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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Warner Stage Company Presents
THE GAME’S AFOOT
(or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS)
Dec. 15 & 16 ~ 8 pm
Dec. 17 ~ 2 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

The Warner Stage Company will present the murderously funny thriller
– THE GAME’S AFOOT (or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS)
– in the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre December 9-17.
The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit
set in William Gillette’s Connecticut castle which won the
2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Play.


It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette,
admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes,
has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle
for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed
 to death, the festivities in this isolated house or tricks and
mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it is up to Gillette himself,
as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes,
to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

The Warner Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s
THE GAME’S AFOOT is directed by Joe Guttadauro
and features Lydia Babbitt, Daniel Dressel,
Ashley McLeod, Lana Peck, Cathy Quirk, Randy Ronco,
Thursday Savage and Mike Zizka.
The Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Series
 is sponsored by Northwest Community Bank

Performances are:
December 15 and 16 at 8 pm
December 17 at 2 pm

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

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Warner Theatre Center For Arts Education
WINTER 2017 TERM
Classes Begin December 11

Students ages 6-16 enrolled in the Winter Term
are eligible to audition for the winter Young Actors Series
production of James and the Giant Peach JR
on the Main Stage!

We're offering a variety of exciting, new classes,
 please visit our website for a complete list!
 The Young Actors Series is sponsored
by The Lufkin Family Foundation.


- Fun with Cartooning
with renowned syndicated cartoonist Brad Gilchrist
Let your imagination run wild! Create original
characters, storyboards and more...watch your
own comics come to life on paper!

- Stand-Up Comedy
with ImprovBoston
and The Comedy Studio performer Ryan Douglass
Learn industry tricks to perfecting your comedy routine!

- Calligraphy
with renowned CT calligrapher Kathleen Borkowski
Learn the basics of making beautiful
 letters with a brush and pen.

- From Hitchcock to Spielberg: Directing on Film
with Les Ober
A study of the great masters of contemporary film
directing through some of their greatest films.

- Stop-Motion Animation
with WTCAE Director of Education Isabel Carrington
Students will create their very own "short-short" films,
from storyboard to photography,
made entirely using stop-action techniques.

- Digital Art
with Beckie Wallace
This class will touch upon digital photography,
animation, video, sound, and more!

The WTCAE also offers students of all ages and abilities
one-on-one instruction. Private lessons focus on individualized
development of the specified artistic discipline.
Lessons may begin at any time during the month.

Scholarships are available.
To register for courses or for more information,
call the WTCAE at 860-489-7180 x 148

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MOMIX OPUS CACTUS
January 6 & 7, 2018
Warner Theatre Main Stage
 

Explore the splendors of the desert with the irrepressible
Moses Pendleton and the internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionist
troupe MOMIX when they present OPUS CACTUS on our
Main Stage on January 6 at 8 pm and January 7 at 2 pm,
sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank. Tickets are available
to Warner Members beginning today, Wednesday, October 4 at 10 am
and will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 6 at 10 am.

 

In this visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets
of the Southwestern desert, OPUS CACTUS brings the landscape
and all of its creatures to life with Pendleton’s signature illusionistic
 style to create dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards
and fire dancers which one reviewer describes as, “exploding
with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor
and beauty that can be found in that often hidden world.”
This show is sure to captivate audiences of all ages!

 
 “…there are enough of those patented Momix
moments – when your eyes forget to blink and your
breath forgets to come out – to make 'Cactus'
another winning addition to the repertory.”
- Sylviane Gold, Newsday

“Inspired by the flora, fauna, and simple magic of the American Southwest,
Pendleton’s ingenuity, theatricality and cunning imagination
are seen at full stretch in strange vignettes of the Sonoran desert.”
- Clive Barnes, New York Post

MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists based out of Washington, CT
and is known internationally for presenting work of exceptional
inventiveness and physical beauty. MOMIX performs on stages
worldwide and has appeared in film, television and national commercials.
With nothing more than light, shadow, props and the human body,
MOMIX has astonished audiences on five continents for 37 years.
 Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank

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

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Harry Bank Productions presents
AVOW
A Film by Bill C. Davis
Saturday, January 6 ~ 8:30 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
A Torrington based company, Harry Banks Productions,
in appreciation for all of its support, invites Torrington and its
surrounding areas to a screening of its newest film, AVOW.


The screening will take place Saturday, January 6 at 8:30 pm
 in the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, where the play
 on which the film is based, was presented two years earlier.

AVOW was written and directed by longtime Connecticut
resident and playwright Bill C. Davis. Cinematography
 is by lifetime Connecticut resident Jordan Aucella.

Harry Banks Productions’ first feature, Household Accounts,
was voted Best Feature at the recent Buffalo-Niagara
International Film Festival.
For more information on AVOW,

Admission for the screening is free,
but a ticket is required.
To reserve a ticket, call the
Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180

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A Susan Froemke Film
"THE OPERA HOUSE"
Saturday, January 13 ~ 12:55 pm
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
The Warner Theatre will show THE OPERA HOUSE, in the
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, January 13 at 12:55 pm
 as a fundraiser to benefit opera programming at the Warner.
Admission is $25. A one-hour post-opera dessert and
wine reception will be offered in the Studio Lobby for $15.


