TORRINGTON — The Warner Theatre and its stage company have announced season performances as well as live musical entertainment in the coming months. Tickets are required for all shows. For information and tickets, go to warnertheatre.org or call 860-489-7180.
The Warner Theatre will welcome Art Garfunkel performs on the Main Stage July 13 at 8 p.m. According to a statement from the theatre, he has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums. In late 2017 he released an autobiography, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man (Alfred A. Knopf).
The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Broadway Experience presents a trip to see the musical “Beetlejuice” on Broadway. The trip includes round-trip transportation from the theatre to New York City and a ticket to the show. There will be time to explore the city and have lunch or dinner on your own. Tickets for the trip are $109 per person and space is limited. The trip is Aug. 18, departing at 10 a.m. For more information and to reserve a spot, call the WTCAE at 860-489-7180 x 148.
Grammy Award nominated group, Eli Young Band, comes to the Main Stage Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Connecticut native Jason Ingriselli and The Miles North Band will open the show.
The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” according to a release. Young founded the band with guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the University of North Texas in 2000, building a grassroots fan base that propelled their first three albums into the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
New England native Jason Ingriselli has been making music over the last decade in basements, bars and music halls throughout the Northeast. He has showcased his authentic sound with a wide variety of local and national recording artists from stages to bar room floors. His unique and powerful voice sit right at home in an ever-growing landscape of Americana/Country music throughout the region. The Miles North Band includes Nick Santore, Andrew Kraemer, Erik Kukanskis and George Mastrogiannis.
The Warner Stage Company’s first production of the season, “Something Rotten!” will be presented on the Main Stage, Nov. 2-10.
The Main Stage season follows with “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” in February, “The Producers – A Mel Brooks Musical” in May, and Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” in July-August 2020.
The Nancy Marine Studio season opens in September with “Wait Until Dark” and follows with the Eighth Annual International Playwrights Festival in October, “A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Solo Performance” in December; “Dogfight” in March, and “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time” in June.
The 2019-20 Season of The Met: Live in HD, features 10 Saturday matinee simulcasts in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
A complimentary 45-minute pre-opera lecture will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before each broadcast, sponsored by Land Rover Hartford.
The season opens with Puccini’s “Turandot” Oct. 12, followed by Massenet’s “Manon” Oct. 26, Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” Nov. 9, Glass’s “Akhnaten” on Nov. 23, Berg’s “Wozzeck” Jan. 11, Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” Feb. 1, Handel’s “Agrippina” Feb. 29, Wagner’s “Die Fliegende Holländer” March 14, Puccini’s “Tosca” April 11 and Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” May 9.
Full and half-season Subscriptions are available. To purchase a subscription or to buy tickets, call 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org. Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17.