Playhouse on Park Plans for an Active Summer

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The Playhouse on Park began operations in the space formerly used by the Park Road Playhouse at 244 Park Road on June 1st.

Sean Harris, also the theater director at Hall High School, is heading up the new organization. Harris says he hopes to provide a variety of performances and is open to renting the space out for community events and other shows. In fact, the Connecticut Family Theatre is using the space this weekend for “Seuss Meets Shakespeare” June 12th and 13th.

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Playhouse on Park
Connecticut Family Theatre
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Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Perfomed by the Connecticut Family Theatre

The Connecticut Family Theatre Presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr.:

Friday, June 5, 2009 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June, 6, 2009 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, June 7, 2009 @ 2:00

To be performed in
the Museum Theatre
at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT

For more information, visit the Connecticut Family Theatre’s Website

Hall High Theater Students Heading to Scotland – 5/15/09

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The Hall High School theater department recently learned they have been chosen to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010. The Hall students will be performing alongside other high schools representing the American High School Theater Arts Festival booth in Scotland.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival and is open to anyone wanting to perform. The three week festival held every August sees more than 1,800 dancers, musicians and actors from around the world. The American High School Theater Festival is part of a larger educational travel company called World Strides.

The cost for each student is more that $5000. There are currently 140 students in the theater arts department. Theater Director Sean Harris hopes to take all students wishing to go. The department will begin raising funds this summer.

We’ll post information on upcoming fundraisers on our news blog.

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Hall High School
Hall High Theater Department
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
American High School Theater Arts Festival
WorldStrides