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* Into The Woods

   with Musicals at Richter 

Into the Woods at Musicals at Richter through July 1Now through July 1 Musicals at Richter (MAR), nestled in the foothills of Danbury, go Into the Woods, the musical Directed and Choreographed by Bradford Blake and Musical Direction by Dan Koch

With a clever book by James Lapine and a soaringly beautiful score by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods takes favorite storybook characters and brings them together to create a new “fractured” fairy tale adventure that is humorous, sophisticated, heartwarming and poignant.   

Into the Woods features a cast of talented local performers, including many
newcomers and MAR veterans.  Tracey Marble (Trumbull) portrays the
meddlesome and vindictive Witch; Nathan Mandracchia (Sherman) and Carey
Van Hollen
(Southbury) are the determined Baker and Baker’s Wife.  Betsy
Simpson
(Wilton) takes on the role of ever-hopeful Cinderella; Tori Vacca (New
Windsor, NY
) is the feisty Little Red Riding Hood.  The beanstalk-climbing Jack is
portrayed by Tyler Carey (Ridgefield).  Patrick Spaulding (New Fairfield) is
featured as Narrator and the Mysterious Man. 

Bringing the story to life in multiple roles is a team of narrators,
including Will Armstrong (Greenwich), Cathy Cavender (Norwalk), Brian Hinger
(New Milford), Juliana Koziol (Sandy Hook), Rob Mayette (Danbury),
Rachel Salvador (Bethel) and Daisy Stott (Brookfield). 

There is more to the cast and more to the Summer Season. Performances are weekends all summer, on the lawn of the Richter Art Center 100 Aunt Hack Road Danbury with curtain at dusk. Park open for picnics. Find all of the details when you Sync to the Link: [http://www.musicalsatrichter.org/index.php]. 

The rest of the Season includes West Side StoryJuly 7-22 and SeussicalJuly 28-August 12. And there is Fairy Tale Theater and Summer Spotlight workshops as well. 


* Still Steppin' DisH LIV(ING)
Walking Tours

NEW SITES, SIGHTS, TREATS & EATS

Just off the beaten path, Library Place Danbury, CTPromising hidden treasures, historic notes, tasty treats, and friendly chat, DisH Liv(ing) Walking Tours will continue with new discoveries on Saturday June 24th, 11:00am to 1:00pm, throughout CityCenter's Main Street business district. Hosted by downtown Danbury resident, Ted Killmer, the Walk will include visual art exhibitions, yummy tastings, an 1852 architectural gem, a hidden wall mural, and plenty of friendly conversation.  

DisH Liv(ing) Walking Tours are supported, in part, by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, the Walks also receive support by the Danbury Cultural Commission, CityCenter Danbury and the more-than-generous participation of eateries, shops, businesses, and individuals who line the day's Walk. Eight Walks, in all, are planned through October. 

" "It's the DisH," says Ted. "Everywhere one looks, Downtown is Happening, and on any given day, you see and experience new growth, new people, and positive new energy."  He suggests that you wear comfortable shoes, bring your camera, and a few friends. The Walk will be conducted rain or shine, so come dressed appropriately. 

The Walk is FREE, though tips are welcomed. As much as possible, stops are wheelchair accessible, family friendly, and do not require difficult climbs. Reservations are encouraged. RSVP to dishliving@gmail.com with your name, the number in your party, and a phone contact. A confirmation will let you know where to meet and the itinerary. For future dates and detailed information, write to dishliving@gmail.com or call (475) 289 3113. (Walk programs are subject to change.)

Sync to the Link [http://artswesternct.org/component/k2/item/13475-dish-liv-ing-walking-tours-continue-june-24th-downtown-danbury
 

Music Centre Benefit

 

Evening Chamber 

 

An Evening of Chamber Music on June 24 between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. This is a benefit performance for the programs of the Danbury Music Centre. The music will be heard in the Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre. Performing will be the Danbury Trombone Outfit, Fairfield County Flute Choir, Westfield Winds and more!  
Donations accepted at the door

Sync to the Link [http://danburymusiccentre.org/events/
 
 

*Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission 
 
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A Glimpse of what's happening this week from the Danbury Cultural Commission

 
Thu. June 22, 2017 
8:30pm - 10:30pm * Into the Woods - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a childCinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey into the forest to reverse the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions  and other unexpected challenges force the characters to re-examine their priorities and deepest desires.

