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West Hartford Community Theater opened its doors in the fall of 2008 to bring a  high-quality, live, musical theater experience to West Hartford and the Greater Hartford Community. Founded by Bruce LaRoche and Maria Librio Judge, both graduates of Conard High School, the organization continues to produce quality productions year after year, showcasing the unique and richly diverse talent in West Hartford and surrounding communities.

WHCT welcomes all backgrounds and skillsets to volunteer for a variety of programs and performing arts opportunities, values diversity and strives to provide opportunities that are safe, equitable, and inclusive.

More Than Just Theater

We are also a movement that gives back to the same community we know and love that makes our mission possible. From food bank donation drives to singing in Blue Back Square and nursing homes, our devotion to the West Hartford community is in our DNA.

Our Mission

West Hartford Community Theater, Inc. (WHCT) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity and access to programs and the performing arts for West Hartford and the surrounding communities. 

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Marybeth Lavelle

Theresa Szymanski



Waas Porter


Karen Shakun


Members at Large

Lisa Camargo

Noreen Cavanaugh

Randie Fierberg

Eric Goldberg


Nathan Holbrook


Sarah Petersen

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors encompasses talent spanning every aspect of live musical theater. From actors, singers, and dancers front and center, to instrumentalists playing in the pit, as well as builders, lighting and sound technicians, and costumers behind the scenes, everyone involved brings a passion to our productions that resonates with audiences because it comes from the heart.

We would like to thank the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts for making the following possible with their grant:


Sea Tea Improv Off-Off-Off Broadway (July 2021)

An Evening of One Act Plays (September 2021)

A Murder Mystery Evening (November 2021)

GL and D&O Insurance

Broadway Our Way Cabaret (April 2022)

Classes and Workshops (Spring/Summer 2022)

Scholarships (2022)

Celebrate West Hartford (June 2022)

Tick...Tick...BOOM! (September 2022)

The Drowsy Chaperone (November 2023)

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