The Ivoryton Playhouse is an historic, not for profit, 280-seat, professional theatre located on the Connecticut Shoreline. The Playhouse operates a year-round season, which includes eight main stage productions, educational programs, special events and a Summer Children’s Theater Series.

A summer internship at the Ivoryton Playhouse offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to expand and develop technical theatre skills, make professional contacts, and develop the insight and experience necessary to pursue a career in theatre.

The Production Internship is designed for students aspiring to careers in technical theatre, production or design, including but not limited to the following: Carpentry, Costuming, Lighting, Painting, Run Crew, Scenic Design, Technical Direction, Properties, Production Management and Stage Management.

Internships run from mid-May to early-September.

Ideal candidates must be at least 18 years of age, enrolled in college or be a recent graduate and should be working towards a career in theatre or performing arts. Please refer to FAQ document for other candidate information.

For FAQ please follow this link:  Ivoryton Playhouse Summer Interns FAQ

For an application form for a Production Internship, please follow this link:
Ivoryton Playhouse Summer Production Internship Application

The application deadline is Friday, February 28th, 2020. All applications postmarked by that date will be accepted.

The internship positions will be filled by March 13th, 2020.

Contact dnischan@ivorytonplayhouse.org for more information.

The Ivoryton Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

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Flashdance:  The Musical
Music by Robbie Roth, Lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth, and Book by Tom Hedley

Ivoryton –EPAs by appointment
Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT

Audition Date
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
10-6pm  (lunch break 1-2pm) 

Location
Ivoryton Playhouse Rehearsal Studio
22 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 

Personnel in attendance
Director: Todd Underwood
Musical Director: Michael Morris
Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard
Associate Artistic Director: Dan Nischan 

Other Dates
First Rehearsal:  June 9th
Open:  June 24
Close:  July 26th 

Performance schedule:
Wed and Sun 2pm/ Wed and Thurs 7:30pm/ Fri and Sat 8pm

Contract SPT
$550 week 

Preparation
Sixteen bars pop/rock. 

Seeking:

ALEXANDRA “ALEX” OWENS (19-21) A steel worker and an aspiring dancer. Strong singer with a pop sensibility, (G# below middle C to E).

NICK HURLEY (Mid/Late 20’s) The son of the owner of Hurley’s Steel. Strong singer, with good pop sensibility, high baritone.

GLORIA (mid-late 20s) Waitress at Harry’s Bar. Dancer with belt, very good pop sensibility, strong low chest voice (F below middle C to high E),

KIKI (20s-30s) Dancer at Harry’s Bar with a strong belt. (F below middle C to high E), African American

TESS (30s-40s) Dancer at Harry’s Bar. Strong Rock and Roll vocal sensibility. (F below middle C to high E)

HARRY (40s-60s) Owner of Harry’s Bar. Baritone.

JIMMY (20s) Harry’s nephew. An aspiring stand-up comic, strong singer (think a young Billy Joel), high baritenor.

HANNAH (50’s-60’s) A retired dancer, Alex’s Champion. Great sense of humor and down-to-earth, take-no-prisoners point of view, physically in decline with an undimmed passion for dance. Traditional musical theater character belt. Does not dance but should be able to carry herself like a dancer.

LOUISE (30s-40s) Nurse and home aid for Hannah, deadpan sensibility, is excellent at her job and devoted to her client despite her dry humor. Alto.

C.C./Ensemble (30s-40s) The sleazy proprietor of The Chameleon Club. Baritone. Strong singer.

For appointments, email Lizzie at  lizzy@ivorytonplayhouse.org

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The Ivoryton Playhouse will be holding local auditions for Equity and non Equity actors for Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias.

Native Gardens is a comedy in which cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies.

Auditions will be held on Friday, January 31st from 10am – 6pm at the Ivoryton Playhouse Rehearsal Studio, 22 Main Street in Centerbrook, CT

Looking for a man and woman, 25 – 35, preferably Latinx, and a man and woman, 60 – 70. Also Extras: Surveyor, landscapers, building examiner- All Genders, 18-60. Preferably Latinx. Silent. But, must move well and be adept at physical comedy and improvisation. Directed by Brian Feehan,

The show runs from May 27 – June 14, 2020. First rehearsal – May 12.

Sides are available here by clicking on the character names below:

Frank_Pablo – Thursday Evening

Taina_Pablo – Friday Morning

Taina_Virginia – Friday Morning

Virginia_Frank – Thursday Evening

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The Ivoryton Playhouse is thrilled to announce details of its Fourth Annual Women Playwrights Initiative – 4 x 4 in 2020. Over 170 plays from all over the country were submitted to the initiative and the four finalists will be traveling to Ivoryton from Washington State, California, Indiana and Maryland to have their work presented in a series of staged reading on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

The Initiative includes the Ellie Award and a stipend for each of the four women playwrights chosen and provides a safe, nurturing environment for the development of new, one-act plays with a director and actors. The plays are by and about women and the issues that shape their lives, and the workshop culminates in a festival of staged readings.

