January 29, 2021

Pantochino Announces In Person Classes for Children, Teens

MILFORD – Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., Milford’s professional not-for-profit theatre for family audiences has announced new programs for Spring 2021 continuing its tenth season including classes and opportunities for young actors.

“Creating positive, nurturing theatre experiences for young people is part of our mission, and we are thrilled to offer these new programs in our spiffy and convenient studio space in the Connecticut Post Mall, said co-producer Bert Bernardi.”  Co-producer Jimmy Johansmeyer added “We are following the same strict federal, state and local protocols we followed for our successful summer theatre camps—we are going above and beyond to keep these programs safe with only ten participants in each class.”

Beginning in March, Pantochino will offer “Snow White & Some Dwarfs” and “Super Groovy Aladdin,” for ages 8-12. The eight-week program meets for one hour fifteen minutes each week and culminates in a mini-musical production for parents and families only. Both productions will be led by Johansmeyer and musical director/composer Justin Rugg. Performances will take place at the MAC, Milford Arts Council in Downtown Milford.

The company is also offering a six-week Theatre Workshop for young actors  9-12 and a six-week Teen Theatre Workshop for 12-18 year olds focused on scene/character study, both led by Bernardi. Registration for all Spring programs can be found at

Pantochino Productions Inc is a 501 c 3 not for profit organization now in it’s tenth season. In addition to its original musical productions, the company also hosts in-school programs, teen theatre, summer theatre camps, master classes and partners with Milford Arts Council, The MAC for Nite Spot Nights, a series bringing the best of New York’s cabaret scene to Connecticut. Eight of Pantochino’s original musicals are published and licensees by Stage Rights Inc. The company was voted “Theatre of the Decade 2020” (BroadwayWorld Connecticut Region), “Most Loved Place to Go” (HulaFrog New Haven), Favorite Performing Arts (Fairfield County Kids Out and About) and is winner of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Cultural Contribution Award of Distinction and a “Best of Milford” recipient.

Announcements regarding summer programming will happen in February.  Pantochino graciously acknowledges its 2020-21 sponsors: The Milford Bank, Subway, AAA Northeast, Colony Grill, The Devon Rotary, Berchem Moses PC, The Connecticut Post Mall and The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven.

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