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The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
203-438-5795

ABOUT

MISSION | HISTORY

THE MISSION OF THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE, AS A NON-PROFIT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, IS TO ENTERTAIN, ENRICH AND EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS AND TO INSPIRE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS.

After many years of planning, fundraising, and building, the dream of restoring the Cass Gilbert Jr.-designed theater in Ridgefield became a reality with our December 2000 opening night performance by Jose Feliciano.

Since our opening, enthusiastic, sold-out audiences have enjoyed Peter Yarrow, Marcel Marceau, Barbara Cook, Moscow Boys Choir, Joan Baez, and The Bacon Brothers and more recently, Michael Feinstein, Gregg Allman, Clint Black, The Doobie Brothers, Brian Wilson, Diana Krall and more.  Film-goers have been treated to question-and-answer sessions with many of the movie industry’s finest, including Ron Howard, Harvey Keitel, Tim Robbins, Barry Levinson and more, as part of our film society events, which screens both feature and documentary films.  Community events such as the Ridgefield High School Orchestra Concert and the Annual Town Meeting found a new home at The Playhouse, not to mention a place for local dance companies to perform.  Children have been enjoying our children series as well as our after-school programs and summer camp. Comedians such as Martin Short, Dana Carvey, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffen, Robert Klein, Ron White and many others have been making audiences laugh here while speakers such as Ira Glass, David Sedaris, and Stephen Sondheim have shared their insight and journey.

Our Arts in Education and outreach programs in addition to various series that deal with real teen issues not only fulfill our mission but also complete our sense of purpose. And of course, our free outdoor Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo have become an annual “thank you” to all who support us.

While we can all agree with Shakespeare that “the play’s the thing,” we also know that this beautiful theater adds a great deal to the experience of a performance or movie. In an age of multiplexes and stadiums, what a pleasure to be in an impeccably renovated, historic theater with near-perfect acoustics!

NOTABLE BEGINNINGS, LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES

Designed in 1938, the auditorium in “the old high school” (now the Richard E. Venus Municipal Center) was at one time the center of Ridgefield’s cultural life. In its heyday, before being abandoned in 1972, it was home to school performances as well as community events and town meetings. During World War II, residents had the privilege of twice hearing the legendary Arturo Toscanini conduct here.

In its new life, The Ridgefield Playhouse has been designed to embrace its former role and more. The interior preserves the hall’s excellent acoustics, which make it an ideal venue for musical performance and live theater.

At the same time, retractable draperies cover the walls enabling the “deadening” effect needed to show movies. Thanks to a generous legacy from Patricia Schuster, founder of the Ridgefield Studio of Classical Ballet, the stage was built to have the resilience necessary for dance performances. Parts of the old stage rigging have been preserved and supplemented to enable use of the stage’s large fly space. Stage lights and a state-of-the-art sound system have been installed.

Echoing the importance of the town of Ridgefield in the theater’s life is a hand-painted mural covering the lobby walls with familiar scenes of historic Ridgefield. The mural, a gift from a Ridgefield couple, was created by a local artist. Other murals enliven the interior of the performance area as well as the entryway to The Playhouse; all were gifts of Playhouse supporters.

A SUCCESS WITH MANY PRODUCERS BEHIND THE SCENES

The successful opening of The Ridgefield Playhouse was the result of many contributors. The people of the town of Ridgefield have supported The Playhouse with an investment of town funds, the state awarded a grant of $200,000, and more than 600 families and local businesses have contributed to the restoration of The Playhouse. Many local designers, architects, builders, and craftspeople shared their talents during the restoration and construction. We have been blessed with contributions from artists Peter Yarrow through his gracious benefit performance, Debbie Gravitte, Stephen Schwartz, and Alan Menken who shared their talent at our first annual gala, and Patricia Schuster who was so generous through her estate.

So many have contributed to the shared vision of restoring this theater to become a center where our community can gather to celebrate and enjoy the arts. Thank you!


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Keep the Grateful Dead spirit alive with one last jam for 2015 when New Riders of the Purple Sage takes The Ridgefield Playhouse stage. Having originally featured most of the members of the Grateful Dead in the early ‘70s, the highly successful…

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Tiempo Libre will Have You on Your Feet and Dancing at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ring in the holidays in spectacular, multicultural style with worldwide sensation Tiempo Libre. The 3-time Grammy Award nominated Cuban music group is one of today’s hottest bands! The audience will be on their feet and dancing with this exciting…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet in HD Encore On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army.  This beloved holiday classic…

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Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows

Fundraising Event for the 2015-2016 RHS Ski Team Introducing Warren Miller Entertainment’s 66th ski and snowboard film, Chasing Shadows. Warren Miller once said, “A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom,” and this year,…

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Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Metropolitan Opera in HD Encore This abridged English-language version of Mozart’s immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover. Alek Shrader stars as Tamino, the…

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National Theatre of London Live in HD: Jane Eyre

AAA Northeast Live in HD Series National Theatre of London Live in HD Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and…

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Mayhem Poets

"Let's go see a poetry show." That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. These theater trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw…

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National Theatre of London Live in HD: Jane Eyre

National Theatre of London Live in HD Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. …

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Casting Call: 'The Who's Tommy'

Audition Slots Are Fully Booked! Broadway comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse!!! As part of The Ridgefield Playhouse “Broadway & Cabaret Series”, the Broadway smash hit musical “Tommy” will be presented on Jan 22, 2016. This iconic…

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Inside F1: 2015 Year in Review

With Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett Moffly Media Entertaining Conversation Series Underwritten by Danbury Porsche Partially Underwritten by 109 Cheese and Wine and Speedsport TuningDiffy-174x254 VIP tickets include a special…

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Kenny G Holiday Show

109 Cheese & Wine Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series Join us for a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of 109 Cheese and Wine and an art exhibit by artists Gayle Gleckler and Tony Woolner in the lobby at 7:15pm Your holiday season just got a…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Lady of the Camellias

Bolshoi Ballet in HD Encore A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s…

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Berg's Lulu

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Berg's Lulu Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is…

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An Interview with Blood Sweat and Tears Featuring Bo Bice

Blood Sweat and Tears returns with a new show and new frontman – Bo Bice of American Idol. Blood Sweat and Tears, the Grammy Award winning  band best known for their solid gold hits that defined a generation, including “You’ve Made Me So…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Jewels

Bolshoi Ballet in HD Encore This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each…

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Fantasia: 75th Anniversary Screening

AAA Northeast Live in HD Series  Throughout history, there have been but a handful of groundbreaking films where the soundtrack has become inextricably linked to the cinematic achievement of the film itself.  There is perhaps no greater example…

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Hiawatha

Presented by Theatre IV Early Native American history and culture come thrillingly and factually to life in this fun, musical theater adventure based on the classic story of young Hiawatha, arguably our continent's most important and famous early…

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by Fathom Events Oscar Wilde’s classic play, The Importance of Being Earnest comes to the big screen for a special one-night event! To mark the 120th anniversary of this iconic play, it will be captured live on October 8, 2015, at the…

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Oklahoma – 60th Anniversary Screening

AAA Northeast Live in HD Series For wide screen film release for the first time in 60 years!  This 60th Anniversary cinema event is more than just OK – it’s an outstanding opportunity to revisit Oklahoma! on the only screen big…

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Wagner's Tannhäuser

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught…

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An Evening with AndersonPonty Band

With Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty The Better Late Than Never Tour Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity Music icons Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty have combined their musical talents to form a new supergroup - The AndersonPonty Band! YES's…

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National Theatre of London in HD: The Beaux Stratagem

National Theatre of London Encore Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London.…

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Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi's Otello

Metropolitan Opera in HD Encore The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor…

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Spyro Gyra

With Special Guest Jumaane Smith  109 Cheese & Wine Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Join us for a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of 109 Cheese and Wine in the lobby at 7:15pm Spyro Gyra is a jazz juggernaut who released their 30th album…

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Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour

With Special Guest Julian Frampton Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity Underwritten by Ridgefield Capital Asset Management
 Partially Underwritten by CULTEC Frampton plays acoustic only sets for the first time ever! Join the rock icon and…

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National Theatre of London Live in HD: Hamlet

National Theatre of London Live in HD Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner…

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

AAA Northeast Live in HD Series Extended Edition Presented by Fathom Events and Warner Bros.
 The monumental second film of the motion picture trilogy, to select cinemas nationwide. The film continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo…

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TV Screenwriting with Katie Torpey

HamletHub A Whole New You Series Do you have a great idea for a TV series?  Is your life a TV series?  Studios and networks are always looking for the next “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “Scandal,” or “Modern Family.”  They…

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Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Giselle

Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD Giselle (French: Giselle ou les Wilis) is a ballet in two acts with a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier, music by Adolphe Adam, and choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. The…

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Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi's Il Trovatore

Metropolitan Opera in HD Encore Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon…

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Songwriting with Kevin Briody

HamletHub A Whole New You Series No musical background required – if you have a great idea and love to write songs….now is your time! Learn songwriting from Emmy-Award Winning Songwriter Kevin Briody! Do you dream of taking your music beyond…

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MR. Holmes

Mr.Holmes 104 mins ~ Rated PG The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes memory isn't…

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Comedian John Leguizamo Brings 'Latin History for Dummies' to The Ridgefield Playhouse

John Leguizamo brings his latest one-man show "Latin History for Dummies" to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Still a work in progress, the multitalented stand-up and actor will blend stand-up comedy and a bit of Latin history in the new comedic stand-up…

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Gedeon Luke and The People Bring a Night of Funky Soul to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Gedeon Luke has a voice like John Legend and an incredible band to back him up- including horns and keys. This band ignites audience enthusiasm with a mix of gospel, soul and rock and roll sounds. With hit songs like “Lend Me Your Sunshine,”…

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Celebrate the Music of Benny Goodman with a Champagne Jazz Brunch Featuring Oran Etkin at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse and 109 Cheese & Wine Art, Wine and Jazz Series celebrates the 80th anniversary of Benny Goodman's famous Palomar concert that started the “Swing Era” with a Champagne Brunch that will get you hopping!…

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Legendary Stand-up Comedian Former SNL 'Weekend Update' Host Colin Quinn Brings His Latest Show The Coloring Book to Ridgefield

Legendary stand-up comic, and former SNL and Comedy Central star Colin Quinn is making a comeback. He has a one-man show off-Broadway, Colin Quinn: The New York Story, bemoaning the death of New York, he has a bit part on HBO’s Girls, and most…

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Frank Caliendo at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Frank Caliendo is famous for blending observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories for his signature frenetic comedy style. Best known for his impressions of actors Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro to former presidents George W. Bush and…

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Country Newcomer and Rising Star Jamie Lynn Spears Performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Jamie Lynn Spears may be an emerging artist in the music world, but she is already a seasoned showbiz veteran in many ways. In addition to being Britney Spears little sister, fans remember her for her first starring role in Nickelodeon’s…

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It’s An Amazing Double Bill with Eric Burdon and The Animals and Edgar Winter Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s an amazing double bill when wo iconic rockers unite for an incredible night of rock and blues! Eric Burdon and Edgar Winter will play a mix of new and classic material at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Eric Burdon’s powerful vocals can be heard…

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'The Cast of Beatlemania' Brings John, Paul, George and Ringo to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Cast of Beatlemania takes everything you love about the Beatles and presents it just as if John, Paul, George and Ringo were on stage together again. Performing the Beatles greatest hits - “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “I Saw Her Standing…

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Helen Mirren’s Portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in National Theatre of London’s The Audience on the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Helen Mirren has played the Queen of England several times, including in “The Queen” movie and a TV mini series called “Elizabeth I.” She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen" in 2006 and this year won a Tony…

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The Life of Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna Comes to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Racing and driving enthusiasts fasten your seatbelts! The third film in the new Lime Rock Drivers Club Film Series, Senna, will be screened in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The gripping documentary on the extraordinary life of Brazilian Formula…

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Galactic Featuring Erica Falls Brings Their Funky Sounds to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The New York Times calls Galactic “A first-rate funk band” and for more than twenty years the jazz-funk band from New Orleans has made people dance at thousands of concerts and major festivals. Co-founded by renowned drummer Stanton Moore whose…

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Chuchito Valdés Quartet Brings a Night of Cuban Jazz Under the Stars to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Experience a night in Havana with Festival Cubano featuring Chuchito Valdés Quartet at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. under the tent on the field next to the Playhouse with a wine tasting, specialty Rum drinks and…

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Bank of America and The Ridgefield Playhouse Present 'Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo'

Bank of America and The Ridgefield Playhouse will present what has become an annual community event -- Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo. The “how to live green” fair with Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” taking place under a tent for a…

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Cinderella Front Man, Tom Keifer, Brings His Glam Metal Roots Mixed with a New Century’s Heartland Rock to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based Blues-Rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer, through the albums Night Songs, Long Cold Winter, Heartbreak Station, Still Climbing and his most recent release, The Way Life Goes,…

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Kansas Leaves No 'Dust in the Wind' in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

KANSAS, one of the most iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll bands of all time has spent more than four decades as part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers around the globe.  With over 30 million records sold, the band has…

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Madeleine Peyroux brings her 'Keep Me in Your Heart for a While' Concert to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Madeleine Peyroux, whose voice has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday’s, was discovered while in her early twenties, when former Atlantic Records A&R man, Yves Beauvais spotted her at a New York club. He recalls the worldly…

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Yacht Rock Revue at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Imagine you've invited a few of your closest mustache-wearing friends over to your yacht for a little party. Your first question should be "What are we going to listen to?" because this ain't no ordinary party. No, this party has tropical drinks and…

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Grammy Award Winning Artist and 'New Country' Pioneer Steve Earle and The Dukes Perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Steve Earle has been described as having mastered and making the most of his voice – a voice weathered by hard touring over the decades. “He sounds raw, ragged and real, backed by a band whose time on the road hasn’t worn away a looseness that…

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Singer/Songwriter and Pop Music Powerhouse Eric Hutchinson Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Eric Hutchinson will open for global superstar and Grammy® Award winner Kelly Clarkson on her 2015 “Piece by Piece” tour. While touring North America with Clarkson, who recorded the Hutchinson-penned track “Why Don’t You Try,” Eric will…

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Garcia Project at The Ridgefield Playhouse

If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you’re at a Jerry Garcia Band show!  The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through many years of musical…

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Get In the Mood for the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A legend lives on! The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a return engagement after last summer’s sold-out show. With its unique jazz sound, the 18-member Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the…

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It’s A Night of Texas-Size Entertainment at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Texas Swing Kings Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel, the venerable Texas swing band, is led by Ray Benson (guitar and vocals) and rounded out by Dave Sanger (drums), Dave Miller (bass and vocals), Eddie Rivers (steel and sax), Katie Shore (fiddle and vocals) and Emily Gimble…

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Roots Music Storyteller and Three-Time Grammy Winner Keb’ Mo’ Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’ has released his 12th studio album, titled Bluesamericana, which garnered a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album along with his Old…

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Songwriter for the Eagles, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt - JD Souther Performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

An architect of the Southern California sound and a huge influence on modern songwriting, JD Souther has written and co-written many of the Eagles hits including “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim Of Love,” “New Kid In Town,” “Best Of My…

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The Bacon Brothers Bring Their Brand of Philly Rock to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Bacon Brothers are the multi-talented real life brothers – actor Kevin (The Following, Apollo 13, Mystic River, Footloose…), and Michael, the Emmy-Award winning film and television composer. They grew up playing music together, and nearly 20…

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Madeleine Peyroux Trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Not so long ago, Madeleine Peyroux was an American in Paris – busking on the city streets. She has gone on to gain international acclaim for her versions of folk tunes and jazz standards, playing to sold-out crowds. Touring in support of her…

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Trending Fashion And ‘Celeb’ Models at The Ridgefield Playhouse, help Ann’s Place

It could be “a whole new you” this spring with some trending style and flair tips from the experts at Lyn Evans. The Ridgefield Playhouse turns into a design house complete with a runway where local “celeb” models show off clothing and…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Band Jam 2015 Winners

Industry pros i95 DJ Ethan Carey, Broadway star Linda Eder, singer/songwriter/producer Vaneese Thomas and bassist for the band Living Colour Doug Wimbish cast their votes at the April 26 BandJam 2015 rock band competition at The Ridgefield…

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World-Class Theater Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse from London’s National Theatre in HD

A Room from the Bridge and Man and Superman World-class theater is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse via London’s acclaimed National Theatre Live in HD series. The powerful production of A View from the Bridge starring Mark Strong. Academy…

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'Gotta Dance!' Brings Broadway Showstopping Stars to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Broadway's current stars are coming to dance at The Ridgefield Playhouse in “Gotta Dance!”, an extravagant showcase of today’s best dancers. The hottest choreography and show-stopping numbers that have made musical theater history are the…

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Girl Power When Female Alt-Country Antigone Rising Performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse for ‘Happy Hour’

Girl music power will rock The Ridgefield Playhouse when the alt-rock female quartet Antigone Rising performs. At the “happy hour” prior to the show, the Playhouse will serve a complimentary beer to every patron in the lobby beginning at 6:45…

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Up, Up And Away With Florence Larue And The 5th Dimension At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Celebrating 50 years, Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension are best known for their hits “Up, Up, and Away”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Stone Soul Picnic”, and “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In” (Hair). …

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Rock Renaissance Man Leon Russell Will Be In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Leon Russell has been called a rock and roll Renaissance man, and indeed there is little that this Oklahoma-bred singer-pianist hasn’t done. From leading the famous Joe Cocker's “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour, to performing with George…

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For Racing Buffs And Gear Heads: Le Mans In HD At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The second film in the new Lime Rock Drivers Club Film Series is Le Mans, which will be in screened in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Steve McQueen stars in this 1971 gear head classic which almost has the breadth and depth of a documentary and…

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Luxurious Sunday Brunch, Edgy Art And Jazz Singer Karrin Allyson At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sunday brunch is a luxurious counterpoint to the weekday breakfasts gobbled up on one’s lap while driving, or half-chewed while tweeting. How civilized to savor brunch and the delicious sounds of jazz that energizes the meal and the spirit.The…

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2 Broke Girls’ Whitney Cummings Brings Her Stand-Up Show To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The star and co-creator of the popular CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, Whitney Cummings, will bring her stand-up show to The Ridgefield Playhouse . This gorgeous comedian/actor/writer/producer is arguably one of the funniest women doing stand-up today.…

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The Sopranos Actor Joe Pantoliano Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse For The No Kidding! Me Too!!

To draw attention to the nearly 100 million Americans suffering in isolation from mental/brain disease, The Ridgefield Prevention Council is sponsoring a documentary film No Kidding! Me Too!! event with the famous actor Joe Pantoliano, who has had…

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Mother’s Day Brings Improv/Jam Band The Everyone Orchestra To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Make Mother’s Day extra special by taking Mom to a musical event that is like no other! At The Ridgefield Playhouse, the Everyone Orchestra featuring Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robert Mercurcio (Galactic), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Natalie…

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The Sopranos actor Joe Pantoliano comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse for the No Kidding! Me Too!!

Some tickets remain to experience the songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer and conceptualist aka Rock’s Renaissance Man, Todd Rundgren in a return engagement at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Rundgren’s…

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Trending Fashion and 'Celeb' Models at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Help Ann’s Place

It could be “a whole new you” this spring with some trending style and flair tips from the experts at Lyn Evans. The Ridgefield Playhouse turns into a design house complete with a runway where local “celeb” models show off clothing and…

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Plantpure Nation Film Event With Dr. T. Colin Campbell Talks Plant-Based Diet At The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s a story of food and freedom. PlantPure Nation will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse, followed by a Q&A with the experts who brought the film to life. From the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, the film PlantPure Nation…

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Femi Kuti and The Positive Force will Bring Afrobeat to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Femi Kuti is a two-time Grammy Award nominated and multiple Billboard World Music Award winning Nigerian musician, and the oldest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.  He’s best known for his collaboration with American hip-hop artists…

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The Voice’s Luke Wade, One of Pharrell Williams’ Understudies, will be in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse is bringing Luke Wade, famous for his sensational run on Season 7 of The Voice, to the stage. Wade was a standout and one of Pharrell Williams’ understudies. This soul singer/songwriter’s new album, The River, is a…

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Comedy Grad Showcase with Christine O’Leary’s Protégés at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Christine O’Leary’s protégés will perform their funny stand-up at The Ridgefield Playhouse. These courageous newbie comedians will demonstrate what they learned during their eight-week Comedy Stand-Up Workshop, the wildly popular class taught…

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South African Indie-folk singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Indie-folk singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album, The Weatherman, urges the listener to notice the beauty in everyday life. The South African born entertainer will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. "Big Black Car" and "Raising…

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The Way I’m Livin’ Country Star Lee Ann Womack will be in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Among singer/songwriter Lee Ann Womack’s many honors, her The Way I’m Livin’ album is up for a Grammy this year for Best Country Album. Grammy Award-winning Womack’s hits include "I Hope You Dance”, “Last Call”, “Think of a Reason…

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World-class Productions Treasure Island and The Hard Problem at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From London’s National Theatre on Saturday, April 11, at 12 noon, comes Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny -- Treasure Island, suitable for 10+ years. The Hard Problem will be center stage on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m.…

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Three Executives Join The Ridgefield Playhouse Board of Directors

The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Katie Diamond, a singer, actor, writer, and producer who has written, produced, and/or performed in numerous musical theatre and cabaret shows over…

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Lauren DiNardo’s Keep It Badass Fashion Show at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Rock & Roll Couture fashion designer Lauren DiNardo and “Women that Rock” will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse, to present “Keep It Badass”, starting at 6:30 p.m. with an X-rated Fusion Liqueur tasting courtesy of Campari America and…

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Born To Lead: Jim Calhoun, A Documentary Film Event, Tackles Leadership And Brings Legendary Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The documentary film Born to Lead: Jim Calhoun provides a never-before-seen perspective on leadership and the man behind the 40-year legacy of one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. Calhoun has also become one of…

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Classic Rock With A Former Lead Singer Of Boston, Fran Cosmo, And Top Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Kashmir, At The Ridgefield Playhouse

A night of classic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s is in store with all of the great hits from Boston and Led Zeppelin at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Rock legend Fran Cosmo, a former lead singer for Boston, headlines at The Ridgefield Playhouse along…

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One Of America’s Funniest, Wanda Sykes Will Headline At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Emmy Award-winning actor/writer/comedian Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers, and she ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America.  She works regularly with the likes of Larry David,…

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Movie Star Charles Grodin Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse On A Comedic Journey Through Showbiz

Revered actor Charles Grodin can be seen in the new film While We're Young starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Adam Driver in theaters on March 27, but he can also be seen in person up-close-and-personal at The Ridgefield Playhouse!  Mr. Grodin…

