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Hartford Stage to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Retrospective, Gala and More, 11/3-4 & 4/26

The Past Presidents Council of the Board of Hartford Stage invite you to save the dates for its 50th Anniversary celebrations, including a 50 Year Retrospective: A Conversation with all Five Artistic Directors on November 3, 2013; the Hartford Stage 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 4, 2013; and the Party in the Paint Shop: 50th Anniversary Gala on April 26, 2014.

Kick off the golden anniversary celebration with the 50 Year Retrospective: A Conversation with All Five Artistic Directors. Join Hartford Stage's past and present artistic directors - Jacques Cartier, Paul Weidner, Mark Lamos, Michael Wilson and Darko Tresnjak - for a conversation about their experiences at Hartford Stage. This commemorative event will take place November 3, 2013, at 3 p.m. Hosted by Walter and DiAnne Harrison, and moderated by Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, Theater Communications Group, the discussion will be held at the Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue. (Admission is free but reservations are required due to limited seating.)

The following evening, the festivities continue with the Hartford Stage 50thAnniversary Celebration, an exciting performance featuring some familiar faces of artists who have appeared on our stage over the last 50 years, with dinner to follow. The 50th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Hartford Stage on November 4, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for Premium Seats and Dinner are $175, Preferred Seats are $100, and Regular Seats are $35. (Preferred and Regular Seat tickets do not include dinner.) Seating is limited.

In the spring, Hartford Stage's annual gala will keep the anniversary celebration going.Party in the Paint Shop: 50th Anniversary Gala will take place on April 26, 2014. More information to follow, but for now, think 1964!

For more information call Hartford Stage at 860-527-5151 or visit

Now entering its 50th Anniversary season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known internationally for producing classics, provocative new plays and musicals, and neglected works from the past, as well as a distinguished education program that reaches 21,000 students annually. Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation's most distinguished awards, including a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, OBIE awards, two New York Critics Circle Awards, a Dramatists Guild/CBS Award and an Elliot Norton Award, and has produced nationally renowned titles, including the Broadway productions of Enchanted April and Our Country's Good and the Off-Broadway productions of The Orphans' Home Cycle and The Carpetbaggers Children.In the fall of 2013, the Hartford Stage production of A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder will open at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage's offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses. In 2012 the theatre acquired the education programs of the Hartford Children's Theatre and created The Children's Theatre of Hartford Stage.

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