2017/2018 Season


PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO    

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm

National premiere of Entertainment One’s new live-action musical production based on the animated Disney Jr TV series.


GORDON LIGHTFOOT IN CONCERT: “The Legend Lives On…”    

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 8:00 pm

National tour of Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: “The Legend Lives On…” featuring greatest hits and personal anecdotes from his historic 50-year musical career.


An Evening with Lisa Marien     
A Fundraiser Concert & Reception in the Oasis Room

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Jazz vocalist Lisa Marien premieres music recorded for her debut CD Just For Once in this exclusive pre-release concert, accompanied by her quartet helmed by Grammy nominated pianist John di Martino.


Garde Cinema presents
2017 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm

You be the judge! For the eighth year in a row, our Garde Cinema audience will participate in their favorite global film festival – along with 200 other venues around the WORLD.

Over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in cinemas, museums and universities for one purpose, to view and vote on the Finalist’s Films in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.


Garrison Keillor with Robin & Linda Williams    

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Garrison Keillor, host of one of the most popular radio variety shows ever, brings along to the Garde stage two old friends from the earliest days of A Prairie Home Companion for two hours of harmony and humor!


Michael McDonald with special guest Marc Cohn    

Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Two of the most distinctive and compelling voices in popular music – Michael McDonald with Mark Cohn (“Walking in Memphis”) – join together in one evening at the historic Garde Theater.

Co-Sponsored by the Valenti Family of Dealerships


Girls Night: The Musical

Friday, October 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Tickets go on sale to the general public September 22!

Hit music that everyone knows and can sing along to helps tell the touching, relatable and hysterical story that rings true for women of all ages! 

Sponsored by Blu-Prints Unlimited, Inc.


Cherish the Ladies
Celtic Christmas

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the Grammy Award nominated Irish-American super group in a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing.

“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do”. The Boston Globe


Eastern Connecticut Ballet – The Nutcracker 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM

Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents three performances of their original holiday family favorite featuring New York City Ballet superstars Sara Mearns and Jared Angle alongside 100 professionally trained dancers and 34 musicians from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra in this maritime New London version of the Tchaikovsky classic.


FREEDOM TRAIN    
The Story of Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 10:00 am

Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period.

Sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.


Dr. Seuss’s THE CAT IN THE HAT    

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 10:00 am

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.

Sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.


CLEMENTINE    

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 10:00 am

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down!

Sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.


THE LIGHTNING THIEF    

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 10:00 am

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.

Sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.


The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale to the general public September 29!

Munchkins, and monkeys and music, oh my! The wonderful Wizard of Oz twists its way into the historic Garde Theater in this lavish national tour featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs.  A spectacular live celebration of the iconic 1938 MGM movie.

Co-sponsored by Olde Mistick Village and Simply Majestic

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.


DRAGONS LOVE TACOS    

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 10:00 am

Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books! Including Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds & more!

Sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.


PETE THE CAT    

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 10:00 am

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square!

Sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture

To reserve tickets call the Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1.