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Choreographers showcase
Choreographers' Showcase
Directed by Linda Burns, Thomas Giroir, Tracy Lombardo, and Alexa Melonopoulos
Virtual Event
Live Premiere March 26 6:30PM
Live Talkback afterwards (Zoom Link to follow)
Availibve Until April 1st (One time ticketed)
Tickets: Free

On Friday, March 26th, students from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day program will perform the work of professional choreographers from New York City, Philadelphia, and Connecticut in this year’s Choreographers’ Showcase.

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 Academy and to Hartford.

This year we will be presenting Choreographers’ Showcase virtually. We are incredibly fortunate to have hip-hop legend Rennie Harris, award winning choreographer Larry Keigwin, New York dancer Brandon Collwes and former faculty member Leslie Frye Maietta, working with our dancers for this unique opportunity.



Twisted TalesTwisted Tales of Poe
Directed by Elizabeth Simmons
Virtual Radio Drama
Tickets : Free
Premieres April  19-22 with new episodes daily
Tell Tale Heart - April 19
The Cask of Amontillado  -April 20
        The Raven - April 21
         The Black Cat - April 22

Broadcasting from the The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Studios, it’s theatre of the mind ... Radio you can see.

Written by Philip Grecian and based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,”“The Raven", and "The Black Cat,”each created by the master of the mysterious and macabre, all come to life right before your very ears in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, complete with musical accompaniment and a crew making all of the eerie sound effects.


Premieres April 19

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No ExitNo Exit
Directed by Missy Burmeister
Learning Corridor Courtyard
Aril 30, May 1  7:30 Curtain
Tickets $10 Adult, $5 Student /Seniors

Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit takes us on a journey into Hell where three lost souls are locked in a simple room together for all eternity.

At first, the lack of obvious torturers confuses Garcin, Inez and Estelle, but before long, it becomes clear that they are meant to be each other's torturers.




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Academy Awards

Academy Awards 21

Tickets are available for the y Class of 21 Academy Awards. Performances start at 6pm at the Bushnell Park Performance Pavilion. Tickets are free of charge but limited to 6 per family.