Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment


Almost showtime for drama club

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School drama club will christen the stage in the school’s new auditorium with stories of love and loss. The club’s production of “Almost, Maine” opens…


Theater to present ‘Twelfth Night’

NAUGATUCK — The Phoenix Stage Company will present three performances of Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night (Or What You Will)” this weekend. The production is in the style of the 1930’s…


Letter: Gun club is best kept secret

To the editor, Calling all Prospect residents. The club is looking for men and women that are interested in joining Prospect’s best kept secret. Did you know that Prospect has…

Naugatuck High School students Preston Bogan, left, as the Scarecrow, and Alex Hernandez, as Dorothy, rehearse their lines from Wizard of Oz Feb. 4 at the high school. The drama clubs from the high school and Western Elementary School have team up to present the Wizard of Oz Feb. 21 and Feb 22 at Naugatuck High. –LUKE MARSHALL

Dramatic collaboration

Naugatuck High, Western students to present the Wizard of Oz NAUGATUCK — High school students, elementary school students and a musical. Oh, my! The Naugatuck High School and Western Elementary…

A reception was held Dec. 6 at Ion Bank on Church Street in Naugatuck to open the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls’ 7th annual Festival of Trees. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Festival features festive trees

NAUGATUCK — The United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls’ 7th annual Festival of Trees opened for the season Friday night at Ion Bank on Church Street. A total of…

Hamlet, played by Preston Bogan, right, confronts Claudius, played by Troy Bond, as Ophelia, played by Katie Stango, lies dead on the ground during a rehearsal for  Naugatuck Teen Theater’s production of ‘Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark’ Tuesday night. The play opens Oct. 26 at St. Michael’s Church, 210 Church St., in Naugatuck. –LUKE MARSHALL

Teen theater puts undead twist on classic

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Teen Theater is hoping to scare up some laughs with a twist on a classic. The theater’s production of “Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in…

Tara Mirto of New Haven, left, and Naugatuck resident Ryan Whipple bought the Old Corner Cafe on North Main Street in Naugatuck last month. They are planning to reopen it in late October under the name The Corner Tavern. –LUKE MARSHALL

Old Corner Cafe gets new owners, name

NAUGATUCK — A new bar has found a home at the old corner. Naugatuck resident Ryan Whipple, 35, and Tara Mirto, 37, of New Haven, bought the equipment and the…

Phoenix Stage Company holding auditions

NAUGATUCK — The Phoenix Stage Company is holding auditions next week for its production of “Sweeney Todd.” Auditions will be held at the theater, 686 Rubber Ave., Sunday from 3…


Celebrating with a bang

The towns of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls will bookend the Fourth of July with celebrations. Naugatuck’s annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration will be held July 3 on Maple Street….

Saba Shahid, 21, of Naugatuck started the campaign Project Contagious, which goals include helping people smile and promoting dental hygiene. –CONTRIBUTED

Borough woman on a mission to spread smiles

NAUGATUCK — One borough resident hopes smiles are contagious. Saba Shahid, 21, has started a campaign called Project Contagious, which is aimed at helping people smile and promoting dental hygiene….