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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It's Not Just a Movie...It's a Movie at the Warner
GOLDFINGER
Saturday, October 21 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre
Shown on the Big 50' screen
Only $5!
James Bond is Back in Action!
Arrive early and have fun! Lobby opens at 7 pm.
Don’t miss the Aston Martin convertibles and the 1967
Aston Martin DB6 parked in front of the Warner.


“Gold” Take-a-Chance penny raffle
in the lobby for a chance to win “Gold”
prizes and the Martini Bar!

Starring Sean Connery (James Bond),
Gert Fröbe (Auric Goldfinger),
Harold Sakata (OddJob),
Shirley Eaton (the “Golden Girl”)
and Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore).

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

Sponsored by Zeller Tire and
Rich Gravel's Automotive Collision Repair.

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16th Annual Wine & Food Tasting
Friday, October 27 ~ 6-9 PM
 Nancy Marine Studio Theatre VIP Room
The Warner Theatre will hold its 16th Annual Wine & Food Tasting
on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6-9 pm.
General Admission and VIP Admission tickets are available now.

 

For 15 years, the Warner has hosted the Wine & Food Tasting
fundraising event, drawing crowds of wine, beer and food
lovers from throughout Northwest Connecticut and beyond.
This year’s event features selections from over 30 international wine,
craft beer and spirit vendors, 15 area restaurants and a penny auction.
Join us in the exclusive VIP Room, located in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre,
which includes specialized catering, a private tasting of premium
wines and spirits and live entertainment. This year’s tasting is
presented in association with The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits.
General Admission tickets are $25; VIP Admission tickets are $75.
VIP tickets allow admittance to the VIP Room (limited availability).

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

or at “The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits
 at 1597 East Main Street in Torrington.

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Two Roads Brewing Co. and the
Warner Theatre present
THE ROAD TO ROAD JAM:
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Friday, November 3 ~ 7:00-11:00 pm
 Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre and Two Roads Brewing Co. will present
“The Road to Road Jam: Battle of the Jam Bands,” in the
Warner’s Studio Theatre on Friday, November 3 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. Five area jam bands will compete for the
first place prize. The winning band will play at the Road Jam Music Festival,
as well as win a cash prize, tickets for the Jam Fest, swag bags and beer.


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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
AVENUE Q
November 4, 10 & 11 ~ 8 PM
November 5 & 12 ~ 2 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Stage Company will present the
Tony “Triple Crown” Winner AVENUE Q
on the Warner Theatre’s Main Stage
November 4-12, 2017.


AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless
story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into
a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.

He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s
clear this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together,
Princeton and his new found friends struggle to find jobs,
dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.


Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score,
not to mention puppets, AVENUE Q is a truly unique show
that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is
similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets
are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

Contains adult language and situations.
May not be suitable for young audiences.

The Warner Stage Company production of AVENUE Q
 is directed by Katherine Ray, music directed by
Dan Koch and choreographed by Peggy Terhune and features
Jonathan Zalaski, Meredith Porri, Chris Kulmann, Josh Newey,
Keith Paul, Michelle Funaro, Joe Harding, Janette Ireland,
Amanda Friedman, David Anctil and Torrey Tomas.

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

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

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Warner Theatre Center for
Arts Education Students Present
STUART LITTLE
November 17-19
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
will present the first production of this year’s Young Actors Series,
STUART LITTLE, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre November 17-19,
sponsored by The Lufkin Family Foundation.

The endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little
who is born into an ordinary New York family comes to life on stage!
All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are
captured in this adaptation. The many adventures—both big
and small—of Stuart Little, the mild-mannered mouse trying to survive
in a "real people's world," will steal the hearts of audience members of all ages.

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.

Performances of STUART LITTLE are
November 17 and 18 at 8 pm and
November 19 at 2 pm.

 Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 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.

Half and Full-Season Subscriptions are available.
To purchase a Season Subscription or tickets,
call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season
 is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Lecture Series
 is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

Adés’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
Saturday, November 18 ~ 12:55 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre’s Met Opera Live in HD Season
continues in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, November 18
at 12:55 pm with the Met premiere of THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL,
conducted by composer Thomas Adès. A complimentary 45 minute
pre-opera lecture by Dr. Marguerite Mullée will be offered in the
Studio Lobby two hours before the broadcast. The morning’s
special lecture topic will cover “What Is Becoming of Opera?”

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest,
the Met presents the American premiere of Adès’s The Exterminating Angel,
inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by
the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as
“inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel
is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests
 can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the
new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

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

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season is sponsored by
Viron Rondo Osteria. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Lecture Series is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

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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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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Warner Theatre's 5th Annual
Holiday Movie Event
The Santa Clause
Love Actually
Saturday, November 25 ~ 7 PM
Warner Theatre
Shown on the Big 50' screen
The Warner Theatre is once again kicking off the holiday season
by inviting the community to enjoy two films on our big screen
for our 5th Annual Holiday Movie Event on Saturday, November 25.
 Free popcorn will be provided for both films,
compliments of Elevator Service Company.

