Monthly Archives: November 2020

VISIT TOYS AHOY IN ESSEX or RJ JULIA IN MADISON TO BUY “ELLA CAPELLA AND THE PINK UMBRELLA”.
SHOP LOCAL!

The Ivoryton Playhouse is not able to sell or ship Ella Capella books until after January 1st.  Please allow 4 weeks for delivery until we return to the office in March 2021 and can offer pick up at our Centerbrook office as well as more timely shipping.  To order directly from Lulu please see details below.

Meet Ella Capella, a special elephant who sings and dances and entertains the whole village of Ivoryton until one day a terrible storm threatens to sweep her away.

Who will save Ella and and will she ever find a forever home?

by Jacqueline Hubbard with pictures by
Cully Long

Ideal gift! Price:  $21.99 + tax

To purchase this book via the Ivoryton Playhouse website, please follow this link.

To purchase this book via Lulu, please follow this link.

This book is dedicated to our family of supporters who came together in 2020 and built the boat, made the sandwiches and held the umbrella to keep us safe.

You are truly the stars of our stage.

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Become a Member of the Ivoryton Playhouse!

“Let me entertain you
Let me make you smile…”

So sang Baby June in the immortal “Gypsy”. And so say all of us at the Ivoryton Playhouse. It is what we do best. We have been entertaining and making folks smile since Katharine Hepburn first set foot on stage here in 1931 and ignited a spark that has burned brightly for the past 89 years. Through the tough years of wars and civil rights riots and financial crashes, the Playhouse has carried on working – lifting the spirits of our community and our visitors.

And now, in what is possibly the most desperate and confusing time that we have ever lived through, we intend to keep lifting spirits – as long as we have help from you, our friends and family. We have been unable to produce even one play this year so our only source of income is you. We are so grateful for all of the members of our Playhouse family.

Without your help, 2021 will be a dark year for the Ivoryton Playhouse. Please consider a membership donation to help us turn the lights on again. In return, we will start entertaining you right away. We will email you a thank you message recorded by one of our actors with a little something to make you smile.

If these economic times have hit you hard and you just can’t help out this year, don’t worry. Send us your email address anyway and we’ll send you a message just to cheer you up. It’s what we do best.

“Let me entertain you, and we’ll have a real good time,
Yes sir! We’ll have a real good time!”

Yours, always singing,

 

 

 

Jacqui Hubbard
Artistic / Executive Director

To download a membership form, please follow this link: 2021-membership-form

To mail in your membership, please make checks payable to Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation and send to: PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442.

To make a donation online, please follow this link.

For more information about membership or if you would like to pay for your donation on a credit card, please do not hesitate to call 860.767.9520.

Thank you!

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The generosity and kindness of our patrons and members has kept us going through the dark days of 2020. Though we have lost a whole year of performances we wanted to acknowledge the holiday season and the love that has kept our community together and so we are announcing a special Ivoryton Playhouse Community Story Project.

Since the world has turned upside down this year and people cannot come to the Playhouse to see a Holiday show – we want to hear from you. There is so much that divides us right now, we want to share what connects us – family, community, music, theatre. Do you have a holiday story that you would like to share with us? A snowstorm/burned turkey/surprise visit or just a personal tradition that is special to your family? We would love to hear it.

You can send your story to us at info@ivorytonplayhouse.org or call us at 860 767 9520 ext 202 and tell us your tale. Every week, from Thanksgiving to New Year, we will choose two stories to feature on our website and social media pages. The stories that are chosen will be turned into songs or scenes and performed by actors on video.

Every story chosen will be represented by a square in a patchwork quilt that we are going to create. A quilt is made up of memories – it keeps us warm and is a treasured heirloom. Our quilt of stories will help us get through this winter and be a memory for us of this unforgettable year and all the people that came together to support us.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Playhouse very soon.

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