For more information or to purchase tickets
call the Warner box office at 860-489-7180

The Warner Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Warner Stage Company Productions

On the  Main Stage
Disney’s NEWSIES
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER,
THE ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD MUSICAL
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
MAMMA MIA!

In the Nancy Marine Studio
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, Ken Ludwig’s
BASKERVILLE and DISASTER!
...A 70S DISASTER MOVIE MUSICAL.
Purchase a Season Subscription and become part of the
Warner Stage Company Family! You will not only create lasting
 memories, but also share legendary stories and the magic
that only the stage can provide. Subscribers get the
BEST seats in the house at the BEST prices!

There are two types of subscriptions available,
Traditional Season Subscription (includes the 4 Main Stage
productions plus your choice of 1 Studio Theatre production)
or a Flex Subscription (choose any 5 productions from either theatre).

We look forward to sharing a season of incredible performances
with you! Call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180
to become a Warner Season Subscriber!

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Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education's
2018-19 YOUNG ACTORS SERIES
The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education’s highly
acclaimed 2018-19 YOUNG ACTORS SERIES,
sponsored by The Lufkin Family Foundation.

This year’s series features ELF JR.
in the Studio Theatre November 2018,
THE LION KING JR. on the Main Stage
February 2019 and the
Young @ Part edition of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
in the Studio Theatre May 2019.
The Young Actors Series gives students of the WTCAE
the unique opportunity to showcase the skills they have
learned in their performing arts classes at the WTCAE through
high-caliber, full-scale theatrical productions on the Warner’s
magnificent Main Stage and Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Stage.
For more information on the WTCAE,
call 860-489-7180 x 148.

To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office
at 860-489-7180 or visit www.warnertheatre.org

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The Warner Theatre has announced the 2018-19 Met Opera:
Live in HD Season, featuring 10 Saturday matinee
simulcasts in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

This year’s Season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria
and will include 4 new productions and starry revivals featuring
the world’s leading artists. Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been
announced as the Met’s Music Director for the start of the season,
conducting La Traviata and Dialogues des Carmelités.
Due to a scheduling conflict, La Traviata
will be shown as an encore presentation.

A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by
Dr. Marguerite Mullée will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby
two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

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The Met: Live in HD
Saint-Saëns’s SAMSON ET DALILA
Saturday, October 20 ~ 12:55 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
When mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna
joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met,
the results were electrifying. Now, this star duo reunites for
another sensual French opera in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s
SAMSON ET DALILA. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for
Best Director of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to
Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive
staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act
Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies.
Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

Half and Full-Season Subscriptions are available.
To purchase a Season Subscription or tickets,
Call the Box Office  ~ 860-489-7180
or go online at www.warnertheatre.org

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The Met: Live in HD
Puccini’s LA FANCIULLA WEST
Saturday, October 27 ~ 12:55 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging
 heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded
return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw
she loves. Baritone eljko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff J
ack Rance and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Half and Full-Season Subscriptions are available.
To purchase a Season Subscription or tickets,
Call the Box Office  ~ 860-489-7180
or go online at www.warnertheatre.org

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The Met: Live in HD
Muhly’s MARNIE
Saturday, November 10 ~ 12:55 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the
Met with this gripping re-imagining of Winston Graham’s novel,
set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young
woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer
and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic
world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit,
which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano
 Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone
Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her
- with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

Half and Full-Season Subscriptions are available.
To purchase a Season Subscription or tickets,
Call the Box Office  ~ 860-489-7180
or go online at www.warnertheatre.org

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Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA on December 29
(encore presentation)
Cilea’s ADRIANA LECOUVREUR on January 12,
Bizet’s CARMEN on February 2,
Donizetti’s LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT on March 2,
Wagner’s DIE WALKÜRE on April 14
Poulenc’s DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES on May 11.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous
grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation.
Digital support of The Met: Live in HD is provided by
Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Met: Live in HD series is supported
by Rolex. The HD Broadcasts are supported by
 Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®.
The Met: Live in HD Season is locally
sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.
The Met: Live in HD Lecture Series
is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.
Full and Half-Season Subscriptions are available.
Become a member of the Warner Theatre Opera Guild
and reserve seats for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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It's Not Just a Movie...
It's a Movie at the Warner!
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
Saturday, October 20 ~ 7:00 pm
Warner Theatre 50' Screen
The Warner Theater will show HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
on the big screen Saturday, October 20 at 7 pm,
sponsored by Elevator Service Company.
Costumes are encouraged and tickets are just $5!

