Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Classic Gurney and Rock Legends

TAW Offers Staged Reading of "The Dining Room"

                          Melody James (Westport), Richard Leonard (Cos Cob), [seated]
                   Jo Anne Parady (Norwalk), Katie Sparer (Stratford) and Mark Basile (Weston)

Theatre Artists Workshop continues its Classic Night Readings with two performances of A. R. Gurney"s "The Dining Room" on Friday, June 15 , and Saturday, June 16.

"The Dining Room" is a comedy of manners set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households (each with the same dining room set built in the early 1900s) overlap and intertwine as they comment on WASP culture, the price paid for emotional attachment to objects, and a sense of what has been gained and lost as our culture has changed.

           Melody James (Westport), Katie Sparer (Stratford) and Mark Basile (Weston)

Performances will be at the Workshop, 5 Gregory Blvd., in Norwalk No charge for admission; donations accepted. For more information go to

DCT Hosts "Jay and the Americans"

                                            Jay and the Americans

Downtown Cabaret Theatre will host Jay and the Americans for two performances on Saturday, June 2, at 5 and 8 p.m.

On the top of the charts from 1962 through 1971, Jay and the Americans was started by Sandy Yaguda in his basement 40 years ago and soon became a major force in the music industry. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

Three of the group's original members -- Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirschenbaum and Marty Kupersmith -- along with Jay Reincke, will sing many of the groups hits, including "She Cried," "Come a Little Bit Closer" and "This Magic Moment"

For tickets or more information call 203-576-1636 or go to

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