Short Takes Short Takes Our Transformation Continues Renovations to Hartford Stage continue in late spring with the installation of a passenger elevator; renovations of the lower lobby and bar; improvements to the exterior, including a new digital marquee; and much more. Read more about our renovations. The Jungle Book and More! Hartford Stage Education is offering a wide range of Winter Studio opportunities for young people. Beginning January 24, classes and productions include Musical Theatre Cabaret Jr., The Jungle Book, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. For the details on all 15 classes, visit our class listings. Sensory-Friendly Performance The first sensory-friendly performance by a major theatre in Connecticut was an unqualified success! With the Education Department serving as hosts, the cast of A Christmas Carol performed a slightly modified version of the ghost story for families with children with autism and other disabilities, which create sensory sensitivities. The theatre wishes to thank its partners in this effort: Unified Theatre, Autism Speaks, and Theatre Development Fund. Community Night More than 400 children from 24 local organizations attended our annual Community Night Benefit Performance of A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas last month. In its 12th year, the evening is a joyful celebration, which often introduces many young people to live theatre for the very first time.