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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 E. Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT

Phone:
1-(203)-438-5795

Website:
www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/

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Upcoming Events

Thunder From Down Under

Revue,Burlesque,General

A troupe of hard-bodied blokes who dance with abandon, the Thunder from Down Under all-male revue is Australia's hottest export since Crocodile Dundee. Showmanship, energy, fabulous costumes, sly humor and a state-of-the-art production combined with some outrageously handsome and muscular males, create an impression that millions of women around the world have yet to forget.

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• Wed 7/26/17 at - 8:00 PM

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Jazz

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading its mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will have you clapping in no time as it takes you back to its roots in turn-of-the-century New Orleans.

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• Thu 7/27/17 at - 8:00 PM

Bernie Williams

Jazz,Latin/Salsa,Classical

Superstar New York Yankee (1991-2006) Bernie Williams takes the stage with his other passion, music. The Puerto Rico native and five-time All Star is a classically-trained guitarist who developed his love for playing alongside baseball, while listening to salsa, merengue and '80s rock. His second album, entitled 'Moving Forward,' features a unique mixture of classical and jazz guitar topped off with additional Latin rhythms.

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• Sat 7/29/17 at - 8:00 PM

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Special Event,Choral

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they'll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love.

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• Mon 7/31/17 at - 8:00 PM

Dweezil Zappa

Rock

The son of Frank Zappa is a noted guitarist in his own right. Although embroiled in legal squabbles with the trustees of his father's estate, Dweezil Zappa continues to play his father's music.

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• Tue 8/1/17 at - 8:00 PM

Sara Evans

Country

Award-winning singer Sara Evans has achieved much since her double platinum album, "Born to Fly" in 2000. She has since racked up the chart-topping singles "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus," "Suds in the Bucket," "Perfect," "A Little Bit Stronger" and more.

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• Thu 8/3/17 at - 8:00 PM

Don Felder

Rock

Former Eagles member Don Felder, the singer/guitarist who co-wrote the Eagles' signature hit, 'Hotel California,' has been in the news recently more for his literary talents than his music. In April 2008, he released his memoir, 'Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1941-2001),' which landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

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• Tue 8/8/17 at - 8:00 PM

Brett Dennen

Folk,Pop

Dennen is a folk-pop singer from Northern California. His sixth album, "Por Favor," was released in 2016.

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• Sat 8/12/17 at - 8:00 PM

Colin Hay

Rock,Pop

As the singer, guitarist and main songwriter of Australia's Men at Work, Colin Hay was responsible for penning several of the quirkiest pop hits of the early '80s. Hay has also recorded multiple solo efforts, in addition to contributing tracks to television shows like 'Judging Amy,' 'Dawson's Creek' and 'Scrubs.' Traveling the world, Colin Hay continues to win audiences with moving lyrics and hilarious insights into an absolutely unique career and life.

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• Sun 8/13/17 at - 8:00 PM

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

Rock,Folk

Fifty years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean-blue eyes. Their tumultuous two-year love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” and now the two legendary performers are recording an album and are performing together on tour.

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• Mon 8/14/17 at - 8:00 PM

The Beach Boys

Rock,Pop

The Beach Boys, backed by the genius of Brian Wilson, became an American institution in the 1960s, with such hits as "Surfin' USA," "I Get Around" and "California Girls." The lone remaining original member, Mike Love, leads the current configuration of the band, joined by Bruce Johnston, who became a Beach Boy in 1965, and other musicians.

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• Wed 8/16/17 at - 7:30 PM

Chad Calek

Talks/Lectures,Film

Chad Calek is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and world-renowned paranormal investigator most-known as the on-screen focus and Director of his autobiographical AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER documentary. He is also well known for his time spent as the Co-Star and Director of five seasons of A&E's hit reality series PARANORMAL STATE, which included Calek's spin-off special for A&E, titled THE GHOST PROPHECIES. In total, Calek has spent over 25 years investigating the world's most haunted locations, often completely alone, in search for answers to the bizarre, the mysterious and the unexplained. After spending nearly a month filming in Australia, Calek is back on the road for the SIR NOFACE LIVES TOUR in order to showcase his most recent documentary, titled SIR NOFACE, as Calek claims to have finally discovered the footage that definitively proves the existence of ghosts, which was captured during a paranormal investigation that was officially sanctioned by the Australian Government.

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• Sat 8/19/17 at - 7:30 PM

Chris Botti

Jazz,Pop,Classical

Since the 2004 release of his acclaimed CD 'When I Fall In Love,' the trumpet player Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to multiple No. 1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Steven Tyler. Hitting the road for 250 days or more per year, Botti and his band have performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.

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• Sun 8/20/17 at - 8:00 PM

Neal Morse

Rock

Neal Morse is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and progressive rock composer based in Nashville.

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• Fri 8/25/17 at - 8:00 PM

Gavin DeGraw

Live Music in Bar/Club, Alternative, rock, pop, Pop

The RAW TOUR will showcase songs from DeGraw’s entire catalogue performed as a trio for the very first time in the US and will be diving deep into his catalogue presenting his songs in their truest live form. Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. His third studio album, Sweeter, was released in September 2011 and produced the smash single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. The track reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. In 2013 DeGraw released his fourth studio album, Make A Move, which included the hit song “Best I Ever Had”,” and garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly amongst many others. In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film, “Safe Haven.” Since then he has been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel and hit a milestone with the release of his first greatest hits compilation titled Finest Hour in the fall of 2014. Gavin’s fifth studio album, Something Worth Saving, released last September through his longtime label RCA Records, and featured the hit single “She Sets The City On Fire.”

