Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ivoryton Announces 100th Season

In June, 2011, The Ivoryton Playhouse reaches its 100th birthday. 100 years of hosting dances and town meetings, producing great theatre, discovering movie stars and great directors and perhaps even the stars of tomorrow quite an achievement for a hidden gem tucked away in a corner of a little town.

The 2011 season – the theater's Centennial Celebration – will provide audiences with musicals and plays that reflect its unique history.

The Irish and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
Irish blarney and the songs you know and love by the master storyteller Frank McCourt - including "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Danny Boy"
March 16 - April 3

How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn
Ingenious, funny and brilliant British comedy
April 13 – May 1

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
Neil Simon's hilarious comedy about young love
June 8 – June 26

The Producers by Mel Brooks & Tom Meehan Winner of 12 Tony Awards - transcendent comedy with a show stopping song book
July 6 – July 31

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash created and directed by Richard Maltby Jr. conceived by William MeadeA tribute to the legendary Man in Black - includes some of his greatest songs - "Folsom Prison Blues", "I Walk the Line" and " A Boy Named Sue"
Aug. 10– Sept. 4

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean
A cotton-candy colored, non-stop pop musical blast from the past!
Featuring your favorite songs from the '50s and '60s -
Sept. 28–Oct. 16

The Woman in Black adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt
A good, old fashioned ghost story that has played to sold out houses in London's West End for 20 years!
Nov. 2– 20

For tickets and information, call the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.org.

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