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DancersSince 1985, The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts has been providing high quality professional training in the arts to high school students in and around the Hartford Area. We are proud to have been a recipient of many awards over the years that recognize us for our excellence.

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GHAA Chorale RehearsalThere are big changes coming to the Arts Academy in the 2019-2020 school year. Click below to learn more about the programs, our information sessions, and how to apply.

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Little Shop Of Horrors

Little Shop Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh, and the Shubert Organization
Directed and Choreographed by Missy Burmeister
January 18, 19, 25, & 26; 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater; $15 adults, $10 students/seniors

Shortly after acquiring a mysterious plant, Seymour discovers just how unusual it is. As the plant grows, Seymour realizes that this plant is actually a blood thirsty monster. However, he hesitates to kill it, for not only has this plant brought him fame, but it has given him the one thing he truly desired Audrey, the love of his life. Seymour struggles to make a tough choice… before it’s too late.

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On Sale January 2, 2019

The Theater of the Performing Arts

theater interior The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces.

Visit the Theater of the performing Arts Page for performance and event calendar, ticket information, rental information, and more.

Box Office: 860-757-6388 

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Transcript Requests,  Community Service Forms

Writing studentDo you need a copy of your transcript? Fill out the Transcript Request Form Below and we will be happy to send one out to you.

If you need a Community Service Form, please download from the link below and return it to the Student Activities Office.

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Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association (PFAA)

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Parents and alumni may participate in a very active Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association.  PFAA members work together to enhance the visibility of the Arts Academy and to plan special events that generate revenue for the school, and to support the efforts of parents of artistically gifted students. Learn more at the link below.


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Catherine Brubeck
Jazz Choir Rehearses for Brubeck Family
Imagine the pressure of learning difficult choral jazz music, performing for an audience, and having a panel of scholarly jazz aficionados judge your set. Now if that is not enough pressure, imagine the composers’ family watching your rehearsal process. Well that is exactly what the Real Ambassadors, a group of Jazz singers from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts experienced when David Brubeck’s daughter and granddaughter unexpectedly showed up to watch. The
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Choreographers' Showcase
Choreographers' Showcase Fox 61 Featured Artist
Choreographers’ Showcase from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts was selected as the December CAS Featured Student Artist of the month. Every month, Fox 61 along with the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), teamed up to do a story of a student artist throughout Connecticut. Represents from CAS chose the students to feature based on recommendations from teachers and administrators from area schools...
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Academy Hamilton
Students Perform Original Music Before Hamilton Crowd
Hamilton, the Broadway sensation, has come to Hartford and the Academy had a chance to take in the show and do a little performing themselves. In front of packed audience, students Justin Williams and Amareon Blackman performed together an original piece . The opportunity came by in September when The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a non profit that supports K-12 history education, asked for proposals from area schools on history projects centering on U.S. colonial times.
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