Gala The Flamingo Kid May 9 – June 9 Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman Music by Scott Frankel Choreography by Denis Jones Directed by Darko Tresnjak Learn More & Buy Tix Past Issues Jeeves & Wooster in “Perfect Nonsense” Detroit ’67 The Engagement Party A Christmas Carol Henry V Make Believe A Lesson from Aloes The Age of Innocence Murder on the Orient Express Feeding the Dragon A Christmas Carol (2017) Seder A Midsummer Night’s Dream Our Great Tchaikovsky Heartbreak House The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Cloud 9 The Comedy of Errors A Christmas Carol The Piano Lesson Queens for a Year Anastasia Having Our Say Romeo & Juliet The Body of an American A Christmas Carol (2015) Rear Window An Opening in Time Kiss Me, Kate The Pianist of Willesden Lane Reverberation Private Lives A Christmas Carol (2014) Hamlet Ether Dome Relive the Magic of the Gala On April 6, nearly 400 guests traveled back in time to the 1960s to party at The Beach Ball. The 2019 Hartford Stage fundraising gala was inspired by the setting of The Flamingo Kid, and our production department transformed our Scene and Paint Shop into a swanky, mid-century Long Island beach club. Guests were equally inspired, wearing vintage attire with a seaside flavor. Co-chaired by board members Marla Byrnes and Patty Willis, the gala raised nearly $300,000 in support of artistic and educational programs. Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak dons wings in support of our Angel Auction, which raised much-needed funds for Hartford Stage’s community engagement initiatives. Incoming Artistic Director Melia Bensussen and Darko Tresnjak. Jimmy Brewer and Samantha Massell from The Flamingo Kid with Director Darko Tresnjak. Board Member Alan Levin with Stage One Members (L-R) Jarrett Eamiello, Ariadna Khafizova, Emilee Lewis, Rebekah Humphrey (Stage One Co-Chair), Jackie Iacovazzi, and Alan Curren. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Sara Bronin. Gala Co-chairs Patty Willis (left) and Marla Byrnes with Darko Tresnjak. All Photos by Defining Studios.