Become a Gala Sponsor!

View the benefit levels here.

For more information, please contact Institutional Giving Manager Jim Morgan at 860-520-7245 or

2016 Gala Committee

Committee Chairs
Chrissie Ripple
Joanne Bourdeau

Kelley Bonn
Marla Byrnes, Individual Ticket Sales Chair
Susan Copeland
Jane Costello, Auction Co-Chair
Cynthia Dodd
Kim Richards, Sponsorship Co-Chair
Rory Gale
Carrie Hammond, Sponsorship Co-Chair
Erin Keith, Logistics Chair
Roger Loeb
Paul Mitchell
Marge Morrissey
Esther Pryor, Auction Co-Chair
Rosalie Roth
Judy Thompson
Patty Willis

To contact a committee member about hosting a gala table, contributing an item to the Live or Silent Auctions, donating floral services or receiving more information about supporting the party, please email

Party in the Paint Shop

MARCH 19, 2016

The Hartford Stage “Party in the Paint Shop” gala has been heralded as the hottest party in town. Theatrical, fun, and full of surprises, it is not just another black tie dinner. The gala raises essential funds for Hartford Stage’s artistic and educational programs. Mark your calendar now and be a part of this unforgettable night!

Supporter Tickets: $300 per ticket or $2,400 per table of 8

  • Seating at a table of 8 or 10
  • Gourmet three-course dinner by a renowned Connecticut chef
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Open bar during cocktail hour
  • Choice of house wines during dinner

Benefactor Tickets: SOLD OUT!

Purchase a benefactor ticket and receive these benefits:

  • Seating at a preferred table close to the stage
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • VIP bar during cocktail reception
  • Premium table service at dinner, including:
    • Amuse-bouche at table
    • Priority food service
    • Upgraded wines
  • Recognition in the gala program book
  • Deluxe patron gifts at table

Hartford Stage’s Annual Gala
Party in the Paint Shop 7

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hartford Stage Scene & Paint Shop

6 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Program & Live Auction
8:15 p.m. Dinner
9 p.m. Dessert & Dancing

For more information, contact Jennifer Crookes Carpenter, Events Manager, at or 860-520-7241.


The Hartford Stage Scene Shop is a large, white building located next to Ryder Truck. There will be signage and parking attendants at the event but we strongly recommend using GPS or printing directions from the following link:
117 Murphy Rd, Hartford, CT 06114 

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Founding Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Cignaprudentialtravelersunited technology

Gold Sponsors

 cummings & lockwoodsponsor_landmarkLocke Lord

Silver Sponsors

Adams & Knightaetnabank of americaErnst & Youngsponsor_grunbergsponsor_courantsponsor_hartford-healthcaresponsor_jcjReid & Riegesponsor_tiaa

Bronze Sponsor

sponsor_bbeThe Barnes GroupCooper AtkinsHartford Steam Boilersponsor_millimanrobinson & coleWebster Bank


Dillon Mailing & Printing
Fiduciary Investment Advisors
Harvey & Lewis