Past Seasons

Past Seasons

Past Events

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    Capital Classics: Othello

    In the event of rain, the show will go on in the Hoffman Auditorium

    Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28, 2016 7:30 p.m.
    Fridays, July 15, 22, 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.
    Saturdays July 16, 23, 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.
    Sundays July 17, 24, 31, 2016 5:30 p.m.

    Directed by Michael Nowicki, Capital Classics

    This summer Capital Classics stages a play as timely now as it was over 400 years ago - "Othello" (Shakespeare's tale of jealousy, duplicity and destruction), as part of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. The play tells the story of Othello, a victorious general in the ongoing wars who has become newly married as the curtain opens. He is reveling in the greatest moments of his life. Slowly his imagination is poisoned by Iago, his trusted adviser, whose ulterior motives lead him to stage the destruction of this happiness. As his world unravels, Othello's quick decisions and missteps rapidly spiral, and hero transforms to villain in one of Shakespeare's most haunting and emotionally powerful tragedies.

  • Family Music and Movie Series

    In the event of rain, the show will go on in the Hoffman Auditorium


    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:30 p.m.


    Sam.i.te (Sæm ē tay) noun

    1.a. World-renowned musician, b. Humanitarian, c. Photographer.
    2. Born and raised in Uganda.
    3. Travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music.
    4. "While performing, I see that people are able to forget their differences and join as one in the moment; my hope is for that moment to last. If we can make that moment last, the world will be a better place."

    Join us for an evening of uplifting world music.

    the-lego-movie-100x116.jpgTHE LEGO® MOVIE™

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at dusk
    Opening band: Bandshes 6:30pm


    "THE LEGO® MOVIE™" (2014) rate PG

    The original computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

    banshes-100x116.jpgThe Bandshes came together by chance during the summer of 2013, just before their senior year at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and have developed a unique sound reminiscent of Regina Spektor and Doris Day. Their song "Lost Cities" is featured in the horror movie "Unfriended" released by Universal in 2015

    survivors-100x116.jpgSurvivors Swing Band

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:30 p.m.


    The Survivors Swing Band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. They are a 7-piece professional Jazz band, based in Connecticut, that plays the classic melodies from an era gone by ~ hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era and the two decades that followed. Pack a picnic, get on your dancing shoes and join us for a fun night of music!

    wild-things-100x116.jpgWhere the Wild Things Are

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at dusk
    Opening band: Bandshes 6:30 p.m.


    "Where the Wild Things Are" (2009) rated PG

    "Let the wild rumpus start!" Nine-year-old Max runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of the land Where the Wild Things Are. King Max rules a wondrous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters - but being king may not be as carefree as it looks! Filmmaker Spike Jonze directs a magical, visually stunning version of Maurice Sendak's celebrated children's classic, starring an amazing cast of screen veterans and featuring young Max Records in a fierce and sensitive performance as Max.

    banshes-100x116.jpgThe Bandshes came together by chance during the summer of 2013, just before their senior year at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and have developed a unique sound reminiscent of Regina Spektor and Doris Day. Their song "Lost Cities" is featured in the horror movie "Unfriended" released by Universal in 2015.

  • Trash Dance

    trash-project-100x116.jpgTuesday, April 26, 2016 7 p.m.

    Allison Orr, Forklift Dance Works

    A documentary about a unique partnership between an Austin arts organization and the City of Austin Solid Waste Services Department, featuring 24 employees and 16 large sanitation vehicles. “The Trash Dance is one of the most unique and inspirational productions I have seen.” ~Austin City Council Member Laura Morrison

  • Dance Ensemble Spring Show

    5x5-dance-100x116.jpgFriday, April 23, 2016 7:30 p.m.

    An evening showcasing work choreographed and performed by students and guest artists. Directed by Susan Murphy, USJ Dance Ensemble advisor.


  • From Refugee Camp to Project

    Sokeo-boxes-100x116.jpgFriday, April 22, 2016 7:30 p.m.

    Cambodian refugee Sokeo Ros takes us on his journey from Asia to America, from housing projects to artistic projects, culminating in an epic return to the Cambodian village his family was driven from in the 1970's.

  • Exit 12 Dance Company/The Odyssey

    Exit12-100x116.jpgSaturday, April 16, 2016 7 p.m.
    Sunday, April 17, 2016 2 p.m.

    The Odyssey draws upon the works of Romare Bearden, Gil Scott­ Heron, and Homer to depict a veteran’s journey home. Exit 12, a nationally celebrated military veteran dance company, will perform this work-in-progress after a week-long developmental residency at USJ.

  • Queenes Companye presents: Romeo and Juliet

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:30 pm.

    Queenes Companye presents Romeo and Juliet, considered one of the greatest love stories of all time. Originally an all-female Shakesperean acting troupe, Queenes Companye is going back to its roots with an all-female cast for this show. As the oldest club on campus Queenes Companye is excited to present this student-acted and produced play.

