Boys lacrosse team to host movie screening at Playhouse March 7

The Ridgefield High School boys lacrosse team will host a special screening of the movie, The Medicine Game, at The Ridgefield Playhouse Thursday, March 7. The night will include a silent auction, raffle and meet and greet with Syracuse star and pro lacrosse player Nick Mariano. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for kids. All proceeds go … read more

Former NHL star Theo Fleury to discuss addiction at Playhouse

Theo Fleury defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. The former NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup winner’s life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors. Fleury, an Olympic gold medalist, will share his story during … read more

Ridgefield Playhouse gets lease expansion

A 20-year lease renting the Ridgefield Playhouse — the auditorium it has filled with music, movies and shows for close to two decades, as well as additional space in the town-owned Venus Building on East Ridge — has been approved by the selectmen. “I started at the Playhouse 18 years ago, believe it or not,” Playhouse executive director Allison Stockel … read more

Arts for Everyone: Playhouse offers free tickets to federal employees

The Ridgefield Playhouse is offering free tickets for some shows to furloughed federal employees by extending its Arts for Everyone outreach program to them. Playhouse executive director Allison Stockel said the offer would be extended to “any furloughed government employee who is affected by the government shutdown.” Federal employees interested in the offer should call Playhouse general manager Jay LaPierre … read more

Bike shop plans kickoff party at Playhouse Jan. 22

The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club will host its annual kickoff party at the Ridgefield Playhouse at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The event is free and includes food from the club’s sponsors, Southwest Cafe and The Cake Box, and drinks from Ancona’s Wines and Liquors. The club is a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring people together who enjoy road … read more

Town to honor school walkout organizer Lane Murdock at MLK Day event

Ridgefield High School junior Lane Mudrock will be honored during this year’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the Ridgefield Playhouse Monday, Jan. 21. Murdock, 16, helped launch the national school walkout movement following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018. Fifteen years old at the time of the shooting, … read more

Playhouse fight ends in disorderly conduct arrest

A Catoonah Street woman was arrested for disorderly conduct at the Ridgefield Playhouse Thursday, Dec. 6, around 9:30 p.m. According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the theater after receiving complaints of a physical altercation between guests. Police said Erin McGarry, 44, was arrested for her part in the altercation and was released at the scene with a … read more

Ridgefield Playhouse to host The Nutcracker this weekend

It’s a holiday tradition that takes place each year with sugarplums dancing and flowers waltzing across the stage to tell the tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. Live performances of The Nutcracker will be staged at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 and 6 p.m.; … read more

98º gets the boot from Norwalk parking lot prior to show at Ridgefield Playhouse

Sometimes it’s not easy being a boy band from the ’90s. 98° — known for the hits “I Do (Cherish You),” “Because of You” and “What Christmas Means to Me” — got the boot from the Stop & Shop parking lot on Main Avenue Tuesday afternoon. We’re looking into getting less nefarious tour buses, if anyone can find us an … read more

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