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1776

June 1 - June 10, 2017

Book by PETER STONE Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS Based on a concept by SHERMAN EDWARDS Directed by Terrence Mann
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

It’s the summer of 1776 and the new nation is ready to explode. This Tony Award-winning musical dramatizes John Adams efforts to convince his colleagues in the Continental Congress to vote to declare our independence from the crown. As poignant today as it was almost 50 years ago, the storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat. 1776 wraps you in a world of politics and humor while delivering a stunning message of hope and freedom!

The matinee on Saturday, June 10th at 2pm will be ASL interpreted.

DINE WITH DESIGN – TUESDAY JUNE 6 
Members of the design team will join guests for dinner and go behind the scenes of the design process for the show. Pre-dinner backstage tour included. Patrons who have tickets for another date can still purchase this event and they can go to the show on their originally scheduled date if they do not want to exchange into the Tuesday evening. The dinner buffet includes salad, entree and a meatless pasta option and dessert and coffee/tea.

Start Time: Tour will begin at 5:45pm with dinner at 6pm.
Location: The Jorgensen Gallery off the CRT Lobby
Cost: $25 per person
Limited to 20 patrons.

L to R: Starring Broadway’s Jamie LaVerdiere (The Producers, Motown the Musical) and Gaelen Gilliland (Kinky Boots, Honeymoon in Vegas) as John and Abigail Adams, CRT favorite Richard R. Henry as Benjamin Franklin, and introducing Adam Harrington as John Dickinson.

CONNECTICUT REPERTORY THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR “NOISES OFF”

STORRS: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their second Summer Nutmeg Series production Noises Off by Michael Frayn onstage June 15-25, 2017. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.

L to R: Michael Doherty, Steve Hayes and Jennifer Cody

Vincent J. Cardinal returns to the Nutmeg Summer Series after previously serving as CRT’s Artistic Director and Dramatic Arts Department Head at UConn. Cardinal departed CRT for his current position as the Arthur and Martha Hearron Endowed Professor and Chair of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan.

Broadway veteran Jennifer Cody (Shrek the Musical, Urinetown, The Pajama Game) will make her CRT debut in the role of Dotty Otley on the CRT stage. Aside from her Broadway and regional theatre credits, Cody has voiced many movies and shows including Disney’s The Princess and the Frog in the role of Charlotte La Bouff, for which she won an Annie Award for Outstanding Voice Acting in a Feature Production.

Barrymore Award-winner Michael Doherty will be performing in the role of Tim Allgood, He recently closed the acclaimed Hand to God at Berkley Repertory Theatre. Last season, Doherty made his CRT debut in a hilarious turn as the “mustachioed” pirate Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher.

Noises Off is a madcap hilarious farce following a troupe of traveling actors as they rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. The antics and intrigue on and offstage make chaos for the cast on the eve of opening night. Doors will slam, love triangles will twist, and misplaced sardines will create an uproarious, rollicking night of theatre.

CRT favorite John Bixler, who will appear in the role of Lloyd Dallas, has appeared in CRT’s How To Succeed…, The Music Man and Man of La Mancha. CRT favorite Steve Hayes returns to the CRT stage in the role of Selsdon Mowbray. Hayes previously appeared at CRT in How to Succeed…,Xanadu, Gypsy and Seussical the Musical. Alongside his successful YouTube series Tired Old Queen at the Movies, Hayes has starred in several films including Trick and The Big Gay Musical.

The cast also includes Curtis Longfellow (Garry Lejeune) and Arlene (Belinda Blairz), Gavin McNicholl (Frederick Fellowes), Jayne Ng (Brooke Ashton), and Grace Allyn (Poppy Norton-Taylor).

The production team includes Vincent J. Cardinal (Director), Tim Brown (Scenic Design), Christina Bullard (Costume Design), Michael Chybowski (Lighting Design), Michael Vincent Skinner (Sound Design), John Parmalee (Technical Director), and Victoria Whooper (Production Stage Manager).

Performance and Ticket Information

Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Subscription package options range from $30 to $99. Single tickets prices range from $12 to $55.

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. For additional ticket information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. To purchase tickets online, visit www.crt.uconn.edu. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change. Single tickets are now on sale.

The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT.

 

CONNECTICUT REPERTORY THEATRE OFFERS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES THIS SUMMER

CRT partners with UConn’s Center for Student with Disabilities to provide sign language interpretation during select performances of 1776Noises Off, and Disney’s Newsies.

STORRS: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces that each show of its 2017 Nutmeg Summer Series, 1776, Noises Off, and Disney’s Newsies, will have performances interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) through a partnership with the University of Connecticut Interpreting Services (UCIS), a division of the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). ASL interpreted performances will take place during the Saturday matinee performances on June 10 (1776), June 24 (Noises Off), and July 15th (Disney’s Newsies).

Nutmeg Summer Series’ Executive Producer Matthew J. Pugliese says, “We are very happy that we can offer the ASL interpreted performances this summer. We want all the members of our community to be able enjoy the theatre. This is a step to that make that possible.”

