Sharon Playhouse

49 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT 06069.

Rtes. 343, 41 and 4. (860) 364-7469. Nestled in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, this critically acclaimed playhouse brings the area's best musical theater to Northwest Connecticut every summer. The Playhouse also offers a year-round youth theatre program for kids and teens.

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts

184 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804.

(203) 775-0023. Providing live performing arts. Open year-round. Visit Website for tickets.

Goshen Players, Inc.

2 North Street, Goshen, CT 06756.

(860) 491-9988. Dedicated to the production of theatrical works, both classic and contemporary, that entertains, enlightens and enriches. We showcase local talent and encourage volunteerism and broad community participation. We are dedicated to our tradition of philanthropy and the preservation of our home, the Old Goshen Town Hall.

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Rte. 44. Box Office (866) 666-6306. Live intimate concerts year-round featuring great musicians of many genres – everything from Leann Rimes, Judy Collins, and Todd Rundgren to Spyro Gyra, and Toad the Wet Sprocket – all in an acoustically pristine, beautifully renovated 19th century Music Hall. With 300 seats there isn't a bad seat in the house. Creative American cuisine is served in the Bistro before every show or dine in the full service Mezzanine during the show

Ives Concert Park

43 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 837-9226. Entertainment destination and nationally recognized outdoor amphitheater, for more than 40 years honoring the memory of Danbury native Charles Ives, one of America's greatest music composers. Hosts annual Summer Concert Series, Spring – Fall, pop, rock, R&B, blues, jazz, swing, classical, country, folk, bluegrass, Broadway; seating capacity 5,000; 3,000 reserved, 2,000 lawn seating, & jumbo video screen.

Landmark Community Theatre at the Thomaston Opera House

158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-6250. Completed in 1884 as a multi purpose building with hardwood floors and opulent ceiling frescoes it has long been hailed as "the finest opera house in the valley". Today this historic theater presents year round dramas and musicals. Performances Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. Matinee at 2 pm.

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc.,

P.O. Box 69, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-6285. Fax: (860) 361-6288. A 35-year-old non-profit dedicated to the arts and arts education. Special Events: The Litchfield Jazz Festival, August at Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen CT. Litchfield Jazz Camp, runs one to four week sessions from July - August at Canterbury School, New Milford, CT. www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.

Music Mountain

Music Mountain Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031.

Off Rte. 7. Oldest continuous chamber music festival in the U.S.; jazz and popular music series also performed in the acoustically perfect concert hall. Weekend concerts June-Sept. Schedule & tickets: Box Office: (860) 824-7126.

Musicals At Richter

100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury, CT 06813.

(203) 748-6873. Connecticut's longest running outdoor theater, since 1985, provides quality family entertainment with a series of musicals from June - August. Also offers Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshops and Fairy Tale Theater - theater for children, by children.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Rtes. 44 & 272, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Yale. School of Music. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate. (860) 542-3000. Concerts at an old world estate in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of Northwestern CT. Performances by internationally acclaimed musicians including pianist Emanuel Ax, and the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. Visitors are encouraged to picnic or stroll the grounds before concerts. Performances: June thru August. Thurs.-Sat.