Short Takes

Short Takes: News from Hartford Stage

Twelfth NightOn Display in Both Lobbies:
Framing Our History

Take a glimpse at Hartford Stage history by viewing past show posters enhanced by hand-crafted frames created by members of our own Scene & Paint Shop staff. Each frame takes its inspiration from the scenic, lighting and costume design of the production.

SuperMatch Enters the Home Stretch

SuperMatchBy now, you’ve probably heard about Hartford Stage’s SuperMatch Challenge. A group of generous donors have come together to match, 2 to 1, any new or increased contributions to Hartford Stage before June 30, 2017. It’s an exciting and inspiring grant that is having a huge impact on the Stage this season. As of this writing, we are 74% of the way to achieving the full amount of the match. More than 265 donors have increased their support and 542 patrons have made first-time gifts, generating $123,400 of contributions that will be matched by $246,800 from the challenge grant. We are deeply grateful for this profound demonstration of support. We still have the ability to match $41,600 more through the SuperMatch. In these final weeks of the challenge, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us reach our goal! To donate, visit

Anastasia Scores 26 Nominations!

Anastasia“An irresistible and sumptuous fairytale,” according to Variety, Anastasia scored 2 Tony Award, 13 Outer Critics, 2 Drama League and 9 Drama Desk nominations. Congratulations to all, especially Tony nominees Linda Cho (Best Costume Design of a Musical) and Mary Beth Peil (Best Featured Actress in a Musical). The Tony Awards will broadcast on CBS on June 11.

“Connections” Earns State Literacy Award

ConnectionsHartford Stage’s Education Department will receive the ILA Celebrate Literacy Award from the Connecticut Reading Association, a local affiliate of the International Literacy Association, on May 25. This honor, which celebrates the significant contributions Hartford Stage has made in the field of reading in Connecticut, will be awarded in recognition of Hartford Stage’s acclaimed Connections program, which uses theatre techniques to encourage literacy in school classrooms across the state. Hartford Stage was nominated by teacher Lisa Flynn of Farmington Public Schools.