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.

2023-2024 Event Season

Head Over Heels

head over heels Main Stage Theater
Main Stage
April 26, 27, May 3, 4, 2024

7:30PM

For our annual spring musical, we present "Head Over the Heels." A royal family journeys to save their kingdom from extinction soon to find that the answer to their survival lays within the heart. Featuring the music of the Go Go's

 


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Music Chamber Concert

Chamber Black Box Theater
May 2, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

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

Theater Intermezzo

Black Box Theater
May 9, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

 

Theater students present scenes and work from throughout the year.

Student Directed Plays

SDP Black Box Theater
May 16, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

 

Original works from Academy students.

Musical Theater Senior Showcase

Main Stage
May 21, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Musical Theater's Class of 24 put on one last Academy show where they celebrate through performances from Broadway's great songbook.

 

Senior Dance Concert

Senior Dance Black Box Theater
May 23, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Academy Dance Class of 24 original student choreography.

Past Events

Dance Intermezzo

Dance Intermezzo Main Stage Theater
March 28, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Join us March 28 for the Dance Department Intermezzo. This free event showcases what the students have been learning in the classroom, all presented as performance. This represents students from 9-12 grade.

This will be in our Mainstage Theater, at 6:30, will lobby opening at 5:45.

 

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Musical Theater Intermezzo

Main Stage Theater
March 21, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Musical Theater Students present process followed by performances of their works.

 

Music Intermezzo

MUsic Intermezzo Main Stage Theater
March 13, 2024
6:30 PM
Free Admission

Come see the 2024 Music Department Intermezzo! Student performances will include songs and pieces from the Jazz and Contemporary Vocal studios, Jazz Instrumental groups, the Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Classical Piano Studio, Modern Instrumental Music groups, and some original works from our Music Production and Film Score classes.

 

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuff

For Colored Girls Black Box Theater
March 8, 2024

6:30PM
Directed by Jeanika Browne-Springer

This production uses several “choreopoems” to tell the stories of seven different women. Each choreopoem is a monologue set to music and dance and speaks of the experiences of those who have suffered from oppression from racism and sexism.


Theater Design and Production Showcase

Gallery and Presentation
March 6, 2024
5:30 PM
Free Admission

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

Academy Pops

popsMarch 1, 2024 6:30PM
Tickets: $15 Adult, $5 Students/Seniors

Academy Pops is back for its second year! Come see this exciting Main Stage concert featuring live performances from students across all of the Academy’s departments. Directed by our own Calvin Linderman and a team of our incredible master teachers, Academy Pops is a breathtaking concert experience featuring a stage and light show designed to bring the music to life! Featuring songs from many contemporary artists!

Casting Forward, The Musical Theater Benefit

castingforwardFebruary 8, 2024 6:30PM
Tickets: Donations Accepted

Join us for our annual Musical Theater Fundraiser. This years title is Casting Forward , our version of Broadway Backwards.This benefit performance on Feb. 8, at 6:30 in our Mainstage Theater. Ticket sales 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).

 

Make Art; Change the World

Gala Main Stage
January 20

3:00PM

Make Art, Change the World Benefit is an annual event showcasing exceptional student work from all arts disciplines including Dance, Music, Musical Theater, Design & Theater Production, Theater, and Visual Arts.
All monies raised will support funding scholarships.

 

Arden of Farmingham

arden Black Box Theater
December 8,9,15, 16 2023

7:30PM
Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 General Admission

Directed by Mike Nowicki

Arden of Farmingham (original spelling: Arden of Feversham) is an Elizabethan play, entered into the Register of the Stationers Company on 3 April 1592, and printed later that same year by Edward White. It depicts the real-life murder of Thomas Arden by his wife Alice Arden and her lover, and their subsequent discovery and punishment. The play is notable as perhaps the earliest surviving example of domestic tragedy, a form of Renaissance play which dramatized recent and local crimes rather than far-off and historical events.

Carrie

speak UP Recital Hall
November 16, 2023

7:00 PM
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors

Directed by Stacy Beard
Musical Direction by Abigail Winkler

Join us on Thursday, November 16, for our workshop version of Carrie, The Musical.
This will be in our Recital Hall, in the High School Building , at 15 Vernon St, and free, secure parking is available in the Learning Corridor Parking Garage, located at 2 Brownell Ave.  
Come celebrate the wonderful work of our students for this one night event!

 

Fall Chamber Music Concert

chamber Black Box Theater
October 25, 2023 6:30PM

Live instrumental and vocal performances from our music department.

 

 

Choreographers' Showcase

ChoreographersMain Stage Theater
October 21, 2023

7:30PM
Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 General Admission

Directed by Tracy Lombardo, Thomas Giroir, Alexa Melonopoulos Fleury

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 Billy Smith for the Mark Morris Dance Group
  • New York-based Tendayi Kuumba, a Dance Magazine Top 25 to watch
  • New York-based SYREN Modern Dance directed by Lynn Peterson & Kate Sutter
  • Director, Choreographer and Circus Artist Tandy Beal, with staging by Peter Kyle
  • Dancer and Mime Lotte Gosslar, with staging from Jeanne Giroir, Thomas Giroir & John Simone

 

The performance will be held on the Main Stage of the Theater of the Performing Arts, located at 359 Washington Street, Hartford. Parking is free.

 

 

Six Plays in Six Days

6x6 Main Stage Theater
September 23, 2023

7:30PM
Tickets: $5 General Admission

Directed by Brian Jennings and Mike Nowicki

Please join us on Sat., Sept. 23 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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