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Sandy Hook Ride on Washington (SHROW) 2015 Stops in Ridgefield

Ridgefielders are needed to make some noise this Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m., at The Community Center, to spur on Team 26! Team 26 are the cyclists who will be doing the 300-mile bike ride from Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. CT to Washington,…

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Indie-folk Singer/Songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Gregory Alan Isakov is a South-African born singer-songwriter whose music combines indie and folk, featuring instruments such as the guitar and mandolin.  Isakov has been traveling all his life, and songs such as "Big Black Car" and "Raising Cain"…

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Christine O’Leary’s Comedy Graduation Showcase at The Ridgefield Playhouse

After eight weeks of writing and practicing their routines, students who took comedian Christine O’Leary’s wildly popular Stand-Up Comedy Writing Workshop will show off what they have learned before a live studio audience at The Ridgefield…

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Charlotte’s Web will Inspire Kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Charlotte’s Web is center stage with Theatreworks USA’' production based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between Wilbur the pig and a little gray spider named Charlotte; ideal for K-5. Parents are encouraged to have their kids…

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The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition Film Event Revisits the ‘80s at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From a live DJ in the lobby playing ‘80s tunes to quintessential ‘80s cocktails like Singapore Slings and Alabama Slammers, to a prize for the best dressed ‘80s outfit, The Ridgefield Playhouse is going retro.  The highlight of the night is a…

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Glee-like Song and Dance Show with Broadway Stars Emily Padgett, Hollie Howard and More at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Glee fans will adore The Broadway Dolls coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. From Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, this “Glee-like” award-winning show will take the audience from pop and rock ‘n’ roll to Broadway and beyond.  The Broadway Dolls…

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Joan Armatrading at Ridgefield Playhouse

Very few tickets remain to see three time Grammy nominated British singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading who will be solo at The Ridgefield Playhouse. As with every tour from this unique performer, the audience is guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical…

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Swan Lake from The Bolshoi Ballet at The Ridgefield Playhouse in HD

One of the greatest ballet companies in the world, Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in a new HD series, which debuts with Swan Lake. The Bolshoi's Ballet masterpiece Swan Lake, danced in Moscow to Tchaikovsky’s…

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Treasure Island coming in HD from London to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The best seats for London’s stage productions may just be at The Ridgefield Playhouse broadcast in HD. From London’s National Theatre, comes family entertainment -- Treasure Island, which is suitable for 10+ years. Robert Louis Stevenson’s…

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Dweezil Zappa Master Guitar Class at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Zappa Plays Zappa is sold out, but there are still some seats available for the Zappa Master Class that same day. Before Dweezil Zappa’s (carrying on the musical legacy of his dad Frank) “One Size Fits All” 40th Anniversary Tour show  at 8…

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Legendary Rock Guitarist & Singer/Songwriter For The Doors, Robby Krieger Will Light Your Fire At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Robby Krieger, legendary rock guitarist for The Doors and co-writer of the rock classics "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "Touch Me", “Love Her Madly” and "Ship of Fools", is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for his only Connecticut show,…

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Top Honors for The Ridgefield Playhouse as Business of the Year at Chamber Breakfast

Now in its 15th year, The Ridgefield Playhouse has been selected as “Business of the Year” by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, recognizing the non-profit performing arts center’s noteworthy accomplishments and contributions to the business…

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For Racing Buffs: New film Series Starts with Grand Prix at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The thrill of the Grand Prix competition will roar onto the screen of The Ridgefield Playhouse in HD. when the Academy Award winning classic American action film Grand Prix is screened. The international cast includes James Garner, Eva Marie Saint,…

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Daniel C. Levine Named to Artistic Advisory Board at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel C. Levine to its Artistic Advisory Board. Daniel will head up the Playhouse Broadway & Cabaret Series, expanding this iconic theater’s vision of bringing the highest level…

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M&T Bank is valued Gold Sponsor of The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse was delighted to receive a check for $7,500 for the 2014-2015 season from M&T Bank, a valued Gold Sponsor of the non-profit 501(c) (3) performing arts center.   Pictured L to R are Michael Weinstock, Regional Real…

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Alan Parsons’ Live Project’s Show at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In a must-see show of his greatest hits including “Sirius”, “Eye In The Sky”, “Time”, “Damned If I Do”, “Don't Answer Me”, “I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You”, “Games People Play” and “Dr. Tarr & Professor Fether”,…

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Grammy Award-winning Living Colour brings Synesthesia Tour Featuring Corey Glover to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Best known for their Grammy Award winning anthem "Cult of Personality", Living Colour will bring their Synesthesia Tour featuring Corey Glover to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Rolling Stone has called Living Colour “funk-metal pioneers”. During the…

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Music Lovers’ Happy Hour with Gedeon Luke & The People at The Ridgefield Playhouse

While enjoying “Happy Hour” at The Ridgefield Playhouse where you can meet new people, make new friends and have a drink on the house, you also get to discover a new up-and-coming band.  In this case, it’s Soul music maven Gedeon Luke. Weaned…

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World-Class Opera and Theatre Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Treasure Island

World-class opera and theater are right in your backyard when the Met and National Theatre come to The Ridgefield Playhouse through the power of Live in HD broadcasts. Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann will be a live simulcast with Vittorio…

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Ira Joe Fisher’s Speaking Fearlessly Workshop Curbs Fear of Public Speaking at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Does speaking before a group make you totally anxiety ridden?  Whether for business or volunteer work, the ability to speak in public is a valuable life skill that can advance a career and fulfill leadership aspirations. Emmy Award-winning…

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The Musical Box Re-Creates Genesis Foxtrot Album at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Musical Box tribute band will present a rare performance of the classic Foxtrot album by the English rock group Genesis, re-created by the only band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel and Genesis the performing rights and access to…

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Kim Russo Performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Learn what lies in the world beyond when psychic Kim Russo Host of TV’s The Haunting Of connects at The Ridgefield Playhouse   Join the Psychic-Medium to the Stars and the Star of Lifetime Movie Network's shows The Haunting of and Psychic…

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Raise A Glass Fundraiser at The Ridgefield Playhouse

“Raise a Glass” to The Ridgefield Playhouse’s 15th year as a “cultural gem” when Sarah’s Wine Bar toasts the Playhouse!  Pictured are Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse, and Sarah Bouissou, owner of…

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Alan Parsons Live Project at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Alan Parsons Live Project is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. This not-to-be-missed event will showcase his greatest hits such as  “Sirius”, “Eye In The Sky”, “Time”, “Damned If I Do”, “Don't Answer Me”, “I Wouldn't Want To…

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Ridgefield BandJam Entry Deadline

The best middle and high school rockers have a chance to make it big by winning Ridgefield BandJam 2015. Now in its 6th year, the first step is to enter. RidgefieldBandJam.com has all the details on this year’s competition and the Saturday,…

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Town of Ridgefield invites everyone to celebrate the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) by honoring two students who embody his teachings of peace and equality and by offering celebratory entertainment throughout the event.  This…

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Rock icons Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer will Thrill at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary rockers Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer return to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Edgar Winter is well known for his million selling record, “Frankenstein”, and other hits such as “Free Ride” and “Tobacco Road”.  Rick Derringer,…

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Ed Kowalczyk at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In his only Connecticut show, Ed Kowalczyk, the legendary songwriter and former lead singer of the multi-Platinum rock band, Live, will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour. His…

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Super Group Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Still Into Something Good at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Peter Noone achieved international fame as Herman, lead singer of the legendary ‘60s pop band Herman’s Hermits. The generation of fans that grew up with Herman’s Hermits have committed the lyrics of his classic hits to memory, songs such as…

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The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Some tickets remain for America’s top Pink Floyd show at The Ridgefield Playhouse. with the entire laser, light and other Pink Floydian thrills. The Machine recreates The Pink Floyd performance phenomenon from an extensive 16-album repertoire,…

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Platinum Recording Artist Wynonna Judd Brings Friends For 'Stories and Song' at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Everyone has a story to tell. And, for Wynonna Judd, those stories have been told through song with one of the most influential and important voices of our generation. Wynonna will sing the timeless tales of her unparalleled artistry as she takes…

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American Idol Winner Singer/Songwriter David Cook at The Ridgefield Playhouse

After winning the American Idol crown in Season 7, David Cook went on to sell more than a million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a yearlong nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. David is best known for…

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British Heavy Metal Legends Uriah Heep in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The British Rock legends are returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse, with their classic rock hits “Look At Yourself”, "Gypsy", “The Wizard”, “Free ‘n Easy”, “Sunrise”, “July Morning”,  “Lady in Black”. “Bird of Prey”,…

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Southern Rock Legends The Outlaws - Hotter Than Ever at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For The Outlaws, it has always been about the music. The Southern Rock legends will burn hotter than ever in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies, The Outlaws have earned a…

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Grammy Award Winner Cassandra Wilson Celebrates Billie Holiday’s Centennial at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday is
Grammy Award winner Cassandra Wilson’s tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers that ever lived. Perhaps the greatest jazz singer living today, Cassandra Wilson will offer her special…

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Met’s Premiere of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Watching an opera from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse when it is Live in HD is an exhilarating experience! There is also the bonus of behind-the-scenes tours of the revered Metropolitan Opera House with insightful commentary by some of the…

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Grammy Award Winner Michael Bolton Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two-time “Best Pop Male Artist” and multi-Grammy Award Winner Michael Bolton, known for his sensational vocal chops and songwriting talents with hits “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, “That’s What Love is All About”, “When a…

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Legendary Guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Felder Brings 'An Evening at the Hotel California' to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band’s record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold more than 29 million copies in the U.S.…

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Andy Grammar Shares Stage with XFactor’s Alex and Sierra at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s a triple play at The Ridgefield Playhouse when pop singer/songwriter Andy Grammer, up-and-coming The X Factor USA winners Alex & Sierra and special guest Paradise Fears share the stage. Named one of Billboard’s 2011 Artists to Watch,…

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Muscial AdventureThe Jungle Book Especially for Kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Get the kids out of the house and into The Ridgefield Playhouse when Theatre IV presents The Jungle Book. This musical adventure is a dynamic show based on the classic Rudyard Kipling book. Parents are encouraged to have kids read the book then…

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Ridgefield Playhouse February-March BandJam 2015 Entries/Tryouts

The best middle and high school rockers have a chance to make it big by winning Ridgefield BandJam 2015. Now in its 6th year, the first step is to enter. RidgefieldBandJam.com has all the details on this year’s competition and the Saturday,…

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Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will be Live in HD from London’s National Theatre at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From the stage of London’s National Theatre, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd…

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Spend with Critically Acclaimed Singer Kat Edmonson at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Billie Holiday comparisons are coming thick and fast for retro-soul chanteuse Kat Edmonson. The Boston Globe called her 2012 album, Way Down Low, “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.” It featured both originals and covers in…

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Golden Dragon Acrobats’ Cirque Ziva will Thrill at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will present Cirque Ziva, a new world-class cirque spectacular, at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have been thrilling audiences across the United States with their feats of athleticism, daring…

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Original Ghost Whisperer James Van Praagh will Communicate in 'An Evening of Spirit' at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Every time James Van Praagh, the original Ghost Whisperer, comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse, it’s a sold-out event. Once again on Wednesday, April 9, at 8 p.m., he will communicate messages from the grave and bridge the gap between two planes of…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Announces FCCF Giving Day

Fairfield County Community Foundation has designated March 5 as the 2nd Annual Fairfield County Giving Day, and The Ridgefield Playhouse, a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit performing arts center, will begin an official Weekly Countdown Calendar on…

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers 2015 'Badder Than Ever Tour' will Stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Fewer than 100 tickets remain to see George Thorogood & The Destroyers who are “Badder Than Ever” at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Their song catalog includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, “One Scotch, One…

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Dan Ackroyd, Judy Belushi and Paul Shaffer’s Blues BrothersRevue is Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, produced by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi
with Musical Director Paul Shaffer, brings back the live concert extravaganza that was the Blues Brothers. With the humor and set list from the original film and albums,…

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Golden Dragon Acrobats’ Cirque Ziva, Rainbow Fish and Charlotte’s Web will Inspire Kids in March at The Ridgefield Playhouse

March brings inspiring children’s programming to The Ridgefield Playhouse! First up is the electrifying Cirque Ziva, the Golden Dragon Acrobats’ new world-class cirque spectacular. ArtsPower will turn Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book Rainbow…

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Groovin’ with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere and His Rascals at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Rock and Roll Hall-of Famer Felix Cavaliere is perhaps known best for his role as keyboardist and singer for the 1960s pop/rock group The Rascals. With five Top 20 albums, thirteen top 40 singles, and three No. 1 hits, Cavaliere is a force in…

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Live in HD from the Met: Lehár’s The Merry Widow and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Metropolitan Opera is where art lives. Watching Lehár’s The Merry Widow starring Renée Fleming and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman, starring Vittorio Grigolo, Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse, is exhilarating! This series offers…

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Lift Your Spirit at The Ridgefield Playhouse with 'A Whole New You' Zumba

Counter the post-holiday letdown at The Ridgefield Playhouse’s “A Whole New You” on-stage Zumba and renewal event!  This evening is custom-designed for everyone - men and women - who want to change things up in the new year with the…

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Christine O'Leary's Comedy Writing Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Want to learn how to polish your comedy routine, do stand-up, or just be more comfortable speaking in public? Comedian Christine O’Leary is back with her wildly popular 8-week Comedy Writing Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This is your…

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Delight your Kids with The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon on Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

What a gift for your kids this next month when The Adventures of Harold & The Purple Crayon brings the enchanting children’s book to life at The Ridgefield Playhouse! Follow Harold across the planet and beyond -- on a wild ride to Mars, to a…

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'Just Another Day in Paradise' When Top Country Hit Maker Phil Vassar Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Top country tunesmith Phil Vassar has hit the Top 5 seven times with his original songs including “Carlene”, “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child”. His “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in…

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Host of Lifetime’s The Haunting Of, Psychic Kim Russo will Connect at The Ridgefield Playhouse

If you’ve ever wondered what lies in the world beyond, you can connect. when psychic medium and comedian Kim Russo, host of the Lifetime series The Haunting Of, makes undeniable connections with her audience, giving them a first-hand glimpse into…

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Lasers, Lights and the Pink Floyd SOngbook with The Machine at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For laser, light and all other manner of Pink Floydian thrills, The Ridgefield Playhouse will present The Machine, the best Pink Floyd tribute band in the land. This show has all the authentic effects plus the Pink Floyd songbook, which includes The…

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Time for Students to Apply for Scholarships at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse is now accepting applications for the Bruce Becker Scholarship Fund, which helps students who will be taking any of the varied songwriting, stand-up comedy and screenwriting workshops being offered at the Playhouse in 2015.…

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Popular Children’s Book The Adventures of Harold & The Purple Crayon Comes to Life on Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A great gift idea for a young person: One of the most beloved books, The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, plus a pair of tickets to see the book come to life on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse in January! Presented by Enchantment…

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New Year - New You at On-Stage Zumba Event at The Ridgefield Playhouse

New year - new you! Especially for men and women who want a fun way to work out, The Ridgefield Playhouse is hosting a big on-stage Zumba event with a little help from the Certified Zumba instructors of The Gym, Ridgefield and Southbury. Zumba as a…

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Putting Melody and Words Together with Award-Winning Kevin Briody’ Song Writing Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Is there a melody and lyric that keeps you up at night, but you don’t know how to go about setting it to music? Kevin Briody’s Songwriting Workshop is your first stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesdays starting. Students will learn how to…

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Country Music Hit Maker Phil Vassar Will Bring His Feel-Good Country Style To The Ridgefield Playhouse

With irresistible hooks and equally good looks, Phil Vassar’s piano-based brand of country music is infused with a feel-good, R&B groove.  Known as one of country music’s top hit makers, Phil Vassar has landed in the Top 5 seven times with…

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Popular Children’s Book The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon Comes To Life On Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A great gift idea for a young person: One of the most beloved books, The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, plus a pair of tickets to see the book come to life on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse in January! Presented by Enchantment…

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Matisyahu at Ridgefield Playhouse

Matisyahu is touring with his eighth annual Festival of Light tour and this year will make a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse! Joining Matisyahu in this intimate performance is guitar player Aaron Dugan. Akeda, Matisyahu's fifth studio album…

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Lehár’s The Merry Widow is Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Watching an opera from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse when it is Live in HD is as exhilarating as it gets! Plus, there is the bonus of behind-the-scenes tours of the revered Metropolitan Opera House with insightful commentary by some of the…

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Mona Thorpe’s Six Steps to Small Business Success at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT -- Entrepreneurs who might be contenders but use “what ifs” as excuses are perfect candidates for Mona Thorpe’s innovative Success Seminar Series premiering at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The six week workshop will introduce small…

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From London to the Ridgefield Playhouse, Adult Drama JOHN will be Live in HD

Imagine seeing a play taking place at London’s National Theatre in the comfort of the intimate Ridgefield Playhouse this January?  JOHN will authentically depict the real-life stories of more than 50 men asked about love and sex. JOHN contains…

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Reggae rapper Matisyahu…Unplugged at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Festival of Light Tour

Matisyahu will return with his eighth annual Festival of Light tour with a stop in Ridgefield this year. Joining Matisyahu will be his band Dub Trio and guitar player Aaron Dugan who will play material spanning Matisyahu’s entire career. Matthew…

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Zap Mama Brings ‘Eclectic Flash World Beat to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known to her fans as Zap Mama, Marie Daulne redefines the term "vocalist". She is more than just a singer. She alternates between storytelling and organic creative expression utilizing the tonality of the human voice. Since first bursting onto the…

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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Heat it Up at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Never mind the winter cold…It will be a hot party inside The Ridgefield Playhouse. when Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes return to rock out performing their hits  “I Don’t Want To Go Home”, “The Fever”, “All I Want Is…

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Dazzling New Production of The Nutcracker by Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A holiday tradition that dazzles all ages, the beloved Nutcracker returns to the intimate Ridgefield Playhouse!  Tchaikovsky's soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers that come to life and a gargantuan Christmas tree will make the…

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Come to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s the perfect holiday package: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party kicked off by an art and wine reception – all at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The band that launched the modern swing revival and put their own spin on…

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Super Group Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Still Into Something Good at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Peter Noone achieved international fame as Herman, lead singer of the legendary ‘60s pop band Herman’s Hermits. The generation of fans that grew up with Herman’s Hermits have committed the lyrics of his classic hits to memory, songs such as…

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Music Lovers’ Happy Hour with Sarah Lee Guthrie and John Irion at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Music lovers will savor this “happy hour” when Sarah Lee Guthrie (daughter of Woody) and her music and life partner John Irion bring their rock-blues-folk-country sound to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Ticket holders will receive a complimentary…

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Legendary Folk Icon Arlo Guthrie In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

It has been said that folk icon of “Alice’s Restaurant” fame, Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. His voice was lifted not only in song but in social commentary through his hits including the famous…

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2014 World Tour of Steve Hackett -- Genesis Extended at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A handful of tickets are left to attend the 2014 World Tour of Steve Hackett  -- Genesis Extended at The Ridgefield Playhouse . This will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set from the seminal prog band's catalogue.…

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Five-Time Grammy Honored Singer/Songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter Will Return To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Five-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter will bring her intimate, acoustic show and her longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki) to The Ridgefield Playhouse. The singer/songwriter and 2012 Nashville…

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Sneak Peek At New Reality Series 'Deer Hill Avenue', Featuring Danbury’s Rundhaug Family, At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a reality TV show? Your chance is coming up at the premiere of the first episode and the shooting of the final scene of that episode at The Ridgefield Playhouse! The film crew and cast will…

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Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner Guitar Phenom Buddy Guy Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ranked 30th on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", the five-time Grammy Award winner and Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy is returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Guy’s body of work includes “First Time I Met the Blues”,…

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'The View' Co-Host Jenny McCarthy Brings Her Dirty, Sexy, Funny Comedy Show to The Ridgefield Playhouse

It will be a night of scandalous comedy hosted by Jenny McCarthy when she brings her Dirty, Sexy, Funny show - the ultimate “Girls Night Out” - to The Ridgefield Playhouse. The show features an eclectic mix of hilarious women - Tammy Pescatelli,…

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Grammy Award-Winning Living Colour Synesthesia at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Best known for their Grammy Award winning anthem "Cult of Personality", Living Colour will bring their Synesthesia Tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Rolling Stone has called Living Colour “funk-metal pioneers”. During the 1980s, rock had become…

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As Seen on PBS, Christmas with The Celts Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse

With infectious energy, humor, passion, and masterful musicianship, Christmas With The Celts brings audiences to their feet! Performing around the world for 15 years, this ensemble cast of Irish born and Irish-American musicians thrills with a…

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Collaboration is Operative Word at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In another collaborative coup, this time with the Chair of the English Department at Ridgefield High School (RHS), Patricia Boutilier, The Ridgefield Playhouse hosted the entire Junior class for a screening of Baz Luhrman’s 2013The Great Gatsby…

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Masterpiece The Great Gatsby Comes to Life in Free Hollywood Films at The Ridgefield Playhouse

To continue the celebration of The Big Read, The Ridgefield Playhouse will show the two most recent film versions (out of four) of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel The Great…

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Canine Capers When Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix Come To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The whole family will get in on the fun when Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix return to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Johnny Peers and his clever canines, each a rescue dog, will demonstrate how they outsmart their master and perform awesome…

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Photographic Genius Rowland Scherman is the Focus in Eye on the 60s at The Ridgefield Playhouse

What happens when you pick up a camera and follow a dream? Eye on the 60s is an intimate portrait of photographic genius Rowland Scherman and the photojournalistic process. This valuable piece of American history, documenting how one man’s talent…

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The Big Apple Circus is Coming to Town with 'Metamorphosis' at The Ridgefield Playhouse in HD

Step right up! The Big Apple Circus is coming to town with Metamorphosis at The Ridgefield Playhouse through the power of a high definition broadcast from The Big Top Tent at Lincoln Center. It’s fantastical fun for everyone! Astonishing acts and…

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Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great, A Poignant Arts In Education Musical, At The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s entertaining and curriculum rich! It’s Arts in Education at The Ridgefield Playhouse when “Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great” is center stage. Especially appropriate for grades 2 – 6, this poignant musical tells the story of how…

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Stand-up Standout Ralphie May brings his Adult Comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Voted one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch, Ralphie May will next appear opposite Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris in the feature film, The Best and The Brightest. Since his debut on season one of Last Comic Standing, audiences can’t get…

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Comedian Christine O’Leary brings her Newbie Stand-up Comics to Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

What is it like to face an audience for the first time with a stand-up comedy routine? The courageous new comics who took Christine O’Leary’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop this fall at The Ridgefield Playhouse will find out on Sunday, November 9, in…

