Curtain Up: Broadway Behind the Scenes

April 14 - September 1, 2012




The Lyman Allyn Art Museum's mission is to respond and to appeal to the regional community.  In that spirit, the museum has planned an exciting schedule of programs to accompany this exhibition.  The programs are designed to engage people of all ages. 

Saturday, May 5, 3:00 pm: Q & A with Memphis Set Designer David Gallo, "Broadway Design: Past, Present and Future," Fee.  Reservations 860.443.2545 x112
Saturday, May 5, 8:00 - 11:00 pm:  Post-Gala Patron's Party at The Garde.  Attend a performance of Young Frankenstein followed by cocktails with the cast!  Call 860.443.2545 x 136.
Saturday, June 9, 2:00 - 4:30 pm "So You Want to be in Pictures:"For middle- and high-school students. Fee.  Space is limited!  860-443-2545 x110. This workshop provides a behind the scenes look at the world of theater and acting. Each participant will have their head shots taken by photographer Joe Standart, take part in an acting workshop with Francesca Webster, and take notes on the business side of acting with Charmagne Eckert. 
Sunday, July 15, 1:00 pm: Broadway Producers Round Table at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford.  Moderated by Connecticut College Professor David Jaffe with Sue Frost (Memphis), Tom Viertel (Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, The Producers), Geoff Rich (Avenue Q), Stephen and Ruth Hendel (FELA).  This is a Free event offered by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and the Lyman Allyn.
Free First Saturdays:  Free admission from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Free art projects 1:00 - 3:00pm.  Projects designed for ages 5-12:
May 5: Puppets
June 2: Theater masks
July 7: Flag-making workshop for Op-sail weekend
August 4: Dioramas & Stage Sets
September 1: Marionettes 
Sponsored by People's United Bank.
Children's Film Festival: Broadway for Kids. Free with Museum admission from 2:30 - 4:30 pm on the following Saturdays:  
April 21 & May 5:Annie  
May 19 & June 2: Cats     
June 16 &July 7: Mary Poppins 
July 21 & August 4: Peter Pan            
August 18 & Sept.1: The Lion King 
Check the museum website at for updates and additional programming.
Tours of the exhibition are available for groups.  To schedule tours, call Director of Education Mollie Clarke at 860-443-2545, x 110 or e-mail


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