 
 Fri. June 23, 2017 

8:30pm - 10:30pm * Into the Woods - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a childCinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey into the forest to reverse the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions  and other unexpected challenges force the characters to re-examine their priorities and deepest desires.
 
 
Sat. June 24, 2017 

11:00am - 1:00pm DisH Liv(ing) Walking Tours  
Where: Main Street, Main St, Danbury, CT
Description: Promising hidden treasures, historic notes, tasty treats, and friendly chat, DisH Liv(ing) Walking Tours will continue with new discoveries throughout CityCenter's Main Street business district. Hosted by downtown Danbury resident, Ted Killmer, the Walk will include visual art exhibitions, yummy tastings, an 1852 architectural gem, a hidden wall mural, and plenty of friendly conversation

7:00pm - 9:30 pm An Evening of Chamber Music - Danbury Music Centre
Where: Marian Anderson Recital Hall 256 Main St, Danbury, CT, 06810
Description: A benefit for the programs of the Danbury Music Centre. Performing will be the Danbury Trombone Outfit, Fairfield County Flute Choir, Westfield Winds and more! 
Donations accepted at the door. 

8:00pm - 9:30pm Not Fade Away - The Palace Danbury
Where: The Palace Theatre, 165 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810
Description: Not Fade Away celebrates the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more!

Backed by a full-tilt, high-energy, good-time rockin’ live band, this one of a kind show will have all you boppers and rockers dancin’ in the aisles. Hey Danbury… It’s time to party like it’s 1959!

8:30pm - 10:30pm * Into the Woods - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a childCinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey into the forest to reverse the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions  and other unexpected challenges force the characters to re-examine their priorities and deepest desires.

SUNSET
Fireworks
 
Danbury town park Candlewood Lake 

 
Sun. June 25, 2017

7:00pm - 10:00pm Brian Setzer's  Rockabilly Riot - Charles Ives Authority for the Performing Arts 
Where: Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Gates open at 5PM
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles.

8:30pm - 10:30pm * Into the Woods - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a childCinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey into the forest to reverse the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions  and other unexpected challenges force the characters to re-examine their priorities and deepest desires.

 
Fri. June 30, 2017 

8:30pm - 10:30pm * Into the Woods - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a childCinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey into the forest to reverse the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions  and other unexpected challenges force the characters to re-examine their priorities and deepest desires.

 
Sat. July 1, 2017 

Cinderella - Musicals at Richter - Fairy Tale Theater
Where: WORKSPACE EDUCATION 16 Trowbridge Drive Bethel, CT 06801


CLOSING NIGHT 
8:30pm - 10:30pm * Into the Woods - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a childCinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey into the forest to reverse the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions  and other unexpected challenges force the characters to re-examine their priorities and deepest desires.

 

*Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission 
 

Catch U$ If You Can

Current and Upcoming Grant Opportunities


Greater Danbury artists and organizations, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has announced the Arts Grants available for 2017. Sync to the link [http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=3933&q=462726&cctNav=|#funding] for details and a full explanation of eligibility. 
Below is a partial list of Grants available and filing deadlines
  • Education Grants (FY18) Deadline:  Rolling for Access grants
  • Connecticut Arts Endowment (FY18) Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Find these, and more, (such as Union Savings Bank Foundation or the Target Field Trip) grant opportunities on our calendar. Sync to the link [http://danburyarts.com/new-page/

Scan this QR code for the up to the minute Calendar from the Danbury Cultural Commission Website. 

