Friday, February 15, 2013

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2013 Season

The Ivoryton Playhouse
Here is the upcoming season at Ivoryton Playhouse:

March 13– 30 the Playhouse will take you back to the 50’s with some of the classic doo wop melodies you danced to at the sock hop! Life Could Be a Dream features classic oldies "Tears on My Pillow," "Unchained Melody," "The Great Pretender" as well as the htitle song.

In Other People’s Money - April 17– ay 5, a corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a New England “Mom & Pop” company.What follows is a snowballing plot of financial manipulations, unlikely alliances and a surprising twist at the end.

The Playhouse opens the summer with a brand new play from Mike Reiss , one of the writers of The Simpsons. I’m Connecticut is a wacky, fast-paced, sweet romantic comedy about Marc, a Connecticut native who struggles with relationships and feelings of inadequacy. Why? Because he comes from Connecticut - land of steady habits, sanity and politeness. A must-see comedy for anybody from the Nutmeg State ! From June 5– 23.

From July 3-28, one of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. Footloose is the heartfelt story of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. The rockin’ rhythm of the Top 40 score includes "Let’s Hear it for the Boy," "Almost Paradise," and "Footloose."

A smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls captures the spirit and hope of Motown when a group from Chicago makes it big. In a business controlled by men, the female trio fights for recognition, fellowship and love as superstardom challenges their musical and cultural identity. Dreamgirls sizzles with sparkling dance and R&B soul - Featuring the hit songs Dreamgirls; "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going" and "One Night Only." Aug. 7- Sept. 1.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Sept. 25 – Oct. 13 - is a hilarious revue that pays tribute to those who have loved and lost and lived to try again. Smartly conceived with catchy tunes and witty lyrics, this affectionate look at love and marriage is as amusingly appropriate today as when it first opened in New York in 1996.

The season closes with a fabulously funny farce from the fifties – The Seven Year Itch – Oct. 30 – Nov. 17. The play takes a humorous look at the problems of a typical married man whose wife and son have gone to the beach for the summer when he is suddenly confronted by a stunning new upstairs neighbor.

Subscriptions and singe tickets are on sale: www.ivorytonplayhouse.org; 860-767 7318.

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