CTC Playwrights Showcase

Nelson Hall Theatre is proud to announce its premier self-produced new play festival. We are dedicated to young emerging playwrights in the state of Connecticut and therefore have organized the […]

Take a little ride with the Corvettes!

With fresh energy, the Corvettes Doo Wop Revue will bring some of the greatest songs of the 1950s back to Nelson Hall Theatre on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Like many musicians, […]

Still a little time to enjoy summer!

Hard to believe the summer of 2019 is almost over! Families are cramming in last days of vacation, stores are bringing in the fall (and Christmas holiday) decorations, retirees are […]

Sneak Preview of 2019-2020

If you’re like many of our other theater fans, you might wondering what’s been going on at the theater lately! Let’s take you on a quick, behind the curtain tour […]

Local Focus: Forecast proves right!

While the past two weeks may have been summer’s typical hazy, hot and humid;  the stage at Nelson Hall Theater proved to be quite the opposite. Every day consisted of […]

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Beware of the Scam

Grandpa and Grandma might do just about anything to help their grandkids. The scam artists know this, are taking advantage of this generous spirit of most grandparents. Take a look […]

Sunday Joke Answer

Q: What kind of flowers should you never give on Valentine’s day? A: Cauliflowers 🙂

St Peter’s Drama Camp: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JULY 21 & 22, 2018 • 7PM.  St. Peter’s Drama Camp is a two week, multigenerational day camp offered by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Cheshire to the community. Each summer, camp participants perform a music theatre production at Nelson Hall at Elim Park. The cast includes adults, teens and children of the community including members of St. Peter’s Church. Beginning on June 29, 2018, tickets will be available to the public.

Bennett Family Patriotic Concert

Join the Bennett Family for a stirring musical tribute that honors our heritage as free Americans and the source of that freedom – Almighty God. The concert will feature arrangements of many familiar tunes on a variety of musical instruments including: handbells, piano, accordion, banjo, strings and brass. Don’t miss this flag-waving, red, white and blue concert! A donation is suggested.

If you are serving or have served in the military, we’d love to have you come to the concert in your uniform or military attire we thank you for your service to our country. Entrance is free, although a love offering/donation is suggested.

Cheshire Community Band

Wednesday, June 6 • 7:00PM • The Cheshire Community Band Concert presents a evening of classics, so come and enjoy this community event. Free, no tickets required.

Laudate Homeschool Orchestra

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 • 7PM Laudate Homeschool Orchestra looks forward to leading you on an exciting musical adventure as they present our 2018 Spring Semester Repertoire. Two pieces by Austrian […]

Higher: A Night of Contemporary Christian Music

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 • 7PM  — A Night of contemporary Christian music featuring musicians and worship leaders from Converge Northeast Churches. Music is powerful. Come be moved. Be blessed. Connect. Make a difference. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Beraca Baptist Church (Brooklyn, NY) Haiti Missions Trip.

Whiffenpoofs in Concert

MARCH 27, 2018 • 7:30 PM – Each year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s best known a cappella group. Made famous by their signature “Whiffenpoof Song, the ‘Whiffs’ carry forward their century-old tradition each year with over two hundred performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s Lincoln Center, and the Rose Bowl. In concert at Nelson Hall Theater on March 27th.

Laudate Homeschool Orchestra

Thursday, January 18, 2017 – 7PM – Come enjoy the Laudate Homeschool Orchestra, as they present a classical winter concert. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. Concert features […]

Elm City ChamberFest

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 • 7:30 PM The Elm City ChamberFest presents the first of two Faculty and Guest Artist concerts during its Summer 2018 season. Performers come from around the country and the world and include members of major orchestras. The program includes chamber works for piano and strings by Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart and Mendelssohn, as well as klezmer music performed by Grammy Award-winning violinist Alicia Svigals. Admission is $20 and can be purchased directly from http://www.elmcitychamberfest.org/events

United Girls Choir • Free Concert on March 19th

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018 • 6:30 PM — We are thrilled to welcome back the United Girls Choir for an evening of fun and music. Come enjoy with this group of young musicians who are sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Evening of Piano & Flute on February 10th

Saturday, February 10, 2018 — An Evening with Piano and Flute featuring a variety of romantic, classical selections.   Tara Lesco performs as piano soloist and accompanist in the Hartford […]

The Waterbury Chorale Chamber Singers

Wednesday, December 20 • 7:00 PM — The Chamber Singers of the Waterbury Chorale, directed by Joseph Jacovino,  present “Wishing You A Merry Christmas” which will feature traditional and popular Christmas carols such as […]

Bennett Family Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 • 2PM and 5:30PM   — Enjoy the festive sounds of handbells, vocals, instrumentals, accordions and more as this talented, musical family celebrates birth of Jesus Christ. […]

End your summer in style! Get tickets for Changes in Latitude!!

JULY 26, 2018 • 2PM & 7:30PM — Changes In Latitudes recreates the Jimmy Buffett concert experience with amazing authenticity. Complete with a full tropical stage set-up of palm trees, surf-boards, tiki-totems, and a full-stage backdrop, you’ll believe that you’re at a Buffett concert before the show begins. Leader Steve Kareta mimics Jimmy’s casual, storyteller style, taking you on a laid-back yet up-beat musical trip through the sun-drenched Caribbean.

Simply Diamond

JUNE 21, 2018 • 2PM & 7:30PM (SOLD OUT) — Added performance on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30PM. Simply Diamond is one of the most sought-after, musically authentic Neil Diamond tribute bands in the country. Brian LaBlanc and his band focus on the music first and foremost. They pay great attention to the detailed song arrangements that Neil Diamond and his collaborators created. There may be other Neil Diamond tribute bands, but Simply Diamond outshines them all!

Glen Campbell Xperience

JUNE 1, 2018 • 2PM & 7:30PM — Longtime professional entertainer Jimmy Mazz delivers the world’s premier tribute to Glen Campbell, the man and his music, featuring all the great timeless tunes from a music icon who touched the hearts of virtually everyone for over four decades. Sadly Alzheimer’s disease has taken away Glen Campbell’s ability to sing or play. Jimmy Mazz pays tribute to this living legend, capturing the essence of Campbell’s musical genius in The Glen Campbell Experience!

FEATURED PERFORMANCES • Triple Espresso – a highly caffeinated comedy!

Outrageous Family Fun coming to Nelson Hall Theater, MAY 10-20, 2018 • VARIOUS PERFORMANCES — Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents. Returning to Nelson Hall for our 10th Anniversary!

From Sea to Shining Sea

  APRIL 29, 2018 • 3PM —  From Sea to Shining Sea—the history of our United States of America explored and presented by Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan through the […]

Buddy and Beyond

APRIL 20 & 21, 2018 — Johnny Rogers transports his audience back in time to when you could go to your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to […]

I’ve Got a Little Twist

APRIL 6, 2018 • 2PM & 7:30PM — I’ve Got a Little Twist is were The Mikado meets The Music Man. Where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon. Where The […]

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice

MARCH 23, 2018 • 2PM and 7:30PM — Legendary Fanny Brice– Torch Singer, Comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies Broadway Star, voice of “Baby Snooks’ on the Radio, Golden Era Movie Star and inspiration […]