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Playhouse on Park Hosting ‘ENCORE’ Gala

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 the annual fundraiser, ‘ENCORE! IMAGINE IF …’


Can you imagine a world without theatre or theatre education? We simply cannot! Tickets are now on sale for Playhouse on Park’s annual fundraiser, “Encore!” The theme this year is “Imagine If…” 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.

The proceeds from entertaining evening are dedicated to keeping professional live theatre on the Playhouse on Park stage, and bringing 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 new special event venue with an evening of dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, and the kind of entertainment that only Playhouse on Park can produce. “Encore!” includes live music, special performances, 1.5 hours of open bar, dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing until midnight!

The Clerestory is at the heart of the historic Hilliard Mills redevelopment complex, a nationally listed historical site in Manchester. The completely renovated event space features a modern industrial look with 26 foot high ceilings, a brand new state-of-art ventilation system, and wall-to-wall windows looking out onto the natural beauty of this unique property.

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 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.

For more information on sponsorships, advertisements, and the silent auction, contact Jane Lennox and Nancy Woodward at JLennox@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org and NWoodward@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org or at 860-523-5900 x15. To purchase tickets, visit www.PlayhouseOnPark.org. This event is sponsored by DORO Catering & Events.

Playhouse on Park is Greater Hartford’s own renowned professional theatre, offering a wide range of thought-provoking, inspiring, and thoroughly enjoyable productions that leave audiences often smiling, sometimes crying, and always talking about what they have just experienced. Playhouse Theatre Academy offers professional theatre programs for emerging artists of all ages and abilities. All students will learn from expert faculty who will share their exceptional abilities and love of theatre. Whether your goal is to be a professional actor or to explore your imagination and creativity in a new way, the Playhouse Theatre Academy is a home for quality theatre instruction. For more info about Playhouse on Park or Playhouse Theatre Academy, visit www.PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org.

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