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EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy Presents Winter Wonderland: A Showcase of Acting & Dance on December 17, 2016

Willimantic – Acting and dance students from EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) will present Winter Wonderland: A Showcase of Acting & Dance at 4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, on the main stage at EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.


This production features young dancers and actors, ages 3 to 17, from 26 northeastern Connecticut towns. Part of the program is run in cooperation with Windham Public School’s After-School Program, which has added Ballet Folklorico and “street” Hip-Hop to CTAA’s offerings.

CTAA’s Winter Wonderland showcase is choreographed by CTAA dance instructors Alana Mahdalik, Ara Wilnas, Skylyn Jusino, and Aviel Rosado, and the acting students perform under the direction of Daniel Coyle. It will feature performances celebrating the multi-ethnic, multi-faith winter holiday season.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting The Capitol Theater box office is open one hour before the performance for walk-up ticket sales. Free parking is available on Main Street and on Walnut Street, adjacent to the theater.

CTAA is EASTCONN’s regional community arts-outreach program for young people, ages 3 and up, with classes in dance, music, theater, creative writing, cartooning, and more. Classes take place at the Capitol Theater, located across from the Willimantic post office and library. Learn more at

Watch for CTAA’s new spring 2017 catalog, which will be released soon. To learn more about CTAA programming, call CTAA Coordinator Dara Bowling at 860-933-5972 or e-mail her at

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities since 1980. 


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