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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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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Family Arts Day
Saturday, August 25 ~ 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education (WTCAE)
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 25 from 11:00 am–2:00 pm.

 Admission is FREE* and open to the public! Engage in fun
activities including a bounce house, caricature artist, fortune teller,
storytelling, arts & crafts, games, face painting and a magic show!
Enjoy refreshments as well as a fully-stocked popcorn and
candy station! Try your hand at an interactive
performing arts demonstration 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
WTCAE Reception Office at (860) 489-7180 x 148.
We hope to see YOU there!
*Entrance to Family Arts Day is free.  
There is a small fee for some activities.

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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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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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Warner Stage Company presents
Agatha Christie
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
September 23-30, 2018
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
Warner Stage Company will open their 2018-19 Season
with one of Agatha Christie’s most ingenious murder mysteries –
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST. Performances will be held in the
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre September 23-30, 2018.

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house
only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him
with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything
but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help.

Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two
years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to
emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and
chilling motives, where the real murderer
turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

“There is an ingenious display of suspects, as if lids were
being taken off wells or depravity and hastily put back.”
– Lawrence Kitchin, The Observer

“The impact is tremendous…
Just when the murder seems solved …
Miss Christie pulls her almighty knockout punch.
I admit her complete victory.”
– London Evening Standard

The Warner Stage Company
production of Agatha Christie
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
is directed by Keith Paul
with stage manager Taryn Glasser.

The cast features Nicholas Bourne, Paolo Celentano,
Darrell Cookman, Beverly Delventhal-Sali,
Jonathan Jacobson, Kristen Moresi, Peggy Terhune,
Maximillian Tieman, Payton Turpin and Robert Wiener.

Performances are :
September 22, 28 and 29 at 8 pm and
September 23 and 30 at 2 pm.

The Unexpected Guest is presented by
special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
The Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Series
 is sponsored by Northwest Community Bank

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

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

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

A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture
will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours
 before each broadcast, sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.  
Verdi’s AIDA on October 6,
Saint-Saëns’s SAMSON ET DALILA on October 20,
Puccini’s LA FANCIULLA WEST on October 27,
Muhly’s MARNIE on November 10,
Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA on December 29
(encore presentation)
Cilea’s ADRIANA LECOUVREUR on January 12,
Bizet’s CARMEN on February 2,
Donizetti’s LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT on March 2,
Wagner’s DIE WALKÜRE on April 14
Poulenc’s DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES on May 11.
Full and Half-Season Subscriptions are available.
Become a member of the Warner Theatre Opera Guild
and reserve seats for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

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

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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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BLUES TRAVELER
ACCELERATED NATION TOUR
Sunday, October 14 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre is excited to welcome BLUES TRAVELER
 to the Main Theatre on Sunday, October 14 at 8 pm.

 

Blues Traveler – John Popper (lead vocals, harmonica),
Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Brendan Hill (drums)
and Ben Wilson (keyboard) – have a proven reputation for
their improvisational live shows and tireless touring.

With a total of twelve studio albums – four gold, three platinum
and one six-times platinum – they have sold more than 10 million
combined units worldwide and played over 2,000 live shows
 in front of more than 30 million people. Their hit “Run-Around”
 is the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history
and earned then a Grammy for Best Rock Performance
 by a Duo or Group with Vocals.


The group’s most recent release, Blow Up The Moon,
was its first collaborative album. Keeping an open-minded
 perspective on making music, the unique and successful
process enlisted a range of artists across the musical
spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop.  
Keyboardist Ben Wilson says, “Time to load up the gear
and get the BT party bus rolling! We are pumped to be back
on the road and rocking out for all the BT fans out there!”
Don’t miss your chance to see them live when they stop at the Warner!

 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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NANCY MARINE STUDIO THEATRE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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