Monthly Archives: November 2021

Spend the holidays with family at the Ivoryton Playhouse enjoying the sensational holiday revue A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE. This comical “Miniature Christmas Spectacular,” written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick, opens December 2.

Called “The funniest Christmas revue around!” by The New York PressA CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE takes a wry and knowing look at seasonal stress while celebrating the true essence of Christmas in hilarious and heartwarming ways.

This funny and contemporary show, directed by Brian Feehan, includes some of the best-loved Christmas songs ever written, including “Silver Bells,” “The Christmas Song,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Away in a Manger,” “Silent Night,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” along with so many other favorites. Jill Brunelle is the show’s music director. Featured in the Ivoryton production is a stellar ensemble that includes Cory Candelet, Emma Flynn, Brian Michael Henry*, Adrianne Hick*, and Corey Scheys.

This delightful show has sets designed by Glenn Bassett; costumes by Elizabeth Saylor; lighting design by Marcus Abbott; and sound by Tate R. Burmeister.

A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Thursday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 19, 2021. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm; evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm. There will be one Thursday matinee on December 2 at 2:00 pm and one Saturday matinee on December 4 at 2:00 pm.

The safety of our audience is our primary concern. We have socially distanced our capacity so that there are only 140 seats in the theatre for your comfort and protection.

Tickets are $55 for adults, $50 for seniors, $25 for students and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860.767.7318. Tickets are not available online. Visit our website at for more information

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Fall 2021

“Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow…”

It seems a lifetime ago when we opened THE FANTASTICKS in 2018.  It was certainly a very different world.  This September we are just grateful to be here.  COVID shut our doors and the floods of Ida destroyed our dressing rooms but we are still here – filling this old theatre with music and stories and memories.  How sweet it is to be back!

September traditionally sees the start of our annual membership campaign and so, this year, we come to you once again, filled with gratitude and humbled by your generosity, and ask you to join us with an annual gift for the 2022 season.

Now, more than ever, we know how much membership means to us.  It is truly the lifeblood of the theatre.  Without ticket sales or ad revenue, it was your membership, with support from the state and federal governments that kept us going through 2020 and into 2021.  Your membership helped us to turn the lights back on, re-hire staff and make our beautiful building safe for everyone to join us once again.

On behalf of the board of trustees, staff, volunteers and thousands of theatregoers who pass through our doors, thank you for lifting our spirits with your kindness and keeping us afloat in difficult times.

Thank you for being part of our Playhouse family.

“Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow….”

Yours, always singing,

Jacqui Hubbard
Artistic / Executive Director

Download our membership form here. All donations welcome!

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Congratulations to Jacqui Hubbard who was awarded the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award last night by the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. A wonderful dinner was held at The Riverhouse in Haddam with over 200 people attending.

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