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The Theater of the Performing Arts 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater. Facilities also include a 120-seat Black Box Theater, classrooms and support spaces. There's plenty of free, secured parking in the Learning Corridor parking garage. 

Enjoy our spacious, state-of-the art performance spaces where we present a spectrum of diverse programs, showcasing Arts Academy talent and local artists and organizations. Our spaces are available for rent to outside groups. 

 

 2015-2016 SEASON 

 Box Office 860-757-6388

September 26, 2015
7:30 pm                                    

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Six Plays in Six Day

This is a week-long experiment where students create original plays from concept to fully staged productions in only six days.

$5 General Admission

Main Stage Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

October 23, 2015
7:30 pm                               

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Choreographers' Showcase


Five innovative choreographers created a night of original and diverse dance to music ranging from Dustin O’Halloran to Hozier and others. CREC Arts Academy dancers deliver vibrant and original choreography by Jennifer Nugent, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.; Kate St. Amand of New York’s Syren Modern Dance Co.; Lorelei Chang, of dancEnlight; Jen Weber, of decadancetheatre; and Hartford’s Trezon Dancy.
 

Tickets:
$20 and $15 for adults
$15 and $10 for students/ seniors


Main Stage Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

November 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2015
7:30 pm

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kimberly West

This Shakespearean comedy gets thrown into the iconic decade marked by big hair, bold fashion, boisterous expressions of wealth, and futures so bright that they have to wear shadesthe 1980s!
 
Tickets:
$10 for adults
$5 for students/seniors


Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

November 24, 2015
6:30 pm                                       

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Fall Showcase and Visual Arts Exhibition

Gallery Reception; 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.,  Lobby Gallery
Main Stage Performance at 6:30 p.m.; free admission

This is a sample of student performances and artwork. The Fall Art Exhibition will be on display until November 30, 2015.  

Free Admission
 
Main Stage Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

December 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2015
7:30 pm   

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Clamor and Ranting

Directed by Melanie Guerin
 
This collaborative musical and theatrical event celebrates the power of music to heal,  transform, excite, calm, and connect us, while also exploring the following questions: Where did music come from? Why does music move us?
 
Tickets:
$10 for adults
$5 for students/seniors


Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

January 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2016
7:30 pm

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Violet

Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Stacie Beard

On a cross country bus trip in search of a minister to heal her disfigured face, Violet discovers the true meaning of beauty, courage, and love.
 
Tickets:
$15 for adults
$10 for students/.seniors
 
Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

February 12 & 13, 2016
7:30 pm                             

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REmerge

Directed by Alexa Melonopoulos
 
This dance performance features works by CREC Arts Academy dance faculty and students.
 
Tickets:
$10 for adults
$5 for students/ seniors
 
Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

March 11, 12, 18 & 19,  2016
7:30 pm

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The House of Bernarda Alba

By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Brian Jennings
 
This best-known work by Spain’s most famous 20th Century playwright explores the destructive dynamic of repression. The playwright pits a mother’s tyrannical desire for control against her daughter’s intractable passion for life, and there are tragic consequences.

Tickets:
$10 adults
$5 students/ seniors 
 
Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

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Intermezzos

Intermezzo is a culminating, community event! Each department hosts one, and it showcases the best of student work to the general public, their family, friends and peers.


Music Intermezzo

March 23, 6:30 p.m.


Dance Intermezzo

March 29, 6:30 p.m.


Musical Theater Intermezzo

March 31, 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Free Admission
 
Main Stage Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106   

 

April 29 & 30, May 6 & 7, 2016
7:30 pm                       

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West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on conception of Jerome Robbins
Based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Mary Cadorette-Daly

Two young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet on the turbulent streets of New York City in the 1950s.
 
Tickets:
$25 and $15 for adults
$15 and $10 students/seniors
 
Main Stage Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 


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Intermezzos

Intermezzo is a culminating, community event! Each department hosts one, and it showcases the best of student work to the general public, their family, friends and peers.


Creative Writing/Media Arts Intermezzo

May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater; free admission


Theater Intermezzo

May 18, 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater; free admission
 
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

May 20 &  21, 2016
6:30 pm         

                                                                       

Physical Theater Project

Directed by Missy Burmeister

Utilizing the structure and form explored in her training with Double Edge Theatre Company, director Missy Burmeister will work with students to create an original piece of physical theatre.
 
Free Admission
 
Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

May 24, 2016
6:30 pm
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Student Directed Plays

 
Free Admission



Black Box Theater

Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

May 25, 2016
6:30 pm

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Senior Musical Theater Performance


Free Admission


Main Stage Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

  

May 27, 2016
6:30 pm

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Senior Dance Performance


Free Admission


Black Box Theater
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106    

 

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