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

On the  Main Stage
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER,
THE ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD MUSICAL
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
MAMMA MIA!

In the Nancy Marine Studio
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!

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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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.

A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by
Dr. Marguerite Mullée will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby
two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

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The Met: Live in HD
Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA
(encore presentation)
Saturday, December 29 ~ 12:55 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The 2018-19 season of The Met: Live in HD will continue
at the Warner Theatre on December 29 with an encore
performance of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA at 12:55 pm in the
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The 2018-19 season is sponsored
by Viron Rondo Osteria. Please note that the previously
 scheduled pre-opera lecture for La Traviata has been cancelled.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured
new production, featuring a dazzling 19th-century settings
that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau
plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez
returns to the Met for the first time since 2015 to sing the role
of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey
 is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Call the Box Office  ~ 860-489-7180
or go online at www.warnertheatre.org

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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.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous
grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation.
Digital support of The Met: Live in HD is provided by
Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Met: Live in HD series is supported
by Rolex. The HD Broadcasts are supported by
 Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®.
The Met: Live in HD Season is locally
sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.
The Met: Live in HD Lecture Series
is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

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

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Blue Boy Entertainment's
ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW
Saturday, December 29 ~ 8 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre is excited to host an evening of comedy
with Blue Boy Entertainment’s ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW starring
Kareem Blue, Linda Belt, Darren Rivera and Peaches Rodriguez
in the Warner’s Studio Theatre on Saturday, December 29 at 8 pm!

Kareem Blue is a former boxer turned comedian; an entertainer,
actor and producer of his own comedy shows; and owner
and operator of Blue Boy Entertainment. His boxing prowess gives
 him a unique way to deliver material. He reads the crowd as he
would an opponent standing across the ring and is able to make
 split second decisions that will KO the crowd with laughter, bringing
a whole new meaning to punchlines. Growing up in NYC, Kareem
was faced with a vast array of adversity and managed to always
look on the bright side and found humor in dark situations. Fast forward
30 years later, Kareem calls Bethlehem, CT his home and is producing
local comedy shows in the area. Kareem was runner up in
New England's Funniest Comic at Mohegan Sun.

Linda Belt is a New Jersey native (a comedy routine in itself).
She moved to CT in 1987 where she became a suburban pillar
of the community attending PTO meetings and baseball games.
Linda became very tired holding up that pillar and instead holds her
own as a professional stand-up comic. Her humor touches on the
 absurdities of modern life and explores marriage, sex, parenting
and social mores, in other words: any
subject she feels like discussing!

 Linda has performed throughout the US and Canada and has been
 featured in a number of comedy festivals. Linda was profiled in
the Hartford Courant, The Chicago Tribune and The New Jersey
Star Ledger. She has appeared on affiliates of NBC and ABC as well as PBS.

Darren Rivera "The RicenBean Joker" has been entertaining crowds
from all around the US for the last 17 years. His witty and sarcastic
delivery has the audience in stitches always wanting more! Born in
 the Bronx, raised in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and starting
 his career in New England has given him and his observations a
twist to everyday life. Darren is a runner up at Last Comix Standing
 at Mohegan Sun and is a regular at Mohegan Sun, clubs and colleges.

Peaches Rodriguez is a nationally touring comic, and regularly
performs in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She has opened for
Arsenio Hall at Caesars Palace, shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld
at Gotham Comedy Club, appeared on CBS’s “Paula Abdul Dance Show:
Live to Dance”, headlined at Caroline’s Comedy Club, hosted the
world’s largest dance battle in Times Square and very recently
danced in a video for Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour!
Peaches was honored to have spoken at Yale University’s
“Women in Comedy” panel in 2016. Peaches is a firecracker
guaranteed to make the crowd explode with laughter!

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

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ALICE ~ A MOMIX PREMIER
January 12 & 13, 2019
Warner Theatre Main Stage
PREMIERE! Down the Rabbit Hole... MOMIX-Style! In 1865, when
she was only ten years old, the “real Alice” moved Oxford mathematics
don Lewis Carroll to write his fantastic tale of underground adventures for her.
More than 150 years later, that little tale, starring Alice herself as a sensible
child in an absurd universe, is now familiar to most of the world for its
fantasy and fun as well as for its cast of supporting characters, from the
White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter and the implacable Queen of Hearts.

No wonder it is the inspiration for Moses Pendleton’s newest work,
for he too is the creator of worlds that resemble dreams and that are
often populated with strange and whimsical presences. In MOMIX, as in Alice,
the human body is subject to change and nothing is what it seems. “I don’t
 intend to retell the story, but to use it as a taking off point for invention,”
says Pendleton. "Alice is a natural fit for MOMIX and an opportunity for us
to extend our range. I want to take this show into places we haven’t been
before in terms of the fusion of dancing, lighting, music, costumes,
and projected imagery.” Performances are Saturday, January 12
at 8 pm and Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm.
Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.

