Monthly Archives: July 2021

Join us for ElementNext: Celebrate!

Here’s a sneak peek at the music of the talented Trina Vargas, headlining her very own TRINA VARGAS BAND, performing tomorrow (July 31st) as part of the ElementNext series, presented by Brief Cameo Productions and the Ivoryton Playhouse.

Where: Six Summit Gallery, 314 Flatrock Place, Westbrook
When: Saturday, July 31 at 6:30-8:30pm

FREE and Open to the Public. Made possible by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County

About The Artists

Enjoy an evening of fun covers of your pop and rock favorites, including Seal, Norah Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Coldplay, Tracy Chapman, and more! THE TRINA VARGAS BAND headlines eponymous vocalist Trina Vargas, accompanied by Ivoryton Playhouse and Brief Cameo Productions alum Dan Hartington on guitar.

Trina Vargas is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Hartt School of Music and has taken on Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City. She has performed worldwide with the USO Show Troupe, Holland America Cruise Lines, Dublin Worldwide & Spirit Productions along with many local theatre companies. This fall you will see her face on the new HBO show “The Gilded Age.” She can also be seen on The Chelsea Handler Show, General Hospital, and with many major sports teams singing both US and Canadian national anthems. Currently Trina resides in Connecticut post Covid and will be playing gigs with The Trina Vargas Band as much as she can! She has started ‘The Trina Vargas Show‘ on Youtube sharing insightful stories of others.

Dan Hartington is a guitarist with a diverse performing and teaching career and regularly collaborates on music of all styles with other musicians, actors, dancers, and writers. As a classical guitarist he was a founding member of the New England Guitar Quartet, has performed on numerous concert series including the Hillstead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry and Musical Festival, the Connecticut Guitar Society, and he was the founding Director of the Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble. As an electric and commercial guitarist, he is very active as a pit musician in regional and off-Broadway productions and has worked at the Ogunquit Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Norma Terris Theater, Ivoryton Playhouse, and Connecticut Repertory Theater. He is a regular contributor to “Live & In Color,” an NYC based non-profit that develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity ( He can also be seen performing with “Apartment Sessions,” a collective of NYC musicians centered around building a strong and diverse community through collaboration ( He is faculty member in the Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University where he teaches Individual Instruction in Guitar and Guitar Ensemble.

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Want to see MURDER FOR TWO in the comfort of your own home? Well, now you can!

Our “live capture” of this hilarious and madcap production is now available to purchase as a live stream. Available for viewing until August 1st only.

Cost is $20. Order online and you will be emailed a YouTube link to gain exclusive access to the show as recorded on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.




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Our thanks to Option A for producing this great vidclip for us!  Tickets are going fast for this mapcap comedy musical.  Come back to the Ivoryton Playhouse and have some fun!

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Due to high public demand, an additional matinee has been added for MURDER FOR TWO – Saturday, July 24th at 2pm.

Most shows for MURDER FOR TWO are now sold out so this is your chance to grab some tickets now! Call the box office 860.767.7318 to secure your seats.

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The Ivoryton Playhouse will open its doors for a 5 play season on July 8, 2021 now with the mask mandate removed as per new Actors Equity Association Union recommendations.

Playhouse Operations Manager and Covid-19 Safety Manager, Steve Phelan, says “We know that our audiences will be relieved that the mask mandate has been lifted but we want to assure everyone that we will still be following stringent safety protocols including socially distanced seating, and no concessions will be sold, except water, for this first production. Audience safety, as well as their enjoyment of the show, is still our primary concern. We are hoping to be able to welcome more audience members safely in the months ahead”

The health and safety of our actors, patrons and staff is our top priority.  We have made many improvements to the Ivoryton Playhouse for your protection including socially distanced seating, increasing the flow of outside air to 40%, installation of air purification units, contactless ticketing, increased cleaning, hand sanitization stations and more.

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