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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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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Warner Stage Company Presents
Spring Awakening
June 16-24, 2018
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Stage Company will present SPRING AWAKENING
in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre June 16-24,
sponsored by Northwest Community Bank. SPRING AWAKENING
explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with
a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.


Join this group of late nineteenth century German students
on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery
and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth
and rebellion in the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING.
The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality,
sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences
 across the nation like no other musical in years.


The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical,
told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through
what Entertainment Weekly called, “the most
gorgeous Broadway score this decade.”

Contains adult language and situations.
The Warner Stage Company
production of SPRING AWAKENING is directed
and choreographed by Sharon A. Wilcox,
 co-directed by Katherine Ray
and music directed by Dan Ringuette.

Presented by special arrangement
with Music Theatre International, Inc.
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Music by Duncan Sheik.
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

Performances are June 16, 22 and 23 at 8 pm
and June 17 and 24 at 2 pm.

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

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BOZ SCAGGS
Thursday, June 28 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome legendary singer,
songwriter and guitarist BOZ SCAGGS
to the Main Stage on Thursday, June 28 at 8 pm.

 

Scaggs’ remarkable career dates back to the late Sixties
with the Steve Miller Band and includes his solo triumphs
with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976)
and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance
of late-period high points like
Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001).

 

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music,
more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album,
A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”


You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness
to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks.
The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of
Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in
 shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth
boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble
of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay”
 featuring Bonnie Raitt and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation
of The Band’s “Whispering Pines” featuring Lucinda Williams.

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

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Warner Theatre Center For Arts Education
Summer Arts Program
Sessions begin on July 9, 2018

Each summer the Warner Theatre Center For Arts Education
offers three exciting opportunities for arts education and
enrichment for young people ages 5-16, through the
Summer Arts Program. Learn all about the ins and outs of theatre
and have a chance to perform in one of our summer productions.
Sessions are offered to ages 5-16 and begin on July 9.

Session 1 (July 9-20, ages 7-12) A two-week theatrical journey
for our younger campers, brimming with music, acting and choreography
and culminating in a full-scale production of DISNEY’S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS
in the Warner Studio Theatre! Based on the beloved Disney
animated film and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, THE ARISTOCATS KIDS
 is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns!


Session 2 (July 23-August 3, ages 7-12) Each camp day is
chock-full of artistic expression: Acting, Improvisation,
Dance, Music, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Crafts, Tech Theatre,
and more! Plus a field trip to LAKE COMPOUNCE theme park!
An informal Share Day for family and friends wraps up this fun-filled session!

Session 3 (August 6-18, ages 9-16) A whirlwind two-week
theatrical adventure for our older campers as we conduct
intensive rehearsals brimming with music, acting, and choreography,
culminating in a full-scale production of DISNEY’S MULAN JR. in the
Warner Studio Theatre! Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film,
MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit.


We also offer a special MINI CAMP, a convenient one-week
 half-day sessions for our youngest campers! This is a great way
to introduce the fun and exciting world of creative drama,
arts and crafts, song and dance and more! Includes a special
 field trip to KIDSPLAY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, right
across the street from our camp! A special Share Day
performance for family and friends at the end of each
mini session helps showcase our little stars’ new talents!

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
For more information or to register,
call the WTCAE at 860-489-7180 x 148

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Warner Stage Company Presents
Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
July 28-August 5
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Warner Stage Company will present Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID,
sponsored by Torrington Savings Bank, on the Main Stage
July 28-August 5, 2018. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea,
the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave
her ocean home to live in the world above.

 

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved
stories and the classic animated film, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
 is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by
eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by
Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by
Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible
songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the
human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch,
Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems,
and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish,
Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Performances are July 28, August 3 & 4 at 8 pm
and July 29 & August 5 at 2 pm.

The Warner Stage Company production of
Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
 is directed by Richard McKenna,
music directed by Jim Luurtsema
and choreographed by Sharon W. Houk.

