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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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Thursdays on the Dock- Small Pond All Stars

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock- Small Pond All Stars Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free Thursday night concerts on the Connecticut River Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. This week’s band will be the Small Pond All Stars, a popular local music group that…

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Thursdays on the Dock- Larry Kaplan

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock - Larry Kaplan Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free Thursday night concerts on the Connecticut River Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Renowned folk singer/songwriter Larry Kaplan will be this week’s performer. Larry plays a mixture of traditional folk…

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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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Thursdays on the Dock- Ramblin’ Dan Stevens

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock- Ramblin’ Dan Stevens Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free Thursday night concerts on the Connecticut River Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. This week’s performer will be local bluesman Ramblin’ Dan Stevens: Rockin’ fingerstyle blues emanating from the depths…

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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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Thursdays on the Dock- Clari- Vibes Trio

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock- Clari- Vibes Trio Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free Thursday night concerts on the Connecticut River Museum’s riverfront lawn. The Museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. This week’s performers will be the Clari-Vibes Trio, featuring Andy Sherwood on clarinet and tenor sax, Tom…

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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
Free

Thursdays on the Dock – USCG Dixieland Jazz Band

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock - USCG Dixieland Jazz Band Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free Thursday night concerts on the Connecticut River Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. This evening’s concert will feature the United States Coast Guard’s Dixieland Jazz Band. The Dixieland…

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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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