. This show, including the music, … read more

Hair-Raiser event to benefit ACT of Connecticut

Whip Salon will host a hair-raiser event Sunday, March 10, that will support ACT of Connecticut. “We’re in awe of the award-winning musicals ACT of Connecticut has produced in its first year. Since supporting our community is a big part of Whip Salon’s company mission, we’re delighted to do our part in spreading the word about this amazing theatre,” said Amy Pal, … read more

Letter: Myths of a ‘bustling’ downtown

To the Editor: Things are repeated so often, we all begin to accept them as gospel truths. “We are an arts destination. They are flocking to our beautiful downtown. The economic development is everywhere.” Let’s look at that one. We opened the Playhouse. Restaurants opened. Restaurants closed. We opened The Prospector. Restaurants opened. Restaurants closed. We opened ACT. We now … read more

ACT of Connecticut announces cast for Working before Feb. 14 debut performance

ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) announced the cast for its brand new version of Stephen Schwartz’s “Working” last week. Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine’s reimagined, multimedia adaptation of the musical has performances from Feb. 14 through March 10. The newly assembled all-star cast for “Working” has six actors playing 26 roles and includes: Brad Greer, Andre Jordan, Cooper Grodin, … read more

ACT of Connecticut to present “Evita” in October

ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is gearing up for the next production of its inaugural year, “Evita.” ACT of CT will present the acclaimed Broadway and film musical from October 4-28. Seven-time Tony Award-winning “Evita” melodically interprets Eva Perón’s rise from abject poverty in rural Argentina to become First Lady at the age of 27. With a dazzling score … read more

ACT’s opening night sells out

More than 200 guests turned out for the Opening Night Gala on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate the official opening of the newly-renovated theater for ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre). The sold-out evening included a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, the “Mamma Mia!” performance, cast meet-and-greet and afterparty. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and First Selectman Rudy Marconi attended the … read more

ACT of Connecticut production season launches with ‘Mamma Mia!’

ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is kicking off its inaugural season with the smash hit musical “Mamma Mia!” premiering Thursday, June 7. The production features ABBA’s greatest hits and will star professional talent from Broadway and New York, as well as Fairfield County. More than 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with “Mamma Mia!,” its story, characters … read more

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