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Saturdays (through mid-Dec): 39th Season Woodbury’s Famous Antiques & Flea Market, 787 Main St South (Rte 6, near Rte 64), Woodbury, 7 am-1 pm, 150± vendors each week; 203-263-2841.

Sundays (through Dec): Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market, Rte 7, New Milford, 7 am-2:30 pm (early buying 5:45 am, $20), adm $1; 508-896-1975.

April 8-9: Nutmeg Depression Glass Club’s 30th Annual Depression Glass Show & Sale, Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, adm $5, free American glass & pottery ID service; 860-569-3595.

Art Exhibits, Museums Historic Places__ _____

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-4519.

Through May 14: “Catherine Opie – The 2004 Larry Aldrich Award Winner: 1999 & In and Around Home,” images by the Los Angeles-based photographer offering portraits of her family & surrounding neighborhood plus sweeping landscapes of her 1999 road trip offering unique perspective on life in contemporary America.

Through May 31: “John Giglio: BlowHomes,” inflatable one-third scale replica of the Victorian house directly adjacent to Aldrich’s gallery museums, presented on museum’s front lawn as continuing Main Street Sculpture Project series.

Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. Call 426-4533.

In Olga Knoepke Meeting Room (lower meeting room) — *(new show) April 7-26: “Janice Baragwanath: Paintings”’ April 9, opening reception, 2-4 pm.

On library’s main floor — *(new show) Through April 9: “HeARTbeat of Our Community,” three-foot tall, three-dimensional painted heart sculptures by David Merrill & Katie Stevenson.

Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd (Rte 25), Brookfield. Call 775-4526.

*(new show) April 9-May 21: “Passing The Torch: Contemporary Art Glass Lampworking,” works by artists recognize in the field of lampwork glass for their contributions in keeping the centuries-old craft of melting & forming glass in the flame of an oil lamp (updated by using gas torch today), w/ pcs by Michael Barley, Tom Boylan, Bandhu Dunham, Kate Fowle Meleney, Bronwen Heilman, Jason Herring, Caitlin and Marshall Hyde, David Licata, Kristina Logan, Mike Mangiafico, Cynthia Liebler Saari, Susan Breen Silvy, Nancy Tobey, Pati Walton, Beth Williams & Lewis C. Wilson, curated by Ms Liebler Saari; April 9, opening reception, 2-4 pm (gallery talk by Ms Liebler Saari, 3 pm).

City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat 11 am-4 pm, also by appt. Call 203-334-7748.

Through April 15: “Oil & Water,” comparison & contrast of works in 2 media, exploring diff styles & constraints faced by artists, works in oil by Bill Claps, Kevin Conklin, Lynne Knobel & Carol Coppola-Young, watercolors by Kimberly Meuse, Susan Sharp & Carol Matyia-Ross, also sculpture by Geraldine Marcenyac & Janice Mauro.

Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd (at corner of Center St), Easton. Call 261-0134.

*(new show) Through May 31: “Photo Montage,” decorative images, scenes of CT, seasonal & Textural images, portraits & village scenes from trips to Mozambique, Africa, Bolivia & Peru by Annette Griffith; April 22, artist’s reception, 3:30-5 pm.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart Univ, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield. Call 203-365-7650.

Through April 12: “Student Art Exhibition,” works by SHU students; April 11, 16th Annual Art Lecture: Jerry Pinkney, 10:30 am, lecture by the children’s book illustrator.

Golden Age of Trucking Museum, 1101 Southford Rd/Rte 188, Middlebury. Hours: Thurs-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Call 203-577-2181.

Through April 16: “Big Boys & Little Treasures,” new series of paintings by self-taught artist Kiki Michalek depicting classic trucks, also hand painted cigar boxes BY Ms Michalek featuring classic trucks.

Mattatuck Museum Art & History Center, 144 West Main St, Waterbury. Call 203-753-0381.

*(new show) April 11-June 18: Words Through Pictures: Connecticut Artists Drawing for Children,” exhibition curated by children’s illustrator & author Nancy Tafuri will offer glimpse into the world of her work & that of fellow illustrators Holly Keller, Lynn Munsinger, Billy Steers & David Wenzel; April 20, opening reception, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Miller Studio & Gallery, 495 Main St/Rte 6, Woodbury. Call 203-263-3939.

