Curtain Call: Phoenix Stage Company brings home the gold

I’ve known Ed Bassett, the executive manager and artistic director of the Phoenix Stage Company, to be excited before, but there was no doubt that this time he was ecstatic and rightfully so. Phoenix Stage Company walked away with a couple awards at the Connecticut Community Theatre Festival held at the Warner Theatre in Torrington …

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On Stage: Opening and this weekend

OPENING Mamma Mia, Sept. 14- Oct. 14, Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Tickets $35. Info: curtaincallinc.com. THIS WEEKEND Mystery Science Theater 3000, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Tickets $30. Info: thepalacedanbury.com. Robin Williams Tribute, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Starring master impressionist Roger …

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On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Urinetown The Musical, Sept. 6-28, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. A musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. Tickets: $30-$38. Info: ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org. THIS WEEKEND The Ivy League Of Comedy, Sept. 8, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. …

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Curtain Call: Westport Country Playhouse comedy is not so funny

When a line like “Get in the truck!” catapults Jake to a two million dollar paycheck, it’s not surprising that Harry, his Broadway understudy, is resentful. Theresa Rebeck’s play The Understudy showcases a talented actor’s frustrations. Celebrities earn the big bucks while some great actors never get a break. The play is touted as Rebeck’s …

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On Stage: Upcoming

CONTINUING The Understudy, through Sept. 1, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Tickets $30. Info: westportplayhouse.org. ADVANCE Urinetown The Musical, Sept. 6-28, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. A musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. Tickets: $30-$38. Info: ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org. The …

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On Stage: Upcoming

CONTINUING The Understudy, through Sept. 1, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Tickets $30. Info: westportplayhouse.org. ADVANCE Dana Carvey, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Praised for his comedic impersonations of political figures: George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot, Jerry Brown, and Bob Dole, Carvey has received a total of …

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On Stage: This weekend and upcoming

THIS WEEKEND *Lyn Dillies, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. The magician will perform her Mystify show. Tickets $15-$25. Info: thepalacedanbury.com. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aug. 18-19, Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.  CONTINUING The Understudy, through …

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