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Hartford Stage, Hartford

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Now in its 54th season, Hartford Stage’s mission is to enlighten, entertain, and educate by creating theatrical works of the highest caliber that have a transformative impact on audiences, the community, and its field. Led by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, Hartford Stage is renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals – including over 70 world and American premieres – as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches approximately 20,000 students annually.

Since Tresnjak’s appointment in 2011, Hartford Stage has presented the world premieres of the new musical Anastasia by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens – currently on Broadway; Rear Window with Kevin Bacon; Reverberation by Matthew Lopez; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty; A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Tresnjak; and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including the New York transfers ofEnchanted April; The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger's Children; and Tea at Five.

Education

The education department at Hartford Stage serves more than 20,000 students and adults each year. Our programs 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. The education department is committed to serving students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds; nurturing the next generation of artists and theatre professionals; developing a new audience of theatre-goers; and being a leader in providing in-school, theatre-based programs that promote creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
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  • There really are no bad seats in this theater, all their performances masterfully arranged to be enjoyable from all angles. I’ve been here many times and have been an active subscription holder for se...  more »
  • This venue has an intimate feel, great views from all seats, provocative and interesting productions. I highly recommend going, whether traveling through or being local, like we are. We subscribe ever...  more »
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  • This little theater brings in amazing shows and talent. It is a fantastic gem. Most recently saw Perfect Nonsense, and the title perfectly describes the hilarity of the show. There isn't a bad seat in the theater. Many great shows (like this one!) Make their debut here. Go again and again.
  • Hartford Stage never disappoints. Inspired selections and direction, wonderful sets, costumes, actors. Stadium-style seating ensures a good view. Every trip has been most enjoyable. Easily accessible even without the highway. Parking garage available and a great place for a bite right across the street. If you are a theater lover, go see the current show. I do not think you will regret it.

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