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!
Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday, Dec. 4 & Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
By William Shakespeare
Nafe Katter Theatre
This timeless tale of “star-cross’d lovers” fills the stage with dizzying swordplay and delightful wordplay. From the first blush of forbidden teenage love, to the blooming of a passion that fuels death itself, Shakespeare’s classic love story thrills anew in every generation. In the heat of a raging feud between their two households, teenagers Romeo and Juliet lose their hearts to each other in a chance meeting. With a price on Romeo’s head, and Juliet suddenly betrothed to another man, the young lovers share a night of forbidden passion before Romeo flees the city. Juliet’s desperate pleas to call off the wedding are denied, and she hatches a secret plan for them to be reunited, with devastating consequences. Connecticut Repertory Theatre winds up 2012 with a play as passionate, comic and frightening as love itself.
His Girl Friday
Tuesday, March 5 & Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.
Adapted by John Guare
From The Front Page By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the Columbia Pictures Film
Nafe Katter Theatre
His Girl Friday is an all American rat-a-tat comedy adapted from the film to the stage by acclaimed playwright John Guare. It’s August 1939 in the Press Room of the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. On the world stage Hitler is about to invade Poland, but tonight Hildy Johnson just wants to bid farewell to her old pals, get married and leave the newspaper racket behind, which should go well unless she runs into her hard-boiled editor and ex-husband Walter Burns who wants to keep her on the beat and in his life. With rapid-fire dialogue and a crackling conflict, His Girl Friday remains one of our wildest, wittiest whirlwinds of American romantic comedy.
Tuesday, April 30 & Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m.
Music by Marc Shaiman
Music & Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Whittman
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
Move over Baltimore! Storrs is the new home for Tracy Turnblad, the big girl with the big hair and the even bigger passion – to dance! It’s 1962 and Tracy wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight Tracy is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can an unconventional trendsetter in dance, music and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
For more information on these shows please contact Mary Hurley at (860) 486-1629 or email@example.com. 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!