Many thanks to all of the people who came together to present Artful Living's smash hit SHREK! This contemporary American Classic offered our community more than an uproarious musical comedy. The story served as an important reminder that some traditional fairy tales we know from our childhood could use a new twist that makes them friendly to our modern audience. Our unique differences are exactly what bind us and help create the 'happily ever after' moments in our lives!
Hundreds of adults and children have been touched by the Artful Living experience and left with empowering memories that may last a lifetime and the awe-inspiring local talent has entertained thousands of CT residents and friends! We are grateful to have received 7 nominations with the 2013 BroadwayWorld CT Awards.
We are proud to present SEUSSICAL, a fantastic, magical, musical extravaganza full of heart and imagination, based on the works of celebrated author, "Dr. Seuss."
The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that will make you laugh and cry.
Adults and children LOVE this show which features all their favorite characters- The Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Whos, Mayzie, Gertrude, Sour Kangaroo,Wikershams and many more!
The Wizard of Oz
We are proud to present THE WIZARD OF OZ Summer 2011. This will mark Artful Living’s fifth year for producing high quality musical theater and providing family friendly shows.
A full professional orchestra and state-of-the-art theater add to the overall excellence, but our real treasures are the many people who volunteer as actors, production team workers and creative artists who come together every year and dedicate their time and talents to the craft of fine musical theater.
The results are SPECTACULAR!
An elegant Valentine's dinner with your favorite Love Songs & Stories at the Old Lyme Inn
February 2011 at the Old Lyme Inn
Swinging tunes, romantic ballads and soaring melodies of love,
in between a four course elegant dinner.
Treat yourself and those you love to a memorable Valentine’s
experience at the historic Old Lyme Inn.
The Christmas Tree Dinner
A Musical Tale of Connecticut’s First Christmas Tree
December 2010 at the Old Lyme Inn
Feast on four courses of traditional holiday fare while making festive memories at the historic Old Lyme Inn.
Enjoy a 19 century Christmas legend acted in
scene and songs by period-dressed actors.
!!! - Summer 2010
It seems an age ago – 1933, the year that America was in the midst of a Great
Depression. Or does it? Annie is one of America’s Best-Loved Musicals of all
time. It made its humble beginnings just across the river at Goodspeed Opera
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with questions or requests.
What is its appeal? Is it the adorable orphans who sing and bang their
buckets about hard knocks? Is it that mean Miss Hannigan we all love to hate?
Or the kindness that Daddy Warbucks and Grace display to a needy child? Is it
the faithfulness of that mangy pooch, Sandy, who finds his way to Annie? Of
course, these things coupled with a truly good story and great music are all
the reasons. However, I believe the single most resonant reason that Annie sings
on in all our hearts is that it is a musical about hope! Hope for a fulfilling
future as seen through the eyes of a child - and as seen through the eyes of
watching children in our audience today!
Over 150 children, adults and families have worked tirelessly to present to you today our version of Annie. May you find hope in our story and may you find sunshine in all of your tomorrows!
Previous Artful Living Productions
Photos by Peg Scofield PurpleDog Productions
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Wizard of Oz
Sound of Music