Our Current Season

Our Current Season

Buy tickets today for our exciting current season.

Contact us to learn more about our Bruyette Athenaeum Performing Arts Series, or purchase your tickets now.

Box Office hours: Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Friday, 2 - 5 p.m.

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sackett-amirah-100x150.jpgHip-Hop Artist   

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 5 p.m.

Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium 

“It's a dance routine like no other, but more importantly, it's one that challenges the way people see Muslim women." --Huffington Post

Amirah Sackett brings her unique hip-hop style to a dance and lecture workshop at the University of Saint Joseph. An internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Amirah is the creator of "We're Muslim, Don't Panic," an all female American Muslim dance group with the goal to educate the public and create dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims, promoting unity in the community. Amirah believes hip-hop culture gives a voice to those often unheard and is a way to uplift, inspire, and bring change to those communities that need it the most. 

This event is FREE 

LEARN MORE ABOUT Amirah Sackett 


salazar-100x100.jpgGuitarist Daniel Salazar  

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017, *7:30 p.m.

 “A spectacular evening of Spanish, Classical and International music for guitar and orchestra!”

For the first time in West Hartford, acclaimed guitarist Daniel Salazar will bring his spectacular GUITAR UNDER THE STARS program to University of Saint Joseph.

This year's program will highlight the fusion of World Music Styles in a remarkable multicultural artistic collaboration. Salazar will be performing his original music and brilliant symphonic arrangements with an impressive group of international musicians.

This grand event also includes outstanding local talent. Joining the program will be the Festival Orchestra Ensemble, comprised of top players from Connecticut's own Hartford Symphony.

*PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE from The Hartt Suzuki Guitar Orchestra at 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Quad at University of Saint Joseph

Outdoor Seating

This event is FREE

LEARN MORE ABOUT Guitar Under The Stars

Sponsored by the Roberts Foundation and MPTF.



Featuring Carlos Hernández-Chávez and Tierra Mestiza   

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 7 p.m.

Founded by local artist and Hartford resident Carlos Hernández-Chávez, in 1992, Tierra Mestiza performs traditional music of Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1930s–1950s. This popular musical ensemble had a loyal following in the Hartford area until the band retired from regular performances in 2013. This October come and enjoy Tierra Mestiza Returns—featuring original band members and new musicians—at our annual Noche Latina event! 

Carlos Hernández-Chávez is a visual artist, photographer, musician and social activist. He has been performing with his musical group in Hartford for the last twenty years. 

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

General Admission 

Tickets are $5, FREE for USJ Community

LEARN MORE ABOUT Tierra Mestiza 



Star of the Sea

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

"Captures an extraordinary and devastating story" - Irish Daily Mail

Freely adapted from Joseph O'Connor's international bestseller. It is the winter of 1847, and the Famine-ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land.  Among the passengers are maidservant Mary Duane, the ruined Lord Meredith, and Pius Mulvey, a ruthless murderer.  Their lives and fates are more connected than any of them know…

Told through Moonfish’s signature style of bi-lingual theatre, six performers use projection, physical movement, and live sound-effects to conjure up the worlds of the characters on a bare stage.  At once simple and wildly inventive, this powerful production moves beyond the confines of period drama to trace the echoes of the Irish Famine through to the present day.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

Reserved Seating 

Premium: $35, General: $30, Seniors, USJ Alumni, and Let's Go Arts Members: $25, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

Purchase Tickets

Must show ID at will call.

Discounts available for Veterans-- please call the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555

LEARN MORE ABOUT Moonfish Theatre

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.







Past Events 2017-2018

Capital Classics: Love's Labour's Lost

loves-labours-lost-100x116.jpgDirected by David Watson

This summer, Capital Classics presents Love's Labour's Lost, as part of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. Capital Classics will bring its spirited, raucous performance style to this rambunctious comedy of love, as a cast of characters stumbles and bumbles its way in pursuit of love with true Shakespearean silliness and joy.

The Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival attracts more than 2,000 fans, who turn out over three weekends with family and friends (and picnic baskets) on the grounds of the University of Saint Joseph to enjoy "Shakespeare under the stars." If it rains, the performance moves inside to the adjacent Autorino Center for the Arts.

Arrive at least 30 minutes early to enjoy pre-show entertainment, such as Youth in Community Arts performances on Thursdays; the Ben & Jerry's scooping and the Elizabethan Consort singing on Fridays; local music groups for Prize Night on Saturdays; and lectures by local experts for the "Professor Series" on Sundays. Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets. You can bring your own picnic, but food and beverages are also available for purchase before and during the show.

Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, July 14, 21, 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays July 15, 22, 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays July 16, 23, 30, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Adults: $15, Seniors & Students: $10

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Learn more about Capital Classics Theatre Company.