Through May 16: “Local Horizons,” new collection of landscapes by Tom Yost feature exceptionally fine brushstrokes, ultra-smooth texture & bold gradations of color & tone.

Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, Roxbury. Hours: Mon 12-7 pm, Wed 10 am-7 pm, Thurs-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm. Call 860-350-2181.

Through April 17: “Raven Rock,” photographs by Michael Wiener of the gardens & landscape at Raven Rock, the home of the photographer & his wife, Zena, also photos of Litchfield County area & from Mr Wiener’s travels.

Morrison Gallery, 5 Maple St, Kent. Hours: Wed-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm. Call 860-927-4501.

*(new show) May 6-25: “Deborah Chabrian  Watercolors”; May 6, opening reception, 2-5 pm.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford. Hours: Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, Wed-Fri 11 am-5 pm (open to 8 pm first Thurs/month). Call 860-278-2670, TDD 860-278-0294.

Through April 9: “Restored To Life: Benjamin West’s ‘The Raising of Lazarus,’” presentation of major acquisition, which was commissioned as an altarpiece for England’s Winchester Cathedral in 1780, & complete timeline of its recent restoration.

Through April 30: “Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation,” traveling exhibition of 62 bronzes drawn from one of world’s most comprehensive collections is first major exhibition in CT of works by the French master, ranging from earliest bust of his father to later studies of dancing figures, also features his most famous sculpture, “The Thinker.”

Walsh Art Gallery at Quick Center, Fairfield Univ, North Benson Rd, Fairfield. Hours: Tues-Sun 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Call 203-254-4000 x2969.

*(new show) Through July 9: “Australian Landscape: Earth, Sky and Water,” 33 paintings by the Australian painter Lindsay Farrell, PhD, who has created landscapes of southern, central & western Queensland & challenges viewers to consider how they serve as metaphors while encouraging exploration of the metaphysical; April 9, opening reception, 6-8 pm.

Yale Center For British Art, 1080 Chapel St (at High St), New Haven. Call 203-432-2800.

Through April 23: “London: John Virtue,” approx 80 recent works by Mr Virtue, done during 2003-05, while he was assoc artist of The National Gallery, London, in which he focused on buildings, their relationships between structures & the overall topography of London.

Auditions, Juried Events  _____

Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin La, Ridgefield. Call 203-431-9850.

April 23-24: Auditions for The Spitfire Grill, 7:30-9:30 pm, director is Kyle Minor, full cast breakdown at TheaterBarn.org, prepare uptempo Broadway tune & ballad (may be asked to sing only 16 bars), attendees may be asked to learn short dance/movement (dress appropriately), performances will be weekends June 16-July 15 incl mat Sun, July 2.

Sherman Players, Sherman Playhouse, Rte 37 at 39, Sherman. Call 860-355-4394.

April 29-30: Auditions for Bugsy Malone, Sat 3-7 pm, Sun 2-6 pm, director Lanny Mitchell is looking for guys & gals ages 11-17 for this season’s musical based on 1976 movie of same name, be prepared to dance & sing, bring sheet music or tape, callbacks will be May 5-6 (3-6 pm), show dates will be July 27-Aug 19 (11 shows), contact Stephen Ross (producer) at above phone # for addt’l info.


Concerts, Musical Events ____

April 7: Arlo Guthrie at Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, 8 pm, tickets $25-$50, performance by folk musician on his 40th anniv tour will incl performances by Guthrie’s son Abe, also Gordon Titcomb, The Massacree, proceeds to benefit Greater Bridgeport Rotary’s Gift of Life program; 203-345-4800 x150.

April 8: The Bearcats Jazz Band at Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St/Rte 35, Ridgefield, 2 pm, free performance by award-winning group that performs Dixieland, swing & uptown New Orleans to blues, West Coast revival & British traditional styles; 203-438-2282.

April 11: “The Pipes of Silver,” Western CT State University’s Alumni Hall, 181 White St/Rte 6, Danbury, 7:30 pm, free performance by WCSU faculty members David Machell on flutes & bagpipes, Howard Rovics on piano, also narration by Harold Schramm & guest musicians from The Hurdy Gurdy Band; 837-8696.

