Sunday, January 19 2014

Format: 2014/10/31

Sunday, January 19 2014

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

Fairfield Back & Forth: Imagery by artist Miggs Burroughs

Visitors will be mesmerized by images that transform from 19th century photos to present-day scenes in Westport artist’s Miggs Burroughs new lenticular photography show.

The exhibition will be on view through February 18, 2014.

 

 

Festival of New Musicals

FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS: “ADAM LIVES”
Friday, Jan 17, 7:30pm
Adam is an unsuccessful songwriter who doesn’t know how to settle into his long-term relationship with Claudia. When he has an opportunity to write for an emerging pop superstar, Adam is forced to decide which he values more: an enduring partnership or a love that is worthy of song. Adam Lives is about finding and keeping the important things in life, but at what cost? Staged reading as part of the 9th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.

FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS: “A PROPER PLACE”
Saturday, Jan 18, 7:30pm
It is 1902. Mayfair, England. When an upper class British family is shipwrecked on an island with only their butler to help them survive, traditional class systems are questioned and unexpected love blossoms. Based on J. M. Barrie’s play The Admirable Crichton, this musical fantasy with a sumptuous score, dubbed a “cross between Downton Abbey and Gilligan’s Island,” is a classic tale of equality, survival and forbidden love. Staged reading as part of the 9th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.


FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS: “THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY”
Sunday, Jan 19, 1:00 pm
This unconventional new musical from the writers of The Story of My Life is a joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Through a collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. Staged reading as part of the 9th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.

 

4-Show Mini Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park: A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Don’t forget to subscribe to the exciting 2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining four shows, and you save 10% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $54-$126, you get four Broadway quality shows for the price of one! You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include Lend Me a Tenor (a hilarious romp behind the scenes at an opera house), the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem (a 1930s adaptation of Pygmalion), I’d Rather Be Dancing (the annual singing and dancing extravaganza from stop/time theater), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (a quirky musical where six misfit adolescents compete in the “spelling bee of a lifetime”).


For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (www.playhouseonpark.org), or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).

 

Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery

 Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

On Sunday, January 19, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food. Improv begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats. All ages are welcome. Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

http://seateaimprov.com

 

Jewish Genealogical Travel in Europe

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Godfrey Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, as JGSCT President Doris Nabel and JGSCT Secretary Monica Talmor describe their recent genealogical travels in Germany and Romania, respectively.  Learn what to expect when researching in Europe, including how to plan, how to communicate once in Europe, and many other items of interest.

This informal session is free and open to anyone with an interest in Jewish genealogy.  Board members will be available to answer questions and suggest resources.

 For additional information, please visit www.jgsct.org or email publicity@jgsct.org.

 

Mystic River Chorale presents Te Deum: A Celebration of 30 Years

 The Mystic River Chorale performs Schubert's Mass in B flat and Magnificat, as well as the New England premiere of Czerny's Te Deum. With the Mystic River Orchestra and the Ledyard HS Chamber Choir. Frank Martignetti, conductor; Theresa Wakim, soprano; Eileen Ruby, alto; David-Marc Finley, tenor; Rene de la Garza, bass.