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A summer internship at the Ivoryton Playhouse offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to expand and develop technical theatre skills, make professional contacts, and develop the insight and experience necessary to pursue a career in theatre.

The Production Internship is designed for students aspiring to careers in technical theatre, production or design, including but not limited to the following:  Carpentry, Costuming, Lighting, Painting, Run Crew, Scenic Design, Technical Direction, Properties, Production Management and Stage Management.

In order to gain a full, well-rounded experience, production interns will work side by side with the production staff in all areas of technical theatre. Opportunities can include assisting with set construction, electrics work, prop and costume acquisition, show changeovers, building maintenance and backstage crewing.

Internships run from mid-May to early-September.

Ideal candidates must be at least 18 years of age, enrolled in college or be a recent graduate and should be working towards a career in theatre.  Please refer to FAQ document for other candidate information.

For FAQ please follow this link:  Ivoryton Playhouse Summer Interns FAQ

For an application form for a summer internship, please follow this link:  Ivoryton Playhouse Summer Internship Application

The application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.  All applications postmarked by that date will be accepted.

The internship positions will be filled by March 16, 2018.

Contact for more information.

The Ivoryton Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

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Individual tickets go on sale February 20, 2018


Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
*starring David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman
Wednesday, March 21st – Sunday, April 8, 2018

(No show Easter Sunday, April 1; Replacement show on Saturday, March 31st at 2pm) A gem of the American theater, THE FANTASTICKS is the longest-running musical in the world: a funny and romantic tale about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. Try to remember and if you remember then follow….


Written by Steven McGraw and Mary McGuire
Wednesday, April 25 – May 13, 2018

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 dating.


Written and Created by Randy Johnson
Wednesday, May 30 – June 24, 2018

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.


Music and Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Thursday, July 5 – Sunday, July 29, 2018

(No shows Wed, 4th of July; Replacement shows on Wed, July 11 through Sunday, July 29, 2018) 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 to a simpler time as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again.


Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, September 2, 2018

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. This singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever.


Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
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 of music to connect us all.


Written by Carole Lockwood
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.



Subscriptions can be purchased by downloading the forms below and sending by mail. We offer 18 possible series during our season. On the form below, please circle the Series that you’d like for Season 2018, complete all of the information and mail to us with payment. Remember that, for a Series, you must stay within the same row of dates. You will be able to switch any single dates that don’t work for you after February 20, 2018.

Full 7-play subscriptions are $260 (only $37 per ticket)

5-play series subscriptions are $200 (only $40 per ticket)

3-play series subscriptions are $125 (only $42 per ticket)

To view the 2018 subscription series dates please click here: 2018 series dates

To download the 7 and 5 play subscription form please click here: 7 and 5 play form

To download the 3-play series option please click here:  3 play form

Checks payable to Ivoryton Playhouse
Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442
To discuss seating options please telephone Susan McCann on 860.767.7318 x 203

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An inspiring article on the importance of live theatre.

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