In the Spotlight Jan. 12
Orange Players present musical revue
ORANGE — The Orange Players will present “Picking Up Cues,” a musical revue exploring the many faces of love and relationships. It will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, at 8 p.m., at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road. The cast includes Orange residents Kevin Durkee, Jackie Koral, Rich Moran, Andrea Shiffrin, Bruce Spiewak, Joan Stenner, and Paul Templeton. Also in the cast are Bob Meloche and Kate Mundy from West Haven and Stephanie DeLeo from Stamford. The revue was conceived by Peg Meisenhelder, Pat Miller and Joan Stenner. Peg Meisenhelder is the Music Director, Pat Miller is the Director and James Teti is the accompanist.
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 203-988-5335. Seating will be cabaret style and patrons are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages. Doors open at 7 for pre-theater entertaining.
Kritstin Errett performs at the MFAC Performance Coffeehouse
MILFORD — The Milford Fine Arts Council is proud to resume its 2011-2012 season with Fairfield based singer/songwriter Kristin Errett Friday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave.
For the Love of Indie says “She’s a spunky-sounding indie artist from Connecticut with a great voice to share with the world.” In 2004 Kristin was a finalist in the Connecticut Reflections Composition Contest for her song Spring Rain. She recently won the Woodsong’s Singer/Songwriter contest with her songs “Take me Away” and “Look Me in the Eyes.”
Errett has performed at venues such as The Bitter End, Sailfest, Kenny’s Castaways and Make Music Harvard Square. She recently returned to Connecticut from California, where she recorded her debut album “Confessions of a Songbird.” Don’t miss your chance to see this exciting young performer who has been described as “on her way to a Grammy” (I Am Entertainment Magazine) and “One of the best independent artists out there right now” (The Radio Café).
Tickets for the Kristin Errett Performance Coffeehouse are $10 for MFAC members and $15 for non-members. Come and enjoy an intimate performance in a friendly environment. Snacks, beer and wine will be available for a nominal charge. The coffee is free. Purchase tickets online at www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647. Reservations are highly recommended, as Coffeehouse events sell out quickly.
Sisters in Art
ORANGE — The Art in the Library Committee will present “Sisters in Art”, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Lana Ho and pottery by Lillian Yung. The exhibition will open Feb. 1 and continue through Feb. 28 at the Case Memorial Library, 2nd floor Art Gallery, 176 Tyler City Road. Hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 5 to 7 p.m., snow date Saturday, Feb. 11, 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Lana Ho is a long time residence of Orange and a life member of the Orange Garden Club. Six years ago, she started taking watercolor classes from Audrey Galer. Her love of flowers and eclectic background are reflected in her paintings.
Lana was born in Shanghai, China; raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She attended Boston College where she received her BA degree in sculpture. After graduating she continued her schooling at The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC for an Associate Degree in Applied Fine Arts.
Together with Lana’s paintings, there will be an exhibit of “Pottery by Lillian.” This is a unique collection of pottery works by Lillian Yung, Lana’s sister. Lillian lives in New York City. She started taking pottery classes soon after her retirement. Her works have been exhibited in Lubec, Maine and NYC.
Lauralton Hall art exhibit
Café Atlantique, 33 River St., is hosting an exhibit of art work by Lauralton Hall students, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and there will be refreshments available for purchase.
Film discussion series with Mark Schenker
WOODBRIDGE — Mark Schenker will give an introduction to the “reading” of film with lectures on three classic films of the 1950’s — Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” (1954), John Ford’s “The Searchers” (1956), and Billy Wilder’s “Some Like it Hot” (1959) — and on Quentin Tarentino’s “Inglourious Basterds” (2009). A consideration of some basic elements of film — including narrative, point of view and editing — will be joined to a consideration of genre as we learn what a suspense film, a western, and a comedy can teach us about film in general and the significance of Tarentino’s latest film in particular.
• “Rear Window” screening Thursday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m.; discussion Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.
• “The Searchers” screening Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.; discussion Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
• “Some Like It Hot” screening Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.; discussion: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.
• “Inglourious Basterds” screening Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.; discussion Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
This is a free program, and all are welcome to join. Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Associate Dean of Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs, will lead the lively discussion. He has led book discussions in Connecticut libraries for over 15 years, and has given numerous lectures on writers and their works.
Registration is required. Copies of all films are available on DVD at the Woodbridge Library — inquire at the Circulation Desk. To register or for more information call 203-389-3433, stop by our Circulation Desk, or email pvalsecchi,ci.woodbridge.ct.us.
Movies at the library
WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Town Library is pleased to present Movies, Your Library. All films will be shown in the Library’s Meeting Room on our big screen. Admission is free! Titles include those appropriate for children, families, and adults — please review the movie ratings for each film before viewing. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own refreshments and enjoy the show!
In case of inclement weather, screenings may be canceled — be sure to call ahead if you have any questions or concerns. Do you have questions about any of our films? For more information, call 203-389-3433.
• After Supper Show: “Margin Call,” Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. (Rated R, 107 minutes). Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during the earliest hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as the firm’s employees must weigh whether to save their own company (and their jobs) at the risk of fleecing millions of investors. Starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci.
• From Page To Screen: “Moneyball,” Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. (Rated PG-13, 133 minutes). Based on the book by Michael Lewis. Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane - with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) - develops a roster of misfits… and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played. Critics are calling this Brad Pitt’s best performance ever - see for yourself!
• From Page To Screen: “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. (Rated PG-13, 89 minutes). Based on the critically acclaimed bestseller by Allison Pearson. Kate Reddy devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard and their two young children. It’s a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate’s acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison performs on a daily basis, and that Kate’s super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he’s been hoping for and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate’s charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation. Starring Sarah Jessica parker, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn and Pierce Brosnan.