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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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
PUCCINI'S LA BOHÈME
Saturday, February 24 ~ 12:30 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Dr. Marguerite Mullée
will be offered in the Studio Lobby two hours before the broadcast.


The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s
classic production, with an exciting young cast.
Sonya Yoncheva stars as the fragile Mimì, opposite Michael Fabiano
as passionate poet Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role
of flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meacherm sings the role
of her lover, painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov,
Matthew Rose and Paul Plishka; all led by conductor Marco Armiliato.


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

Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE ~ March 10, 2018
Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE on March 31, 2018
Verdi’s LUISA MILLER ~ April 14, 2018
Massenet’s CENDRILLON ~ April 28. 2018

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

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Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
Young Actors Series students present Roald Dahl's
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
 Saturday, February 24 ~ 2 & 7 pm
Sunday, February 25  ~ 2 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. will be performed
on the Warner Theatre Main Stage February 24 and 25, 2018
 featuring the students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education!

 

A boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey
across the ocean! Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly
 quirky stories, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. is a brand
new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly
tuneful score, this adventurous musical about courage
and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their
old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a
tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey
of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing
insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger,
sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
The WTCAE Young Actors Series is
sponsored by The Lufkin Family Foundation.

Performances of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. are:
 Saturday, February 24 ~ 2 & 7 pm
Sunday, February 25  ~ 2 pm

or call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180
or online at www.warnertheatre.org.

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AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH
LYLE LOVETT & SHAWN COLVIN
Friday, March 2 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
 Long-time friends Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin come together
on the Warner Main Stage on Friday, March 2 at 8 pm
for one incredible acoustic evening of music as these two master
performers and songwriters share songs and stories.


A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the
definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums and
has earned him four GRAMMY Awards, among his many other
accolades including the Americana Music Association’s Trailblazer Award.


His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any
artist working today. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based
musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues
in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Lovett’s
 live performances show not only the breadth of this legend’s deep
talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of
the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.


Singer, songwriter and author Shawn Colvin won her first GRAMMY Award
with her debut album, Steady On. She has been a mainstay of the
singer-songwriter genre ever since, releasing eleven superlative albums
and establishing herself as one of America’s greatest live performers.
She triumphed at the 1998 GRAMMY Awards, winning both Record
and Song of the Year for “Sunny Came Home.” Shawn was recognized
 for her career accomplishments when she was honored with
the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement
Trailblazer Award in 2016. Her forthcoming album, The Starlighter,
will be released on Amazon Music on February 23rd, 2018.
The Starlighter features Shawn’s tender renditions of traditional
and standard children’s lullabies. The result is an album that captures
the magic and mystery of children’s songs while also offering
a moving and timeless musical experience.

Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180
or online at www.warnertheatre.org.

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SHOPKINS LIVE! SHOP IT UP!
Sunday, March 4 ~ 1 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Grab your besties and head to the Warner Theatre for
SHOPKINS LIVE! SHOP IT UP! on Sunday, March 4 at 1 pm.
VIP Packages are available and include an afterparty
where guests will get the chance to meet and take
 pictures with some of their favorite Shoppies!

 

America's #1 toy brand, YouTube sensation and international
toy phenomenon is live and on stage! Your beloved Shoppies
make their theatrical debut in this original new live show featuring
 musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint,
 Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista
Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins - the grocery store-themed
mini collectable toys - Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips,
Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva.
An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show
to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.

 

All of Shopville is in a tizz as preparations get underway for the annual  
“Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.” Shady Diva showcases her
 latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the
 nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait -
no event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed
the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest?
Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins
and Shoppies need your help - the show must go on!

SHOPKINS LIVE! immerses audiences in the world of Shopville
using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative onstage characters,
state-of-art video and set design, and original pop songs and music!
Check ya later!

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

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Warner's Met Opera Live in HD Season
ROSSINI'S SEMIRAMIDE
Saturday, March 10 ~ 12:55 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Nunzio DeFilippis
will be offered in the Studio Lobby at 10:55 am.

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare
Met appearance - its first in nearly 25 years - with Maurizio Benini
on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade
in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off
in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong.
Javier Camarena as Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur,
and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe complete the stellar cast.

