Greater Harford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program productions perform at the Theater of the Performing Arts, located immediately adjacent to our high school building. To purchase tickets for any of our shows or for general information, visit the Theater Box Office online. For assistance, feel free to email us at [email protected], or call 860-757-6388.


Jazz and Ribs

Black Eyed Sally's, 350 Asylum Ave, Hartford.
May 18, 2023
4:00 PM
$20 Adults, $10 Students

Celebrate an afternoon of jazz from The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day ensembles while enjoying great food. Funds raised will go to the Thomas Duffy Memorial Scholarship fund. Event will be at Black Eyed Sally’s 350 Asylum Street, Hartford.



Senior Dance Concert

Senior Dance
Black Box Theater
May 25, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Academy Dance Class of 23 original student choreography.



Completed Performances

Student Directed Plays

SDP Black Box Theater
May 18, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Original works from Academy students.



Theater Intermezzo

Black Box Theater
May 11, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Theater students present scenes and work from throughout the year.



Speak Up

Speak Up Black Box Theater
May 8, 2023
6:00 PM
Free Admission, Donations Accepted

We start with thoughts we think and put them on a page. Then after we speak them, we try to find a stage.

Join us on May 8th in the Black Box of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day Program for an open mic followed by a showcase of students who developed work through Speak Up.

Speak Up is a workshop series engaging students in the arts of Poetry and Spoken Word, in hopes of developing a community of creatives that actively practice writing, shaping and sharing their ideas of stories important to them.

Recommend Ages: 14 and Older


Warning: Profanity will be limited to none, but content varies dependent on students interest. There may be topics discussed not recommended for youth under the ages provided.


prom Director: Molly Chiffer
Music Director: Matt Durland
Choreography: Jolie Creary
Main Stage Theater
April 28, 29, May 5, 6 2023


Book and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book  by Bob Martin
Music by Mathew Sklar

Join us for our annual musical presentation, The Drama Desk Award winning The Prom.

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

We also have a wonderful fundraiser before the show Friday April 28, with light refreshment and wine and beer, and all funds will support scholarships for our graduating seniors.





Music Chamber Concert

Black Box Theater
May 4, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Here jazz, vocal, and classical works from the music department in an up close intimate setting.




Dance Intermezzo

Main Stage Theater
March 30, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Academy dancers present work from their classes


Winter's Tale

Wnters TaleBlack Box Theater
Rescheduled March 30, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Join us for a workshop presentation of Shakespeare's tale of jealousy and forgiveness developed using the text from the First Folio of 1623. Admission is free but seating is limited. Please reserve your tickets in advance.


Musical Theater Intermezzo

Main Stage Theater
March 23, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission


Musical Theater Students present process followed by performances of their work this year.


Music Intermezzo

Main Stage Theater
March 15, 2023
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Watch performances of student work from the music department.

Spring Chamber Music Concert

chamber Black Box Theater
March 2, 2023 6:30PM

Live instrumental and vocal performances from our music department.

Theater Design and Production Showcase

Gallery and Presentation
March 7, 2023
5:30 PM
Free Admission

Come see the Theater Design and Production students in action. Attend student led workshops and view works in progress.

Love and Heartbreak Through The Ages

A Musical Theater Benefit Cabaret
Main Stage
February 9, 2023 6:30PM

This benefit performance will help to offset the cost of our department trip to New York City in the spring. Our goal is to raise enough over the course of the year to offset 100% of our costs for all students.

Please choose your ticket level:
$5 : If every person pays this amount, we will cover the cost of approximately 7 students' tickets to a Broadway show.
$10: If every person pays this amount, we will cover the cost of a Master Class while we are in the city!
$20: If every person pays this amount, we will cover the cost of approximately half of our student tickets to a Broadway show, and the rental of studio space in the city!
$Other Amount: We are so grateful for any additional amount you would like to give! Every dollar will go toward transportation, tickets, studio space, and master class artist(s).

Wedding Band

Wedding Band Black Box Theater
January 13, 14, 20, 21
Tickets: $15 Adult, $5 Students/Seniors

Written By Alice Childress

Set in the deep south at the end of World War I during the flu epidemic, Alice Childress’s seldom-produced masterpiece is one of American drama’s most mercilessly revealing tales of interracial love. A jewel of theatrical concision and detail, the play traces a devoted couple’s caustic confrontations with anti-miscegenation laws, vicious family racism, community disapproval and finally deadly disease and their own long-buried feelings. Wedding Band, written in the heat of the Civil Rights era, speaks with stunning clarity to the public debates of the Black Lives Matter era.

Academy Pops

PopsPerformance in Main Stage Theater
Tickets: $15 Adult, $5 Students/Seniors
December 9, 2022 6:30PM

Come see the inaugural performance of Academy Pops! This new and exciting Main Stage concert will feature live music performances from students across all of the Academy’s departments. Under the direction of our incredible master teachers, students have also designed and implemented an exciting stage and light show to bring the music to life! Featuring songs by Adele, H.E.R, Alabama Shakes, Billie Eilish, and many, many more!


Fall Chamber Music Concert

chamber Black Box Theater
Black Box Theater
October 26, 2022 6:30PM

Live instrumental and vocal performances from our music department.



Fall Showcase and Art Exhibition

fallshowcase Performance in Main Stage Theater
Art Exhibition in Theater Lobby Gallery
November 22, 2022 6:30PM
Free Admission

Academy students perform works from the year. Visual Arts reception starting at 4:30.



Choreographers' Showcase

Choreographers Main Stage Theater
October 22, 2022

Tickets: $15 Adult, $5 Students/Seniors
Directed by Alexa Melonopolous Fleury, Tracy Lombardo, and Thomas Giroir

The Choreographers’ Showcase is a rare opportunity for high school dancers to learn and perform with critically acclaimed choreographers. The performance brings world-renowned choreographers, and their original works, to the Learning Corridor's Theater of the Performing Arts, in Hartford.

This year, the Academy welcomes the following featured choreographers:

  • Authorized stager Andrea Weber for the Merce Cunningham Trust
  • New York-based Brandon Cournay staging a piece by Larry Keigwin for Keigwin + Company
  • Derek Brockington of the Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Movement and text based artist Lauren Horn
  • And Connecticut’s own Judy Dworin of Hartford’s Justice Dance Performance Project


Six Plays in Six Days

6x6 Main Stage Theater
September 23, 2022

Tickets: $5 General Admission

Directed by Brian Jennings and Mike Nowicki

Please join us on Sat., Sept. 24 for the performance of Six Plays in Six Days, a week-long experiment where students create original plays from concept to fully staged productions in only six days, to be performed.

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