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February 2017
FREE

Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

February 10 - August 20
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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March 2017
Free

Sea Chanteys at The Gris

March 1 - September 15
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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My Way

March 22 - April 9
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra A musical tribute to the Crooner, Ol' Blue Eyes, Grammy- and Academy-Award Winner, the one-and-only FRANK SINATRA! My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, I've Got the World on a String and New York, New York, are some of his greatest hits that will have you singing along! Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the links below for more information…

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April 2017

Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

April 1 - October 9
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday Hunt Breakfast

Sunday Hunt Breakfast / Every Sunday (except holidays) Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. This sumptuous offering includes a wide array of breakfast and lunch entrées with made-to-order Belgian waffle and omelet stations, breakfast breads, freshly prepared salads, and assorted desserts. The brunch gets jazzier with Dixieland by Freight Train beginning at noon! Reservations recommended. For more information visit http://www.griswoldinn.com 11am to 1pm $24.95/adults; $12.00/children between 7-12; under 6/complimentary

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$35

An Orchestra of Voices

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Old Saybrook High School, 111 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Chanticleer, Chorus, Vocal, Ensemble

Essex Winter Series - Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices Chanticleer, the Grammy-Award winning all-male chorus, is one of the world’s most renowned vocal ensembles, and returns to our series by popular demand. Sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. Tickets $35; students $5

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$20 - $30

Ethan Bortnick Family Concert

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Singer, songwriter, and acclaimed international phenom Ethan Bortnick will perform at Valley Regional High School on April 6 at 7:00PM. This family concert will feature Ethan, his band, and a local children’s choir and will benefit Sister Cities Essex Haiti (SCEH) and its projects in Deschapelles, Haiti, including the new Deschapelles Community Library. Ethan’s charismatic performance includes a mix of pop, rock, and MoTown. People leave Ethan's concerts often proclaiming it the best show they’ve ever been to, hands down.…

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$6 - $12

Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church, 6 Methodist Hill
Essex, 06426 United States
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Third Annual Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night Hosted by The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC The Third Annual Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 6 pm at The First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill in Essex Village. Sponsored by the church's Justice and Witness Committee, proceeds from the event benefit the $1,250 "Making A Difference" Award, open to graduating seniors at Valley Regional High School. For the all-you-can-eat supper, four…

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Essex Steam Train Day out with Thomas

April 22 - May 7
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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Thomas & Friends will be joining us in 2017 with fun-filled family activities all day long! After meeting Thomas, guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, and Percy the Small Green Engine! But wait, there’s more! Included in your ticket price, you and your little ones have access to unlimited rides and live entertainment!

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Open House

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Open House for Volunteers at Pratt House, April 23 at 2pm Enjoy history? Historic interiors? Meeting new people? Essex Historical Society cordially invites you to an Open House for Volunteers at the historic 1732 Pratt House on Sunday, April 23rd from 2 – 4pm. A short presentation will occur at 2:30pm. EHS would love to introduce you to our volunteer tour guide program or ‘docents’ that will lead to a rewarding experience for you and our history-loving audience. Come meet…

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Pratt House Help Wanted

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1732 Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Open House for Volunteers at Pratt House HELP WANTED, April 23 at 2pm Interested in learning more about Essex, its industries, history and people? Essex Historical Society invites you to stop in for an informal gathering on Sunday, April 23, from 2pm – 4pm, with a short presentation at 2:30pm to learn more about our volunteer tour guide program. The event will be held at the historic Pratt House, 19 West Ave., Essex, and is open to the public. Refreshments.…

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Biloxi Blues

April 26 - May 14

Biloxi Blues It’s 1943. Come back in time with us to World War II era, Biloxi, Mississippi. It’s boot camp for a young man from Brooklyn and his fellow recruits where they will learn about Life and Love and some of life’s harsher lessons. Neil Simon's 1985 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the links below for more information and to purchase…

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May 2017

Million Dollar Quartet

May 31 - June 25
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Million Dollar Quartet Great Balls of Fire! On Dec. 4, 1956 at Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS, and CARL PERKINS met for a once-in-a-lifetime rock ‘n’ roll jam session. Get your Blue Suede Shoes ready for this 1950’s rockin’ sensation! Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm; Saturdays 6/10 and 6/24, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the links below for more information and to purchase…

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July 2017

West Side Story

July 5 - July 30
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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West Side Story From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a…

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Summer Children’s Theatre

July 14
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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The Pirate, The Princess and The Pea Crabtree Puppet Theatre presents a swashbuckling pirate and princess adventure! A pirate's life isn't all "yo-ho-ho and a bottle of grog!" It's hard work searchin' for treasure, avoidin' sea monsters, keepin' crabs from eatin' your nose, and fallin' overboard just in time to meet a giant octopus. But it's worth it when ya haul in that treasure chest...but the treasure in this chest happens to be a princess…a princess who doesn't even believe…

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Summer Children’s Theatre

July 21
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Jack & Jill Jack & Jill is a one-man puppet show featuring hand-carved, folk-toy-inspired puppets and live music. The show explores the contemporary issue of water conservation in the tradition of the Appalachian Jack Tale. A young coal miner and his companion go ‘up a hill to fetch a pail of water’ then take on a selfish giant and save a whole neighborhood! Everyone is welcome to a big ol’, heapin’ helpin’ of this good-natured, heartland American story of teaming…

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Summer Children’s Theatre

July 28
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Casey Carle’s BubbleMania Back by popular demand! Casey Carle performs tricky undulations, manipulations and juggling with bubbles. An extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement, BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band music and the often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. This is a bubble show to keep the 5 to 75 year-olds mesmerized. Friday, July 28, 11am. All tickets $14 Click the links below for more information and to purchase tickets…

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August 2017

Saturday Night Fever

August 9 - September 3
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Saturday Night Fever: The Musical Brooklyn-born Tony Manero loves to dance on the weekends, and he's about to enter a dance competition and fall in love!! It's late 1970's and DISCO is here! Get ready for some Night Fever and the nostalgic songs of the Bee Gees! Based on the film that defined the disco generation. Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm; Saturdays 8/19 and 9/2, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the…

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Summer Children’s Theatre

August 25
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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The Comedy Magic of Danny Diamond Come and be amazed by the comedy magic of Danny Diamond. His show will astound and entertain people of all ages. Bring the whole family for some fun and entertainment on a warm summer day. Friday, August 25, 11am. All tickets $14 Click the links below for more information and to purchase tickets to this, or any of the amazing shows at the Ivoryton Playhouse. ivorytonplayhouse.org centerstageticketing.com Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT…

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September 2017

I Hate Musicals

September 27 - October 15
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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I Hate Musicals: The Musical Simpsons' television writer and producer is back in Ivoryton with his hilarious world premiere! Mix an LA earthquake with a little Sigmund Freud and some nifty dance moves and set it to songs you know and love and you've got a musical like nothing you've ever seen before! Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the links below for more information and to purchase…

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November 2017

The Games Afoot!

November 1 - November 19
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot! A murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette’s Connecticut castle. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit. Come and join us for this whacky ride! Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the links below for more information and to purchase tickets to this, or any of the amazing shows at the Ivoryton Playhouse. ivorytonplayhouse.org centerstageticketing.com Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street,…

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