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Roger Hodgson, Legendary Singer/Songwriter, Formerly of Supertramp, Plays the Soundtrack of Our Lives at The Ridgefield Playhouse

British rock icon Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, will perform his “Breakfast in America” tour, based on the Platinum album of the same name that won two Grammy Awards. Hodgson is the legendary voice, writer and arranger of most of…

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As Close As It Gets To Led Zeppelin, Get The Led Will Play The Classics At The Ridgefield Playhouse

A must for hard-core Led Zeppelin fans, Get The Led Out aka “America’s Led Zeppelin” will perform their classic Zeppelin repertoire at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Hits include “Ten Years Gone”, “When the Levee Breaks”, not to mention the…

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Capitol Steps Put the 'Mock' in Democracy for Laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Just in time for the elections, Capitol Steps will spoof the very Washingtonites they used to serve at their hilarious show at The Ridgefield Playhouse. It is they who put the “mock” in democracy. The professional actors’ have material…

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'Nights in White Satin’s' Hit-Maker Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

As front man and songwriter for The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward and his trio will perform Moody Blues classics at The Ridgefield Playhouse on his new “Spirits…Live” Tour. Known as the greatest Classical Rock Band, they produced the mega hits…

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Showman Singer/Songwriter Bruce Hornsby Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Spontaneity and creativity are what make singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby’s live performances so memorable. Everyone who has a ticket to see his dynamic solo show at The Ridgefield Playhouse will receive his new double CD album Solo Concerts. Bruce…

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited Performs the Best Classic Rock Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It will be an outstanding night of classic rock with Creedence Clearwater Revisited featuring their hits “Bad Moon Rising”, “Down on the Corner”, “Fortunate Son”, Suzie Q”, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”, “Proud Mary” and many…

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Frankenstein, Bizet’s Carmen and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Captivating, classy and close to home, stunning operas and theater are Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. From London’s National Theatre Frankenstein will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating roles as Victor…

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Hitting The Runway To Benefit RVNA at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Fall is a time of renewal and change so what better time to create “a whole new you” with a little help from Lyn Evans Potpourri designs? Local celebrity models will strut their stuff, to benefit RVNA, in fashion forward clothing and accessories…

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David Sedaris at Ridgefield Playhouse

There are still some seats left for a night of unique conversation and comedy with the ‘rock star of authors’, international best-selling writer David Sedaris, who penned Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked and many other titles.  where the…

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Music Lovers’ Happy Hour With Willie Nile At The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of the most respected singer/songwriters to emerge from the streets of Manhattan, Willie Nile released his self-titled debut album (1980), which according to one critic remains “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of all…

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Comedian Tig Notaro will Observe the Funny Side of Life at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A comic’s comic, Tig Notaro’s stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. A stand-up comic, writer and radio comedy star, Tig Notaro is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for an evening of her…

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TV Screenwriting Workshop Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

TV Screenwriting with Katie Torpey returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse. With a great idea for a TV series and some coaching from Hollywood’s Katie Torpey, students can learn how to create, develop, and write an original TV show. Studios and…

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Spin for Charity at Ridgefield Playhouse

At JoyRide, a premier cycling studio, spinners can pay it forward by participating in a charity ride to benefit The Ridgefield Playhouse Arts for Everyone and Arts in Education programs. For a minimum donation of $50, spinners will rejoice with a…

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Spin at JoyRide to help The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone

Shouldn’t the arts be for everyone? for a minimum donation of $50 to ride a 50-minute indoor cycling class featuring DJ Yosif who will mix music of artists featured at The Ridgefield Playhouse both past and present, spinners will be making a…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Gets Everyone Up and Moving for Family Health and Fitness Day USA

The Ridgefield Playhouse is getting everyone up and moving when they celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day USA with fun events the whole family can enjoy and benefit from. And what’s better, the event is free! This annual event is geared to…

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Emmy Award-winning Songwriter/Performer Kevin Briody will Teach Songwriting at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s adult ed with a new kind of beat at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Emmy Award-winning songwriter/performer Kevin Briody teaches Songwriting  in The Ridgefield Playhouse Rehearsal Studio. The syllabus includes how to structure ideas, develop…

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Puccini’s spectacular La Fanciulla del West will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The stunning spectacle of opera will grace The Ridgefield Playhouse when Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West is Live in HD. Diva Deborah Voigt stars. To make the evening even more special, Bernard’s (20 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special…

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Four-Time Grammy Award-winner Esperanza Spalding will Bring her Jazz Bass, Cello and Vocals to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Hailed as a prodigy on the acoustic double bass within months of first touching the instrument as a 15-year-old, Esperanza Spalding has emerged as a fine jazz bassist, but has also distinguished herself playing blues, funk, hip-hop, pop fusion, and…

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Calling All Would-be Comedians to Class: Comedy Writing Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Want to learn how to do stand-up or polish your comedy routine? The wildly popular Ridgefield Playhouse 8-week Comedy Writing Workshop with teacher and professional comedian Christine O’Leary. With a good idea for a comedy routine, the inner…

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Behind the Orange Curtain Looks at Prescription Drug Epidemic at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A hard hitting look at what is known as the "Prescription Drug Epidemic", the award-winning documentary film Behind the Orange Curtain will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Prescription drug use, abuse, addiction and death are sweeping the…

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Ian Anderson Performs The Best of Jethro Tull at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse will be another “best of” entertainment when Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of the rock band Jethro Tull, performs The Best of Jethro Tull and his new album Homo Erraticus in its entirety.…

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Twang Bar King Adrian Belew Power Trio will Electrify The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary guitarist Adrian Belew and his Power Trio will demonstrate his influence on today’s guitarists with his signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar. Well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map, Belew is a…

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British Blues Rock Guitarist Robin Trower is Back at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, guitarist Robin Trower plays before sold-out audiences of rock fans, guitar geeks, classic rock aficionados, blues diehards and anyone who thrives on live mega talent. The Ridgefield Playhouse playing such hits as…

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Multi-Platinum Charlie Daniels Band is Riding in to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Charlie Daniels music is rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel, and is quintessentially southern! His hits include “Long Haired Country Boy”, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”, “In America”, “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and his…

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Renaissance is Back at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Their New Album A Symphony of Light

Back by popular demand, world-renowned progressive rock pioneers Renaissance will usher in the latest chapter in their illustrious history with their new show A Symphony of Light at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Led by Annie Haslam, this is a…

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The Best of Rufus Wainwright in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. In his Best of Rufus Wainwright concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse he’ll bring together many varied genres including,…

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Music Lovers’ Happy Hour with Willie Nile at The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of the most respected singer/songwriters to emerge from the streets of Manhattan, Willie Nile released his self-titled debut album, which according to one critic remains “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of all time”, in…

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Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan Bring Their Roots to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two of the most exciting musicians in roots music today will share the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse. Noam Pikelny has been building a reputation as one of the most talented and virtuosic young banjo players alive since his 2004 solo debut In…

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Macbeth, Le Nozze di Figaro from the Met and Frankenstein from National Theatre will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

How exhilarating are the operas and plays broadcast Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse, complete with behind-the-scenes tours and commentary by some of the genres’ most revered stars. From the Met in New York City comes Verdi’s masterpiece…

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Incomparable Comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Kathleen Madigan are Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Star of screen, stage and TV, the incomparable Whoopi Goldberg is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. The Color Purple, Sister Act, Ghost, Star Trek, and Eddie are just a few of the hit movies and TV shows that Hollywood’s famous Whoopi Goldberg…

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Red Hot Jazz with Cab Calloway Orchestra Celebrating The Great Gatsby Era at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Red hot jazz, wine, cheese and art will kick off Ridgefield's The Big Read program when the Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to town. The iconic “Hi-De-Ho” lyrics, silky smooth ensemble work, spicy brass harmonies and an irresistible dance beat will…

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Apollo to the Moon and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with Peter Gros will Delight Kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse

This October, two events especially for children will delight while teaching about space and animal adventure at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Theatre IV will present Apollo to the Moon, the nationally acclaimed drama of America's race to the moon.…

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Classic-Rock Fav America at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The perennial classic-rock favorite, America continues to thrill audiences with their timeless sound including the chart-toppers “A Horse With No Name”, “I Need You”, “Ventura Highway”, “Don’t Cross The River”, “Tin Man”,…

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Grammy Award-Winner Macy Gray of 'I Try' Fame in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In her only area performance, Grammy Award winner Macy Gray, known for her international hit “I Try”, from her multi-Platinum album On How Life Is, will take the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse With a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday…

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Change Up the Workout Routine with Pole Dancing Showcase and Competition at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Pole dancing has become a popular way to work out and get fit. It is no longer just a dance found in clubs, but a fantastic workout designed to challenge core strength while the body weight maneuvers through the air with grace. The Pole Dancing…

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Pop Princesses The Bangles will Shine at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Best known for their hits “If She Knew What She Wants”, the Prince-penned “Manic Monday” and the smash dance track “Walk Like An Egyptian”, The Bangles rocketed to superstardom on the fuel of these songs! Their follow-ups included a hard…

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Roméo et Juliette - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - La Fanciulla del West at The Ridgefield Playhouse

August will sizzle with spectacular events Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. First up are operas from the Met:  Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette starring acclaimed soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Robert Alagna on Saturday, August…

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Singer/Songwriter Howie Day will Headline at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known for his hits “She Says” and “Collide”, singer/songwriter Howie Day will perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse. After sales in excess of a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old…

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The Legendary Grammy Award-Winner Kenny Loggins Headlines at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Kenny Loggins' remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the roster of the Grammys. He's had smash hits on Hollywood's favorite movie soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, and found his way into children's…

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Shakespeare's 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' and Green Expo at The Ridgefield Playhouse

First Niagara Bank and The Ridgefield Playhouse will present what has become an annual community event -- Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo. The “how to live green” fair runs from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with Shakespeare’s…

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'Joy to The World': Three Dog Night Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The legendary music icon, Three Dog Night, celebrates its fourth decade. The super rock band boasts some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more Top 10 hits, moved more…

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The Fixx – By Request will Play What You Want at The Ridgefield Playhouse

“The Fixx – By Request”! The audience chooses what the band plays live! Featuring all of the original band members, The Fixx – By Request will play what the audience wants to hear! In advance, all ticket buyers will have a chance to vote for…

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Rock Star Chris Isaak Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chris Isaak will showcase his smooth, dusky baritone voice and effortless brand of cool at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Isaak has wowed audiences worldwide with moody ballads like "Wicked Game" and rock songs like "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing" not to…

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Double Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Colbie Caillat brings Gypsy Heart Tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s been a big month for the Grammy Award-winning multi-Platinum-selling southern California singer and songwriter Colbie Caillat, who released her Gypsy Heart Side A EP as a “surprise” on June 9th. Gypsy Heart Side A comprises five songs…

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Comedy Graduation Showcase - Profileof Deb Bush

For Debbie Bush, pictured with her husband Richard, comedy is something she has always wanted to do her whole life. She looked into other classes, but they were in New York. When she found Christine O’Leary’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop at The…

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End-of-Summer Soirée with Jazz, Wine, Art and Superstar Natalie Cole at The Ridgefield Playhouse

An end of summer soirée starring superstar performer and recording artist Natalie Cole, complete with wine, cheese and art…sound enticing?  It’s a great night out when Natalie Cole returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse. The eight-time Grammy…

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Comedian Christine O’Leary Brings Her Newbie Stand-up Comics to Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase at The Ridgefield Playhouse is a chance to see up-and-coming comics make their debut in front of a live audience. They were brave when they signed up for Christine O’Leary’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop this…

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London’s National Theatre Presents The Hotly Anticipated New Production Of A Streetcar Named Desire Live In Hd At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The National Theatre has just announced that the Young Vic theatre’s hotly-anticipated new production of A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, will be broadcast live from the Young Vic’s London home to The Ridgefield…

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Jazz, Art and Wine When Pink Martini Headlines at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The highly entertaining “little orchestra” known as Pink Martini has been described as a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure featuring a dozen musicians and vocalists who perform a multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with…

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Music Legend Boz Scaggs Headlines at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse savoring the music of multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs along with wine, cheese, an open bar and hors-d’oeuvre courtesy of Whole Foods Market of Danbury and Ristorante Gallo and a reception with artist Tina…

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Anna Raimondi at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Hamlet Hub "A Whole New You" Series will bring internationally recognized clairvoyant medium, spiritual counselor, teacher and healer, Anna Raimondi to the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse, Anna has been instrumental in helping people heal at a…

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The Anonymous People at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Anonymous People is an independent film about the emerging Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement released last year. This feature documentary looks for solutions to the problems of addiction.  About the 23.5 million Americans live in long-term…

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Grammy Award-Winner Janis Ian 'At Seventeen' Will Perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For the first time, folk legend Janis Ian will take the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse. An acclaimed songwriter, singer, musician, columnist and author, Janis Ian won her first Grammy in 1975 for her song “At Seventeen”, and her second in…

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Star Of Deadliest Catch Sig Hansen and Friends of The Northwestern Will Share Fish Tales at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sigurd Jonny "Sig" Hansen is an American Captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern. Sig Hansen knows more about fishing than just about anyone and will share his tales at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Sig is also an author and star of the reality TV…

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The British Invasion at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Some of the most legendary 1960s rock stars are coming together at The Ridgefield Playhouse to give a once in a lifetime performance. Gerry & The Pacemakers, Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers and Denny Laine of…

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NBQR ‘The World’s Greatest Bar Band’ will Rock at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Often called "the world's greatest bar band”, NRBQ (New Rhythm & Blues Quartet) is that rare group that's eclectic, stylistically innovative and creatively ambitious, while sounding thoroughly unpretentious and accessible. At its best, NRBQ's…

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Spend an Evening with Living Legend Willie Nelson and Family at the 14th Anniversary Gala of The Ridgefield Playhouse

Spend an Evening with Willie Nelson and Family and celebrate the 14th Anniversary of The Ridgefield Playhouse at their Fall Gala! With a six-decade career and more than 200 albums, the iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic…

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Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is Center Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Captain Calvin Spalding from M*A*S*H (the singing surgeon) and the singer of “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” is going to light up the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse. Loudon Wainwright III is a critically acclaimed songwriter who won…

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Lyn Evans Fall Fashion Show Models for Charity at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s couture for a high cause when The Ridgefield Playhouse turns into a design house and local celebrity models strut their stuff for charity in fashion forward clothing and accessories from Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs. The fun evening kicks off…

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Comedy, Song and TV Writing are Hot Topics for Classes at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Want to learn how to polish your comedy routine? Or try your hand writing songs or TV shows? The Ridgefield Playhouse 8-week classes are just the ticket. Schedule: Comedian Christine O’Leary is back with her wildly popular Comedy Writing…

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Brilliant Comic Lewis Black Brings 'The Rant is Due' 
to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Black came into national prominence with his appearances on "The Daily Show" in 1996. Those exhibitions on "The Daily Show" led to…

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Movie Star and Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges & The Abiders will be in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Movie star and Oscar winner for Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders, his band, are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse to do what Jeff loves to do when he’s not acting: perform his brand of country music. There are numerous echoes of Crazy…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Union Savings Bank Contribution

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced that it has received a contribution of $4,200 from Union Savings Bank for The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone Outreach. This program provides free tickets to a…

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Cultura Profética, Latin America’s #1 Reggae Band, will be in Concert at The The Ridgefield Playhouse

Latin America's #1 Reggae Band, Cultura Profética, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Originally from Puerto Rico, Cultura Profética mixes traditional reggae, Latin rock, bossa nova, salsa and ska into its own brand of uplifting, conscious…

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Electrifying Jazz and Funk with Galactic at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage after their sold-out debut performance in 2012, Galactic will perform. The jazz-funk jam band from New Orleans has been captivating audiences for 20 years with their signature free form fusion of jazz,…

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Spectacular Operas from the Met Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Otello and The Enchanted Island

Two spectacular operas from the Met are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse as encore productions this month. Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece Otello stars Johan Botha in the title role opposite acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming as Desdemona.…

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'Whiter Shade of Pale' Hit Maker Procol Harum will Rock on at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Best known for their international smash hit, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (which is one of fewer than 30 singles to have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide) and their follow-up hits, "Conquistador" and Salty Dog", Procol Harum have become one…

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World-class Operas from the Met Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Verdi’s Rigoletto and Otello Plus Puccini’s La Rondine

World-class opera close to home? It’s possible! The Ridgefield Playhouse presents three operas direct from the Met, Live in HD, starting with Verdi’s innovative Las Vegas-style production of Rigoletto, with Piotr Beczala, Želijko Lucic and…

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The Tubes’ Rock and Roll theater at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Tubes made rock history in the '70s and '80s with such classic rock staples as “White Punks On Dope”, “What Do You Want From Life”, “Mondo Bondage”, “Don't Touch Me There”, “Sushi Girl” and “Talk To Ya Later”.   Thanks…

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Swings into The Ridgefield Playhouse

A legend lives on! The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn…

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Dennis DeYoung and The Music of Styx coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary singer/songwriter, keyboardist and record producer Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX, and the lead singer and songwriter on seven of the band’s top 10 hits. With consecutive triple-Platinum albums and millions of record…

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Encore Operas from the Met Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s La Rondine and Handel’s The Enhanted Island

The best seats in the house for three stunning operas from the Met are at The Ridgefield Playhouse Live in HD. Verdi’s encore performance of a Las Vegas-style production of Rigoletto, starring Piotr Beczala, Želijko Lucic and Diana Damrau.…

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Electrifying Guitarists Join Forces for an Explosive Night of Rock: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Robert Randolph and The Family Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two of the most electrifying guitarists join forces with their backing bands for an explosive night of rock to kick off your summer! There are few artists whose names are more synonymous with one instrument than Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert…

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Get in on the Golf Action with Birdies for Charity to Benefit The Ridgefield Playhouse thru June 17, 2014

For a modest pledge of $.02 (two cents), anyone can have the chance to win a pretty swell prize and support the performing arts at The Ridgefield Playhouse! Between now and June 17, pledges are being accepted at…

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Pioneers of Hard Rock, Blue Öyster Cult will Rock Hard at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The band Blue Öyster Cult is a pioneer in heavy metal music both for their hard-edged musical assault and the use of sci-fi and occult imagery. Who can get the indelible sound of the cowbell in “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” out of one’s head?…

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Spectacular Productions of the Met’s Otello and National Theatre London’s A Small Family Business will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Experience something the world is watching…the Live in HD operas and plays at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business will delight at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Verdi’s Shakespearean…

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Red, White and Blues Summer Gala with John Hiatt and The Combo and Robert Cray Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse

This Independence Day weekend, The Ridgefield Playhouse is proud to present a Red, White & Blues Summer Gala featuring musical legends Robert Cray and John Hiatt. The five-time Grammy Award Winning Robert Cray Band will kick off the evening…

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Two-Time Grammy Winners The Wallflowers are Back on Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Fans of The Wallflowers will not want to miss their return to The Ridgefield Playhouse. They’re the rock band that took a break for a few years to produce the multi-Platinum Bringing Down the Horse, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett and peaked…

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Comedian Christine O’leary Brings Her Newbie Stand-Up Comics To Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The culmination of an eight-week comedy workshop taught by comedian Christine O’Leary, when she brings her newbie comedians to the stage in a Comedy Graduation Showcase! Bagels, laughs and schmears will be available. The popular workshop, one of…

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'Raw Nerve' Comedian Nick Dipaolo Will Entertain at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Nick Di Paolo’s honest and acerbic comedy has made him a sought after voice on stage, television and radio for years and earned him two Emmy Nominations for writing. His career took off after he appeared on “HBO’s Young Comedian Special”. He…

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Donovan Frankenreiter at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Start Livin’ with surfer/singer/songwriter Donovan Frankenreiter at The Ridgefield Playhouse            Is it curious that a pro surfer also sings and writes folk-infused songs that help the listener chill out?  “Not”, according to…

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The Monkees Lead Singer, Micky Dolenz is Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Monkees lead singer and drummer Micky Dolenz is live in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Micky is known to the world as a director, author, television actor, Broadway star and, most recognizably, as the drummer and lead singer of the…

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Rigoletto and La Rondine Livein HD from the Met at Ridgefield Playhouse

Spectacular operas are coming Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Verdi’s encore performance of a Las Vegas style Rigoletto, starring Piotr Beczala, Želijko Lucic and Diana Damrau, will grace the screen. Puccini’s La Rondine will star…

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'Keep Your Head Up' with Pop Star Andy Grammer on His Back Home Summer Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From the buoyant Top 10 hit, “Keep Your Head Up” to the breezy “Fine By Me”, jubilant, horn-laced “The Pocket”, and emotionally-charged “You Should Know Better”, Andy Grammer’s irresistible pop songs blend heartfelt, compelling…

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Get in on the Golf Action with Birdies for Charity to Benefit The Ridgefield Playhouse

Just by guessing how many birdies will be made at the Travelers Championship Pro-Am (TCP) River Highlands in Cromwell CT, everyone can lend support to The Ridgefield Playhouse, a non-profit performing arts center. PGA Tour professionals are…

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Katie Torpey's Screenwriting Class at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Unleash that screenplay locked within by taking Introduction to Screenwriting with Katie Torpey at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Katie Torpey is an award-winning WGA screenwriter/filmmaker who has worked for numerous networks and studios and sold…

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Calling Would-be Comedians to a Summer Comedy Writing Workshop with Christine O’Leary at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For folks who are told over and over again how funny they are, there is a workshop that is sure to hone comedic skills to be ready for prime time - on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse! Comedienne Christine O’Leary’s 7-week Stand-Up Comedy…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Will Resume The Get Real Series This Fall

The Ridgefield Playhouse is proud to be able to offer The Get Real Series for Families and Teens to the greater Ridgefield community as part of its fall-winter programming. Working collaboratively with The Ridgefield Prevention Council and other…

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios Develop 'Disney Fever' at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The students and staff of Fred Astaire Dance Studios Fairfield County are at it again.  They will take the audience on a trip through Fairyland when they present “Disney Ballroom Fever”, a Ballroom Dance Production. Grab some popcorn, sit back…

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A Small Family Business will be Live in HD from London at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business will delight when it is seen Live in HD from London’s National Theatre at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Close-ups and interesting camera angles, exclusive insider information and the…

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Blue Öyster Cult will Rock Hard at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known for the indelible cowbell in “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and smash hits “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You”, Blue Öyster Cult (BÖC) will rock hard at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The pioneering hard rock band has used sci-fi and…

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Guitarist Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra will Headline with Wine, Jazz and Art at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Five-time Grammy Award nominee and flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his touring band Luna Negra will bring an uplifting performance to The Ridgefield Playhouse. His debut album La Semana has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all…

