Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rent, Smokey Joe's on Tap for CT Rep's Nutmeg Summer Series

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is offering four productions in the Nutmeg Summer Series between May 27 and July 4, 2010 – its first full summer season since 2002.

Rent and Smokey Joe’s Café, are matched with All in the Timing, a comedic collection of six one-act plays, and these three productions are available as a subscription. The fourth production is a world premiere play presented by movement theatre artists, Split Knuckle Theatre, and is available as an “add on” to the subscription package.

Performances are 7:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays with matinees at 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Subscription package options range from $36- $84. Single ticket prices range from $6 to $37.

Call 860-486-4226 for tickets and additional information or visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

Here is some information about the shows:

Rent
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
May 27 – June 6
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Its unforgettable songs, including “Seasons of Love,” “No Day but Today” and “One Song Glory,” propelled Rent to become one of the ten longest running shows on Broadway. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this rock opera is the story of struggling young artists – based on Puccini’s La Boheme but set in modern-day New York City.

All in the Timing
By David Ives
June 10 – 20
Nafe Katter Theatre

Six one-act comedic plays.

Smokey Joe’s Café
Words & Music by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
June 24 – July 4
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Featuring the legendary songs of Leiber and Stoller, Smokey Joe’s Café features stunning song and dance performances of show-stopping tunes such as “Yakkety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock” and many more.

Endurance
Written by Nick Ryan in Collaboration with Split Knuckle Theatre
June 24 – 27
Nafe Katter Theatre

Office gymnastics meets daring Antarctic exploration in the unlikely setting of a Hartford insurance office.

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