Lunchtime Lecture: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Lunchtime Lecture: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

In-Person, Indoor Event at Cheney Hall
Socially Distanced Seating in the Auditorium
Masks are Required
Free of Charge and No Reservations Needed
Join David Garnes as he discusses LTM’s upcoming production SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD with members of the cast and creative team.
With musical genres from pop to gospel, this dazzling collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make.
As Jason Robert Brown describes, “it’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back.”
Through a series of short stories, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD showcases the powerful voices of vulnerable characters who
must make a decision: whether it is to keep sailing the unforgiving seas in 1492 on a Spanish sailing ship.
Lunchtime Lectures offer an opportunity to learn about LTM’s productions, providing insights into the creative process, background information about the play, its production history and the playwright, and much more about theatre and the arts. These discussions are an informal lecture-style with an opportunity to ask questions after the chat.
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Ticket To Ride: Beatles Tribute

An authentic & exhilarating tribute to The Beatles, complete with costumes & spot-on 3-part vocal harmonies

The Beatles, the most influential Band of the Sixties, lives on with TICKET TO RIDE. Recreating the Beatles sound in the original key and the Beatles famous guitar and drum arsenal, TICKET TO RIDE offers such classics as “All My Lovin”, “Eight Days a Week”, “I Saw Her Standing There,” and many more!

TICKET TO RIDE is Joe Laroche as Paul McCartney, Tom Raider as John Lennon, David Geisler as George Harrison, and Ron Cataldi as Ringo Starr.

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WILD TAXI: Yusuf/Cat Stevens & Harry Chapin Tribute

The wait is over—we’ve got a date!

The Satinwood ensemble returns to Cheney Hall on Saturday, October 2, with the music of Yusuf/Cat Stevens and Harry Chapin in the tribute show WILD TAXI.

Relax into an early autumn evening and take in the nostalgic sounds of the early 1970s—but get your seats early. We predict tickets to this popular show to sell fast and we’re limiting seating to allow for social distancing.

“[WILD TAXI] sounds stunningly like the original,” writes Tom Shea of the Springfield Republican. Paul and Melanie Motter, the lead singer/guitarist and vocalist/arranger, recreate the music and stylings of legendary singer-songwriters Stevens and Chapin, featuring classic songs like “Cat’s in the Cradle” and “Wild World.” Along with a full band—which includes Chapin’s original drummer Howard Fields—the Motters present music from Chapin’s 1976 album Greatest Stories Live and Stevens’ Tea for the Tillerman, released in 1970.

Don’t miss out on this show that we’ve been waiting to bring back since September 2019—when our audiences left mesmerized by the performance.

90 Minutes, No Intermission

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“The Guys” by Anne Nelson

Herstory Theater and Lost Acres Vineyard present “The Guys” by Anne Nelson.  Based on the true story of an editor who helps a Fire Captain write the eulogies for four of his men, lost on 9/11.  Through an afternoon together, Joan and Nick discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love of an unconquerable city.   Featuring Steve O’Brien and Virginia Wolf.

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“The Guys” by Anne Nelson

Herstory Theater and the Hill-Stead Museum present “The Guys” by Anne Nelson.  Based on the true story of an editor who helps a Fire Captain write the eulogies for four of his men, lost on 9/11.  Through an afternoon together, Joan and Nick discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love of an unconquerable city.   Featuring Steve O’Brien and Virginia Wolf.

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POEMZ FROM THE DOME

Join us in the audience or on the virtual stage for this monthly Poetry Open-Mic Series held via Zoom on the last Friday of the month (7-8pm). A wonderfully supportive and stimulating environment is set by hosts Manchester’s Poet Laureate Ryan Parker, Educator and Artist Matt Delaney and DJ Justis Lopez.  Participants (16+ yrs) are invited to be part of the audience, engage in a mini-poem challenge, and/or be one of the poets who picks up the mic to speak your truth. June’s theme is: Juneteenth- Black Joy as a Road to Revolution

RSVP via: https://bit.ly/POEMZrsvp

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Virtual Happy Hour: Beer Tasting & Conversation

Alisa Bowen-Marcado, owner of Rhythm Brewing, will share her entrepreneurial journey as a Black female business owner succeeding at a male-dominated business while teaching us how to navigate the craft beer boom. Manchester Wine & Liquor is offering 10% off Rhythm Brewing beer at so you can sip along from home. https://bit.ly/RhythmHappyHour

Affectionately known as “Lady Lager” and “Mama Rhythm, Alisa Bowens-Mercado made history by becoming the first African-American, woman-owned beer brand in the state of Connecticut (4th in the Country). Although already busy running and teaching at Alisa’s House of Salsa, her dance studio in New Haven, she launched Rhythm Brewing in 2018 after recognizing a significant gap in the populations served by the $114 billion beer industry. With Alisa at the helm as CEO and Head Brewmaster, Rhythm Brewing Co., (https://rhythmbrewingco.com/ | @rhythmbrewingco) produces Rhythm Unfiltered Lager and Rhythm Blue, an unfiltered light lager. During the week of June 13 – June 19, visit Manchester Wine and Liquors at 1010 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester (860.649.4750) to pick up some Rhythm Brew for this home Happy Hour where Alisa tells us about her grandmother’s advice on “finding your rhythm in life” led to her success and satisfaction as she builds not only her business but a community that supports and shares her passions.

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TED Talk Tuesday: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

TED Talk Tuesday:  Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

During this monthly lunchtime networking event, we gather on Zoom to watch and then discuss an interesting video. Aligned with the Juneteenth Art Exhibit in our Main Street Gallery, we will experience Luvvie Ajayi Jones presentation on the power in learning to be uncomfortable. The writer, activist, and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker, says, “Your silence serves no one.” We’ll learn the three questions to ask when we’re teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down, and how to be a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable, and when to use our voice to disrupt and call attention to injustice.

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Juneteenth: The Art of Independence

June 12 is the official opening of Juneteenth: The Art of Independence which happens to coincide with CT’s Open House Day. Join us onsite to view the exhibit, peruse the Gallery Shop, watch artist Jaii Marc Renee create original work and meet other artists featured in the show. And while you are Downtown, you can visit one of the many wonderful locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and retail establishments all within a few blocks. For info, call 860.647.3168, email galleries@workspacemanchester.com or follow us @workspacemanch.

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POEMZ FROM THE DOME

danJoin us in the audience or on the virtual stage for this monthly Poetry Open-Mic Series held via Zoom on the last Friday of the month (7-8pm). A wonderfully supportive and stimulating environment is set by hosts Manchester’s Poet Laureate Ryan Parker, Educator and Artist Matt Delaney and DJ Justis Lopez.  Participants (16+ yrs) are invited to be part of the audience, engage in a mini-poem challenge, and/or be one of the poets who picks up the mic to speak your truth. May’s theme is: Struggle to Strength.

RSVP via: https://bit.ly/POEMZrsvp

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