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 of CT to give Thrift Shop ‘fitting’ recognition following dressing room grant

To the Editor: ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is extremely thankful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s exceptionally generous grant award, which exceeded our wildest dreams.  Still in our first full season, we are very grateful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s support of our mission to bring Broadway-caliber theatre and educational programs to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. Gifts like … read more

Giving Thanks: ACT of CT applauds Ridgefield Thrift Shop

To the Editor: ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is extremely thankful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s exceptionally generous grant award, which exceeded our wildest dreams.  Still in our first full season, we are very grateful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s support of our mission to bring Broadway-caliber theatre and educational programs to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. Gifts like … read more

Letter: ACT of CT benefits local businesses, and that’s no ‘myth’

To the Editor: As artistic director (and founding member) of ACT of CT, I wanted to respond to Mr. Tyrrell’s letter to the editor published on Feb. 7. I appreciate Ed’s support of our theater and his enthusiasm for our productions. We are working hard at becoming one of the premier regional theaters in the Northeast, and based on our … read more

Bringing a bit of Broadway to Ridgefield

ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is bringing Equity theater to Ridgefield, a feat that was the culmination of years of hard work, passion and dreams. About six years ago, Daniel C. Levine became artistic adviser at the Ridgefield Playhouse for the Broadway and Cabaret series, performances that became so popular that he realized there was a strong desire in … read more

ACT of CT set to premiere ‘Mamma Mia!’ this weekend

ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is kicking off its inaugural season with the 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. A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut is located at 36 Old Quarry Road. “To revisit ‘Mamma Mia!’ after all … 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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