Theater & Shows in Hamden

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Performed by the Ireland-based Druid Theatre Company and directed by Tony Award–winning artistic director Garry Hynes, this production of The Cripple of Inishmaan has won nine major international awards and countless local fist-pumps for its laugh-infecting depiction of rural Ireland's reaction to Hollywood. Scribed by Academy Award–winning playwright Martin McDonagh, the story portrays a crippled Irishman as he tries to audition for a Hollywood movie being filmed near his hometown. The 2.5-hour comedic spectacle has been acclaimed by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Sun-Times as one of the best things to hit theater-going eyeballs since hands-free monocles.

222 York Street
New Haven,
CT
US

Girls Night: The Musical follows five friends as they celebrate their past, present, and future through a raunchy night of comedic karaoke. The iconic Shubert Theater's design and seating gifts patrons unobstructed views and ample acoustics as actresses belt out classics such as "I Will Survive," "It's Raining Men," and "We Are Family," evoking nostalgia for decades past better than a ghost eating apple pie. Because the play possesses content similar to an R-rated movie, theater-goers are encouraged to bring guests ages 18 or older or a handheld naughty-word filter. Entertainment Events brings amateur and professional acts to hundreds of cities across the world, and supports communities, schools, art groups, and civic organizations with fundraising efforts.

247 College Street
New Haven,
CT
US

Classic Albums Live reanimates the long-playing, pre-shuffle heyday of music in meticulous live recreations of the world’s most beloved rock albums. Casting aside stage gimmickry and impersonations but retaining the album's eerie resonances with Meet Me in St. Louis, a band of seasoned rock pros rebuilds every single note, intonation, and otherworldly vocal phrasing of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. Starting with “Speak to Me,” the performers surge onward through “The Great Gig in the Sky” before turning their instruments upside down to launch into “Money” and the rest of Side B.

247 College St.
New Haven,
Connecticut
US

The Yale Symphony Orchestra sets on stage Yale's finest undergraduate talent, rendering classic works and debuting new music. Its alumni have garnered worldwide renown, giving audiences the chance to experience soon-to-be hottest new virtuosos on the music scene. Music director Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada has studied with several noted conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, and collaborated with distinguished artists, such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie.

500 College Street
New Haven,
CT
US