Celebrate the end of another hard week’s work with an amazing weekend of entertainment at The Ridgefield Playhouse. There is something for everyone over the next few days, including live concerts, opera, and even an opportunity to try your hand at a little stand-up comedy! Go for a stroll around the beautiful town of Ridgefield and grab lunch or dinner and a show to complete the perfect outing with family or friends!
Friday, May 13th at 8:00pm - Platinum Artist Gavin DeGraw Performs Live!
A few tickets remain for Gavin DeGraw’s return to The Ridgefield Playhouse in support of his seventh studio album, “Face The River.” His debut album “Chariot” went platinum behind three hits: “Follow Through,” “Chariot” and “I Don’t Want To Be.” Gavin’s live performance is part of the Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car and promises to be an unforgettable experience! Visit Bareburger for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with your entrée when you show your ticket!
Saturday, May 14th – 8:00pm – Take A Trip Back to the 60’s with The Sixties Show;
The Sixties Show, directed by Ridgefield resident, Craig O’Keefe, features former members from The Who, Bob Dylan, and NBC TV’s Saturday Night Live Band. These seasoned musicians will perform note-for-note recreations of your favorite 60s hits. All the music is performed live, with no samples, backing tracks or pre-recorded music of any kind. As part of the Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car, this multi-media event includes all new staging, special effects and new archival audio and newsreel footage. Get in the groove with dinner before the show - visit TerraSole (3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield) and enjoy a free glass of house wine with your entree when you present your tickets!
Sunday, May 15th – 12:55pm - Live HD Met Opera Performance;
A spectacular high-definition, real time performance of Strauss’ Ariadne Auf Naxo will be broadcasted Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.This Emmy and Peabody Award Winning series features live opera performances and is supported by Whistle Stop Bakery and underwritten by Roger Berlind, Liz Goldstone, Steven Goldstone, and Sabina Slavin. The prologue is set in Vienna, 18th century. A new opera is being prepared to perform at a private theater of a wealthy man. The music master is told that an Italian comedy will be performing immediately after the opera and fireworks are also planned. Utter confusion ensues when the musicians are soon told that for the fireworks to start on time, the opera AND the comedy must be performed at the same time!
Monday, May 16th – 6:30pm – Christine O’Leary’s Zoom Stand Up Comedy Workshop
Award-winning comedian Christine O’Leary shares the tricks of her very funny trade at the Playhouse in a six week Zoom Comedy Workshop on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:30pmbeginning this week.Christine has changed the lives of more than 500 students who have registered for her workshops and trainings and is ready to change yours too! Thanks to the generosity of the Beth and Bruce Becker Scholarship Fund, this opportunity is available to all who wish to add a little light and laughter into their life. All students will have the opportunity and choice to perform in the Stand-Up Comedy Showcase live and streamed on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 7:00pm.
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