Performances are:
Saturday, January 12 at 8 PM
and Sunday, January 13 at 2 PM

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

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ANNUAL BRIDAL EVENT
Sunday, January 20 ~ 11 AM-3 PM
Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center
Everything a bride needs to plan a perfect wedding!
The Warner Theatre will host the Annual Bridal Event on
Sunday, January 20 from 11 am-3 pm in the Carole and
Ray Neag Performing Arts Center. Admission is free!

This event has become an annual “must” for soon-to-be brides.
This year’s event will include over 60 vendors and venues to help
couples with all of their wedding needs. Admission and a chance
to win one of the fabulous door prizes donated by participating vendors
are FREE! Prizes include limousine service for your wedding and much more.

For more information,
call Lucille Kelsey at 860-309-8080

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Warner Stage Company Presents
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO
LOVE AND MURDER
February 2-10, 2019
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Stage Company will present A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE
TO LOVE AND MURDER on the Main Stage February 2-10, 2019.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead,
uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season.
With ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical,
Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk
 Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards
(including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical).

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth
 in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures
his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off
down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting
 relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst?
And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind....

Performances are:
February 2, 8 & 9 at 8 PM and
February 3 & 10 at 2 PM.

The Warner Stage Company production of A GENTLEMAN’S
GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is directed and choreographed
 by Sharon W. Houk with music direction by Dan Ringuette.
The cast features (alphabetically) Sarah Giggar, Joe Guttadauro,
Jonathan Jacobson, Kate Lori, Keith Paul, Lana Peck, Dan Porri, Kyle
Riedinger, Jonathan Ross, Jenifer Sokira, Priscilla Squiers, Jodiann Tenney

Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman.
Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak.
Based on the novel, Israel Rank, by Roy Homiman.
Presented through special arrangement
with Music Theatre International (MTI).
The Warner Stage Company’s presenting
sponsor is Hartford HealthCare.

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

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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Friday, February 15 ~ 7 PM
Directed by Arlene Begelman
Produced by LoveArtPlay
with Susan B. Anthony Project
Featuring Saun Ellis, Joanna Jung
and Leland Williams
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Susan B. Anthony Project, in conjunction with LoveArtPlay,
will present Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES,
on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm in the Warner’s
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre as a special fundraiser.

An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone,
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent
gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl,
a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant,
 a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter,
a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy
 to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some
more - stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here.
It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting,
and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words
to demystify and disarm them. In so doing,
Ensler disarms the audience too.” – Associated Press

“Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving…
Written with a bluntness that is nevertheless intensely lyrical,
it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history,
a poem and a polemic, a performance
and a balm and a benediction.” – Variety

Founded in 1983, Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety,
healing and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse
and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end
of interpersonal violence. Based in Torrington, SBAP provides
crisis and support services and prevention education in
20 towns in Litchfield County. All services are
confidential, free, and available 24/7.

LoveArtPlay is a non-profit 501c3 arts organization dedicated
to promoting artistic projects undertaken principally by
professionals in the visual and performing arts. LoveArtPlay
supports artists to step out of their safety zones to explore
and collaborate with other artists to find new ways in expressing
 individuality and originality. Founded on the belief that the
arts can create a more positive and civil humanity, LoveArtPlay’s
mission is to raise funds through multi-disciplinary arts
projects to provide safety, health, and educational and
creative programs for women, men and children of all ages.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is directed by Arlene Begelman
and features Saun Ellis, Joanna Jung and Leland Williams.
t is produced by LoveArtPlay with Susan B. Anthony Project.
Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

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INDIGO GIRLS
Saturday, March 23 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome the GRAMMY-Award
winning band, INDIGO GIRLS, to the Main Stage
on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8 PM.

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls,
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity
 to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S.
and international tours behind them, they have forged their own
way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are
still going strong. Amy and Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles
on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s.

In 2012, Saliers and Ray embarked on a bold new chapter,
collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare larger-than-life
arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around
the country. The duo found an elusive sonic sweet spot with the project,
creating a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop, and classical that elevated
their songs to new heights without scarifying any of the emotional
intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades.
Now, after more than 50 performances with symphonies
across America, the experiences have finally been captured in all its
grandeur on the band’s stunning new album, ‘Indigo Girls Live
With The University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.’

The power of unity, both in music and in life, has been an
 Indigo Girls calling card ever since they burst into the spotlight
with their 1989 self-titled breakout album. Since then, the band
has racked up a slew of Gold and Platinum records, taken home a
coveted GRAMMY Award, and earned the respect of high profile
peers and collaborated from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez.
 NPR’s Mountain Stage called the group “one of the finest folk
duos of all time” while Rolling Stone said “they personify what
happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews
come together to create something transcendentally its own.”

The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by
supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just
 talk the talk; they walk the walk. Both on and off the stage,
Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one
of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.

