Performing Arts Center ready for summer

The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut in Trumbull is showing off its 13,000 square feet, state-of-the-art facility this summer. It includes five dance studios, five voice/acting/music instrumentation studios, a kitchen, café, two lobbies, black box theater, and professional costume shop.

Stepping outside the box of performance art into that of fine arts, Sue Hansen, M.F.A., local artist and set designer, will bring classes in drawing, sketching and design to PACC. She agrees with the philosophy of PACC, according to Catherine LaChioma, executive director, “that creative people usually cross lines and overlap their talents in many different artistic areas and PACC is always listening, growing and developing programs to meet the needs of their student body.”

This summer, students will present “Hair: The Musical.” Students enjoy musical theater productions, acting workshops and readings, Broadway Method Academy, classes with stars of the stage and screen and the “triple threat” Performing Artist Workshop. The center also offers Autonotunes — an a cappella group for those singers who want to apply what they learn in voice class to an ensemble — or piano, guitar and bass lessons. In addition, there is the ballet company, Corps Ballet Ensemble, and dance company, In Motion.

PACC offers free trial classes.

More info: 203-372-ARTS,

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