‘Hamilton’ star to headline gala and more

The Connecticut Siting Council will hold two hearings on the proposed Tarpon Towers/AT&T cell tower at 92 Greens Farms Road in Westport. The hearing of witnesses will take place at 2 p.m. and a public comment hearing at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the 2 p.m. hearing is to receive evidence on the plaintiffs’ assertions that the public need for the facility outweighs the adverse environmental effects of the construction, operation and maintenance of the facility. this one. No public comments will be accepted at 2:00 p.m.

Anyone wishing to speak at the 6:30 p.m. hearing must pre-register with CSC by emailing
[email protected]
with your name, email address and mailing address or by calling before August 8. To comment by phone at the hearing, leave a voicemail at 860-827-2935 with your name, phone number and mailing address. Public statements are limited to three minutes. Participants can join on Zoom. Login information is available on the city’s website.

Public comments may also be submitted to the Board by email or regular mail.

Bobbles & Lace opens a new store

Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Bobbles & Lace, leasing their newest location in Hingham, Mass.

Bobbles & Lace is a women’s clothing store and boutique with nine locations.

SCRE previously negotiated the store’s first location in Connecticut, at 11 Church Lane on Bedford Square in Westport.

‘Hamilton’ actress to headline Westport Country Playhouse gala

Westport Country Playhouse has announced that Renée Elise Goldsberry, who starred in “Hamilton,” will headline “Back to the Playhouse!” Gala evening on September 17.

Goldsberry, who lives in Weston, is perhaps best known for her performance as Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton,” which won her a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award. She was also nominated for an Emmy for the Disney+ film adaptation. She is currently playing Tina Fey’s new series “GIRLS5EVA”

Goldsberry’s will play Broadway, pop and soul music, backed by a seven-piece band. There will be a pre-show cocktail, live auction and after party with a DJ and dancing, all while providing philanthropic support for the venue.

Robin de Jesús, who lives in Norwalk, will host the event. De Jesús is also a three-time Tony Award-nominated actor, who can be seen in the Netflix streaming service’s adaptation of the film “Tick, Tick….BOOM!”

Barbara K. Streicker, former chair of the theater’s board of directors, will receive the theater leadership award.

Supporter tickets are $350 per person and include access to the show and afterparty.

Patron tickets are $1,250 per person and include the pre-show cocktail, valet parking, priority show seating, recognition as a gala donor and access to the after party.

Benefactor tickets are $2,500 per person and include pre-show cocktail, priority parking, early show seating, recognition as a gala donor, access to the after party and the possibility of meeting the artists after the show.

Tickets are also available for those under 35 for $100 each and include the show and after party.

There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Visit https://westportplayhouse.org/gala2022 for more information and to purchase tickets, or call Catherine MacKay, Westport Playhouse Operations and Special Events Coordinator, at 203-571-1291. The performance hall is located at 25 Powers Court.

Jazz at the Post Office every Thursday

Renowned tenor saxophonist Greg Wall,‘The Jazz Rabbi‘ brings his conducting and booking skills to Joseph J. Clinton VFW Ext. 399 at 465 Riverside Avenue at 7 p.m. every Thursday with Jazz at the Post.

The series begins on August 11 with Brian Q. Torff, a renowned bassist and composer who is currently Director of the Music Program at Fairfield University. Torff is a star bass soloist, leading his own trio and musical director of the Django Reinhardt New York Festival, appearing at Lincoln Center and Birdland in New York.

The music starts at 7 p.m. and the $10 entrance fee goes directly to the musicians.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and feature a five-course dinner prepared by Chef Derek Furino of Latin canteen at Fairfield ($25 per person and seconds are “on the house.”) Shows are open to all ages, and a full bar is available for attendees 21 and older.

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