Torrington >> The Warner Theatre’s 2016-17 Met: Live in HD Season continues with Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, April 22 at 12:55 p.m. A omplimentary pre-opera lecture by Nunzio DeFilippis will be offered to all ticket holders in the Studio Theatre lobby at 11 a.m.
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei sharing the title role. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
“The Sound of Music” will be performed by the Warner Theatre Center For Arts Education Young Actor Series, Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30 in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
In this unique adaptation of the beloved musical from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Getting to Know” series, this delightful version is suited for younger attention spans while still retaining all of the elements that make this show a classic. Performances are April 29 at 2 and 7 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m.
“Follies” on the Warner’s main stage opens May 6. Considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created, “Follies” is described as surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope. Written by musical theatre legend, Stephen Sondheim, and author, James Goldman, the show uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naiveté in the post-Kennedy years. The time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, and come face to face with the future.
Performances are May 6 and May 12-13 at 8 p.m. and May 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.
“Peter and the Starcatcher” opens June 17. It upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure for…