THE OPERA HOUSE, a new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning
documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable
period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great
change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage,
 stills, and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation
of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop
 of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped
 the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s.

Amongst the notable figures in the film are famed soprano
Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s
Anthony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager,
who engineered the move from the old house to the new one;
Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an
 entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center;
 and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for
architectural glory was never fully realized.

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

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ANNUAL BRIDAL EVENT 2018
Sunday, January 14 ~ 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 14 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 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.

Half and Full-Season Subscriptions are available.
To purchase a Season Subscription or tickets,
call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180

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.

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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.

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Warner Stage Company Presents
"ONCE"
February 9-11, 2018
Warner Theatre Main Stage
February 3, 9 & 10, 2018 ~ 8 pm
February 4 & 11, 2018 ~ 2 pm
The Warner Stage Company will present ONCE on the
Warner Theatre Main Stage February 3-11, sponsored by
Thomaston Savings Bank. Follow the story of a guy who gave up
on love and music, and the girl who inspired him to dream again.

From the very first note, ONCE draws you in and never lets go.
This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music
that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award
and a Tony Award. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician
and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music.
Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship
and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated
 love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film,
 including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this achingly beautiful,
 joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences
and speaks to the power of music to connect us all.
A show like this only comes around ONCE.

Contains adult language.
The Warner Stage Company production of ONCE
is directed and choreographed by Sharon A. Wilcox
and music directed by Dan Ringuette.

Performances are:
 February 3, 9 and 10 at 8 pm
and February 4 at 11 at 2 pm

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

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It's Not Just a Movie...I
t's a Movie at the Warner!
MOONSTRUCK
Wednesday, February 14 ~ 8 pm
Warner Theatre
Shown on the Big 50' screen
The Warner Theatre will show the Oscar-winning romantic comedy,
MOONSTRUCK on the big screen Wednesday, February 14 at 8 pm.

Tickets are $5. Valentine’s Day Special!
With the purchase of two tickets to Moonstruck order a
bouquet of flowers for someone special for an additional $10!
Flower offer not available online, please call box office.
 Flowers must be ordered by Feb 9, 2018.
“’Moonstruck’ is a great big beautiful valentine of a movie,
an intoxicating romantic comedy set beneath the biggest,
brightest Christmas moon you ever saw.” – Washington Post


Fall under the delightful spell of Moonstruck! Widow Loretta Castorini (Cher)
 is living with her Sicilian family in Brooklyn and despite being
superstitious about love, agrees to marry Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello).
Loretta finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for Johnny’s
 jaded brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). Her dilemma and her hilariously
eccentric family make for an unforgettable film that has been called
“enchanting” (Newsweek) and “irresistible” (Today Show).
The film won three Oscars for Best Actress (Cher),
Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis)
and Original Screenplay (John Patrick Shanley).
Call the Box Office to purchase today,
Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180
Flower offer not available online.
Valid on new orders only.
Sponsored by Elevator Service Company
and Torrington Chapter of UNICO.

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Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
Young Actors Series students present Roald Dahl's
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
February 24 & 25, 2018
Warner Theatre Main Stage
Sponsored by The Lufkin Family Foundation
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.
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

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
The #1 kids toy in North America is making its theatrical debut
 in an original live show featuring 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! VIP packages are available and include an
after party where guests get the chance to meet and take
pictures with some of their favorite Shoppies!

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
The Warner Theatre will welcome country music star
Scotty McCreery to the Main Stage on Thursday, March 15 at 8 pm.
Scotty McCreery is currently rising up the charts with his
smash hit song “Five More Minutes,” which has already earned
30 million streams and sold 100,000 downloads. He made history
in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist
of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified
Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 album chart.

 He has gone on to see all three of his albums debut at No. 1 on a
Billboard album chart, with current combined sales nearing 3 million copies.
He’s earned one Gold single and three Platinum singles and achieved
two Top Ten hits with “Feelin’ It” and “See You Tonight.” The latter song
earned McCreery both his first BMI Award for writing one of the
Top 50 Country Songs of 2015 and his first Music Row No. 1 Challenge Coin.

He won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011; was named
 the ACM New Artist of the Year Award in 2011; won the CMT Music
 Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”)
 in 2012; and American Country Awards for new Artist of the
Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013.

In 2016, McCreery released his first book, Go Big or Go Home:
 The Journey Toward the Dream, and won the Rare Country Grand
Ole Opry Moment of the Year Award for his live performance of
“Five More Minutes.” He recently finished recording his new album
 which will be released in Spring 2018 on
Triple Tigers Records / Sony Music Entertainment.
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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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, 2018 ~ 8pm
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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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.

February 3, 9 & 10, 2018 at 8pm
February 4 & 11, 2018 at 2pm

May 5, 11 & 12, 2018 at 8pm
May 6 & 13, 2018 at 2pm

July 28, August 3 & 4, 2018 at 8PM
July 29 & August 5, 2018 at 2PM

IN THE NANCY MARINE STUDIO THEATRE
Click on the production titles for full show descriptions and other information.

December 9, 15 & 16, 2017 at 8pm
December 10 & 17, 2017 at 2pm

March 10, 16 & 17, 2018 at 8pm
March 11 & 18, 2018 at 2pm

June 16, 22 & 23, 2018 at 8pm
June 17 & 24, 2018 at 2pm

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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 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.