Curtain Call: ‘I Do! I Do!’ Then, reality sets in

TheatreWorks, New Milford: Once those two little words uttered so sweetly at a marriage ceremony are spoken, the journey of a lifetime begins. It starts with “I Do,” but often includes a lot of “I Don’ts” along the way. In this beautiful musical written by Tom Jones of “The Fantasticks” fame, a couple passionately in love faces the realities of … read more

This Weekend: Festivals, mysteries, concerts, walks & more

Film festival in Danbury The 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival takes place Sept. 28 through Oct. 8 at The Palace Danbury, 165 Main Street in Danbury. The festival starts at 8 p.m. and will feature the 10 finalists (to become Oscar-qualified): Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom), The Perfect Day … read more

Curtain Call: Early Christmas theater happenings

The holiday season has begun and area theaters are adding to the festivities with special shows. Milford Arts Center, Milford. Here’s a special treat. Producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer of Pantochino Productions Inc. will present The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. This new musical is based on the L. Frank Baum story with the same title. Don’t forget … read more

Emmy nominations and Centerstage of Shelton

HAN Arts & Leisure with Sally Sanders, Steve Coulter and the “Reel Dad,” Mark Schumann, take a look at movies, the arts and other events going on in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York — and the surrounding area. Watch this week’s show below: Sally and Steve break down the Emmy nominations surprises and snubs. Later, Gary and … read more