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WALKING TOURS CONTINUE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH IN DOWNTOWN DANBURY WITH NEW SITES, SIGHTS, TREATS & EATS
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The longest running outdoor theater in Connecticut. 
Every weekend All summer "We've got the Stars" 
OPENING THIS WEEK 
  
The Danbury Museum The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call 
 
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There is always something happening throughout the city:
Danbury Museum & Historical Society
www.danburymuseum.org/

Danbury Railway Museum
www.danbury.org/drm/

Military Museum of So. New England 
www.usmilitarymuseum.org/

Danbury Public Library 
www.danburylibrary.org/

At Western Connecticut State University: 
University Events
www.wcsu.edu/
 
In the Neighboring 12 Towns: 

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut 
www.ArtsWestern.org/

Long Term Exhibits

 

 

Accessible Art

Opening June 26 


YMCA's ESCAPE to the Arts 293 Main Street
Victoria Harriott  Victoria says, "My work is the place where my love for music and passion for painting meet." 

Filosa/Hancock Hall  31 Staples Street
Toni Miraldi - Toni Miraldi writes, "As a mural artist, my mission is to transform plain walls into stimulating walls. 

Mothership Bakery & Cafe 331 Main Street 
Barbara Courtian - "The nature of watercolor, my chosen medium, demands a certain spontaneity", says Barbara. 

Danbury City Hall 155 Deer Hill Avenue
Debra Burger - Throughout the years, Debra has been capturing images from her other creative passion - her garden. 

CityCenter Danbury 268 Main Street
Chris Kiely - A photographer, Chris is dedicated to exploring and documenting the beauty in vacant buildings.

Hodge Insurance Agency 283 Main Street
Charlene Schosser "I have always been attracted to color", Charlene notes. 

Danbury Public Library 170 Main Street
Justin Farigiano  - Justin believes the human brain is the most complex thing in the universe.   

 

Until July 22 


ART & FRAME OF DANBURY 60 Newtown Rd
"Spring Into Summer" A juried group exhibition highlighting our local art community and seasonal beauty.  

 

Until August 4

@287 Gallery & Meeting Place 287 Main Street
ENDWORKS - Out of Darkness 
Works by multiple artists


 

Until Sept 29

 

Gallery at Still River Editions 128 E Liberty St,
Connecticut: Morning, Noon & Night Photographs by Allegra Anderson, Stacy Bass, Mike Cohen,  Adam Coppola, Ron DiLaurenzio, Ronald Glassman, Nancy Hill, Barry Hyman, Robert Lisak, Christopher Rakoczy, Mark Savoia, Edwina Stevenson, Catherine Vanaria, Carl Vernlund, Peter Wnek, and Gale Zucker.
Each photographer is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers
Opening reception Part of CT Open House Day, free and open to the public Saturday June 10, 12 - 5 PM.   
 


Yearlong 

The IN VIEW project is a collaboration between property owners in downtown Danbury Connecticut and area emerging artist who seek a venue to exhibit work.
IN VIEW Facebook 
 
 
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Oct - Dec 2013

Danbury, Conn.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

October 12, 13, and 14 is the time to be at the PAL building 35 Hayestown Road, across from the Town Park for the Annual Friends of the Danbury Book sale. This year there are over 80,000 items in 60 categories to browse. From Antiques to DVD's stop by and shop at this excellent event. Beginning at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday those early birds pay $10 admission for first crack at the treasures. And at 10:00 A.M. and for the rest of the weekend admission is free to all. On Sunday books drop to 1/2 price and by Columbus Day books will be $5.00 by the bag full. 

As an added bonus this year on Saturday between 1 and 3, there is a book singing with Bill Devlin and Herb Janick authors of Danbury's Third Century. And for the first time Credit cards are accepted for purchases. Stop over and support the Danbury Public Library through your purchases. Who knows what values you'll find.    

what is to come?

