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StageNotes - A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol ‘Feels Like Family’ for Returning Cast

For Kenneth De Abrew, Shauna Miles and John-Andrew Morrison, the decision to return for the 21stseason of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas was an easy one. The three actors agree the company feels like family. Read more...

Returning Cast

Charles Dickens' Christmas Legacy

Family gatherings, festive meals and a season of charitable giving – strong Christmas traditions all sparked by Charles Dickens’A Christmas Carol. The classic holiday tale of redemption has been made over time and time again, with over 50 stage adaptations, 20 films and 26 television programs, as well as radio shows, operas, commercials, and more. Read more...

Legacy

Ghostly Symbolism

While contemporary audiences most often associate ghosts with Halloween, the cold and dark of winter was an ominous time full of mystery for the Victorians. The chilling winds and freezing temperatures were incredibly dangerous for the many impoverished people who lacked proper clothes and shelter. Read more...

Who is Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens was, in his own lifetime, a literary superstar—with throngs of fans attending his public readings and lectures and welcomed at towns across the globe (Hartford included) as if he were royalty. Read more...

Charles Dickens

Growing Up with A Christmas Carol: An Interview with Tyra Harris

Tyra Harris, 12, is growing up with A Christmas Carol. This year marks her fifth appearance in the Charles Dickens holiday classic at Hartford Stage. Read more...

Tyra Harris

Journeys of a Teaching Artist

“I love teaching theatre,” Carly Oliver says. “It’s always fun to teach something you are passionate about, but you can also teach other things through theatre like empathy, teamwork, creative expression. You’re also giving kids self-confidence and public speaking skills.” Read more...

Carly Oliver

The Book Club at Hartford Stage: An Interview with Ruth Ann Woodley

The Book Club at Hartford Stage includes some of the theatre’s most dedicated donors and supporters.  Book club members gather for six evenings of discussion, centered on books, plays or films which complement and add perspective to each mainstage production. Read more...

Book Club

Meet the Staff:  Grace Clark, Education Enrollment and Marketing Coordinator

"I come from a small family and was reared in Baltimore and Hartford. I have always been enamored with theatre and have performed in plays since elementary school." Read more...

Grace Clark

Short Takes: News from Hartford Stage

A look at our lobby; Introducing Meet the Makers; Hartford Stage Gala; Tiny Tim Food Drive; Spreading cheer in the community; Detroit '67; Winter Youth Studio; The Flamingo Kid; The Engagement Party. Read more...

Short Takes