Pantochino Productions Inc. presents
TEEN SANTA! The new holiday musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg
December 15-18! Seven Performances Only!
The Off-Broadway Theatre at Yale
41 Broadway (directly behind Toad’s Place)
Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at Noon, 2:30pm & 5:30pm, Sunday at Noon & 2:30pm
“Teen Santa” is a new pop musical about a 17-year old boy who discovers his super-hero powers and uses them to save Christmas…and the world! Written by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg, the show features teen band sensation Nothing2simple who perform live on stage. Fast, funny, heartwarming, “Teen Santa” is perfect holiday entertainment for the entire family. Produced by Pantochino Productions Inc, Connecticut’s new non-profit ‘ridiculously entertaining’ theatre company.
All seats $15. For tickets visit www.teensanta.com
Connecticut Family Theatre presents HONK! Jr.
Book by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Directed by Lori Solak of West Hartford, CT
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 1:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 1:00pm
Herbert Gilman Theater, Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Tickets: $10.00 in advance (by December 9) $12.00 after deadline & at door
To order: Phone – (860)233-2238 / Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, HONK! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. Great family activity! Suitable for all ages!
For more information about CFT visit: www.connecticutfamilytheatre.org
The Suffield Players Announce Their Annual Holiday Benefit Challenge Performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
adapted from the classic Frank Capra film by Joe Landry
Directed by Meghan Lynn Allen
December 2, 3 at 8 pm
December 4 at 2 pm
Suffield CT 06078
Performed as a 1940′s Live Radio Broadcast (“Prairie Home Companion” Style), this show features the talents of 19 actors from the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is designed to be a challenge for the actors, as it is a Staged Reading, performed with scripts in hand, a minimum of rehearsal.s, props. scenery or costumes.
The Holiday Benefit Challenge is the Players’ annual fundraiser, also featuring the Traditional Teacup Raffle during intermission. Audience members then get to bid on donated goods and services packaged up prettily by Suffield players volunteers into all manner of baskets and boxes.
This unique show promises delightful holiday surprises for both performers and audiences alike!
General Seating Only; No Reservations Required. Tickets will be available at the door, with a suggested $10 donation for admission.
For more information, call 860-668-0837 or 800- 289-6148 or visit www.suffieldplayers.org
Neighborhood Music School’s Centennial Ball on December 3
to benefit school financial aid programs
Neighborhood Music School will hold its Centennial Ball Saturday, December 3, from 6 -11:30 p.m. The benefit event, held at the New Haven Lawn Club, will include a cocktail reception, live musical entertainment, plus dinner and dancing.
The NMS Centennial Ball will raise funds to support financial aid and programs and celebrate the organization’s 100-year history of creating opportunities for all community members. NMS Director of Development Alice-Anne Harwood noted, “What’s most compelling about NMS is the extraordinary history of making a difference in people’s lives, and the Ball is a chance to share some of these stories.”
The Centennial Ball will feature elegant Italian cuisine in three settings, with music performed by the NMS String Quartet, the Gaslight Jazz Band playing classic jazz, and Conga Bop, a Latin jazz group. After dinner, there will be dancing in the Lawn Club Ballroom to a favorite local band, the Taxmen.
Attire is black tie or formal wear from your favorite decade of the past 100 years. To purchase tickets or receive more information, contact NMS at 203-624-5189 x15, or visit the NMS website at www.neighborhoodmusicschool.org.
Neighborhood Music School is one of the largest community music schools in the country. The school offers more than 400 weekly classes and over 200 events and performances each year. Its 3,000 students come from all over the Greater New Haven area and range in age from 6 months to over 80 years. The NMS financial aid/scholarship program awards more than $225,000 in tuition assistance to approximately 350 students each year, providing access to quality instruction for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Programs at NMS are made possible with support from the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and through the support of individual donors. First Niagara is the presenting sponsor of the NMS Centennial Celebration.