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

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Allman Betts Band
Thursday, March 28 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project
with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman
and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.

They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album
and a worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from
their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman
 tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band.
The new album, slated for release in the Spring of 2019, will be
recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and will
be produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price,
John Prine and Elvis Presley). Former Allman Brothers Band
keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist,
Chuck Leveall, will guest on the record.

The new ABB includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr.
(son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley)
Peter Levin (Gregg Allman's keyboardist), Johnny Stachela
 (slide guitar) and Devon Allman Project percussionists
R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.

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

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An Evening of Songs & Stories with
STEVE KATZ
Friday, April 26 ~ 8 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
Steve Katz, founding member of legendary bands
Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Blues Project will be at the
Warner’s Studio Theatre on Friday, April 26 at 8 pm
for an evening of stories and songs.  

Steve, a guitarist, songwriter and record producer,
was also an original member of Even Dozen Jug Band and
American Flyer. As a producer and musician, his credits include
albums by the Irish band Horslips, Lou Reed and Elliott Murphy.

Katz studied guitar with Dave Van Ronk and Rev. Gary Davis.
Between 1963 and 1980, he knew and was friends with seemingly
everyone in rock 'n' roll and appeared on iconic stages at the
Monterey Pop Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Woodstock,
the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and the Ed Sullivan Show.
He dined with Brian Epstein, partied with Groucho Marx, jammed
with Mose Allison, worked with the Beatles’ George Martin,
shared a bag of potato chips with Jimi Hendrix and was told to get a
haircut by Mickey Spillane. He was a producer of hit albums (for Lou Reed),
a record company executive (Mercury, Green Linnet) and songwriter
("Sometime in Winter," "Steve's Song”). As a member of
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Steve was the recipient of a Grammy award
in 1969 for Album of the Year, along with many awards
 from Downbeat and Playboy magazines.

Today Steve still enjoys playing occasional shows and telling
stories of his rock n roll years. "At the time, I loved what I was
doing but never had the sense that this was going to be the
 future and I was going to be a star," he said. "I never thought
of music that way. I just thought of it as something very special
and I was very happy and lucky to be a part of it.”

Steve is married to ceramic artist Alison Palmer
and has been a native of Kent, CT for over 20 years.

Join us for this evening of songs and memories!
Copies of Steve’s memoir, Blood, Sweat and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years:
Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? will be available for purchase.

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

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Warner Stage Company presents
MAMMA MIA!
May 4-12, 2019
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Opens May 4, 2019. We've announced our final
WSC Main Stage production, MAMMA MIA!
Over 50 million people all around the world have
fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that
makes this the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic
of timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter
and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large
cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers!

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

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

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KASHMIR
The Live Led Zeppelin Show
Saturday, June 29 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome the nation’s
#1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, KASHMIR, to the
Main Stage on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8 PM.

Kashmir is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin
on the modern national touring scene. Each of the 4
band members assumes their individual role with pinpoint accuracy.
Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness
to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty
Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape. With the playlist of
every classic rock station and the most identifiable voice
in rock history, Kashmir’s show features Page’s iconic double-neck
guitar, Bonham’s drum solo, the stage show of the era,
and most importantly, the greatest hits that
make up the soundtrack to peoples’ lives.

For those who dream and wish to experience a live
Led Zeppelin show, dream no more - Kashmir will fit the bill,
hitting every stop along the way, leaving you thirsty for more.

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

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ELI YOUNG BAND
Friday, August 30 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome GRAMMY-Award
nominated group, ELI YOUNG BAND, to the
Main Stage on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8 PM.

The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern
Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own
instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots.
They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits.” Although their
sound has evolved over time, what they’re good at has always
been the same – organic, live-show focused Country dripping
with authenticity and perfected in clubs, amphitheaters
and stadiums from coast to coast.

Eli founded the band with guitarist James Young,
bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the
University of North Texas in 2000, building a grassroots fan
base that propelled their first three albums into the Top 5 of
Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Three No. 1 singles gave
the band an edgy, romantically-charged identity (“Crazy Girl,”
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night”).
Their stable of hits collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum
certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations,
Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl”).

What’s also undeniable is the band’s unique connection with fans.
Even through sonic evolutions and changes to the Country industry,
 their obsessive following has continued to grow. And that they
put on one of the best loved live-shows around – the very
fingerprint of the Eli Young Band itself. Maybe that makes them
misfits, but so be it. This is who they are –
some of the last true brothers of the road.

“We’ve been through everything together,” Eli says.
“We’ve had this inner support system even before we had
 families of our own, and I think we still turn to that. Whatever the
 road is in front of us, our friendship will always be the priority.”

“We still look at each other as college buddies – not business
partners,” says Young. “We get to share our lives with each
other and we’ve done some really cool stuff, and our
music has been the greatest byproduct of that.”

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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.