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Garde Arts Center  - Events 2014/2015
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Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 1:30pm & 7pm
Sunday December 14, 2014 | 1:30pm
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New York City Ballet sensation, Sara Mearns, "the great American ballerina of our time", returns for another breathtaking season with ECB and Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut's seafaring Nutcracker.

Share Clara’s adventure and be transported by magical sailing vessel to an enchanted seaport in 1850’s New London. Along the way, shimmering snowflakes dance for Clara and the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy eagerly awaits her arrival.
Children of all ages will love the opening party scene filled with laughter and surprises as well as the thrill of battle on the high seas between the brave Nutcracker, Sailors, Pirate Rats and the dreaded Rat King.
Enjoy the legendary music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. Delight in the stunning beauty and grace of New York City Ballet’s internationally acclaimed Sara Mearns and Jared Angle and enjoy the energetic dancing of more than 110 professionally-trained Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancers.
Bring family and friends to the Nutcracker of Choice and follow Clara’s journey that takes her around the world in one spectacular night!
Adults: $47 Loge, $45 Orchestra, $38 Balcony
Children (12 & under): $29 Loge, $27 Orchestra, $22 Balcony
*All tickets include a $2 per ticket Garde restoration fee.
SPECIAL Military, senior, and group discounts available.*
*Please note Group, Military & Senior pricing available through the box office only
Bob’s Discount Furniture Schooltime Performance Series brings thousands of students, grades K-12, from the region to the Garde for curriculum-based professional theater and arts performances during the school day. These shows are presented by some of the nation’s finest educationally-based touring theater and dance companies.
2015 Performances - Study Guides Available for Download
Friday, January 23, 2015 • 10am
The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles when mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus are involved! Appropriate for grades 2-6.
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships and Family, Social Studies*
Monday, May 18, 2015 • 10am
Miss Nelson is Missing
Miss Nelson’s class is the worst-behaved class in school. But when she goes missing one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! Appropriate for grades K-5.
Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Communication & Language Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Relationships & Family*
Friday, June 5, 2015 • 10am
Curious George
Join the inquisitive, lovable monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in this delightful musical. Appropriate for grades PreK-3.
Curriculum Connections: Literature Based, Communication & Language Arts, Music, Relationships & Family
The Garde Arts Center, Inc. (GAC) is a non-profit cultural organization created in 1985 by a regional, volunteer network of leaders in business, arts, education and philanthropy. Their mission was to save and transform the historic Garde theatre, one of the few remaining historic movie palaces in Connecticut, and create a performing arts center in the heart of downtown New London serving Southeastern Connecticut, a region rich in geographic, economic, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Today, The Garde owns and operates a complex of four adjacent buildings in downtown New London, the centerpiece of which is the 1,472-seat Garde Theatre, an historic movie/vaudeville house (1926). Built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville theatres, the recently restored Moroccan interior of the Garde Theatre, along with the new seats and state-of-the-art stage equipment, provide a very audience-friendly theatre venue in a warm and beautiful atmosphere. Today the Garde is becoming nationally recognized for its unique architecture and multi-faceted programming
As part of our comprehensive arts programming for children and students, the Garde Arts Center and the Garde Institute for Creativity offer opportunities for young people with the Schooltime Series, a daytime series of plays and musicals with complete study guides and links to educational curricula, and with Summer on Stage, two one-week musical theatre sessions in July and August for students aged 7 to 16 years.
The Garde is wheelchair-accessible at the entry and in restrooms and wheelchair seating areas are available in the orchestra. The mezzanine, Oasis Room and mezzanine are wheelchair-accessible by elevator. Water fountains are at accessible heights. A sennheiser infrared listening system is available for the hearing-impaired. An ASL signer may be available for certain programs. For the Madagascar film, the Garde can explore the availability of captioning if requested.
From Hartford
I-84 [US-6] (East). At I-84 Exit 55, turn off onto Ramp for 0.1 mile. Merge onto SR-2 [Veterans of Foreign Wars Mem'l Hwy] (East) for 20.2 mile. At SR-2 Exit 16, stay on SR-2 [New Hartford Rd] (East) for 4.0 mile. Continue (South) on SR-11 for 7.4 mile.

At SR-11 Exit 4, turn off onto Ramp for 0.3 mile. ge onto SR-82 [E Haddam Rd] (North-East) for 1.2 mile. Turn RIGHT (South-East) onto SR-85 [New London Rd] for 10.3 mile. Continue (East) on SR-85 [Broad St Ext] for 0.4 mile. Continue (East) on SR-85 [Broad St] for 0.6 mile. Continue (East) on Broad St for 1.0 mile. Bear RIGHT (South) onto Huntington St for 65 yds. Bear LEFT (East) onto State St for 98 yds. Arrive 325 State St, New London, CT 06320.
From: I-95 Heading North To: 325 State St, New London, CT 06320
I-95 [Connecticut Tpke] (North).  I-95 Exit 83, turn off onto Ramp for 0.2 mile. Bear LEFT (East) onto Local road(s) for 0.2 mile. Continue (East) on Huntington St for 0.7 mile. Bear LEFT (East) onto State St for 98 yds. Arrive 325 State St, New London, CT 06320.
From: I-95 Exit 84-N-E To: 325 State St, New London, CT 06320
Depart I-95 Exit 84-N-E on Ramp (West) for 0.6 mile. Bear RIGHT (South) onto Williams St for 0.4 mile. Turn LEFT (East) onto Huntington St for 0.7 mile. Bear LEFT (East) onto State St for 98 yds. Arrive 325 State St, New London, CT 06320.
Garde Arts Center
325 State StreetNew London, CT 06320
Tickets - 860-444-7373
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