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Ivoryton Playhouse 2013 Season Survey

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

The opinion of our audience is vital to us! 

As we start to plan for our 2013 season, we'd like to hear from you!  What do you want to see on our stage?  What turns you on and turns you off?  Below is a selection of some of the plays we are looking at for next season, dependent upon license availability.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this quick survey.  Please feel free to leave lots of comments and suggestions. 

 
1.

Miss Saigon
By Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr.

A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Raw and uncompromising, MISS SAIGON is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.


This would be my least favorite choice I would definitely not attend I probably would not attend Don't Know I might attend I would definitely attend I would LOVE to see this show!     
    
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All Shook Up
Book by Joe DiPietro

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel."
 
This would be my least favorite choice I would definitely not attend I probably would not attend Don't Know I might attend I would definitely attend I would LOVE to see this show!     
    
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Almost Heaven: The Music Of John Denver
Conceived by Harold Thau

This feel-good hit musical weaves together the songs of John Denver with interviews, fan letters and passages from his autobiography. This uniquely theatrical musical revue features over two dozen of Denver's songs -- including "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Annie's Song," "Take Me Home, Country Roads, " "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Calypso" and more -- are rediscovered and reinvented, performed against a backdrop of stunning visual images of America in the late '60s and early '70s, a time of social unrest and political protest.
 

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4.

(Sh-Boom Sh-Boom) Life Could be a Dream
The Award-Winning '60s Doo-Wop Musical
Created by Roger Bean
 
Sh-Boom! Take another trip to Springfield and meet the Crooning Crabcakes, the boys banned from the Wonderettes' prom, as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny and Wally fall in love, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s doo-wop songs say it all: "Fools Fall in Love," "Tears on My Pillow," "Runaround Sue," "Earth Angel," "Stay," "Unchained Melody," "Lonely Teardrops," and "The Glory of Love."

Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, LIFE COULD BE A DREAM will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering-let's hear it for the boys!


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Dream a Little Dream:  The Life and Times of the Mamas & the Papas  

The music of the sixties plays on in "Dream a Little Dream: The Life & Times of The Mamas and The Papas." The production charts the rise and fall of the group through the eyes of insider "Papa" Denny Doherty.  

Hilarious and heartbreaking, the show takes audiences with the band from its beginnings in the small clubs of Greenwich Village to big-time performances on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and at Carnegie Hall. Songs "Creeque Alley," "Dedicated to the One I Love," "I Saw Her Again Last Night," and, of course, "Dream a Little Dream," punctuate the production.   

This would be my least favorite choice I would definitely not attend I probably would not attend Don't Know I might attend I would definitely attend I would LOVE to see this on stage!     
    
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6.

Fingers & Toes: A Tap Comedy Musical
by Logan Medland

Tap dancer Dustin "Toes" MacGrath, and pianist Tristan "Fingers" St. Claire have managed to talk a major broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love.

But there's a problem: first of all they haven't written it yet ,secondly they don't have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. The hyper romantic Fingers is still in the throes of a tragic break up which has left him creatively blocked, the smooth womanizer Toes has never allowed himself to feel any emotion lasting longer than a week or so. They enlist the brilliantly talented Molly Molloy to co-star and immediately sparks begin to fly both creatively and romantically. Vaudeville humor and good old-fashioned tap numbers.


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8 Track: The Sounds of the Seventies
by Rick Seeber

Put on your leisure suit and flowered shirt, halter top and wrap-around skirt (don't forget your platform shoes) and boogie down to ten years of ground-breaking music.

Celebrate the greatest hits of the 70s, starring the music of -The Emotions, The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, K.C. & The Sunshine Band - and many more!  Admit it . You feel good in polyester.

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 Dreamgirls

 Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen   Music by Henry Krieger

Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others,[1] the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. Featuring the #1 hit song "And I am Telling You I'm not Going"  

 
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9.

Other People's Money   
by Jerry Sterner

Meet Larry the Liquidator. Arrogant, greedy, rude and ruthless - you gotta love the guy! A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamored of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal maneuvering as he tries to win her heart.  

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY is a funny and thoughtful tale of contrasting opposites. 

 
This would be my least favorite choice I would definitely not attend I probably would not attend Don't Know I might attend I would definitely attend I would LOVE to see this show!     
    
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10.

I'm Connecticut
by Mike Reiss

This play, by CT author Mike Reiss had its world premier at CRT last year and brought the house down. Fast paced and funny, with CT references that Nutmeggers will appreciate. It's hero is a young man from Simsbury, living in NY and looking for love. It combines the neurotic edge of Woody Allen with the loopy humor of The Simpsons.

   

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11.

The Last Romance
by Joe DiPietro

This play explores relationships between men and women in their golden years, as well as how the invisible ties of family often tie our hearts harder and faster than any love affair. A tale that mixes heartbreak with its humor and opera with the laughter -  there is enough laughter to make even old age seem pleasurable.

THE LAST ROMANCE is a heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love.


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12.

Play It Again, Sam. by Woody Allen

Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart's technique... Bookish and insecure with women, Allan's hero, Bogey comes to the rescue, with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences. A hilarious and cheerful romp.
 

 
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