Photos from the Centennial Birthday Celebration – Saturday, May 21, 2011


On Saturday, May 21st, the Ivoryton Playhouse celebrated its 100th birthday. Though it had rained for 5 days straight, the skies cleared, the sun came out and the evening was glorious. The red carpet event was sold-out – a tribute to the theatre and its place in our community. Following a champagne toast outside the theatre, audiences were treated to A Century on Stage – a performance that showcased the highlights of the theatre’s long and remarkable life. Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Senator Eileen Daily each presented the Playhouse with certificates recognizing its contribution to the cultural life of CT and a proclamation was sent by Governor Dannel Malloy declaring May 21, 2011 “Ivoryton Playhouse Day”.  The evening closed with dancing and delicious desserts under the stars – truly a night to remember!

Playhouse Executive Director Jacqui Hubbard

Joan Shepard on stage at the Ivoryton Playhouse


A Century on Stage was a terrific hit!


Senator Richard Blumenthal presents Jacqui Hubbard with a proclamation

Guests danced in beautifully decorated tents on the grounds of the Playhouse!

The red carpet was rolled out for the Centennial Gala

Kay and Maia Chiat

Laurie and Joe Ettore

Bill and Dee Grover

Chet Kitchings and Sherry Clark

Herb Clark and Suzanne Kitchings

Suzanne Levine and Lary Bloom


Keith and Jane Bolles

Bette and Terrance Lomme

Senator Eileen Daily and Jim Daily

Bruce Josephy and Carol LeWitt

Joan and Doug Paul


Andrea and Sandy Seidman


All photos courtesy of Deborah Rutty.

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