The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.

Events at a Glance

onStage Guest Artist Series

'Torrey Pines'

Evans Hall

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Based on a true story, “Torrey Pines” is a stop-motion animated bio-pic that chronicles the young life of director Clyde Petersen in southern California in the early 1990s. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, 12-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it. “Torrey Pines” is accompanied by a live musical score performed by Petersen’s band Your Heart Breaks.

Tickets: $18; Seniors: $16; Students: $9 (General Admission)

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Dayton Visiting Artist Exhibition: Natalie Bookchin

Manwaring Gallery

Monday, Jan. 22 - Friday, March 2

Free Admission


Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

March 2, 2018

Katie Soricelli, flute

Free Admission


Dance Club Spring Performance

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 1-3

Featuring choreography by Connecticut College students.

Tickets: $6; Seniors: $4; Students: $4 (General Admission)


Spring Awakening

Palmer Auditorium

Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 2p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m.

Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Leora Morris, Guest Director
Music director Robert Frost
Choreography by David Dorfman

An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through a groundbreaking Broadway score. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.

Tickets: $18; Seniors: $8; Students: $8; Military: $8 (General Admission)

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onStage Guest Artist Series, Music

Martha Redbone – ‘Bone Hill: The Concert’

Evans Hall

Friday, April 6, 2018

“Bone Hill: The Concert” is inspired by Martha Redbone’s own life and the women who came before her; the lives of the Bone family members are told in songs that span a swathe of American music with a parallel history. In this song cycle, Redbone becomes the characters from four generations of a family in the hills of coal-mining Appalachia, and the musicians are the townsfolk. In telling their stories, the audience is taken on an epic, unexpected American exploration of family, history and cultural identity. The music is radically wide-ranging, from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass and blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and funk.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Yi Xie, flute

Free Admission


Faculty Recital: Brahms Evening

Evans Hall

Friday, April 13, 2018

Featuring works by Johannes Brahms.

Theodore Arm, violin; Christine Coyle, cello; Maksim Ivanov, baritone; Kelli O’Connor, clarinet; Kumi Ogano, piano.

Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)