Swingtime Canteen

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

It’s London, 1944. Join MGM star Marian Ames and her all-girl band from the Hollywood Canteen for the rip-roaringest canteen show of them all. Laughs, tears, emotional fireworks, air raids … Continue reading

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together attain to celebrate the holidays. Sun Records rings with sounds of the season and the chart toppers that … Continue reading

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The Color Purple

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Book by: Marsha Norman Music & Lyrics by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman … Continue reading

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Jersey Boys

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music by: Bob Gaudio, Lyrics by: Bob Crewe JERSEY BOYS is the international musical phenomenon that takes you behind the scenes - and … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse One of the most beloved musicals of all time! In Austria, 1938, an exuberant … Continue reading

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On Golden Pond

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

By Ernest Thompson ON GOLDEN POND is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond. They are visited by their … Continue reading

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

By Matthew López Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that, he loses his gig, rent is overdue, and … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderettes at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

$55

The Great Gatsby at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age, Simon Levy’s play captures the breathtaking glamor and decadent excess of the 1920s. 

$55

Ring of Fire at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

The Man in Black is Back! From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! 

$55

Smokey Joe’s Café at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

This Grammy® Award-winning and Tony Award®-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue. Featuring 40 of the greatest songs of the past century, including show-stopping classics from Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters. 

$55

Native Gardens at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

What divides us and what do we share? A love of gardening, maybe? It is said that fences make for good neighbors but in this case, it just makes things worse. Frank Butley’s symmetrical rows of pruned shrubs or Tania Del Valle’s unruly, organic native garden? Which will win when gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

$55

Star of Freedom at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Combining the lilting melodies of Irish folk and the soulful music of the African American community in the 1800s, Jeff Blaney, a Connecticut native, has conjured up a new vision of America from two very different immigrant experiences. Travel with Sean and Chloe as they cross this great, new land in search of a home. 

$55

The Mousetrap

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

By Agatha Christie Agatha Christie, the Mistress of Mystery, brings you her most popular creation, The Mousetrap. When a group of strangers are trapped together at a manor house during … Continue reading

Ghost the Musical

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin  Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard A romantic stage adaptation of a modern classic film, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and … Continue reading

Paper Heart Puppets Presents: Cardboard Explosion!

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

With a simple snip of the scissors, adventures unfold for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! “Cardboard Explosion’” brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of … Continue reading

$15

Paper Heart Puppets Presents: Tall Tales

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox’s den? Then come along on this whirlwind tour of New England’s tallest tales! … Continue reading

$15

Summer Cabaret Series: Champagne & Moonshine

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Champagne & Moonshine:  A Jersey Girl’s Journey to Patsy Cline featuring Jacqueline Petroccia star of our 2012 hit production Always...Patsy Cline.  Hear Jackie’s story of how she was discovered to … Continue reading

$40

Ring of Fire

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

The Music of Johnny Cash Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.   Conceived by William Meade The Man in Black is Back! From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical … Continue reading

Summer Cabaret Series: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook:  Songs, Stories and multimedia featuring Aztec Two-Step 2.0   Uniquely entertaining music, narration and multimedia event which chronicles the extraordinary career of Simon & Garfunkel.  The … Continue reading

$40

Casey Carle’s BubbleMania: Comedy…With A Drip!

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Casey Carle, award-winning, international performer brings his BubbleMania: Comedy…With a Drip! back to the Ivoryton Playhouse with jaw-dropping bubble sculptures, funky funny foam, jazz inspired bubble choreography and eye-popping giant … Continue reading

$15

Flashdance: The Musical

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Music by Robbie Roth; Lyrics by Robert Cary & Robbie Roth Book by Tom Hedley and Robert Cary   Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance: The Musical tells the … Continue reading

Summer Cabaret Series: As We Stumble Along

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Our Broadway Journey featuring Joseph Dellger and Stacia Fernandez stars of Native Gardens.  Les Mis, Ragtime, Phantom, The Drowsy Chaperone, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – these are just some … Continue reading

$40

Native Gardens

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

By Karen Zacarias A fence divides two backyards. An older white couple has lived for a long time on one side of the fence. On the other side, a young … Continue reading

The Great Gatsby

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy Wednesday, April 22 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young … Continue reading

Forbidden Broadway Comes to Ivoryton

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Book by Gerard Alessandrini In this special production of Off Broadway’s hit musical revue created for the Ivoryton Playhouse, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, … Continue reading

Shear Madness

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Shear Madness Written by Paul Portner   Wednesday, September 18 - Sunday, October 6, 2019 Shear Madness is one of the most popular productions in the world, delighting audiences with … Continue reading

Cabaret

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Cabaret Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Joe Masteroff   Wednesday, August 7 - Sunday, September 1, 2019 "There was a cabaret and there was a … Continue reading

Mamma Mia!

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Mamma Mia! Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson Book by Catherine Johnson - Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer   Wednesday, June … Continue reading

Godspell

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Godspell Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak - Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz   Wednesday, May 22 – Sunday, June 16, 2019 Godspell is the first major … Continue reading

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Written by Todd Kreidler   Wednesday, April 24 – Sunday, May 12, 2019 A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test … Continue reading

THE QUEENS OF THE GOLDEN MASK

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Wednesday, October 31 – Sunday, November 18, 2018 Set in Alabama in 1962, this stunning new play about a group of mothers and daughters takes us from church picnics and … Continue reading

ONCE

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Wednesday, September 19 – Sunday, October 7, 2018 Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original theatrical experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians … Continue reading

A CHORUS LINE

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, September 2, 2018 Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban The musical for everyone who’s ever … Continue reading

GREASE

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Thursday, July 5 – Sunday, July 29, 2018 (No shows Wed, 4th of July; Replacement shows on Wed, July 11 through Sunday, July 29, 2018) Book, Music and Lyrics by … Continue reading

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Wednesday, May 30 – June 24, 2018 Written and Created by Randy Johnson From Broadway to Ivoryton, come share an evening with the Queen of Rock and Roll. Featuring such … Continue reading

LOVE QUEST

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Wednesday, April 25 – May 13, 2018 Written by Steven McGraw & Mary Maguire A renowned scientist once theorized that finding “intelligent life” on other planets in the universe would … Continue reading

The Games Afoot!

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

I Hate Musicals

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Summer Children’s Theatre

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Saturday Night Fever

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Summer Children’s Theatre

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Summer Children’s Theatre

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Summer Children’s Theatre

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

West Side Story

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Million Dollar Quartet

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

My Way

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

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 … Continue reading

Lady Parts

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

An afternoon of laughter and candid talk about women's physical and emotional health. Renowned OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin and best-selling author Amy Bloom answer audience members' most intimate and anonymous … Continue reading

$40

Women Playwrights Initiative

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Women Playwrights Initiative Four One Acts by Four Fabulous Women Playwrights. Staged readings followed by Talk Backs and refreshments each night! See web site for details. March 3 Staged Readings … Continue reading

$10 – $20

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