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Thanks to you, Ivoryton Playhouse made a triumphant return this season! What an amazing year we’ve had, filled with STARS (Star of Freedom), GARDENS (Native Gardens), SMOKE AND FIRE (Smokey Joe’s Café and Ring of Fire), GREATNESS (The Great Gatsby), and soon will welcome WONDER (Winter Wonderettes)! And we were voted 2022 BEST ON THE SHORELINE for live theater. How lucky are we!
We are so grateful to have the best audience around who support us, bring their friends, share their love for this old theatre, and the work that we do here. Here are some comments from the 2022 season:
“Wow! Just wow is all I can say. The show, the hootenanny – it was all spectacular and it feels like everyone at Ivoryton is just one big family! I think you’ve spoiled our seeing shows anywhere else. There are many good theaters and shows in CT, but y’all have become our favorite place to go!” (Ring of Fire)
“What can I say?! It was my first visit since covid and a very happy day. When the cast came out and started to perform, I started to tear up from the loss of not being at the Playhouse for such a long time. What a wonderful show and performance! I was with my daughter and we talked about all our wonderful experiences, both tears and laughter at the Playhouse over the years… THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all of you, staff and performers. You always make my day! (Smokey Joe’s Café)
I know that you understand the need to increase subscription prices a little to help us to produce a phenomenal season and to continue to bring excellence to our Ivoryton Playhouse stage, all while maintaining this historic theater. The new cost of the 3-play subscription will be $165 per person; 6-play subscription will be $325 per person. Details and sign-up forms are enclosed. Please return your subscription by Wednesday, February 1.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Playhouse in 2023. We may be a little more than “Sixteen Going On Seventeen,” but “You’re Just Too Good To Be True,” and we can’t wait till “The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music,” with a theatre filled with our favorite people in the world!
Questions? Please call box office at 860.767.7318 or email email@example.com
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
By Matthew Lopez
Thursday, April 6 – Sunday, April 30, 2023
A big-hearted, music-filled comedy
Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that, he loses his gig, rent is overdue, and his wife announces a baby is on the way. So, when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.
ON GOLDEN POND
By Ernest Thompson
Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, June 11, 2023
ON GOLDEN POND is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who leave for Europe and leave his teenage son behind for a summer of lessons learned and bonds strengthened. A heartwarming and hilarious show about generations of a family learning to communicate and to care.
One of the most beloved musicals of all time! In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Featuring Ivoryton favorites, last seen together in SOUTH PACIFIC, David Pittsinger, Patricia Schuman, Adrianne Hick and Bruce Connelly, singing the songs we know and love. This is truly a show for the whole family.
Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by: Bob Gaudio Lyrics by: Bob Crewe
Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, September 10, 2023
JERSEY BOYS is the international musical phenomenon that takes you behind the scenes – and behind the music – of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Filled with all of their greatest hits, “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and so many more. No wonder that, for over 15 years, America’s favorite musical is the one about the boys from Jersey.
THE COLOR PURPLE
Book by: Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 22, 2023
THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds strength to triumph over adversity and discover her voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life.
The Christmas Show (waiting for approval of license – hope to announce soon)
Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, December 17, 2023
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442
Subscriptions available now. Six- and three-play subscriptions available – Tickets to the public on sale March 1, 2023
860.767.7318 – www.ivorytonplayhouse.org