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ANNOUNCING SEASON OPENING CELEBRATION

HUNTINGTON TO HOST SEASON OPENING CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 WITH THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Event to include an elegant pre-show dinner with director Maria Friedman and an after party with the cast

The Huntington’s 36th season will be commemorated with a Season Opening Celebration on Saturday, September 16 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and Studio 210. Guests will walk the red carpet, enjoy a glass of champagne, and experience the critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.

The Season Opening Celebration will include an elegant pre-show dinner with West End and Broadway star and director of Merrily We Roll Along Maria Friedman, a performance of Merrily We Roll Along, followed by an after party with the cast.

The pre-show dinner and after party will include gourmet food by MAX Ultimate Food. The after party will feature signature cocktails by Privateer Rum, dancing, and music by one of Boston’s most in-demand DJs, Rick DiMare. The event is black tie optional.

“We hope everyone who cares about the Huntington will join us for the new Season Opening Celebration and help us launch a new era at the Huntington with music, style, and a fun one-of-a-kind night at the theatre, ” says Managing Director Michael Maso.

TICKET PRICES AND EVENT INFORMATION
VIP Platinum ticket: $750
($650 for members of The Hunt, donors aged 40 & under)
Join us for a pre-show VIP dinner with Maria Friedman, star of the London stage and director of Merrily We Roll Along. Enjoy the 8pm performance of Merrily We Roll Along, champagne at intermission, and a VIP experience at the exclusive After Party with the cast of Merrily We Roll Along

Gold ticket: $250
($175 for The Hunt, donors aged 40 & under)
Enjoy the 8pm performance of Merrily We Roll Along with champagne at intermission and attend the exclusive After Party in our private rehearsal space. DJ Rich DiMare will pack the dance floor, plus enjoy delicious food and drink and rub elbows with the cast of Merrily We Roll Along

Silver ticket: $125
Walk the red carpet to our Huntington Avenue Theatre and capture the moment with a commemorative photo of you and your guest. Enjoy the 8pm performance of Merrily We Roll Along with champagne at intermission.

Bronze ticket: $75
Join us for the 8pm performance of Merrily We Roll Along. Enjoy a fabulous night at the theatre, dressed to the nines and surrounded by Boston’s finest.

Season Opening Celebration tickets are available at huntingtontheatre.org/celebration. Merrily We Roll Along ticketholders can exchange into the September 16 performance by contacting Sam Buntich at events@huntingtontheatre.org or 617 273 1513.

ABOUT MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
The Huntington opens the 2017-2018 season with Maria Friedman’s stunning London production of Merrily We Roll Along, which received universal rave reviews – the most five star reviews in West End history – as well as the Olivier Award for Best Musical and high praise from Stephen Sondheim himself who called it “the best production of Merrily We Roll Along I’ve seen.” Travelling backwards in time over 30 years in the entertainment business, this cult favorite musical charts the relationships of close friends Frank, Charley, and Mary, and features some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs, including “Good Thing Going,” “Old Friends,” and “Not a Day Goes By. The Independent called Friedman’s production of Merrily We Roll Along "one of the great musical productions of this or any other era.” Merrily We Roll Along begins Friday, September 8 and continues through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets start at $25.

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY
The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and over 140 Elliot Norton and Independent Reviewers of New England Awards, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org

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