April 15: Community Coffeehouse, 7 Madison Ave, Danbury, 7:30-10:30 pm, free adm (sugg donation $5-%10), performance by Unspoken (6-member band from Philadelphia, also refreshments; 748-4972.

Danbury Concert Assn, WCSU/Ives Concert Hall, Fifth Ave at White St, Danbury. Call 748-0522.

Subscription $32 (good for all season), $12 single ticket, students age 18 & under free, post-performance receptions w/ performers: April 8, American Brass Quintet, works will range from 16th Century madrigals to compositions by Eric Ewazen & Steven Sacco, also music of 26th N.N. Regimental Band C.S.A.

Fireside Inn, 123 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-7001.

Social Ballroom Dancing, every Wed, begins 7 pm, adm $15 incl dinner buffet, dance lesson & coffee.

Country & Western Dancing, last Thurs/month, begins 7 pm, adm $15 incl dinner buffet, dance lesson & coffee.

Ives Concert Hall at Western CT State University, White Hall, Fifth Ave & White St, Danbury. Call 837-8350.

April 7, WCSU Jazz Combos, 8 pm, free, to feature performances by Scott I Sextet, The Ruffles Quintet, Siegel I Quintet & Scott II Quintet, selections will incl traditional jazz classics & original student compositions; April 11, WCSU Concert Choir, free (donations to benefit WCSU’s music dept); April 27, Jazz Festival All-Star Jam, 7 pm, tickets $10 adults, $5 seniors & students, performance by Conrad Herwig (trombone), Mark Whitfield (guitar), Terrell Stafford (trumpet), Matt Wilson (drums), Don Braden (saxophone), Jeff Hellmer (piano) & Dave Ruffels (bass) as part of 11th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival.

Newtown Friends of Music, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown. Call 426-6470.

Concerts at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 3 pm, $18 adults, $16 seniors, free ages 5-14 w/ ticket-holding adult (subscriptions available), reception follows performances: April 9, Biava Quartet, works of Haydn (String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3, “The Rider”) & Ravel (String Quartet in F Major), also Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet w/ guest clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Call 203-438-3889.

Concerts at First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge Rd, New Canaan, 5 pm, tickets $45: April 9, performance w/ First Presbyterian Church Choir (Sean McCarthy, director), program to incl Beethoven’s Mount of Olives Hallelujah Chorus, Mozart’s Ave Verum, Haydn’s Symphony #83 (The Hen), Mozart’s Regina Coeli & Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (w/ pianist Andrew Armstrong).

Films _________________

Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-2475.

April 7-12: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (PG), Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun-Wed 7 pm, mat Fri 4:30 pm, Sat 1 & 4:30 pm.

Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St, South Norwalk. Call 203-852-0700.

Through June 15: Bugs!, Mon-Fri 11 am, 1, 2 & 3 pm, Sat-Sun 1 & 3 pm; also double feature Fri-Sat 7 pm.

Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies & The Performing Arts, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Call 203-438-5795.

Lost & Found Film Series, 7:30 pm screenings followed by guest speakers for Q&A, tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7.50 students: April 7, premiere of Brooklyn Rules, Q&A to feature film’s director (Michael Corrente) & wirter (Terence Winter).

For Kids & Families _________

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave/Rte 302, Bethel. Call 794-8756.

Free public programs (unless noted): April 8, Harry Potter book discussion, 10 am, readers in grades 6-12 invited to discuss Harry Potter series, how they you think series will end, folklore & mythology J.K. Rowling used in her series & more.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203-394-6565.

Programs incl w/ zoo adm ($8 adults, $6 ages 3-11 & seniors, free ages 3 & under, group rates available): April 17-21, “Backyard Beasts: A Spring School Vacation Program,” 2 pm, included w/ zoo adm ($9 ages 12 & up, $7 ages 3-11 & seniors, free age 2 & under & members), kindergarten & elementary school age children invited for 45-min programs that may incl live animal, animal stories & animal facts.

Flanders Nature Center, Flanders at Church Hill Rd, Woodbury. Call 203-263-3711.

