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.

Warner Theatre and WNPR present
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
This summer, WNPR’s Where We Live sits down with
three prominent Connecticut women from very different
backgrounds in the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

The three-part series begins on
July 11 at 7 pm with Cindi Bigelow,
President and CEO of Bigelow Tea,

continues on August 8 at 7 pm
with Priyamvada Natarajan,
Professor of Astronomy
and Physics at Yale University

and the series closes on
September 12 at 7 pm
with Carolyn Kuan, Music Director
of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Host Lucy Nalpathanchil will ask each about “her story”
-- the journey that led to her success in business, science or the arts.
We’ll explore questions like, how have they confronted gender
bias in their careers? How do they balance work expectations
with their personal lives? And what do they want the next generation
of women leaders to know? This live series will also be taped for
broadcast on the popular Where We Live daily radio program on WNPR.

Join us for this 3-part summer series, and bring your questions!
Tickets include a brief pre-event reception at 6:15 pm
with Lucy Nalpathanchil and our featured guest,
 as well as the production team from WNPR.

Cindi Bigelow is the third generation President and CEO of Bigelow Tea,
the US market leader of specialty teas that produces over 1.7 billion tea
bags annually. She holds a BS degree from Boston College,
an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management,
and an Honorary Doctorate from University of New Haven.
Socially and community-minded, she frequently makes appearances
speaking to students and industry leaders, sharing insights
on business ethics and career development, and has received
numerous awards for her years of community service.

Priyamvada Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in
cosmology, gravitational lensing, and black hole physics. Her research
involves mapping the detailed distribution of dark matter in the universe,
exploiting the bending of light en-route to us from distant galaxies.
In particular, she has focused on making dark matter maps of
clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter.
Her work has demonstrated that cluster strong lensing offers
a unique and potentially powerful laboratory to test evolving dark
energy models. Natarajan was the chair of the Womens Faculty Forum
 from 2011-2013 at Yale. She was on the Steering Committee
of the Womens Faculty Forum from 2003 to 2010. She is deeply
 interested in institutional change with regard to gender parity in the Academy.
She is also on the Board of the Swiss Edge Certified Foundation
that works toward gender equality in the workplace.

Carolyn Kuan is recognized as a conductor of extraordinary versatility.
She has enjoyed successful associations with top tier orchestras,
opera companies, ballet companies and festivals worldwide.
Her commitment to contemporary music has defined her
approach to programming, and established her as an international
resource for new music and world premieres.
Appointed music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
in 2011, she has recently signed a new six-year contract
extending their creative collaboration through May, 2022.

Tickets are $15 for one night
or $30 for all three nights of the series.
To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office
 at 860-489-7180 or visit

 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,
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

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

Nutmeg Summer Dance Festival
 Friday, July 28 ~ 7 PM
Saturday, July 29 ~ 12 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will present an eclectic performance
of classical and contemporary dance repertoire performed
 by the talented students, graduates, and guests of
The Nutmeg International Summer Training program.  

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

Warner Stage Company Presents
Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s
July 29-August 6, 2017
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Stage Company will present one of the most popular
Disney movies of all time – MARY POPPINS – as a practically perfect
musical on the Warner Main Stage opening July!  MARY POPPINS
takes us on a magical and memorable adventure.  It’s an
enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs,
breathtaking dance numbers, and a little bit of magic.

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 doorstep.  
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 one she has had 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!”

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film,
MARY POPPINS is full of fantasy and magic and yes, Mary will fly!  
The score features your favorite Poppins tunes including
A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,”
Step in Time,” and “Chim Chiminey.”
It’s a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!

The Warner Stage Company
production of MARY POPPINS
 is Directed by Richard McKenna
and Music Directed by James Luurtsemma,
with Choreography by Sharon A. Wilcox.  

Performances are:
Saturday, July 29 ~ 8 PM
Sunday, July 30 ~ 2 PM
Friday, August 4 ~ 8 PM
Saturday, August 5 ~ 8 PM
Sunday, August 6 ~ 2 PM

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

It's Not Just a Movie...
It's a Movie at the Warner!
Saturday, August 19 ~ 8 PM
Saturday, August 26 ~ 8 PM
On the Big Screen!
Saturday,  August 19 ~ 8 PM
Saturday, August 26 ~ 8 pm
On the Big Screen!
Tickets for each movie are just $5!

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, the blockbuster which shot
John Travolta to fame and featured a timeless music soundtrack,
 will turn 40 this year!  Celebrate its anniversary with us
on Saturday, August 19 at 8 pm. Travolta plays Tony Manero,
 a young Brooklyn native who dreams of making it out of
his neighborhood but finds himself every Saturday night shining as
 “king of the dance floor” at a local disco club. This movie is rated R.