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

Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE on March 31, 2018
Verdi’s LUISA MILLER ~ April 14, 2018
Massenet’s CENDRILLON ~ April 28. 2018

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

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Warner Stage Company Presents
THE IRISH… AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 18
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
THE IRISH… AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY  is an uplifting musical
celebration of all things Irish in the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries
through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt
(Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, Teacher Man).  

by Frank McCourt
Original Music Arrangements by Rusty McGee
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

McCourt’s razor-sharp wit, coupled with his trademark bitter
 irony, and his boundless love for the Irish are all underscored by
glorious music extending all the way from the auld Irish folk ballades,
through George M. Cohan’s patriotic love songs to America,
World War II standards sung in films of the era, USOs and
foxholes all over the world, as well as beloved contemporary hits.
This raucous celebration of all things Irish is a jovial, heartbreaking
and inspiring tribute. Raise a glass and let's salute
those who have dreams for a better life.

Presented by special arrangement with
The Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.
Sponsored by Northwest Community Bank

Saturday, March 10 ~ 8 pm
Sunday, March 11 ~ 2 pm
Friday, March 16 ~ 8 pm
Saturday, March 17 ~ 8 pm
Sunday, March 18 ~ 2 pm

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

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SCOTTY MCCREERY
Thursday, March 15 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
After a five year wait and a multitude of life changes,
the country music star will release his new album Seasons Change
 on March 16 which includes his smash hit song "Five More Minutes."


After winning Season Ten of American Idol in 2011,
McCreery made history when he became the youngest male
artist of any genre, and the first country music artist ever, to have
his debut album enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
The singles “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls”
were certified Platinum. All of his albums, including Christmas
with Scotty have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Chart.
He achieved two Top Ten hits with “Feelin’ It” and
 “See You Tonight” off of his second album.
With his third album, the young star takes a huge creative
step forward. He co-wrote all 11 songs on Seasons Change,
 working with some of the finest songwriters in Nashville to
express a wide range of emotions and musical styles. “I’ve lived
a lot of life since my last record,” says McCreery. “I moved out
on my own, I travelled across the country and the world,
 I got engaged, I was dropped by my label, I was even robbed at gunpoint.
 So I really wanted this album to show who Scotty is at 24,
what’s going on in my life, and I think we accomplished that.”
The first song he worked on after his lengthy fight with his old label
was resolved was “Seasons Change,” writing with James McNair
and Tommy Cecil. McCreery says, “I decided that very day that it
was going to be on the record.” Another thrill came when
McCreery got to write the beach-music-inspired “Barefootin’”
 with David Lee Murphy. The greatest breakthrough, however,  
may have come in February 2015, when he wrote “Five More Minutes”
 with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell. “I knew it was a
special song,” he says. “I tweeted that day that we just wrote
my favorite song I’d ever written.” On its first day of release,
with no record company behind it, “Five More Minutes”
was ranked No. 2 on the iTunes country singles chart
and No. 9 on the iTunes all-genre singles chart.
Of course, there’s one other big story that underlies Seasons Change.
In September 2017, McCreery proposed to longtime girlfriend
Gabi Dugal in the mountains of North Carolina. “She’s a huge part
of this record, the inspiration for all the love songs,” he says.
The song “This Is It” even spells out a play-by-play blueprint for
 popping the question. Now, with a wedding on the way,
a hit on the charts, and a new lease on his musical life, everything looks
great in McCreery’s world. Things get sunnier. Seasons change.
For more information, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.

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

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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

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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The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory presents
IMPACT 2018
Saturday, March 24 ~ 7 pm &
Sunday, March 25 ~ 2 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will present IMPACT 2018,
March 24 and 25 in the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.


This year’s IMPACT features excerpts from Acts 2 and 3 from
the much beloved Swan Lake, staged by Eleanor D’Antuono,
 Alexei Tchernichov and Denise Warner Limoli. The performances
also include excerpts from Carmen, with original choreography
by Kirk Peterson; a new modern work by Kate St. Amand;
and an exciting new collaboration between Artistic Director
Victoria Mazzarelli and Charles Patterson. Featuring live music
performed by Patterson’s quartet JINQS, this new piece features
Nutmeg dancers performing original choreography set to
 music by jazz greats John Coltrane and Thelonius Monk.


Experience the beautiful costumes, exquisite lighting design,
 exciting choreography, and a cast of aspiring young artists from
the Nutmeg Ballet. Presented in the intimate Nancy Marine Studio Theatre,
you will embrace the story, feel the music, and cherish this unique
and memorable dance experience. Come be a part of the magic!

Performances of IMPACT are:
Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 pm &
Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm

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

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AMERICA
Friday, March 30 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The year 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of perennial
classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley
and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek)
 met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly
harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength
of their signature song "A Horse With No Name”. America became
a global household name and paved the way with an impressive
string of hits following the success of their first #1 single.  
Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together,
touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.
Approximate running time: 2 hours

America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety
of musical terrain.  Their best-known tunes, which also include
"I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man,"
 "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of
1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive
catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much
more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of
Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz
elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric
imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek's more traditional
country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics.

