The Warner Presents its Daytime Performances For Young Audiences Series

Throughout the school year, the Warner Theatre presents special curricular-based Daytime Performances for youth on the Main Stage. This year's Daytime Performances for Young Audiences Series, sponsored by Union Savings Bank, include DRAGONS LOVE TACOS in November, THE LION KING JR. in February, AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON in April and MAGIC SCHOOL BUS in May.

These productions are a wonderful way to bring the excitement and education of live theatre into the hearts and minds of young students. With excellent cross-curricular connections and engaging story lines, our Daytime Performances for Young Audiences Series is certain to delight schoolchildren of all ages while providing terrific learning opportunities as school field trips. Please note these productions are for school aged children accompanied by an adult only.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS and MAGIC SCHOOL BUS are presented by TheaterWorksUSA. THE LION KING JR. is presented by the WTCAE. AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON is presented by ArtsPower.

To purchase tickets for your group, call Janet Elliot at 860-489-7180 x 115.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region

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