Blippi The Wonderful World Tour: Children’s Musical at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

Blippi is coming to New London for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party! For more information

$29 – $69

A Triumph of Unity: The Ubuntu Project – I Am Because We Are: Bridgeport

The Klein Theater 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

2 Shows: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7PM Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 6PM A celebration of unity and humanity, "The Ubuntu Project - I Am Because We Are" is a transformative journey through the past, present, and future. This project blends history with contemporary insights, urging us to build a future anchored in respect, fairness, and justice for all. More than entertainment, it's edutainment at its finest, reminding us of our interconnectedness and the divine balance of nature and God's plan. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and collective enlightenment. For more informationhttps://www.theklein.org/buy-tickets/upcoming-events/the-ubuntu-project/

Morris Bluegrass Festival

South Farms 21 Higbie Road, Morris

Come join us for a toe-tapping good time at South Farms. Get ready for a day filled with amazing live bluegrass music, delicious food, and a great community vibe. Whether you're a bluegrass enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, this festival has something for everyone. Grab your friends and family, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and get ready to enjoy some top-notch bluegrass performances in a beautiful outdoor setting. There will be Food, Beverages, A Hot Air Balloon to touch and, of course, Music! Mark your calendars and get ready for a memorable day at the Morris Bluegrass Festival at South Farms. We can't wait to see you there! For more information

$15 – $25

Charles Ives & the American Tradition: Ives: Likes & Dislikes at Norfolk Music Shed

Norfolk Music Shed 49 Battell Rd, Norfolk

Despite a reputation as a musical maverick, Ives had tastes that one might consider conservative. He was a big fan of Beethoven and Franck, but had a distaste for the important modernist composer Edgard Varèse. CHARLES IVES   Hallowe’en for Piano Quintet LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25 EDGARD VARÈSE   Octandre CÉSAR FRANCK   Piano Quintet in f minor Tara Helen O’Connor   flute Scott Hartman   trombone and Norfolk Fellows For more information

$10 – $70

Soft Magical Tofu Boys at The O’Neil Theater

O'Neil Theater 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford

SATURDAY, JULY 6 | 7:15PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 | 7:15PM FRIDAY, JULY 12 | 7:15PM BOOK, LYRICS & MUSIC BY KEVIN WONG Rose Barn Theater Three brothers live together. They have a useless magical ability: to conjure images and sounds into the air. All three of them are trying to find a place for a soft magical boy in a hard, unmagical world. Kevin Wong is a composer-lyricist, singer/musician, and dramaturg. Selected past musical theatre writing includes Recurring John: A Song Cycle (Toronto SummerWorks Festival 2014 / Chicago Musical Theatre Festival 2015); STAR!(ving): A Collection of Songs;  Misprint (with bookwriter Lauren Toffan, Women of Musical Theatre Festival 2016); Drama 101 (with bookwriter & co-lyricist Steven Gallagher, Bravo Academy 2017 / Etobicoke School of the Arts 2018 / Stage Door Academy 2018); and Reframed (Musical Stage Company / Art Gallery of Ontario, Dora Nomination – Best New Musical/Opera). Kevin is currently developing The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (Act One) (with bookwriter Julie Tepperman), Believers (with bookwriter and co-lyricist Ali Joy Richardson); In Real Life (with bookwriter & co-lyricist Nick Green, most recently workshopped at Yes Theatre/Sudbury in October 2022); The Next BIG Thing (Film Project, Jake Foy). Training: Royal Conservatory of Music (Violin/Harmony/Music History); NoteWorthy (The Musical Stage Company, 2014); Composium (Theatre20, 2015). For more information

$33

Brentano Quartet and Rieko Aizawa at Norfolk Music Shed

Norfolk Music Shed 49 Battell Rd, Norfolk

FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN   String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 ALFRED SCHNITTKE   Piano Quintet FELIX MENDELSSOHN   String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 Brentano String Quartet and Rieko Aizawa   piano For more information

$10 – $70

The Fantasticks at Madison Lyric Stage

Madison Lyric Stage 581 Boston Post Rd, Madison

July 12-28 “Try to Remember” a time when this romantic charmer by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt wasn’t enchanting audiences. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love about a boy, a girl, and the two parents who try to keep them apart. Its much-loved songs include Try to Remember, Soon It’s Gonna Rain, Much More, and They Were You. For more information

$55

Charles Ives & the American Tradition: Folk Inspirations at Norfolk Music Shed

Norfolk Music Shed 49 Battell Rd, Norfolk

Ives, like the other composers on this program, used the folk music of his local region in his compositions. You’ll hear Ives’ use of the hymn in his fourth violin sonata, Boccherini’s use of Spanish folk songs, Bartók’s use of Hungarian folk tunes, and Brahms’s use of Romani music. LUIGI BOCCHERINI    Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid BÉLA BARTÓK    Contrasts CHARLES IVES   Violin Sonata No. 4,“Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” JOHANNES BRAHMS   Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25 David Shifrin   clarinet Mark Steinberg   violin Melvin Chen   piano and  Norfolk Fellows For more information

$10 – $70

Fountain of You at The O’Neil Theater

O'Neil Theater 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford

SATURDAY, JULY 13 | 7:15PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 | 7:15PM FRIDAY, JULY 19 | 7:15PM Rose Barn Theater BOOK & LYRICS BY TASHA GORDON-SOLMONMUSIC BY FAYE CHIAO When a thirty-something actress is suddenly aged out of the industry, she undergoes a wildly unconventional spa procedure to get her old life back. It sets her on a whole new path to pursue true power and equality... at a cost. This gleefully dark comedy takes on our obsession with youth and beauty—and the system underlying it all—with a pop-infused score and lots of blood. For more information

$33

Brentano Quartet at Norfolk Music Shed

Norfolk Music Shed 49 Battell Rd, Norfolk

FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN   String Quartet in b minor, Op. 33, No. 1 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH   String Quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 Brentano Quartet For more information

$10 – $70

Children’s Summer on Stage: Sleeping Beauty: Session One at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

July 15 – July 20 Summer on Stage is an unforgettable week-long summer theater experience at the Garde Arts Center with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! Up to 60 students will rehearse for the whole week and attend a variety of workshops, then put on two performances of an original musical with the Missoula Children’s Theater, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater.  Participants will learn about many facets of theater giving them skills in presentation, confidence, self-expression and knowledge of related technical elements such as stage make-up, sound, and lighting. Register Now Camp: Monday-Friday 9am to 3:30pm Drop Off 8:45-9am / Pick Up 3:30pm Performances: Friday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am Session 1: July 15 – July 20         Sleeping Beauty Session 2: July 22 – July 27        The Wizard of Oz Session 3: July 29 – Aug 3          The Pied Piper   For more information

$385

The Wedding Singer at Niantic Bay Playhouse

Niantic Bay Playhouse 279 Main Street, Niantic

July 18 - August 4 The Wedding Singer is a rousing musical comedy that will have you dancing in the aisles. Set in the Reagan era with a synth-laden score, this production is a blast from the past like you've never experienced before. Join us as we follow the story of Robbie Hart, a struggling wedding-singer who finds himself jilted at the altar and left to pick up the pieces. For more information

$35