The best real life Broadway star to ever play a Broadway star on TV is joining the Boston Pops this summer for a show later this summer. Megan Hilty, known for her roles in “Smash” on NBC and “Wicked” on Broadway, will join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for an Aug. 6 performance at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate.

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If you haven’t visited the Trustees’ iconic Ipswich property yet, picture this: A Gatsby-esque Great House and sprawling lawn (appropriately named the Grand Allée) leading to gently rustling waves splashing up on Crane Beach. Hilty — in all her glamorous Ivy Lynn glory — and guest conductor Bob Bernhardt of the Louisville Pops ready to perform live for 10,000 guests. 

Oh that’s right —  there are 10,000 available tickets.

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General admission tickets start at $65 for Trustees members and $75 for nonmembers with a limited number of VIP spots for cocktails, a pre-show concert and a meet-and-greet with Hilty for $500 each. The event celebrates the Trustees’ 125th year as a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and preservation of some of the area’s most picture-perfect properties.  

If you go:

Aug. 6, Gates open at 4 p.m.
Castle Hill at the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Rd., Ispwich
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