Swingtime Canteen
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Book by Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci and Charles Busch
SHOW TIMES: Thursday, May 16th
- Sunday, June 9, 2024

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm / Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

It’s London, 1944. Join MGM star Marian Ames and her all-girl band from the Hollywood Canteen for the rip-roaringest canteen show of them all. Laughs, tears, emotional fireworks, air raids and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious and heartwarming story. Songs include “Don’t Fence Me In,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “How High the Moon,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” “Sentimental Journey,” and “Apple Blossom Time.”

Tickets are $60 for adults; $55 for seniors; $25 for students of all ages and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860.767.7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

First matinee performance will be Thursday, May 16th at 2pm.

DID YOU KNOW?  Ivoryton Playhouse offers discounted tickets on Thursday nights!  On Thursday nights at 6:00pm, tickets for that night’s 7:30pm performance can be purchased for only $30.  Limit four tickets per person.  Tickets available at the box office only, for that performance only.  Subject to availability. It is a mission of Ivoryton Playhouse to bring affordable, professional, high quality theatre experiences to our community.


Katie Barton* (Jo Sterling)

Jordan Brint (Jennie Pielmeier)

Jill Holmes* (Lilly McBain)

Mallory Kokus (Eleanor Fuchs)

Marcy McGuigan* (Marian Ames)

Claire Marie Spencer* (Topeka Abotelli)

Caitlin Witty* (Katie Gammersflugel)

Director, Choreographer and Musical Director:  Amy Jones

Stage Manager:  James Joseph Clark*

Assistant Stage Manager:  Holly Price

Scenic Designer:  Starlet Jacobs

Lighting Designer:  Kaylin Gess

Sound Designer:  Alan Piotrowicz

Costume Designer:  Elizabeth Saylor

* member of Actors Equity

Join us for an opening night reception following the 8:00pm performance on Friday, May 17th. Light refreshments will be served.

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 (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.

*denotes member of Actors Equity

Looking for something to do? Ivoryton Playhouse has been voted best place to see live theatre by readers of The Shoreline Times for three years in a row. Come to Essex and visit our historic, professional theatre – a Connecticut treasure!

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Did You

By 1940, 80% of American households would own a radio, making American music far more accessible to civilians and soldiers alike. Although the radio could be used to boost American morale, the American Government censored radio channels in fear that enemy agents may be sending coded messages through song requests on the stations.