April 8, Kids’ Adventure Club: Easter Rabbits & Their Habits, 10 am-noon, $12 ($10 members), registration required & space limited, students in grades K-5 (parents welcome, free) invited to egg hunt, activities w/ bunny rabbits, hands-on activities, stories & hike to nature center (dress appropriately); April 8, “Puppets, Pets and Play,” 11 am-2 pm, all ages invited to enjoy arts & crafts, Music & Me, “stuffed puppet” parade & other activities, free adm but donations will be accepted for Chapman House (emergency sanctuary in Waterbury for children who may have been neglected or abused); April 9, “Hopping Down The Bunny Trail,” 1-3 pm, $12 per child non-member, $10/child members (parents & grandparents free; reservations required), ages 3-10 invited to participate in egg hunt, following tracks to discover rabbits & their habitats, visit baby bunnies, listen to story & make craft.

Quick Center for the Arts/Fairfield Univ, 1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield. Call 203-254-4010.

Young Audience series, performances 1 & 3 pm, tickets $15 adults, $10 children: April 9, If You Give A Mouse a Cookie, curtain 1 & 3 pm, tickets $12 adults, $10 children, revue comprised of sev mini-musicals based on popular children’s books incl characters from Amazing Grace, Owen, Martha Speaks & title work.

Miscellaneous ___________

April 7: Newtown Singles Meet & Mingle, Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7-9 pm, socializing, wine & cheese, newcomers welcome; 261-4210.

April 7: Home Party Connection, Southbury Volunteer Fire Dept Center Firehouse, 461 Main St/Rte 6, Southbury, 7-10 pm, free adm (non-perishables requested to help Southbury food banks), connect w/ reps from many popular home shopping companies, refreshments, door prizes; 264-5341.

April 8: CT ConTacts Singles Dance Party, Fireside Inn, 123 Main St South/Rte 25, Newtown, 8 pm-1 am, adm $15, dancing to DJ selections (Top 40, soft rock, recent oldies & requests), “dress to impress,” no jeans; 203-468-1144.

April 8: Indoor Flea Market, The Church of the Good Shepard, 680 Racebrook Rd, Orange, 8 am-2 pm; 203-934-4446.

April 8: “Choosing & Caring For Roses,” at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 294 Main St South/Rte 6 (at Rte 317), Woodbury, 10 am-noon, $15 (reservations requested), lecture by Jane Brook Barba will cover which roses will thrive in CT & secrets to making a rose garden the envy of the neighborhood; 203-263-2855 (Glebe House Museum).

April 8: SNAN Spring Bake Sale, Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Road, Newtown, 10 am-2 pm, baked goods by members & friends of The Spay & Neuter Association of Newtown, proceeds will benefit SNAN’s ongoing efforts; 426-0253.

April 8: 8th Annual Indoor Flea Market & Bake Sale, North Congregational Church, 11 Main St North (at corner Rtes 6 & 47), Woodbury, 9 am-3 pm, free adm, antiques, collectibles, household, jewelry, toys, glassware, crafts & more, proceeds to support church’s missions, programs & projects; 203-263-2410.

April 8:  Telescope Viewing, WCSU Observatory (westside campus), University Blvd (off Mill Plain), Danbury, 7:30-10 pm, free, viewing of gibbous moon near Regulus, Saturn, Jupiter & spring sky; 837-8672.

April 8-9: Brookfield Historical Society’s Super Train 16, at historical society’s museum, Rte 133 at 25, Brookfield Center, 10 am-5 pm, adm $3 adults, $2 seniors & members, $1 ages 7-14, model train layouts in Z, N, HO, S, O & G scales, also memorabilia, photos, videos, toys & more, proceeds to benefit museum & future programming; 740-8140.

April 9: Open House & Special Display, Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 1-4 pm, free, docents will offer tours & answer questions about historical society headquarters, also display of Samuel Segal’s inventions (incl the jimmy-proof deadlatch) by Sandy Hook resident & Mr Segal’s grandson John Glaberson; 426-5937.

April 9: Pysanka Demonstration & Workshop, home of Olga Paproski, 5 Hattertown Rd, Newtown, 2-4 pm, $5 donation requested, learn history & traditions of Ukrainian Easter eggs, then try to create their own, call for reservations & list of materials to bring; 426-4017.

