The Humanities and Arts Division of Middlesex Community College announced its lineup of summer performances at the Middletown campus. All performances are free and open to the public, although donations to the sponsoring arts organizations are appreciated. For the two outdoor events on the lawn in the Grove, attendees are invited to bring their own picnics, beverages, chairs and blankets.
· The Connecticut Ballet returns to MxCC for the second year to perform its 7th annual "Summer Dance Caravan" on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. in Chapman Hall. The dance company will perform a sampling of different selections in its repertoire, "From Ballet to Broadway."
· ARTFARM's “Shakespeare Everywhere: The Complete Work” will perform outdoors in the Grove at MxCC on Sunday, August 5 at 6 p.m. A 45-minute concert will take place before the show, and a 45-minute performance of short Shakespeare selections in "guerilla/flashmob” (Shakespeare style) will take place immediately following the show. The performance will move indoors to Chapman Hall if it rains.
· The "Festival of Local Arts & Music" co-sponsored by the Buttonwood Tree and WESU-AM will come to MxCC for the first time this summer in the Grove on Sunday, August 12 from 4-8 p.m. (or in Chapman Hall Multipurpose room if it rains). The festival will be a modern-day vaudeville-style variety show of several Middletown-area musical groups and other performing artists.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education. The school offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at its three locations: the main, 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and the shoreline in Old Saybrook. The college promotes understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Current enrollment exceeds 2,900 full and part-time students, and 1,600 continuing education students.