The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce its line-up for the 2011-2012 season, sponsored by Farmington Bank, featuring some timeless Broadway classics, family entertainment, comedy, and more. Tickets to the shows listed below will go on sale Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Tickets can be purchased in-person at The Bushnell Box Office, located at 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, by calling The Bushnell Box Office at 860-987-5900 or online at www.bushnell.org. Group leaders may order tickets by calling 860-987-5959 or by emailing email@example.com.
Among the upcoming events for the 2011 - 12 Season are:
THE BUSHNELL BROADWAY SERIES sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank
September 27-October 9, 2011
Traces combines awe-inspiring acrobatics with infectious urban energy. With versatile artists who deliver dazzling, gravity-defying displays of skill, dance, and acrobatic brilliance. Created by 7 Fingers, an astonishingly talented company that has pioneered a whole new brand of theatrical entertainment, poetic and explosive, funny and thoughtful, Traces creates an experience that surprises and delights all ages. Traces takes the audience into an exhilarating world where creation flourishes, relationships are real, emotions are raw, and you never know what's coming next. These versatile artists don't just engage in high-risk acrobatics, they bare their souls through music, dance, drawing, and spoken word - as they attempt to leave a lasting mark: traces of who they are.
Tickets starting at: $50.00
November 22-27, 2011
Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again of this two-time Emmy® Award-winning and two-time Tony Award®-nominated production. The New York Times says "Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized." Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you know, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible...Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!
Tickets starting at: $17.00
January 10-15, 2012
TURN UP THAT DIAL...From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis, which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway's most exciting new destination - what AP calls "The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be."
Tickets starting at: $17.00
The Addams Family
February 21-26, 2012
The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award®-winner Jerry Zaks. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.