To purchase tickets for the Women Playwrights Festival please call 860.767.7318 or go to www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

Tickets:  $20 adult; $15 senior; $10 student for one performance.  Buy tickets for both performances for $30.00 adult; $25 senior; $10 student – call box office 860.767.7318 to book 2-performance package.

Check back here for information on additional workshops, events and special festival deals with local restaurants.

The Ivoryton Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT  06442.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Holly Arsenault is a Montreal-born, Seattle-based playwright. Her debut full-length play, Undo, was the recipient of the 2013 Theatre Puget Sound Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play. Her work has been developed and produced at Seattle Rep, Annex Theatre, Live Girls! Theater, The National Winter Playwriting Retreat, Mirror Stage, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. Her play The Great Inconvenience will be read at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles in March, 2020.

To be performed at 7pm: Court
Marle and Rosanna are not best friends. Actually, they barely know each other. But, over the course of one evening in Rosanna’s attic bedroom, they’ll forge a bond in the flame of Rosanna’s very big problem: going to court to testify in her own custody hearing. This is a story about two very ordinary, weird girls just dealing with how incredibly ordinary and weird it is to be thirteen.  Directed by Jacqueline Hubbard.

 

Sharon Goldner is this chick who perpetuates the notion that crazy is just a frame of mind. Her writing goal is to make audiences laugh at things they feel guilty for laughing at because she thinks humor helps break down barriers, enabling honest discussion. Sharon’s award-winning plays have been performed in theaters across the USA from Off Broadway to Los Angeles and in-between, plus Toronto. Sharon is a member of The Dramatists Guild. Additionally, her award-winning short stories have been published in literary journals all over the U.S.A, and in England, and she is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Sharon assures audiences that no letters of the alphabet have ever been harmed in the creation of her work.

To be performed at 2pm:  Savior
What do you do when your five year old tells you he is the messiah?  Marlene confides this in her best friend, LuLu, seeking advice, comfort, and answers. A best friend was never more put to the test. A five year old was never more … out of this world.  Directed by Kate Katcher.

 

Dagney Kerr is a Los Angeles-based actress and writer. She’s guest-starred and recurred on TV shows, appeared in national commercials, and performed on LA stages from the Hudson Theatre to the Geffen Playhouse.  Her plays have been featured in many national playwriting festivals and competitions, winning Best Original Script, Audience Favorite, and Excellence in Playwriting Awards.  Her short film, Dalton, recently premiered at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and her play, Swindled Heart, was recently published in a collection of noir inspired works.

To be performed at 7pm:  Deanna and Paul
Deanna’s a quirky waitress with a strict no tipping policy. Paul’s a surly customer with a tight lid on his heart. Their lonely worlds collide one day in a small-town diner, where one cup of coffee can change everything.  Directed by Missy Burmeister.

 

Crystal V Rhodes has served as Playwright-in-Residence for the Connor Prairie Interactive History Park. She is the recipient of The Black Theatre Alliance Award for her comedy, Stoops.  Her play The Diary of Annie Mae Franklin won the American Stage 21st Century Voices New Play Festival.  Rhodes was recently the recipient of the 2020 Creative Artist Renewal Fellowship awarded by the Indiana Arts Council.  www.crystalrhodes.com

To be performed at 2pm: 1200 miles from Jerome
During World War II, a mother, her two daughters, a young school teacher and a fourteen year old Japanese American fugitive from a “Relocation Camp” are forced to flee the town of Jerome, Arkansas headed to New York City.  The journey is over 1200 miles of roads where African Americans aren’t allowed to sleep in most hotels, eat in most restaurants, use restroom facilities or purchase gas at many stations.  It is a trip filled with danger, one that could prove to mean the difference between life and death.  Directed by Kathryn Markey.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s
The Great Gatsby
by Simon Levy

Ivoryton –EPAs by appointment
Ivoryton Playhouse
Ivoryton, CT

Audition Date:
Monday, February 3, 2020
12noon – 8pm (lunch break 4-5pm)

Location:
Ivoryton Playhouse Rehearsal Studio
22 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

Personnel in attendance:
Director: Todd Underwood
Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard
Associate Artistic Director: Dan Nischan

An Equity Monitor will not be provided.  The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Other Dates:
Open: April 22;
First Rehearsal – April 7, 2020;
Close: May 10, 2020

Performance schedule:
Wed and Sun 2pm/ Wed and Thurs 7:30pm/ Fri and Sat 8pm 

Contract SPT:
$550 week

Preparation:  For sides please click on the character name below

Daisy – monologue

Female Ensemble – monologue

Gatsby – monologue

Jordan – monologue

Male Ensemble – monologue

Myrtle – monologue

Nick – monologue

Tom – monologue

Wilson – monologue

Seeking:

Jay Gatsby – male – 25-30 – a romantic idealist with a disarming smile.

Daisy Buchanan – female – 25-30 – Southern, with a voice that sounds like money.

Nick Carraway – male – 25-30 – Midwestern, with a kind face and gentle manner.

Tom Buchanan – male – 25-30 – Daisy’s husband, with a powerful, cruel body.

Jordan Baker – female – 25 – 30 – Daisy’s friend, with an athletic, almost masculine body.

