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HPL at Hartford Stage

Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage have a partnership that makes free theater tickets available to Hartford residents who are Library cardholders, allows Neighborhood Ambassadors from Hartford neighborhoods to see live theater and bring others with them to shows, and creates a mini-library at the theater of show-related books that can be checked out with an HPL library card.

Theater tickets. Each of the seven branches of Hartford Public Library will have a two-ticket pass per eligible show. You must be a Hartford resident with an HPL adult or teen card to get a pass. Are you a resident but don't have a card? No problem! Come into any HPL location with an ID showing your Hartford address and we can get you one right away. Patrons can check on line to see where passes are available, but they must ask for them in person at any of the seven HPL locations.  Patrons must confirm the seats by calling Hartford Stage at 860-527-5151. Please wait at least one hour after reserving to call the box office.

 

Hartford Stage Presents "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin"

June 21 - 30, 2019

Tickets available at all HPL locations starting Friday, June 14

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin is the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. Reflecting upon Berlin's humble beginnings as the child of immigrants to his rise as one of America's iconic songwriters, the production features several of the composer’s most recognizable songs, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business like Show Business," and "White Christmas." Running time:  1 hour, 45 minutes. Recommended age:  12+. Find out more at: https://www.hartfordstage.org/hershey-felder-as-irving-berlin/

Show Dates & Times

June 21: 8 pm

June 22: 2 pm AND 8 pm

June 23: 2 pm

June 25: 7:30 pm

June 26: 2 pm AND 7:30 pm

June 27: 7:30 pm

June 28: 8 pm

June 29: 2 pm AND 8 pm

June 30: 2 pm

If you are unable to use your reserved tickets, please contact the Hartford Stage Box Office at your earliest convenience (860-527-5151 or boxoffice@hartfordstage.org) to have them released to another Hartford Library Pass User. 

PARKING NOTICE: The Church Street MAT garage has implemented a new parking pass system. You will no longer be able to present your ticket stub for $6.50 parking. Please purchase a parking voucher at the Hartford Stage Box Office.

 

Neighborhood Ambassadors

The ambassadors will meet for a casual dinner and conversation at Hartford Stage prior to attending a complimentary preview at each of the upcoming four shows this season. 

After seeing preview performances, Ambassadors can return with up to three other guests, Hartford residents ages 18 and older, and see the play again at no charge.  The goal is to invite new people from the community to join the Ambassador Program throughout the season. (Hartford Stage will select the performances for the return visits.)

Ambassadors and their guests will complete post show surveys about their play-going experience and give feedback on how the program could be improved.