April 9: “The Second Coming: A Palm Sunday Discussion,” Woodbury Yoga Center, 122 West Side Rd, Woodbury, 6:45 pm, free discussion led by Tully Moss will cover how the life, death & resurrection of Jesus continues to hold relevancy & lessons which resonate in today’s world climate, group meditation & tea reception to follow; 203-263-2254.

April 10: “The Second Governor’s Horse Guard,” C.H. Booth Library community room, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7:30 pm, free presentation by Guard officer Sergeant J. Rosa & 3 additional troop members, about the military unit & ceremonial escort for governor, refreshments follow, sponsored by Newtown Historical Society; 426-5937.

April 10: Candlewood League of Artists program, at New Fairfield Library (community room), Rte 37 at 39, New Fairfield, 7 pm, presentation on acrylic landscape painting by Anda Styler; 746-1526.

April 10: Housatonic Valley Paddlers Club meeting, Brookfield Community Center, 100 Pocono Rd, Brookfield, 7 pm, free & open to non-members, planning session for upcoming events; 203-263-3281.

April 11: Art slide lecture: Jim Peters, Western CT State University White Hall Viewing Room 1, 181 White St/Rte 6, Danbury, 11 am, free lecture by painter whose work has been described as “speaking of the complexities of human nature – the need to forge bonds, to fight the sense of isolation & alienation”; 837-8696.

April 12: Genealogy Club of Newtown meeting, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown, 7 pm, all genealogists welcome, presentation by historian & writer Lisa Alzo will offer tips on organizing research findings; 426-3889.

April 12: “Lasagna Gardening: A Layering Method For Creating Great Soil,” Newtown Senior Center (multi-purpose building), 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, 7:30 pm, free program by Mickey Lanza will offer information about an organic gardening process developed by Patricia Lanza, her mother, that creates good soil without digging, tilling or weeding, sponsored by Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown; 426-5359.

April 12: “From Copland To Bernstein: The Creation of American Classical Music,” Fairfield University’s Quick Center, North Benson Rd, Fairfield, 12:30 pm, tickets $5, one-hour discussion by pianist Dr Orin Grossman will focus on evolution of American classical music, especially during 20th C when American composers shattered European mold of what music should be & forged distinctive American sound; 203-254-4010.

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-4533.

Programs free unless noted: April 10, Daytime Book Group, 1 pm, discussion of The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble, newcomers welcome.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport. Call 203-394-6565.

April 8, “The Benefits of Organic Gardening and Organic Foods,” 2 pm, free (does not incl zoo adm) lecture by Bill Duesing, executive coordinator of CT chapter/Northeast Organic Farming Assn (NOFA).

Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington. Call 860-868-0518.

April 15, Dreamcatcher Workshop, 11 am-3 pm, $20 ($18 members; CT educators can earn .4 CEUs), learn about the origin of Native American dreamcatchers, their traditions & representations, & then create one to take home, open to ages 8 & up.

Newtown Hikers. Call 788-1398 (Ester Nichols), 270-4340 (Newtown Parks & Rec).

Hikes leave from lower lot @Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, 9:30 am (later start during winter season), free, all welcome (children must be accompanied), bring bag lunch/beverage, wear sturdy shoes, destinations & leaders as follows: April 8, Ragged Mountain, waterfall & peak, New Britain (Dale Rupert, 794-9350); April 15, Port Jefferson ferry to Long Island, bike, restaurant, lunch (Jack Donlon, 203-966-8421).

Newtown Singles, meetings at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 261-4210.

Monthly “Meet & Mingle” events, 7-9 pm: next program April 7.

Newtown VNA Thrift Shop, Edmond Town Hall (lower level), 45 Main Street, Newtown. Call 270-4377.

Shop is open every Wed 12-3 pm & Sat 9 am-noon, access is from town hall’s back parking lot, shop carries discounted items from local businesses & private donors incl clothing, sm home accessories & more.

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-6654.

Meetings 2nd Wed/month, 7:30 pm, public welcome, artist demonstrations, refreshments: April 12, painting a pastel landscape by Angalee DeForest.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St/Rte 25, Newtown. Call 426-6224.

