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AN ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION IN GREATER HARTFORD!
The Theater of the Performing Arts 622-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.

 

 

EVENTS/ PERFORMANCES

Box Office 860-757-6388

 

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CREC Arts Academy's 30th Anniversary Concert & Gala

Saturday, April 18, 2015

 

featuring

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Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway
and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

In conjunction with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Pops! Concert: Broadway with the Callaway’s
 
When Tony Award-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway perform together with the HSO, they’ll turn sibling rivalry into singing revelry with their great music, witty banter and heartwarming stories.
 
“Their voices blend and soar majestically like eagles!”        – Rex Reed, The New York Observer
 
The concert will be held at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Mortensen Hall at 7:30pm.
 
Ticket information coming soon!

 


 

 2014-2015 SEASON

 


September 20, 2014
7:30 pm
 

 



                                       


SIX PLAYS IN SIX DAYS

Directed by Brian Jennings & Michael Nowicki

A week-long experiment where Arts Academy students create original plays from concept to fully-staged productions in just six days!

Mainstage Theater, $5 General Admission

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

 

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October 9 through
November 14, 2014

October 9
Opening Reception
4:30 - 6:00 pm
 

 


                                       


STOP, LOOK & EXPERIENCE
Visual Arts Exhibition

Lobby Gallery, Free Admission

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

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October 24, 2014
7:30 pm
 

 



                                       


CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE

Directed by Judi Tolomea

The Arts Academy celebrates dance by presenting the professional choreography of Otis Cook of Pilobolus and Cirque du Soleil fame; Canadian choreographer Helen Simoneau with her ever-shifting-stopped- action dancing; a revival of a work by internationally renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones; and an inventive, comical Hip Hop dance by Brandon Couloute. See the artistry of these leading contemporary choreographers performed by talented Academy dancers.

 

Mainstage Theater
$20 & $15 Adults; $15 & $10 Students & Seniors

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

 

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November 7, 8, 14 & 15
7:30 pm
 

 



                                       


ANTIGONE

By Sophocles. Adapted by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by Judith Malina. Directed by Kim West.

Sophocles' ancient play received a modern twist when placed aboard the US Aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in 2003.

Black Box Theater
$10 Adult; $5 Students/Senior

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

 

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November 25, 2014



 

 



                                       


FALL SHOWCASE & VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITON

Gallery Reception: 4:30-6:00 pm, Lobby Gallery
Main Stage Performance: 6:30 pm.

A sampling of the best of Arts Academy student performances and work. The Autumn Art Exhibition will be on display through January 9.

Free Admission

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

 

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December 12,13,19, 20
7:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE:
A MUSICAL COMEDY


Book and Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
Music by Frank Lazarus
Directed by Mary Cadorette-Harris


Winner of two Tony Awards, this musical comedy is a double feature more hilarious than any presented in Hollywood’s heyday: the first act is a salute to the Golden Age of film musicals and the second is a rambunctious Marx Brothers farce.

Black Box Theater
$15 Adult; $10 Students/Senior

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

 

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January 16, 17, 23, 24, 2015


7:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


ROMEO & JULIET

By William Shakespeare.
Directed by Joni Weisfeld.

Shakespeare’s most famous and tragic love story. Two families hate each other so completely and so blindly, that they simply cannot accept that their children have fallen in love. In this modern production, Romeo and Juliet will both be women.

Black Box Theater
$10 Adult; $5 Students/Senior

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

 

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February 13 & 14, 2015
7:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


MERGING

Directed by Alexa Melonopoulus Fleury

A dance performance featuring works by Arts Academy dance faculty and students.

