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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bruce Connelly, Director of Barefoot in the Park (opening June 8), asks this question:

Which park does Corie want to walk barefoot in?

a)  Central Park

b) Riverside Park

c) Washington Square Park

d) Our parking lot

Leave your answer in a comment.  The winner of a limited edition Ivoryton Playhouse Centennial Season t-shirt will be chosen from all the correct entries received by 12:00noon on Wednesday, June 8 (the opening day of our production of Barefoot in the Park).  The winner will be contacted by email.  Good luck!


We’re one step closer to the Great White Way – check it out!!

Photo Flash:  The Ivoryton Playhouse Celebrates 100 Years on at:

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Now that the gala is over, it’s time to run Barefoot in the Park!

Barefoot in the Park runs June 8 until June 26.

Rehearsals started this week for Barefoot in the Park, our third show in the centennial season at the Ivoryton Playhouse.

Who can resist a comedy from the world’s most successful playwright – Neil Simon.  Book your tickets today, make plans to have dinner before the show with friends and come to the Playhouse for a throughly enjoyable summer evening. 

If you want to run barefoot, you’ll always find someone at the Playhouse to join you!

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Dear people from the Playhouse,
First of all congratulations on your 100th anniversary.
I want to send an email because my family attended last Sundays celebration activities and most of all my almost 3 year old daughter had a great time. This was her first time in a theater and she was overwhelmed. She loved the jugglers and the magic show. She is still talking about them and can’t wait to see them again.
Thank you so much for organizing this great event and giving my daughter her first theater experience  We will be back!

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Ginny Wolf chats with Jacqui Hubbard about the Ivoryton Playhouse 100th birthday and the upcoming  summer season.

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Thank you to everyone who supported the Playhouse this weekend.  From the preview night on Friday through to the Family Theatre performances on Sunday it was a truly fabulous weekend.  The production of A Century on Stage was a huge hit and the party on Saturday night was a tremendous success!  Happy 100th Birthday Playhouse!!

To see photos from the weekend events, please click here.  More will be added throughout this week.

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The tents are up and final preparations are being made.  Actors are gathering for the dress rehearsal for A Century on Stage and our team of expert production staff are working on the lighting, projections and sound! 

What a weekend it’s going to be!  We hope you can join us….

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Preview performance of A Century on Stage

Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 7:15pm
Red carpet birthday gala to celebrate the centennial of the Ivoryton Playhouse including the one-night only performance of A Century on Stage followed by a glittering birthday party in tents on the grounds of the Playhouse

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 from 12:00noon
Ivoryton Village celebration featuring free family theatre.  Lots of free fun for the whole family at shops and businesses throughout Ivoryton. 

Click here to get the full line up of entertainment.

Come party with us!!!  We’re 100!!!!!

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Miss Connecticut is coming to Ivoryton!  As part of our Centennial Celebrations Family Fun Day this Sunday, May 22, Miss Connecticut will be at Gather in Ivoryton!  And she will be Hula Hooping!  How great is that!!!  Come down to Ivoryton Village on Sunday and join the fun.  Lots of free entertainment to choose from…………..

12:00noon     Juggle Joy @ the Playhouse
Highly acclaimed juggle fun from these masters of circus and theatre arts

1:00pm          Zach Ivins Magic under the tent
An award winning magician with a show that all the family will enjoy.  Fun, laughter and MAGIC!

1:00pm          Hayrides leave from the front of the Playhouse
Enjoy a free ride on a 12 passenger horse drawn wagonette.  Supply by Foxglove Farm in Lyme.  Until 3:00pm

1:45pm          Save the Train in the Gazebo, Ivoryton Green
Great music from local favorites playing popular oldies.

3:00pm          Where the Wild Things Are
Ivoryton Library Theatre Workshop performance under the tent!

Don’t miss these other great activities as well….

Soda Fountain @ Ivoryton Tavern

Book and Bake Sale @ Ivoryton Library

Mask making @ Six Summit Gallery

Cupcake decorating @ Aggie’s Restaurant

Hungry?  The Lions Club will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers in front of the Playhouse 


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Happy Birthday to Us!   A Special Invitation to Friends and Family

If you didn’t manage to snag tickets to our once-every-100-years Gala spectacular on Saturday, May 21st – all is not lost.

We have a special invitation for friends and family only. On Friday, May 20th at 8pm, you are invited to a special preview performance of the Centennial performance – “A Century On Stage”- which showcases music, scenes and dance from each of the decades of the theatre’s illustrious history and a special sneak peek at the summer shows.  $20 ticket includes show and complimentary wine and cheese.
Call the box office for more information. See you there!

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Busy, busy, busy.  Lots of details being finalized for our Centennial Celebrations.  Jacqui is hard at work producing, casting and directing the special production of A Century on Stage – a one-night-only show that will be part of our red carpet gala on Saturday, May 21.  Bev is getting her papparazzi together, Krista is handling the guest list and tickets, Cat is working on the tents and logistics!  So much to do but it’s all going to be fabulous!  Join us in the celebrations!

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