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For more than a decade, we've delivered live theater experiences to West Hartford and the greater Hartford community. Here are some of our past passion-fueled productions. 

We sang, tapped and roller skated our way to standing ovations for our November 2023 “musical within a comedy,” The Drowsy Chaperone.


Cast: Rick Fountain as Man in Chair, Tracy Funke as The Chaperone, Steve O’Brien as Underling, Ariana Straznicky as Janet Van de Graaff, Michael Robb as Robert Martin, Bob Janas as Feldzieg, Mona Tiglio as Kitty, Nathan Holbrook as George, Jenna Nikirk as Mrs. Tottendale, Michael Cartwright as Aldolpho, Cwen Williams as Trix the Aviatrix, Anna Kelly as Gangster #1, Tim Grant as Gangster #2, Randie Fierberg/George Lutheras Superintendent


Ensemble: Avery Allen, Lisa Camargo, Noreen Cavanaugh, Randie Fierberg, Naomi Scheinerman, Karen Shakun, and Izzy Steinberg


Creative Team: Producers: Marybeth Lavelle, Terry Szymanski, Director: Jane Cerosky, Music Director: Ben Mabrey, Choreographer: Jen Bunger, Costumes: Vivianna Lamb, Technical Director: Marybeth Lavelle

We brought back our well-loved Short Play Festival, to great success. There were six wonderful one-act plays by Connecticut Playwrights; Always a Line by Charlene A. Donaghy, The Little Man in the Boat by Bill Arnold, Floating Bubbles by Jack B. Levine, Camel and the Snowman by Kimberly J. Kobjack, Reject Reindeer by Claudia I. Emanuele and Andy's Nuts by Ken Schröeder.  The show had a wonderful variety of comedies and dramas; some even made their stage debut! 


The Theater at Elmwood Community Center, April 14 and 15, 2023 at 8pm.

Everyone drank a toast to  Nutmeg High School's Class of 1997. It was a night of mystery, mayhem and malt beverages as past rivalries intertwined and spilled over to the present! Audiences played along and laughed their heads off at this special, interactive show.  Our sincere thanks for everyone at WeHa Brewing & Roasting Co for helping us create this crazy night!

Dec. 2 and 3, 2022

at WeHaBrewing & Roasting Company

141 Shield St, 

West Hartford CT 06110


tick, tick...BOOM!

A departure for us, this smaller cast musical brought our audiences to their feet each night.  This autobiographical musical written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, tells the story of a young compose questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday.

Starring Brandon Allen as Jonathan, Reilly Lincavicks as Susan and Henley A.L. Solomon Jr. as Michael.  Directed by Corinne Kravetz with Music Direction by David Jarkey


April 23, 2022

Broadway, Our Way

Our annual fundraiser and silent auction was back and better than ever! Guests enjoyed food, fun and a great performance featuring group numbers and soloists who all shone.

Thank you to all those who donated goods and services to our auction.

Made possible by:

A Murder Mystery Evening

November 2021

Those who attended the engagement party of Sophia Raven and Bradford Wentworth were in for a treat, as our interactive Murder Mystery show was enjoyed by all! 

Besides a prize for whoever correctly guessed the murderer and motive, audience members enjoyed tasty treats and an evening they won't forget.

WHCT Trivia Night

October 2021

Teams of friends joined together to compete in a trivia night hosted by West Hartford Community Theater at Waypoint Spirits in Bloomfield, CT

We've had so much fun at these trivia nights, we hope to host even more in the future, so stay tuned!

An Evening of One-Act Plays

September 2021

After postponing our one-act show in Spring of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, our actors are thrilled to present a fun and engaging evening of one-act plays!

This was a fun evening of one acts written by Connecticut playwrights and audiences enjoyed a cash bar as well.

Sea Tea Improv Off-Off-Off Broadway

Summer 2021

West Hartford Community Theater was thrilled to host Sea Tea Improv whose two-act show had everyone laughing!

The first act featured "typical" improv style comedy while the second act featured an improvised musical.

Mamma Mia!
WHCT Trivia Nights

Summer 2021

Teams of friends joined together to compete in two fun trivia nights hosted by West Hartford Community Theater at Hopmeadow Brewery (July 2021) and Hog River Brewing Co. (August 2021)!

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

A Night of One Act Plays

Spring 2019

A night of fun one-act plays meant for mature audiences. Audiences enjoyed the compelling performances along with a cash bar and light refreshments.


Plays directed by:


Laura Boates

Michael Cartwright

Patrice Fitzgerald

Kim Forde

Kayla Rodriguez

Piers Stonehart

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

Anniversary Cabaret

May 2018

Happy Anniversary, West Hartford Community Theater!

This cabaret was held to celebrate the theater's 10th anniversary. We look forward to another 10 years (and more) of high-quality theater offerings... and more anniversary celebrations to come!

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

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


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

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

My Fair Lady

Fall 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


Fall 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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