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Join us on Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00pm for a very special performance of The Bully.  All tickets $14.00.

Press Release

The Bully Comes to the Ivoryton Playhouse!

Ivoryton – Bullies are coming to the Ivoryton Playhouse!  They’re going to teach more than 1,200 students a lesson that is bound to be an enjoyable one as the Ivoryton Playhouse stages a production of The Bully, a musical that crosses live theatre with an important social message.

The Bully, an Off Broadway musical written for elementary school-aged children, addresses the sensitive issue of mean-spirited behavior in a way that captivates and influences kids, speaking to them on their own terms about a subject that truly matters. The Ivoryton Playhouse has scheduled an educational program for schools from April 27 to May 1, and a public performance on May 2 at 2pm.

The Bully tells the story of Lenny, the smartest kid at Wilson Middle School and Steve, the school bully. Lenny makes fun of Steve in math class and Steve bullies Lenny in gym class, on the bus, at lunch…well you get the idea! One day a bus mix-up leaves the two boys stranded at the Weltbottom School for Young Adults where they both get picked on for being the “new kids” by the seemingly sweet Meg and her posse. Unable to escape secretly, Lenny and Steve stand up to Meg, who realizes that she doesn’t have any real friends, just kids who are scared of her. She helps the boys get back to Wilson Middle School, where Lenny, Steve and Meg cheer Lenny on as he climbs the rope in gym class.

The musical is brought to life with comedy, dance and upbeat songs with titles such as “Gym Class is Evil,” “Call Me a Bully,” “Meg’s World Reprise” and “I’ve Had As Much of Meg As I Can Take.” Music and lyrics were written by John Gregor and the script was written by David L. Williams. The Ivoryton Playhouse production is directed by Dan Nischan and musical directed by Steven Azzaro, and the cast includes Erik Bloomquist, Morgan Morse, Elizabeth Swan, Amy Forbes, Amy Buckley and Michael Hotkowski.

More than 1,200 fifth and sixth grade students from Middlesex County schools will attend the educational production of The Bully at six performances from April 27 to May 1. The performances have been funded by the Council of Business Partners Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC), Essex Community Fund and the Bauman Family Foundation. The Council of Business Partners Fund at CFMC has been providing support for school-based anti-bullying programs since 2009.

One public performance will be held on May 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14. The Bully is appropriate for ages 7 to 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (860) 767-7318 or visit the Ivoryton Playhouse website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Members of the press are welcome for any performance. Please call ahead for schedule and reservations.

The Council of Business Partners Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The Bauman Family Foundation and the Essex Community Foundation have provided generous funding to support this production.

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5_memphisMemphis
by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan

–Open Auditions by Appointment

Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT    SPT     $450.

Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard

Director/Choreographer: Todd Underwood

Music Director: Mike Morris

First rehearsal: July 21st;
First performance: August 5th;
Close: August 30th

Auditions by appointment:
Thursday, April 30th 2015
3:30pm – 6:30pm

Pearl Studios
519 Eighth Ave, Room K
New York, NY 10018

Prepare a song from the show or in the style of.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment

Looking for:

BOBBY – African American, 30s-40s. Janitor at Mr. Simmons’ radio station. Full of personality and heart. Great gospel voice. Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number ”Big Love”; comic skills a plus.

Theatre’s mailing address:  Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT  06442.

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6_little_shop_of_horrorsAuditions in Ivoryton and New York

Little Shop of Horrors
by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

– Equity Open Auditions by Appointment

Ivoryton Playhouse Ivoryton, CT SPT $450.

Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard

Director: Larry Thelen

Musical Director: Robert Tomasulo

First rehearsal: September 8th;
First performance: September 23rd;
Close: October 11th, 2015

Equity Open Auditions by appointment:
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Noon – 8pm
(break 2-3pm)

Rehearsal Studio
22 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

New York Open Auditions by Appointment
Thursday, May 14th
11am – 4:30pm

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave, Room 1205
New York, NY 10018

Prepare a song from the show or in the style of.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment

Looking for:

PRINCIPALS:

AUDREY Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.
Female, 25-35 yrs old
Range: G#3 – D5

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
Female, 20-35 yrs old
Range: Ab3 – F5

MR. MUSHNIK The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
Male, 55-65 yrs old
Range: G2 – F4

ORIN SCRIVELLO An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: G2 – G4

SEYMOUR KRELBORN An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: A2 – G4

THE PLANT (AUDREY II) Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

VOICE OF THE PLANT An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.
Male, 20-50 yrs old
Range: G2 – G4

Theatre’s mailing address: Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT  06442

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Announcing a competition for the commission of an Outdoor Art Icon that “reflects the history and celebrates the culture of Ivoryton Connecticut.” Public work project for the town of Essex CT.

Click on the red link below for more information and application form (open as a word document):

Artists Call Ivoryton Icon March 2015

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During the run of a production the hours are:

Wednesday:  12:00noon – 8:00pm
Thursday:  3:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday:  3:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday:  11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday:  11:00am – 4:00pm

103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT  06442

Tel:  860.767.7318

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A summer internship at the Ivoryton Playhouse offers current undergraduate students and recent college graduates an exciting and intensive opportunity geared towards expanding and developing production skills, making professional contacts, and developing the insight and experience necessary to pursue a career in theatre.

Interns will work side by side with the staff in all areas of theatrical production. Depending on an intern’s experience and interest, there are opportunities to serve as a sound, wardrobe, electrics, scenic, or production intern.

Opportunities will include assisting with set construction, hang and focus, special effects, prop acquisition and construction, costume acquisition and fittings, wardrobe, production management, stage management, one-week changeovers, building maintenance, children’s theatre, and running shows.

Internships run from May to September.

Candidates should have a strong desire to build experience in technical theatre or stage management.

For more information and an application form, please follow this red link to our website:

http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org/get-involved/employment-internships

Only applications postmarked by April 3rd, 2015 will be accepted.  Internship positions will be filled by April 17, 2015.

The Ivoryton Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. 

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4_south_pacificSouth Pacific
by Josh Logan, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

– Equity Auditions by Appointment

Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT    SPT     $450.

Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard

Director: David Edwards

First rehearsal: June 16;
First performance: July 1;
Close: July 26, 2015

Auditions by appointment:

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Noon – 8pm                                                  Rehearsal Studio
(break 5-6pm)                                              24 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

 

Monday, March 30th, 2015   
10:00am-4:30pm

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave, Room 1211
New York, NY 10018

Prepare a song from the show or in the style of.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment

Looking for:

PRINCIPALS:

Ensign Nellie Forbush:  Caucasian Female, 25-35, excellent actor/singer, good mover/dancer, soprano/belt,  “all American girl” from Little Rock, Iowa, charismatic, attractive, vulnerable

Emile DeBeque: Caucasian Male, 35-55, excellent actor/singer, legit baritone/bass, handsome Continental leading man, worldly, sophisticated, charismatic, able to show tremendous strength and vulnerability, good French accent a plus

Luther Billis: Caucasian Male, 25-40, excellent comic actor, character baritone, good mover

Bloody Mary: Female to play Pacific Islander, open to all ethnicities, 35-50,excellent actress/singer, mezzo/belt

Lt. Joe Cable: Caucasian Male, 25-35, excellent actor/singer, legit tenor/lyric baritone, handsome, masculine, “all American boy”

Liat: Female to play Pacific Islander, open to all ethnicities, plays 18-25, actor/singer/dancer, beautiful, exotic, innocent

Captain Brackett: Caucasian Male, 45-60, strong actor, may be non-singing

Commander Harbison: Caucasian Male, 30-45, strong actor, good singer (possible doubling)

ENSEMBLE, including smaller speaking roles

Males & Females: 20s-30s, excellent singer/actors/movers, interesting character types and all ethnicities, some doubling, to play Marines, Seabees, Nurses,  Emile’s house servants, Pacific Island Natives

CHILDREN:

Ngana (Female) and Jerome (Male) to play ages 6-10, should be believable as Eurasian/Pacific Islanders, good actor/singers.

Theatre’s mailing address:  Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton  CT  06442.

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