I hope you and your students will join us this season. Best of all, your students will be able to enjoy these productions for only seven dollars per ticket, plus a complementary chaperon ticket for every 20 tickets ordered. The Morning Matinee Series is a great way to couple curriculum with professional theatre, creating an experience students will remember for a lifetime!
The Three Musketeers
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.
Adapted by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy and Penny Metropulos From the Novel by Alexandre Dumas
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel gets an adventurous staging as this tale of friendship and romance follows young d’Artagnan upon his arrival in Paris in search of fame, fortune, and a place among the King’s Musketeers. Befriended by the three legendary swordsmen: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, he is immediately put to the test. His acts of bravery catch the eye of the French King Louis XIII, but ensnare d’Artagnan in the deadly schemes of Cardinal Richelieu and the villainous Milady Clarik. The young d’Artagnan must weigh his loyalties and question the meaning of honor in a gilded age of moral ambiguity. Loaded with dazzling swordplay, intrigue and swash-buckling comedy, this adaptation of Dumas’ brilliant novel will be directed by Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes.
Much Ado About Nothing
Tuesday, March 4 & Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m.
By William Shakespeare
Nafe Katter Theatre
This remarkably modern Shakespearean comedy revolves around two intertwined love stories: one caustically funny, between Beatrice and Benedick, and, the other, between Claudio and Hero, poignantly sweet. These loves play out with an explosion of witty banter as victorious soldiers returning from war set their sights on the peacetime pleasures of merrymaking and romance in a jaunty world of aristocratic artifice. However, when false information leads one proud nobleman to cruelly denounce his beloved on their wedding day, the verbal sparring sours into private warfare. In this powerful comedy, Shakespeare makes you laugh, but also breaks your heart – and then magically puts it back together again as if it were all “much ado about nothing.”
Tuesday, April 1 & Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
By Penny Benson, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti Studio Works Series A Puppet Arts Production
The full, exhilarating, creative power of the University of Connecticut’s Puppetry Program will bring an adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s entrancingly atmospheric narrative poem Goblin Market to our studio stage.
Two sisters, in the service of a troubled household, must resist the hypnotic call of seductive goblins who tempt them with luscious fruits and promises of unimagined ecstasies. When one of the sisters is sacrificed to the goblins, her sibling must risk her own life to bargain with the supernatural creatures in order to save her sister from certain demise. With actors, imaginative puppetry and surprising theatrics, Goblin Market promises to weave an enchanting spell.
Legally Blonde The Musical
Tuesday April 29 at 10 a.m.
Book by Heather Hach Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
OMIGOD, You Guys! The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious” she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. Case closed. With some help from newfound friends and her Chihuahua Bruiser, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and celebrating what you’ve got! Legally Blonde The Musical, based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, winner of the 2013 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography for CRT’s production of Hairspray. Legally Blonde The Musical is the most fabulous musical around. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!
For more information on these shows please contact the CRT Box Office at (860) 486-2113 or CRTBoxOffice@uconn.edu. You may also visit our website at www.crt.uconn.edu. To purchase your group tickets, please contact the CRT Box Office at (860) 486-2113 Monday through Friday, 12pm – 5pm. A trip to the theatre is an enriching experience that brings literature to life and it is a trip your students won’t soon forget!