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The Madison Arts Barn is kicking off 2018 in grand style with an incredible lineup of programming for creative CT kids!

All programs are tuition-based, but as always, Friends of Madison Youth has a variety of options in place for parents for whom this presents a hardship.


At the Madison Arts Barn (aka ‘The Barn’), we believe that fostering creativity in youth and offering them a safe and friendly… Continue reading

We will be holding additional auditions to fill the role of Santa, Fake Santa, several minor supporting roles, ensemble and small singing and/or speaking roles and cameos for the Madison Arts Barn production of ‘Elf the Musical Jr.’ on Sunday September 24th from 4-8 and Monday September 25th from 5:30-7:30. Please go to for more information.

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Auditions: ‘Elf The Musical Jr.’ at the Madison Arts Barn!

‘Elf the Musical Jr.’ (with performances on December 8th-9th, 2017) will hold auditions on Sunday, September 17th from 6-8:30 and Monday, September 18th from 3:15-5:15 at the Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Drive, Madison.

The show features many wonderful roles for singing actors, non-singing actors and featured dancers. Interested performers in grades 5-12 are asked to attend the full audition period to showcase their range of talents (one of… Continue reading

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We are looking for singers and actors for Coward’s Blithe Spirit in April, Verdi’s Otello in June, & Webber and Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar in July.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES: Saturday, January 28, 1-5 pm Auditions for singers — Otello and Superstar

Sunday, January 29, 2-6 pm Auditions for non-Equity actors — Blithe Spirit

AUDITION LOCATION: Shoreline Unitarian-Universalist Society 297 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut

Roles are available as follows, and understudy assignments… Continue reading

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Hi! The Davis St. Arts & Academics Interdistrict Magnet School currently services almost 200 kids from grades 2-8 in Drama classes but we don’t have some of the basic necessities of theatre rehearsal and production. We need black rehearsal cubes and some basic, durable and safe free-standing wall flats and door frames. It would be immensely appreciated if you happen to have these things in storage and are willing to loan them indefinitely or donate them to the school. The… Continue reading

Handful Productions and the West Haven Child Development Center Present: S.A.T.B. Cabaret’s “Signature Show” on September 19

Hamden, Conn., September 19, 2013

On Thursday, September 19, from 7:30-900 p.m., Connecticut’s own professional traveling cabaret troupe Starving Artists Tackle Broadway will perform their “Signature Show”, a tour of Broadway’s best musical storytelling from the past 50 years, at Hamden’s Thornton Wilder Auditorium, to help raise funds for the West Haven Child Development Center’s new educational theatre program.

The evening will feature… Continue reading

For more information, visit Shakespeare’s Cool: Romeo and Juliet

Ms. Judy’s Emporium and Handful Productions are teaming up to bring a little Shakespeare into the lives of kids aged 10-18!


‘Shakespeare’s Cool.’ 

at Ms. Judy’s Emporium

28 School Street Branford, CT 06405

Open to ‘tweens and teens, ’Shakespeare’s Cool’ will be centered on the de-mystification of Shakespeare through language study, improv games, work on voice & speech articulation, physicalization exercises, stage combat, and characterization techniques.… Continue reading

WHAT IS A BROADWAY-Q, you ask?!?! ___________________________________________________________

A BROADWAY-Q is a private party to which YOU are invited!!! Come one, come all unapologetic lovers of musical theatre and those who tolerate them. Great opportunity to relax, network, PERFORM!, heck… maybe even meet someone special? Come mingle with people like YOU for a change!

Date: July 6th, 2013

Time: 3:00 p.m.-12 a.m.

Location:  East River Studios, 46 Old Post Road, Madison, CT 06443

Party Cover Charge: $25 adults / $10… Continue reading

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Handful Productions Seeks Summer Intern (Madison, CT)

HANDFUL PRODUCTIONS NEEDS AN INTERN. LIKE YESTERDAY. Could that wonderful intern be YOU?!?! Read on. ​ The IDEAL intern for this new company is talented in and/or interested in learning the ins and outs of a host of the following areas of theatrical production:

— Stage Management / Assistant Direction

— Choreography & Movement (some Stage Combat)

— Website design and updates ​ — Public Relations (Press and Social Media)

— Video production… Continue reading

Job Listing: Cabaret Performers, Greater New Haven Area

Employer: Handful Productions’ S.A.T.B. (Staving Artists Tackle Broadway) Cabaret

Description: Newly formed professional traveling cabaret group seeks highly talented, self-motivated, dedicated performers with flexible schedules to perform in any number of venues during the days (school performances), evenings and weekends throughout the year. Most performances pay anywhere from $50-150, rehearsing twice weekly in either Milford or Madison. SATB is committed to promoting diversity in both the musical canon and the cast, and… Continue reading

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