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Music - The English Beat

Formed in the late 70’s, The English Beat hailed from industrial Birmingham, England, at a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Trying to create calm through their music, The English Beat delivered their simple message of love and…

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Randolphand The Family Band

Two of the most electrifying guitarists - Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Randolph & The Family Band - will join forces for one explosive night. The Cutting Board Cafe and Catering (103 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) will take 10% off breakfast or…

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Show - Cash is King

Nobody lived life like Johnny Cash, and nobody plays Cash like Cash is King, the ultimate tribute show featuring the music and stories of Cash’s life with more than 30 classic songs including “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk…

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Grammy Nominated Sheila E. - the Queen of Percussion - will Sizzle at The Ridgefield Playhouse

If Prince hand selects you to be in his band, chances are you’re at the top of your game. Such was the case in 1978 when Prince tapped Sheila E. to record on the Purple Rain album, where she lent vocals to “Let’s Go Crazy”…

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King Lear at the National Theatre comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Live in HD

”Riveting. Simon Russell Beale is extraordinary,” raves Daily Express. “Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale deliveran unforgettable collaboration,” writes Metroand Time Out is knocked out by this King Lear production effusing “The cast is…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse, in Partnership with Ridgefield Library, Receives National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant

The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced that it has received a grant, in partnership with the Ridgefield Library, of $16,000 to host The Big Read in Ridgefield. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with…

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'Women That Rock' will Model Lauren DiNardo’s Rock and Roll Couture Fashions to Benefit Jane Doe No More at The Ridgefield Playhouse

"Women That Rock” aka celebrity models will showcase the Rock and Roll Couture Fashions of designer Lauren DiNardo in her runway show at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This event will support Jane Doe No More, a non-profit organization that helps…

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Better Than Ezra Has Just One Alt-Rock Concert in Connecticut This Summer -- At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The New Orleans alt-rock trio Better Than Ezra is best known for their #1 smash hit "Good" as well as "In the Blood" and "King of New Orleans".  Lead singer Kevin Griffin and the band are out with their new single "Crazy Lucky". Their only…

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Joe Satriani With Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally Will Rock The Ridgefield Playhouse

One night only and by special arrangement, Joe Satriani, with Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller & Mike Keneally, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Satriani has, for the past 27 years, been continually voted the best guitarist in leading guitar…

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Singer-Comedians The Dan Band Will Entertain At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film Old School, performing his now-infamous foul-mouthed rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", as well as his other appearances in Todd Phillips movies,…

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Music Legend Boz Scaggs Headlines in Special Event at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Grammy Award winner, former Steve Miller Band guitarist and current member of supergroup The Dukes of September (featuring Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald), Boz Scaggs will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This special event includes an…

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Night of reggae with The Wailers Performing Legend at The Ridgefield Playhouse

On the 30th anniversary of its 1984 release, The Wailers will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse, performing the iconic album Legend in its entirety, which features the bands biggest hits of all time including “I Shot The Sheriff”,…

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Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Massenet’s Werther Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

La Cenerentola, Rossini’s version of the fairy tale Cinderella, is a dazzling production at The Metropolitan Opera which is coming Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, described by The New York Times as a “plucky…

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Ridgefield Playhouse BandJam 2014 Winners Announced

The judges have spoken. In the April 27th musical competition where the best “Kids” bands in the land competed for the title of BandJam 2014 winner at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Juice won in the high school category, and Dysfunctional 4 earned…

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Mo Rocca of CBS’s Sunday Morning to Share Witty Insights at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Humorist, journalist and actor Mo Rocca is best known for his offbeat news reports and satirical commentary. Currently a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, he’s also a panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait,…

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Show - Doktor Kaboom!

Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man variety show that is a surefire way to get kids to take a new interest in science. The creation of actor/comedian David Epley, Doktor Kaboom! creatively blends theatre arts, humor and the wonders of…

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Performance - The Wizard of Oz

It’s fun for the whole family when Dorothy and her friends follow the yellow brick road at The Ridgefield Playhouse in a musical performance of the timeless tale of The Wizard of Oz. This is the 75th Anniversary year of the beloved story of the…

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I Have a Dream and Doktor Kaboom will Inspire Kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse

I Have a Dream will inspire students (ideal for grades 3-8) through the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggles and dreams at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Science goes center stage with the sometimes successful experiments of Doktor Kaboom! …

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Lauren DiNardo Women That Rock Rock 'n'Roll Couture Fashion Show

The Ridgefield Playhouse will turn into a design house, when "Women That Rock", women who give back to their communities, will model the “inner rock star” duds of designer Lauren DiNardo at her Rock and Roll Couture Fashion show. Wine and food…

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Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase With Teacher/Host Christine O’leary Will Feature Very Funny Peeps At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Spend Sunday morning, with some very funny people at the Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This is where the rubber hits the road for aspiring comedians who will have graduated from Christine O’Leary’s Stand Up…

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Celebrity Judges Linda Eder, Paul Pesco, Vaneese Thomas and Ethan Carey will Determine Ridgefield BandJam 2014 Winners at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The heat is on. The best middle and high school bands in the land are going to compete for the title of BandJam 2014 winner at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Now in its 5th year, the BandJam competition has become one of the Playhouse’s biggest annual…

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Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor and The Jammin’ Divas Perform as L.T.D. at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For the first time ever on stage, The Ridgefield Playhouse will present L.T.D. -- Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and the Jammin’ Divas. For the layperson, Taylor and Chapin are widely regarded as folk family royalty, and newcomers The Jammin’…

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Mozart’s Beloved Opera Così Fan Tutte is Live in HD at the Ridgefield Playhouse

See an opera without going to the Met? It’s possible when the experience comes Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse with the added advantage of a behind-the-scenes tour, to see what makes the Met tick, and interviews with the stars. Music…

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Concert - The Wailers

There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than Bob Marley and The Wailers. Formed in 1969, the group has created an extraordinary body of work whose echoes are heard in every corner of the world today. Original members included Bob…

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Performance - Mozart's Così Fan Tutte and Rossini La Cenerentola

The spectacular operas that grace the stage of the Met in New York come to The Ridgefield Playhouse through the power of high-definition broadcasts with exciting advantages: Exclusive behind-the scenes interviews with the stars and close-ups that…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Receives Grant from CT Arts Endowment Fund

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced that it has received a grant from the CT Arts Endowment Fund, managed by the Department of Economic and Community Development, which will be used for general operating…

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Top Comedy Central Comedian Jim Breuer will Share Family-Friendly Humor at The Ridgefield Playhouse

With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers winning over audiences with his off the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All…

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Platinum-Selling 'The American Band', Grand Funk Railroad Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

“You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!”, exclaims David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine. To be sure, the quintessential rock band is celebrating their 45th anniversary this year. After their sold-out…

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Blue Oyster Cult will Rock Hard at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known for the indelible cowbell in “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and smash hits “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You”, Blue Öyster Cult (BÖC) will rock hard at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The pioneering hard rock band has used sci-fi and…

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Concert - Beth Hart

The story of Beth Hart is one of extreme highs and extreme lows. Her uncommonly powerful voice and genuinely authentic presence have caused audiences to line up outside sold out shows across the world half a day early just to be close to the stage…

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Dana Carvey at Ridgefield Playhouse

Emmy-award winning comedian, American Comedy Award recipient and Saturday Night Live alumn, Dana Carvey has maintained a tremendous career for more than 35 years. Be it his own HBO comedy special, his legendary impressions (Bob Dylan, Jay Leno, Paul…

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Show - Joe Satriani

One night only and by special arrangement, Joe Satriani, with Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller & Mike Keneally, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Satriani has, for the past 27 years, been continually voted the best guitarist in leading guitar…

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Show - Bernie Williams

The legendary Yankees slugger and chart-topping guitarist, Bernie Williams will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse, as both a musician and award-winning athlete. After one of the most storied careers in baseball (which included four Gold-Glove…

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Show - Jonny Lang

The Grammy Award-winning guitar sensation, Jonny Lang, is back with his latest record Fight For My Soul, which became the #1 Billboard Blues Album in the country when it debuted in 2013. His matured sound defies categorization by a single genre. The…

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Intimate Evening with Jon Anderson, the Voice of YES, at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Jon Anderson, the voice of YES, the legendary and pioneering progressive rock band that gave us “Roundabout”, “All Good People”, “Long Distance Runaround”, "Find My Way Home", "Wondrous Stories" and “Owner of a Lonely Heart”,  will…

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Dwight 'Doc' Gooden will Inspire on Center Stage in Get Real' Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Four-time MLB All-Star and one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Dwight “Doc” Gooden takes his message of bruisingly honest addiction and recovery to teens and their families in an inspiring event at The Ridgefield Playhouse. With fresh and…

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Actor Charles Grodin Stars in His Own Comedic Journey Through Showbiz at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Charles Grodin, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor, comedian, author, and former talk show host has been in the entertainment business for more than 50 years and has seen it all. From his parts in films such as Roman Polanski's Rosemary's…

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A Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase with Teacher/Host Christine O’Leary at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase at The Ridgefield Playhouse, is the finale to Christine O’Leary’s Stand Up Comedy Workshop, which kicked off in March at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The brave, funny and fabulous students will have their…

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The Winery Dogs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Winery Dogs, the super group featuring Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse Bring your earplugs and be ready to rock! The-super group, The Winery Dogs, released their eponymous debut record and…

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Three Stars in One Night: Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor and The Jammin’ Divas at The Ridgefield Playhouse

May is starting out with a bang at The Ridgefield Playhouse with three acclaimed performances in one night. Tom Chapin and Livingston Taylor are two of the most revered and loved singer-songwriters of our generation.   The Jammin’ Divas are one…

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Bret Michaels Performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Life Rocks when Bret Michaels returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse Back by popular demand, Bret Michaels, the multi-Platinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a life-long career that encompasses legendary songs with more…

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Melissa Etheridge's 'This is ME Solo' Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Very few seats remain to see Melissa Etheridge in her “This is ME Solo” concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse.This limited engagement event with music icon and multiple Grammy Award winning Melissa Etheridgewill captivate what is going to be a…

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Puccini’s Masterpiece La Boheme Live in HD Followed by Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Met Live in HD Series is an unprecedented success across the globe. The series features the grandest performances from the most respected opera house in the world on screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse, complete with behind-the-scenes tours of…

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Sha Na Na Celebrates their 45th Anniversary and the 35th Anniversary of the Movie 'Grease' at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Marking the 35th Anniversary of Grease, Sha Na Na will bring their doo-wop and Rock & Roll party to The Ridgefield Playhouse. In the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John epic, Sha Na Na performed as “Johnny Casino and the Gamblers”. Sha Na…

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Puccini’s Masterpiece La Bohème Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Patrons of The Ridgefield Playhouse’s The Met Live in HD series get to go behind-the-scenes for an insider’s view and exclusive interviews with the cast when they attend Puccini’s famous La Bohème starring Maija Kovalevska, Anita Hartig and…

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'My Heart in a Suitcase' at The Ridgefield Playhouse

When the arts are combined with education, children are entertained and inspired, and they learn. The Arts in Education series at The Ridgefield Playhouse does just that and continues with My Heart in a Suitcase, a gripping, poignant play that…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Programs Update - March 12, 2014

Massenet’s Werther, the Met Live in HD, Sunday, March 16, 12:00 p.m., $25, $20 members, $18 season, $15 students only available by calling the box office, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.…

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Spend An Evening with Pop Music Icon Art Garfunkel at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For the first time, The Ridgefield Playhouse is very excited to welcome the six-time Grammy-Award winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Art Garfunkel for an evening of music, poetry and an audience Q&A. After a two-year hiatus from…

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Fearless Mouse Stuart Little Stars in a Musical At The Ridgefield Playhouse

A fearless little mouse stars in the musical Stuart Little (The earlier show is sold out.) From the loving heart of E. B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, comes this merry musical about a noble mouse that jumps headlong into adventures big enough…

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War Horse will Thrill Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

What’s it like to see a dynamic stage play with the brilliance of award-winning actors at the National Theatre in London? Find out at The Ridgefield Playhouse when the popular War Horse is screened live in HD from London in its intimate theater…

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We The People is Arts in Education at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Arts in Education programming at The Ridgefield Playhouse makes it possible for kids to learn life lessons in the context of live theatrical performance. This American Family Theater presentation is ideal for grades 2-6 and is supported by…

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The Dan Band to Entertain at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film Old School, performing his now-infamous foul-mouthed rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", as well as his other appearances in Todd Phillips movies,…

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Blackmore’s Night to Play New Age and Contemporary Folk at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Fronted by legendary guitarist Richie Blackmore and his wife, vocalist Candice Night, Blackmore’s Night seamlessly weaves together elements of modern folk, renaissance and progressive rock music in a style that can only be defined as their own.…

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Rossini's La Cenerentola and KingLear Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The formidable operas and dramas that grace the stages of the Met in New York and London’s National Theatre come to The Ridgefield Playhouse through the power of high-definition broadcasts. Rossini's La Cenerentola will be Live in HD starring…

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75th Anniversary Tribute to The Wizard of Oz and Doktor Kaboom at The Ridgefield Playhouse

On the heels of The Oscar’s celebration of the 75th Anniversary tribute to The Wizard of Oz, The Ridgefield Playhouse will follow suit by presenting the famed story for children of all ages. In a musical adaptation of the classic “The Wizard of…

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John Denver is Alive and Well with Singer/Songwriter Ted Vigil at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary artist John Denver is alive and well with Ted Vigil! Due to his uncanny resemblance to John Denver, both physically and vocally, singer/songwriter Ted Vigil has stunned audiences across the country with his tribute performances. Born and…

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Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy Bring their Sketch Comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse

According to famed comedian Jim Belushi, "We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sit-back-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience – we get suggestions from them to begin…

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Original Ghost Whisperer, James Van Praagh, will Communicate at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known as the original “Ghost Whisperer” (the TV show that was based on his abilities and for which he was a consultant), the awe-inspiring James Van Praagh bridges the gap between two planes of existence, that of the living and that of the dead,…

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Noble Mouse Stuart Little Stars in a Musical and My Heart in a Suitcase Teaches Life Lessons at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two upcoming Arts in Education events will entertain and teach children through the power of live theater at The Ridgefield Playhouse this spring. A fearless little mouse, Stuart Little, stars in a musical. This show will delight grades K-5 with…

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Massenet’s Werther, Puccini’s La Bohème and War Horse will thrill Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Patrons can’t seem to get enough of the Metropolitan Opera, and The Ridgefield Playhouse has heeded the call by ramping up their operatic offerings.  Opera greats Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch will star together in Massenet’s sublime…

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Laser Spectacular’s Spirit of Michael Jackson and Music of Pink Floyd at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two of the best entertainers of all time will be brought to the stage like never before when Laser Spectacular presents the music of Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd at The Ridgefield Playhouse. A tribute to the life and legacy of pop legend Michael…

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Ridgefield Playhouse February 14 Valentine's Day Prize Winners

It was a packed house that celebrated Valentine’s Day with Cheap Trick at The Ridgefield Playhouse Gala Fundraiser on February 14.  Pictured are (L to R):  Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse; Christine O’Leary,…

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Ridgefield Playhouse February 25 Essay Contest Winners

At the February 25 Arts in Education performances of “Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream” at The Ridgefield Playhouse, winners of this year’s Essay Contest were honored with a $50 prize courtesy of Union Savings Bank. Students submitted essays…

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Team 26: Newtown to Washington, D.C.

It was a year ago that Team 26, a group of 26 bicycle riders representing the 26 lives that were lost in the Sandy Hook school shooting, left Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, amid cheers and applause, to raise awareness about gun safety laws.…

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Fun for Kids with The Berenstain Bears Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse is the place for kids to meet The Berenstain Bear Family, have a photo opp with Scooby Doo and delight in watching bears come to life in The Berenstain Bears Live in Family Matters. Appropriate for Mamas, Papas, and Young…

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Tartan Terrors Return To The Ridgefield Playhouse With Celtic Song, Dance And Laughs

The Tartan Terrors are known for mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room-only audiences understand why Dig…

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Allison and Sarah's Dance Preview

Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse, and Sarah Bouissou, Owner of Bernard’s, are joining forces to support the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO). They will host a joint fundraiser at The Ridgefield Playhouse, where…

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Winner of Grammy’s Best World Music Album, Tinariwen will be in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Winner of Best World Music Album at the 54th Grammy Awards, Tinariwen is a band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. They will share their world beat at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The band was formed in 1979 in…

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Borodin’s Prince Igor from the Met and War Horse from National Theatre will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse in March 2014

Borodin’s epic opera about the 12th-century ruler who defended Russia against invading Polovtsian forces, famous for the “Polovtsian Dances” (which was recently featured in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony), returns to the Met for its first…

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Into The Woods, The Berenstain Bears Live and Stuart Little at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Lions, and tigers and bears and a fearless mouse -- oh my! -- this March at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical Into The Woods will be presented by The Connecticut Broadway Stage Co. with a cast of 10th to 12th graders. The…

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Ridgefield Playhouse BandJam Entries Deadline - February 22, 2014

Last call for middle and high school rock bands to show they’ve got what it takes to win BandJam 2014! Saturday, February 22, is the deadline to enter this year’s American-Idol style competition at The Ridgefield Playhouse.   For complete…

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Fran Lebowitz Will Offer Her Sneering Commentary On Just About Everything at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Author, journalist, social observer, purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the ”me decade” and the cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement.…

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Good Ole Boy International Country Star Don Williams will Speak to Everyone through his Hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse

There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. Without a doubt, his hits "Good Ole Boys Like Me", "I Believe In You", "Love Is On A Roll", "Amanda" and "Tulsa Time”, speak directly to people’s hearts.…

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Top British Blues Guitarist Matt Schofield will Play Blues, Rock and Funk at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and bandleader, Matt Schofield continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. Ten years into his solo career, Schofield's impact as one of the most influential…

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Africa’s Diva, Grammy Winner Angélique Kidjo Will Groove At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Born in Benin (West Africa), Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time magazine. She will bring her internationally acclaimed repertoire to the Playhouse. She has worked with Carlos Santana,…

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Guest Bartender at Bistro 7 Farm to Fork Restaurant and Bar

Nobody better than Brett Michael’s -- his guitar, that is, which will be a silent auction item -- for Happy Hour! Allison Stockel will be behind the bar as “Guest Bartender” at Bistro, serving up cocktails, craft beers and wine. All bar tips…

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Christine O’Leary’s Comedy Writing Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse

There are a few seats left for people who have been told they are funny and want to hone their skills with some professional training and enroll in comedienne Christine O’Leary’s Comedy Writing Workshop, which starts for eight consecutive weeks…

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Grand operas Borodin’s Prince Igor and Massenet’s Werther from the Met will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Experiencing a grand opera from the Met is a convenient and affordable reality, thanks to the Live in HD series at The Ridgefield Playhouse. For dinner-and-an-opera, Bernard’s (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or…

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Comedian and Actor Artie Lange Incite Laughter at The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of the most sought after live comedians in the business who is often compared to John Belushi, Artie Langue is just as at home in movies, TV and radio as he is doing stand-up and sketch comedy. He has done it all in the comedy world and…

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Competing Bands will Rock Out During Ridgefield BandJam 2014 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The best middle and high school bands around will rock out at The Ridgefield Playhouse before a panel of industry pros to compete for the title of “BandJam 2013 Winner”.  What began as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit performing arts center…

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Puccini’s La Bohème and Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte at the intimate Ridgefield Playhouse

To experience the grand spectacle of opera, which embraces the best of the performing arts, there is no need to go to the big city when you can see Puccini’s La Bohème and Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, in the comfortable, intimate Ridgefield…

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Kids Rule at The Ridgefield Playhouse: We’re Goin’ On a Bear Hunt Live

We’re Goin’ On a Bear Hunt Live will be a fun musical for kids that will bring the children’s book to life and is especially appropriate for ages 3-8. The story is adapted from Michael Rosen’s picture book of the same name. It will come…

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An Intimate Evening with South Africa’s Celebrated Singer/Songwriter Johnny Clegg at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Grammy nominated Johnny Clegg promises a great evening celebrating South Africa’s rhythms when he is in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  Dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight. Whilst all of these…

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Sha Na Na Celebrates their 45th Anniversary and the 35th Anniversary of the Movie Grease at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In a Doo-Wop and Rock & Roll interactive party extravaganza, Sha Na Na will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of their performance at Woodstock and the 35th Anniversary of their role in the mega hit movie Grease at The Ridgefield Playhouse. They…

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Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey Film

Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey is a documentary about former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expo star pitcher Bill "The Spaceman" Lee. Throughout the 1970s, Bill Lee was a brilliant left-handed pitcher who defied every manager or front office executive…

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Concert - Angélique Kidjo

The multitalented, internationally renowned, Grammy Award winning Angélique Kidjo doesn’t do anything half way. In January 2014, she released a new studio album, Eve, as well as an autobiography entitled, Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, which…

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Shakespeare’s Coriolanus from London’s National Theatre will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Experiencing a stage play with actors from Britain’s National Theatre in London is a convenient and affordable reality, thanks to the Live in HD series at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus comes to life. For dinner-and-a-show,…

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Pinocchio and Berenstain Bears will Delight Kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Just for kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Pinocchio is the story of a wooden puppet that springs to life. Kids are encouraged to read the book, see the play and have the actors sign the book. The Berenstain Bears Live in Family Matters is brimming…

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Former Ridgefielder Liz Garcia Brings The Film She Wrote And Directed,The Lifeguard, To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Lifeguard is a film about trying to recapture youth and simplicity and ultimately failing because youth is, of course, only simple in retrospect. This dramedy is written and directed by former Ridgefielder Liz Garcia and will be presented by The…

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Golden Dragon Acrobats’ Cirque Ziva Will Thrill At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will present Cirque Ziva, a new world-class cirque spectacular at The Ridgefield Playhouse in two performances for students of all ages.  The Golden Dragon Acrobats have been thrilling audiences across the United States…

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Singer/Songwriter Jay Nash Brings New Meaning To Happy Hour At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Happy Hour will take on new meaning when singer/songwriter Jay Nash performs his unique blend of roots, rock, folk and blues at 7:30 p.m. The idea behind the new Bruce Bennett Emerging Leaf Artist Series is to unwind with people who share a common…

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Robert Randolph And The Family Band Bring Lickety Split Tour Funk To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The explosive Robert Randolph & The Family Band hit the ground running in early 2014 in support of their acclaimed new album Lickety Split. They will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse. A virtuoso pedal steel guitarist whose family band…

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Ridgefield Playhouse February 13 I Have a Dream and February 28 & March 1 Into The Woods

I Have a Dream will inspire students (ideal for grades 3-8) through the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggles and dreams at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, February 13, at 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Another show which both kids and…

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Delta Rae’s 'Chasing Twisters Tour' at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The past couple of years have been super for the star-power six-piece folk rock band known as Delta Rae from Durham, NC. Their debut album, Carry The Fire, was met with high praise last summer. Delta Rae just released a brand new EP, Chasing…

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Big screen-ing of Ridgefield’s own Olympian Tucker West in luge competition at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Before Gin Blossoms take the stage for their concert The Ridgefield Playhouse will host a town-wide broadcast, on the big screen,  of the Olympics to celebrate Ridgefield’s own Olympian hero Tucker West who, at the age of 18, is the youngest male…

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Fran Cosmo Of The Band Boston Will Perform All Their Hits At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Just got better because Boston’s former lead singer Fran Cosmo will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse with a full band and a beer tasting in the lobby with DJs Chaz & AJ at 7:15 p.m. Featured artist is Anton Cosmo, Boston's former…

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Fran Cosmo Singing the Songs of Boston At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Singing all of Boston's iconic hits including “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Hitch a Ride”, “Amanda”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'” and many more, Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of the…

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Fully Electric Gin Blossoms Return to The Ridgefield Playhouse

A fully electric concert with the full band, Gin Blossoms will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse playing their hits “Follow You Down”, “Hey Jealousy”, “Allison Road”, “Found Out About You”, “Til I Hear It From You” and many…

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Singer/Songwriter Jay Nash will Seduce in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Raised on a steady diet of The Grateful Dead, Cat Stevens and Bob Dylan, Jay Nash is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter whose seductive and warm songs are steeped in classic tradition. He grew up near Syracuse, New York, moved to Los Angeles in 2001…

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Alternative Rocker 10,000 Maniacs will Shake it Up at The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs, who launched the first wave of alternative rock bands, will shake it up at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The band was founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven…

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Dvorak's Rusalka from the Met and Shakespeare’s Coriolanus from London’s National Theatre will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Experiencing a grand opera from the Met and stage plays from Britain’s National Theatre in London is a convenient and affordable reality, thanks to the Live in HD series at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Dvořák’s Rusalka stars the great Renée…

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50th Anniversary Of The Beatles Will Be Celebrated at The Ridgefield Playhouse With ‘All You Need Is Love’ Featuring World-Famous Tribute Musicians

Just about all baby boomers are going to recall exactly where they were when The Fab Four first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show 50 years ago on February 7, taking the states by storm and forever changing the musical beat in America. At The…

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World Beat with Modern Irish Band Clannad and Angelique Kidjo at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The modern Irish band Clannad, responsible for such timeless music as “Theme From Harry's Game”, “In A Lifetime”, “I Will Find You” and the sound track to the Robin Of Sherwood TV series, will headline at The Ridgefield Playhouse.…

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Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream at The Ridgefield Playhouse

History comes to life for kids when Ellis Island:  Gateway to a Dream, a historic drama set to music, is presented at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Ideal for grades 3 – 8,  this show allows children to experience what it might be like to come to…

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Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, A Ballet For The Family, At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The adventures of Tom, Huck, Becky and Injun Joe in Mark Twain’s famous story written right here in Connecticut will be danced by the state’s professional ballet company, Connecticut Ballet, at The Ridgefield Playhouse. A perfect intro to story…

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Dance Pop Diva Taylor Dane Performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Dance pop diva, multi-Platinum recording artist and world-class performer, Taylor Dayne has sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide, garnering three Grammy Award nominations along the way. Her top ten hits include “Tell It To My…

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From Sweden, Arrival: The Ultimate ABBA Tribute Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse

ABBA fans will relive the authentic ABBA experience when Arrival:  The Ultimate ABBA Tribute Band, direct from Sweden, transports the audience back to the golden days of ABBA performing all their hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The past four…

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Classic Albums Live Presents Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Classic Albums Live believes in listening to an entire album, and they will perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. One of the greatest pop music albums of all time will thrill as it gets recreated live on stage, note for note,…

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Comedy Headliners Vos, McFarlane and Gulman at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Three leading comedy headliners all in one hilarious show will guarantee lots of laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The stand-up legends include Rich Vos, Gary Gulman and Bonnie McFarlane. Bissell House is offering a free glass of house wine or…

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Robert Randolph And The Family Band Bring Funk To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The last time Robert Randolph and the Family Band performed at The Ridgefield Playhouse, it was to a sold-out crowd that danced on the stage and in the audience!  This powerhouse group is coming back with a follow-up to their widely popular…

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Cheap Trick Valentine's Day Gala Fundraiser at The Ridgefield Playhouse Valentine’s Day Champagne Gala Fundraiser

What better place to spend Valentine’s Day than at The Ridgefield Playhouse? This Gala fundraiser has got all the trappings and then some for a special evening starting with a dessert reception and a glass of champagne in the lobby. A glass of…

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'Drink Pink, Think Pink' and Raise Funds for Cancer Charities at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It was four years ago when Kristen Jensen and her amazing portraits of beautiful women, who also happened to have breast cancer, joined forces with Sarah Bouissou from Bernard’s and Kerry Ann Ducey from Hamlet Hub to create an event.   For four…

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'I Have a Dream Arts in Education' at Ridgefield Playhouse

History will come to life for kids at The Ridgefield Playhouse with I Have a Dream. This event is ideal for grades 3-8 and is part of The Ridgefield Playhouse Arts in Education Series. The Arts in Education initiative integrates school curriculum,…

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Incomparable Singer/Songwriter Martin Sexton will Play The Ridgefield Playhouse

Martin Sexton is a down-home virtuoso with a voice that can groan like an alternative rocker, slide like a soul man or leap up to a pearly falsetto. Spirited and soulful, Sexton's songwriting covers the American landscape, from gospel to R&B,…

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Guitarist Extraordinaire, Singer/Songwriter Petey Hop Will Bring Rock and Roll, Blues, Country And More To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Guitarist extraordinaire Pete Hopkinson aka Petey Hop and his band The Connecticut Blues Society Revue will perform his eclectic songbook of rock ‘n’ roll, roots, blues and old school country music with a modern touch in concert at The…

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Emmy Award-Winning Songwriter/Performer Kevin Briody Will Teach Songwriting At The Ridgefield Playhouse

How does a melody become a song?  How do lyrics fit the music? Kevin Briody knows. For those with a song in their hearts, Emmy Award-winning songwriter and performer Kevin Briody will teach “Songwriting with Kevin Briody”, an eight-week program…

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18th Annual Ceremony to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative celebration will be held for the very first time at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  This ceremony, under the auspices of the Town of Ridgefield, is open to the public at no charge and will include musical…

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Through the Eyes of Children, Shell Shocked Documentary Film Tells the story at The Ridgefield Playhouse

What do New Orleans, Louisiana and Newtown, Connecticut have in common? Imagine what it is like for children to witness the grim reality of murder, violence and corruption first-hand.  They will tell the story in Shell Shocked, a documentary film,…

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Awesome Laser Spectacular’s Michael Jackson and Music of Pink Floyd at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Laser Spectacular will take the audience on a magic musical ride paying tribute to two of the best musicians and entertainers of all time: Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd. First up is a tribute to the life and legacy of pop legend Michael Jackson…

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Intimate Stripped Down Acoustic with 'Jessie’s Girl' Rick Springfield at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Rare, intimate solo performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse, with music and storytelling, by multi-Grammy winner Rick Springfield. His 17 Top 40 Hits include “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “An Affair of the Heart”, “I've Done Everything for…

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Music Icon Eddie Money will be Shakin’ at The Ridgefield Playhouse

With his hits "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Baby Hold On", "Walk On Water", "Think I'm In Love" and "Shakin", Eddie Money continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock and roll. The music icon is back on the road with an all-star band! An…

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Mohr Stories and Lots of Laughs when Jay Mohr Stands Up at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Saturday Night Live’s impersonator and screen star who played unforgettable roles in Jerry Maguire, The Groomsmen, Pay It Forward and Even Money, Jay Mohr will exercise his comedic chops at The Ridgefield Playhouse. In his decade-long career,…

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Christopher Cross of 'Sailing' and 'Arthur’s Theme' fame will be in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Christopher Cross was by far the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the #1 hit, "Sailing". “Ride Like the Wind”, “Think of Laura” and “Arthur’s…

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Awesome Talent of Ukulele Wizard Jake Shimabukuro will be Center Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr.…

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'Ramblin’ Man' Dickey Betts and Great Southern Return to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The great Dickey Betts & Great Southern will ignite the audience at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The standing-room-only crowd goes wild and dances in the aisles when Dickey Betts is in the house. The mastermind of hits “Ramblin Man”, “Blue…

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Cowboy Junkies will Perform Entire Trinity Session at The Ridgefield Playhouse

This is going to be a rare performance when Cowboy Junkies performs The Trinity Session in its entirety, only the ninth time in the U.S. This show will have a mixture of original material by the band and covers of classic folk, rock and country…

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Calling would-be Comedians and Screenwriters for Adult Ed Workshops at The Ridgefield Playhouse

With a good idea for a comedy routine or TV show, those inner talents that are dying to be discovered can be honed with a little help from the experts who will be teaching some unique adult ed workshops at The Ridgefield Playhouse. First up is…

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Irish/Celtic Rock’s Premiere Group Tartan Terrors Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

North America's premiere Celtic Event, The Tartan Terrors, is returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a wild celebration of Celtic song and dance. These Terrors have got it all – singing, dancing and joke-telling for a musical fling, and they…

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Host Of The Haunting Of TV Show, Psychic Medium Kim Russo Will Demonstrate Clairvoyant Powers At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Psychic medium Kim Russo is host of the Lifetime series The Haunting Of, which presents the stories of celebrities who have agreed to tell first-hand details of when and how the paranormal changed their lives forever. She is coming to The Ridgefield…

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Ridgefield Playhouse 2014 Line-Up

Hot Tuna Acoustic, Tuesday, January 7, 8 p.m., $47.50, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.   Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam, Thursday, January 9, 8 p.m., $62.50, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East…

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Show - 10,000 Maniacs

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs, who launched the first wave of alternative rock bands, will shake it up at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The band was founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven…

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Night of Comedy Headliners

Three leading comedy headliners all in one hilarious show will guarantee lots of laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The stand-up legends include Rich Vos, Gary Gulman and Bonnie McFarlane. Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) is offering a free…

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Petey Hop and The Connecticut Blues Society

Want a new way to do Happy Hour? The Ridgefield Playhouse knows how. Guitarist extraordinaire Pete Hopkinson aka Petey Hop and The Connecticut Blues Society Revue will play a diverse songbook of rock ‘n’ roll, roots, blues and old school country…

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John Tesh's Big Band Christmas

John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra are “swinging” into town for a “Merry Little Christmas” at The Ridgefield Playhouse. On stage with 14 performers, John will play favorite holiday tunes in the big band style, treat everyone to piano solos…

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Debbie Gravitte's Holiday Spectacular

Debbie Gravitte’s Holiday Spectacular is as good as it gets for a holiday show that’s close to home with that Radio City feel. Tony® Award winner Debbie Gravitte and a talented cast of kids and adults will ring in the holidays at The Ridgefield…

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Breast Left Unsaid Program

Drink Pink, Think Pink for charity with author Jude Callirgos All natural pink drinks, a professional photographer complete with wind fan, make-up applications by the pros and so much more - all to make everyone who attends, and cancer survivors,…

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Performance - Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singer/songwriter Dave Mason, who co-founded Traffic, will take a look back through his music and stories in a multimedia retrospective at The Ridgefield Playhouse. With a full band, Mason will perform such hits as…

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Concert - Phil Vassar

Country Music hit maker singer/songwriter Phil Vassar has landed in the Top 5 seven times with his songs “Carlene”, “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and was at the top of the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial…

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Doo-Wop Legends Kenny Vance And The Planotones at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A great night of doo-wop is in store when Kenny Vance and The Planotones bring their fresh approach to the infectious rhythms to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Among today's revered vocal pop musicians, Kenny Vance and The Planotones have those…

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Pinocchio and Into The Woods

Children will be entertained in grand style this February with two events at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The iconic musical of Stephen Sondheim, will be presented by The Connecticut Broadway Stage Co. with a cast of 10th to 12th graders. These shows…

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Lights, camera and PRIDE at East Ridge Middle School

East Ridge Middle School (ERMS) seventh grade students who are part of English class Team 2 had an opportunity to write short stories crafted around one of the aspects of PRIDE, a new initiative introduced to the student body this year to promote…

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Verdi’s Falstaff will be Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT - Verdi’s Falstaff starring Ambrogio Maestri will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse from the stage of The Metropolitan Opera in New York. What a comfortable way to enjoy the grand spectacle of opera! For dinner-and-opera,…

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Award-Winning Broadway Star Linda Eder’s Holiday Show Will Sparkle At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Hearing the season’s favorite songs sung by one of the most brilliant voices of our time will be a holiday highlight when Linda Eder brings her show to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Eder’s leading role as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway and…

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Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Health care is on everyone's minds these days.  As the medical industry is under scrutiny, an elite network of private medical practices known as N1Health is renting out The Ridgefield Playhouse and inviting the community to come, free of charge,…

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Once-In-A-Lifetime Event National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage Will Feature The Crème De La Crème At The Ridgefield Playhouse

From its early golden period under the leadership of Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic Theatre to its now iconic building in the heart of London, the National Theatre has been home to Britain's finest theatrical talent.  One of the men integral to…

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Award-Winning Broadway Star Linda Eder’s Holiday Show Will Sparkle At The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of the most brilliant singers of our time is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse with a holiday event, which showcases her Stradivarius-quality voice and stage charisma.  Linda Eder, who won critical acclaim for her leading Broadway role as Lucy…

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Kiss Alive! Rocks Out For Charity’s Breath From An Angel At The Ridgefield Playhouse

When the members of KISS first put on their black and white make-up for the first time in 1973, they never realized the impact they would have on the rock industry. Forty years later, “Rock and Roll All Night”, “Lick it Up”, “Beth” and…

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John Tesh’s Big Band Christmas Is For All Ages At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Consummate entertainer John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra will be  “swinging” into town for “a Merry Little Christmas”!  John along with fourteen performers will play favorite holiday tunes in the big band style and treat the audience to…

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Holiday Spectacular With Broadway’s Tony Award-Winner Debbie Gravitte At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The most wonderful time of the year gets even brighter with music of the season presented by Tony® Award winner Debbie Gravitte joined by a talented cast of kids and adults (who had to audition to make the cut!) at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This…

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Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase

Jennifer Gracie, a resident of North Salem, NY who does everything in Ridgefield including learning how to deliver a stand-up comedy routine, will be one of the graduates of Christine O’Leary’s eight-week workshop who will perform during the…

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Comedy Workshop Graduation Show

Jennifer Gracie, a resident of South Salem, NY who does everything in Ridgefield including learning how to deliver a stand-up comedy routine, will be one of the graduates of Christine O’Leary’s eight-week workshop who will perform during the…

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Rockapella Holiday

It’s all in the voice! When Rockapella sings, they sound like a full band that can play everything - from rock and pop to jazz, hip-hop and all the holiday favorites! Rockapella’s five uniquely talented musicians set the standard for a cappella…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Especially for kids, a triple-bill of Eric Carle’s whimsical tales including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and Mixed-Up Chameleon will be on stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This event is part of a new kids’ series at The…

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Hamlet and 50 Years of National Theatre

The best of British theatre is available thru the power of Live in HD broadcasts to The Ridgefield Playhouse this month. Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece Hamlet, with Rory Kinnear in the lead role, will enthrall.  A retrospective of 50 Years of…

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Gala Honorees at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Volunteerism abounds in Ridgefield. In fact, it is an integral part of the town’s culture. The Ridgefield Playhouse will honor Alex Fischetti with The Ridgefield Playhouse "Arts Volunteer Award" at the 13th Anniversary Gala fundraiser. Young Alex…

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Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

By popular demand, this year there will be four performances of the beloved Nutcracker presented by The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance (RCD) at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, beautiful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come…

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Drink Pink, Think Pink For Charity With Author Jude Callirgos At The Ridgefield Playhouse

A fundraiser for Breast Cancer awareness, Drink Pink, Think Pink is an evening at The Ridgefield Playhouse that starts with a wine tasting and cheese samplings from No. 109 Wine & Cheese, hors-d’oeuvre and pâtés from Bernard’s, X-rated…

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World-Renowned Medium Sylvia Browne Will Share Psychic Insights At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Considered the reigning queen of psychics, Browne boasts 27 of her books as New York Times Best Sellers. Titles include If You Could See What I See, Contacting Your Spirit Guide, Psychic Children and her most recent Past Lives of the Rich and…

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Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam' Will Tie Up The Stage Of The Ridgefield Playhouse

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singer/songwriter Dave Mason, who co-founded Traffic, will take a look back through his music and stories in a multimedia retrospective at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  with a full band, Mason will perform such hits as…

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Country Music Hit Maker Phil Vassar will bring his Feel-Good R and B Signature Country Style to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Country Music hit maker singer/songwriter Phil Vassar has landed in the Top 5 seven times with his songs “Carlene”, “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and was at the top of the charts with his “In A Real Love” and the…

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Iconic Root Rockers Hot Tuna will be in Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Hot Tuna’s founding members, who are also founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen will play their signature acoustic and electric blues at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Their musical…

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Best Of British Theatre Live In HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s possible to attend the best of British theatre thanks to London’s National Theatre Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Benjamin Britten stars in Alan Bennett’s play The Habit of Art on Wednesday, November 20, and Hamlet is…

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Broadway Star Linda Eder’s Holiday Show At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Her voice is compared to a Stradivarius.  She has won critical acclaim for her leading Broadway role in Jekyll & Hyde. She thrives on the concert stage with her 7-piece band and is bringing her holiday event “Christmas Where You Are” to The…

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Kiss Alive! Rocks Out For Charity’s Breath From An Angel At The Ridgefield Playhouse

KISS ALIVE! will be front and center at The Ridgefield Playhouse performing in a fundraiser to benefit Breath from An Angel, a memorial fund in honor of Tommy Chisholm, who died at two years old. KISS was little Tommy’s favorite band. Part of the…

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13th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser for Playhouse

Jewelry makes the perfect anniversary gift. For the 13th Anniversary Ridgefield Playhouse Gala, a pair of 2-inch diameter hoop earrings boasting 80 Burmese pinky-red rubies with a total weight of 4 carats set in 14-carat white gold have been created…

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Ridgefield Playhouse National Theatre Live 50 Years Celebration Live in HD - November 30, 2013

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage is an anniversary celebration that features the best British actors for a night of unforgettable performances broadcast Live in HD. Appearing in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed by the National Theatre's…

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Chef Robert Irvine will be Challenged in his Multi-Media Cooking Extravaganza at The Ridgefield Playhouse

When Chef and TV star Robert Irvine is in the house, it is sure to be a cooking show like no other! The star of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, The Cooking Channel’s Dinner: Impossible and the new Restaurant Express premiering on the Food…

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Unsung Heroes, The Casting Directors Get their Time In The Spotlight in The Film Event ‘Casting By’ At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The unsung heroes, the casting directors, will have their time in the spotlight in Casting By, a Ridgefield Playhouse Documentary Film Series event. This film will profile the last 50 years of Hollywood history including the box office sensations…

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Multi-Platinum Rock Stars Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo will hit you with their Best Shot At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The only Connecticut stop on Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s fall tour will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse. An irrepressible rule-breaker and trail-blazer, Pat Benatar remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record. After more…

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Giancarlo Esposito’s RAW Event At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Talking about the dangers of drugs requires a frank approach which is just what actor Giancarlo Esposito will do in his no-holds-barred event: RAW, “Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You”. This free event, a co-production of The Ridgefield…

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Puccini’s Tosca and Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The grandeur of Italian opera Live in HD from the Met will feature Puccini’s Tosca starring Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky. Benjamin Britten stars in Alan Bennett’s play The Habit of Art. Live in HD from London’s National Theatre.…

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Lincoln and Angels in America Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Tony Kushner will Entertain with Conversation At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The 2012 National Medal of Arts award winner who wrote the blockbuster films Lincoln and Angels in America, Tony Kushner will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse for an entertaining conversation. Kushner received an Oscar nomination for Steven…

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Multi-Sensory Concert Event when Video Games Live with Tommy Tallarico is Live At The Ridgefield Playhouse

An immersive concert event created by the gaming industry featuring the best music from the most popular video games performed with an orchestra and choir combined with synchronized video, lighting, live action and audience interactivity, Video…

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Two Legends, One Night: Steve March-Torme and Steve Kazlauskas’ Sinatra bring a Las Vegas-Style Show to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sinatra, Tormé and their iconic songbooks will delight in a night of Las Vegas-style entertainment. Singer-songwriter Steve March-Tormé (son of legendary entertainer Mel Tormé) and ultimate Sinatra tribute artist Steve Kazlauskas are pairing up…

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Musical Box Plays Genesis' Selling England By The Pound

Then, Genesis and Peter Gabriel redefined the rock concert. Now, The Musical Box returns with a rare performance of Genesis’s classic album Selling England By The Pound, re-created by the only band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel and…

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Film - Hidden Hills

In the 1960s in Hidden Hills, California, a handsome real estate agent is in a secret relationship with his male business partner in a context where being gay is the norm and straight is the minority. Not to mention they are Caucasian in a town…

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Video Games Live with Tommy Tallarico

An immersive concert event created with music from the most popular video games of all time, Video Games Live with Tommy Tallarico will feature The Ridgefield Chorale with orchestral accompaniment at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The evening includes…

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Performance - Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

With the hits “Hit me With Your Best Shot”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “Heartbreaker” and “We Belong”, “Hell is For Children”, “Treat Me Right”, “You’d Better Run”, “Shadows of the Night” and “We Belong”, rock…

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Show - Toad The Wet Sprocket

A handful of tickets remain to see Toad and The Wet Sprocket in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. where they will play their hits such as “Walk on the Water”, “Fall Down” and “All I Want”. With a successful greatest hits album in…

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LeAnn Rimes - The Playhouse Gala!