Have you ever wanted to know what it felt like to be a T-Bird
or a Pink Lady at Rydell High?  Well now is your chance!  
Get our your poodle skirts and leather jackets and get ready
 to sing and dance to GREASE SING-A-LONG
on Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm.

Join Danny (John Travolta), Sandy (Olivia Newton John)
and the rest of the gang and sing along to the
lyrics on the screen, dress-up is encouraged!

Tickets for each movie are just $5!
 Call the Box Office to purchase today!
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180

Award-Winning Country Superstar
Martina McBride
Thursday, September 14 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage
The Warner Theatre will welcome award-winning country superstar
Martina McBride to the Main Stage on Thursday, September 14 at 8 pm.  

Multiple Grammy nominee Martina McBride has sold
over 18 million albums to date, including 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits.  
She released her first single, “Reckless,” the title track from her
latest studio album available now, in 2016.  McBride has earned
more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for
Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association
and won three Academy of Country Music awards for Top Female Vocalist.  
Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors,
three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards.   

Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award
and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin
Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on
behalf of domestic violence.  Through her Team Music Is Love
charity initiative, Martina partners with non-profit causes to help
many of the towns she’s performing in. Martina also invites fans
to join her team in making the world a better place through the
power of music.  Recently, Martina released her first book,
Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her
favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu
planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.

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

Arlo Guthrie
Saturday, September 16 ~ 8 PM
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 PM.

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

Warner Stage Company Presents
Agatha Christie's
Sept. 23, 29 & 30 ~ 8 PM
Sept.  24 & Oct. 1 ~ 2 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

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

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
Live on Stage Together
Saturday, September 30 ~ 8 PM
 Warner Theatre Main Stage
Premier Concerts welcomes by popular demand folk icons
to the Warner on September 30 at 8 pm.

Fifty years ago, Stills met Collins and their tumultuous love affair
would be immortalized by Stills with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
This tour will be the first time the duo have been onstage together.  

Stephen Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield,
Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work.

Judy Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist,
melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic.
Together, they will pull music from their rich catalogs,
debut songs from their upcoming album and share warm
 and intimate stories from their journeys.

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

Warner Theatre
2017-18 Metropolitan Opera
Live in HD Season
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre announces the 2017-18 Met Opera:
Live in HD Season, featuring 10 Saturday matinee
simulcasts in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

This year’s Season will include 5 new productions
and 2 Met premieres and is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.
A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture
will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours
before each broadcast, sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

Bellini’s NORMA ~ October 7, 2017
Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE ~ October 14, 2017
Adés’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL ~ November 18, 2017
Puccini’s TOSCA ~ January 27, 2018
Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE ~ February 10, 2018
Puccini’s LA BOHÈME ~ February 24, 2018
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

Full and Half-Season Subscriptions are available.  
Become a member of the Warner Theatre Opera Guild and
reserve seats for the upcoming 2017-18 season before the public!  

 Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 19.   

The 2017-18 Met Opera: Live in HD Season
is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria.  
The 2017-18 Met Opera: Live in HD Lecture Series
 is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.

Sixth Annual
October 13 & 14 ~ 8 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

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

Warner Stage Company Presents
Nov. 4, 10 & 11 ~ 8 PM
Nov. 5 & 12 ~ 2 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage

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

Garrison Keillor
Thursday, November 30 ~ 8 PM
 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

A Rock n' Doo-Wop
Holiday Spectacular
Saturday, December 2 ~ 8 PM
Warner Theatre Main Stage

Five of the biggest names of the 1960's will perform
on the Main Stage on December 2 at 8 pm for

This Holiday Spectacular stars Lou Christie
(“Lightning Strikes”, “Make You Mine”,
“The Gypsy Cried”, “Two Faces Have I”);

1910 Fruitgum Company
 (“Simon Says”, “Indian Giver”,
“123 Red Light”);

Larry Chance and The Earls
(“Remember Then”, “I Believe”,
“Life Is But A Dream”);

Shirley Alston Reeves
original lead singer of The Shirelles
(“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”,
“Solider Boy”, “Mama Said”);

and The Fireflies (“You Were Mine”).
Artists will be accompanied
by The Coda Band.

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

Warner Stage Company Presents
Dec. 9, 15 & 16 ~ 8 PM
Dec. 10 & 17 ~ 2 PM
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

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

Warner Stage Company 2017-2018


- Includes the four Main Stage productions
 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
or the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
SPRING AWAKENING) or productions from both venues
- Your seat location may vary depending on the shows selected.

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

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

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

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
For more information about L.A.B.A. visit
photos by Steve Emirzian




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.

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.”

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.

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

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: