RIDGEFIELD — After a rousing, sold out set from former Eagles member Don Felder a few weeks back, The Ridgefield Playhouse is welcoming another major contributor to that seminal California classic rock band Saturday, June 20, as John David, or JD, Souther hits the stage for an 8 pm show.
DANBURY — There could not be a more pleasant way to spend a warm summer evening than under the stars, a gentle breeze blowing and being entertained by a cast of performers who are totally in love with musical theatre.
This is just the experience being offered again this year by Musicals at Richter. Opening their 2015 season of outdoor musical productions with the whimsical, funny fairy tale Once Upon a Mattress, MAR is inviting everyone to share in this traditional pastime.
Seated on mother Julie Barbeau’s lap, 3½ year old Ryan Costa is as wriggly as any toddler. He eagerly nibbles on cheese crackers, a smile stretching from one chubby cheek to the other. His mother knows, though, that beneath Ryan’s seemingly healthy appearance, cancer cells course through the little boy’s bloodstream. His daily life, and that of his parents, Ms Barbeau and Gary Costa, is a regimen of chemotherapy, quarterly spinal taps, and steroids.
Situated between New York and Boston as we are, Newtown has long had some hotly contested Yankees vs Red Sox rivalries. Mets fans have been happy to let those MLB fans argue over whose team is better (Boston, of course), but now it looks like this town may have a new team to cheer for. Congratulations to 2012 NHS grad and Bryant University junior Kyle Wilcox, who was drafted on June 9 by the Seattle Mariners.
The 63rd Stardust Revue, presented June 6-7 by Lathrop School Of Dance, offered four shows on the stage of Edmond Town Hall. The last number of each show brings their students together on stage for the show’s finale with all dancers, faculty and the audience singing “God Bless America,” signing off another successful year.
Yellow and white roses, Alstromeria and a nearly hidden ribbon speckled with gold highlight a class-winning floral design by Peggy Townsend, on view at C.H. Booth Library only until 4 pm Saturday, June 13. The designed arrangement is part of a special presentation by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, a standard flower show celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary.