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The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
(203) 438-5795 http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/

March 2020

Branford Marsalis Quartet

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. The band leader for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in the early ‘90s, he is also a NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee. Marsalis is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting in with members of the Grateful Dead and Sting, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet. After more than three…

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Acrobats of China – The New Shanghai Circus

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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An annual tradition, this youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of acrobatic performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and offering a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition with acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals of more than 2,000 years ago. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry, individually and collectively, attains levels that make it seem almost unfair to single out any act, from jugglers to the comic knife throwers and the…

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On A Winter’s Night

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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STARRING CHRISTINE LAVIN, JOHN GORKA, PATTY LARKIN, CLIFF EBERHARDT, & CHERYL WHEELER Presenting the 25th Anniversary concerts of “On A Winter’s Night” from veteran singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt. These are among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades. In 1994 Christine Lavin gathered them together, along with folk and Americana artists to showcase music of the Winter Season on the now classic On A Winter’s Night CD, followed by…

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Mike Super – 2.OH!

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Back after a sold out show, magician Mike Super, star of “America’s Got Talent” and winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon,” stuns audiences with his spectacular illusions! Don’t miss newly created, never-before-seen magic show! Ridgefield Magazine's Broadway & Cabaret Series Ridgefield Academy Family Series with support from Hamlet Hub

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Chicken Dance

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Presented by ArtsPower Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower’s musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play…

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Romeo and Juliet – The Bolshoi Ballet in HD

March 29 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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ENCORE PRESENTATION IN HD SERGEI PROKOFIEV Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend. The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev’s remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the…

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April 2020

Tosca (Puccini) The Met Opera Live in HD

April 11 @ 12:55 pm - 4:15 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin LIVE PRESENTATION IN HD Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand de Billy conducts the electrifying score,…

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 26
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Back after a sold-out Christmas show last year, this 18-member ensemble will play many of the original Glenn Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band (AAFB) libraries, plus male and female vocalists will perform some of the greatest generation’s greatest music: “Moonlight Serenade”, “ Little Brown Jug”, “A String of Pearls”, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000” and many more. Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine & Jazz Series

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May 2020

Ann Hampton Callaway – The Linda Ronstadt Songbook

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America’s most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt. On the heels on Ann’s symphonic/PAC triumph, The Streisand Songbook, this show celebrates the many faces of love in Ronstadt’s iconic songs from her early days like “Different Drum” and “Long Long Time” to  pop/rock classics like “You’re No Good,” and “Desperado” to unforgettable classics…

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Jewels – The Bolshoi Ballet in HD

May 3 @ 12:55 pm - 3:45 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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ENCORE PRESENTATION IN HD GABRIEL FAURÉ, IGOR STRAVINSKY, and PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Choreography by George Balanchine This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented…

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