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort,
where monsters and their families can live it up and no
humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler)
has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife,
the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more –
to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez)
118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary
 monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one
ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!
Sponsored by Elevator Service Company

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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Warner Theatre's 17th Annual
WINE & FOOD TASTING
Friday, October 26 ~ 6:00-9:00 pm
VIP Room, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre will hold its 17th Annual Wine & Food Tasting
on Friday, October 26, from 6-9 pm, presented in association
with The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits and sponsored by
Thomaston Savings Bank. This year’s fundraising event
is bigger and better than ever! The Cork will generously
donate 10% of all wine sales that evening back to the theatre!
General admission tickets are $25 in advance,
$30 at the door and VIP admission tickets are $75.

For 16 years, the Warner has hosted the Wine & Food Tasting
fundraising event, spanning both the Main and Studio Lobbies,
drawing crowds of wine, beer and food lovers from throughout
Northwest Connecticut and beyond. This year’s event,
features selections from over 30 international and local wine,
craft beer and spirit vendors, foods from area bakeries and restaurants
and an auction featuring gift certificates, wine packages and more!

Join us in the exclusive VIP Room, located in the Nancy Marine
Studio Theatre. This year’s elegant VIP room features
specialized catering including heavy hors d'oeuvres, chocolate
samplings and a private tasting of premium wines and spirits.
Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank

To purchase tickets, call the
Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180,
visit warnertheatre.org or stop at
The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits
at 1597 East Main Street in Torrington.

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2018-19 DAYTIME PERFORMANCES
FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES SERIES
Throughout the school year, the Warner Theatre presents
special curricular-based Daytime Performances for youth
on the Main Stage. This year’s Daytime Performances
 for Young Audiences Series, sponsored by Union Savings Bank,
include DRAGONS LOVE TACOS in November,
THE LION KING JR. in February,
AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON in April
and MAGIC SCHOOL BUS in May.
These productions are a wonderful way to bring the excitement
and education of live theatre into the hearts and minds
of young students. With excellent cross-curricular connections
and engaging story lines, our Daytime Performances for
Young Audiences Series is certain to delight schoolchildren
of all ages while providing terrific learning opportunities as
school field trips. Please note these productions are
for school aged children accompanied by an adult only.
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS and MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
are presented by TheaterWorksUSA. THE LION KING JR.
is presented by the WTCAE. AMBER BROWN IS
NOT A CRAYON is presented by ArtsPower.
To purchase tickets for your group,
call Janet Elliot at 860-489-7180 x 115.

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Two Roads Brewing Co. and
the Warner Theatre present
THE ROAD TO ROAD JAM:
A BATTLE OF JAM BANDS
Friday, November 2 ~ 7:00-11:00 pm
 Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre and Two Roads Brewing Co. will present
“The Road to Road Jam: A Battle of Jam Bands,”
in the Warner’s Studio Theatre on Friday, November 2 from 7-11 pm.

Tickets are $15 and you must be 21 to enter the event.
Doors will open at 6 pm; a variety of Two Roads beers
will be available for purchase. The winning band will play at the
Annual Road Jam Music Festival, as well as win a cash prize,
tickets for the Jam Fest, swag bags and beer.

The Two Roads Brewing Co. Road Jam Music Festival will be held
June 2019 at the Two Roads Campus in Stratford, CT.
The Road Jam Music Festival is a must-attend event for
music lovers, bringing together great jam bands from
New England on two stages with food trucks, beer and fun!

Area jam bands interested in participating please
download the application form at warnertheatre.org

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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Warner Stage Company presents
Disney's NEWSIES
November 3-11, 2018
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Stop the presses! The Warner Stage Company will present
Disney’s NEWSIES on the Main Stage November 3-11, 2018,
sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank. Set in NYC at the turn
of the century, this is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic
newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies”
who dream of only a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
The story is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,”
when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphaned newsies on an action
 against powerful newspaper publishers. High energy and with
non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs
by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman while
keeping many of the beloved songs from the film.

The Warner Stage Company production of Disney’s NEWSIES is
directed by Richard McKenna with music director Jim Luurtsema,
choreographer Sharon W. Houk and associate
choreographer Caitlin Nolan Beaudry.

The cast features (alphabetically) Naomi Aldrich, William Armstrong,
Thaddeus Asheim, Julie Baerney, Peter Bard, Tyler Bard,
Mary Cantoni-Johnson, Colin Christie, Michael Christie, Aiden Cincotta,
Marc Evan Costanzo, Kathleen Cummings, Jonathan David,
Riley Delaney, Zachary Geiger, Brendan Reilly Harris, Holly Havens,
Robbie James, Jack Lewis, Conio Lopardo, Doreen Lopez,
Doug McCarthy, Jeff McGurk, Cassandra McKenna, Robert Melendez,
Colton Morris, L. Nagel, Aubrie Oporto, Louis Oporto, Raelin Oporto,
Charlie Pelletier, Colin Quigley, Michael Ramalho, Trevor Rinaldi,
Noel Roberge, Michael Ruby, Zachary Taylor, Dick Terhune,
Kelly White, Sara Wilson, Jim Wood, Dylan Zawisza.

Performances are:
 November 3, 9 and 10 at 8 pm
and November 4 and 11 at 2 pm.

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman
and book by Harvey Fierstein.
Based on the Disney film written
by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
NEWSIES is presented through special arrangement
with Music Theatre International (MTI).
 Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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Warner Theatre's
6th Annual Holiday Movie Event
MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL ~ 1 pm
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
BAH HUMDUCK: A LOONEY TUNES CHRISTMAS
A CHRISTMAS STORY ~ 7 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Warner Theatre 50' Screen
The Warner Theatre is once again kicking off the holiday
season by inviting the community to enjoy several films on
our big screen for our 6th Annual Holiday Movie Event on
Saturday, November 24.  Free popcorn will be provided
all day, compliments of Elevator Service Company.
Beginning at 1 pm, we will show
three animated holiday films -
MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL,
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS and
BAH HUMDUCK: A LOONEY TUNES CHRISMAS.
Doors will open at 12 pm for a
visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Admission is FREE! No tickets are required;
a line will form under the marquee.
Come back in the evening for A CHRISTMAS STORY at 7 pm.
Doors will open at 6 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY are $5. A family favorite!
A young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his
parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder
BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
To purchase tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

Special thank you to our Corporate Sponsor,
All-Star Transportation and to our Popcorn Sponsor,
Elevator Service Company. Thank you to the many
local businesses whose sponsorship helps
make the Holiday Movies possible.  

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Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory presents
THE NUTCRACKER
December 15 & 16, 2018
Warner Theatre Main Stage
 It would not be the holiday season without the timeless
joy of THE NUTCRACKER! The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory
will present the full-length version of the classic tale on the
Warner Theatre’s Main Stage December 15 and 16.

All dance roles will feature trainees of The Nutmeg Ballet
Conservatory, along with cameo roles performed by children
from the Torrington School of Ballet. These budding artists
come from all over the country to hone their craft and develop
 their artistry at The Nutmeg. The mysterious
Dr. Drosselmeyer will once again be played by
accomplished European stage actor Thomas Evertz.

Under the guidance of Artistic Director Victoria Mazzarelli and
Ballet Master Tim Melady, THE NUTCRACKER features
original choreography to Peter Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece,
which comes together with dazzling costumes (Susan Fazzino),
sets (Campbell Baird) and lighting (Joe Gates), bringing the magic
alive in a performance sure to become a treasured family tradition.
Originally conceived by Sharon Dante, this production features
choreography by Mazzarelli, Melady, Susan Szabo, Eleanor D’Antuono
and Joan Kunsch. Special coaching for leading roles
is provided by D’Antuono and Alexei Tchernichov.

This will be the last year audience members can see the
current production's beautiful sets, as they will be retired after
the last performance. The sets, designed in 1996 by Campbell Baird,
have been lovingly cared for over two decades by a dedicated
group of staff, volunteers drawn from the local artistic community,
and parents of The Nutmeg Ballet and its children’s program, TSOB.
The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory is undertaking a major new
NUTCRACKER set design project that will be unveiled next year
on the Warner Theatre's Main Stage and delight audiences of all ages.

Performances of THE NUTCRACKER at the Warner are
Saturday, December 15 at 2 & 7 pm
and Sunday, December 16 at 2 pm.
Group discounts are available.

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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A Momix PREMIERE!
January 12 & 13, 2019
Warner Theatre Main Stage
January 12 & 13 in the Main Theatre. A Momix PREMIERE! T
urning your world upside down! Momix is peering through
the looking glass for a NEW work when the internationally
acclaimed dancer-illusionist troupe performs on our Main Stage.
Only time will tell what journey Moses Pendleton will take you on!

Performances are:
Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm
and Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm
Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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Warner Stage Company presents
MAMMA MIA!
May 4-12, 2019
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Opens May 4, 2019. We've announced our final
WSC Main Stage production, MAMMA MIA!
Over 50 million people all around the world have
fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that
makes this the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic
of timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter
and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large
cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers!

Performances are:
 May 4, 10 & 11 at 8 pm
and May 5 & 12 at 2 pm.

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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MAIN STAGE

NANCY MARINE STUDIO THEATRE

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THE WARNER THEATRE
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats),
the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre."

Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s
until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA)
was founded and purchased the theatre.

The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983,
and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002.

In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center,
which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant
and expansive school for the arts, was completed.

Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances
and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season.

Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult,
participate in arts education programs and classes.

Together, with the support of the community,
the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities.

NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark,
enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence
and a focal point of community involvement,
and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

To learn more about the Warner Theatre,
visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.