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Equity Open Auditions by Appointment

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
by Joe DiPietro & Jimmy Roberts

Ivoryton Playhouse Ivoryton, CT SPT $500.

Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard

Director: Christopher Sutton

Auditions by appointment:

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Noon – 8pm

Rehearsal Studio
24 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

(Break 4-5pm)

Prepare a song in the style of the show.

Sides will be available by July 3rd.  Follow this link to view the sides.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment.

Looking for:

The show features 2 male and 2 female actors who, between them, play 58 characters aged 30 to 80. All four need to be extremely good vocal artists as the songs feature close harmonies and a wide vocal range. Ability to read music and sing a cappella is essential.

[WOMAN 1] female – late 20s to late 30s. An honest, charismatic, appealing, and terrifically versatile actor with strong comic timing. Excellent singer (Soprano–low A to Bb).

[WOMAN 2] female – late 20s to early 40s. An honest, charismatic, appealing, and terrifically versatile actor with strong comic timing. Excellent singer (Alto–low F# to Db).

[MAN 1] male – late 20s to late 30s. An honest, charismatic, appealing, and terrifically versatile actor with strong comic timing. Excellent singer (Bari-tenor– middle C to Ab).

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

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Tent events are casual, pre-theatre gatherings free for ticket holders.  The July events listed below start at 6:30pm prior to the 7:30pm performance of Footloose.  Why not join us on a Wednesday and bring the whole family!

July 10 Teen Night – Ivoryton Playhouse is proud to partner with the Community Music School (Essex) to bring you Teen Night!  Community Music School will be hosting beverages and snacks free of charge. Music will be provided by teen pianist and CMS alumni Jonathon Thomas. Exciting raffle, too! Prizes (all music related items including iTunes gift cards) will be awarded on the night – raffle tickets $2.00 each or an arms length for $10.00

CMS has been enriching the Connecticut Valley-Shore communities by offering outstanding private and group music instruction for all ages since 1983. Public performances and community outreach programs are a key part of our nonprofit mission, and we sponsor many ensembles, orchestras and events covering a broad spectrum of musical interests.

Footloose ticket prices for under 12’s is $15.00 – student prices just $20.00!


July 17 Cowboy Night – one for Cowboy Bob! Boots, bandanas and spurs welcome! Wings and sliders provided by Ivoryton Tavern. Wine and beer supplied by Shoreline Discount Liquors. Classic country and western music performed by Jeff Martinson.

Tent events are sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank

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Fun for all ages.  All tickets only $12.00.  Call, click or visit our box office to secure your seats. 

Box office:  860-767-7318 or follow this link to purchase tickets on line.

For more information on these shows, please visit our Summer Children’s Theatre page on this website.

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Join us for a fantastic evening of music and dancing at our Almost Paradise Gala Prom – Saturday, July 27.

Hospitality generously sponsored by Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton.

Pre-prom hors d’oeuvres from 6:30pm before the 8:00pm performance of Footloose.

Dancing until mid-night to the sounds of John “Cadillac” Saville.

Seating is limited so book your tickets now by calling 860.767.9520.

Dust of your dancing shoes and grab your partner and come and party with the popular kids at the Ivoryton Playhouse!

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Bob’s Fruitcake

3/4 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
Whisk together all ingredients in large bowl

1 1 Lb. package pitted dates
1 10 Oz. jar cherries, drained
1 1/2 Cups whole walnuts
1 Tsp. Vanilla
3 eggs

Add dates, cherries and walnuts to flour mixture and mix well
Whisk eggs and vanilla and add to flour and fruit mixture making sure all fruit and nuts are covered with egg mixture
Grease loaf pan, line with parchment paper and grease again
Bake at 300° for 1 3/4 hours or until done

Note: While my Dad made it through the depression and World War II, his birthday was December 26th. Cakes were hard to come by in those days, and he complained that he was destined to have fruitcake every year. He discovered this recipe and it was much more to his liking. I don’t know if he created it, but I definitely know he did not find it “online”. As he was a foodie long before it was popular, I am delighted to share this recipe to all those who enjoyed it. I can see him laughing right now. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

With love and thanks to Barbara Harrison for making the cakes for us used in the show and for sharing this special recipe! Thanks, Barbara!!

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN – Connecticut Theater Reviews
By FRANK RIZZO, The Hartford Courant

Follow this link to read the whole review.

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I’m Connecticut opened to the sounds of uproarious laughter and audiences LOVED it!!  It’s quirky, funny and you can’t go wrong with a big musical number at the end, right?!  Are you from Connecticut?  You’ll love this show.  Do you have a friend from Boston?  You’ll love this show.  Ever been to Vermont, New Hampshire, Florida or Oklahoma?  You’ll love this show!!!!!

LSM on facebook commented: I’m Connecticut is probably one of if not the
funniest shows I’ve ever seen. I made a complete fool out of myself
last night but I couldn’t stop laughing.

Click here to purchase tickets to I’m Connecticut.  Playing now until June 23rd.

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