Hartford Philanthropist Gets Broadway Backstage Surprise

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When Melinda Sullivan, Hartford philanthropist and one of Malta House of Care’s 2013 Wonder Women, won an auction bid from the fundraiser to see “Phantom of the Opera,” she received an extra surprise, a meet-and-greet with the actress playing the lead, Christine. Sullivan, who attended the show with granddaughter Hayley Scherer, not only met Marni Raab, who stars in the show, but musical conductor Kristen Blodgett as well. The surprise was arranged by Farmington resident, Tim Stella, who serves as the associate conductor for the Broadway show. Pictured are Hayley Scherer, left, Raab and Sullivan.

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