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ACT Presents Funny Girl on December 5, 6 & 7

Willimantic, CT - The public is invited to attend Funny Girl, a family-friendly musical performed by students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school. Performances are scheduled on Thurs., Fri. and Sat., Dec. 5, 6, and 7, 2019, at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sat., Dec. 7, at the Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.

ACT’s production of Funny Girl is a collaboration among students and faculty from ACT’s Acting/Vocal Performance, Audio/Video Production, Dance, and Theater Production departments.

Funny Girl was written by Isobel Lennart with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill. Set in New York, this musical follows the career of stage/radio actress and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with Nick Arnstein.

The ACT cast includes seniors Aurora Buswell, Andover; Trevor Howard, Colchester; Martha Brewster, North Stonington; Bailey McMaster, Plainfield; Jillian Romagnano, Putnam; Maria Bonanno, Uncasville; and Carl Baker Jr., Sierra Cunningham and William Beaudry, Willimantic; juniors David Rosado, Gales Ferry; Makenzie Raduege, North Grosvenordale; Nathan Cruz, Stafford Springs; and Aiden Smith, Willimantic; and sophomores Morgan Hrymack, North Franklin; and Abbey Mann, Willimantic.

Bonanno serves as dance captain under choreographer Nichola Johnson, with Raduege and Brewster as stage managers. The production is directed by Sandra Evans-Abbott.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for military and ACT students/alumni. To reserve tickets, call the Capitol Theater Box Office at 860-465-5636 or visit the Box Office one hour prior to show time for walk-up ticket sales (cash or check only).

Learn more about ACT at www.eastconn.org/act. ACT is a public, performing arts magnet high school administered by EASTCONN.