Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nutmeg Summer Series Continues at UConn

Photo by Gerry Goodstein.

WHO:
Bird Girl (Lindsay Andretta) and The Cat in the Hat (Bradford Scobie) pictured above will magically appear, along with original puppets from UConn’s famous Puppet Arts program, in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Nutmeg Summer Series production of Seussical the Musical, playing June 16-26 in the Nafe Katter Theatre, Storrs.
 
WHAT:

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its 2011 Nutmeg Summer Series with Seussical The Musical. Plus, visit the free Dr. Seuss art exhibit at the Benton Museum, also located on the UConn Storrs campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm.

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Book by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens Based on the works of Dr. Seuss Set to a gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk, all ages will enjoy this unforgettable madcap celebration of music, spectacle, and laughter. Master comedian Steve Hayes and international performance artist Bradford Scobie lead a cast of vibrant comic and musical performers in this 80-minute family musical that is sure to delight kids and kids at heart.
WHEN & WHERE:
June 16-26, 2011
Nafe Katter Theatre
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Evening performances start at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances start at 2 on Saturdays and Sundays.

HOW
Single ticket prices range from $10 to $39. Tickets for children and students are just $10! The Nafe Katter Theatre offers air-conditioned comfort and ample nearby free parking. Call 860-486-4226 or visit http://www.crt.uconn.edu/ for tickets and additional information.

MORE
The Nutmeg Summer Series continues with My Fair Lady, starring Broadway legend Terrence Mann as Professor Henry Higgins and TV soap star Eileen Fulton as Mrs. Higgins, playing July 7-17 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre (lower Jorgensen, also located on the Storrs campus).

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