Michael Barra* (Gyp DiCarlo) is excited to be back at the playhouse! Past Ivoryton Credits: Hairspray, Wait Until Dark, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, The Comedy Of Errors. Theater Credits: A Bronx Tale The Musical (Broadway), Man Of La Mancha (National Tour), The Awesome 80s Prom (Off-Broadway), The Foreigner (Bristol Riverside Theater), Wait Until Dark (Dorset Theatre Festival). Film/TV: The Greatest Showman, The Amazing Spider-Man, Gotham, Blue Bloods, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Law & Order: SVU, FBI Most Wanted. Michael was thrilled to be an answer on his favorite TV show, Jeopardy! Thanks to CLA Partners and my always supportive friends and family.
Evan Ross Brody (Tommy DeVito) is delighted to make his Ivoryton Playhouse debut and his third trip to Jersey! Credits include: Jersey Boys (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; The Alhambra Theatre), Honeymoon in Vegas (Slow Burn Theatre), Man of La Mancha (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), Baby (The Media Theatre), South Pacific (Bucks County P.A.C.), Camelot (Suncoast Broadway Theatre). Love always to his family and his cat Woof for their endless love & support – For Dad.
Sean Burns* (Frankie Valli) is thrilled to be making his Ivoryton Playhouse debut in Jersey Boys. Previous credits include Barnaby Tucker in the Hello Dolly 1st National Tour, Joe Pesci in the Jersey Boys Tour, and Michael Darling in the Peter Pan 360 Tour. Sean has been seen in productions at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, and several other regional theatres up and down the east coast. Thanks to Sean McKnight and the Hybrid Agency, Mom & Dad, Daniel, and Tina for all the help along the way.
Raphe Gilliam (Nick DeVito / Ensemble / Tommy DeVito u/s) is thrilled to make his Ivoryton debut! He recently returned from the high seas playing Munkustrap in CATS with Royal Caribbean. Other favorite credits include Simeon in Joseph and Jack in Into the Woods. He studied Drama and Music at Vassar College. He’d like to thank his parents for all their support throughout the years!! SOCIAL: raphegilliam.com @raphegilliam
Ryan Knowles* (Bob Crewe) is stoked to return to Ivoryton! Most recently, he performed Love+ Science at NY City Center. He was last seen on Broadway playing 9 characters in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Tours include The Lightning Thief, Queen’s We Will Rock You, The Grinch, & Todrick Hall’s OZ. He has created characters for Disney, Dreamworks, and Radio City Music Hall. Regionally, he has performed in over 20 productions. Favorite roles include: Aladdin’s Genie, Hunchback’s Frollo, Little Shop’s Dentist, The Wicked Witch of the West, Caliban, Bottom, Prospero, and Falstaff. Ryan hosted Me: TV on Nickelodeon. SOCIAL: @mRyanKnowles. RyanKnowles.com
Liv Kurtz (Mary) is thrilled to be back at the Ivoryton Playhouse after making her professional debut here as Maggie in A Chorus Line. She is especially pleased to be back at the Playhouse in her Nana’s favorite musical. Hi Nana! Other regional credits include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (La Comedia Dinner Theater), Maria in The Sound of Music (Regional Theater of the Palouse), and ensemble/u.s. The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Sharon Playhouse). (she/her)
SOCIAL: www.livkurtz.com @thelivkurtz
Michael Prescott McClure* (Norm / Ensemble / Dance Captain) is a New York based actor originally from Texas making his Ivortyon Playhouse debut! National tour credits include the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, A Christmas Story, and Ghost The Musical. Favorite Regional Credits include the Regional Premiere of Road Show (Hollis), Speech & Debate (Solomon), Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde), and Kinky Boots (Harry). Michael graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater. Special thank you to Madre, Kate, Michelle, Derek, and my close friends for their selfless support and love. “Have fun and learn something!” (He / Him) SOCIAL: www.michaelmcclureactor.com
Brendan McGrady* (Nick Massi) is thrilled to be making his Ivoryton Playhouse debut. Regional: Christmas in Connecticut (Goodspeed Musicals); Red, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Oldcastle Theatre); Tranquil (Luna Stage); Orphans (Lake Dillion Theatre); Love’s Labour’s Lost (DTLA Shakespeare). Voiceover: Marvel Comics Declassified, Eternals #1, and You Don’t Know Daredevil?; Deuter; Young Ben Franklin; Childish; The Divided States. Brendan is also a UCB trained improviser, and master impressionist. All my thanks and love to my mother, my grandparents, and my wife Amanda.
