Hartford Stage will host its annual Community Night Performance of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm. The performance will be attended by approximately 490 children and adults from 23 local community organizations.
Hartford Stage has held this free performance for the past 14 years, and it has grown into a favorite Hartford holiday tradition. The event is a joyous celebration – often introducing children and young adults to live theatre for the very first time. Making the evening more special, the audience is invited to meet and mingle with the cast of the play immediately following the performance; and each attendee is given an autographed book by Walter Wick as a gift. This year, it is the newly- published Can You See What I See Big Book of Fun.
“This special performance kicks off the holiday season for all of us at Hartford Stage,” said Michael Stotts, Managing Director of Hartford Stage. “There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than seeing this particular audience smile from ear to ear as they are exiting the theatre having marveled at the flying ghosts, been entertained by Bill Raymond’s performance as Scrooge, and been moved by the classic story that most are experiencing for the first time.”
Local organizations attending Hartford Stage’s Community Night Performance include: Asian Studies Academy; Billings Forge Community Works; Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford and Bristol; Bulkeley High School; Footlights Center for the Performing Arts; Global Communications Academy; Grace Academy; Handz-On; Kinsella Magnet School for the Performing Arts; Lincoln Middle School; Make-A-Wish Connecticut; My Sister’s Place; Nutmeg Big Brother Big Sisters; OPMAD; Our Piece of the Pie; SAND Elementary School; Salvation Army; South Park Inn; True Colors; Village for Families and Children; YAZU Productions; and YWCA New Britain.