Playhouse on the Shore: La Dolce Vita
Jul
22
to Aug 12

Playhouse on the Shore: La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita, July 22nd and August 12th.  Be transported to Italy for an evening of Italian favorites drawn from cinema, the concert stage, the great opera houses and the most celebrated clubs.  Sit back, relax and enjoy delicious Italian cuisine complimenting this feast of the senses as performers serenade you with the iconic melodies of Italy.

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Sanibel Music Festival
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sanibel Music Festival

The Sanibel Music Festival was founded in the 1980’s by Marilyn Lauriente, musician and impresario.
The Festival has presented such wonderful artists as: The Emerson String Quartet, Olga Kern, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Wu Han, David Finckel, The Julliard String Quartet, Orion Weiss, Joyce Yang, Jon Nakamatsu, Ruth Laredo, the American String Quartet, the Pacifica Quartet, and the Prazak Quartet.

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Playhouse on the Shore: What I Did For Love
Jul
8
to Jul 15

Playhouse on the Shore: What I Did For Love

What I Did for Love, love songs from Broadway’s most memorable shows.  This love letter from Broadway, to be performed on July 8th and July 15th, will highlight Broadway’s biggest hits from yesterday and today, with songs and stories celebrating love.  Powerful ballads will touch your heart, and up-tempo songs direct from 42ndStreet are sure to get your feet tapping!

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Ivoryton Playhouse: The Fantasticks
Mar
21
to Apr 8

Ivoryton Playhouse: The Fantasticks

A gem of the American theater, The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world – running over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. I am thrilled to be playing Bellomy in this version for two mothers, rather than two fathers.  

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical tale about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow”.  The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

Opens March 21st and runs through April 8th.  No show Easter Sunday, April 1; Replacement show on Saturday, March 31st at 2pm.  http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org/our-season/the-fantasticks

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Downtown Cabaret Theater: Carlotta in "Phantom"
Nov
17
to Dec 10

Downtown Cabaret Theater: Carlotta in "Phantom"

Phantom

November 17 - December 10
Written by the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston (music and lyrics) and Arthur Kopit (book), and based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “The Phantom of the Opera”,  the romantic musical takes a fresh look at the mysterious young phantom, Erik, who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House and shares glorious music with the enchanting vocal prodigy, Christine. Not to be confused with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 mega-musical, the Yeston and Kopit version, more operetta-like in musical style, seeks to more closely reflect the Leroux novel and offers a deeper exploration of the phantom’s past.

Tickets: http://dtcab.com/show/phantom/

“This Phantom is not Sir Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, AND THAT’S GREAT. Yeston’s Phantom is smaller, but in my opinion, better. It has a heart and they delve into the characters in a warmer, more human way.”
– Garrett Stack, WMNR

Director: Eli Newsom
Musical Director: Clay Zambo
Choreographer: Emily Frangipane

 

 

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Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Opera Theater of Connecticut Presents Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

August 8, 10, 12, 13, 2017

Opera Theater of Connecticut’s 2017 MainStage performances of Puccini’s melodic and moving tragic opera, Madama Butterfly. The production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles for enhanced audience enjoyment and appreciation, accompanied by Opera Theater’s orchestra and chorus.

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