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  • Theater Review: ‘Five Women’ Is Not Just For The Girls

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, celebrated last Friday night at Ridgefield Theatre Barn, was well received by a fully sated, sold out audience.  The cabaret style seating lent itself to the camaraderie and intimacy of the piece. We felt like flies on the wall of the bedroom set, so much so that audience members felt compelled to chime in.

  • Theater Review: An Astounding Cast, A Strong Director For ‘The Normal Heart’

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, under the direction of David Bass, is pretty much flawless.

    Full disclosure here, I love this play.  It pulls back the curtain on a dark time in American history, when many were willing to turn a blind eye to a plague striking an entire population deemed to be different. Because of their preferences, they were marginalized in their time of suffering and need. Tissues should be provided with the tickets.

  • Snapshot: Andy DeWolfe

    Occupation: I am a senior at Newtown High School, and looking at Naugatuck Community College for their automotive technician studies. I work part-time at LeReine’s Cuisine, and I work for LRM contractors in the winter, shoveling.

    Family: My mother is Judi and my father is Mark. I have an older sister. Her name is Ali. She’s 19 and goes to the Culinary Institute of America. I get free food out of it, so that’s good.

  • ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Coming To NHS

    Newtown High School will present Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23. Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one-night-only engagement, problems ensue.

    The school announced the production on Friday, November 14.

  • Newtown Meals On Wheels Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

    A special birthday party took place Monday morning, November 17, when former and current drivers, and board members of Newtown Meals on Wheels (MOW) gathered in the meeting room at C.H. Booth Library to celebrate 40 years of service to the community.

  • Goldrush ‘Jingle Bell Jam’ Concert: Something New For The Holiday Festival

    Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.

  • Something Old, Something New: Holiday Festival’s 29th Offering Will Have Favorites & ‘Frozen’ Treats

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, December 7, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • Gingerbread House Contest Returning For Holiday Festival

    The 29th Newtown Holiday Festival will host a Gingerbread House Contest as one of its events on Sunday, December 7.

    Introduced in 2007, the competition invites families, friends, organizations and even individuals to create a candy confection to be put on view during the run of the five-hour event.

  • ‘Holiday Arts Show’ Will Present Works In Myriad Forms By A Trio Of Artists

    UPDATE Tuesday, Decemer 2, 2014: This article has been updated to reflect a change of time for the Gentlemen’s Night Out event on December 8.

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    Avancé Esthétiques Day Spa will host an exhibition showcasing the work of “three fabulous females,” says Rosemary Rau, curator of “Holiday Arts Show.”

  • NHS To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

    Newtown High School is set to host its fall drama, Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23.

    Lend Me a Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig, is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one night only engagement, problems ensue.

    Ticks are general admission and will be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $7 for students and faculty, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors.