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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Upcoming 2017-2018
Warner Stage Company Season
On the Warner Theatre's Main Stage:

In the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre:

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

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Family Arts Day
hosted by the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
Saturday, August 26 ~ 11 AM – 2 PM
WTCAE is located next to the Warner Theatre
Come one, come all for a day of art and festivities for all ages!
Join us for FAMILY ARTS DAY at the
Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education (WTCAE)
Saturday, August 26 from 11 am – 2 pm.

Admission is FREE and open to the public!
Engage in fun activities such as arts and crafts,
a bounce house, caricature artist, balloon animals,
 a photo booth, t-shirt decorating, face painting and more.

Enjoy refreshments from Café 38 as well as plenty of popcorn and candy!
Try your hand at an interactive performing arts workshop.
Watch live performances of magic, storytelling, music, and much more!

FAMILY ARTS DAY is the perfect way to celebrate the arts
with your family while learning about the WTCAE’s exciting
educational programs, upcoming student auditions and year-round
performing arts classes for children and adults of all ages.
Attendees will even receive a special discount
on fall classes if they register on the spot!

Don’t miss this fun day out!
The WTCAE is located next to the Warner Theatre.

For more information, please call the
Education Receptionist (860) 489-7180 x 148.
We hope to see YOU there!

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It's Not Just a Movie...
It's a Movie at the Warner!
GREASE SING-A-LONG
Saturday, August 26 ~ 8 PM
On the Big Screen!


Have you ever wanted to know what it felt like to be a T-Bird
or a Pink Lady at Rydell High?  Well now is your chance!  
Get our your poodle skirts and leather jackets and get ready
 to sing and dance to GREASE SING-A-LONG
on Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm.


Join Danny (John Travolta), Sandy (Olivia Newton John)
and the rest of the gang and sing along to the
lyrics on the screen, dress-up is encouraged!

Tickets for each movie are just $5!
 Call the Box Office to purchase today!
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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Warner Theatre and WNPR present
MAKING HER STORY:
A WHERE WE LIVE SPECIAL SERIES
Tuesday, September 12 ~ 7 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
This summer, WNPR’s Where We Live is sitting down
with prominent Connecticut women from very different
backgrounds in the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
WNPR's Where We Live host Lucy Nalpathanchil
sits down with prominent CT women from very different
backgrounds in the Warner's Studio Theatre.

Host Lucy Nalpathanchil will ask each about “her story”
-- the journey that led to her success in business, science or the arts.
We’ll explore questions like, how have they confronted gender
bias in their careers? How do they balance work expectations
with their personal lives? And what do they want the next generation
of women leaders to know? This live series will also be taped for
broadcast on the popular Where We Live daily radio program on WNPR.

Bring your questions!
Tickets include a brief pre-event reception at 6:15 PM
with Lucy Nalpathanchil and our featured guest,
as well as the production team from WNPR.

Tuesday, September 12 ~ 7 PM
with Carolyn Kuan, Music Director of the
Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Carolyn Kuan is recognized as a conductor of extraordinary versatility.
She has enjoyed successful associations with top tier orchestras,
opera companies, ballet companies and festivals worldwide.
Her commitment to contemporary music has defined her
approach to programming, and established her as an international
resource for new music and world premieres.
Appointed music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
in 2011, she has recently signed a new six-year contract
extending their creative collaboration through May 2022.

This live series will also be taped for broadcast on the popular
Where We Live daily radio program on WNPR.  
Tickets include a pre-event reception at 6:15 p.m. with Lucy,
the featured guest and the WNPR production team.

Join us for this 3-part summer series, and bring your questions!
Tickets include a brief pre-event reception at 6:15 p.m.
with Lucy Nalpathanchil and our featured guest,
 as well as the production team from WNPR.

Tickets are $15 for one night
or $30 for all three nights of the series.

or call the Warner Box Office
 at 860-489-7180

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Award-Winning Country Superstar
Martina McBride
Thursday, September 14 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome award-winning country superstar
Martina McBride to the Main Stage on Thursday, September 14 at 8 pm.  

Multiple Grammy nominee Martina McBride has sold
over 18 million albums to date, including 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits.  
She released her first single, “Reckless,” the title track from her
latest studio album available now, in 2016.  McBride has earned
more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for
Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association
and won three Academy of Country Music awards for Top Female Vocalist.  
Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors,
three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards.   


Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award
and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin
Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on
behalf of domestic violence.  Through her Team Music Is Love
charity initiative, Martina partners with non-profit causes to help
many of the towns she’s performing in. Martina also invites fans
to join her team in making the world a better place through the
power of music.  Recently, Martina released her first book,
Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her
favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu
planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.

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

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Arlo Guthrie
Saturday, September 16 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome folk legend
ARLO GUTHRIE in a rare solo appearance to the
Main Stage on Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm.  

Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand
and a harmonica in the other, to America's most beloved
singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie.

Guthrie gave his first public performance in 1961 at age 13 and
quickly became involved in the music that was shaping the world.
Arlo practically lived in the most famous venues of the "Folk Boom" era.
He witnessed the transition from an earlier generation of ballad singers
 like Richard Dyer-Bennet and blues-men like Mississippi John Hurt,
to a new era of singer-song writers such as
Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Joan Baez, and Phil Ochs.

He grooved with the beat poets like Allen Ginsburg and Lord Buckley,
and picked with players like Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.
He learned something from everyone and developed his own style,
becoming a distinctive, expressive voice in a crowded community
of singer-songwriters and political-social commentators.   


Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of "Alice's Restaurant,"
whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster
 a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness
 and activism.  An artist of international stature, he has never had a 'hit'
in the usual sense. He has usually preferred to walk to his own beat
rather than march in step to the drum of popular culture.

Over the last five decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America,
Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following.
 In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano,
six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments,
Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure
prominently in his performances.  Don’t miss this special solo performance!

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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
Agatha Christie's
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Sept. 23, 29 & 30 ~ 8 PM
Sept.  24 & Oct. 1 ~ 2 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

is the world’s best-selling mysteries ever, with 100 million
sales to date. Widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece,
her own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating
tale will thrill and enthrall, as murder unfolds…A group of 10 strangers
 is lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is
discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing.

At dinner, a recorded message is played accusing each of them in turn
of having a guilty secret and by the end of the evening the 10 guests
 become nine. Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted
 by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die.
And with only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?

One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece
of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and
unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.


Agatha Christie’s play has been performed successfully all over the
world since its premiere in 1943 with an ending which is unique
to the play and is not that of the novel on which it is based.
There is much evidence that this was not her initial intention,
but was instead the result of what was perceived to be
 the needs of audiences at a very dark time in history.

She never shied from taking notice of others’ input and
the success then and since of the play vindicates her approach
 and their views. In recent years, enterprising producers presenting to,
perhaps, more inquiring audiences have experimented with
 incorporating the novel’s ending in the play. This, too, has been well
received leading to a controversy as to which is the “real” ending.

On the 125th anniversary of her birth, Matthew Pritchard
(Agatha Christie’s grandson) made the choice available to all
producers and directors to express their views as to the writer’s
 intention by enabling us to choose from the 1943 (play)
ending and the 1939 (novel) ending – allowing us to
face the same choice his grandmother faced.

The Warner Stage Company production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
is directed by Lynn Paulella Beard with John Ozerhoski
as assistant director and features Nicholas Bourne, Tony Enright,
Roger Grace, MayTae Harge, Eric Lindblom, Scott Murphy, Lana Peck,
Thursday Savage, Anthony Stachowitz, Payton Turpin and Mike Zizka.  

Performances are:
 Saturday, September 23 ~ 8 PM
Friday, September 29 ~ 8 PM
Saturday, September 30 ~ 8 PM
Sunday, September 24 ~ 2 PM
Sunday, October 1 ~ 2 PM

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

The Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Series is
sponsored by Northwest Community Bank

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
Live on Stage Together
Saturday, September 30 ~ 8 PM
 Warner Theatre Main Stage
Premier Concerts welcomes by popular demand folk icons
STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS
to the Warner on September 30 at 8 pm.

Fifty years ago, Stills met Collins and their tumultuous love affair
would be immortalized by Stills with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
This tour will be the first time the duo have been onstage together.  

Stephen Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield,
Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work.

Judy Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist,
melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic.
Together, they will pull music from their rich catalogs,
debut songs from their upcoming album and share warm
 and intimate stories from their journeys.

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

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"DISCOVER THE COMMERCIAL
USE OF DRONES"
Tuesday, October 3 ~ 6:30-8 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre and the Entrepreneurial Center of
Northwest Connecticut Community College will present
“Discover the Commercial Use of Drones” on Tuesday, October 3
from 6:30-8 pm in the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.  
The fee for this course is $25.
Come learn about the technology, business, applications
 and regulatory compliance of Unmanned Aerial Devices (UAVs) – Drones!  
Become an emerging business is the application of the drone
usage to propel your business to the next level.  Who should attend?  
Businesses and entrepreneurs in the fields of construction, agriculture,
real estate, life and safety, insurance, photography, media and more.   

Corey Morin is a licensed FAA Drone pilot and will offer a live
demonstration of drone flight in the Studio Theatre.  
He will discuss and answer questions about the applications of
drone usage in this innovative field.  Nina Anderson is a FAA pilot
with years of experience as a corporate pilot and she will discuss
 and answer aviation issues such as air space safety.   

or call the Warner Box Office
 at 860-489-7180

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Warner Theatre
2017-18 Metropolitan Opera
Live in HD Season
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre announces the 2017-18 Met Opera:
Live in HD Season, featuring 10 Saturday matinee
simulcasts in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.


This year’s Season will include 5 new productions
and 2 Met premieres and is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.
A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture
will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours
before each broadcast, sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

Bellini’s NORMA ~ October 7, 2017
Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE ~ October 14, 2017
Adés’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL ~ November 18, 2017
Puccini’s TOSCA ~ January 27, 2018
Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE ~ February 10, 2018
Puccini’s LA BOHÈME ~ February 24, 2018
Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE ~ March 10, 2018
Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE on March 31, 2018
Verdi’s LUISA MILLER ~ April 14, 2018
Massenet’s CENDRILLON ~ April 28. 2018

Full and Half-Season Subscriptions are available.  
Become a member of the Warner Theatre Opera Guild and
reserve seats for the upcoming 2017-18 season before the public!  

 Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 19.   

The 2017-18 Met Opera: Live in HD Season
is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.  
The 2017-18 Met Opera: Live in HD Lecture Series
 is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

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Sixth Annual
INTERNATIONAL
PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL
October 13 & 14 ~ 8 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
AVENUE Q
Nov. 4, 10 & 11 ~ 8 PM
Nov. 5 & 12 ~ 2 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage

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

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Charlie Daniels Band
Saturday, November 18 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome the legendary CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
to the Main Stage on Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm.


From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining
 Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits,
few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical
landscape than CHARLIE DANIELS.  An outspoken patriot,
beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 80,
Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum
 career and a platform to support the military,
 underprivileged children and others in need.


He formed the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND in the early 1970's
and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.”
Since then, the CDB has populated radio with such memorable
hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,”
In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” and of course,
his signature Grammy-award winning song,
The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began
his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys.  
After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for
himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer.  
His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his
self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records.  Two years later
he formed the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND and the group scored its
 first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then, the CDB has
populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,”
“The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,”
and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,”
which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance
by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as Single of the Year
at the Country Music Association Awards.

“I love what I do,” says Charlie of his 50-plus years in the music business.
 “I look forward to entertaining people.  When show time gets here,
 I’m ready to go, ready to go play for them.  It’s a labor of love.
 I just thank God I make a living at what I enjoy doing.”

Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous
accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall
of Fame (2016), the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member
 of the Grand Ole Opry. He was presented the Pioneer Award
by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a
BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He also r
eceived a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

Any conversation with the legendary artist, however, rarely includes
any of his accomplishments. He’d rather shine the spotlight on the
many causes that are close to his heart. He’s always been a
staunch supporter of the military and also lends his time
and talent to numerous other charitable organizations.

In August 2016, Charlie Daniels newest album, Night Hawk,
was released. Night Hawk is a reflection of stories from the trail
told by cowboys around the campfire through the years.
Many of the songs, introduced in an acoustic style, are obscure
songs with deep meaningful lyrics, while some are classics
presented in a new way. Daniels has never fit into any certain label,
purposely creating a sound and blend of music all his own.
The new album stays true to that tradition with a unique spin on cowboy
songs both well-known and uncovered from through the years.

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

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Garrison Keillor
Thursday, November 30 ~ 8 PM
 Warner Theatre Main Stage

Premier Concerts & DPS Shows will present Garrison
and special guests Robin and Linda Williams, three old friends
 from the earliest days of A Prairie Home Companion.
They will join together for an evening of harmony and humor,
and Mr. Keillor will speak of the beauty of being 75.

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

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A Rock n' Doo-Wop
Holiday Spectacular
Saturday, December 2 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage

Five of the biggest names of the 1960's will perform
on the Main Stage on December 2 at 8 pm for
A ROCK N' DOO-WOP HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!

This Holiday Spectacular stars Lou Christie
(“Lightning Strikes”, “Make You Mine”,
“The Gypsy Cried”, “Two Faces Have I”);

1910 Fruitgum Company
 (“Simon Says”, “Indian Giver”,
“123 Red Light”);

Larry Chance and The Earls
(“Remember Then”, “I Believe”,
“Life Is But A Dream”);


Shirley Alston Reeves
original lead singer of The Shirelles
(“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”,
“Solider Boy”, “Mama Said”);

and The Fireflies (“You Were Mine”).
Artists will be accompanied
by The Coda Band.

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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
THE GAME’S AFOOT
(or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS)
Dec. 9, 15 & 16 ~ 8 PM
Dec. 10 & 17 ~ 2 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

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

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Warner Stage Company 2017-2018

THE WARNER THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS
2017-2018 WARNER STAGE COMPANY SEASON

- Includes the four Main Stage productions
(AVENUE Q, ONCE, THE FULL MONTY and Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID)
 plus your choice of one Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production
- Guarantees your seat location across all  Main Stage productions.

- You choose the five productions that make up YOUR season.
You can select any combination of shows from either the Main Stage
(AVENUE Q, ONCE, THE FULL MONTY, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID)
or the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
(AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL,
THE GAME’S AFOOT, THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY,
SPRING AWAKENING) or productions from both venues
- Your seat location may vary depending on the shows selected.

ON THE MAIN STAGE
Click on the production titles for full show descriptions and other information.

November 4, 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm
November 5 & 12, 2017 at 2pm

February 3, 9 & 10, 2018 at 8pm
February 4 & 11, 2018 at 2pm

May 5, 11 & 12, 2018 at 8pm
May 6 & 13, 2018 at 2pm

July 28, August 3 & 4, 2018 at 8PM
July 29 & August 5, 2018 at 2PM

IN THE NANCY MARINE STUDIO THEATRE
Click on the production titles for full show descriptions and other information.

September 23, 29 & 30, 2017 at 8pm
September 24 & October 1, 2017 at 2pm

October 13 & 14, 2017 AT 8pm

December 9, 15 & 16, 2017 at 8pm
December 10 & 17, 2017 at 2pm

March 10, 16 & 17, 2018 at 8pm
March 11 & 18, 2018 at 2pm

June 16, 22 & 23, 2018 at 8pm
June 17 & 24, 2018 at 2pm

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Warner Theatre Announces
Strategic Partnership with CPBN
 The Warner Theatre has announced the formation of a new
strategic partnership with The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN),
continuing a rich tradition of collaboration between the two organizations
and establishing a new engagement center in Torrington. This new
engagement center will include state-of-the-art educational facilities
and an expanded news bureau, among other properties.

Intended to expand CPBN’s presence and ongoing initiatives throughout
the state, the engagement center will include a designated, furnished
classroom where CPBN and the Warner Theatre’s new Broadcast Journalism
and Digital Media course will be offered during the fall of 2016.
Based on CPBN’s successful Learning Lab in Hartford and taught by
Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) journalists, this 10-week intensive
course will lead high school juniors and seniors through all aspects of
responsible journalism: from identifying a compelling story to developing
vital skills in digital storytelling. Students will also have the opportunity
to formally pitch their ideas to WNPR professionals for widespread distribution.

