Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-573-0004.
Connecticut Dance Theatre is pleased to announce that their annual Miracle on Bank Street Celebration this year will be a tribute to the Howland Hughes Center on Bank Street (where they are located) and our communities. Donna Bonasera, Executive Director, is pleased to expand on the "miracle" and include many different performances, activities and community events. An active Thanksgiving weekend is being planned with activities for children, families, seniors and more. On Friday November 23rd, the Tribute will begin with a parade from Grand Street to the Waterbury Green for the lighting of the tree and the official opening of the Holiday Season! The parade will then move down onto Bank Street and end at the Howland Hughes Center for the opening of the Festival of the Trees. Historical displays from the Howland Hughes department store over the years, will be showcased along with trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals as part of our "tree auction."
On Sunday November 25th from 1-7pm, join us for our holiday marketplace and at 4pm for our annual Sugar Plum Tea Party. With the beautiful holiday trees surrounding our local artists and artisans, come out and enjoy shopping in this historical landmark. Many of us remember holiday shopping at the Howland Hughes department store - bring your family and share the memories. Make sure to make your reservation for our Tea Party at 4pm. Also scheduled for Sunday is a master class with nationally renowned dancer/choreographer Joby Rogers (The Ultimate Michael Experience), who will make a special appearance during our afternoon events. Openings are still available for the master class. An annual event for more than 20 years, make sure to mark your calendars to see CDT's narrated version of this holiday classic: "Clara and the Nutcracker" scheduled for the first two weekends in December. This version is perfect for children of "all ages." Performances are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2 and 8 & 9 at 1pm and 5pm at the Howland Hughes Center. Call CDT's office to book a full performance for your organization, employees or as a family outing - what an amazing way to share the spirit of community during this holiday season.
The Miracle on Bank Street will continue into the New Year 2013 with the following performances planned: *Cultural Explosion Theatre Project's "Winterlands" with area talents performing in music, dance, and theatre is scheduled for late January.
*Celebrate Valentine's Day with an "Evening of Elegance" a beautiful performance scheduled for February 14th. There are still opportunities to be involved in any and all of these activities. Dancers, actors, musicians, choirs, community groups and more are encouraged to call and to participate.