Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
An Artistic and Academic Immersion
Students interested in the arts will find a professionally oriented, highly structured, and academically rigorous curriculum at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In addition to professional training in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, musical theater, creative writing/media arts, and visual arts, high school students learn about the history and criticism of the arts and the arts as a mechanism for social justice.
Interested in attending the Arts Academy?
Learn about our Open Houses and application process on the admissions page.
The Theater of the Performing Arts
The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces. Visit the Theater of Performing Arts Page for rental information, event calendar, ticket information and more.
Box Office: 860-757-6388
Opening January 20, 2017
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy
Lyrics by Harburg Music by Burton Lane
Directed by Kyle Reynolds
One of the most radical plays on Broadway when it premiered in 1947, “Finian’s Rainbow” is a musical that skewers racism and tweaks capitalism. Arguably the most racially provocative production to reach Broadway in its day, this oddly whimsical trifle about the Irishman Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon coming to America (Rainbow Valley, Missitucky) to make their fortune with the help of crock of gold stolen from the leprechaun, quickly becomes a serious comment about prejudice's roots, effects, and remedies.
Prospective Student Open House
Our next Prospective Student Open House will be Thursday, January 19th at 6:00PM in the Theater of Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor Campus.
Can't make this date? Check out our other times here.
2016 School of Excellence Winner!
The Arts Academy has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools!
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