The cast of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID includes Dana Wilton,
AlexaRae Ireland, Ray Cook, Keith Paul, Samantha Thompson,
Joe Guttadauro, Patrick Spadaccino, Torrey Thomas, Joey Frighetto,
Ginger Furey, Eric Lindblom, Christine Mitchell-Robinson,
Catherine MacKay, Lillianna McGrath, Kristen Huttunen, Lyn Nagle,
 Erin Shaughnessy, Kaitlyn Anthony, Julie Baerny, Ana Bourque,
Rhiannon Carta, Aubrie Dell’Agnese, Riley Delaney, Frances DiModugno,
Louis DiModugno, Magdalen Eberle, Shelby Griffin, Alison Hudson,
Lauren Jacob, Melissa Madzek, Allen Marko, Madison Matava Pickering,
Samantha McCaffrey, Doug McCarthy, Emily Minor, Cassandra McKenna,
Robert Melendez, Chelsea Murray Kaneb, Allison Nadeau and Sophie Rundhaug.
Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater.
Book by Doug Wright. Based on Hans Christian Andersen story
and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker
and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements.
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Sponsored by Torrington Savings Bank
The Summer Arts Program is sponsored by XL Catlin,
Lake Compounce and All-Star Transportation
Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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The Main Stage season opens in November 2018
with Disney’s NEWSIES and follows with
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER,
THE ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD MUSICAL
TO BE ANNOUNCED JULY 1, 2018 and
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

The Nancy Marine Studio season opens in September 2018
with Agatha Christie’s THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
and follows with the
SEVENTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL,
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!

Tickets go on sale to the General Public in July.
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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Apricot Brandy at Wright's Barn
Friday, September 14 ~ 6 pm
@ Wright's Barn, Torrington
September 14, gates will open at 6 pm at Wright's Barn in Torrington.
The Apricot Brandy have been playing soul music all around
NWCT for 50 years - to celebrate, they are throwing a bash at Wright's Barn
with proceeds benefiting the Warner Theatre and you are invited!


The concert will be held outdoors, and is rain or shine.
You are welcome to 'BYOB' and picnic on the grounds,
food will be available for purchase from Wright's Barn Cafe
and Pizzeria Marzano. Parking will be available at Wright's Barn
for handicapped parking ONLY. All others should park
at the UCONN Torrington Campus and attendees will be
transported via bus to Wright's Barn. Transportation
between the two locations will be provided all evening.

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

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Warner Theatre Receives CHEFA Non-Profit Grant
The Warner Theatre received notification that it is the recipient
 of one of twelve 2017 Non-Profit Capital Needs Grants awarded
by the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA).
The grant award of $29,960 will be used for the replacement/repair
of a portion of the theatre’s roof which covers the main auditorium.
Over 50,000 people attend events in the Warner’s main theatre
each season, as well as thousands of schoolchildren who attend
curricular-based programming. This section of the roof has an
active leak, making this a priority for replacement.

“We are pleased to support the roof repairs for the Warner Theater.
The Warner plays a significant role in the community supporting
the arts in Northwest Connecticut, but also it serves as an
 economic driver as people going to the theater utilize restaurants
and businesses in the area when they attend events”,
stated Jeanette Weldon, CHEFA’s Executive Director.

We are very grateful to CHEFA for providing the funding needed
 to repair the roof. “The maintenance, availability and programming
 of this facility have a tremendous impact on patrons and students
attending and performing in events at the Warner, as well as
on the community at large,” said Lynn Gelormino,
Warner’s Executive Director. Work on the roof will begin in the Spring
when contractors are able to safely access and complete the project.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Wednesday, September 19 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage

Million Dollar Quartet is the national touring company and the
Tony Award winning smash hit musical inspired by the famed
recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for
 the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four
young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what
would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever.

Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life,
featuring timeless and enduring hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,”
“Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk The Line,”
“Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,”
"Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

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

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REO SPEEDWAGON
Thursday, September 20 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage

REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over
 the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans,
year in and year out. At the center of REO’s desire to keep it
rocking for the fans is Kevin Cronin, who looks like he’s found
the fountain of youth - along with the secret to penning some
of the biggest hits in rock. Cronin is joined by band mates
Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato
on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt.


REO has rode the top of the charts with 22 million albums sold
in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, a string of gold
and platinum records and international hit singles including
"Keep On Loving You," "Take It On The Run,"
"Can't Fight This Feeling," and many more!


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

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THE MIDTOWN MEN
Friday, October 12 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time.
Now, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to
Torrington’s Warner Theatre on October 12 at 8 pm,
singing their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Rascals,
The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more.

 

This sensational production reunites four stars from the
Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner
Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award
nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert
experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s.


These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for
over a thousand performances in the mega-hit Jersey Boys.
Now, as THE MIDTOWN MEN, they’ve thrilled crowds on
concert stages across the US, Canada and in Beijing,
performing over 700 shows and singing with 31 major symphony
orchestras including The Boston Pops and The National Symphony.
They’ve delighted television audiences on The Today Show,
Good Morning America, Access Hollywood and The Chew.

Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production
with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal
performances and legendary onstage chemistry.
Not a performance of, not affiliated
with the show Jersey Boys.

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

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BRIAN REGAN
Friday, October 19 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Warner Theatre is excited to welcome BRIAN REGAN
 to the Main Stage on October 19 at 8 pm.

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one
of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair
calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly
calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”
Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone,
Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful
venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.

 

Brian premiered his seventh hour of comedy, the Netflix special,
Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers, in November 2017.
This is the first special in a two-special deal with Netflix,
joining Brian with Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld
and others in multi-special deals with the leader in worldwide streaming.
Brian’s second Netflix special is planned for release in 2019.

Taking a leap into the acting world, director Peter Farrelly personally
cast Brian in his new TV series, Loudermilk, on The Audience Network.
Loudermilk premiered to rave reviews in October 2017,
with Brian earning accolades in the role of “Mugsy,” a recovering
addict who is estranged from his family. Brian will shoot
the second season of Loudermilk this summer.

Brian appeared at Carnegie Hall in November 2017 following
years of performances in New York City’s finest theaters
including Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, The Beacon Theater
and Radio City Music Hall. Brian made history with his stand-up special,
Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall, as the first live b
roadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history in 2015.


A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,
Brian is the rare guest who the show invites on for two segments:
a performance segment and a segment on the couch to chat
with Jimmy. Previously, Brian was a regular guest on The Late Show
with David Letterman, making 28 appearances on the CBS show.

Brian made a scene-stealing cameo in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five,
and he is a guest on Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,
which is now streaming on Netflix.

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.

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.

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’s Marketing Manager,
Lesley Budny has been Elected President
of Litchfield County Business Professionals
Every serious business professional knows that networking
is a vital part of their businesses growth strategy.
Litchfield County Business Professionals takes it a step further.
As they continue their growth, LCBP is committed to help
each member grow through their 'community first' strategy
and is the driving force behind why they are celebrating their
10th Anniversary as Litchfield County's premier private business group.
 
"We strongly believe in proactively supporting each other.
LCBP has been instrumental in the growth of each of our member's businesses.
We are committed to each other and we take that commitment
very seriously" says Lesley Budny, the group's President.
Local business members of Litchfield County Business Professional
 include Litchfield Hills Photography, Warner Theatre,
 Maletta Pfeiffer and Associates, Litchfield Bancorp,
Murphy Boyz Printing and Marketing, as well as many
 other successful companies. All business members can be
found at LCBP.net. The group meets each Wednesday morning
from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the Studio Theatre lobby at the
Warner Theatre. New businesses are always welcome to attend.
To learn more, please visit LCBP.net.

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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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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.