166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

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  • Riverdance

    May 6 - 8, 2016

  • Mel Brooks

    May 22, 2016

  • Dirty Dancing

    May 24 - 29, 2016

  • Blue Man Group

    Jun 10 - 12, 2016

  • Sarah McLachlan

    Jul 29, 2016

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Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

May 6 - 8, 2016

20 years after Riverdance first took the world's breath away with its explosive combination of traditional Irish music and dance, Michael Flatley's fine footwork continues to evolve, captivating audiences from East to West as its fan base grows steadily. This remarkable progression now culminates in a 20th Anniversary World Tour, heralding the company's triumphant return to the world stage.

Mel Brooks Poster

Mel Brooks

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

May 22, 2016

Few people have shaped the American comedy landscape more than Mel Books. In 2016 he sets out on the Back in the Saddle tour. Each night begins with a screening of his hilarious and outrageous 1974 Western parody Blazing Saddles, followed by a lengthy Q&A with the great man himself.

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Dirty Dancing

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Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

May 24 - 29, 2016

Dirty Dancing treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. This touring production hews closely to the movie, packing in all its anthemic songs and cheesy one-liners with aplomb. It delivers everything the audiences can hope for - lots of sexy dancing and plenty of rock 'n' roll!

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Blue Man Group

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Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

June 10 - 12, 2016

Blue Man Group takes its high-octane theatrical experience on the road. If you've neven seen them, it's a must-see. If you're already a fan, don't miss it! In this spell-binding show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway.

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Sarah McLachlan

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

July 29, 2016

Sarah McLachlan was one of the most successful singer songwriters of the 90s, her landmark record Surfacing selling over 16 million copies worldwide. Now on the verge of releasing her eighth studio album Shine On, McLachlan is set to return once again to her most reflective mode.

Bushnell Theatre

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166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Formerly known as Bushnell Memorial Hall, this performing arts center was originally opened in 1930. Named after Horace Bushnell, a great in the history of Hartford civic design, the center hosts hundreds of events a year and also plays a part in creating original Broadway productions.

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