America's albums--six certified gold and/or platinum, with their
first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four plus million in
sales--displayed a fuller range of the trio's talents than did their
singles. Their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath;
from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing
ballads, America displayed a flawless blend of disparate genres
and styles as wide-open as the great American plains.

Enjoying massive success early in their career, America earned
their stripes as musical soldiers on the battlefield amidst the excess,
craziness and chaos of the 70’s. The trio won the Grammy®
for Best New Artist in 1972 and began working with George Martin
and Geoff Emerick in 1974.  This successful team
went on to record seven albums and several Top Ten hits,
 including “Tin Man” and “Sister Golden Hair”.

By the mid-70s, inter-band conflicts combined with an exhaustive
touring and recording schedule exacted its toll on the group.
With Peek’s departure from the fold in 1977, Gerry Beckley &
Dewey Bunnell rose to the challenge and carried on as a duo.
Shifts in sound and direction, changes in producers and managers,
and a renewed dedication to the craft of songwriting helped rocket
America to the upper reaches of the pop charts in 1982 with their
smash single, "You Can Do Magic."  During this tumultuous time in
their career, Beckley and Bunnell immersed themselves in their craft,
infusing a newfound maturity into their rich body of work. Their growth
 as singers, songwriters and musicians has continued into the present day
 as illustrated by landmark releases such as 2000’s Highway
3-disc box set, 2002’s Holiday Harmony, an album comprised
of seasonal classics and live showcases, 2007's Here & Now,
2009’s Live In Concert: Wildwood Springs and 2011’s Back Pages.

From their formative years, America has been a band capable
of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message.
Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences
continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and
third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s
enduring appeal. "I think that the ingredients of the America
sound are the basic fundamentals that translate internationally,"
explains Beckley. "The Italians are huge fans of dance music, but they
 also love a ballad--they're romantic at heart. It's the same in the
Far East. A lot of times in these countries, we see people singing along,
and they don't really know what the words mean.
Music is truly the international language."

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

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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

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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THE CAPITOL STEPS
"ORANGE IS THE NEW BARACK"
Saturday, April 21 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Capitol Steps return to the Warner Theatre on Saturday, April 21
at 8 pm with their new show, “Orange Is The New Barack.”
New faces from the Trump White House and Mar-A-Lago
 join old faces from the Obama years to
bring their musical political satire to Torrington!

The Capitol Steps have been a national institution for over 35 years,
providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy and satire
to audiences coast-to-coast. Each show consists of tasteful
lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political
spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981 and since then,
they have appeared on The Today Show, Nightline,
CBS Evening News and for many years in specials for NPR.

Elania Newport, co-founder of The Capitol Steps says,
“More than ever, people are coming up to us after our show and saying,
‘Boy I needed that!’ – It’s a crazy time and people need a laugh.
Of course, our challenge is to be more outrageous than the headlines!
So, we have Donald Trump singing a rock song, Bernie Sanders
singing a show tune and Vladimir Putin dancing
 shirtless…you can’t see that anywhere else!”

Mike Thornton of the Mike Thornton Agency and a performer
 with The Capitol Steps says the year since the election has been
 filled with constant rehearsals and new material added almost nightly.
“It’s almost impossible to stay ahead of the buffoonery.
Once constantly relies of daily news for new snippets and sometimes
we get new material texted to us right before we go on stage,” says Thornton.

In “Orange Is The New Barack,” The Capitol Steps promise
 to put the MOCK in Democracy to showcase the craziest post-election
you’ve ever seen. If you’ve ever wanted to see Hillary Clinton
 belt a pop hit, or appearances by Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson,
Kim Jong Un and Pope Francis, this might be the show for you!

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

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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

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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DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE GRAND ILLUSION
40TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM TOUR
Friday, May 18 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre Main Stage
 
In 1977, history was made with upon the release of THE GRAND ILLUSION album.
DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX celebrate that history
 by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits
LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS,
BEST OF TIMES, MR. ROBOTO plus classic rock anthems RENEGADE,
BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE and many more.

DENNIS DEYOUNG is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer
and songwriter on seven of the bands eight Top Ten hits.
DENNIS is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer
and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years.
His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today
and continues to inspire new generations of fans. THE ORIGINAL VOICE....
ALL THE CLASSIC HITS….ALL THE MEMORIES....ONE UNFORGETTABLE 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 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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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.