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"Miss Saigon," With Former "Engineer" Kevin Gray Directing, Highlights Hartt Season

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Kevin Gray, who starred in "Miss Saigon"  in Toronto and Los Angeles -- and is now a faculty member at the Hartt School, directs the musical at the school, part of the University of Hartford.

The show runs Oct. 25 to 28, at Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford.

Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” will open Hartt's 2012-2013 theater season and will run Oct. 11 to 14 in the Kent McCray Theater, Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. Alan Rust, theater division director, stages the production.

Other shows of the season:

University Professor and Former Hartt Dean Malcolm Morrison directs Sophocles’ “Antigone” Oct. 18 to 21 in the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater, Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center. Original music is by Hartt composition student Evan Cogswell.

Guest artist Terry Layman returns to Hartt to direct Moss Hart's “Light Up the Sky,” with original music by Hartt composition student Robert Tomasulo. The show plays Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in the Kent McCray Theater.

Music theater students perform in the musical “Honk!” Dec. 6 to 9 n the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater,

As part of The Hartt School’s Partnership-in-Training with Goodspeed Musicals, fourth year music theater students participate in the Goodspeed Festival of New Artists, Jan.18 to 20.

Associate professor of theater Diana Moller-Marino directs Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” Feb. 21 to 24 in the Kent McCray Theater.

Professor of theater Robert H. Davis directs the musical “On the Twentieth Century,” March 14 to 17 n Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford.

Actor training students perform Carlo Gozzi’s “The King Stag” April 11 to 14 in the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater.

The musicals “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” run in repertory April 22 to 28, in the Kent McCray Theater, directed by Rust.

As part of the acting curriculum, students travel to England to receive intensive Shakespeare training with faculty from the professional British theater. Upon their return, students will present Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” May 2 to 5 in the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater.

Information: www.hartford.edu/hartt

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