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

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

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Warner Stage Company Productions
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Single tickets for the 2016-17 WSC Season are on sale!

Shows on the Main Stage are:
Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS

Shows in the Studio Theatre are:
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Call the Box Office at 860-489-7180
for more information.

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 Summer Arts Program
The Summer Arts Program offers
three exciting opportunities
for arts education and enrichment
 for young people ages 5-16.
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 10.

Session 1 (ages 7-12) Students rehearse daily over the
course of two weeks to put together a production of the
delightful musical based on the beloved children's story,
'A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS!' in the Warner Studio Theatre!

Session 2 (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 (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 the award-winning smash musical,
 'SHREK JR.' in the Warner Studio Theatre! Get in on the fun today!

We now offer a special Mini Camp (ages 5-6).
Call the WTCAE at 860-489-7180 x 148.

For more information or to register, call the WTCAE
at 860-489-7180 x 148 or visit warnertheatre.org.

The Summer Arts Program is sponsored by XL Catlin,
Lake Compounce and All Star Transportation

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Boots to Business Reboot
Wednesday,  May 24 ~ 9AM - 4PM
Admission is free!
In partnership with NWCC Entrepreneurial Center and the
US Small Business Administration, we are holding Boots to Business Reboot,
an entrepreneurial training program for Veterans of all eras,
Service Members (including National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses.

The two-step training program provides an overview
of business ownership, an outline and knowledge
 on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise
 in opportunity recognition and an introduction to
available public and private sector resources.

Admission is free!
For more information or to register,
contact Frank Alvarado at 203-335-0427
or Lynn Gelormino at 860-489-7180 x 157

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Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
Performance Lab students present
SWEENEY TODD
June 2-4, 2017
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education ‘Performance Lab’
students will present SWEENEY TODD, the dark and witty,
Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge
set against the backdrop of 19th century London,
June 2- 4 in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly imprisoned barber,
returns from exile to seek vengeance against the lecherous
judge who framed him and stole his young wife. The road to
 revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress
of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.
Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood
inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that
has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!   

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since
being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its
Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's
(A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling,
theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted
audiences across the world. Featuring some of the most
chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece
 is sure both to thrill and delight audiences.   

Performances of SWEENEY TODD are:
Friday, June 2 ~ 8PM
Saturday, June 3 ~ 8Pm
Sunday, June 4 ~ 2PM

*This show is not intended for very young audiences*
The WTCAE Performance Lab is sponsored
by The Lufkin Family Foundation.  

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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
June 17-25, 2017
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Stage Company will present the Tony Award
winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER,
in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre June 17-25, 2017.
Tony-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old
story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up
(a.k.a. Peter Pan). A young orphan and his mates are shipped off
from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff.
They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin,
which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo.

At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly,
a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious
cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must
never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates
 – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim
the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes
a thrilling adventure for the young and, more importantly, the young at heart.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable
characters, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER uses ingenious stagecraft
and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling
comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...
and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

The Warner Stage Company production of
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
is directed by Katherine Ray
with music director Dan Ringuette.
Sponsored by Northwest Community Bank

Performances are:
Saturday, June 17 ~ 8PM
Sunday, June 18 ~ 2 PM
Friday, June 23 ~ 8 PM
Saturday, June 24 ~ 8 PM
Sunday, 25 ~ 2 PM

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

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"An Evening with TOTO"
Tuesday, June 20 ~ 8PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Premier and Kirschner Concerts
welcome to the Warner Theatre
the multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO
on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm.

An Evening with Toto” will feature repertoire
for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits,
and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog.
The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich,
Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams will be joined by
Lenny Castro (percussion), Shannon Forest (drums),
Shem von Schroeck (bass), Warren Ham (saxophone, vocals).

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually
 or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto.  
As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing
5,000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  
Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances
with more than 200 Grammy nominations and were
 inducted in to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in 2009.
With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits,
 including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller,
and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring
and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many
 artists base their sound and production, and they continue to
transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply
 synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues
to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  
They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured
the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV.
The album exhibited world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements,
topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective talents
of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates
 brought to life.  It debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world
and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.  

In 2016 they released the Blu-Ray/DVD title Live At Montreux which
 quickly charted Top Five or better around the globe as well.
With the bands 40th Anniversary coming up in 2018, Toto has major
plans in the works to celebrate their enduring career.

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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s
MARY POPPINS
July 29-August 6, 2017
Warner Theatre Main Stage
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts
in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! The jack-of-all trades,
Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.
Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before
Mary Poppins arrives on their doorsteps. Using a combination of
magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value
each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical
and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only
ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson
or two from the nanny who advises that, “Anything can happen if you let it!”

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

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Arlo Guthrie
Saturday, September 16 ~ 8PM
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 8:00 pm.  
Tickets will go on sale to Warner Members on Tuesday, March 28 at 10:00 am
and to the General Public on Friday, March 31 at 10:00 am.  

To become a Warmer Member or to purchase tickets, call the
Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180

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

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Garrison Keillor
Thursday, November 30 ~ 8PM
 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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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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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
2016-17 Metropolitan Opera
Live in HD Season
The Warner Theatre is excited to announce its 2016-17 Met Opera:
Live in HD Season, featuring 10 operas,
5 new to the series, streaming live from the Met.
The Met Opera: Live in HD marks its tenth season this year.

Full and Half Season Subscriptions are available now.
Call (860) 489-7180 x 189 for more information on subscriptions.
Single ticket price $27, Senior ticket $25,
 Student ticket (with ID) $20, Child ticket $16.
For single tickets, call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180.

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

The 2016-17 Met Opera Live in HD Series
is underwritten by Viron Rondo Osteria.

The 2016-17 Met Opera Lecture Series
 is underwritten by Mitchell Auto Group.

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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.