One of the most popular and critically-acclaimed singers of our time whose stellar career was launched when she was just 13 with the Platinum hit single “Blue”, American country-pop singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes is coming to The Ridgefield…

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Show - Bettye LaVette

With a voice as powerful as Etta James’ and a tale as gripping as Tina Turner’s, the 2013 Blues Music Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist Bettye LaVette will be in concert with a new album Thankful and Thoughtful at The…

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Cabaret with Steve March-Tormé and Steve Kazlauskas

An evening of Las Vegas-style cabaret entertainment will bring singer-songwriter Steve March-Tormé (son of legendary entertainer Mel Tormé) and ultimate Sinatra tribute artist Steve Kazlauskas to the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse. The…

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An Evening With the New York Philharmonic

Feed the soul and rescued animals while enjoying world-class music at the Binn Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Ridgefield, CT. This afternoon of classical music, cocktails and canapés features a trio of musicians from the New York Philharmonic:…

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The Nose, Frankenstein and The Habit of Art will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse from the Met and Britain’s National Theatre

Thanks to the Live in HD series, the best of British theatre and The New York Metropolitan opera are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. The Met’s inventive production of Shostakovich’s The Nose will fill the Playhouse on Monday, October 28.…

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TV Personality Chef Robert Irvine Will Face The Challenge Live On Stage At The Ridgefield Playhouse

If anyone can create a cooking frenzy, it’s TV personality Chef Robert Irvine, star of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, The Cooking Channel’s Dinner: Impossible and a new show that premieres in November called Restaurant Express on the…

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Up-And-Coming Singer/Songwriter Charlie Scopoletti Will Be In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Rising star singer/songwriter Charlie Scopoletti will be in concert  with special guest Bobby Paltauf. On his album Truth, Charlie’s music explodes with passionate lyrics, melodic hooks and intense acoustic guitar playing. Special guest is Bobby…

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Postponement Announcement 'Joshua Payne'

The Joshua Payne event at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, October 16, has been postponed due to family illness and will be rescheduled. All ticket holders have been notified by the box office. For a complete listing of upcoming shows at The…

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Binn Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Fundraiser

A trio of world-class musicians with the New York Philharmonic, led by head Associate Principal Cello and Warwick Music Series Artistic Director Eileen Moon along with violinist Carmit Zori and violist Robert Rinehart will perform in a benefit…

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KISS Alive! rocks out for charity’s Breath from an Angel at The Ridgefield Playhouse

KISS ALIVE! NYC will be front and center at The Ridgefield Playhouse performing in a fundraiser to benefit Breath from An Angel, a memorial fund in honor of Tommy Chisholm, who died at two years old. KISS was little Tommy’s favorite band. Part…

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NTL 50 Years on Stage will be Live in HD with Judi Dench, Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith and more British All-Stars at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Experiencing a play from Britain’s National Theatre in London is possible thanks to the Live in HD series at The Ridgefield Playhouse, which will broadcast NTL 50 Years on Stage to celebrate its 50th anniversary, The National Theatre of Great…

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Holiday Spectacular With Broadway’s Tony Award-Winner Debbie Gravitte At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The most wonderful time of the year gets even brighter with music of the season presented by Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and her star-studded cast who will deck the halls at The Ridgefield Playhouse in three performances this year. …

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Verdi’s Falstaff will be Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Verdi’s Falstaff starring Ambrogio Maestri will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse from the stage of The Metropolitan Opera in New York What a comfortable way to enjoy the grand spectacle of opera! For dinner-and-opera, Bernard’s…

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Paula Poundstone at The Ridgefield Playhouse

With her razor-sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing, Paula Poundstone is the star of NPR’s hit radio show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me”.  She will perform a night of comedy at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Paula…

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Richard Thompson in Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT - British guitar sensation singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will be in concert with his acoustic show at The Ridgefield Playhouse.   Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All-Time, recipient of the…

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Music Legend Neil Sedaka Special Event At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary pops singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Tickets include an open bar and hors-d'oeuvre courtesy of Bistro 7, Bernard's and Whole Foods Market Catering in the lobby at 6:45 p.m. Neil Sedaka not only…

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Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Richard Lewis Will Bring Comedy To The Ridgefield Playhouse

From his HBO and Showtime stand-up specials, to his recurring roles on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Everybody Hates Chris, it’s no wonder that Richard Lewis was listed as one of Comedy Central’s top 50 stand-up comedians of all…

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The Met’s Eugene Onegin and Macbeth will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Infatuation. Seduction. Grandeur. It’s all in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin starring diva Anna Netrebko with Mariusz Kwiecien from the Met Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Britain’s premier theatre experience, National Theatre…

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On-stage Reading of Film Put It Into Words Authored by Ridgefielder Tim Salem at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Written by Ridgefielder Tim Salem, Principal of Scotts Ridge Middle School Principal, with Executive Producer John Balis of Kent, Connecticut (who produced The Entrepreneurs and was Executive Director for Casting By), Put It Into Words explores the…

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Joshua Payne In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT - For anyone who saw the Bacon Brothers at The Ridgefield Playhouse in June, the opener, singer/songwriter Joshua Payne was a crowd-pleaser, so much so that he is returning to the Playhouse with his own show. Joshua stunned the…

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The Wallflowers In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT - After a seven-year break, The Wallflowers are back on the road for their new album Glad All Over, making a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse concert. For the record, that’s a break, not a breakup. The rock band fronted by Jakob…

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Lisa Marie Presley’s Powerful Country-Blues At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT - Growing up the daughter of Elvis Presley could not have been easy, especially for an offspring trying to make her own name in the music industry. But Lisa Marie Presley has been able to do just that.  With her unflinchingly…

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Peter Wolf Of J. Geils Fame Is Back At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT - Some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits belong to Peter Wolf. “Lights Out” and “Come as You Are” topped the charts when the J. Geils Band lead singer rose to rock stardom, and he is still…

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Zumba On Stage For Women's Health And Fitness Day

Ridgefield, CT - Feel the Zumba beat and celebrate National Women’s Health & Fitness Day with Ridgefield’s newest work out studio The Gym at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Ridgefield’s newest work out studio, The Gym, is joining an…

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Comedy and Songwriting Adult Ed Workshops At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Comedy and music are hot topics for The Ridgefield Playhouse’s adult ed workshops beginning in September. For funny people who want to hone their comedic chops, comedienne Christine O’Leary will help with her Comedy Writing Workshop…

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Holiday Spectacular Auditions at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Calling singers of all ages who would like to be in this year’s Holiday Spectacular at The Ridgefield Playhouse, an annual holiday show starring Tony-award winner Debbie Gravitte.  Open auditions will take place in the Playhouse theater…

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Peter Gabriel-Era Genesis’s Selling England By The Pound Will Be Recreated By Musical Box At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Then, Genesis and Peter Gabriel redefined the rock concert. Now, The Musical Box returns with a rare performance of Genesis’s classic album Selling England By The Pound, re-created by the only band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel…

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Entertaining Conversation With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner (Angels In America) At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The prolific screenwriter who wrote Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln will share his outspoken views at The Ridgefield Playhouse. It will be possible to “sit and chat” with Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar…

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Puccini’s Tosca, Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art and Shakespeare’s Hamlet are Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse in November

Experiencing a grand opera from the Met and stage plays from Britain’s National Theatre in London is easy thanks to the Live in HD series at The Ridgefield Playhouse this November. Puccini’s Tosca features Patricia Racette and Sondra…

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Show - LeAnn Rimes

One of the most popular and critically-acclaimed singers of our time whose stellar career was launched when she was just 13 with the Platinum hit single “Blue”, American country-pop singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes is coming to The…

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Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito Brings RAW Energy to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Children and drug abuse in America are the top-of-mind topics that families are often at a loss for words to discuss. The Ridgefield Playhouse and The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University are hosting a free event called RAW with…

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World-Renowned Medium Sylvia Browne Will Share Psychic Insights At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Considered the reigning queen of psychics, Browne boasts 27 of her books as New York Times Best Sellers. Titles include If You Could See What I See, Contacting Your Spirit Guide, Psychic Children and her most recent Past Lives of the Rich and…

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Travis Tritt’s Acoustic Show Will Rock At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Travis Tritt has his musical roots in the South, and country music fans can get up close and personal with this multi-award winner when he performs his special acoustic show in the intimate Ridgefield Playhouse. “Help Me Hold On”,…

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‘America’s Led Zeppelin’, Get The Led Out, Re-Creates Classic Hits At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The powerhouse of rock, Get The Led Out aka “America’s Led Zeppelin” will perform classic Zeppelin at The Ridgefield Playhouse. These talented musicians will pay homage to the legendary band that created the hits “Ten Years…

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Broadway Stars Kate Fahrner (Wicked) And Tally Sessions (Big Fish) Will Star Musical Kilty's Revolt, A Benefit Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Top talent from Broadway will be coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in a concert reading of Ridgefielder Adam Safir's new musical Kilty’s Revolt, to benefit A Better Chance (ABC) in Ridgefield. Tally Sessions, featured in the new Broadway Play…

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Put It Into Words Tells How A Film Gets Made At The Ridgefield Playhouse

For a chance to see first-hand the process a film goes through before it gets made, there will be a staged reading of the film Put It Into Words at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This new film was written by Ridgefield’s Scotts Ridge Middle School…

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The Met’s Eugene Onegin will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The grand incomparable spectacle of opera returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse this fall with an impressive lineup broadcast from the Met Live in HD. First up is Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin starring diva Anna Netrebko with Mariusz Kwiecien. For…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Patron Wins A Mercedes-Benz For A Year

The long-awaited America concert, that classic rock band that brought us the hits “A Horse With No Name”, “Ventura Highway” and “You Can Do Magic”, rocked The Ridgefield Playhouse. The evening was also the last…

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Legendary Guitar Virtuoso Leo Kottke Is In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary Grammy-nominated acoustic guitar virtuoso, Leo Kottke will perform his signature jazz-blues-folk fingerpicking acoustic show at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Kottke’s 30-year stellar career includes collaborations with Phish bassist Mike…

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Guitar Sensation Singer/Songwriter Richard Thompson Of Great Britain Will Groove At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Guitar sensation, singer/songwriter Richard Thompson of Great Britain will be in concert at The Ridgefield, with his acoustic show and special guest Teddy Thompson at 8 p.m. Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of…

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Whole Foods Market Danbury 5% Community Giving Day helps The Ridgefield Playhouse

It will be possible to stock up on a variety of groceries and stash some awa for the upcoming holidays while supporting the community and the arts.  Whole Foods Market Danbury has designated Tuesday, September 17, as their 5% Community Giving…

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Christine O’Leary’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

For those who have a unique comic perspective on life and would like to hone stand-up comedy skills, followed by a “graduation” show at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Comedienne Christine O’Leary will teach the workshop and guarantees…

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An Evening Of Venerable Wine and Jazz When Preservation Hall Jazz Band Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Big Easy Music Award winners for the categories of "2012 Ambassadors of New Orleans Music" and "Best Traditional Jazz 2011", Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse to entertain with their signature…

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American Idol's Crystal Bowersox

The Ridgefield Playhouse stage will be graced by “triple threat” singer, songwriter, actress Crystal Bowersox, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010 and has the distinction of being the first female finalist…

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Sarah Silverman at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From stand-up comedy to film and television, Sarah Silverman has made her comedy mark on the entertainment world. She lent her voice to the hugely popular Comedy Central show "Crank Yankers" and starred in Paramount’s The School of Rock,…

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Dave Koz and Friends

Eight-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz along with special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot will bring their sizzling Summer Horns Tour 2013 to The Ridgefield Playhouse. In a celebration of the…

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'TV Writing' Class with Katie Torpey

For those who dream of writing for television, that dream can become a reality by taking “TV Writing” with Katie Torpey beginning on September 17 thru November 5 at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This unique adult ed course will help aspiring…

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Show - Brett Dennen

Folk-Rock hero Brett Dennen makes his Ridgefield Playhouse debut in support of his highly anticipated fifth studio record, Smoke And Mirrors, due out this October on Atlantic Records. Since the release of his self-titled record in 2004, Dennen has…

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The Invisible Poisoning Of The World, An Enlightening Film Event At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of The World, 
will be screened as a Ridgefield Playhouse Documentary Film Series event. A post-screening Q&A with Director Jan van den Berg and Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann, the subject of the film (via…

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America and Mercedes-Benz Raffle at Ridgefield Playhouse

Some tickets remain to see the classic-rock band America on their 40th Anniversary Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse. “A Horse With No Name” was one of America’s No. 1 hits along with other chart-toppers “I Need You”,…

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Graham Nash’s U.S. Tour Kicks Off at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Best known for his hits “Teach Your Children”, “Our House”, “On A Carousel”, and “Bus Stop”, Graham Nash has helped shape the world around him through ideas, innovations and influential works of art…

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Blues supergroup The Rides’ Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse

A trio of the iconic musicians Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg have come together as a new blues super group The Rides touring in support of their debut album Can’t Get Enough due out this August. One of the first stops…

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The Fab Four With 'Ed Sullivan' Will Sing Beatles Hit After Hit At The Ridgefield Playhouse

“On this very stage” at The Ridgefield Playhouse, The Fab Four will be introduced by “Ed Sullivan”!  The Beatles hits will flow. when The Fab Four, the tribute band to top all tribute bands, does a Beatles…

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Intimate Evening With Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gregg Allman at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who founded one of the most successful bands of all time, Gregg Allman will be back at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Known for his iconic hits that include “Midnight Rider”, “Oncoming Traffic” and…

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Read The Three Little Pigs, See The Play And Have The Actors Sign The Book At The Ridgefield Playhouse

This season’s Pepsi Children’s Series is based on beloved books.  Kids are encouraged to read the book (available at Books on the Common, Main St.,  Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library) then come to the show and have the book…

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New Breed Of Singer/Songwriter Joshua Payne Will Sing Opera To Rock At The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of the most abundantly gifted of a new breed of singer and songwriter, blessed with a big, classically-trained voice and a soul to match, Joshua Payne will have his own show at The Ridgefield Playhouse where he will no doubt perform songs from…

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Five-Time Grammy Award Winner Robert Cray Band Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse And Legendary Eric Burdon And The Animals

Two blues-rock artists who continue to leave their mark on the music industry with chart-topping material are returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse in October.  Five-time Grammy award winner guitarist Robert Cray and his band will thrill with…

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Othello, Macbeth and Frankenstein will be Live in HD from Britain’s National Theatre at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Three award-winning plays will be broadcast Live in HD from Britain’s National Theatre to The Ridgefield Playhouse in October. First up is Othello on Tuesday, October 15, followed by Macbeth on Monday, the 21st, and Frankenstein on, very…

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Italian Singing Sensation Patrizio Buanne’s Dynamic Show And Music Legend Neil Sedaka’s Gala Performance At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse will present two singing sensations – one a legendary pop songwriter/performer and the other an Italian singing sensation in October. Known as “the Italian Michael Bublé”, Patrizio Buanne will return…

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Healing The Whole Person Will Be Top-Of-Mind At The Ridgefield Playhouse With Medium, Spiritual Counselor/Teacher Anna Raimondi

Hamlet Hub "A Whole New You" Series will bring internationally recognized clairvoyant medium, spiritual counselor, teacher and healer, Anna Raimondi to the stage. Anna has been instrumental in helping people to heal at a soul level and claim the…

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The Wallflowers At The Ridgefield Playhouse

After a seven-year break, The Wallflowers are back on the road for their new album Glad All Over, making a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse. For the record, that’s a break, not a breakup. The rock band fronted by Jakob Dylan merely took a…

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Two Kick-Ass Guitarists Will Groove At The Ridgefield Playhouse: Richard Thompson Of Britain And Tim Reynolds Of Dave Matthews Band

Two guitar greats are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in October. Singer/songwriter Richard Thompson from Great Britain arrives with his solo acoustic show and special guest Teddy Thompson. Tim Reynolds, lead guitarist and longtime collaborator…

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Broadway Stars Kate Fahrner And Tally Sessions Will Star Musical Kilty's Revolt, A Benefit Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Top talent from Broadway will be coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in a concert reading of Ridgefielder Adam Safirʼs new musical Kilty’s Revolt,  to benefit A Better Chance (ABC) in Ridgefield. Tally Sessions, featured in the new…

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'America’s Led Zeppelin', Get The Led Out, Re-Creates Classic Hits At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The powerhouse of rock, Get The Led Out aka “America’s Led Zeppelin” will perform classic Zeppelin at The Ridgefield Playhouse. These talented musicians will pay homage to the legendary band that created the hits “Ten Years…

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Put It Into Words Tells How A Film Gets Made At The Ridgefield Playhouse

For a chance to see first-hand the process a film goes through before it gets made, there will be a staged reading of the film Put It Into Words at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This new film was written by Ridgefield’s Scotts Ridge Middle School…

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Travis Tritt’s Acoustic Show And Lisa Marie Presley Will Rock At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Travis Tritt has his musical roots in the South, and country music fans can get up close and personal with this multi-award winner when he performs his special acoustic show in the intimate Ridgefield Playhouse. “Help Me Hold On”,…

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The Met’s Eugene Onegin And The Nose Will Be Live In Hd At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The grand incomparable spectacle of opera returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse this fall with an impressive lineup broadcast from the Met Live in HD. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin stars diva Anna Netrebko with Mariusz Kwiecien. For…

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Two Top Comedians Will Bring Laughter To The Ridgefield Playhouse: Colin Quinn And Richard Lewis

Two of today’s top comedians will create a laughing riot this October at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional tackles 226 years of American Constitution calamities  -- from predator drones to the Kardashians. The…

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Art, Wine And Jazz At The Ridgefield Playhouse With Dave Koz and Friends’ Summer Horns Tour

Dave Koz & Friends will shine in their Summer Horns Tour 2013 at The Ridgefield Playhouse, in a celebration of the instrument that has fueled some of the world’s best-loved songs. Hailed by The New York Times as “a musician of…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Receives Anne S. Richardson Fund Grant

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Anne S. Richardson Fund to be used for general operating support. The Ridgefield Playhouse is extremely proud of its…

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Show - Brett Dennen

Folk-rock hero Brett Dennen will make his Ridgefield Playhouse debut in support of his highly anticipated fifth studio record, Smoke And Mirrors, due out this October on Atlantic Records. Since the release of his self-titled record in 2004, Dennen…

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Friday Night Party With Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Southside Johnny & his 8-piece band the Asbury Jukes will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse in party mode  For more than 30 albums, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have delivered their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B,…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Receives Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund Grant

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced that it has received a grant in from the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund, from the state fiscal year 2012 interest earnings on the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund. This grant…

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Now Get A Real Charge Out Of The Ridgefield Playhouse

It may not have to do with the performing arts, but everyone is trying to think of ways to be a little more "green" these days, including The Ridgefield Playhouse. The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bruce Bennett Nissan have joined forces to install a…

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Las Vegas Comedian Rita Rudner Headlines At The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of Las Vegas’ best-loved entertainers, Rita Rudner will bring her comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Critics say she is as charming as she is funny. She has earned Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Comedian in Las Vegas”…

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They’re Comin’ To See America’s 40th Anniversary Tour At The Ridgefield Playhouse

America, a perennial classic-rock favorite, is still thrilling audiences with their timeless sound and now their 40th Anniversary Tour! They hit the top of the charts with their signature song “A Horse With No Name” (#1 on the album…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Randy Travis Cancelled

Country music legend Randy Travis’s concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, September 7, has been cancelled due to his recent health issues. All ticket holders are being contacted by the box office. Thank you for telling your readers…

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Kilty's Revolt at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Broadway Stars Kate Fahrner (of "Wicked") and Tally Sessions (of "Big Fish") to star in a concert reading of Adam Safir's Original Musical Kilty's Revolt to Benefit A Better Chance in Ridgefield. Top talent from Broadway will be coming to the…

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Country Music Legend Randy Travis Will Thrill Fans In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Country music legend Randy Travis is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in a concert that is sure to thrill country music fans. Known by some as a very talented singing cowboy, Randy Travis is the genuine article, an American country music singer…

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Grammy Award-Winning Musician/Singer/Actor Jimmy Cliff Stars At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The musician, singer and actor who made “I Can See Clearly Now”, “Wonderful World, Beautiful People”, “Come Into My Life”, “You Can Get It If You Really Want It” and “Wild World” mega hits…

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Reigning Queen Of Psychics, World-Renowned Spiritual Medium Sylvia Browne Will Share Insights At The Ridgefield Playhouse

HamletHub "A Whole New You" Series will bring world-renowned psychic, spiritual medium and New York Times author Sylvia Browne to share her insights and super-natural talents at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Throughout her 50-year professional career,…

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Friday Night Wine and Jazz With Guitar Virtuoso Leo Kottke At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse’s signature Jazz & Wine series continues with legendary Grammy-nominated acoustic guitar virtuoso, Leo Kottke, who will perform his blend of jazz, blues and folk in his inimitable finger-picking style of…

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Fitness, fashion, food and fun with Zumba on stage for National Women’s Fitness Day at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse has women’s health and wellbeing top-of-mind again this fall when they celebrate the national Women’s Health & Fitness Day with a Zumba workout on stage, the same day some 100,000 women of all ages are will…

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An Evening Of Venerable Wine and Jazz With Preservation Hall Jazz Band At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Big Easy Music Award winners for the categories of "2012 Ambassadors of New Orleans Music" & "Best Traditional Jazz 2011", Preservation Hall Jazz Band will return to The Ridgefield Playhouse, by popular demand. They will entertain with their…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Announces Grant From The Leir Retreat Center

The Ridgefield Playhouse is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from The Leir Retreat Center – given in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir – to support the Arts in Education Program. This contribution will allow The…

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Summer Gala Brings Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Keep the summer spirit sizzling at The Ridgefield Playhouse in a Gala event with singer/composer/actor Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group. With his sarcastic wit and Grammy® Award winning vocals, the man known for songs such as “Here I…

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse

As a recent Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert-goer enthused, “I love listening to his music at home, but experiencing his magic live was unbelievable! Not one member of the band made a single mistake during the entire performance and the result was…

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Echoes Of Sinatra Starring Steve Kazlauskas Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The spirit of Frank Sinatra – the man and his music – will be center stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse. when Steve Kazlauskas stars in Echoes of Sinatra. Featuring the Tony T. Sextet, this event will highlight the enduring Sinatra era,…

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Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn

Acclaimed songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn will share the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse for an electrifying double whammy. The duo will perform material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. Mary…

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Original Survivor band hits The Ridgefield Playhouse

What do “Eye of The Tiger”, “I Can’t Hold Back”, “High on You”, “The Search is Over” and “Is This Love” have in common?  They are all Survivor hits and, four original Survivor…

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Britain’s National Theatre’s The Audience starring Helen Mirren will be Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The power of live HD broadcasts will allow the audience at The Ridgefield Playhouse to experience the best of British theatre from Britain’s National Theatre in London. when renowned actress Helen Mirren stars in the play The Queen. The…

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Rock Renaissance Man Leon Russell Will Be In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Multi-instrumentalist and renowned session musician Leon Russell has released more than 30 albums and collaborated with legends including The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. As a prolific songwriter, Leon has penned songs for…

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Grammy Nominee Christian Singer/Songwriter Matt Maher In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two-time Grammy nominee Christian singer/songwriter Matt Maher will bring his hits “Hold Us Together”, “Your Grace Is Enough”, “Christ Is Risen” and “Turn Around” to The Ridgefield Playhouse. in an…

