Looking Back at My Nights in Connecticut Theaters This Season

By Karen Isaacs  Do you realize how many professional theatrical productions are seen in Connecticut each year?  What would be your guess? With the ending of the Connecticut theater season which runs from about June 1 to May 31, I attempted to count up the shows. I know I missed some. But including all the professional theaters (those that have some type of contract from … Continue reading Looking Back at My Nights in Connecticut Theaters This Season

“Oklahoma!” “The Age of Innocence” Lead In Connecticut Critics Nominations

(Revised from a press release) Hartford Stage’s world premiere of “The Age of Innocence” and Goodspeed’s “Oklahoma!” led the shows nominated for the 28th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. Yale Rep’s production of “Native Son,” Goodspeed’s production of “Rags,” and “Diary of Anne Frank” at Playhouse on Park also received numerous nominations. The awards event, which celebrates the best in professional theater in the state, … Continue reading “Oklahoma!” “The Age of Innocence” Lead In Connecticut Critics Nominations

Intimate Space Adds Emotional Impact to MTC’s Fine Production of “Fun Home”

By Karen Isaacs  Fun Home won the Tony for best musical in 2015. The Music Theater of Connecticut (MTC) is one of the first regional theaters to be given the rights to produce the show. The resulting production that runs through May 6 is excellent. Once again, artistic director Kevin Connor has done an excellent job both casting and directing this show. In fact, the … Continue reading Intimate Space Adds Emotional Impact to MTC’s Fine Production of “Fun Home”

Lots to Anticipate with Pleasure in Connecticut’s Up-Coming Theater Season

By Karen Isaacs  Every year as theaters announce their up-coming seasons, certain productions pique my interest. I circle their dates on my calendar in anticipation. So what have I circled for this up-coming year? Connecticut theaters offer a good mixture of the new, the classics, the familiar, and the rare. I have circled some of each. (One caveat: Goodspeed, Ivoryton and Westport have not announced … Continue reading Lots to Anticipate with Pleasure in Connecticut’s Up-Coming Theater Season