Category: Features

#DateFail = #ComedySuccess

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Kate Quigley’s story of arrested development means laughter for comedy club audiences and podcast aficionados. Quigley comes to Comix at Mohegan Sun starting next Thursday for four performances. One of Quigley’s current projects is…

‘Corteo’ celebrates the best moments of a life

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The basic premise of Cirque du Soleil’s production “Corteo” sounds a bit bleak. The story follows a clown imagining his own funeral. But, according to Cirque performer Erin Cervantes, the show is not about the…

Britney makes it hot with Mohegan show

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Let me tell you a story about myself. I like the music of Britney Spears. There, I said it. Yes, I like metal music. I like old school punk rock. I like R&B. I like…

Southington Community Theatre schedules auditions

Southington Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its October 2018 production of Marcia Kash’s and Douglas E. Hughes’ “A Party to Murder” on Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. both days. Auditions will…

Real country with Reba

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You put a country star in a concert hall in the middle of a casino, you shouldn’t be surprised if there were a lot of rhinestones, glitter, and Las Vegas-style cheesiness on stage. And if…

10,000 Maniacs prepping for new album

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For fans of 10,000 Maniacs waiting for an album of new material, the wait shouldn’t be much longer. Mary Ramsey, the vocalist for 10,000 Maniacs, who are coming to the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Conn.…

Symphony brings the sound of the orchestra to the great outdoors

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is vacating the city for the summer to give the fans of orchestral music (newcomers) the opportunity to experience the sounds of the symphony under a canopy of stars. The symphony…

Comedian Tim Dillon’s profile on the rise this summer

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After you catch comedian Tim Dillon at Comix at Mohegan Sun next week, you don’t have to wait till the next time he takes the stage in Connecticut to catch his comedy. The comedian has…

The smiles are gonna get you at ‘On Your Feet!’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Jukebox musicals—stage shows that use pop “greatest hits” not intended for theater to drive the plot—typically have a built in audience. If you’re a fan of Billy Joel, you’ll like “Moving Out.” If you’re a…

Poison, Cheap Trick, Pop Evil show Hartford a good time

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The last time I saw Poison, it wasn’t a great moment in the band’s history. I saw them at Lake Compounce in Bristol in the late 1980s when the park hosted concerts. The glam metal…