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Fab-u-lous Brunch and Broadway at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It's Father's Day with a twist as two great nonprofit organizations present a morning of Fab-u-lous Brunch and Broadway to benefit TCC and True Colors at The Ridgefield Playhouse. With music from the award-winning Uptown Express with Terese Genecco…

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Ridgefield Playhouse New Leadership Team

Ridgefield Playhouse Positions for the Future   Since marking its 10th anniversary in 2010, The Ridgefield Playhouse has been updated with a new sound system, plush seating, an improved food and beverage concession service and a…

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Wine Tasting, Art and Jazz with 5-time Grammy Nominee Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Five-time Grammy nominated flamenco-jazz guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his touring band Luna Negra have become one of the most successful instrumental groups of the past decade, thrilling audiences the world over. They will headline in an evening of…

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Singer/Songwriter Bruce Hornsby Will Sing ‘The Way It Is’ And More at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Bruce Hornsby is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and accordion player known for his hit songs "The Way It Is", "The Valley Road" and "Mandolin Rain" as well as the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances drawing frequently from…

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Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie

Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, an Emmy Award-winning documentary, is a “touching, no-holds-barred portrait of the turbulent marriage of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz” (Chicago Sun Times), which will be presented by The Ridgefield Playhouse…

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International Guitarist Ottmar Liebert And Luna Negra Play Jazz-Bossa Nova-Flamenco at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Five-time Grammy nominee Ottmar Liebert has released 25 albums and received 38 Gold and Platinum distinctions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album La Semana has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.…

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Show - Jim Breuer

With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers continuing to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest…

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Las Vegas Comedian Rita Rudner Headlines at The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of Las Vegas’ best-loved entertainers, Rita Rudner will bring her comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Critics say she is as charming as she is funny. She has earned Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Comedian in Las Vegas”…

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Summer Gala Event Brings Lyle Lovett And His Acoustic Group To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Keep the summer spirit sizzling at The Ridgefield Playhouse in an evening of music with famous singer/composer/actor Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group for a night of gala musical entertainment and festivities. Coupled with his gift for…

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All's Well That Ends Well on the Green and Green Expo at Ridgefield Playhouse

As the town’s primary cultural destination, The Ridgefield Playhouse takes pride in giving back to the community that supports it by offering a summertime family event, year after year.  Collins Hannafin, P.C. will present
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Donovan Frankenreiter in Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Donovan Frankenreiter will create an idyllic musical event thanks to his infectious warmth and finely honed pop sensibilities, which have the effect of drawing the listener into that bright and breezy world for a blissed-out moment. Longtime friend…

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Rock and Roll Maverick Todd Rundgren Stops at The Ridgefield Playhouse on His Greatest Hits Tour

Todd Rundgren, a legendary member of Rock royalty who pioneered progressive rock and introduced the classics "I Saw The Light", "Hello, It's Me", "Bang The Drum All Day" and “It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference”, brings his iconic sound…

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Justin Hayward Of The Moody Blues Will Perform Signature Blues Classics And More At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Justin Hayward, known as the front man of rock band The Moody Blues, has an extensive musical career packed with his own compositions including the hits "Nights in White Satin", "I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)", "Your Wildest Dreams"…

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They’re Comin’ to see America at The Ridgefield Playhouse

America, a perennial classic-rock favorite, is still thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. They hit the top of the charts with their signature song “A Horse With No Name” (#1 on the album charts in the U.S. for five weeks) and…

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John Hiatt and The Combo Return to The Ridgefield Playhouse with Blues and Rock Grooves

With fame inspired by 19 albums and eleven Grammy awards, John Hiatt and his rock touring band The Combo will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Hiatt is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist with a passion for blues,…

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Art, Wine and Jazz at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Dave Koz an Friends

Dave Koz & Friends will shine in their Summer Horns Tour 2013 at The Ridgefield Playhouse in a celebration of the instrument that has fueled some of the world’s best-loved songs. Hailed by The New York Times as “a musician of…

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Leon Russell

Multi-instrumentalist and renowned session musician Leon Russell has released more than 30 albums and collaborated with legends including The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. As a prolific songwriter, Leon has penned songs for…

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Ridgefield Playhouse May 1 BandJam 2013 Winners

It’s a wrap. Marmalade Sky got to take home the title of BandJam 2013 Middle School Winner in Sunday’s “American Idol” type showdown at The Ridgefield Playhouse for a second year. Infinity Project of West Haven won this…

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Colorful Chinese Culture and Dance in Dance Across China! at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From the Mongol steppes to the Silk Road and Forbidden City, Chinese dance and culture come together for a family event on Mother’s Day at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This Dance Across China! event will be performed by students of Grace…

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Science Gets Fun When Bubblemania: The Science Of Bubbles Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse

A great way to spice up a science lesson will be demonstrated at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Bubblemania: The Science of Bubbles makes exploring science and physics secrets fun. This is education at its best with Casey Carle Bubble-ologist…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Receives Wadsworth R. Lewis Trust Fund Grant

The Ridgefield Playhouse is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $3,000 from the Wadsworth R. Lewis Trust fund for general operating support. This type of funding supports a wide variety of programming at the Playhouse such as the…

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Comedian Kathleen Madigan Will Headline At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Comedian Kathleen Madigan is a Jay Leno favorite whom he calls “…one of America’s funniest female comics”. She will perform her “Gone Madigan” show. Bissell House (Main St., Ridgefield) is offering a free glass…

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Met’s Giulio Cesare is Live in HD

The opera that conquered London in Handel's time, Giulio Cesare, comes to the Met in David McVicar's lively production. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Receives Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Grant

The Ridgefield Playhouse is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $5,000 from the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation to underwrite the May 16 “Bubblemania: The Science of Bubbles” Arts in Education Program for audiences…

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Singer/Songwriter Ben Taylorwill Be In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor grew up surrounded by music in the company of his famous parents James Taylor and Carly Simon. He has forged his own career in music and will bring his impeccable acoustic style to the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse.…

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Top Comedy Central Comedian Jim Breuer Share Family-Friendly Humor At The Ridgefield Playhouse

With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers continuing to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest…

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Movie Star Kevin Bacon Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse In The Bacon Brothers Concert

Fronted by award winning actor Kevin and highly acclaimed film and television composer Michael, The Bacon Brothers will perform their dynamic lyrics and amazing harmonies in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The brothers’ melodies have…

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The Best Of British Theatre Is Live In HD With This House At The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on…

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The Rainbow Fish at The Ridgefield Playhouse

What happens when education happens under the guise of a magical musical for kids? In The Rainbow Fish, ideal for K-2, at The Ridgefield Playhouse, youngsters will learn the value of friendship through the power of the performing arts. This…

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Singing, Dancing And Juicy Scoop In Broadway Backstage At The Ridgefield Playhouse

What happens behind the scenes may be as compelling as what happens on stage, and six multi-talented Broadway stars (who lived to tell about it) will sing, dance and share juicy tidbits in Broadway Backstage at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The show…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Program Updates

David Bromberg & His Big Band, special guest The String Fingers Band, Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m., $65 orches., $55 mezz., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.   Lisa Jones, Certified…

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Mothers Of Bedford Explores Growing Female Population In U.S. Prisons At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Mothers of Bedford is an award-winning film that explores the growing female population in U.S. prisons and the issue of becoming a better mother while serving time. This event is part of The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society Documentary Film…

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Broadway Backstage and Englebert Humperdinck Bring Broadway/Cabaret To The Ridgefield Playhouse

What does it take to make it to Broadway?  What goes on at auditions and behind the curtain? For a big Broadway experience that’s close to home, The Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting top stars to make it easy to get that Broadway buzz.…

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Britain’s National Theatre will be Live in HD with People at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Celebrated actor Frances de la Tour stars in Alan Bennett’s new play People from Britain’s National Theatre Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This event marks the third production in a new Playhouse series from London, the best of…

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Stand-Up Comedy Students Will Have Their Day On Stage With Host/Teacher Christine O’leary

A Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase with host and teacher Christine O’Leary will feature the now funny students who will matriculate with a “degree in stand-up studies” at The Ridgefield Playhouse. After an eight-week course,…

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Entertaining Conversations With Tv Icon Jerry Springer At The Ridgefield Playhouse

TV icon and political pundit Jerry Springer will speak candidly about his career and rise to fame, from being a lawyer to a controversial TV personality, in An Evening With Jerry Springer:  America's Boundless Opportunities. A handful of…

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Celebrating 20 years of Rusted Root rock at The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s been 20 years of Rusted Root rock, and now this quintessential live band is coming to perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The worldwide hits from this high-octane band include “Send Me On My Way”, “Back to the…

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TV/Hollywood Screenplay Writing Class With Katie Torpey at The Ridgefield Playhouse

“Introduction to Screenwriting with Katie Torpey” will help aspiring writers turn ideas and their passion for a new TV series into a screenplay. Studios and networks are always looking for the next hit series (think…

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Janis and Alan Menken Foundation Grant Funds Songwriting Class at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced receipt of a $5000 grant from the Janis and Alan Menken Foundation to underwrite Songwriting with Kevin Briody, an after-school class series that helps the Playhouse tap into the talent and creativity of local…

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Rock Star Of Authors David Sedaris Will Talk About His Brilliant Career At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked and many other bestsellers are just some of the titles penned by David Sedaris aka the ‘rock star of authors’. This international best-selling writer will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse in an…

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Thumbelina, A Musical, Will Delight Kids At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Thumbelina, a musical based on the beloved fairy tale about heroism, will come happily to life in this charming, funny and joyous adaptation based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and presented by Theatre IV at The Ridgefield Playhouse.…

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Spring Into Fashion Show Event at The Ridgefield Playhouse

For a boost to your wardrobe, the Spring Into Fashion Show & Event featuring Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs will inspire you to refresh, renew and reinvigorate not only your wardrobe but also your spirit.  The Ridgefield Playhouse turns into a…

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Rusted Root Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse With Their 20th Anniversary Songbook

The high-octane sound of Rusted Root will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse on their 20th anniversary tour. Their worldwide hits include “Send Me On My Way” and “Ecstasy and Martyr”.  The Movement is their latest album,…

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast, an award-winning musical tale as old as time, will delight familiesPiccolo Pizza & Jazzeria (24 Prospect St., Ridgefield) is offering a free scoop of gelato the day of the show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event…

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Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute Show

A mindboggling tribute show starring Ted Vigil who will perform from the songbook of John Denver.Ted Vigil has an uncanny resemblance to John Denver, both in his looks and voice, making it possible to “spend an evening” with the…

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Lauren DiNardo brings her Rock and Roll Couture Fashion Show to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Rock ‘n’ roll and clothes, champagne and treats make for a fun evening when Lauren DiNardo brings her high style Rock and Roll Couture Fashion Show to The Ridgefield Playhouse, Local ladies will model, and the audience can buy…

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One-Man Band-Jam Keller Williams Will Perform At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known as the most innovative solo performer around, Keller Williams is also described as a “one-man band-jam”. Williams is also known by the names K-Dub or just Keller, and his music combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative…

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40th Anniversary Of Live At Keystone Will Be Performed In Its Entirety By Keystone Revisited At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The music of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders will be performed by Tony Saunders, Bill Vitt, Jeff Pevar and Steve Abramson to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Live At Keystone album performed in its entirety at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Keystone…

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Original Ghost Whisperer, James Van Praagh, Will Communicate At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known as the original “Ghost Whisperer” (the TV show that was based on his abilities and for which he was a consultant), James Van Praagh is an expert in communicating messages from the grave. He is known as a survival evidence medium,…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Event Updates

NEW DATE Sunday, April 6, 2014 We’re Goin’ on a Bear Hunt, Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., $15 kids, $20 adults, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.   NEW DATE…

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Magical Production Of Zardonai’s Francesca Da Rimini From The Met: Live In HD

The New York Times hails Zardonai’s Francesca da Rimini as “A rare and magical production”.  It is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse Live in HD from the Met. starring soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani.…

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Best-Selling Author David Sedaris Will Converse About His Illustrious Career At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Called the ‘rock star of authors’, international best-selling writer David Sedaris who penned Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked and many other bestsellers, will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse for an entertaining conversational…

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Country Great Singer/Songwriter Clint Black In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Clint Black is known for hit songs “Like the Rain”,  “When I Said I Do”,  “A Better Man” and many more. Clint is a prolific singer/songwriter and has long been heralded as one of Country music’s…

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Wagner’s Parsifal and Zardonai’s Francesca da Rimini from the Met: Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse with two operas in March. Wagner’s Parsifal will star Jonas Kaufman and René Pape on Monday, March 4, at 12 noon, and Zardonai’s Francesca da Rimini will boast soprano…

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Ridgefield BandJam 2013 Rocks at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The best middle school and high school semi-finalist bands will rock out at The Ridgefield Playhouse during Ridgefield BandJam 2013.  What began as a charity event for The Playhouse has become a much-anticipated competition where middle school…

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Britain’s National Theatre’s People and the Met’s Giulio Cesare, are Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two big screen events are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in April. Celebrated actor Frances de la Tour stars in Alan Bennett’s new play People from Britain’s National Theatre Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April…

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Classic Albums Live The Who - Who's Next at Ridgefield Playhouse

Classic Rock: The Ridgefield Playhouse is proud to present Classic Albums Live: The Who "Who's Next", the Ultimate Tribute Band of The Who. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them in concert, note for note, cut for cut.…

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Christine O'Leary's Stand-Up Comedy Workshop at Ridgefield Playhouse

For those who want to get funnier in the new year, The Ridgefield Playhouse is offering a new adult education 8-week Stand Up Comedy Workshop taught by comedian Christine O’Leary, This innovative workshop is a chance to try stand-up comedy (with…

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ANT: Bullied, Bashed But Not Broken at Ridgefield Playhouse

ANT, the comedian who won Last Comic Standing, will take the audience on a journey through his life of self-doubt, internalized homophobia, depression and chemical dependency, as he tells his story of being bullied at school for being different --…

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Blues Brothers Revue Will Make All The Right Moves At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Official Blues Brothers® Revue stars Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood and is the only Blues Brothers show officially sanctioned and produced by Dan Ackroyd and wife of the late John Belushi (Judith Belushi Pisano). Musical…

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Verdi’s Rigoletto and Wagner’s Parsifal The Met Live in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse

The 200th anniversary production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, from the Met: Live in HD, set in Las Vegas, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse, starring Piotr Beczala, Želijko Lucic and Diana Damrau. Think Rat Pack. What would Verdi say? Director…

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Cardboard Bernini Artist James Grashow

The Cardboard Bernini is a film that gives new meaning to biodegradable. It will be screened, followed by a Q&A with artist James Grashow (pictured) and filmmaker Olympia Stone at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This award-winning film examines the…

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Tartan Terrors and Bowfire at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Two distinctive Irish extravaganzas are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in March. North America's premiere Celtic Event featuring the best in rock, Irish music, comedy and dance, A Guinness Black Lager tasting will take place in the lobby for all…

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Michael Bolton - Valentine’s Day Champagne Gala Fundraiser

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day then with People Magazine’s 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, Michael Bolton.  Add in hors-d’oeuvres, a giant chocolate fountain, a single perfect rose for one’s…

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Show - Johnny 'B. Goode' Winter

Johnny “B. Goode” Winter and his band will be live at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The legendary guitar hero is ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (2003). The band will play their…

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Hope and Healing Concert Check Presentation

Through the healing power of music, families of the victims and first responders of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy of December 14 were honored when a bona fide talent review of local and international stars took the stage of The Ridgefield…

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Blue Öyster Cult Will Rock Hard At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known for their satirical lyrics in “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You”, Blue Öyster Cult (BÖC) will rock hard at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The legend continues with…

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Phil Donahue Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse To Screen His Film Body Of War

Television legend and co-director of the film Body of War, Phil Donahue is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. when The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society Documentary Film Series screens the film and hosts a Q&A led by Emmy Award-winning…

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The Cardboard Bernini Examines Life Of Artist James Grashow At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse will screen The Cardboard Bernini, an award-winning film which examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo…

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Verdi’s Rigoletto from the Met: Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

An innovative production of Verdi’s Rigoletto is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse from the Met: Live in HD. starring Piotr Beczala, Želijko Kucic and Diana Damrau. Director Michael Mayer has placed Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in…

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Call For Entries - Ridgefield BandJam 2013

Calling for entries to BandJam 2013! Middle and high school rockers should go to www.RidgefieldBandJam.org to find out how to enter the Ridgefield BandJam 2013 battle of the bands before the entry deadline of Sunday, February 23. All details are on…

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Michael Bolton stars at The Ridgefield Playhouse Valentine’s Day Champagne Gala Fundraiser

The Ridgefield Playhouse will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in style with a Gala Champagne Fundraiser, starring two-time Best Pop Male Artist and multi-Grammy® Award Winner Michael Bolton. Known for his sensational vocal chops and…

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The Best Of British Theatre Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse When The Magistrate Is Live in HD

It is rare for an American to play at the National Theatre in London, arguably the largest operation of its kind in the world with three theaters in constant use year-round. One of National’s current plays, The Magistrate, starring Academy…

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Show - Susie Essman

Need a good laugh? Smart and sassy Susie Essman is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse with her unbridled comedy Her famous role as Susie Green on the HBO hit Curb Your Enthusiasm has made her a star. Susie Essman’s show is for mature audiences…

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Performance - Pink Floyd Tribute with The Machine

Paying tribute to Pink Floyd is what The Machine, A thrill for all Floyd fans, who will hear the authentic Pink Floyd songbook and witness their dynamic theatrics. The Playhouse is even equipped to bring on all the lasers and lights one would expect…

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Show - Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and was ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (2003). Winter is the Blues' most famed…

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Show - Christine Ebersole

Tony Award-winner and Broadway super star Christine Ebersole brings her new show, "Age Before Beauty," to The Ridgefield Playhouse, With something for everyone who appreciates a consummate talent, this show mixes songs from the standards, Broadway…

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The Cast of Beatlemania at Ridgefield Playhouse

Meet the Beatles – John, Paul, George and Ringo – all over again when The Cast of Beatlemania recreates the musical madness at The Ridgefield Playhouse From the hair, the clothes and the costumes to the set list, which is packed with all…

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Newtown Benefit Hope and Healing Concerts

The shooting on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT left Americans broken hearted and searching for ways to help the first responders, survivors and victims’ families heal. The Ridgefield Playhouse there is a special…

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Jewel at Ridgefield Playhouse

Pop, folk, rock, country singer-songwriter Jewel is best known for her classic hits “Who Will Save Your Soul”, “You Were Meant For Me”, “Foolish Games”, “Hands” and so many more. She will be releasing…

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The Hit Men at Ridgefield Playhouse

It's a night of mega hits performed by The Hit Men, multi-talented performers, accomplished musicians, vocalists, arrangers and composers who were the original stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons aka The Real “Jersey Boys”,…

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Irish Comedy Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse

The Irish Comedy Tour combines the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub with a boisterous, belly laugh trio. These clever comedians, whose ancestors hail from the emerald island, are Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, Joey Carroll, Jim Campbell and Derrick…

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Berenstain Bears at Ridgefield Playhouse

Appropriate for Mamas, Papas and Young Cubs of all ages, the Berenstain Bears will learn important life lessons in a musical production filled with fun songs and dancing at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. In the end, it becomes…

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On The Road to Romance – Robert Davi Sings Sinatra at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sinatra fans will get their fix when Robert Davi sings On the Road to Romance, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The library of Sinatra’s classic songs includes the enduring favorites, recently featured on Broadway, so…

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Marshall Tucker Band at Ridgefield Playhouse

For decades, the Marshall Tucker Band has been one of the greatest Southern rock bands of all time, changing the sound of ’70s music with hits such as “Heard It in a Love Song”, “Can’t You See” and “Fire on…

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Parsifal and Francesca Da Rimini The Met Live in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse

The Metropolitan Opera is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse with two operas in March. Wagner’s Parsifal will star Jonas Kaufman and René Pape , and Zardonai’s Francesca da Rimini will boast soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor…

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Clint Black at Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse will welcome back singer/songwriter Clint Black, known as one of country music’s brightest stars at 8 p.m. This is a return performance for the multi-talented singer and musician (guitar, drums and harmonica) who…

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RENT's Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp at Ridgefield Playhouse

For the first time, original RENT co-stars and Broadway veterans Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp come together in a special pop/rock concert evening that celebrates their individual musical careers as well as the Broadway cultural hit, Rent. These two…

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Bow Fire at Ridgefield Playhouse

Bowfire is a high-caliber, theatrically staged musical experience featuring an "All Star Show" of the finest violin and fiddle virtuosos ever assembled on one stage. The event at The Ridgefield Playhouse will take the audience on a musical journey…

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Judy Collins at Ridgefield Playhouse

Judy Collins continues to thrill audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her Grammy® Award winning performances include “Both Sides Now”, an a cappella version of "Amazing Grace"…

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Lisa Jones Soul Coach at Ridgefield Playhouse

Lisa Jones, Certified Soul Coach, shows how to discover that everything needed to be happy lies within. Helping people move forward in life is Lisa Jones’ specialty, and in her program “An Evening of Love & Light” at The…

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The Saw Doctors at Ridgefield Playhouse

With smash hits "She Loves Me", "About You Now" and Ireland’s all-time best selling single "I Useta Lover", The Saw Doctors are leaving Ireland to tour in the good ol’ USA where they will perform one of their latest hits,…

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Neil Sedaka at Ridgefield Playhouse

Rock ‘n’ Roll songwriting legend who gave us “Calendar Girl”, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, “Laughter in the Rain”, “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen”, “Love Will Keep Us Together” and many more favorite classics will be in…

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ABBA Tribute Band Arrival at Ridgefield Playhouse

ABBA fans will relive the authentic ABBA experience when Arrival:  The Ultimate ABBA Tribute Band, direct from Sweden,  transports the audience back to the golden days of ABBA performing all their hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse. …

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Tartan Terrors at Ridgefield Playhouse

Pump it up right before St. Patrick’s Day when the Tartan Terrors come to The Ridgefield Playhouse. North America's premiere Celtic Event featuring the best in Rock and Celtic music, comedy and dance, “The Terrors” are bolstered by the…

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Tryouts for Ridgefield BandJam 2013 Slated for March 11 and 12, 2013

Middle and high school rockers should go to RidgefieldBandJam.com to find out how to enter the Ridgefield BandJam 2013, an American Idol-style battle of the bands, before the entry deadline on Saturday, February 23. Live tryouts for 16 semi-finalist…

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Hope and Healing Concerts at The Ridgefield Playhouse

In lieu of The Little Mermaid, Jr. performances, presented by Sabrina Post Productions of Newtown, Connecticut, The Ridgefield Playhouse will use the show times for Hope and Healing concerts as a benefit to assist families of the survivors and first…

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Scholarships Fund Songwriting Class With Kevin Briody At The Ridgefield Playhouse Starting January 3, 2013

“Songwriting with Kevin Briody”, an eight-week program for 8th graders thru high school students, will commence at The Ridgefield Playhouse Rehearsal Studio.  Students will learn how to structure ideas, develop melody, lyrics and…

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Eric Hutchinson’s Almost Solo Tour With Special Guest Jessie Payo Stops At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Acclaimed songwriter and pianist Eric Hutchinson will perform his Almost Solo Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse. His signature sound is a fusion of folk with jazz. Hutchinson’s iTunes hit is “Watching You Watch Him”. In his intimate acoustic…

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Giving The Gift Of Entertainment At The Ridgefield Playhouse – Blues, Broadway, Comedy, Jazz, Rock, Opera, Theater, Workshops And More

With the holiday season creeping up, tickets to attend a live performance of comedy, opera, jazz, blues, Broadway, rock and family and kids’ events may be the best gift ever. A present of Michael Bolton, Dickey Betts, Blood, Sweat & Tears,…

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Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera & Aida from the Met: Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

During the music-filled holiday season, there is no grander spectacle than opera, and The Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting two by Verdi, live in HD from the Met, this month. Un Ballo in Maschera stars Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri…

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Timon Of Athens Stars Simon Russell Beale When National Theatre Live Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse

A tale for our time, Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare will be broadcast live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse. as the first production in a new Playhouse series from National Theatre Live (NTL), the best of British theatre. Simon Russell…

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Robert Irvine: 'Dinner Impossible' Live!