Black Box Theater
$10 Adult; $5 Students/Senior

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

 

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February 26 through
March 27, 2015


Opening Reception:
February 26
4:30 - 6:00 pm
 

 


                                       


THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM...
Visual Arts Exhibition

Lobby Gallery, Free Admission

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

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March 13 & 14, 20, 21
7:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


VIOLET ENLIGHTENS: A RADIO DRAMA IN 3 ACTS

Written by Rafael Oses.
Directed by Brian Jennings

Part-creation myth and part-love story, Violet Enlightens: A Radio Drama in 3 Acts plays with the traditional expectations of the theatre audience. It is a tale told by an unreliable clock, in frame-by-frame, stop-action fashion, about the marriage of a violet to Old King Cole, though Violet has no recollection of the supposed event. With a supporting cast featuring Canada, The Alamo and a queen bee, this unique performance piece offers a multifaceted collaboration between poetry, music, projected imagery and movement to explore memory, narrative and imagination, and how we know the things we think we know.
 

Black Box Theater
$10 Adult; $5 Students/Senior

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

 

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March 20 &  21
7:30 pm


 



 

 



                                       


SIX CHAMBERS

An original, site specific theatrical event devised and directed by Michael Nowicki

Beneath the Blue Onion Dome, Hartford's most famous landmark, sits the former Colt Firearms Manufacturing Company factory. Join us for a theatrical event inside of this old factory tracing the stories of the people that have toiled and triumphed on this land for the last 400 years. From the time when Great Meadow was the sacred grounds of the Pequot, through the factory's development by Colonel Samuel Colt and to its present state, this important story of Hartford is told through interactive and immersive theater.
 

Colt Building
$10 Adult; $5 Students/Senior

160 Huyshope Street
Hartford, CT 06106

 

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March 24, 26, 31
6:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


DANCE INTERMEZZO - MARCH 24 at 6:30 pm

MUSICAL THEATER INTERMZZO - MARCH 26 at 6:30 pm

MUSIC INTERMEZZO - MARCH 31 at 6:30 pm

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.

Main Stage Theater
FREE ADMISSION

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

 

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April 18, 2015
7:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA AND CONCERT

BROADWAY WITH THE CALLAWAYS
with Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Arts Academy with a show stopping Concert and Gala. All proceeds benefit the Arts Academy Endowment Fund.
 
When Tony Award-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway perform together with the HSO and Arts Academy students, they’ll turn sibling rivalry into singing revelry with their great music, witty banter and heartwarming stories.

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in
Mortensen Hall.

Call the Arts Academy Box Office for concert tickets and Gala reception information, 860-757-6388

 

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April 23 through
May 19, 2015


Opening Reception
April 28
4:30 - 6:00 pm
 

 


                                       


SPRING INTO ART
Visual Arts Exhibition

Lobby Gallery, Free Admission

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

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May 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2015
7:30 pm
 

 



 

 



                                       


SWEET CHARITY

Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields.
Book by Neil Simon. Directed by Stacie Beard.

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano.

Sweet Charity is a tender, poignant and funny look at the romantic misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine. This delightful musical features fabulous dancing and a great score which combine to make it a must see show!
 

Main Stage Theater
$25 & $15 Adult; $15 & $10 Students/Senior

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

 

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May 14 & May 20
6:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


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 INTERMEZZO
MAY 14
at 6:30 pm
Main Stage Theater, Free Admission.

THEATER INTERMZZO
MAY 20
at 6:30 pm
Black Box Theater, Free Admission.

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

 

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May 19, 2015
6:30 pm
 



 

 



                                       


STUDENT DIRECTED PLAYS

Plays directed by Arts Academy
Theater Department students.

Black Box Theater
FREE ADMISSION

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

 

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May 22, 2015
6:30 pm
 



 

 


SENIOR MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE

Main Stage Theater
FREE ADMISSION

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

 

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May 28, 2015
6:30 pm
 



 



SENIOR DANCE PERFORMANCE

Black Box Theater
FREE ADMISSION

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

 

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May 29, 2015
6:30 pm
 



 



MOVEMENT REP PERFORMANCE

Black Box Theater
FREE ADMISSION

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

 

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June 4 through 10


Opening Reception
June 4
4:30 - 6:00 pm
 

 


                                       


LEAVING OUR MARK!
Senior Thesis Visual Arts Exhibition

Lobby Gallery, Free Admission

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

 

 

 

 

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