2015-2016 Season

This season, onStage at Connecticut College continues its tradition of presenting world-class artists in music, theater and dance. The series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming. The artists come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and perspectives and offer performances that will inspire, exhilarate and challenge our audiences. For many of the artists their performance at Connecticut College will be their only appearance in the state and New England. Please join us for events you can’t see elsewhere and celebrate the arts at Connecticut College!

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Walnut Street Theater

Palmer Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 — 7:30PM

Set on a Connecticut tenant farm in 1923, Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” is a heartbreaking classic and the Nobel Prize-winning playwright’s final work. “Moon” introduces one of the most important female characters to the theatrical canon while dealing with topics of family, death and life. Walnut Street Theater, America’s oldest continuously operating theater, brings O’Neill’s great work to life in this touring production.

Pre-performance play discussion
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Monte Cristo Cottage, 325 Pequot Avenue, New London
Presented in collaboration with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
To register for the pre-performance discussion, go to:  http://bit.ly/eon-moon

TICKETS: $24; Senior: $21; Student: $12; Faculty/Staff: $21 (General Admission)

Howard Fishman Quartet

Evans Hall

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 — 7:30PM

Singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman's exciting, spontaneous and unconventional music has made him a critically-acclaimed favorite at venues worldwide. Fishman combines jazz, soul, country and folk to create an entirely unique sound. The New York Times writes that Fishman’s music “transcends time and idiom.” Fishman is a frequent guest on NPR and has performed with such distinguished artists as Andrew Bird and Yo-Yo Ma. Fishman will be sharing original sounds and songs of wide-ranging appeal. 

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TICKETS: $18; Senior: $16; Student: $9; Faculty/Staff: $16 (General Admission)

Sweet Honey In The RockĀ®

Palmer Auditorium

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 — 7:30PM

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African-American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey’s audience and community come from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/educational/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and differing abilities. The Fort Worth Star Telegram calls Sweet Honey “the gold standard,” for they are able to produce a sound that “does not seem humanly possible.”

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[Best seats available will be selected at time of sale]

TICKETS: $28; Senior: $25; Student: $14; Faculty/Staff: $25 (Reserved Seating)