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• Sat 8/26/17 at - 8:00 PM

Charlie Daniels Band

Country, Rock

The Charlie Daniels Band is one of the most enduring country-rock bands to emerge from the '70s. The group's hits include "Fire on the Mountain" and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." They are currently touring in support of their newest studio album, "Off the Grid," their first since 2007.

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• Fri 9/8/17 at - 8:00 PM

Stephen Kellogg

Rock,Folk

Singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg is a Connecticut native with an eclectic sound that's sometimes hard to define, ranging from Americana-tinged folk and rock to pop stylings.

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• Sat 9/9/17 at - 8:00 PM

UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey

Pop,Reggae

UB40 icons Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey Virtue, the founding members of the legendary reggae/pop ensemble that blazed a multicultural musical path with such global hits as “Red Red Wine” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You," go on tour.

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• Sun 9/10/17 at - 8:00 PM

Uncle Kracker

Rock,Country,Pop

Uncle Kracker (born Matt Shafer) came to fame as Kid Rock's DJ, stepping out from behind the turntables to release his debut solo album, 'Double Wide,' which yielded the smash hit single 'Follow Me' in 2000. Yet another Detroit combination of funky post-grunge rock and hip-hop aesthetic, Uncle Kracker has dabbled in a few styles with his 2002 follow up, 'No Stranger to Shame,' eaning another chart hit with his cover of 'Drift Away' alongside the song's original singer, Dobie Gray. Uncle Kracker's latest is '72 and Sunny.'

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• Wed 9/13/17 at - 8:00 PM

Guitar Army

Blues,Rock,Country

Guitar Army is comprised of three accomplished musicians: John Jorgenson Lee Roy Parnell, and Joe Robinson. The triple-threat artists – guitarists, singers and songwriters – will each perform individual 20-minute sets, before joining forces together as one 6-piece band to close out the show.

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• Thu 9/14/17 at - 8:00 PM

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Musical

"The Simon & Garfunkel Story" is a critically acclaimed, conce, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state-of-the-art video projection, lighting and a full live band, the show features all the hits, such as "Mrs Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair," "The Boxer" and "‘The Sound Of Silence."

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• Tue 9/19/17 at - 8:00 PM

Dee Snider

Rock

Dee Snider is from the band Twisted SIster.

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• Fri 9/22/17 at - 8:00 PM

Nick DiPaolo

Stand Up Comedy

Nick DiPaolo is a comedian, writer, actor and former radio host. His appearances include "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" as well as several Comedy Central shows.

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• Fri 9/29/17 at - 8:00 PM

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock

The rhythmic backbone of progressive rock's Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl Palmer is hailed as one of the world's greatest drummers. Be ready to be astounded by his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity combined with an infectious stage personality. Still active with Asia, he was also in Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds (featuring Albert Lee). The Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP’s original compositions and classical arrangements.

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• Sun 10/8/17 at - 8:00 PM

Tracy Morgan

Stand Up Comedy

Tracy Morgan, who is perhaps best known for playing wild and unpredictable movie star Tracy Jordan in the Emmy Award-winning TV show, "30 Rock," is at heart a stand up comic who headlines across the country. TV audiences first met him in his role as "Hustleman" on the hit comedy series "Martin," but Morgan truly started to soar once he joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellows,” to name just a few. He has also starred in his own comedy series, "The Tracy Morgan Show" for NBC and as the voice of “Spoonie Luv” on "Crank Yankers."

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• Fri 10/13/17 at - 8:00 PM

Paul Revere & the Raiders

Rock,Pop

Paul Revere & the Raiders rose to fame in the 1960's on the strength of hits like 'Indian Reservation' and 'Kicks.'

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• Sat 10/14/17 at - 8:00 PM

Three Dog Night

Rock

Three Dog Night, formed in 1967 as Redwood, was one of the biggest bands in the world from the late 1960s to the mid-'70s. They racked up 12 gold albums and 21 consecutive Billboard hit singles, seven of which went gold. Three went to the top: "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Joy to the World" (Billboard's No. 1 hit of 1971) and "Black and White." Other hits included "One," "Easy to Be Hard," "Out in the Country," "Liar," "Shambala," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Never Been to Spain" and "The Show Must Go On." Danny Hutton, one of the band's three original lead singers, and guitarist Michael Allsup, who joined very early on, carry the band's legacy as it closes in on five decades of performing.

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• Sun 10/15/17 at - 8:00 PM

Tape Face

Sketch Comedy,Stand Up Comedy

A veteran of nearly two decades of sometimes-shocking comedy, Sam Wills, New Zealand-born, London-based mime, prop comic and busker, became a breakout star in the States in 2016 under his Tape Face persona, when he parlayed his riotous silent, physical comedy into a finalist's spot in season 11 of "America's Got Talent."

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• Mon 10/16/17 at - 7:00 PM

Boney James

Jazz,Pop

If you are a jazz fan, you don't want to miss the soulful jazz sound of saxophone sensation Boney James. His chart-breaking CDs include 'Seduction,' 'Backbone' and 'Body Language.'

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• Thu 10/19/17 at - 8:00 PM

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Pop,Rock,Revue

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This multimedia stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles' career.

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• Sat 10/21/17 at - 8:00 PM

Bruce Hornsby

Pop,Jazz,Rock

Admired by jazz fans and beloved by Deadheads, the former Grateful Dead keyboardist made a name for himself as a masterful songwriter, pianist and vocalist. A multi-Platinum selling Grammy winner, Bruce Hornsby's music blends the best of jazz, pop, rock and classic and earns his fans' devotion for maintaining his sound while always attempting the new. His recording career took off with 'The Way It Is,' which topped the American music charts in 1986.

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• Mon 10/23/17 at - 8:00 PM