Ivoryton Playhouse is thrilled to announce the lineup for our 6th Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival! This enchanting collection of new plays will explore loving- yet complicated family dynamics, implicit bias, our sense of self, and what it means to live life to the fullest – all from a female perspective. Each of our festival playwrights will have the opportunity to workshop their piece alongside talented directors and actors before presenting their work to an audience. We can’t wait to see what happens when a room full of women collaborate to make theatre magic! Be a part of this exciting developmental process – tickets are on sale now! For more information on the plays and playwrights, please visit the IWPF page.
Congratulations to Jacqueline K-D from Newington who won first prize in our Glory Days raffle! She won two tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Mohegan Sun (rescheduled date to be announced).
Also congratulations to Theresa D from Essex who won second prize – two 3-play subscriptions for our 2024 season.
That was fun! Watch this space for info on a raffle next year!
First Prize is two (2) tickets – floor seats – for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for Saturday, September 16th – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena). E Street Lounge passes have been included so you’ll have a place to go relax and have a drink before the show. The Lounge has a cash bar and opens when the doors open to the venue and will close at showtime.
Second Prize is two x 3-play subscriptions for Playhouse 2024 Season Ivoryton Playhouse is having an amazing 2023 Season. Our 2024 line-up has not been released yet but – you can be sure – it will be another block buster season. This prize is for two people to come and see three of your favorite main stage productions.
Scan this QR code to purchase raffle tickets to have a chance to win!
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. When “Jersey Boys” at Ivoryton Playhouse closes so does this raffle. Entries close September 10, 2023 at 5:00pm. VIP tickets are only valid for performance at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, September 16th.
This is an exceptional opportunity to see one of the final concerts of this tour. Good luck and thank you for supporting Ivoryton Playhouse!!
Ivoryton Playhouse’s 6th Annual Women Playwrights Festival: Unleashing the Power of Women’s Stories!
Join us for an extraordinary celebration of creativity, inspiration, and the power of Women’s voices in the world of theatre. For six years, Ivoryton Playhouse has proudly hosted the Women Playwright’s Festival, showcasing the immense talent and ingenuity of female identifying playwrights from across the country in a series of staged readings, talkbacks and round table discussions. We are thrilled to invite you to our most exciting and empowering festival yet, as we continue to support gender equity and diversity onstage.
In a historically male-dominated industry, the Women Playwrights Festival aims to highlight the importance of supporting and uplifting women in theater. We believe that by providing a platform exclusively dedicated to showcasing their work, we can help create an inclusive and equitable artistic landscape that reflects a more diverse human experience.
This year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience. From over 200 submissions, we have carefully curated a lineup of four trailblazing playwrights whose stories will challenge your perspectives and ignite your imagination. Every year, we are astounded by the depth and breadth of talent displayed by the brave playwrights we feature. Their stories explore the complexities of human emotions, tackle social issues, challenge stereotypes, and illuminate perspectives often overlooked.
Join us at Ivoryton Playhouse on October 28th for an unforgettable day celebrating creativity, empowerment, and the boundless possibilities that arise when women are given the spotlight.
2:00 pm – Staged Readings (To Be Announced), followed by a talkback with the cast, writers and directors
4:00 pm – Round Table Discussion lead by The Dramatist Guild and the League of Professional Theatre Women
5:00 pm – Break
7:00 pm – Staged Readings (To Be Announced), followed by a talkback
Our festival is made possible by the generous support of the Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women, The Dramatist Guild, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls, as well as individual donations from: Anonymous, Jacqueline Hubbard, Al and Kathleen Jaffe, David and Linda May. Thank you for your support!
We’d also like to extend a special thanks to our team of discerning play readers. This special group of volunteer community members and theatre professionals helped us curate our festival’s selections and we are truly grateful!
Get Ready to groove as “Jersey Boys” Hits the Ivoryton Playhouse Stage!
Ivoryton Playhouse is thrilled to announce the electrifying arrival of the Tony-winning musical sensation, JERSEY BOYS gracing our stage for a limited engagement! Prepare to be transported back in time to the swinging ’60s and be captivated by the timeless story of four blue-collar boys from New Jersey who skyrocketed to fame as one of the greatest pop bands ever!
Featuring unforgettable hits from the legendary Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, JERSEY BOYS is a journey filled with heart, soul, and the unmistakable sound of an era that defined a generation.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the magic of JERSEY BOYS to the Ivoryton Playhouse,” said Jacqui Hubbard, Executive Director of the Playhouse. “This musical has it all – incredible music, an inspiring rags-to-riches story, and a whole lot of fun. It’s the perfect evening out for theatre lovers and music lovers alike.”
Ivoryton Playhouse promises an experience like no other. Nestled in the charming town of Ivoryton, our historic theater is renowned for its intimate setting, providing an up-close and personal connection between the audience and the performers.
