Beauty in Chaos: Inside the Artists Mind

We are proud to be joining up with some very passionate and talented folks on this next project!  And it’s a wonderful benefit for Wigs for Tots!

Join us for this special 6th Annual Avant Garde Show presented by Ashley Stone.

“Inside the Artist’s Mind: Beauty In Chaos”

This show is inspired by the creativity of the talented folks at Beauty Entourage, and will showcase many other local artists that range from performers, singers, painters, make up artists, hair stylists, and more! If you have ever been to their shows before, it is a unique event with a new theme and location each year! This years venue is the beautiful Hartford City Hall! If you haven’t attended, this will be the best one yet!

A regular ticket includes show admission and the VIP Ticket includes premium seating, 2 drink tickets, 10 raffle tickets, and a swag bag.  There will also be a Cash Bar and hors d’oeuvres included at the cocktail hour.

Vendors and artists will continue to be added as they join us in the CHAOS over the next few months!  Keep track at their Facebook event here:

Tickets can be purchased at:

Beauty in Chaos

Time to kick off our 7th Season!!

And we couldn’t be happier than to bring back one of our favorite groups,Pocket Vinyl, by bringing them to a new venue, The Studio run by the lovely Ginger Grant in Bristol, CT!!

Pocket Vinyl has been at it since 2010, and they have played over 600 shows, released 4 proper albums, 2 EPs, invented the world’s first MP, created hundreds of new art collectors nationwide, made over 12 kinds of t-shirts, and have generally been very busy.

They like to think that they’re nice people, and they would love for you to come to a show sometime.

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Never been to The Studio? Well, it is literally a place to create. A great space to sit and chill with like minded artists and work on your creations. Always offering new events and great atmosphere!

Check out their Facebook pages, check out the other cool things they have to offer and most importantly show some support by giving them a LIKE!!

This is an 8 PM SHOW with Door Opening at 7:30!

Tickets available at the door.  Suggested Donation $7-10.  Nobody will be turned away.
(Keep in mind that all donations go to the Venue and Pocket Vinyl!  Support local!)

BYOB Friendly! (Responsibly!)

Drive safe and we’ll see you wonderful people at the show!

Upcoming Events: HEAD premiere and SWAN Day 2015

March is a busy month with two fabulous events featuring The Desultory Theatre Club’s own, Keith Paul, that you’ll want to catch!


is a one of a kind film starring an all puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970’s and 1980’s. A group of twenty-somethings go for a nice fall weekend camping trip and end up in the middle of a nightmare they may never escape from…

HEAD - HORROR THE ELMWOOD WAY is a puppet horror film harking back to the 70s era of horror. Screenings will be held on 3/28 and 3/29 in Plantsville, Connecticut

Elmwood Productions invites you to join them March 28th and 29th at Paris In Plantsville Gallery and Studio for the premiere screenings of HEAD.

Following the film, the film makers, along with cast members, will be on hand for a Q&A session for anyone interested.

Tickets are on sale now! $8.00 – 3/28 at 8PM & 3/29 at 7PM
Or at the gallery during normal operating hours.


Tickets at the door on the nights of the screenings are $10.00! So get ’em before and save some money!

HEAD is Rated R for: gore, horror, four letter words, and anything else you’d expect in a horror movie starring puppets, so we advise leaving the kids at home!

Stay up to date on The HEAD Production Blog.


This year, there is an amazing line up of 14 Bands, 25+ Artists and Vendors, Burlesque, Dance and Performance Art, with The Desultory Theatre Club’s Keith Paul and Ebony Amber as the emcees for the festivities!!

SWAN Day 2015, with The Desultory Theatre Club's own, Keith Paul, emceeing!

Truly more Lollapalooza/Banaroo than Lilith Fair, it is a night the ladies take center stage! The bands range from Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, Americana, Rap, to Electro Pop…the Artists from the tame to the wild.


Canyon Sharits, Nancy Marie Michaud-Wozniacki (Nan Roy), Carrie Johnson, Lys Guillorn, Sarah LeMieux, Dina Brass, Beth Patella, Elizabeth Dellinger (Lady Elizabeth+ Snooty Garland), J-Cherry, Julia Autumn Ford, ArleneWow!, Irena Hart, Virginia Semeghini (That Virginia), Jennifer Hill (Jennifer Hill and Co.).

Burlesque Performances by Mistress Leona Star, Mrs Haggerty, and Vivienne LaFlamme
Dj Breakadawn will be spinning
Other acts include: Amanda MacFarland, Anatolia Firegoddess, Danielle Duncan, and Kara Purdy

You can dance, sing, network, eat, drink and shop all under one roof! Everything made by local artists and vendors, who are making a noise in scenes outside of Connecticut. The ladies of SWAN have been evolving and have the credentials of not only being the very best our state has to offer, but also as being strong competition in their fields throughout the rest of the globe.

Come see them while they are under one roof and the tickets are affordable!

Only $20 purchased online and $25 at the door for over 7 hours of fun, 14 bands, beautiful burlesque beauties, HardCore Sweet Cupcakes, shopping, networking, laughs, dancing, food, drinks…and a partridge in a pear tree!!!

Check out the music and videos of the ladies of SWAN DAY CT 2015 at


Illusions Dance Club & Restaurant
1639 Wolcott Road, Wolcott, Connecticut 06716

Find more information on their Facebook page: