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Ivoryton Playhouse

103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
860.767.7318 http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

September 2015

Little Shop of Horrors

September 23, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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The charming, tongue in cheek musical comedy of Seymour who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush, has been devouring audiences for over 30 years.  The music, in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, “Skid Row (Downtown)”, and “Suddenly, Seymour”. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical. Based on the film by Roger Corman.  Screenplay…

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April 2016

Back Home Again: On the Road with John Denver

April 6, 2016 - April 24, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$17 – $44

This CT premiere event is a celebration of folk musician John Denver’s life and music, including hits like “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” and “Leaving On a Jet Plane.” Featuring versatile musician David Lutken (Ring of Fire), BACK HOME AGAIN offers a rare glimpse of the man behind the music and the stories behind the songs. Back Home Again opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on April 6 and runs through April 24, 2016. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at…

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

April 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polka dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: the Cool Kids…

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May 2016

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

May 4, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$17 – $44

An aging but formidable woman hires a dance instructor to give her lessons in her home. What begins as an antagonistic relationship gives way to friendship as they swing dance, foxtrot, tango and cha cha while sharing their secrets, fears and joys.  SIX DANCE LESSONS is a poignant comedy with music and dance about friendship. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on May 4 and runs through May 22, 2016. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees…

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June 2016

The 39 Steps

June 1, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$17 – $44

By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Tickets are $44 for adults, $39…

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Chicago

June 29, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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By Jon Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Winner of Six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29TH - SUNDAY, JULY 24TH  Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $50 for…

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July 2016

The Comedy Magic of Danny Diamond

July 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$14

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. SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATRE 2016 Join us for a summer filled with theatre performances for children of all ages! The Ivoryton Playhouse brings you another summer full of fun and educational programs all geared towards children! The Playhouse is proud to present some new and exciting…

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Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents 
African Adventure Tales

July 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$14

Two funny folktales from Africa come to life with stunning puppetry, spectacular scenery, and infectious music. In “Koi and the Kola Nuts,” the youngest son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when they help him find a new home. And in “Anansi and the Talking Melon” we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world…

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August 2016

Rent

August 3, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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by Jonathon Larsen Loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT is an inspiring musical with songs that rock and stories that resonate. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon – exuberant, passionate and joyous. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening…

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Casey Carle’s
 Bubblemania

August 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$14

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 swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Casey’s creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble artforms to “trapping” people inside bubbles! This is a bubble show to keep the 5 to 75 year-olds mesmerized. SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATRE 2016 Join…

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Allynn Gooen’s
 Goowin’s Balloowins

August 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$14

Enjoy a truly unique performance by madcap balloon artist ALLYNN GOOEN, who will fill the stage with extraordinary balloon creations as he leads an audience choice of the story of Snow White And The Eight Dwarfs, The Wizard Of Oz, The Story Of Purim, (or any of a large variety of stories) in which children from the audience will star.  Traditionally, clowns and magicians twist balloons into creatures for kids, but not Allynn Gooen. He uses balloons to turn the…

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September 2016

Man of La Mancha

September 7, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion One of the world’s most popular musicals, MAN OF LA MANCHA, the “Impossible Dream” musical, is based on Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote, and tells of the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sallies forth on a quest to restore chivalry to the world, and to claim his lady love.  Winner of 5 Tony Awards,  including Best Musical and starring David Pittsinger. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and…

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October 2016

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story

October 26, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story

By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman America's favorite girl singer comes to life on stage in this exhilarating and inspiring musical biography. TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL is not a typical "juke-box musical." It offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as…

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December 2016

The Bells of Dublin Part III at the Ivoryton Playhouse

December 7, 2016 - December 18, 2016
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Bells of Dublin

The Bells of Dublin pub will be closed for the holidays as Paddy Bell and his family take a trip to the Big Apple for Christmas. A very special and original holiday production for the whole family, written and directed by Ivoryton Playhouse Executive Director Jacqueline Hubbard. Tickets are available at the box office at 860-767-7318 or www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

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March 2017

Women Playwrights Initiative

March 3, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$10 – $20

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 | 7:00 pm Guenevere by Susan Cinoman Teenagers Guenevere and Arthur are best friends–a fierce competitor, she always bests him in sword fights. What will be the outcome when confronted with Excalibur in the stone? Apple Season by Ellen Lewis To make arrangements for her father’s funeral, Lissie returns to…

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Lady Parts

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

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 questions with humor and expertise! A benefit for the Women & Family Life Center of Guilford. All tickets $40.

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My Way

March 22, 2017 - April 9, 2017
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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May 2017

Million Dollar Quartet

May 31, 2017 - June 25, 2017
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, 2017 - July 30, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017 - September 3, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017 - October 15, 2017
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, 2017 - November 19, 2017
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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April 2018

LOVE QUEST

April 25, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 be like shooting a particular blackbird in a room full of blackbirds, with the lights out. Ironically, the same probability applies for finding a “normal man” on an online dating service. LOVE QUEST – a new comedy – explores the journeys of two women in the perilous world of online…

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May 2018

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

May 30, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.

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July 2018

GREASE

July 5, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want”, “Summer Nights”, “Hopelessly Devoted To You”, “Greased Lightnin” and many more. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip…

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August 2018

A CHORUS LINE

August 8, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 had a dream and put it all on the line, A CHORUS LINE examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, A CHORUS LINE is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.…

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September 2018

ONCE

September 19, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power…

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October 2018

THE QUEENS OF THE GOLDEN MASK

October 31, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 summer camp to the secrets and hypocrisy that lie just beneath the surface. A world premiere.

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April 2019

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

April 24, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between reading…

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May 2019

Godspell

May 22, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 musical theater hit from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden). Loosely based around the Gospel of St. Matthew, the show follows a company of characters who unite to become a community through teachings of love, kindness, and acceptance. Led by the international…

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June 2019

Mamma Mia!

June 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 26 - Sunday, July 28, 2019 Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Set on a Greek island paradise, the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love,…

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August 2019

Cabaret

August 7, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world … and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep.” So begins the international classic musical and winner of 8 Tony awards - Cabaret.…

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September 2019

Shear Madness

September 18, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 its blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute humor. A murder is committed and the audience gets to spot clues, question suspects, and solve the mystery. Voted "Best Comedy" seven times by…

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March 2020

Forbidden Broadway Comes to Ivoryton

March 19, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

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April 2020

The Great Gatsby

April 22, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 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.

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May 2020

Native Gardens

May 27, 2020 - June 14, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 Latino couple has just moved in. Both couples are avid gardeners. One garden has lush grass and very symmetrical garden beds. The other is unkempt, natural and organic. Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

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June 2020

Summer Cabaret Series: As We Stumble Along

June 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

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 of the musicals Joseph and Stacia have performed in either on Broadway, Off-Broadway or on National Tours.  Meet and greet after the show. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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Flashdance: The Musical

June 24, 2020 - July 26, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dreams. Based on the Paramount Pictures film, Flashdance boasts an iconic score and pop hits including…

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July 2020

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

July 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 bubbles.  Come see this guy combine soap, slapstick and showmanship to amaze and amuse all ages! Tickets $15 all ages

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Haunted Connecticut Jr: Spooky Stories For The Whole Family

July 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

Presented By Dr Stephen Gencarella.  Musical Accompaniment By Frank Natter. Dr. Gencarella is a tenured professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a folklorist whose research examines the myths, legends, and cultural traditions of New England. He teaches classes on humor and comedy studies and on the global folklore of alcoholic beverages.  This new show of storytelling and music is suitable for ages 5 +.  In association with the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program. Tickets $15 all ages

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Summer Cabaret Series: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

July 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

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 music speaks for itself and a sing-along is always in the mix. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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August 2020

Ring of Fire

August 5, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 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…

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Summer Cabaret Series: Champagne & Moonshine

August 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

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 play Patsy, the music that influenced her childhood and the songs she sings now.  Meet and greet and CD signing after the show. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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Paper Heart Puppets Presents: Tall Tales

August 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

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! Along the way, you’ll make Thomas Jefferson the world’s largest wheel of cheese, sail the ocean with the legendary giant sailor Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, and meet a very fashionable bear by the name of Jenny Jenkins. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history, there is sure…

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Paper Heart Puppets Presents: Cardboard Explosion!

August 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

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 your imagination. In each story audience members help puppeteer, Brad Shur, transform simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters right before your eyes.  Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show. Recommended for ages 4 and up Tickets $15 all…

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September 2020

Ghost the Musical

September 16, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly…

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October 2020

The Mousetrap

October 28, 2020 - November 15, 2020
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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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 a snowstorm, they soon discover one of them is a murderer! Is it the newlyweds whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage? Maybe it's the spinster with the curious background. It could be the architect, the retired Army Major or maybe the odd man who claims his car overturned in…

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April 2022

Star of Freedom at the Ivoryton Playhouse

April 7 - May 1
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$55

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. 

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May 2022

Native Gardens at the Ivoryton Playhouse

May 19 - June 12
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$55

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.

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June 2022

Smokey Joe’s Café at the Ivoryton Playhouse

June 30 - July 31
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$55

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. 

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