Save the Date for the 2014 Spotlight Spectacular

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The Huntington Theatre Company's Spotlight Spectacular gala will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at The Park Plaza Castle. We are thrilled to be honoring Huntington Trustee John D. Spooner — financial advisor, Improper Bostonian columnist, and the celebrated author of No One Ever Told Me That (#1 Boston Globe best seller). The Boston Globe calls John “a national treasure” and Inc. Magazine describes him as “a phenomenon.” The event will also honor Tony Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Mary Zimmerman, director of The Jungle Book and Candide at the Huntington. Mary’s groundbreaking work has been lauded for its originality, and USA Today calls her “one of the country’s most imaginative writers/directors.” View photo album.

The annual gala benefits the Huntington’s award-winning education and community programs that reach more than 33,000 people each year.

To sponsor a table, reserve tickets, or for more information, contact Alli Engelsma-Mosser at 617 273 1522 or

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John D. Spooner   The Jungle Book Director Mary Zimmerman

Chaired by Huntington Trustee Susan B. Kaplan, the spectacular event features a cocktail hour, live performances from Jungle Book artists, dinner provided by Trustee Neal Balkowitsch of MAX Ultimate Foods, and stunning décor designed by renowned event planner Overseer Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli Events.


Featuring live entertainment by André DeShields (King Louie in The Jungle Book), Kevin Carolan (Baloo in The Jungle Book), Geoff Packard (the title role in Candide and Lt. George & others in The Jungle Book), and Lauren Molina (Cunegunde in Candide), and others, under the musical direction of frequent Zimmerman collaborator Doug Peck (The Jungle Book and Candide). 

André DeShields

Kevin Carolan

Geoff Packard

Lauren Molina

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