Myrtle Wilson and Ensemble – female – 35-45 – Tom’s girlfriend, New York, fleshy and sensual. Non-traditional casting.

George Wilson and Ensemble  – male – 35 – 45 – Myrtle’s husband, New York, spiritless and anemic. Non-traditional casting

For appointments, email Lizzie at  lizzy@ivorytonplayhouse.org

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Ivoryton Playhouse 2020 Season

From the First Family of Country to the First Lady of Mystery; from battles among the rose beds to love that lasts forever, our 2020 Season has a little bit of everything and something extra!  A great melting pot of a season in a theatre that feels like home!

Subscriptions are available now.  As a 7 or 5 play subscriber, your benefits include: substantial savings; same seats year after year; early notification of next season’s shows; no charge for switching dates and, for 7-Play Subscribers, the bonus of a free ticket to our annual holiday show, which will run from December 11-20, 2020.  Only want the summer musicials?  Why not buy a 3-play subscription and save.

If you have any questions at all, just call Sue McCann, our Box Office Manager at 860.767.9520 x 203.

To view the subscription series options available, please click here:  2020 Season Series Options

To download a 7-play or 5-play application form, please click here:  7 and 5 play 2020 season subscription form

To download a 3-play subscription application form, please click here: 3-play 2020 season subscription form

To download show information on our 2020 season, please click here:  Ivoryton Playhouse 2020 Season

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The Ivoryton Playhouse admin office will be closed as of 12noon on Friday, December 20, 2019 and will reopen again at 10am on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

The last show in our 2019 season – AN ACTOR’S CAROL – will close on Sunday, December 22, 2019 and the Playhouse will reopen again with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES TO IVORYTON on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

The Ivoryton Playhouse Box Office will be open until 5pm on Monday, December 23, 2019 for the sale of gift certificates.

To make an online end-of-year gift to the Playhouse, please follow this link:  DONATE NOW!

Thank you for supporting the Ivoryton Playhouse!

 

 

 

 

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Gift certificates for subscriptions, single tickets or memberships are available.

Call 860.767.7318 or visit our box office at 103 Main Street, Ivoryton.

The box office will be open:

Tuesday, December 17 – 10am-5pm
Wednesday, December 18 – 10-5pm
Thursday, December 19 – 10am-8pm
Friday, December 20 – 10am-8pm
Saturday, December 21 – 10am-8pm
Sunday, December 22 – noon-4pm
Monday, December 23 – 10am-5pm

 

 

 

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A Hollywood moment for the Ivoryton Playhouse

Congratulations to the cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN CONCERT for two triumphant shows at the Ivoryton Playhouse in partnership with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The production was a resounding success and raised the necessary funds for us to purchase a new sound system for the theatre! Thanks to all who helped make this very special show happen!

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You are invited to a special fundraiser at the Ivoryton Playhouse for 2 performances only

December 8th at 3pm and
December 9th at 7:30pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN CONCERT
with the New Haven Symphony orchestra

Starring
KATHLEEN TURNER
as Scrooge
and
JAMES NAUGHTON
as Marley and the ghosts

A special event in partnership with New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Ivoryton Playhouse

In December, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Ivoryton Playhouse will partner to present a very special production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tony award winner, James Naughton, as Marley and the Ghosts.

Inspired by spoken on-air radio performances that were popular in the early 20th Century, this new imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic tale will feature an original score by John Forster performed by musicians of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The script is by Arthur Yorinks and the performance is conceived and directed by Elliott Forrest.

The cast also includes Ivoryton Playhouse Artistic Director, Jacqueline Hubbard, as well as Erik Bloomquist, Collin L. Howard, Josh Powell, Sarah Jo Provost and Tess Santarsiero. Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion, will be the on stage Foley artist, lending his creative talents to add mystery and atmosphere to this well-loved holiday classic.

Performances will be at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Sunday, December 8th at 3pm and Monday, December 9th at 7:30pm.

VIP seating is available for both performances (details below). General admission tickets are $75 and all funds will be used to purchase a new sound board for the Playhouse.

A limited number of center aisle and front row balcony seats are available priced at $100 for the Monday evening performance.

Call the box office at 860.767.7318 to book your tickets now for this very special holiday performance.

A limited number of VIP and sponsorship tickets are available for the Sunday matinee which will include a private reception with the cast. Contact Jacqui at jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org for more details.

Other performances include:

December 13 at 7:30pm at the Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University
December 14 at 7:30 at the First Congregational Church of Madison.  For tickets and information call 203 787 4282 – NewHavenSymphony.org

December 15 at 3pm at Sacred Heart University.  For tickets and information call 203 371 7908 – EdgertonCenter.org

 

 126 years after its inaugural performance, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) continues its legacy of artistically excellent performances, award-winning education programs, and innovative approach to community engagement. The fourth-oldest orchestra in the United States, the NHSO, under the leadership of Music Director Alastair Neale, as well as Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton, performs for more than 50,000 audience members per season and the NHSO’s education programs reach more than 20,000 students each year.

To learn more about the NHSO, visit NewHavenSymphony.org.

 

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