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Time to Shine: West Hartford Community Theater Awards Annual Scholarships

WHCT scholarship for 2023 is awarded to (at left) Charlotte Willson of Conard High School, pictured with Waas Porter, Secretary of West Hartford Community Theater. Courtesy photo

West Hartford Community Theater has awarded annual scholarships recognizing outstanding theatrical students of exceptional rising talent, and has scheduled upcoming events including a concert in Blue Back Square on Aug. 27.

WHCT scholarships are awarded for 2023. From left:Terry Szymanski, Co-President of WHCT, with students Mya Ramos and Mikayla Gallimore and Julia Rosenblatt, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Theatre Arts, Capital Community College. Courtesy photo


Living up to its mantra of “Helping Every Star Shine,” West Hartford Community Theater awarded its annual scholarship to outstanding theatrical students.

Each of the three recipients received $1,000 for use to continue their study of theater craft this fall.

WHCT’s selected 2023 honorees are Mya Ramos and Mikayla Galimore of Capital Community College and Charlotte Willson of Conard High School’s Class of 2023. High School honorees will be furthering their education in the theater arts. College honorees are currently enrolled in the theater arts program at Capital Community College.

The students apply for the scholarship by submitting transcripts, audition tapes, recommendation from teachers demonstrating their commitment to their studies and letters of intent as to why they should be considered for this scholarship. Each scholarship winner is determined by WHCT’s selection committee.

Along with awarding annual scholarships to talented students, West Hartford Community Theater produces a variety of shows each year, including the WHCT Singers free concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27 in Blue Back Square, and an upcoming musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, this November.

WHCT singers will perform at Blue Back Square on Aug. 27. Courtesy photo

For more information on applying for next year’s scholarships or any upcoming theatrical programs, visit the website www.whtheater.org.

West Hartford Community Theater, Inc. (WHCT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunity and access to programs and the performing arts for West Hartford and the surrounding communities.  WHCT would like to thank the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts for making these scholarships possible with their grant.

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