Our Mission Statement
The East Hartford Summer Youth Festival, Inc. was created in 1964 to provide an opportunity for young
people to develop and showcase their talents and to participate in producing a full-scale musical, literally
“learning the ropes” from singing and dancing to lighting and set construction. Invaluable skills such as
teamwork and performing for an audience are instilled, lifelong friendships are made, and musical fun
is had by all, especially our audiences.
Our level of success is due to the commitment and dedication from the Town of East Hartford,
the East Hartford Fine Arts Commission and the East Hartford Public School Administration, as well as
the memories of those individuals who had the vision and courage to establish an organization dedicated
to bringing the arts to the East Hartford area.