Past

Shows

For more than a decade, we've delivered the highest quality live musical theater experience to West Hartford and the greater Hartford community. Here's a collection of our favorite passion-fueled productions. 

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Mamma Mia!

Fall 2019

A compelling script by Catherine Johnson, coupled with the hypnotic and timeless songs of ABBA propels this smash hit along. Johnson’s story of a young woman dreaming of finding her birth father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years earlier.

Director – Michael Lamb

Executive Producer – Terry Szymanski

Assistant Director – Lindsay Pytel

Music Director – David Jarkey

Choreographer – Jen Checovetes

Stage Manager – Barbara Doczy

 
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Young Frankenstein

Fall 2018

"It’s alive!” The famous words spoken by Dr. Frankenstein (… that’s Fronk-en-steen!”) are the culmination of a dizzying number of double entendre, silly mishaps, and memorable dance numbers. When Frederic, grandson of the famous Dr. Frankenstein, inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania, he also inherits the hunchbacked sidekick Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), Frau Blucher (NEEEIGHHH) and the lovely, leggy, yodeling lab assistant, Inga. Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually the creature escapes and hilarious mayhem ensues.

Director – Dana Sachs

Executive Producer – Terry Szymanski

Music Director – David Jarkey

Choreographer – Jen Checovetes

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Once Upon a Mattress

Fall 2017

The production that opened on Broadway 58 years ago and made Carol Burnett a star continues to bring people together, foster joy and friendship, and nurture our collective souls through a relatively unknown score that is beautiful, rousing, and delightful.

Executive Producer – Terry Szymanski
Assistant Producer/Conductor – Patrick Buckley
Director – Dana Sachs
Music Director – David Jarkey 
Choreographer – Jennifer  Checovetes
Stage Manager – Jim Ryan

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Beauty and the Beast

Fall 2016

In this classic fairytale, a cold blooded, selfish prince who is magically transformed into a beast must learn to love to break the spell. Enter Belle, a spirited, intelligent, and kind young woman who refuses to be intimidated by the beast. She melts his cold heart, breaking the spell and transforming the beast, and servants of the castle, back to their original forms.

Director - Dana Sachs
Executive Producer - Terry Szymanski
Music Director/Conductor - Ed de Groat 
Choreographer - Meghan McDermott
Stage Managers - Amanda Gallagher, Jim Ryan

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Carousel

Fall 2015

A personal favorite of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Carousel is a highly-regarded timeless classic filled with beautiful music and rich, complex characters.

Executive Producers – Jeffrey Goetz & Katie Meagher

Director – Lesley Gallagher

Music Director – Ed de Groat

Choreographer – Meghan McDermott

Stage Manager – Amanda Gallagher

Technical Director – Greg Sommer

The Producers

Fall 2014

This outrageous musical comedy by Mel Brooks pokes fun at just about everything with a humor that spares no one.

Director & Tap Choreography – Lesley Gallagher
Producer – Katie Meagher
Assistant Producer – Jeff Goetz
Music Director – Nathaniel Baker
Choreographer – Meghan McDermott
Technical Director – Greg Sommer
Stage Manager – Margo Lynn Hablutzel

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Les Misérables

Fall 2013

Adapted by one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, this original French musical premiered in Paris in 1980 and remains the second longest-running musical in the world. 

Director – Lesley Gallagher
Assistant Director – Jeffrey Goetz
Executive Producer – Bruce LaRoche
Musical Director/Conductor – Michael Ersevim
Stage Manager – Margo Lynn Hablutzel

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My Fair Lady

2012

Called "the perfect musical", this notable critical and popular success debuted on Broadway in 1956 and set a record for the longest run of any show up to that time. 

Director - Lesley Gallagher
Assistant Director – Jeffrey Goetz
Musical Director – Ed deGroat
Choreographer  - Jen Bunger
Stage Manager – Paul Leone

The Secret Garden

Spring 2012

This enchanting, Tony Award-winning musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel is a compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Director - Lesley Gallagher

Musical Director/Conductor - Ed deGroat

Assistant Music Director - Katie Cox

Stage Manager - Paul Leone

Oklahoma!

2009

The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! set the American musical theatre standard. 

Producer - Maria Librio Judge
Director - Jared Towler
Artistic Director - Bruce LaRoche
Music Director - Emmett Drake
Choreographer - Jana Rumbaugh
Stage Manager - Mary Corwin
Assistant Stage Manager - Greg Sommer

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102 LaSalle Road
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