Stories By Susan Shultz

  • How to Choose a Senior Home Care Agency in CT Find the right senior care agency for your loved one.
  • How to Choose Assisted Living in CT Difficult as it may seem, there can be joy in choosing the right new home for your loved one.
  • ‘Espejos: Clean’ explores a visual and personal journey at Hartford Stage This winter, Hartford Stage offers a unique production that examines cultural differences in two different languages that communicates a universal message.  In “Espejos: Clean,” the audience will meet two women who are more alike than they...
  • ‘Water by the Spoonful’: Capital Classics Theatre Company in West Hartford is offering a community discussion on advancing through adversity in conjunction with its upcoming run of “Water by the Spoonful.” “Water by the Spoonful” was originally commissioned as part of...
  • A tale of two Claras: Connecticut Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ spotlights a childhood friendship Isabela Pinto and Gabrielle Hughes share more than a friendship; they also share the role of Clara in Connecticut Ballet’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” Both have been dancing since they were 3, and both of their moms also danced. ...
  • ‘A hootenanny:' Join the Indigo Girls on Dec. 3 for a joyful, spiritual night of music In the third grade, Indigo Girls founding member Emily Saliers saw an ad for guitar lessons at the YMCA. She had grown up in a musical household, had sung in the church choir with her family, and both her parents played the piano — but those...
  • ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: An old favorite gets a new spin this holiday season Revisit an old favorite in a new (but old) approach as the Hartford Stage presents a radio adaption of “It’s a Wonderful Life” this holiday season.  In this stage adaptation directed by Zoë Golub-Sass, Connecticut playwright Joe Landry has...
  • Racing legends, experts reflect on Formula One at The Ridgefield Playhouse Formula One Racing continues to attract fans from all over the world. Now that its ownership is based in the U.S., the popularity stateside is also on the rise.  Leigh Diffey is NBC Sports’ lead play-by-play commentator for INDYCAR, IMSA...
  • A Whole New World:
‘Aladdin’ makes three wishes at The Bushnell For actor Marcus M. Martin, the part of the Genie in the Broadway production of “Aladdin” was something he had thought about since he was a teenager. And when he was cast to play the role, much like the song, it was clear “it was meant to be.”...
  • Whodunnit?! Find out as Hartford Stage presents ‘The Mousetrap’ In a world of social media where spoilers for anticipated twists and turns in entertainment barely outlast release day, one mystery has managed to keep “whodunnit” under wraps for nearly a century.  “The Mousetrap” is a sophisticated puzzler...
  • On the Fringe: Hartford Fringe Festival celebrates the region’s talent The Hartford Fringe Festival returns for its third year this month, and founder Jeffrey Kagan-McCann is looking forward to its return to normalcy after the past few years.  The festival will take place at the Carriage House Theatre (360...
  • At Waveny, comprehensive, compassionate care is a way of life  Senior living communities appear to be a high growth industry in Connecticut – whether they be independent, assisted or memory care living.  But for Waveny Lifecare Network, the approach is quite different, and many feel a more thoughtful way...
  • ‘Mean Girls’ takes the show on the road It may have not made “fetch” happen, but the battle royale between popular girl Regina George and newbie Cady Heron continues to entertain audiences on stage. The traveling tour of “Mean Girls” the musical comes to The Bushnell in Hartford from...
  • Legendary Shubert Theatre in New Haven announces 2022-23 season  Though it’s his second official year as Shubert Theatre’s executive director, Anthony McDonald, who started during the pandemic, considers this year his inaugural season.  “I am proud of the progress we’ve made in re-engaging our patrons this...
  • Half a century of live performances in Kweskin Theatre The theater business is a tough one, especially post pandemic. Not many can say they have survived and continue to thrive after 50 years.  In 1972, a nomadic community theater group, a program of the the city’s Parks & Recreation...
  • Laugh so hard: Mom podcasters to bring their hilarious reality to Ridgefield   Sometimes a friendship is so seamless and meant to be it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where it began. Such is the case for Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of #IMOMSOHARD fame, the hilarious podcast that has spawned several live comedy shows, a...
  • Get your fill of love and laughter at ‘Italian Mom Loves You’ Not long ago, actor and comedian Daniel Franzese's mother Denise was on a beach in Florida, having relocated from her native Brooklyn, when she called to her daughter to bring her a towel. Overheard by some fellow beachgoers, one interrupted to...
  • Railroad Earth rolling into The Ridgefield Playhouse on Aug. 25 New Jersey-based Railroad Earth will bring their bluegrass-infused music to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m., with their loyal fanbase in tow. For more than 20 years, the band has kept their rock ‘n’ roll spirit alive,...
  • King Crimson’s Adrian Belew returns to Ridgefield Playhouse Following the pandemic, former King Crimson front man Adrian Belew decided the world needed some uplifting. So what better name for his latest album than “Elevator,” to literally lift people’s spirits?  The progressive rock icon will play for...
  • Big band, big sound: Hollywood AllStars to fill Fairfield with musical ‘star’ power in August Many of us may have dreamed about being in a successful rock ‘n’ roll band, but few of us have the resources that Trumbull native Steve Gaspár has. Gaspár is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and keyboardist and former recording artist....