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Interview with Stephen Schwartz on his New Musical

WORKING is the extraordinary musical from Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (WICKED) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book. This world-premiere version of WORKING features new music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (HAMILTON). This live show features multi-media and is at the state-of-the-art ACT in Ridgefield. Ridgefield Magazine editor, Geoffrey Morris, talked with Stephen Schwartz about [...]read moreInterview with Stephen Schwartz on his New Musical

Do you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

(Answers at bottom) MATH 1. Level: Easy The mean number of students per classroom, y, at Central High School can be estimated using the equation y = 0.8636x+27.227, where x represents the number of years since 2004 and x ≤10. Which of the following statements is the best interpretation of the number in the context [...]read moreDo you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Below is a list of all the schools in the area. It includes public, private, all girls, all boys and special needs designations on the listing. Apple Blossom School & Family Center Wilton, CT Nursery – K, 203-493-4003, appleblossomschool.org Apple Blossom offers formal parent/child programs based on the Waldorf method of education, which seeks to [...]read more2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Ten Minutes with Tim Washer–an SNL Writer

Tim Washer studied improv under Amy Poehler, comedy writing with the executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” and has appeared on “SNL,” Conan O’Brien, the Onion, and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” He’s emceed events featuring Pixar CEO John Lasseter, Emmy Award–winner Tony Hale, and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Desmond Tutu. Washer has performed at corporate events for IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, CDC, [...]read moreTen Minutes with Tim Washer–an SNL Writer

Ten Minutes With Willie Geist: A broadcast journalist

Willie Geist is host of NBC’s “Sunday Today With Willie Geist,” which covers everything from politics to pop culture, and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Son of a CBS Newsman and New YorkTimes reporter, Geist has sat down with Justin Timberlake, John Krasinski, Bette Midler, Chelsea Handler, and Bryan Cranston; plus George W. Bush, Airbnb CEO [...]read moreTen Minutes With Willie Geist: A broadcast journalist

I’ve heard that the Rat Pack used to stay in Ridgefield. Is this true?

Why, yes, it is true. In the late 1950s and into the ’60s, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and others, also known as the “Rat Pack,” would escape to a converted barn on New Road, just off Route 7.  The barn, originally owned by Jane Trahey, was set on [...]read moreI’ve heard that the Rat Pack used to stay in Ridgefield. Is this true?

Ten Minutes with Broadway Star Linda Eder

Linda Eder started on Broadway with Jekyll & Hyde and has since released 18 solo albums and her repertoire includes Broadway, pop, country, and jazz. Raised in Minnesota, Eder came east to New York and eventually settled onto a horse farm in North Salem, where she currently lives. Where is your favorite place to perform? Carnegie [...]read moreTen Minutes with Broadway Star Linda Eder

“Where the Wild Things Are” meets Mickey Mouse

Stacks of neatly labeled boxes fill the space of the Maurice Sendak archive, a recently completed addition to the late author’s Ridgefield home on Chestnut Hill Road. These manuscript sized boxes, each containing the original artwork from Sendak’s popular children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over [...]read more“Where the Wild Things Are” meets Mickey Mouse

Ten Minutes with a Film Animator

Sean Murphy works at Blue Sky, a leading animation studio that produces feature-length films such as Ferdinand, recently nominated for an Academy Award. He attended Emerson College for film production, before moving to LA to pursue his career. He returned to the East Coast with Blue Sky, settling in Ridgefield with his wife and two [...]read moreTen Minutes with a Film Animator

Take Two: The Acting Twins of Ridgefield

Parents of young children bond over shared concerns such as pacifiers and potty training. While friends Eleni Kalandranis and Jen Vaccorro talk about these topics, they also compare notes on call times and set locations. They are both moms to identical twins involved in film and television. You see, identical twins are often sought out [...]read moreTake Two: The Acting Twins of Ridgefield

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