On Stage: Opening and ongoing

OPENING These Shining Lives, Feb. 1-17, Eastbound Theatre, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. The play chronicles the strength and determination of four young who work for the Radium Dial Company outside Chicago during the 1920s and 30s. Tickets $16-$20. Info: milfordarts.org. 1984, Feb. 1-17, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport. Tickets $32. Info: dtcab.com. Old Ringers, Feb. 1-23, Ridgefield … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Annie, July 27 through Aug. 4, Shelton High School, 120 Meadow St., Shelton. Tickets $30. Info: centerstageshelton.org. Annie, July 27 through Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. Tickets $25. Info: musicalsatrichter.org. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, July 27 through Aug. 11, Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 677 South Ave., New Canaan. Tickets $25. Info: … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Hamlet, July 20-22, 7:30 p.m., Sterling Farms, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Free. Info: curtaincallinc.com. Where All Good Rabbits Go, July 20 – Aug. 4, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St., Ridgefield. Walt and Julia are a promising young couple whose world takes a turn for the worse when Walt discovers the first sign of a terminal illness: a … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Hamlet, July 12-15 and July 20-22, 7:30 p.m., Sterling Farms, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Free. Info: curtaincallinc.com. The Arsonists, July 13-29, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St., Ridgefield. Inspired by the Greek tragedy Electra, this play with music is a contemporary American myth that explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between death and … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Other Desert Cities, July 6-28, Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39, Sherman. A daughter returns home for Christmas for the first time in years, bearing the manuscript of a memoir, which reveals a devastating episode in the life of her wealthy Republican family. Tickets $24. Info: shermanplayers.org. THIS WEEKEND Mike Reiss, July 9, 6 p.m., Silver Star Diner, 210 CT … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Kiss Me, Kate, June 28 through July 29, Waveny Park, New Canaan. Tickets $50-$65. Info: stonc.org. Legally Blonde, June 29 through July 14, Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. Tickets $25. Info: musicalsatrichter.org. THIS WEEKEND The Tempest, June 30, 2 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. The Hudson Shakespeare Company will perform the play. Info: stratfordlibrary.org. … read more

On Stage: Continuing and advance

THIS WEEKEND Comedian Gary Gulman, June 22, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $30. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Darien’s Got Talent, June 23, 7 p.m., Darien High School, 80 High School Ln., Darien. The event is a fund-raiser for the Darien Arts Center. Tickets $35. Info: darienarts.org. CONTINUING True West, through June 23, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin … read more

On Stage: Continuing and upcoming

CONTINUING Flyin’ West, through June 16, Westport Playhouse, 25 Powers Court.  Set in 1898 when the Civil War is still a living memory, the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas, offers a refuge for many former slaves. At one homestead lives a family of courageous and sharp-witted women determined to make a place for themselves. They overcome tremendous odds in a … read more

Howie Mandel makes it a party at the Playhouse

When Howie Mandel is in the house, you know you’re in for a fun time. On June 14, the multi-faceted entertainer brings his stand-up act to the Ridgefield Playhouse for an evening of hilarious jokes, unexpected commentary on life, and more. For more than 30 years, Mandel has been a recognizable face in the show business industry. Although widely known … read more

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On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Mamma Mia, June 7-24, ACT of CT, 36 Old Quarry Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $42-$67. Info: actofct.org. THIS WEEKEND The Clairvoyants, June 8, 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.   Still Crazy After All These Years, June 8-10, Stray Kats Theatre Company, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St., Newtown. Eight new one-act plays … read more

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