Michael Notardonato* (Bob Gaudio) is thrilled to be back at Ivoryton where he was last seen as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. In NYC, Michael originated the role of Dino Del Canto in the Off-Broadway premiere of Romeo & Bernadette and can be heard on the cast album set to be released this fall. Select credits: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (Engeman Theatre, RC International), Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys (WPPAC), Danny Zuko in Grease (The Rev, RC International), and Link Larkin in Hairspray (Wheelock Theatre). He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Michael sends his love to his family, friends, and the whole Jersey Boys team! For Mama. IG: @mnotardonato1 www.michaelnotardonato.com
Nick Petrelli (Joey / Emsemble / Frankie Valli u/s) is over the moon to be performing in one of his dream shows here at the Ivoryton Playhouse! Nick is an NYC based actor who graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Music Theatre Performance. Some of his previous credits include Dickon in The Secret Garden (Theatre Raleigh), Race in Newsies (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre), Lead Vocalist on the Aida Stella (Aida Cruises), and Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Western Michigan University). He is so grateful to be supported by an amazing family, wonderful friends, and a fantastic fiancé.
Cartreze Tucker* (Barry) is happy to return to Ivoryton after playing Victor in Smokey Joe’s Cafe & his jaw dropping rendition of “I Who Have Nothing” last season. Credits: To Feel A Thing: A Ritual (Holland Festival), The Color Purple (National Tour), Motown: The Musical (National Tour), HAIR (National/International Tour), Masquerade: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trav’lin: A New Musical, Raisin: The Musical, Disney’s Tarzan: A New Musical, Sister Act, Disney’s Little Mermaid, Miss Saigon, RENT, Hairspray, and countless readings & workshops. Much love to Tyson & Buckley, The Fam, and Avalon Artist Group. SOCIAL: @cartreze
Sarah Warrick (Francine) is so excited to be back at the playhouse. Sarah was previously seen as Judy in A Chorus Line. She has performed all over the country. Some of her favorites include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Sweetwater at Goodspeed Opera House, Beauty and the Beast, and The Music Man at Theatre by the Sea. She has also performed in numerous concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Proud Hartt School Alum. Love to M,D, & B. SOCIAL: @_swarrick_
Stephanie Wasser (Lorraine) is thrilled to be returning to a place that means so much to her. Last seen at Ivoryton Playhouse in All Shook Up and South Pacific. National Tour: Spamalot (Ensemble/ u/s Lady of the Lake). Other regional favorite was Hair (Shelia). BFA MT The Hartt School. Endless love and gratitude to her family, friends, her fiancé Sean and fur baby Kona!
SOCIAL: IG: @stephaniejudithh
Director and Choreographer: Todd Underwood
Musical Director: Mike Morris
Stage Manager: Theresa Stark*
Assistant Stage Manager: Jen Fedus*
Scenic Design: Cully Long
Lighting Design: Jessica Ann Drayton
Sound Design: Jacob Fisch
Costume and Wig Design: Elizabeth A. Saylor
* member of Actors Equity
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Jersey Boys contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for 12 and older.
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 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 the Ivoryton Playhouse. Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more updates and surprises along the way!
JERSEY BOYS runs from August 10th to 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 Morgan 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
Photography by Jonathan Steele.
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