West Hartford's intimate Playhouse on Park is rolling out the proverbial red carpet, chilling the wine and adding your name to their exclusive guest list for one fabulous night: The Tonys. For its First Annual Tony Awards Gala, on Sunday, June 11 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., come mingle and munch, schmooze and smile, as actors and Broadway fanatics Zak West and Brian Ziemann play masters of ceremony. These mavens of Broadway have seen "every show" on the Great White Way so you will want to hear their unique inside dish and winning predictions.
Black tie is optional and gowns are welcome but not an absolute necessity. If you want to dazzle, be our guest. Be forewarned: the fashion police in the guise of actress and comedian Andee Bucchen will be scouting the room for the best, the over the top and the are-you-serious-that-was-in-your-closet? Watch out for the official red carpet photographer to record you and this special night.
The gala evening will include a fabulous cocktail hour, a nine-foot indoor screen to show Broadway's biggest night live, a raffle, trivia questions and a ballot for voting for who will win the coveted prizes in every category.
Sponsors of the evening are Carr Hardware and CT Lighting Center. The University of Hartford Dining Services will generously supply hors d'ouvres and desserts, with wine courtesy of Vina Casablanca and Santa Carolina.
Advance tickets are $50 and $60 at the door that evening. Young professionals, ages 21-35, are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 860-523-5900, ext. 10 or online at www.playhouseonpark.org.
Celebrate this shining evening of theater in style. The stars will be out in megawatts on Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford. Come glow in the spotlight!