FC Buzz Weekend includes Glow Wild Lantern Festival and Guys and Dolls in Bridgeport

FC Buzz Weekend September 15 - September 17

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Glow Wild Lantern Festival

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport 

Fri - Sun, Sept 15-17, 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Journey through a wonderland of illumination! Culminating a year of festivities celebrating the Zoo’s 100th birthday, this festival will showcase more than 50 large-scale illuminated displays, featuring hundreds of beautiful individual and interactive lanterns, spanning the width and breadth of the Zoo’s 30 acres. On view Thursdays - Sundays through December 2nd.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Milford Arts Council's Eastbound Theatre, Milford

Fri, Sept 15 and Sat, Sept 16, 7:30 pm, Sun, Sept 17, 2:00 pm

It’s murders, mystery, and mayhem at the MAC in Milford! Fun and antics ensue this weekend as Eastbound Theatre opens its fall production of a hilarious farce by John Bishop. The show includes hidden doorways, bumbling inspectors and a maid who is apparently four different people. When you see it, you’ll get it. Come early and enjoy the MAC Speakeasy for wine, beer, cocktails and snacks. Weekends through Sep 30th. 

Jersey Boys

Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk

Fri Sept 15, 8:00 pm, Sat Sept 16, 8:00 and 2:00 pm, Sun Sept 17, 2:00 pm

The Tony Award winning musical opens its 37th MainStage Season. It’s the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons that ran on Broadway from 2005 to 2014 with hit songs including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Weekends through October 1st

Guys and Dolls

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport

Fri, Sept 15, 7:30 pm and Sat, Sept 16, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this show features gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, Nathan’s girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. From the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, this show eventually takes everyone right where they belong. Running Fridays and Saturdays through Oct 14th.

Cris Jacobs

StageOne at FTC, Fairfield

Fri, Sept 15, 7:45 - 10:00 pm

From Baltimore comes Cris Jacobs — an unexpectedly gritty soul-blues singer and guitarist with outlaw country ethos. Blending a variety of musical traditions, Jacobs creates a distinctive voice and sound of his own punctuated by emotive songwriting and explosive guitar playing. Equally at home playing heartfelt Americana ballads or funky blues rockers, Jacobs is known for his mesmerizing live shows, where his improvisational guitar playing, powerhouse band, and deep reservoir of songs make each night a unique experience.

Vic Dibitetto

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Fri, Sept 15, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Back after three sold out shows, this comedian has been described as a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Cramden. DiBitetto is a social media sensation, best known for his viral videos which have been viewed more than 750 million times worldwide. Get your tickets early for this one!

Whose Barn Is It Anyway?

Ridgefield Theatre Barn, Ridgefield

Fri, Sept 15 and Sat, Sept 16 8:00 - 10:00 pm

The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to be bringing back this awesome improv show! Hosted by Matt Austin, this spontaneous evening of skits and games, based on suggestions from the audience, has no script & no plot resulting in a combo of stand-up comedy & game show—with hilarious results. In the unpredictable world of improvisational comedy, anything can happen…& usually does. 

The High Kings

Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Sat, Sept 16, 8:00 pm

Staging an Irish ballad group formed by David Kavanagh, The Wall Street Theatre open its doors this weekend for a fun-filled night. The band’s members are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and Paul O’ Brien. 

INTEMPO Performs ‘Sounds from Latino America’

Darien Arts Center, Darien

Sun, Sept 17, 3:00 pm

This inaugural concert celebrating the music of Latin America features a variety of musical traditions and high-level artistry, including INTEMPO teaching artists and advanced students. Lead INTEMPO teaching artist Geo Suquillo and bass instructor Deiker Torrealba perform in the concert as well as students who were finalists in the 2018 Darien’s Got Talent produced by the Darien Arts Center. The concert is free, and all are welcome, but reservations are encouraged at darienarts.org.

“Sunday Soundscapes,”

The Friends of the Weston Library, Weston

Sun, Sept 17, 4:00 pm

Calling all opera and Broadway lovers! The new Weston Library concert series, “Sunday Soundscapes,” brings you “A Night at the Opera.” Popular opera, operetta and Broadway excerpts served up by the fabulously talented singers of Vermont Opera. 

Clannad – In A Lifetime, The Farewell Tour

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Sun, Sept 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Don’t miss your last opportunity to hear this iconic group on their Farewell Tour. Part of the HamletHub World Music Series. Here’s your chance to see the Grammy Award-winning Irish family band who debuted with traditional instruments and Gaelic vocals, then enjoyed global success by bridging folk, rock, and new age. 

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