HELP US SEIZE THE DAY and raise $25,000 in 12 months to restore the interior of the historic Academy Building that Kidz Konnection currently lives in.
The Academy Building in Clinton was built in 1801 for use as a school to prepare local students for college. The teacher lived upstairs and taught in classrooms downstairs. The building has been used since in many community service roles including a community hall, a dance company, and Clinton Youth and Family Services. Today the building has been partially restored by the First Church of Christ Congregational with help from the Clinton Historical Society, but the upstairs second floor has remained out dated with flooring and ceiling additions that date back to the 1970’s. We hope to restore this part of the building not only as a more functional space for our acting community, but also for its future integrity and the continued preservation of the historic district of Clinton.
Donations will go directly toward this capital campaign, which includes:
- A new hardwood floor suitable for
extensive production use and dancing
- Removal of the 70’s drop ceiling and restoration
of the original peaked ceiling
- Equip with stage lighting for a more professional
black box venue experience
Eight Events have been organized during the 2019-2020 season to reach our goal. There’s something for everyone. We’d love for you to participate in any one or more of our upcoming events as a great way to support our project fundraising goal! Time to SEIZE THE DAY with us! Be part of the growing magic that is only Kidz Konnection in our little shoreline community of Clinton!
March 8 – 10: NEWSIES!
$2.00 from every ticket sold to our opening month campaign event helped us to raise $2,372.00!! *Thank you to all who came out to see our Musical Newsies and help us help preserve our historic district a little more!
May 25 Mamma Mia Musical Sing-A-Long 6:00 – 8:00pm
Come join us at the Academy for a fun evening of singing along with one of our movies specially selected to get excited about our upcoming production season!! Popcorn, pizza and other fun snacks provided with your ticket. All proceeds always are for a great cause! PRESERVING OUR HISTORIC DISTRICT!
Mamma Mia Movie Sing A Long: 6:00 – 8:00
Tickets: $15.00 per student OR $25 for 2
June 7 – 9 Sweeney Todd at the Harborside Marina
A special production hosted at the Harborside Marina, 131-a Grove St, Clinton for mature audiences only in an intimate theatrical setting inside the boat house of the Harborside Marina. Talk back provided following the show. Pre-Dining available separately by Shanks.
Three shows: June 7 & 8 at 8pm (dinner available only PRIOR to the event beginning at 6:00pm) June 9 at 6pm (dinner available only PRIOR to the event beginning at 4:30pm) BYOB
Tickets: $20.00 per ticket. BYOB. Food available only through Shanks, purchase separately.
Make an extra donation and receive a free Seize the Day Support Shirt.
July 27 Paint and Sip Kids 4 – 5:30pm/Adults 6 – 8pm
Cindy Stevens of Cindy Stevens Fine Art joins us to create beautiful art together! Come for a fun evening of socializing while we paint our own canvases together. Kids will have their own Paint Time from 4 – 5:30pm and later adults are invited for an evening of friendship and painting over a glass of wine and other snacks. A great way to support the historic preservation of our town while unleashing your inner creative spirit.
Tickets: $40 (includes canvas, paint supplies, and snacks. Artist Cindy Stevens will lead.)
October 4 & 5 These Shining Lives BYO Dinner Theater
Dinner and Music begins at 6:30pm. Show time 8:00pm.
A semi-professional group of community actors will perform the dramatic play, These Shining Lives, written by Melanie Marnich. Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.
Our intimate pre-show dinner theater will occur pre-show, BYO, and will be set in a jazz club style, intimate experience. This will be an unforgettable evening for you as we explore the American working class culture during the post war period of that became known as the Roaring Twenties. This deeply poignant production will be followed by a talk-back with the cast and director.
Tickets: $30/per person
October 22-23 Frankenstein Interactive 3 tours/2 nights
Come join Kidz Konnection advanced SACtors and the Stanton House for a ghoulishly creepy night following our actors through an interactive spooky tour of Clinton’s most historic areas while watching the play Frankenstein unfold. Its a spooky fun night for all!
January 4 Super Slammin’ Pajama Rama Party 2 times
We had so much fun at our 1st Pajama Party introducing our new move to the Academy 2 years ago that we’ve decided to have an encore event! The Original Kidz Konnection Pajama Party is BAAAACK! DJ SAM, photo booth, raffle prizes, Karaoke, and a mystery entertainer TBA…2 party times:
One child. Includes 5 raffle tickets.
One child. Includes 5 raffle tickets.
February 15 Sno Ball/1st Annual Kidz Konnection Wrenn Awards 6pm
(Come find out who at Kidz Konnection wins a Wrenny for 2019-20)
This semi-formal ball will take place at the Elks Lodge, Westbrook, CT. Complete with buffet style meal, DJ Sam for dancing and Karaoke, and a Tony Award like ceremony to honor our young thespians from the 2019-2020 Production Season. A beautiful night to spend with Kidz Konnection, sharing with friends and family and getting to enjoy the experience of dressing up together, celebrating our talents together and sharing an unforgettable evening together.
Can’t participate in any of our great events to SEIZE THE DAY but still wish to contribute? We are happy to accept your donation. No contribution is too small. Kidz Konnection is a non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. We thank you for your contribution.
Mail checks to: Kidz Konnection, 61 E. Main St, Clinton, CT. 06413
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