Where & When

William Gillette and George McLean were two men who knew what they had. Gillette, an actor who built Gillette Castle high above the Connecticut River in East Haddam, expressed the desire in his will that it would never come into the possession of “a blithering sap-head who has no conception …

With sweeping cancellations of summer concerts and festivals due to COVID-19, audiences are hungry for the arts. Like many organizations, Washington Depot-based dance company Pilobolus has offered online programs in the last few months, but nothing is the same as an in-person arts experience.

Moses Pendleton often sits at home by a roaring fire, listening to classical music and studying how the logs break apart and form abstract shapes. Flames leap and dance hypnotically, almost like the serpentine movements of the dancers who bring his choreography to life.

It was the day before Carolee Carmello was to take over the national tour of Hello, Dolly! and be in front of an audience for the first time in the title role. And what was most on her mind? “Don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip,” she says, laughing on the phone from Kansas City where the late…