Two Gentlemen of Verona Performance Dates

The Performing Arts Department Theatre Program and Drama Society


The First of its Upcoming Spring 2017 Theatre Productions


The Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Proscenium Theater



A musical by John Guare, Mel Shapiro & Galt MacDermot
based on a play by William Shakespeare

Directed by David Pellegrini

February 23 – March 5, 2017


Thursday, February 23  @ 7:30 P.M. Friday, February 24 @ 7:30PM Sunday. February 26 @ 4:00PM

Thursday, March 2 @ 5:30PM Friday, March 3 @ 7:30PM Saturday. March 4 @ 7:30PM Sunday. March 5 @ 4:00PM



Free for Eastern students; $5 for other students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens; $15 for the general public.


Ticket Reservations

Email: or Phone: Box Office (860) 465-5123

To purchase tickets online, please visit: (Tickets Available Soon)

Eastern students reserve their FREE ticket here!

Theatre Auditions for Spring Musical!

Audition dates for Two Gentlemen of Verona, the Musical, have finally been set. We have secured the participation of a professional Musical Director, Thomas Buckley to guide us through the process.


     Tues Oct. 18 6:00pm-10:00pm


     Wed Oct. 19 7:00pm-10:00pm

We will be scheduling auditions in groups of 5 per each 20-minute time-slot. Please sign up for a slot.

GENERAL VOCAL AUDITION SIGN-UP SHEETS will be posted on my office door, FAIC 225.



     Thursday Oct. 20.

While all cast members will be expected to sing and dance, there are a few roles that are primarily non-singing roles, and we are planning to cast a principal dance ensemble.  Dance auditions will occur on Thursday between 7:30 & 9.  People who audition on Tues or Wed may be asked to attend the Dance audition on Thursday. But, if you primarily wish to be considered for the Dance ensemble, please sign up on that list.  “Text” readings will be scheduled on Thursday between 7pm & 9:30 pm.  Some people who audition on Tues or  Wed will be asked at the end of their session to attend the “Readings” session.  There is no need to sign up for this session. (Not being asked to attend this session does not mean that you are not being considered for a principal role).

The DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITION SIGN-UP SHEET will be posted on the Movement Studio Door (FAIC 219).   

FINAL CALL BACKS for Principal Roles will be scheduled on another day/time tbd.

Please contact David Pellegrini if you have any questions or concerns, by email:


Theatre Auditions for Fall show!




Cervantes’ Pedro, The Great Pretender

Directed by Ellen Faith Brodie

All types needed; comic characters! 

Dates:  Tues. & Wed., Sept. 6 & 7  (Open Call)  

             Thurs., Sept. 8       (Callbacks) 

Time:    7-11pm  

Where:  FAIC 215

All types needed; very zany comic characters!

Improvisation, movement, and dance will be part of the process and show!

Spanish speaking is not essential but if bi-lingual abilities emerge, we will make good use of these skills!


Upcoming Theatre Events!

Upcoming THEATRE Calendar of Events

Phoenix New Play Series: Student written, directed, and performed! Oh, Just Wait by Robert Morgan – directed by Jordan Merrill; Pegasus by Robert Morgan and How Having a Vampire Boyfriend Would REALLY Go by Anthony Piccione – directed by Kinde Queenan Admission is FREE! No reservations necessary. October 25, 2014 (Saturday at 7:30pm) in the Student Center Theatre (North Campus)

————————————————————————————————————————— South Pacific
Based on the “Tales Of The South Pacific” by James Michener with Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Directed by Ellen Faith Brodie
November 19-24, 2014 (Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 4pm; Monday at 7:30pm)
in the Harry Hope Theatre
Box Office:860-465-5123
Tickets: Free for Eastern students; $5 for other students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens; $15 for the general public

Next Up In The Harry Hope Theatre!

April 24-27, 2014

The Laramie Project

by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Kelsey Guggenheim

Thursday- Saturday at 7:30pm, Friday Mid-Day Matinee at 11am; Sunday at 4:00pm;

Harry Hope Theatre

(Shafer Hall, ground floor, corner of High and Valley Streets, Willimantic);


$5 Students and groups of 10 or more

$10 Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens

$12 General public

BOX OFFICE: 860-465-5123

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Diana Sáez

Guest Lecturer, Dr. Diana Sáez, visited Eastern on Oct. 11th and 12th and worked with the Chamber Singers in addition to presenting a lecture on the development of Choral Music in Latin America and her work with Coral Cantigas, in Washington, DC.

Thanks to all who came out and supported this programming!  Here are two clips from her workshop with Chamber Singers.  Enjoy!