Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CT Arts News Updates Jan. 9-15, 2012

Hartford Children's Theatre Wins BroadwayWorld.com Awards
Hartford Children’s Theatre has won four 2011 BroadwayWorld.com Connecticut Theatre Awards including “Best Community Theatre.” Additionally, HCT’s production of Pinkalicious received the honor of “Best Musical,” Tori Mooney of West Hartford was named “Best Actress in a Musical” for her performance in the title role and 13-year-old West Hartford resident Hollis Long received the
“Best Actress Under 25” award for her performances in HCT’s Annie and Willy Wonka.

HCT presents Little Women as part of the 2011-2012 Family Main Stage Series. Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel comes to life with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and a book by Allan Knee. Directed by HCT Artistic Director Ryan Ratelle with musical direction
by Louise Fauteux, Little Women opens on Friday, Jan. 13 at the Carriage House Theatre, 360 Farmington Ave., Hartford where it will continue through Sunday, Jan. 29.Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for children (17 and under) and senior citizens and are available online at www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org. For more information, call the Box Office on 860.249.7970.

Auditions for UConn Production
CT Rep Theater (UConn) is Seeking actor (boys only) aged 6-9 years of age for The Winter's Tale.  Mamillius is the young prince who is filled with imagination and is wise for his years.  Scenes include some dialogue to prepare.  Scenes sides will be provided once an audition is confirmed. Child actors perform as volunteers.  Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and Saturdays beginning Feb. 6 and performances will run from March 22 to April 1, 2012.  The show will be presented in the Studio Theatre.

Auditions will be held: Friday, Jan. 13 beginning at 4 pm in the Drama/Music Building on the Storrs campus. Deadline to schedule an audition appointment: Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 pm. Parents interested in having their kids audition must confirm an appointment in advance, no later than the deadline above by calling 860-486-1629 or by sending an email to mary.hurley@uconn.edu

Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Parents will receive an audition time and a detailed rehearsal/performance schedule when their time is confirmed.

Quick Center Performances
The Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. performs 1 pm Sunday, Jan. 22 at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 children.Quick Center Box Office: 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396.  (1-877-278-7396).  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com. The Quick Center is located on campus at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield.

Also a new exhibition opens: Sylvia Wald: Seven Decades Jan. 19 – March 18 in the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery. Free and open to the public. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm, Sundays from noon to 4 pm and approximately one hour prior to curtain and during intermission at all Quick Center events.

M6 Ensemble at Trinity College
The M6, an ensemble dedicated to learning and interpreting works of the contemporary American composer, singer, and director-choreographer Meredith Monk, will perform at Trinity College’s Austin Arts Center on Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature “Tablet” (1976), a composition for three female voices, piano (four hands) and two soprano recorders, and “Dolmen Music” (1979), for six voices, cello, and percussion. The M6 will also perform selections from “Book of Days” (1985), “Facing North” (1990), and “ATLAS” (1991).

General admission tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and non-Trinity students with ID, free with Trinity ID. Tickets may be purchased at the Austin Arts Center box office, or by calling 860-297-2199. For directions, please visit http://www.trincoll.edu.

Stinky Cheese Man Visits Westport
Westport Country Playhouse kicks off its 2012 Family Festivities Series with a new twist on classic fairytales, “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,” on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1 and 4 pm. Tickets are $18. Birthday party rental facilities may be scheduled in advance. Pre-show children’s activities begin one hour before each performance. Everyone in the audience requires a ticket. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online at www.westportplayhouse.org.

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