THE PORCH ON WINDY HILL New Bluegrass Musical Announced at Ivoryton Playhouse


The Porch On Windy Hill, an original bluegrass musical, opened September 23 at the Ivoryton Playhouse.

Featuring longtime Playhouse favorite David Lutken*, the musical piece, directed by Sherry Lutken, also stars Lisa Helmi Johanson*, Morgan morse*and EJ Zimmerman* during selected performances.

This talented group of musicians wrote this piece on the roller coaster of 2020 and 2021. They bring to work their own experiences in the world of country and bluegrass music and Lisa’s own experiences as a Biracial Korean American.

THE PORCH ON WINDY HILL is the heartfelt story of the roots of an Appalachian family and the music that unites them. When Edgar’s granddaughter, Mira, and her boyfriend Beckett descend on the old family home, Edgar must face his past prejudices in order to rekindle their relationship. Featuring traditional bluegrass favorites “Birmingham Jail”, “Down in the Valley”, “Blackberry Blossom”, “Little Log Cabin in the Lane” and “Columbus Stockade Blues”, among many others, this well-watched show deepens our understanding of what it means to be American and, in a truly American way, to use music to build bridges and remind us of our common humanity.

The room has sets designed by Martin Marchitto; costumes by Elizabeth Saylor; lighting design by Alan piotrowicz; and sound by Tate R. Burmeister.

THE PORCH ON WINDY HILL opened at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Thursday September 23 and will run through Sunday October 17, 2021. Performance hours are Wednesdays and Sundays mornings at 2:00 pm; evening performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. There will be a Thursday morning at 2:00 p.m. on September 23.

The safety of our public is our primary concern. We have socially distanced our capacity so that there are only 140 seats in the theater for your comfort and protection.

Tickets cost $ 55 for adults, $ 50 for seniors, $ 25 for students and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860.767.7318. Tickets are not available online. Visit our website at http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org for more information. (Group rates are available by calling the box office for more information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.


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