Honoring a treasure at Sharon Playhouse: Bobbie Olsen

Bobbie Olsen, left, with actress Jane Kaczmarek, was honored at the Spotlight Gala at Sharon Playhouse on Saturday, Aug. 19. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SHARON — Sharon Playhouse held its rescheduled Spotlight Gala on Saturday night, Aug. 19. It’s always an intimate and festive affair; last year’s gala honored actress Glenn Close and the late composer Marvin Hamlisch. This year — as Artistic Director Johnson Henshaw had divulged earlier in the summer — the performing arts theater wanted to cast the spotlight on one of its own.

Playhouse Board President Emily Soell took to the podium at the party to introduce the evening’s honoree, Roberta Olsen, known to all as Bobbie. 

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