Taft Theater Celebrated


Taft students took home several prizes during the 2016 Halo Awards. Sponsored by Waterbury’s Seven Angels Theatre, the Halo Awards celebrate the best in Connecticut high school theater. More than 40 awards were presented to nominees from 64 high schools.


Kaedi Dalley ’18 was named Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray. Producer Maggie Luddy ’16 and director Emily Axelberg ’16 accepted th...full story

Spring Dance Showcase Dazzles


The hard work Sarah Surber’s students put into their spring term dance classes was on display this week during Taft’s annual Spring Dance Showcase.

     “I was so struck by the variety of genres represented in the Showcase,” said Surber. “Each student chose the style of the piece they performed themselves, which allowed their voices to be heard even more clearly.”

     The varied genres, Surber notes, which incl...full story

Tafties Mount The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Taft’s 2016 spring musical opens this week in Bingham Auditorium. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee debuts Wednesday, April 27 with a 1 pm performance. Additional performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one-act musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn. It was co...full story

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