July 4, 2022

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2012 Season

Ivoryton: On March 14th, 2012 The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its doors for a full year of exciting, live theatre. There is something for everyone this season – a season that is funny, upbeat, tasty, toe-tapping and even a little risqué! -you won’t want to miss even one of these shows.

Beginning March 14th through April 1st, the Playhouse will feature some down home country humor and still tug at your heart strings with Always….Patsy Cline. Based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with her until her untimely death, this production includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, and Walking After Midnight.

And who can forget the steamy story of Mrs. Robinson and young Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate? From April 18th – May 6th you can see this exciting new stage production in Ivoryton.  On June 6th – June 24th, the Playhouse will welcome R. Bruce Connelly back to Ivoryton to star in Last of the Red Hot Lovers – a classic from the world’s most successful playwright, Neil Simon.

Our three big summer musicals are sure to delight audiences of all ages.  Starting on July 4th, the Playhouse will bring Broadway to Ivoryton with Hairspray – a musical comedy hit that won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  Hairspray will run through July 29th.  Dickens’ timeless characters will be brought to life from August 8th – September 2nd in Oliver!  The ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, features some of theatre’s most beloved songs, including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything and many more.  Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, featuring a score that includes 18 Neil Sedaka classics, opens September 26th and runs until October 14th.  Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend.

The Kitchen Witches, running from October 31st– November 18th, ends the 2012 Season.  In this 2003 comedy, Dolly Biddle and Isabelle Lomax – archrivals in life and love – are tricked into appearing on a cooking show together on their local public access channel. Look out as spoons fly and family secrets are aired – it’s Martha Stewart meets Jerry Springer!

Don’t miss some of the most exciting and entertaining theatre on the shoreline!  Subscriptions are on sale now.  Single tickets go on sale February 13, 2012.  Visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.org or call (860) 767 7318 for the latest ticket information.