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‘ENCORE’ 2022 Will Feature Entertainment, a DORO Dinner, Dancing to Latanya Farrell, and More

Encore! Imagine if… will present live performances with special guest artists from past and future productions. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-Ha.com file photo)

West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park’s is holding its annual fundraiser, ‘ENCORE! IMAGINE IF …’ at The Clerestory Ballroom, the area’s new event venue.

Latanya Farrell. Courtesy photo


Can you imagine a world without theatre or theatre education? We simply cannot! Tickets are still on sale for Playhouse on Park’s annual fundraiser, “Encore!” The theme this year is “Imagine If…” and the fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 6 p.m. to midnight at The Clerestory Ballroom at Hilliard Mills in Manchester, CT.

Imagine If… all the proceeds from this uniquely entertaining evening were dedicated to keeping professional live theatre on the Playhouse on Park stage, and bringing excellent theatre arts programs through Playhouse Theatre Academy to children and youth for years to come.

Encore 2022 party-goers will be among the first to celebrate the opening of Greater Hartford’s hottest new special event venue with another unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, and the kind of fantastic entertainment that only Playhouse on Park can produce. Playhouse fan-favorites Sandra Marante and Victoria (Tori) Mooney will serve as co-hosts for the evening.

ENCORE! includes live music, special performances by many Playhouse on Park veterans, 1.5 hours of open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a creative international-themed dinner by DORO Restaurant Group, silent and live auction, and dancing ‘til midnight to the music of Latanya Farrell.

Latanya Farrell is an award-winning educator, performer, songwriter, soul singer, an active longtime member of the West Hartford community. Latanya serves as a member of the West Hartford Arts Commission and was instrumental in helping to create the Artist Job Bank for West Hartford along with her longtime friend, Javier Colón. She delivers uplifting  melodies and powerful vocals which are the hallmark of her songs about life, love and happiness, and has emerged as a band leader full of energy, who is uniquely gifted at engaging audiences with her bright smile and impeccable style.

Blending Latanya’s original music with popular cover tunes, she performs to packed houses throughout New England, including many summer concerts in Elizabeth Park. She has two masters of education from  the University of Hartford and received their prestigious Anchor Alumni Award, and is also the principal of Stafford Elementary School in Bristol, CT.

Tickets are now on sale for $200 ($150 for Young Professionals). Additionally, you may become a sponsor or advertiser! Playhouse on Park is also launching a Silent Auction on May 6; Playhouse on Park will provide you with a tax receipt for your contribution and your business will be acknowledged on the online auction platform, the Playhouse on Park website, digital program book, and on-site at The Clerestory Ballroom.

Guests are encouraged to be part of the evening’s experience by wearing white creative cocktail attire. Some inspiring ideas for what to wear can be found on the following pinterest board.

For more information on sponsorships, advertisements, and the Silent Auction, contact Jane Lennox and Nancy Woodward via email at [email protected]org and [email protected]PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org or via phone at 860-523-5900 x15. To purchase tickets, visit www.PlayhouseOnPark.org. This event is sponsored by DORO Catering & Events.

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