  • 11th Annual Saint Patrick’s Celebration Concert

    ringwald-100x116.jpgSunday, March 13, 2016
    1:30 p.m. Irish Brunch and Guinness Bar
    2:30 p.m. Concert

    Ringrose, Freeman & Friends, Featuring All-Ireland Champion John Whelan, playing traditional Irish music of the hearth and pub – plus dancers from the Griffith Irish Dance Academy! Come early for an Irish Brunch and a Guinness.

  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

    baldwin-james-100x116.jpgMonday, February 22, 2016 at 7 pm

    Intercutting rarely-seen archival footage from over 100 sources and nine different countries, the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with astounding private glimpses of Baldwin.

  • Autorino Center for the Arts & Black Eyed Sally’s Presents The Legends Live On! The Allman, Neville, Pitchell, Charles, King Show

    legends-live-on.jpgSaturday, January 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.

    Featuring Michael Allman (son of Greg Allman), Charles Neville, (Grammy Award winner and a legendary Neville brother), Jeff Pitchell (voted Best Blues Band in New England and had a #7 CD on national Billboard charts), Claudette King (daughter of BB King) and Sheila Raye Charles (daughter of Ray Charles, voted as 2nd best singer of all-time). Join these phenomenal multi-talented artists for a wonderful evening of music!

  • Live Stream of Daddy Long Legs

    daddy-long-legs.jpgThursday, December 10, 2015, 8 p.m.

    From the Tony-Award winning director of Les Miserables comes the intimate new musical Daddy Long Legs. Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starry Fred Astaire - a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and "Downton Abbey" - this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London.

    Live stream to the Hoffman Auditorium. Open to the public.

  • Queenes Companye presents Return of the Soldier

    return-soldier.gifThursday, November 19; Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

    Return of the Soldier is an original stage adaptation by Alison Pascale, based on the great war novel by Rebecca West. An intimate story of domestic life during World War I, Return of the Soldier tells the story of three women who intersect around a soldier returning to England from the front having lost fifteen years of his memory. This student written and acted show asks modern questions about fidelity, mental health and the home front effects of war through the lens of one home in 1916.

  • An Evening with the Soweto Gospel Choir

    soweto_100x116.jpgThe Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir celebrates the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto and is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music and dance with audiences around the world.

    Formed in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has achieved incredible success in a very short time. They have toured the world, recorded five albums and two DVDs, and have won countless awards in South Africa, The United States and Australia. The choir has performed with some of the biggest names in music including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. They are ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and their patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Sponsored by South African Airways.

    "Vivacious mix of peerless voices and hi-energy dance is fun, glamorous, dignified and deeply enriching"- Nottingham Post

    Concert to be held in The Connor Chapel of Our Lady
    Pre-Show VIP Reception: Meet the Choir 5:30 p.m./ Concert 7:00 p.m., November 17 - $50.00

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  • 5x5 Dance Festival

    5x5-dance-logo-79x100.jpgShowcase Performances: Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    Master Classes: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Forums: Forums will be held on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m.

    "One of the state's most important dance events, the 5x5 Dance Festival features interaction, performances, and master classes between professional and collegiate dancers."

    Click here for more information including ticket information for performances, classes and the forums.

  • Noche Latina - Viva Latin America!

    lorena-garay-100x116.jpgFriday, October 9, 2015 at 7 p.m.

    "An evening of bilingual storytelling, digital images, folkloric dance, and traditional music from Latin America by Lorena Garay and Surcari."
  • 13th Annual Spanish Language Film Festival

    Films by Luis Buñuel and Benito Pérez Galdós.

    • nazarin-100X116.jpgNazarín (1958)
      Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m.
      Remarks/Comentarios, Benjamin Peters, Ph.D., University of Saint Joseph

    • viridiana-100X116.jpgViridiana (1961)
      Tuesday, September 22, 7 p.m.
      Remarks /Comentarios, Aracely Tinajero, Ph.D., Graduate Center and City College of New York (CUNY)

    • tristana-100X116.jpgTristana (1970)
      Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m.
      Remarks/Comentarios, Marc Longenecker, M.A., Wesleyan University

    Films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

  • Sonia Plumb Dance Company: The Odyssey: An Epic Dance Journey

    sonia-plumb-odyssey.jpgFriday, October 2, 2015 and Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3 p.m.

    A contemporary retelling of Homer's The Odyssey through modern dance, lighting and scenic effects, underwater video projections and original music.

    Be sure to join us one hour before each performance for 30-minute discussion about “The Odyssey” with Dr. James Shivers from Hall High School.

  • Backstage Stories with Ben Vereen: an Interview with Colin McEnroe

    vereen-ben-100x116.jpgThe Arts Center at the University of Saint Joseph will host “Backstage Stories with Ben Vereen” Interviewed by Colin McEnroe. The show, which includes a 90 minute conversation, a Q & A with the audience, and a post-show meet & greet, will take place in the Hoffman Auditorium on the University’s main campus.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.