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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

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

Larry Gatlin

Pop,Country

Adopting the close harmony vocal techniques of the Everlys to the country-pop era, Larry Gatlin and his brothers Steve and Rudy had a number of hits during the '70s and '80s.

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• Sat 9/30/17 at - 8:00 PM

Martin Barre

Rock,Blues

Martin Barre, the longtime lead guitarist for Jethro Tull, is considered one of rock's greatest and most influential electric guitar players. In interviews, he claims to be unschooled in any genre -- rock, jazz, country -- but his melodic, sometimes fiery instrumentals have lots of admirers. He'll perform Tull classics as well as tunes from his latest album, "Back to Steel."

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• Thu 10/5/17 at - 8:00 PM

Steven Wright

Stand Up Comedy

From his first national TV appearance on "The Tonight Show" back in 1982 to today, Steven Wright's wry, deadpan humor has won him the respect and admiration of critics and audiences alike. His career includes the Academy Award-winning short film "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings," numerous TV and film appearances and two Grammy-nominated comedy albums. In early 2016, Wright appeared as a Brooklyn bar regular in the comedy series "Horace and Pete," starring Louis C.K. and Steve Buscemi, which aired online on C.K.'s website.

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• Fri 10/6/17 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

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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• Thu 10/12/17 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

Sergio Mendes

Latin/Salsa,Jazz,Pop,Funk

The pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Sergio Mendes was the top-selling Brazilian artist in the United States in the mid-1960s, as the leader of Brasil '66, with huge hit singles including 'Fool on the Hill,' 'The Look of Love,' 'Going Out of My Head' and more. He remains a popular figure on the international music scene and has collaborated with such popular artists as will.i.am, Natalie Cole and Herb Alpert.

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• Tue 10/17/17 at - 8:00 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

Mary Wilson

R&B/Soul,Jazz

Mary Wilson is a legendary vocalist from The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.

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• Fri 10/20/17 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

Dennis Quaid & the Sharks

Rock,R&B/Soul

Actor Dennis Quaid brings his R&B rock band to town.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at - 8:00 PM

Renaissance

Pop,Folk,Classical,Rock

The band is acclaimed for its unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, not to mention the five-octave voice of Annie Haslam.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at - 8:00 PM

Martin Sexton

Folk,Blues,R&B/Soul,Jazz,Rock

With charisma and amazing stage presence, singer-songwriter Martin Sexton presents an original fusion of blues, soul, jazz, folk and rock. A child of the '80s but at heart a troubadour akin to the independent voices of the '60s and '70s, the Syracuse, New York, native is currently promoting a new album of old music spanning his career, "Best of Martin Sexton, Vol. I."

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• Fri 10/27/17 at - 8:00 PM

Christian McBride

Jazz

Christian McBride is one of the great living jazz bassists. The four-time Grammy-winner can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing nearly tjhree decades, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most-requested, most-recorded and most-respected figures in the music world today.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at - 8:00 PM

Yngwie Malmsteen

Rock

Yngwie Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. He is one of rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists.

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• Sun 10/29/17 at - 8:00 PM

Amos Lee

R&B/Soul,Folk,Blues

Taking inspiration from soul greats, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, and folk legends, John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, Amos Lee directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in American tradition. Amos delivers a unique brand of folk-soul music that aims to unite, uplift, and inspire. The "folk" side is reflected in his nimble acoustic guitar playing and the intimacy of his live performances. The "soul" strain comes through in the engaging song-poetry of his lyrics and in what the Philadelphia Inquirer described as his "easygoing voice" and "raw, unedited emotion."

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• Mon 10/30/17 at - 8:00 PM

Kenny G

Jazz,Pop,Latin/Salsa

In a recording career that spans three decades and more than 20 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

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• Thu 11/2/17 at - 8:00 PM

The Capitol Steps

Sketch Comedy,Musical Comedy,Revue

This beloved, musical comedy troupe, which began more than 30 years ago, includes some former congressional staffers and monitors political news, events and personalities to come up with humorous takes on serious issues. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest, "How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying." They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.

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• Fri 11/3/17 at - 8:00 PM

Vanessa Williams

Pop,R&B/Soul,Broadway

Former Miss America, Vanessa Williams has had a string of top 40 hits like 'Save the Best for Last,' 'The Sweetest Days' and 'Dreamin'.'

