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

Conservatory of Dance to host winter raffle during Stroll

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance will have live dancer window mannequins during the Holiday Stroll Friday night, Nov. 30. The Main Street business will also host a free community performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The performance will feature ensembles and Nutcracker previews. Throughout the Holiday Stroll, the non-profit will host a winter raffle with prizes to several local … read more

inRidgefield to host open house May 18

inRidgefield is a new marketing initiative that will promote the town as the go-to destination for arts and culture, special events, dining, shopping, and unique experiences to help support a strong and vibrant local economy, while highlighting the town’s advantages as an ideal place to live. The public and the business community are invited to an open house to learn … read more

Volunteering earns Lori Berisford Martin Luther King service award

“One person can make a big difference,” said Lori Berisford. She’s made a difference as president and board chairman of SPHERE, serving disabled adults, and with volunteer work for a who’s who of local charities and organizations that benefit others — often, people with disabilities. It’s earned her recognition with the year’s Spirit of Dr. King Community Service Award, to … read more

Thrown Stone’s Milk gets three August dates

Thrown Stone’s Milk has added more shows and will stay at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance until Saturday, Aug. 5. The play, which is about three couples struggling to meet their basic needs for food, love, and survival made its U.S. premiere in Ridgefield earlier this month. Milk managed to sell out its first two weekends, and is close to … read more

College admissions advice for artists at the library Sunday

The Ridgefield Library along with the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Arts Council will present an afternoon program called Thriving Through the Arts: The College Admissions Process for Musicians, Actors, Dancers and Visual Artists. The program will take place at the library on Sunday, April 23, between 1 and 3 p.m., … read more

Thrown Stone plans stay, without long-term lease

Ridgefield’s new theater company, Thrown Stone, is planning a long-term stay — despite not having a specific location in town. Co-artistic directors and owners Jonathan Winn and Jason Peck told The Press this week they don’t want a long-term lease. Instead they plan to rent out spaces for the dates of their shows. “What’s great about starting a theater company … read more

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