2019-2020 Academy Season

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Six Plays In Six Days

6 Plays 6 DaysDirected By Brian Jennigs and Mike Nowicki
September 22; 7:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater; $5 General Admission

A week-long experiment where students create original plays from concept to fully staged productions in only six days, to be performed in front of an audience at the end of the week.










Who We Are, Why We Create

Visual Arts Exhibition
October 24 to November 14
Reception: October 24; 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Lobby Gallery;
Free Admission

Kicking off the school year with an art show featuring both student and faculty work.
Reception: October 28, 4:30 - 6p.m.
Gallery is up until November 14.

Choreographers' Showcase

Choreographers' ShowcaseDirected by Alexa Melonopoulos
October 26; 7:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater;
$20 and $15 adults, $15 and $10 students/seniors

Choreographers’ Showcase is a rare opportunity for high school dancers to learn and perform with critically acclaimed choreographers. This year we welcome choreographers Kyle McHargh, Yoshito Sakuraba, Katie Stevinson Nollet, authorized stager Brandon Collwes for the Merce Cunningham Trust, and Alberto Del Saz from the Nikolais-Louis Foundation for Dance.








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Arts Academy Chamber Music Concert

October 30; 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater;
Free Admission

Instrumental and vocal students from the music department present classical and jazz pieces as solos, duos, and trios for an intimate evening of musical performances.

Ballet to Breakdancing

ballet to breakdancingSunday, November 17
2 p .m.
$29 Adults; $21.Students/Seniors

Dimensional Dance, a 10 member professional dance company, presents "Ballet to Breakdancing,"an interactive performance with the premiere of "One Art," a contemporary ballet and "Fierce Like Frida," a synthesis of ballet and breakdancing about the painter Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera. Also on the program"O Squared" by director Ruth Lewis and "Legacy of Fosse," a high energy jazz piece. Guest artist b-boy T!ger who made the top 40 in the television show So You Think You Can Dance for 2018 will perform.

For Tickets call the box office 860-757-6388.
M-F  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or order online at the link below.


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Dimensional Dance is a 10 member professional dance company located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dimensional Dance has no affiliation with CREC Schools.

 

 

Fall Showcase and Visual Arts Exhibition: Compose, Demonstrate, Illustrate

Fall ShowcaseNovember 26 2018
Gallery Reception: 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Main Stage Lobby
Performance: 6:30
Main Stage Theater
Free Admission.

A sampling of student performances and artwork. Visual Arts Fall Exhibition will be on display until January.








 

Music Department Holiday Concert

December 11; 6:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater,
Admission $5 at the door.

Ring in the holiday festivities with the Academy music department as they present musical classics of the season! Join in for a sing-a-long at the end.

$5 at the door. No online ticket sales. Proceeds help fund music department field trips and guest artist visits.

Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time

Curious INcident of the Dog in the Night TimeWritten by Simon Stephens
Directed by Missy Burmeister
January 17, 18, 24, 25
Black Box Theater
$10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

When 15 year old Christopher John Francis Boone discovers the slain body of his neighbors’ poodle he sets out to find the murderer, against the stern warnings from both his father and the police. He chronicles his findings in his journal. Christopher discovers much more than he had bargained for, which leads him on an unexpected and overwhelming journey. The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time won seven Laurence Olivier awards in 2013, and won 17 awards in 2015 including the Tony Award for best play.

Theater Design and Production Showcase

January 30, 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater
Free Admission

Theater Design and Productions students showcase their work in set design, costume design, and all other production design elements. There will be a fashion show, demonstrations, and workshops.

Arts Academy Chamber Music Concert

February 25; 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater; Free Admission

Instrumental and vocal students from the music department present classical and jazz pieces as solos, duos, and trios for an intimate evening of musical performances.

REPRESENT! Multicultural Collaborative

Exhibition
Reception: February 27; 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Lobby Gallery; Free Admission

An art exhibit highlighting multicultural depictions of art from all arts disciplines. Gallery is up until March, 11.

POP-U-Lar: Themes In Art

Visual Arts Exhibition
March 18 to April 23
Reception: March 18; 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Lobby Gallery
Free Admission

Thematic based works created by Visual Arts majors. Gallery runs until April 23.

Dance Intermezzo

March 18; 6:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater
Free Admission

Dance majors present their work in ballet, modern, jazz, and composition. Come see their pieces and learn about the highly disciplined process of dance performances.

Musical Theater Intermezzo

Musical Theater IntermezzoMarch 26; 6:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater
Free Admission

Come to an evening of solo and ensemble performances from our students in the musical theater department. Enjoy a triple threat of dance, acting, and music in a showcase of work done throughout the year.








 

Music Intermezzo

Music INtermezzoMarch 31; 6:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater
Free Admission 

Enjoy an evening showcase of the Academy’s classical and jazz music departments performing vocal and instrumental pieces from throughout the year.









 

Matilda

Directed by Brian Jennings
Music by Tim Minchin
Book by Dennis Kelly
Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Brian Jennings
Musical Director Melanie Guerin
Choreographer Christine Simoes
May 1, 2, 8, & 9; 7:30 p.m.
Main Stage Theater; $25  $15 adults,;  $10 students/seniors

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.

Arts Academy Chamber Music Concert

May 5; 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater; Free Admission

Instrumental and vocal students from the music department present classical and jazz pieces as solos, duos, and trios for an intimate evening of musical performances.

Seeking Sophistication Beyond Shapes

Visual Arts Spring Exhibition
May 7 to June 4
Reception: May 7; 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Main Stage Lobby;
Free Admission

A collection highlighting work from all Visual Arts Majors. Gallery runs until June 4.

Theater Intermezzo

Theater IntermezzoMay 14; 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater;
Free Admission

A presentation of student works from the theater department.










 

Student Directed Plays

May 29; 6:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater
Free Admission

Come and enjoy original work directed and written by Academy students.

Theater of the Performing Arts
The Learning Corridor
359 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-757-6388