“CPBN is pleased to solidify our longtime relationship with the Warner Theatre,
expanding the educational and cultural offerings of both organizations
throughout northwest Connecticut,” says CPBN President and CEO Jerry Franklin.
“By establishing an engagement center in Torrington, we hope to magnify
our reach so that more people will have access to the benefits of public media.”

“We at the Warner have always valued our partnership with CPBN and are
pleased to be furthering this partnership as a community engagement center,”
says Lynn Gelormino, Executive Director of the Warner Theatre.
“The programming and educational opportunities that will emerge
from this partnership will expand the impact of both organizations
while furthering the Warner’s mission to enrich, entertain and educate
our communities through the performing arts and arts education and
contribute, in partnership with others, to the betterment of our
 region’s way of life. We are very grateful to the Diebold Family Foundation
for their support in providing vital funding for the implementation of this project.”

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV,
WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized
producer and presenter of quality public television programming,
including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming.
WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International
and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school juniors
and seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools
and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also
 home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides
the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an
opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century
digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org.

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L.A.B.A. meets at the Warner
L.A.B.A. (Litchfield Area Business Association) members were invited
for a lunch meeting at the Warner Theatre in Torrington
on Tuesday, March 15th. Executive Director Lynn Gelormino
provides an overview of all of the programs offered at the Warner.

The Warner is also a LABA Corporate sponsor.
For more information about future events at the Warner
please visit www.warnertheatre.org.
For more information about L.A.B.A. visit www.laba-ct.bz.
photos by Steve Emirzian
 

 

 

 

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The Warner Theatre and St Peter/St Francis School
Collaborate for Literacy-Based Performing Arts Program
Thanks to a grant from the David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund,
Watertown Committee, the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
will be leading a literacy-based performing arts
program for the students of St Peter/St Francis School.

The scope of this partnership program will explore the dramatic arts
through classic children’s literature, providing the students of
St Peter/St Francis School the opportunity to participate in a multi-layered
curriculum of acting, improvisation, character building, role play, conflict resolution,
 music appreciation, movement, and more. The program curriculum
will also center around the themes and artistic disciplines showcased
within the Warner’s 2015-2016 Daytime Performance Series,
giving every St Peter/St Francis School student the chance to attend
a Daytime Performance production at the Warner Theatre as part of this program.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the students of St. Peter/ St.Francis School!
We sincerely thank the David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund,
Watertown Committee for their generous grant. Our students
will benefit immensely from the art and literacy activities they
will experience at the Warner Theatre. Attending daytime performances
will be the culmination of the program. The students will witness
the talents and gifts of the performers.” Said principal Jo-Anne Gauger.

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The Warner Theatre has received a
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.
The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments
that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended
to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the certificate are located
all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the
honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall
TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews.
Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire
staff at the Warner Theatre and we’d like to thank all of our patrons who took
the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Lynn Gelormino, Executive Director.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,”
said Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for business. “The Certificate of Excellence award
gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve,
based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.
From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality
businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

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SUPPORT THE WARNER!
The Warner Theatre remains committed to its mission of:
presenting performances of the highest artistic quality,
providing stimulating arts education programs for all ages
and preserving the Warner Theatre as a historic landmark.

The success of the theatre’s Annual Fund is vital to the Warner and our mission.
Your support helps to maintain this beautiful historic building, as well as the
Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education which enrolls over 500 students annually.

The actors, as well as the musicians, stage hands and others involved in the
Warner Stage Company volunteer their time and talent to make it one of the state’s
most active and respected community theatre ensembles.
Your support allows them to do this.

Your gift, no matter the amount, makes an important impact.
Thank you for your support!

If you have already donated we thank you for your belief in
our mission and the financial support needed to sustain and
grow artistic programming for the community.

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Redecorating?
Too Many Treasures?
The Warner could benefit from your unwanted treasures
that have potential value on Ebay and Craigslist.

Best selling items include antiques, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, watches,
coin & stamps, electronics, cameras, musical instruments, cars, boats, and much more.

Items must have a starting value of $100 or more. Our partner, Paul Abeling,
at Abeling Enterprises in Torrington will make it easy for you to donate.

Contact the Warner Theatre (860)489-7180 x 189
Special Thanks to Abeling Enterprises
860-485-4904

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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.