Theatre Performing Ensembles
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Theatre Performing Ensembles

Theatre Division productions are performed in the glorious Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center as well as the Lincoln Theatre and Millard Auditorium on the main campus.

Actor Training

Performance opportunities in the Actor Training program begin with second year projects and culminate with full scale, professionally designed mainstage productions in the fourth year.  Plays are selected for the class and are chosen to provide the actors a wide-ranging experience from across the theatrical repertoire. Productions are directed by Hartt faculty members and guest artists from the professional theatre.  In our "Partnership in Training" program, students may also audition for the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage Company where they can perform with a professional company of distinguished Equity actors and directors from around the country.

Recent productions: Charles Dickens' The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, Brian Friel's Translations, Tony Kushner's Angels in America - Perestroika, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest'

Music Theatre

Students in the Music Theatre program perform in one or two productions each semester starting in the second year.  Hartt produces at least four major musicals each year from across the theatrical repertoire, as well as new works.  Music Theatre students may also be cast in Actor Training productions including Shakespeare and contemporary plays.  The Hartt School/Goodspeed Musicals "Partnership in Training" residency offers senior Music Theatre students the opportunity to audition for Goodspeed's artistic staff and participate in the development of new works.  Students may also audition for productions at Hartford Stage Company.

Recent productions:  On Your Toes, RENT, Reefer Madness, Titanic, Miss Saigon