Archive 2014

Join us in 2015 for another fabulous season of music, comedy and drama!

Shout! The Mod Musical at Ivoryton PlayhouseSHOUT! The Mod Musical
March 19th – April 6th, 2014
by Phillip George & David Lowenstein

SHOUT! is the mod musical magazine that brings back the beautiful “birds” and smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60’s. It features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as To Sir With Love, Downtown, Son of a Preacher Man, and Goldfinger.


I Ought To Be In Pictures at Ivoryton Playhouse I Ought To Be In Pictures
April 23rd – May 11th, 2014
by Neil Simon

Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty”, is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right. Poignant and amusing, Neil Simon paints wonderfully dysfunctional family relationships with hilarity, honesty, and heart.


Fingers & Toes at the Ivoryton PlayhouseFingers & Toes
June 4th – June 22nd, 2014
by Logan Medland

Tap dancer “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. A brand new work from Logan Medland, this entertaining production sizzles with exhilarating music, delightful witticisms, and high-energy tap routines that evoke the magic of the Fred Astaire – Ginger Rogers era.


All Shook Up inspired by the music of Elvis Presley at the Ivoryton PlayhouseAll Shook Up
July 2nd – July 27th, 2014
Book by Joe DiPietro

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, and Don’t Be Cruel.


La Cage Aux Folles at the Ivoryton PlayhouseLa Cage Aux Folles
August 6th – August 31st, 2014
by Harvey Fierstein, Jean Poiret, Jerry Herman

This Tony Award winning musical remains one of Broadway’s all-time biggest hits. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a narrow minded politician. Albin tries to help by making a perfect family with hilarious results.


Comedy is Hard! at the Ivoryton Playhouse live theatre in Essex ConnecticutComedy is Hard!
September 24th – October 12th, 2014
by Mike Reiss

A brand new play by Mike Reiss, the critically acclaimed writer of I’M CONNECTICUT, will have its world premiere at the Ivoryton Playhouse. Set in a home for retired actors, the play takes an affectionate look at the relationship and rivalry between a retired stand-up comedian and a classical actress. Hilarious and bittersweet, this play is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages.


Say Goodnight Gracie is live theater at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Essex ConnecticutSay Goodnight, Gracie
The Life, Laughter and Love of George Burns & Gracie Allen
October 29th – November 16th, 2014
by Rupert Holmes

This is the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian. George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history, is now miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning tour de force. SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE was Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY.

The Bells of Dublin

A very special and original holiday production for the whole family, written and directed by Ivoryton Playhouse Executive Director Jacqueline Hubbard.

Ivoryton Illuminations
Saturday December, 6

Visit the village of Ivoryton throughout the month of December to shop, eat and view the spectacular Illuminations! Tune your radio to 101.5FM to watch the lights dance to holiday music.

Summer 2014 Tent Events
Wednesday Nights

Join us for some free events under an elegant tent on our new side patio! Wednesday evenings throughout the summer – wine, music, nibbles and fun!

Summer Children’s Theatre 2014
Fridays – 11 AM

The Ivoryton Playhouse brings you another summer full of fun and educational programs all geared towards children! The Playhouse is proud to present some new and exciting live performances featuring some of Connecticut ’s most popular, professional artists. Performances are for children of all ages. Help your child discover the magic of theatre this summer at The Ivoryton Playhouse.

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