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Our Fall 2019 show will be Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
For more information about auditions, visit our Auditions page!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2019

West Hartford Community Theater Announces
Artistic Team for Mamma Mia!

(West Hartford, CT) – West Hartford Community Theater (WHCT) has announced the artistic team for its November 2019 production of Mamma Mia! In its 11th season, WHCT has developed a reputation for high-quality productions with outstanding artistic direction. The company has attracted emerging and professional actors and singers in starring roles, as well as teens and children, many of whom are drawn to the opportunity to work in a multi-generational production. The foundation of WHCT shows is the ensemble, and the company annually attracts people of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life, for their fall musical.


The story of Mamma Mia!

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the crowd-pleasing music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.


Artistic Team

  • Music Director: David Jarkey has been music director of WHCT’s Once Upon a Mattress and Young Frankenstein. He joined WHCT as rehearsal pianist for 2016 production of Beauty and the Beast. Vice President of the WHCT Board of Directors, David performs as pianist of the Pratt & Whitney Jazz Band, and in pit orchestras for area community theaters and schools.
  • Choreographer: Jennifer Checovetes has been involved in numerous WHCT productions, both as a featured dancer and as choreographer. Most recently, she choreographed Once Upon a Mattress and Young Frankenstein. Jennifer has choreographed shows at the Warner Theater and Landmark Community Theater at the Thomaston Opera House.
  • Producer: Terry Szymanski is president of the WHCT Board of Directors and has produced several shows for the company. She has also had both lead and ensemble roles in the productions for the past 8 years.

“We are very excited about this team,” said Producer Terry Szymanski. “David and Jen are wonderful artistic directors, and with the addition of Janice Luise, we know this show will be a knockout!”


Auditions

WHCT will hold open auditions for all roles in Mamma Mia! on May 21 & 22, with callback auditions on May 23. Detailed information regarding auditions will be posted soon at www.westhartfordtheater.org


About West Hartford Community Theater

West Hartford Community Theater (WHCT) opened its doors in 2008 with an eye toward providing the highest quality live musical theater experience for West Hartford residents and the greater Hartford community. A 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to the development of live theater, WHCT values diversity and strives to provide an environment where shared goals, performance standards, and common vision guides collaborative creativity. For more information please visit our website at westhartfordtheater.org.

 

Media Contacts:

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Marketing & Communications Chair
203-676-8437

Terry Szymanski, Producer
860-573-5368


 

Call For Board Members!

West Hartford Community Theater can use a few good board members!
 
There are two very specific skill sets we are hoping to find. So if it’s you, or you know someone who might posses them, and you or they would like to apply to be a board member, let me know!
 
Please note that that WHCT board is a very hard working board, and the two skills we are looking for require experience and in-depth knowledge, as well as the ability to lead the charge.
 
ONE: IT EXPERT – This person will be responsible for all the IT/web aspects of WHCT. The person needs to be experienced and proficient in technically administering Web sites built in WordPress and Drupal, including various plugins and their site hosting and domain management. They will also keep the website updated with current shows, upcoming shows, photos, collecting and posting testimonials, ticket sales – Everything IT.
 
TWO: TECH/STAGE MANAGEMENT – This person will be responsible for all the tech-related things associated with putting on a show – stage management, crew, lights, sound, sets, etc. The primary role is the organization of the tech aspects of the shows – we hire separate light design technicians, sound technicians, etc. But these aspects require strong leadership, communication, and organization.
 
Separately from the above, we might also have room for folks who are generally very hard working, and who have leadership ability, who can take charge of various significant projects that come up from time to time – some show-related, some governance-related. So if you don’t fit into one of the two specific categories above, but think you have something to offer, or you know someone who might, let me know!
 
Thanks!
 
Terry
Board President
info@WestHartfordTheater.org

 

Thanks to everyone who came to see A night of one-act plays.  
We had a packed house and a very enjoyable evening!

 

A night of one-act plays
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Thanks to everyone who came to see Young Frankenstein.  
It was a lot of fun!

 

The new Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankensten

 

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