At 1 pm, THE SANTA CLAUSE will be shown. 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.

On Christmas Eve, divorced father Scott Calvin (Tim Allen)
and his son Charlie discover the current Mr. Claus has fallen
off their roof. When Scott dons Santa’s suit, he unwittingly
triggers “The Santa Clause,” and they are immediately whisked
away to the North Pole to take on the role of jolly old St. Nick.

Come back in the evening for LOVE ACTUALLY at 7 pm.
Doors will open at 6 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Tickets for LOVE ACTUALLY are $5. Funny and charming,
it is the ultimate romantic comedy that follows eight c
ouples whose lives intersect shortly before Christmas.

The all-star cast includes Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson,
Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and more.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors which include
All-Star Transportation, Connecticut Community Foundation
and Thomaston Savings Bank and thank you to the many local
businesses whose sponsorship help make the Holiday Movies possible.

 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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MOMIX OPUS CACTUS
January 6 & 7, 2018
Warner Theatre Main Stage
 
Explore the splendors of the desert with the irrepressible
Moses Pendleton and the internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionist
troupe MOMIX when they present OPUS CACTUS on our
Main Stage on January 6 at 8 pm and January 7 at 2 pm,
sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank. Tickets are available
to Warner Members beginning today, Wednesday, October 4 at 10 am
and will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 6 at 10 am.

 

In this visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets
of the Southwestern desert, OPUS CACTUS brings the landscape
and all of its creatures to life with Pendleton’s signature illusionistic
 style to create dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards
and fire dancers which one reviewer describes as, “exploding
with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor
and beauty that can be found in that often hidden world.”
This show is sure to captivate audiences of all ages!

 
 “…there are enough of those patented Momix
moments – when your eyes forget to blink and your
breath forgets to come out – to make 'Cactus'
another winning addition to the repertory.”
- Sylviane Gold, Newsday

“Inspired by the flora, fauna, and simple magic of the American Southwest,
Pendleton’s ingenuity, theatricality and cunning imagination
are seen at full stretch in strange vignettes of the Sonoran desert.”
- Clive Barnes, New York Post

MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists based out of Washington, CT
and is known internationally for presenting work of exceptional
inventiveness and physical beauty. MOMIX performs on stages
worldwide and has appeared in film, television and national commercials.
With nothing more than light, shadow, props and the human body,
MOMIX has astonished audiences on five continents for 37 years.
 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 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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Throughout the school year, the Warner Theatre
presents special curricular-based
Daytime Performances for youth on the Main Stage.

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.
 Daytime Performances Series
is sponsored by Union Savings Bank

Groups to 1 performance
All tickets are $9 and all shows begin at 9:45 am.
One teacher or chaperone per 10 students
is admitted free of charge.
Each show is approximately one hour in duration.
No tickets will be issued.

Please note these productions are for school
aged children accompanied by an adult only.
To register, please contact
Janet at 860-489-7180 x 115

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James and the Giant Peach, JR.
Monday, February 26, 2018
(Snow Date: February 27)
Grades K-6
A boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey
 across the ocean. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly
quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR.
is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.

Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty
and charming book, this adventurous musical about
courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships,
Language/Communication Skills,
Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based

Please note these productions are for school
aged children accompanied by an adult only.
To register, please contact
Janet at 860-489-7180 x 115

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The Lightning Thief
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Grades 1-6
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again.
And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters
and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out
of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.
And worse, he’s angered a few of them.

Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property
and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest,
Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come
to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle
of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend;
and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.  

Curriculum Connections: Communication & Language Arts,
Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family,
Social Studies, Leadership & Responsibility

Please note these productions are for school
aged children accompanied by an adult only.
To register, please contact
Janet at 860-489-7180 x 115

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Clementine
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Grades Pre K-5
Clementine is having a “not so good of a day” – but this spunky
eight-year-old doesn’t let a trip to the principal’s office get her down!
Whether she’s cutting the glue out of her best friend Margaret’s hair,
concocting a scheme to prevent her teacher Mr. D’Matz from moving
to Egypt, or riding the service elevator with Mitchell, who is N-O-T
not her boyfriend, Clementine’s antics are sure to make you laugh.

Come join America’s favorite curly-haired carrot-top as
she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school,
and mischief on an epic third-grade adventure you’ll never forget.  

Curriculum Connections: Communication & Language Arts,
Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family

Please note these productions are for school
aged children accompanied by an adult only.
To register, please contact
Janet at 860-489-7180 x 115

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Charlotte's Web
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Grades K-6
E.B. White’s loving story of friendship between a pig named
Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life
on stage as Wilbur has to face a frightening reality and Charlotte
comes up with a plan to help him - she will create a “miracle.”

This treasured tale, featuring a group of endearing farm animals,
explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship

Curriculum Connections: Communication & Language Arts,
Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family

Please note these productions are for school
aged children accompanied by an adult only.
To register, please contact
Janet at 860-489-7180 x 115

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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.