Crystal Theatre's Hungarian Nights Violin Performance - South Norwalk

11/12/2010 to 11/14/2010

66 Bayview Ave., South Norwalk, CT 06854. Phone: 203-866-2864.

Young Hungarian Gypsy Violin Prodigy To Perform in World Premiere Of Crystal Theatre's "Hungarian Nights" in November

Danger and mystery lurk in Mariner Pezza and Cheryl E. Kemény's "Hungarian Nights," a tale of romance, rebirth and redemption at Crystal Theatre. The music combines Hungarian-style csárdás with operetta and current musical theatre styles. The original choreography by Char Fromentin is based on Magyar dances. "Hungarian Nights" is co-directed by Kemeny and Samantha Kulish.Pezza and Kemeny have arranged for the 21-year-old gypsy violin prodigy, Jeno Varga, to travel from Hungary as a guest musician for all performances. Varga graduated from the Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest and has performed in Budapest restaurants and nightclubs since he was a child. Previews with a student cast will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13 and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14.  The leads include Norwalk residents Julia Gallagher, Anthony DiCostanzo, Max Helfand, Allison Rohr, Jessica Foulds and Hannah Daley along with Christopher Dehn of Wilton. Performances by the professional cast will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21. The cast is led by Mike Longo and Melissa Labbadia, both of New York City, and includes  Cidalia Alves of Danbury, Maggie Mellott of Norwalk and Betsy Simpson of Wilton. The performances take place at the Ben Franklin Center, 66 Bayview Ave in South Norwalk. Tickets are available at the door and on-line for $12.00 adults, $10.00 seniors and $7.00 students and children younger than 18.  The show is not recommended for children younger than 11.

Greenwich Historical Society Presents Story Barn

11/18/2010

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

On Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:30PM, at the Vanderbilt Education Center--join the Greenwich Historical Society for Story Barn--emceed by our own Historical Society board member and comedienne Bonnie Levison, a talented group of raconteurs will regale you with their personal musing on weddings, marriage and commitment.  Join us as we explore a brand new approach to oral history--Greenwich style.  $10 for members and $15 nonmembers.  Wine, beer and light refreshments included.  Doors open at 7PM. Space is limited.  Reserve now by calling the GHS.

"The Christmas Tree - 1850s to 1900s" The Grand Victorian Holiday at The Lockwood Mathews Mansion - Norwalk

11/26/2010

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Opens Friday, November 26, 2010 - 12-4 p.m. General Admission: Wed.-Sun. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 children 9-18
The LMMM exhibit, "The Christmas Tree ~ 1850s to 1900s," will tell the evolving story of the Christmas tree and its decorations during the Victorian era in America. Beginning in the 1850s, small tabletop trees were decorated with edibles and handmade ornaments. Trees became more elaborate with each succeeding decade and by 1900, lavishly embellished trees stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. LMMM Curatorial Consultant Stacey Danielson and a group of dedicated volunteers created handmade ornaments that replicate those shown in late 19th-century ladies’ periodicals such as Godey's Lady's Book. Several gowns from LMMM’s historic costume collection will also be displayed.

Cirque D'Or at Stamford Center for the Arts--The Palace

11/27/2010 to 11/28/2010

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-358-2305.

Cirque D'Or--Saturday, November 27, 2010 To Sunday, November 28, 2010.  Let your audiences be a part of the experience of something spectacularly beautiful. Cirque D'Or represents the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Tickets: Adults: $40 / $30 / $20  plus SCA Fees--Children under 12:  $20 / $15 / $10.