Food Network star Robert Irvine will bring “Dinner:  Impossible” Live to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Robert Irvine Live is a high energy, multimedia & multi-sensory theatrical experience.  More than just a cooking demo, Robert Irvine…

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Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito is Live in HD

The grand spectacle of opera will be Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the most respected opera house in the world, at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito starring Elïna Garanča, Giuseppe Filianoti and…

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Postponements at Ridgefield Playhouse

1) Postponement of the November 9 Event, Body of War, to 2013 2) Postponement of Eric Hutchinson from November 5 to December 16, 2012 Announcement: The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society “Documentary Film Series” screening of the award-winning…

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‘Ramblin’ Man’ Dickey Betts & Great Southern Return To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The great Dickey Betts & Great Southern will ignite the audience at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The standing-room-only crowd goes wild and dances in the aisles when Dickey Betts is in the house. The mastermind of hits “Ramblin Man”, “Blue…

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‘Meet the Beatles’ When The Cast Of Beatlemania Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Beatles’ impact on popular music was like no other.  In fact, it set the pop rock standard for most of the 1960s and created a fever that spread far and wide straight from Liverpool. The hair, the clothes, the costumes, special effects…

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Berlioz’s Les Troyens The Met Live In HD Will Play At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Metropolitan Opera in New York offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz's vast epic, Les Troyens, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft lead the star-studded cast, portraying…

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Top Pink Floyd Tribute Band, The Machine, Will Recreate Dynamic Theatrics And Pink Floyd Songbook At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Known as America’s premier Pink Floyd experience, The Machine has been recreating the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd for more than 20 years. They make every show an authentic Floydian happening.  They embrace the Pink Floyd mentality of the…

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No need to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' for Susie Essman’s Comedy at The Ridgefield Playhouse

No need to “Curb Your Enthusiasm” when you witness the hilarity of Susie Essman at The Ridgefield Playhouse. She plays the incomparable Susie Green, in the hit HBO show, whose humor is geared to mature audiences only. This show is sponsored by…

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Breakfast In America Tour Mini Gala With Roger Hodgson Singing Supertramp’s Hits At The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Mini Gala

It is his legendary voice and the songs he wrote for Supertramp that make Roger Hodgson the unique showman he is.  His Breakfast in America tour will be a mini gala at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Star attractions are dinner-by-the-bite, an open…

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Joyce DiDonato stars in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda: The Met Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Dynamic mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will star in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda in the Met premiere when the Met is Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Pre- and post-opera prix-fixe menus are available at Bernard’s (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) to…

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The Little Mermaid Jr. To Delight Children At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Little Mermaid Jr. will delight children when music and exciting costumes make the popular Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale come alive on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse. This show is presented by Sabrina Post Productions and performed…

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Christine Ebersole Cabaret in Ridgefield

Broadway baby Christine Ebersole will bring her famed cabaret show “Age Before Beauty” to The Ridgefield Playhouse, accompanied by John Oddo, the month after she headlines in New York City. One of the brightest lights of Broadway, Ms. Ebersole…

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Blood, Sweat And Tears Will Make You So Very Happy At The Ridgefield Playhouse

With hits like “Spinning Wheel”, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, “And When I Die”, “God Bless the Child”, “Hi-De-Ho” and “Got To Get You Into My Life”, Blood, Sweat and Tears (BS&T) is a legendary group known for fusing…

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A Night Of Comedy Starring Rich Vos, Gary Gulman & Bonne Mcfarlane Will Bring Lots Of Laughs To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Three leading comedy headliners all in one hilarious show will guarantee lots of laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse . The stand-up legends include Rich Vos, Gary Gulman and Bonnie McFarlane. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy…

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American Idol Winner Kris Allen’s Tour Is Coming To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Kris Allen, winner of American Idol Season 8, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Kristopher Neil "Kris" Allen won the eighth season of American Idol and has a brand new album Thank You Camellia featuring “The Vision of Love”. Why…

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Musical Box Re-Creates Genesis's The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

The amazing Peter Gabriel-era Genesis recreation returns with a rare performance of the classic album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, re-created by Musical Box, the only band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel and Genesis the performing…

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Toots And The Maytals With Anders Osborne - Postponed

Toots & the Maytals Unplugged Acoustic Tour show with Anders Osborne, which was scheduled to take place at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 has been postponed to a later date (TBA) due to the forecasted hurricane…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Announces Grant From Newman’s Own Foundation

The Ridgefield Playhouse is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to support the Arts in Education Program, which provides theatrical events for students to enhance school lessons, enrich and…

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Receives Barbara Benton Davis Fund Grant

The Ridgefield Playhouse is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $10,000 from the Barbara Benton Davis Fund of the Fairfield County Community Foundation.  The Barbara Benton Davis Fund is a donor advised fund of the Fairfield…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Living History for Veterans' Day with Paul Bucha and Morton Dean

For a first-hand account of fighting in the Viet Nam War and covering it as a journalist, a Living History: Remembering Our Veterans will take place at The Ridgefield Playhouse with special guests Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha…

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Body of War Being Screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Phil Donahue

The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society "Documentary Film Series" will present Body of War, an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Tomas Young is a 25-year-old vet, paralyzed from a bullet to…

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Hot Jazz & Wine Party With Spyro Gyra And Piano Prodigy Matt Savage At The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s a night of jazz inspiration when Platinum award-winning jazz fusion artists Spyro Gyra perform hits from their albums Carnaval, Catching the Sun, Morning Dance, Free Time and more. Matt Savage, the young autistic jazz piano prodigy, is the…

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Verdi’s Otello stars Johan Botha and Renée Fleming when the Met is Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Because opera has all the glam and glitter of a multi-dimensional spectacle (think sports event), Verdi’s Otello starring Renée Fleming and Johan Botha, is to sure delight at The Ridgefield Playhouse.   Pre- and post-opera prix-fixe…

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Ridgefield Playhouse November 18 Musical Box Recreates Genesis

Ridgefield, CT -  Musical Box, the only band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel and Genesis the performing rights and access to archives, audio tracks and original slideshow for The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, re-stages 25 years later…

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Jay and Silent Bob Get Old Live when K. Smith & J. Mewes headline at The Ridgefield Playhouse

No trench coats.  No hair extensions.  Bound for the grave.
Once, they were stoner pop icons. Now, they just wanna’ nap and eat soft foods.
Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith fight a losing battle against adulthood and bring their…

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Bring Kids To See ‘Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale’ And Stone Soup At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Bring your children to see “Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale” at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The timeless tale will make lasting memories in an exciting theatrical production. Pushcart Players, an award-winning professional theatre and…

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Anna Netrebko Stars In Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore When The Met Is Live In HD At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Superstar Anna Netrebko will play the electrifying lead in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with Matthew Polenzani when the Met comes Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Season’s seats may be reserved now. Pre- and post-opera prix-fixe menus…

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‘Bullying Exposed: This Ends Today!’ Takes On Bullying At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Reliance Merchant Services “Get Real” Series for Families and Teens at The Ridgefield Playhouse debuts with Bullying Exposed: This Ends Today! at The Ridgefield Playhouse in audience targeted sessions: 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. for schools…

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Performance - Sinbad

Story - Actor/comedian Sinbad brings family-friendly comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse Actor and comedian Sinbad is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his family-friendly world of mirth. Sinbad arrived on the scene with a "hit 'em in the…

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Video Games Live with Tommy Tallarico

Picture a total immersion concert with music from the most popular video games of all time: It’s Video Games Live with Tommy Tallarico at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Featured are the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra and members of The Ridgefield…

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'Dinner: Impossible' With Chef Robert Irvine

Food Network star Robert Irvine will bring “Dinner:  Impossible” Live to The Ridgefield Playhouse, Robert Irvine Live is a high energy, multimedia & multi-sensory theatrical experience.  More than just a cooking demo, Robert Irvine…

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The Met Live in HD

Story - Verdi and Mozart are center stage from the Met Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse this December Three world-class operas will be Live in HD from the 2012-2013 season of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City this December at The…

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The Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky

Story - Tchaikovsky’s magical The Nutcracker Magical and timeless, The Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky will dazzle and delight. The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance presents an all-star cast including guest artists and their talented dancers.…

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Debbie Gravitte and Friends All-Star Holiday Show

Story - Musical extravaganza with Tony® Award-winner Debbie Gravitte & Friends All-Star Holiday Show. Ring in the holidays with Tony® Award winner Debbie Gravitte & Friends for an All-Star Holiday Show, Acclaimed orchestra conductor Russ…

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Ridgefield Playhouse ‘Get Real’series

Get Real Series tackles overdoing it in every way at The Ridgefield Playhouse beginning October 18: For kids, teens, parents and teachers The Ridgefield Playhouse Get Real Series event that will feature film creator/director Lee Hirsch’s Bully,…

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Movie Stars Answer Questions About Their Films At The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a unique venue for movies that are paired with celebrity one-on-ones with the audience. Yonkers Joe will be shown  at 7:30 p.m., courtesy of The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society. Academy Award Nominee Chazz…

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Legendary British Classic Rock Band Asia

Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, the legendary British classic rock band Asia returns with a brand new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, and a world tour that happens to be making a stop at The Ridgefield…

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Country Music Superstar Jo Dee Messina To Headline At The Ridgefield Playhouse

One of country music’s most remarkable talents, Jo Dee Messina is bringing her world-class pipes, determined spirit and unique musical and personal style to The Ridgefield Playhouse. With no fewer than nine #1 singles on the Billboard ® Country…

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Huey Lewis And The News Will Rock At The 12th Anniversary Gala For The Ridgefield Playhouse

Huey Lewis & The News put their “Heart and Soul” into every live performance when they rock and shake the house, which explains the enduring appeal of Huey Lewis & The News. For more than thirty years, this pop group has been turning out…

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David Nail - Concert

Grammy® nominated country music artist David Nail will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. With three singles in the Top 20 in the past two years and fresh off his tour with Keith Urban, country music artist David Nail has a new album The…

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Loads of laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Margaret Cho and Craig Ferguson

The Ridgefield Playhouse’s fall line-up of comedy features Margaret Cho in her new edgy satire show MOTHER and acclaimed late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson. Cho offers an untraditional look at motherhood with observations on race, drugs,…

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Kenny Vance And The Planotones Will Wow With Doo-Wop At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Among today's great vocal pop artists, Kenny Vance and The Planotones’ voices have that original, inviting quality. Kenny Vance along with Johnny Gale, Kurt "Frenchy" Yahjian, Jimmy Bense, keyboardist Chip Degaard, and Tony Gallino on…

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Clannad On Limited North American Tour Will Stop At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Currently at work on their first new studio album since 1998′s Landmarks, Clannad, a modern Irish band that has given a unique voice to Irish music, combines a deep love of traditional strains with a bold approach to writing and recording. On…

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Medeski, Martin and Wood, Acoustic With Wine and Jazz at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Medeski, Martin & Wood’s fusion of jazz, funk and a million other musical currents and impulses is nearly impossible to classify, which is how the trio likes it will be An Acoustic Evening with Medeski, Martin & Wood at The Ridgefield…

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Todd Rundgren Hits Show Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Todd Rundgren is a legendary member of Rock royalty who pioneered progressive rock and introduced the classics "I Saw The Light", "Hello, It's Me", "Bang The Drum All Day", “Can We Still Be Friends” and “It…

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Renaissance Is Bringing Their Novella And A Treasure Trove Of Classics Concert To The Ridgefield Playhouse

English symphonic rock band Renaissance rose from the ashes of the seminal rock group the Yardbirds with vocalist Annie Haslam and principal songwriter/guitarist Michael Dunford. Together, they have redefined their music with folk rock and classical…

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Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Peter, Paul & Mary set the standard for the timeless folk music that included the iconic hits “If I Had a Hammer”, “Blowin’ in the Wind”, “Puff (The Magic Dragon)”, “I Dig Rock & Roll Music”, “Leaving on a Jet Plane”,…

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Yonkers Joe Will Be Screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Yonkers Joe will be screened by The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society. A post-screening Q&A with Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri and Director Robert Celestino
will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalists Ira Joe Fisher and…

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Ann Hampton Callaway at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ann Hampton Callaway will sing the Streisand songbook at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter, composer, lyricist, pianist and actress, Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates one of America’s most enduring artists, Barbra Streisand.…

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Love and Special Sauce at The Ridgefield Playhouse

On November 14 , G. Love and Special Sauce will perform their unique, "sloppy", and "laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. G. Love & Special Sauce are known for their unique, "sloppy", and "laid…

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Karla Bonoff and Steve Forbert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Karla Bonoff & Steve Forbert, two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, are joining forces for a night of great music at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Karla Bonoff is often described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. With a…

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Musical Box at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway recreated by Musical Box Musical Box, the only band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel and Genesis the performing rights and access to archives, audio tracks and original slideshow for The Lamb Lies…

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Night After Night Of Great Comedy In November At The Ridgefield Playhouse With Susie Essman, Ron White And Steven Wright

Night after night of laughs is in store this November at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Susie Essman (Fri., Nov. 2), Ron White (Thurs., Nov. 15) and Steven Wright (Fri., Nov. 30) curb their enthusiasm, share behavioral problems and explain what…

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Beyond the Sun with Chris Isaak at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chris Isaak will bring his Beyond the Sun tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Best known for his hit songs  “Wicked Game”, “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying”, Isaak’s breakthrough began when famed director David…

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Adès’s The Tempest is Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse

The 2012-13 season of The Met: Live in HD is alive and well at The Ridgefield Playhouse with 12 world-class operas scheduled. it’s Adès’s The Tempest starring Simon Keenlyside. Pre- and post-opera prix-fixe menus are available at Bernard’s…

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Roger Hodgson: Legendary Voice Of Supertramp Entertains At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The legendary voice of Supertramp, British rock icon Roger Hodgson, will headline at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time, Roger Hodgson wrote and arranged most of…

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Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare Will Be Screened At The Ridgefield Playhouse

A post-screening Q&A with health professionals Pamela Ross, M.D. (featured physician), Richard C. Niemtzow, M.D., PhD, MPH (featured physician) and Victoria Veltri, JD, LLM (State of CT, Office of The Healthcare Advocate) will be hosted by TV…

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Margaret Cho Mother Comedy at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Margaret Cho's all new standup show MOTHER offers up an untraditional look at motherhood, maternal figures and strong women. It's probably her edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality, gay-straight-everything…

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Blue Sky Riders at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Blue Sky Riders featuring Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr at The Ridgefield Playhouse. A trio of talent, Blue Sky Riders features Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman. The creative spark that turned into Blue Sky Riders was…

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Steven Vai and Beverly Mcclellan At The Ridgefield Playhouse

There are a handful of tickets left for the concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Steve Vai, the Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer who has sold more than 15 million albums. Vai’s soulful artistry resonates through his…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Present 'Beginners' With Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer Will Be In The House And Answer Questions At The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Screening Of Beginners. Beginners is a 2012 Academy Award winning dramedy written and directed by Mike Mills. It tells the story of Oliver (played by Ewan…

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Grand Funk Railroad Will Be In Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse

On Saturday, September 22, Grand Funk Railroad, a top selling American rock group of the 70’s, is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk…

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Grammy Nominated Tommy Emmanuel Brings His Band-In-A-Box Style To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. Tommy will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse fresh off his New York City concert this July. The legendary guitarist’s career covers five decades and…

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Joyce Behar Of The View Will Tell It Her Way At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Daytime Emmy® Award-winner Joy Behar of The View on ABC is among today’s leading comedic talents. Whether performing standup or interviewing politicians and artists, Joy Behar is an original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. This…

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Screenwriting for TV With Katie Torpey

“Screenwriting for TV” with Katie Torpey will help aspiring writers turn ideas and passion for a new TV series into a screenplay. This enrichment program for adults takes place on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Studios and networks are…

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Singer/Songwriter Michael McDonald at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Keep the summer spirit going with an evening of upbeat musical entertainment at The Ridgefield Playhouse starring singer/songwriter Michael McDonald. McDonald’s soulful baritone voice became one of the most popular and distinctive sounds in music…

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Jazz, Wine & Cheese With Medeski, Martin & Wood, Pat Methany Unity Band And Sypro Gyra Coming To The Ridgefield Playhouse In October

Hot jazz is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in October complete with cool wine & cheese in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. On Wednesday, October 10, it’s Medeski, Martin & Wood and their jazz/funk gems.  On Thursday, October 11, Pat Methany…

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Comedy Greats Craig Ferguson And Robert Klein Entertain At The Ridgefield Playhouse In October

This October, The Ridgefield Playhouse is bringing two top-notch comedians to the stage to lift spirits and share their enthusiasm for life! Scottish comedian and acclaimed late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson will be making his Playhouse debut…

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Songwriting With Kevin Briody For Adults Starts At The Ridgefield Playhouse

“Songwriting with Kevin Briody” is back at The Ridgefield Playhouse by popular demand as an enrichment program for adults. An eight-week program with support from The Janis and Alan Menken Foundation, students will learn how to structure ideas,…

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Get The Led Out Brings Classic Zeppelin To Life At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The talented musicians who make up Get The Led Out will provide a type of stairway to heaven as they pay rock ’n’ roll homage to the legendary band that created hits like “Ten Years Gone”, “When the Levee Breaks” not to mention the…

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Season’s Seats Now Available At The Ridgefield Playhouse For The Grand 2012-2013 Met Live in HD Operas

The 2012-13 season of The Met: Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse will feature 12 world-class operas beginning Sunday, October 14, at 1 p.m. with Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore starring Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani. On Sunday, October…

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Broadway Tony Award Winner Christine Ebersole Stars At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will star in “Age Before Beauty” at The Ridgefield Playhouse. From the Broadway stage to television, concert appearances and recordings, Christine Ebersole has been captivating audiences throughout her…

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Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass Kicks Off New Entertaining Conversations Series At The Ridgefield Playhouse

The new Moffly Media Entertaining Conversations Series that provides intimate one-on-ones with groundbreaking artists will debut with Reinventing Radio:  An Evening with Ira Glass at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The creator of the public radio…

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Classic Rock Superstars Todd Rundgren And Asia (With All Four Founding Members) Will Rock The Ridgefield Playhouse

Todd Rundgren, a legendary member of Rock royalty, who pioneered progressive rock and introduced the classics "I Saw The Light", "Hello It's Me" and "Bang The Drum All Day", brings his iconic sound back to The…

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Ridgefield Playhouse Get Real Series For Kids, Schools, And More

When Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse, Allison Stockel, attended a Women's Center event and heard national spokesperson Debbie Berman share stats and stories about the ravaging effects of bullying among today’s kids and teens, she…

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Dr. Phineas's Magical Emporium

For kids of all ages, a puppet extravaganza, Dr. Phineas’s Magical Emporium: The Dragon and the Pepper comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse. For kids of all ages!  it will be a puppet extravaganza when Dr. Phineas’s Magical Emporium: The…

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Returns To Rock At The Ridgefield Playhouse

In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording with the Black Crowes, Chris Robinson set off to shape a fresh rock mythology that is part soul and part boogie known as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Rock singer/guitarist Chris…

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Green Expo and Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’ On-The-Green At The Ridgefield Playhouse

First Niagara Bank Foundation Presents
Hudson Valley Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” on the green and under a tent at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  Love, lust and revenge fuel the plot of this classic play as a family feud seals the young…

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Multiple Grammy Award Winner K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang Will Be In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang will bring their North American tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse. where they will perform music from their latest release, Sing it Loud, plus favorites from lang’s brilliant career.  More than two decades ago,…

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Little Feat, An All-American Rock ‘N’ Roll Band, Will Be Live In Concert At The Ridgefield Playhouse

As American as apple pie, Little Feat will present their unique style of rock ‘n’ roll music at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  Best known for their classic hits “Let It Roll”, “Texas Twister” and “Hate To Lose Your Lovin’”, Little…

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Funk And Jazz Party With Galactic At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Whatever genre of music anyone in New Orleans is doing, from Mardi Gras Indians to rock bands to hardcore rappers, it’s all funk at the bottom, because funk is the common musical language of New Orleans music. A funk and jazz band jam that has…

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Singer/Songwriter Joshua Radin Will Make Waves With His ‘Underwater Tour’ at The Ridgefield Playhouse

From Ohio via New York and California, Joshua Radin is a uniquely word-of-mouth success story. This singer/songwriter started playing music when he moved to New York City just after attending Northwestern University. Then he bought a guitar and…

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An Evening Of Jazz & Wine When Platinum Grammy Award-Winner Chris Botti Performs At The Ridgefield Playhouse

A passionate evening of instrumental storytelling is in store when Platinum Grammy® award-winner Chris Botti performs his sizzling interpretations of Sinatra, Sting, Gershwin and more at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Since the 2004 release of his…

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The Little Mermaid

Broadway for Kids Presents 'The Little Mermaid' at The Ridgefield Playhouse Children of all ages can enjoy “The Little Mermaid” -- just like on Broadway -- when The Ridgefield Playhouse presents the on-stage musical. A production of…

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