On Saturday, May 21st, the Ivoryton Playhouse celebrated its 100th birthday. Though it had rained for 5 days straight, the skies cleared, the sun came out and the evening was glorious. The red carpet event was sold-out – a tribute to the theatre and its place in our community. Following a champagne toast outside the theatre, audiences were treated to A Century on Stage – a performance that showcased the highlights of the theatre’s long and remarkable life. Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Senator Eileen Daily each presented the Playhouse with certificates recognizing its contribution to the cultural life of CT and a proclamation was sent by Governor Dannel Malloy declaring May 21, 2011 “Ivoryton Playhouse Day”. The evening closed with dancing and delicious desserts under the stars – truly a night to remember!
Playhouse Executive Director Jacqui Hubbard
Joan Shepard on stage at the Ivoryton Playhouse
A Century on Stage was a terrific hit!
Senator Richard Blumenthal presents Jacqui Hubbard with a proclamation
Guests danced in beautifully decorated tents on the grounds of the Playhouse!
The red carpet was rolled out for the Centennial Gala
Kay and Maia Chiat
Laurie and Joe Ettore
Bill and Dee Grover
Chet Kitchings and Sherry Clark
- Herb Clark and Suzanne Kitchings
Suzanne Levine and Lary Bloom
Keith and Jane Bolles
Bette and Terrance Lomme
Senator Eileen Daily and Jim Daily
Bruce Josephy and Carol LeWitt
Joan and Doug Paul
Andrea and Sandy Seidman
All photos courtesy of Deborah Rutty.