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Holiday on Main 2019


Holiday on Main Street is an annual Downtown Middletown event which begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues Saturday, November 30th, Saturday, December 7th, and Saturday, December 14th. This event has developed family holiday traditions and drawn young and old to celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Middletown for over 30 years. With a variety of entertainment every week ranging from free horse and wagon rides to Santa Claus, there is certainly something for everyone. Holiday on Main Street is a great opportunity to enjoy the season with friends and family. Come, join the fun! For more information and scheduling of events visit

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Preparing for Romeo and Juliet 2020

Oddfellows Playhouse will be offering a six week intensive training program in Shakespearean Acting for teenagers this winter. “The Complete Shakespearean” will meet Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from January 6 through February 10 at the Playhouse, which is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. The course is designed to prepare teens to audition for Oddfellows’ Teen Repertory Company’s Spring Production of Romeo and Juliet. 

The course, taught by ARTFARM Artistic Director Marcella Trowbridge and Oddfellows Artistic Director Dic Wheeler, plus guest artists, will provide actors ages 14 – 20 with fundamental training in classical acting, voice, text analysis, movement and stage combat. Both instructors have many years of experience directing and performing Shakespeare, and specialize in providing tools for young performers to better understand and perform Shakespeare. Space is limited for this course, so participants are encouraged to enroll early to ensure a place. Tuition for the six week course is $100. Anyone completing the class will get a $75 credit toward tuition for Romeo and Juliet. Financial aid and work-study options are available to all who need it.

Auditions for Romeo and Juliet will be March 2 and 5, and the performances will be May 14 – 23. Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater is Connecticut’s oldest and largest theater program for young people. To register, or for more information, go to, call (860) 347-6143, or email 

Registration is now open for winter classes and productions for young people ages one to twenty at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown. Most programs start January 13, but several auditions and sample classes are being held in December. Space is limited, so register soon to ensure your place. Programs are offered in theater, circus, music and dance for toddlers through age twenty. Oddfellows, founded in 1975, is Connecticut’s oldest and largest theater for young people.  

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Annual Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2pm, Portland High School
95 High Street, Portland, CT 06480

Wadsworth Mansion
Wadsworth Mansion
WESU 88.1 FM Radio
Middletown Symphonic Band Poster
Holiday Concert

November 1st – January 8

“In The Air: Mike Sweeney”
Pegasus Gallery @ MxCC
Reception: 11/12, 5-7pm

November 1st – January 8
“Art and Meditation Sound Healing Workshops”
The Niche @ MxCC

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