Curtain Call: Dirty Dancing coming to Palace

Excitement is already growing about the Waterbury Palace’s upcoming production of Dirty Dancing. Some of this is due to the fact that some of the original creative team is returning to the show for the North American tour, which makes its way to the Palace on Oct. 7 and plays for four performances through Oct. 9. It’s the film’s 30th … read more

Curtain Call: The Bikinis, retro fun at Long Wharf

If you liked the movie Beach Blanket Bingo (did anyone really like that movie?), then chances are you will enjoy The Bikinis: A Retro Beach Party now playing at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. If the quartet of female singers on stage actually left out the nonsensical script and performed the songs from the fifties and sixties, at least … read more

Curtain Call: Urie is hilarious in Buyer & Cellar

Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Buyer & Cellar escorts audiences to the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu mansion. A young struggling actor accepts a job there maintaining the celebrated actress’s subterranean shopping mall and the fantasy is as telling as it is compellingly comic. Michael Urie, who created the character off-Broadway, reprises the role at the Westport Country Playhouse. The … read more

Curtain Call: Act One – Another  hit in Bethlehem

It’s hard to imagine a small country theater company like Clay & Wattles, tucked tightly into the pastoral setting at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, as a theatrical jewel. However, this theater group is repeatedly producing excellent productions and the theater-going public needs to be aware of this company’s work. For the first time in Connecticut, Clay & … read more