For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa M. MacNaughton,
Office: 860-520-7114

Single and group tickets now on sale for 2018/19 season at Hartford Stage 

Hartford, CT – July 14, 2018 – Single and group tickets for Hartford Stage’s 2018/19 season are now on sale. The Tony Award-winning regional theatre’s 55th season is filled with classic, contemporary, thought-provoking and entertaining new work – theatre that is Positively Hartford Stage. It also marks Darko Tresnjak’s final season as Artistic Director.

Hartford Stage’s 2018/19 season features the world premieres of The Flamingo Kid, a new musical by Robert L. Freedman and Scott Frankel, directed by Darko Tresnjak; Make Believe by Bess Wohl; and The Engagement Party by Samuel Baum. The Goodale Brothers’ Jeeves & Wooster in “Perfect Nonsense” makes its North American premiere, and productions of William Shakespeare’s Henry V and Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau will also be staged.

Tickets are also on sale for the 21st year of the family holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas.

Tickets for all shows start at $25; student tickets are $18. For group discounts (10 or more), contact Group Sales at 860-520-7125. For all other tickets, please call the Hartford Stage box office at 860-527-5151 or visit

The Season

Make Believe

September 6-30, 2018
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Jackson Gay

Bess Wohl’s uncanny, gently funny and touching play, set in the 1980’s, follows four young siblings as their childhood is upended by the mysterious problems of the adults in their lives and tracks how moments from our childhood resonate with us forever.

Henry V

October 11-November 11, 2018
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson

In Shakespeare’s Henry V, shortly after gaining the throne, Henry must decide whether or not to embark on a war that could solidify his reign—or bring his country to its knees. In France, he grows up fast under the pressure to use all means necessary to win a war against tremendous odds. But even if he finds victory, how easy will it be to settle the peace?

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

November 23-December 29, 2018
By Charles Dickens
Originally Adapted and Directed by Michael Wilson
Directed by Rachel Alderman

The magic of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming classic returns for its 21st season. Come see Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage.

The Engagement Party

January 10-February 3, 2019
By Samuel Baum
Directed by Darko Tresnjak

Samuel Baum’s suspenseful contemporary drama centers on a young couple’s intimate gathering with family and friends to celebrate their engagement; a spilled glass of wine leads to a spiraling sequence of events and revelations that will irrevocably change their lives.

Detroit ‘67

February 14-March 10, 2019
In association with The McCarter Theatre Center

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll

Dominique Morisseau’s powerful Detroit ’67 unfolds during an explosive moment in U.S. history—the race riots that tore the city of Detroit apart. The story centers on Chelle and her brother Lank, who make ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours party. When a mysterious woman makes her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than family business.

Jeeves & Wooster in “Perfect Nonsense”

March 21-April 20, 2019
By David and Robert Goodale
Directed by Sean Foley

Everything goes awry when Bertie Wooster, a wealthy British gentleman with a penchant for telling stories, decides to stage a one-man show on London’s West End. Things go from bad to worse when Wooster’s loyal valet, Jeeves, valiantly steps in to help save the day in this Olivier Award-winning Robert and David Goodale adaptation inspired by the hilarious P.G. Wodehouse classic The Code of the Woosters.

The Flamingo Kid

May 9–June 9, 2019
Books and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music by Scott Frankel
Directed by Darko Tresnjak

In the summer of ’63, against the wishes of his father, Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Winnick leaves behind his blue-collar roots for an exciting job working as a cabana boy at the colorful El Flamingo—a posh private club on Long Island. The music, the romance, the beach are magical—until tensions grow between father and son when a slick club member takes Jeffrey under his wing.


Now in our 55th season, Hartford Stage is under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. One of the nation’s leading resident theatres, Hartford Stage is known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 73 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches close to 21,000 students annually.

Since Tresnjak’s appointment in 2011 the theatre has presented the world premieres of 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; Rear Window with Kevin Bacon; the new musical Anastasia by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Reverberation by Matthew Lopez.

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 of Enchanted April; The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger's Children; and Tea at Five.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings 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.    

# # #