Spotlight, starting January 29

‘Hello Follies’ at Downtown Cabaret

Young stars from past Fairfield Follies shows will convene at Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to showcase their professional talents in a dazzling review of Broadway musical gems by composer and lyricist Jerry Herman. A Broadway trailblazer and Kennedy Center honoree, Mr. Herman was responsible for such beloved musical classics as Hello Dolly, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles and Mark and Mabel.

“I am thrilled to be the executive director and producer of the Follies program, which has helped so many talented young people in our Easton community meet and work with students from other areas while honing their theater skills, said Marje Tracy of Easton and RE/MAX Right Choice. “We hope Broadway lovers will come out for this wonderful concert which will help other teens benefit from this most worthwhile program.”

The Hello Follies! benefit will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. Tickets, priced at $40, can be reserved by calling the box office at 203-576-1636. Tickets will be held at the box office for pick-up prior to the performance.Boxed dinners (choice of grilled chicken, sliced sirloin of beef, or vegetarian) can be ordered for $15 if order is included with ticket purchase. Audience members can also bring their own food.

Children’s Choir to sing at concert hall

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir will kick off 2013 with a Broadway Concert and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk Concert Hall. Soloists from Easton are: Katherine Waugh, Charlotte Leibell and Mark Lichtman.

Tickets are $15 and $20, and will be sold at the Norwalk Concert Hall box office the day of the performance. For information, call 203-414-4292 or visit SingFCCC.org.

Black History Month celebration

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and a tribute to Black History Month, the Historical Society of Easton will host a lecture about the rocky path to emancipation.

The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Easton Public Library Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. David Koch, assistant professor at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, is the guest lecturer.

‘A Knighttime Musical’ at Keller

Students in the seventh and eighth grades at Helen Keller Middle School are preparing for three winter performances (two evening and one Saturday matinee) of A Knighttime Musical, a show that promises to be a music-filled time for the whole family. An original musical written by Diana Canova and Kathy Weiss, the plot of A Knighttime Musical is based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

The students, directed by Ms. Canova, have been rehearsing since early December. The play will be held in the Samuel Staples Elementary School Cafetorium on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All tickets are general admission and cost $15 each. Seating is limited. For tickets, please contact Angie DiStefano at angadis@aol.com.

If you would like to support the HKMS drama program by purchasing an advertisement in the play program book, contact Suzy Tamallanca at ptamallanca@gmailcom.

For questions about the show, contact the show’s producers, HKMS teachers, Robin Hurta at rhurta@eastonps.org or Eric Dolecki at edolecki@eastonps.org.

Little League event

Brennan’s Shebeen at Smith Richardson Golf Course in Easton is the site for the upcoming fund-raiser for the Easton Little League.Help the Little League raise money for field improvements on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 per person /$100 per couple and may be purchased online at EastonLittleLeague.com (click on registration). Included will be an open bar, appetizers, auction items, raffles prizes, the famous wall of wine, and the company of friends.

Pasta dinner

Girl Scout Troop 31487 presents “A Taste of Italy” Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Easton Community Center, 364 Sport Hill Road, Easton.

Ticket costs are: Adults $10, children 10 years and under $8 and senior citizens $8.

The menu includes: Homemade baked ziti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverages and dessert! Take-out meals are available. For ticket information contact: Donna Granfors at 203-445-9132 or rdgranfors@yahoo.com.

Black History Month celebration

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and a tribute to Black History Month, the Historical Society of Easton will host a lecture about the rocky path to emancipation.

The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Easton Public Library Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. David Koch, assistant professor at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, is the guest lecturer.

Twelve Dancing Princesses.

The students, directed by Ms. Canova, have been rehearsing since early December. The play will be held in the Samuel Staples Elementary School Cafetorium on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All tickets are general admission and cost $15 each. Seating is limited. For tickets, please contact Angie DiStefano at angadis@aol.com.

If you would like to support the HKMS drama program by purchasing an advertisement in the play program book, contact Suzy Tamallanca at ptamallanca@gmailcom.

For questions about the show, contact the show’s producers, HKMS teachers, Robin Hurta at rhurta@eastonps.org or Eric Dolecki at edolecki@eastonps.org.

Purim Carnival

Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull will hold a Purim Carnival on Sunday, Feb. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. This will be a family fun day including The Game Truck with new and returning favorite skill games, prizes, crafts and face painting by JeriAnn Geller. Arrive in costume and get free game tickets. Refreshments and lunch available. Advance game ticket sales are available at a reduced cost by contacting the office at 203-268-6940 or email: bnaitorahct@sbcglobal.net

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