While some try to reinvent themselves with a new job or workout regimen, others simply enjoy the opportunity to temporarily slip from their workaday life into the thrilling mystery of a new persona. At Connecticut Stage Supply, more than 15,000 disguises dwell on the shelves, awaiting the opportunity to help wearers hit the town as someone else. The shop carries costumes, wigs, masks, and makeup for occasions including Halloween, Christmas, and New Years' Eve. Their inventory includes outfits for men and children, along with flirty outfits for women and realistic uniforms that mimic the garb of professions including cops, doctors, and costume shop inspectors.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra's St. Patrick's Day Celebration regales ears with classic Celtic tunes commemorating the feast of Ireland's patron saint. Visiting from his usual perch at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerald Steichen leads an army of instruments as it elevates the shimmering tenor of veteran singer Robert White, who has been nourishing auditory synapses since his radio debut in 1948. White fills listeners with Irish pride until they burst with clover leaves by belting out such distinctly Hibernian tunes as "Danny Boy," a slow, anthemic composition that resonates in the hearts of Irish emigrants. Renowned Irish fiddler Jeanne Freeman also fuels high-octane jigs with skills gleaned from County Donegal native P.V. O'Donnell.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
When guests visit Nomads Adventure Quest, their heads start spinning as fast as the Whirling Dervish spinning-teacups ride?with so many attractions under one roof, it's difficult to know where to start. Read on for a breakdown of all the activities:
Athletic Endeavors: Visitors can burn a few calories as scaling the ancient-ruin rock wall.
High-Tech Attraction: Engage in battle in the shadowy 3,500-square-foot laser-tag arena, where glowing towers are the only source of light.
Classic Diversions: Kids can practice driving on the bumper cars, while their friends can practice being insurance claims adjusters to see who crashed into whom.
Best Attraction for the Little Ones: a multilevel playscape with a twisting yellow slide
Where to Refuel: Instead of eating arcade tokens to gain more power, guests can nosh on American classics such as pizza, burgers, and ribs at Red's Tavern.
Laser Planet's sprawling facility hosts a trio of attractions: laser tag, black-light mini golf, and an arcade. Competitors don vests and equip their laser-emitting weapons before heading into the multi-level laser-tag arena, where they'll be met with techno music, fog, and strobe lights, as they navigate corridors and attempt to tag the other team in a game of PowerPoint de la muerte. Or, they can head to the mini-golf arena, where black lights illuminate bright colors, aliens, and astronauts positioned around the 10-hole course. Elsewhere, a video arcade presents digital challenges, as players grab joysticks and mash buttons gleefully. Additionally, Laser Planet also offers a host of parties and events, ranging from all-night lock-ins, to corporate team building, to birthdays.
A VideoView Production places video projects into the trusted hands of an experienced videographer and production guru. In his more than three decades in the industry, owner Ed Deet has built and operated TV studios, taught college video workshops, and produced several documentaries and video testimonials. He brings his expertise to bear in film transfer and video restoration services, placing home movies in more durable formats so that memories can last for the long haul.