Non-profit weight loss support group meets every Mon 6-8 pm (weigh-ins 6-6:45, meetings 7-8), meetings $2/week, membership $20/year.

Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury. Call 744-3130.

Guided hikes, free, cancelled if heavy rain, wear rugged, sturdy shoes, bring water & light snack, pre-registration requested: April 8, begins 9 am; April 15, begins 8 am.

Treehouse Comedy Productions.

Shows at Marisa’s Ristorante, 6540 Main St, Trumbull (call 459-4225), tickets $10 unless noted, comedy shows start 10 pm, live music starts at 6 (unless noted), no cover charge (unless stated): April 21, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, also guest Darren Dillon, showtime 9:45, tickets $19.50.

Shows at The New Sorrento, 32 Newtown Rd, Danbury, 9:30 pm, tickets $15 unless noted: April 22, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martlin,” tickets $19.50.

Wednesday Night Poetry, at Molten Java, 102 Greenwood Ave, Bethel. Call 426-3388 (Faith Vicinanza), 739-0313 (Molten Java).

Series presented ev Wed 7:30-10 pm (featured poets 8:30 pm, poetry workshop 9:15 pm), adm $1 ($3 requested if out-of-state or major guest poet), guest/featured poets as follows: April 12, The 2006 CT Youth Slam Team; April 19, Mike (Mighty) MeGee.

Theatre ______________

Goodspeed Opera House, Rte 82, East Haddam. Call 860-873-8668.

Li’l Abner, April 21-July 2, curtain Fri 8, Sat 8:30 pm, Sun 6:30 pm, Wed-Thurs 7:30 pm, mat Sat 4 pm, Sun & Wed 2 pm, tickets $25-$63; April 23, Wine Tasting; April 23, April 26-28, Kids’ Night; April 28, First Friday Happy Hour; May 18, Backstage at Goodspeed; June 1, Backstage at Goodspeed; June 15, Backstage at Goodspeed.

Immanuel Lutheran Players, at Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Blvd, Danbury. Call 740-8960.

The Last Supper enactment, April 9-10, curtain Sun 4 pm, Mon 7 pm, tickets $6, $5/person in groups of 10-plus.

Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven. Call 203-787-4282.

The Front Page, through April 30, curtain Sun, Tues-Wed 7 pm, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun & Wed 2 pm, Sat 3 pm, tickets $20-$60, student, senior & group discounts available.

NVCC’s Company X, at Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center, 750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury.

“Five By Tenn: An Evening of Short Plays by Tennessee Williams,” through April 8, curtain 8 pm, tickets $10 adults, $6 students w/ ID, performances by NVCC’s Company X will incl Hello From Bertha, This Property is Condemned, Talk to Me Like the Rain, The Long Good-Bye and Twenty-Seven Wagons Full of Cotton.

Seven Angels Theatre, Hamilton Park Pavilion, Plank Rd, Waterbury. Call 203-757-4676.

I Left My Heart: A Salute to The Music of Tony Bennett, through April 23, curtain Thurs-Sat 8 pm, mat Thurs, Sat-Sun 2 pm, call for ticket prices; note: no shows April 14 or 16.

Stamford TheatreWorks, 200 Strawberry Hill Ave (on Sacred Heart campus), Stamford. Call 203-359-4414.

A Picasso, April 26-May 14,curtain Tues-Sat 8 pm, also Sun 7 pm, also first Tues (May 2) 7 pm, mat Sat 4 pm, Sun 2 pm, tickets $21-$34; April 30, Conversation Club, post-mat discussion w/ actors & directors; May 2, Art vs Life, A Deeper Look, post-performance discussion of play’s issues.

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St (at corner of York), New Haven. Call 203-432-1234.

dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory, through April 8, curtain Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed & Sat at 2 pm, tickets $30-$50, group rates available; March 25, post-matinee Talk Back, audience invited to discuss play w/ members of cast & creative team; April 8, audio description.


Events that appear by date have Newtown items listed first, with additional events listed by their start time. At the time of printing, the information here is accurate as presented; a call ahead is always a good idea to be safe.


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