The Danbury Music Centre returns this season with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. In conjunction with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and 200 dancers from the greater Danbury area in this fully staged, costumed production. Arthur Fredrick is Artistic Director and Choreographer and Ariel Rudiakov is musical director and conducts the Danbury Symphony Orchestra. Tickets go on sale November 21st and traditionally sell out fast but you may select seats early by mail.  Check the Music Centre website for details. http://www.danbury.org/MusicCtr/calendar.htm

First Night Danbury 2012-2013, enjoying its 23rd year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, salutes “Danbury Fare.” The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s historic and iconic “Fair” along with recognition of our City’s “Fare,” continuing to develop and service within our CityCenter downtown hub. First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Danbury downtown venues, all within easy walking distance. http://www.firstnightdanbury.org/ 

Among the many events at the Palace Danbury is "The Great Danbury Fair Revue" October 12th at 7:30. Be prepared for music, memories, and more when Billy Michael and his Cavalcade of Stars take a nostalgic look at the most beloved fair in America. Although you may shed a tear or two, they guarantee you'll leave smiling. Find information about everything going on at the Palace connect to their website. http://www.thepalacedanbury.com/ 

loosing a gallery space

The Mercurial Gallery at 11 Library Place, in the heart of Downtown Danbury, will be closing its doors following this latest show Undone. For over four years Amanda Bloom has brought wonderful and interesting exhibits to the space off Main Street but the time has come to move on to new adventures. But keep your eyes open for an occasional 'Pop-up' show. Thank you, Amanda, for all your efforts showcasing the arts in the City and beyond. We look forward to your next projects.

a message to our supporters

For over 45 years the Danbury Cultural Commission has supported and promoted arts and culture in Danbury. We are a part of the city which nurtures creative and aesthetic projects which support economic stability and a full quality of life. Danbury is one of the “Best Cities in America” in part because the Cultural Commission finds new talent and supports existing outlets.

gallery spaces full of visual art

The Trailer Box is again presenting works at their location at the Arts Project Space at Jim Felice Studios 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15 Danbury, Connecticut 06810. The current show at the Trailer Box Gallery, “Sculpture 2013” Dave Gesualdi & Bob Keating, will be open, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 5pm Thru Nov. 2.  Find additional details on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TrailerBoxGallery

craft fair season throughout New England and Danbury has its share of events

An Art Trunk at the Sheraton, 745 Baywood Dr. Danbury, the Fall Craft Fair at St. Gregory the Great, a Holiday Spectacular Arts & Crafts Showcase at the Ethan Allen Hotel/Conference Ctr, 21 Lake Ave. Danbury and the Connecticut Handcrafted Holiday Expo at O'Neil Center Western CT State Univ., University Blvd. are only a few of the events. In addition there is The Holidays juried Craft Show November 23rd at the PAL Center with some of the finest Crafters and Artists in the area showing handmade merchandise. Check the Commission web site, DanburyArts.com, for updates and details.

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CityCenter hosted the Taste of Danbury with vendors arrayed throughout the Downtown green Musical events added to the excitement and festive atmosphere.

 

At the Richter Association for the Arts in September, the Berkshire Big Band played outdoors and the audience called it "Fantastic". On the 22nd A musical lecture by Charles Berger, “From Classical to Popsical” discussing the use of classical melodies in popular music. And the juried art show set up and exhibited to round out the month.



Want to know more? Browse to Danbury Cultural Commission event calendar and set a bookmark. The calendar is updated often. You can also subscribe to this Newsletter. We publish periodically, we won’t share your address and you can drop off of the list at any time. Send your request to be on the mailing list to Danbury Cultural Commission newsletter request.

In This Issue

Music at the Heirloom
This month more than 8 bands will be performing at the 155 Main Street Danbury concert hall and art gallery. Even more is planned for the rest of the year. Check their website for performance details.

http://heirloomarts.org/

 


 

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The Commission supports 40 Arts producers throughout
the City.


 

Danbury has 4 museums, 10 art galleries, 9 performance spaces, 5 music groups and 10 cultural organizations a University and  a dozen arts schools.


 

Artists, looking for assistance from the Danbury Cultural Commission? Our Grant application is available on-line to fill out and print in your office. Send the completed forms us. E-Mail with questions. Or call. We meet the fourth Monday most months.

 


Danbury Museum and Historical Society hosts the 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar! Nov. 30th to Dec. 21st .Visit the web site for more info! http://www.danburymuseum.org
/danburymuseum/Bazaar.html

 


 

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