Short Takes


Short Takes

News from Hartford Stage

A Look at Our Lobby

“Alexander Dodge: Designing Visual Worlds Onstage” takes a look at the designer’s stunning and innovative sets at Hartford Stage, including Twelfth Night, Private Lives, Rear Window, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Anastasia.

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The Engagement Party Receives Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

The Engagement Party received a prestigious 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. These awards provide funds for extended rehearsal time for world premieres that the Foundation deems to be of special merit. Only theatres with a strong and consistent track record of producing new work are invited to apply. The Hartford Stage world premieres of Sarah Gancher’s Seder, Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful, and Daniel Beaty’s Breath & Imagination are all past recipients.

Edgerton Foundation

Save the Date for “The Beach Ball!”

Hartford Stage will hold its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, April 6. We’ll be traveling back in time to the summer of 1963 for The Beach Ball, the swankiest soiree of the season, inspired by our upcoming world premiere musical The Flamingo Kid. Last year’s event sold out! Don’t miss your chance, and register early! To purchase tickets or become a corporate sponsor, visit today.


Annual Tiny Tim Holiday Food Drive a Success

Hartford Stage hosted its annual food drive on behalf of Hands On Hartford through the run of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas. Nearly 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and monetary donations were collected for local families in need.

Food Drive

Vacation Week Fun – Musical Theatre Jam: From Screen to Stage!

Spend vacation week with Education @ Hartford Stage creating a performance based on some popular movie-to-musical adaptations! Students between the ages of 5 and 16 will explore material from shows such as Anastasia, Newsies, Hairspray and more! Students will be placed in groups based upon age and will spend the day dancing, singing and acting! Vacation week is April 8-12. For more information, click here.


Coming Next – Detroit ‘67

Dominique Morisseau’s powerful Detroit ’67 unfolds during an explosive moment in U.S. history—the race riots that tore the city of Detroit apart. The story centers on Chelle and her brother Lank, who make ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours party. When a mysterious woman makes her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than family business. Detroit ’67 will perform February 14 through March 10.

Detroit '67