Choir! Choir! Choir!: Epic 80s Sing-Along at Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

C! C! C! Is a singing experience where the crowd is the star! Part comedy and all interactive, this show is all about YOU! Creators, Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman instantly connect with audiences to create a group feeling like no other. The best part? No auditions! Any level of singer is welcome. Just show up and they’ll have you harmonizing in no time. It’s a night that sparks into so much more than the sum of its parts. You will leave on a high, wondering why you never did this before, and when you can do it again! For more information

$35

Flock Theater: JANE EYRE at The Shaw Mansion in New London

The Shaw Mansion 11 Blinman Street, New London

May 17-19, 24-26 Adapted by Julie Butters from the novel by Charlotte Brontë Directed by Victor Chiburis Originally set to be performed in New London’s historic Shaw Mansion in 2020, the production was waylaid due to the global pandemic and adapted into a Zoom film. Now in 2024, the show finally gets its live debut at the Shaw Mansion. This will be the first Shaw performance for Flock since 2019’s Pride & Prejudice. May 17-19, 24-26 Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm Sundays at 2pm For more information  

$40

Dixie Dregs Anachronicity Tour 2024 at Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

The Dixie Dregs are a permanent fixture in American instrumental rock music. Founded by Steve Morse (guitar) and Andy West (bass) while in high school, the band grew with the addition of members Steve Davidowski (keyboard), Allen Sloan (violin), and Rod Morganstein (drums). Over their decades-long career, the rock mainstays have recorded seven studio and four live albums. The Dregs seamlessly fuse rock, progressive, and jazz elements to create a unique style that stands the test of time. For more information

$90

Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes at The Bushnell Theater

Bushnell Theater 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford

In her new concert, Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes, the three-time Tony Award winner performs an array of songs which do just that—songs that are touchstones and reflections on her life growing up in America—from a young girl during the burgeoning rock and roll scene of the fifties, to coming of age in the politically and socially turbulent sixties, to eventually achieving success with both career and family.   For more information

$34 – $167

Young Playwrights Festival: O’Neil Theater

O'Neil Theater 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford

Each year, a cohort of young playwrights is invited to spend a weekend at the O'Neill with a dedicated creative team to help them develop their short plays. Students receive a rigorous exploration of their work guided by professional artists as well as a script-in-hand public reading of their new play. Reserve free or pay-what-you-can tickets HERE. For more information

Sasha Velour’s Big Reveal Live Show! at The Bushnell Theater

Bushnell Theater 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford

Audiences will laugh, cry, and witness an artist at the “top of her game” (Paper). A new guest will also join Sasha in each city. The Big Reveal Live Show! toured the US and Canada earlier this year to enthusiastic sold-out crowds and hits Europe and the UK this Fall. Of the upcoming US dates of the tour, Velour says, “I can’t wait to reach new audiences in US with this show. This show has so much new drag that I’m proud of and I can’t wait to share this show around the country!” The Big Reveal Live Show! follows the publication of The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag, Sasha's first book which was called “a rousing tribute to a revolutionary art form and its practitioners (Publishers Weekly). Throughout the show, Sasha embodies core themes from the book ultimately revealing drag to be not only powerfully entertaining but also as a way to transform the world for the better.   For more information

$49 – $167

Ada Twist, Scientist & Friends: Children’s Musical at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can lead her to solve any problem. A fun musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). Recommended Grade Levels: K – 4th Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies Themes: Resilience, Creative Problem Solving, Teamwork, Friendship, School, Collaboration, Science, Engineering, Architecture For more information

$12

New Haven Ballet: Beauty and the Beast at The Schubert

Shubert Theater 247 College Street, New Haven

Beauty and the Beast, with music by various composers, choreography by Lisa Kim Sanborn, and performed by New Haven Ballet School students. We invite you to experience this fully restaged popular romantic story featuring all your favorite characters, including Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Gaston, and the Beast. This fantastic ballet features professional, larger-than-life sets and beautiful costumes. It reminds us that true beauty is defined by the kindness we carry inside our hearts and not what the world may see as a beautiful exterior. Premiered at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on May 19, 2018. Paquita, Grand Pas Classique, with music composed by Ludwig Minkus, choreography after Marius Petipa, and performed by the New Haven Ballet Company, composed of advanced-level students.   For more information

$30 – $70

Theater: AMM(I)GONE at Long Wharf

Yale Theater and Performance Studies Blackbox 53 Wall St, New Haven

MAY 28 – JUN 23, 2024 Creator and performer Adil Mansoor brings us on his deeply personal journey to translate and adapt the play Antigone with his Ammi (his mother). Despite the deep love between them, their relationship is strained – Ammi struggles to accept Adil’s queerness and turns towards her faith in an attempt to save her son in the afterlife. Adil turns to an ancient Greek theatrical text to break the silence between them. Amm(i)gone asks: How do you choose between love and faith? What is lost (or gained) in translation, and what transcends language itself? Through Greek tragedy, teachings from the Quran, and audio conversations in Urdu and English, Mansoor creates a theatrical blend of lecture and personal story about locating love across faith. For more information

Free – $49

STOMP at The Schubert

Shubert Theater 247 College Street, New Haven

May 31 - June 1, 2024 STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.   For more information

$58 – $105

Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical: Children’s Musical at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

Cat Kid and Molly Pollywog have started an epic club to teach 21 rambunctious baby frogs how to make their own comics! Their fishy father Flippy is overjoyed that his kids will learn to unleash their creativity, but when the frogs’ constant bickering and outrageous imaginations send their comics comically off the rails, Flippy flips out! Will the club survive? Will the frogs ever get along? And will creativity finally save the day? All will be answered in this madcap musical based on Dav Pilkey’s irreverently hilarious book series. This hilarious musical adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man spin-off series, Cat Kid Comic Club, is written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander – the team that brought you DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL! Recommended Grade Levels: 1st – 5th Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Social Emotional Learning Themes: Perseverance, Confidence, Creativity, Friendship, Imagination For more information

$12