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A Chorus Line Nominated

Chorus LineHere comes the HALOs and this year, the Academy had received 7 nominations for its Spring Musical performance of A Chorus Line.

Every year, Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury presents the HALO Awards to recognize the various theater/musical theatre programs in the state of Connecticut. The red carpet event honors ...

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Theater Design Students See Profession In Action

NYC TripTheater Design and Production students had a chance to see first hand their art form in action. On May 15, ten seniors took a train to New York City to witness a TV Show rehearsal and get a backstage tour of a Broadway show.

The day started off attending a rehearsal for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During that time, they watched as the director, producers, and Colbert rework jokes, rehearse various bits, and hold creative discussions on show content....

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UCONN Scholars Share Experience

UCONN SyposiumUConn students took time out of their busy academic lives to continue a dialogue with high schoolers from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and Impact program. Earlier this year, these same high school students toured the UCONN campus where they also attended a symposium to discuss with UCONN students their experiences and how to prepare for college. As a follow up to this visit…

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New Mothers Receive Donated Blankets

Creativity in the CommunityThey create and give. Visual artists from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts used their art to create warmth for new born babies. The class is called Creativity in the Community and it is taught by artist instructor Nancy Doherty who was looking for a way to have the kids give back...

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ASD and GHAA Continue Creative Partnership

ASD GHAA CollaborationIt is a friendship five years in the making. On Thursday April 26, ten creative writing students from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, along with students from the American School of the Deaf, came together to share their work at the Universalist Church in West Hartford. In what was part of the Riverwood Poetry Series...

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Academy Writers To Read At Festival

GHAA Fresh VoicesTwo poets from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts will have a chance to read their original works this summer. On April 27, Academy juniors Alex Nordlund and Rachel Justice shared their work at the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington…

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Chorus Line Cast Takes a Cue from Original Cast Member

Carolyn Kirsch and Chorus LineThe Academy has generated some great artist connections over the years. Therefore, when the school decided to perform A Chorus Line for its 2018 spring musical, they invited someone from the hit Broadway show’s original cast with connections to CREC and the Academy. On Wednesday, April 11th, accomplished Broadway performer Carolyn Kirsch, stopped by to watch the cast rehearse...

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Academy Wins Best of Hartford 2018

Best of HartfordThe votes are in and once again the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is rated as the top magnet school in Connecticut for 2018 by readers of Hartford Magazine. Every year, readers from around Greater Hartford vote on various categories such as favorite restaurant, museum, magnet school, parks and others. According to Hartford Magazine...

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Symposium Preps Youth Beyond High School

UCONN SyposiumYoung people from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High and Middle schools had a chance to look beyond their secondary school years into college. In April, students traveled to UCONN to attend a symposium to hear a panel of college students discuss their experiences. 

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Students Sing With Hamilton Star

Mandy GonzalezHartford Courant
"When you go on stage, because it is so vulnerable, you start to worry about things," Gonzalez told students from New Britain High School, CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of Arts and Central Connecticut State University gathered for workshops. "For me, it's judgment.

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