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• Sat 11/4/17 at - 8:00 PM

Tuesdays With Morrie

Rock

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• Sun 11/5/17 at - 7:00 PM

Anna Raimondi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Anna Raimondi, a dynamic internationally acclaimed clairvoyant medium, spiritual counselor, teacher and healer, has been instrumental in helping people to heal at a soul level and claim the extraordinary in their own lives.

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• Wed 11/8/17 at - 8:00 PM

Carbon Leaf

Rock,Irish/Celtic

Carbon Leaf is a five-piece band that plays its own style of Celtic-southern-roots rock. The Richmond, VA-based group, which is approaching it's 20th year of recording and touring, has released 10 albums and is currently in the midst of forging a new path of independence as they focus on writing, producing and releasing new material directly to their fans moving forward.

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• Thu 11/9/17 at - 8:00 PM

Vic DiBitetto

Stand Up Comedy

Vic has been described as "the working man's answer to comedy" with his discourse on married life, children and snippets of his Italian-American heritage.

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• Fri 11/10/17 at - 8:00 PM

America

Rock,Acoustic,Pop,Folk

America is best known for such classics as 'Horse with No Name,' 'Ventura Highway,' and 'I Need You.' The trademark harmonies of Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell combine with visions of faraway places and “alligator lizards in the air" that keep their fans coming back for more.

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• Sun 11/12/17 at - 8:00 PM

Olate Dogs

Animals

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor.

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• Wed 11/15/17 at - 6:30 PM

Jim Breuer

Stand Up Comedy

Comedian Jim Breuer has been continuing to make audiences laugh since his departure at the end of the 1997 season of "Saturday Night Live." During his time at SNL, he was probably best known for his original character, "Goat Boy." Nowadays he hosts a weekly Sirius/XM Radio show, "Fridays with Breuer," which has featured such guests as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Dennis Leary, and Jeff Foxworthy.

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• Thu 11/16/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 11/17/17 at - 8:00 PM

Darlene Love

Pop

Darlene Love has been hailed throughout her career as one of the greatest singers in pop music, and in her mid-70s, she's still going strong. Love, one of the legendary singers fronting Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, is best known for singing lead (attributed to The Crystals) on the 1962 smash "Ne's a Rebel," and for her 1963 holiday classic, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Her appearances every Christmastime for 29 years on David Letterman's show revived her musical career. On screen, she played Danny Glover's wife in the four "Lethal Weapon" films, and she played a prominent role in the 2014 Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom."

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• Sat 11/18/17 at - 8:00 PM

Brian Setzer Orchestra

Rock,Swing,Pop

Brian Setzer, former leader of the Stray Cats, fronts an intense 18-piece big band. Epitomized by their remake of Louis Prima's 'Jump, Jive an’ Wail,' the Brian Setzer Orchestra mixes rockabilly and swing, and does so with such success that even when the craze had faded, the band has endured.

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• Sun 11/19/17 at - 8:00 PM

David Crosby

Folk,Rock,Country

Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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• Mon 11/20/17 at - 7:30 PM

Rufus Wainwright

Rock,Pop

The son of folk stars Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright performs orchestral pop with hints of folk, rock and even opera. He is perhaps best known for his celebrated recreation of Judy Garland's Carnegie Hall concert.

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• Thu 11/30/17 at - 8:00 PM

John Tesh

Jazz,Pop,Classical,New Age

John Tesh is a Grammy-nominated recording artist and radio show host.

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• Fri 12/1/17 at - 8:00 PM

Jane Lynch

Cabaret,Musical Comedy,Broadway,Stand Up Comedy

Though she's one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood today, Jane Lynch is anything but an overnight success. At age 50, she didn't come into her own until the last decade. Before she landed her role in "Glee," she battled alcoholism and anxiety, learned to embrace her sexuality, and accepted that life is sometimes a series of opportunities that come after what seem, at the time, like disappointments.

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• Sat 12/2/17 at - 8:00 PM

Linda Eder

Broadway,Country,Jazz,Pop

Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Eder’s career launched in 1991 with her self-titled debut album, and she soon inhabited a vital niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs. Her albums highlight abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs.

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• Fri 12/8/17 at - 8:00 PM

The Celts

Irish/Celtic,Pop

The Celts, comprised of both Irish born and Irish-American musicians, perform a combination of fiery Scottish/Irish traditional instrumental tunes and vocal songs as well as their own Beatles/American pop influenced original songs with Celtic instrumentation.

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• Sun 12/10/17 at - 7:30 PM

Rockapella

A cappella, Acoustic, Rock

Rockapella first achieved national television fame on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? The band has toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch.

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• Sun 12/17/17 at - 8:00 PM