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The Great Gatsby Gala is just five weeks away!  We hope you will join us to revel in the exuberance and decadence of the Roaring Twenties, while providing critical support to Ivoryton Playhouse.

To help get you ready to shimmy the night away, the following are some questions and answers about the event. 

When is the Great Gatsby Gala?
Sunday, October 23rd at 3:00 pm

Where is the Gala taking place?
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT  06442

How much are tickets?
General tickets are $150 per person. Patron tickets are $500 per person. To book tickets, print out the RSVP form and mail with payment or email form to Krista at

What does my ticket provide?
Your ticket to the gala provides you with a seat for the 3:00 performance of The Great Gatsby on Sunday the 23rd. The performance runs approximately 2 hours. Immediately following this special performance, guests will enjoy live music, Gatsby inspired food, and a full bar under the tent. The evening will be peppered with surprise entertainment, a silent auction, and a wine pull so that you can stock your own cellar with some exceptional bottles. A patron ticket provides priority seating (center aisles and front row balcony) along with an invitation to an exclusive patron party, featuring a sneak peek at the 2023 season.

I already have a ticket for another performance of The Great Gatsby. Whatever shall I do?
We are happy to move your ticket to the special Sunday performance, and discount the gala ticket accordingly. Please email for assistance.

Whatever shall I wear?
Guests are encouraged to come in their Gatsby, mobster, and flapper-inspired finery!

Will food be served? 
Yes! Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres in 20’s style. Drinks will, of course, be flowing!

Who is benefiting from this event?
All proceeds will benefit the Ivoryton Playhouse. For over one hundred years, the Ivoryton Playhouse has been a cornerstone of our community and of the cultural life of Connecticut. From its heyday in the 1940’s, showcasing the greatest stars of the American stage until today, featuring the promising young talent of tomorrow, its mission has been not only to provide exceptional theater experiences of high professional quality but also serve as a leader in community activities. As one of the major economic drivers of the town, the Playhouse has been a major force in the growth and development of the village of Ivoryton and surrounding areas.

What is the Playhouse raising money for?
We sustained a huge financial loss over the past two years and full recovery will be slow. Our biggest imminent expense is a new air conditioning and ventilation system. Our current system was state-of-the-art in 2000 but with the new safety protocols, it no longer meets the requirements necessary for a professional theatre. We spent $25,000 last year and another $7,500 this year, remediating the old system but this is only a short-term fix.

We were very grateful to receive $70,000 from the State of Connecticut to help with the purchase of a new system. We need to raise another $75,000 to be able to make this happen. Funds raised by the Gatsby Gala will be used towards this capital expense and we will all be able to breathe easy and continue to enjoy professional theatre close to home.

We can’t come to the Great Gatsby Gala but want to make a donation. How do we do that?
To make a donation, print out the RSVP form and mail with payment or email form to Krista at

We hope to see you on October 23rd to channel your inner Jay and Daisy and join us for an evening of elegance, merry-making and perhaps a little mischief!

Thank you for your support of Ivoryton Playhouse!

To book tickets, print out the RSVP form and mail with payment or email form to Krista at

We would like to thank our sponsors and patrons for their support:

Highclere Castle Gin
The Chocolate Shell, Old Lyme

Elizabeth Baird
Richard and Barbara Booth
Carly and Matthew Callahan
Randy and Cynthia Clegg
Henri David
Theresa and Bob Dryfoos
Jacqueline Hubbard and Norman Needleman
Al and Kathleen Jaffe
Pam and Dave Keller
Bob and Alison Marcinek
Sally and George Mayer
Dr. James McAraw and Ms. Elaine Godowsky
Linda and Ernie Reamer
Jed and Linda Rhoades
Amanda and Mike Tevis
Kiono Thomas
Todd Underwood and Cameron Hernandez
Molly and David Watkins
Elaine and Martin White
William and Heidi Wrang

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