Tickets for JERSEY BOYS are on sale now and are expected to sell out quickly. Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of this iconic production at Ivoryton Playhouse. Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more updates and surprises along the way!
JERSEY BOYS is open now until September 10th. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm; evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm; and Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are $60 for adults, $55 for seniors, and $25 for students. Tickets are available online at ivorytonplayhouse.org or by calling the box office at 860.767.7318. (For information on group rates, please call the box office.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.
JERSEY BOYS at Ivoryton Playhouse is directed by Todd L. Underwood, with music directed by Mike Morris. The scenic designer is Cully Long, and the costume design is by Elizabeth Saylor. Jessica Drayton is the lighting designer, Glenn Bassett is the props designer, and the sound designer is Jacob Fisch.
About Ivoryton Playhouse: Ivoryton Playhouse is a renowned small professional theatre located in South Central Connecticut. For many years, it has been a beacon of creativity, culture, and intimate theatrical engagement. The theatre is committed to presenting exceptional productions and creating unforgettable experiences for audiences of all ages.
For more information, interviews, and press inquiries, please contact: Ben Hope, Executive Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org. 321.303.0110
From Ireland’s Greatest Hero Fionn Mac Cumhaill to The Every Day Shenanigans of An Irish Family! Come and hear great favorites, “The Rocky Road To Dublin”, “That’s An Irish Lullaby”, “Star Of The County Down”, “Kerry Dance”, “Danny Boy” and many more! Let the mischievous Pookas and Stories Of Fairies carry us into what’s left of the last long days of summer!
Susan Mazer – Guitarist Celeste Cumming – Cellist Melanie Guerin – Pianist Michael McDermott – Vocalist & Bodhran Kathleen Mulready – Vocalist Victoria Wepler – Violinist/Fiddler Mary Gardner – Bodhran
IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE and PRIVE SWISS WELLNESS present:
The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Directed by Jacqueline Hubbard
Starring David Pittsinger, Adrianne Hick, and Patricia Schuman Presented in partnership with Prive Swiss Wellness.
The hills of the Shoreline are alive with the sound of music once again as the beloved musical, “The Sound of Music,” makes its triumphant return to the Ivoryton stage. Opening on June 30th, this timeless production promises to captivate audiences with its heartwarming story and unforgettable melodies. The Playhouse is proud to announce the casting of renowned actor and singer David Pittsinger in the iconic role of Captain Von Trapp.
Pittsinger, hailed as one of his generation’s finest performers, will bring his extraordinary talent and stage presence to this highly anticipated production. With his powerful voice and charisma, Pittsinger is set to deliver a remarkable portrayal of the authoritative yet vulnerable Captain Von Trapp. Adrianne Hick, starring as Maria, was last seen at the Playhouse as Nellie in South Pacific. In previous productions, she’s been called ‘stunning,’ ‘riveting,’ and ‘absolutely flawless’ by the press.
“The Sound of Music” tells the enchanting story of Maria Rainer (Hick), a young and spirited governess who transforms the lives of the Von Trapp family through the power of music and love. Set against the backdrop of pre-World War II Austria, this timeless tale is filled with iconic songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and the unforgettable title song, “The Sound of Music.”
The production boasts a stellar creative team, including award-winning director Jacqueline Hubbard, Francesca Webster as choreographer, and musical director Mark Cappetelli. Kate Bunce designed the costumes, Cully Long the set, and Marcus Abbott the lights. With their expertise and vision, they have crafted a production that honors the spirit of the original Broadway show while offering a fresh and engaging experience for audiences of all ages.
In addition to David Pittsinger, the cast features a talented ensemble of performers who bring the beloved characters to life, including the highly acclaimed soprano Patricia Schuman in the role of The Mother Abbess and a host of talented local kids to play the adorable von Trapp children. Joining them are audience favorites Bruce Connelly as Max and Beverley [Taylor] Ricci as the Baroness. The entire cast is dedicated to delivering a truly memorable theatrical experience.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘The Sound of Music’ back to Ivoryton,” said Executive Producer Ben Hope. “This professional production captures the essence of the timeless story, and the combination of David Pittsinger and Adrianne Hick will set a new standard for our audiences. We can’t wait for audiences to experience the magic of this beloved musical once again.”
“The Sound of Music” will open on June 30th and runs through July 30th. Tickets are available at the box office and online at Ivorytonplayhouse.org. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to relive the magic and rediscover the joy of “The Sound of Music” at Ivoryton Playhouse.
ALL Abilities and Disabilities ALL Gender Identities ALL Immigrants and Refugees ALL Nations of Origin ALL Races and Ethnicities ALL Religions and Creeds ALL Sexual Orientations
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Ivoryton Playhouse acknowledges that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut. We honor and respect the enduring and continuing relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land.