Happenings Lifestyle Reader Contributed

Auditions Scheduled for ‘West Hartford Hauntings’

Courtesy Noah Webster House & West Hartford HIstorical Society

West Hartford Hauntings will return for its 14th season.

Courtesy Noah Webster House & West Hartford HIstorical Society


On Sept. 4 and 6, 2018, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society invites the public to audition for West Hartford Hauntings.

Hauntings is an outdoor theatrical tour of the town’s North Cemetery that will entertain 800 people over the course of the last two weekends in October.

Do you have what it takes to be a guide or character on this tour of West Hartford’s past? During the 13-year history of the production, actors have entertained and frightened audiences with stories of rail accidents, sickness, murder, battles, quarrels over chickens, and more! More than mere entertainment, the actors connect audiences with real West Hartford history … in a scary setting.

Organizers are looking for a diverse group of approximately 20 volunteer actors to bring this spooky tour to life. Five tour guides will lead guests through the tombstones and the remaining actors will portray past West Hartford residents. Male and female actors ages 12 and over are invited to audition; actors and actresseses 17 and over are especially needed. The goal is to fully represent the diverse character of the town. Improvisational experience for tour guides is a plus.

Actors will rehearse most Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. throughout September and October. The outdoor show will be Fridays and Saturdays, October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 6-8:45 p.m.

Auditions will be held on Sept. 4 and 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main St., West Hartford, CT, 06107. Reserve your 10-minute audition slot by visiting: http://signup.com/go/aOLrayB. Questions? Feel free to call 860-521-5362 x21.

Not an actor? Volunteers are also needed for make-up, lighting, costumes, and the ticket booth. Reserve your 15-minute meeting by visiting: http://signup.com/go/BvRryYn.

You can also experience West Hartford Hauntings as a member of the audience. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and are available at noahwebster.yapsody.com. Museum members and Let’s GO Arts! card holders get a discount!

The museum would like to thank the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Greater Hartford Arts Council for their continued support.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for the history of West Hartford, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 until 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.

Like what you see here? Click here to subscribe to We-Ha’s newsletter so you’ll always be in the know about what’s happening in West Hartford!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the author


We-Ha.com is the place to go for the latest information about West Hartford – a town that "has it all"! We-Ha.com is part of and proud of our community, and we bring a hyperlocal focus to news and features about the people, schools, businesses, real estate, sports, restaurants, charitable events, arts, and more. Contact us at: [email protected] or [email protected]

Leave a Comment

Translate »