Monday, June 24 2013
The Haven String Quartet and Music Haven students spend the beginning of the summer together making music! Visit www.musichavenct.org for information on student and Haven String Quartet performances.
Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels. Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m., year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.
Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net
Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.
Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.
The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor. Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.
The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.
Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers from around the world. Each June, the Festival takes over the theaters, open spaces, and courtyards of New Haven, Connecticut with performances and dialogues that tickle the senses, engage the mind, and inspire the soul.
More than 80% of Festival programs are completely free to the public, including events that feature some of the most prestigious jazz, classical, dance, and theater artists in the world. The Festival’s programs have an impact throughout the year, including engagement and educational programming such as the Festival Fellowship Program for underserved youth, and the Visionary Leadership Award held in autumn of each year.
Newington Mainstage is seeking a YOUNG LITTLE EDIE BEALE for their October production of “GREY GARDENS: The Musical”.
Young Little Edie Beale (20s, mix/belt to D5, soprano to B-flat 6)
Referred to as Body Beautiful Beale. Engaged to Joseph Kennedy, Jr. She is young, full of life, and can’t decide whether she wants a life of fame or family. Speaks with a distinct Long Island dialect. Should move well.
Auditions will be held on Monday, June 24 beginning at 7pm at The Newington Town Hall Auditorium. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by emailing NewingtonMainstage@gmail.com. Include your headshot & resume in the email, if possible. Please prepare a musical theatre song which best shows off your voice, and bring sheet music in the correct key (accompanist will be provided). You may sing from the show, but it is not required. Be prepared to read from the script.
Show dates: October 4-6, 2013
Rehearsals begin early August.
Weeknight rehearsals with some Sundays. (Please note: not all actors will be called at all rehearsals)
**Director’s Note: Those auditioning are encouraged to view clips of the original documentary and/or the 2009 HBO film adaptation with Drew Barrymore & Jessica Lange. Both can be found on YouTube. The songs from “Grey Gardens” are intensely character driven and tell the audience about the personalities and motivations of these fascinating real people. Please, make sure you familiarize yourself with both the music and the meaning of the lyrics. We are looking for portrayals that capture the eccentricities of these women, but do not treat them as caricatures
About the Show: “Grey Gardens” is based Albert and David Maysles legendary cult documentary about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ eccentric aunt and cousin. This touching – and sometimes heart-wrenching musical adaption explores the relationship between former socialite Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Little Edie. Once the highest of high society, the two have become East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion with 51 cats, cobwebs and virtually no plumbing. Set in two eras – 1941 when the celebrated estate was the picture of wealth and sophistication, and 1975 after it had been reduced to squalor – Grey Gardens is the hilarious and heartbreaking look at two indomitable women. Propelled by a witty book, gorgeous score, intricate lyrics, and tour-de-force roles, this musical has become an instant and well-loved classic.
To schedule an audition appointment, or with any questions, email NewingtonMainstage@gmail.com.
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Newington Mainstage. It’s good times. Seriously.
One of the most distinguished local collections of prints has been assembled by Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. While his collection has been comprised primarily of American twentieth-century prints and prints by John James Audubon, in recent years he has also collected Old Master and nineteenth-century works extensively.
These encompass splendid sheets by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), including a rare etching, woodcuts, and engravings of such iconic images as his Nemesis of 1502.
Dr. Kelly's Dutch prints include several of the rare engravings after the influential Adam Elsheimer (1574 - 1610) by Hendrik Goudt (1583 - 1648), and no less than twenty-eight images by the highly experimental printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669), ranging from early works of the 1630s to mature impressions from the 1650s.
His eighteenth-century holdings include sheets by the great Italian artists Canaletto (1697 - 1768) and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727 - 1804) and several fine sheets from Los Caprichos by the renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828).
Completing the collection is a group of etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903). Together the collection attests to the quality of some of the greatest printmakers in Western Art.
Hours of visitation: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed on Mondays