Donna M. Korbel, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of the Center for Students with Disabilities, says, “The Center for Students with Disabilities, through UCIS, is pleased to partner with CRT to offer this public accessibility initiative to enhance our inclusive and accessible environment for the larger UConn community.”

Ticket prices range from $45 to $55 dollars, with student and senior discount available. To purchase tickets for the ASL interpreted performances by phone, call 860.486.2113. For additional information, visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre and the Nutmeg Summer Series has been an integral part of the eastern Connecticut community in different forms for 68 years. While still producing well-loved classics, the theatre remains steadfast in its endeavor to keep current and bring the joy of the stage to as many people as possible.

The first show of the series, 1776 (June 1 – 10), with book by Peter Stone and music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, reignites the passion of the American Revolution through song and dance. The show features Broadway Veterans Jamie LaVerdiere (John Adams) and Gaelen Gilliand (Abigail Adams), Adam Harrington (John Dickinson), and UConn alum Richard R. Henry (Benjamin Franklin), all under the direction of three-time Tony Award Nominee Terence Mann.

Michael Frayn’s hilarious farce, Noises Off (June 15 – 25), the second show of the Summer, follows a chaotic troupe of actors in their quest to put on a play and the mayhem that ensues both onstage and off. Former CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal returns this summer to bring this comedy to life with cast members including Jennifer Cody of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Broadway’s Urinetown, Shrek the Musical,  Steve Hayes (Selsdon Mowbray), Michael Doherty (Tim Allgood), and John Bixler (Lloyd Dallas).

The Summer Series will close with the high-octane, dance filled musical Disney’s Newsies (July 6 – 16). This theatrical adaptation follows Jack Kelley and his fellow newsboys in a David versus Goliath-type battle for better wages. Under the direction of Tony-Award Nominee Christopher d’Amboise, the spirit of the strike will be brought to life, featuring performers such as Richard Henry (Joseph Pulitzer), Tyler Jones (Crutchie), and Jim Schubin (Jack Kelly).

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. Single ticket prices range from $45 to $55 dollars with $12 student tickets and senior discounts. For additional ticket information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. To purchase tickets online,visit www.crt.uconn.edu.  All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change. Single tickets are now on sale.

The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut.

CRT’s Community Partners for the Nutmeg Summer Series include Savings Institute Bank and Trust, Dog Lane Café, The Fitch House Bed and Breakfast, Mansfield Downtown Partnership and XL Color.

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Connecticut Repertory Theatre adds “Cabaret Late Night” Event to Nutmeg Summer Series

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Artistic Director Terrence Mann and Executive Producer Matthew J. Pugliese announce “Terry’s Cabaret Late Nite.” A special event added to the Nutmeg Summer Series schedule of programming, which will be held on Saturday June 24, 2017 following the performance of “Noises Off”.

“Terry’s Cabaret Late Nite” is a post-performance benefit cabaret with CRT Artistic Director and three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann. Terry and friends will perform an intimate evening of song and story. There is limited seating and the event ticket includes an open bar, hors d’ouevres and desserts.

“Since Terrence Mann joined CRT as Artistic Director, we’ve been talking about developing additional event opportunities. This is the first step towards offering more kinds of performances for our audiences which will include multiple cabaret performances, workshops of new plays and musicals, and master class programming,” said Executive Producer Matthew J. Pugliese.

Artistic Director Terrence Mann added, ““ I’m looking forward to getting a chance to perform in an intimate setting with some friends, audience and performers alike, to help build our community relationships on a more personal level at Connecticut Repertory Theatre.”
The previously announced lineup of the 2017 Nutmeg Summer Series includes, “1776” directed by Mann, “Noises Off” directed by Vincent J. Cardinal and “Disney’s Newsies” directed and choreographed by Christopher d’Amboise. Performances begin June 1, 2017 for “1776”. Subscriptions and single tickets for the Nutmeg Summer Series are on sale now.

PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION
The doors open at 10:30pm and the performance begins at 11:00pm. The fundraising event will be held in the Jorgensen Theatre Lower Lobby. Tickets are $125 per person and include drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the performance will support Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or by calling 860-486-2113.

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. For additional ticket information or to charge tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change

Please call 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information. Please call the box office or visit www.crt.uconn.edu for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.

CRT’s Community Partners for the Nutmeg Summer Series include Savings Institute Bank and Trust, Dog Lane Café, The Fitch House Bed and Breakfast, Mansfield Downtown Partnership and XL Color.

CRT is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. CRT productions are directed, designed by, and cast with visiting professional artists, including Equity actors, faculty members, and the department’s most advanced student artists. The synergy between professional and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.

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Connecticut Repertory Theatre

CRT, part of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts. CRT stages an array of the best in theatre, from classic plays and musicals to premieres of the latest contemporary work, featuring some of the nation’s finest theatre professionals on stage with the department’s most promising students. The synergy between professionals and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.