The Ridgefield Playhouse returns with its first live show of 2021 – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Broadway stars Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett


Love is in the air at The Ridgefield Playhouse and even a pandemic won’t stop us from celebrating Valentine’s Day! Whether you want to get out and paint the town red (socially distanced of course) this Valentine’s Day with dinner and a show or spend a romantic evening at home, we have a fun way for everyone to celebrate this year while helping to support the arts! The Ridgefield Playhouse will host its first live show of 2021 with Broadway’s most talented power couple!  Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Cher Show) and Kelli Barrett (Broadway’s Doctor Zhivago, Wicked, Baby It’s You, FX’s Fosse/Verdon) will take the stage for two limited capacity performances on Sunday, February 14 at 4pm and 8pm. Only 100 people will be in the audience of the 500-seat theater to hear songs from Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Wicked and more, along with hits from your favorite popstars like Billy Joel, and Paul McCartney, when they perform “Funny How it Happens: A Valentine’s Day Celebration.” Livestream tickets are also available for those who would like to watch from home. The shows are part of the Teed & Brown Broadway & Cabaret Series with support from Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, BMW of Ridgefield, Silver Ribbon Jewelry of Westport, Campari & Cinzano Prosecco and Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe. The shows kick off with a free glass of champagne and chocolates for all in theater patrons. “Stay at Home” ticket buyers can upgrade their virtual tickets to include champagne and chocolate, which will be available for pick up at The Playhouse on the day of show. Raffle tickets will be available with a chance to win fabulous prizes including a gift certificate for a day of beauty at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa; a date night package with a BMW and personal driver that includes dinner for two at Sarah’s Wine Bar and tickets to a show of your choice at The Ridgefield Playhouse, courtesy of BMW of Ridgefield; beautiful earrings and a gift certificate from Silver Ribbon Jewelry of Westport. Dinner and a show packages available and include a prix fixe dinner at TerraSole Ristorante (3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield).

Hitched in 2014, Kelli Barrett & Jarrod Spector take you on an intimate journey following the uncanny parallels and fortuitous make-it-or-break-it moments throughout their careers and friendship that eventually brought them together. Spector is best known for his Tony Nominated performance in ‘Beautiful: the Carole King Musical’ in the role of Barry Mann. He played Frankie Valli for a record 1,500 performances in Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ and debuted on the Great White Way at age 9 as Gavroche in ‘Les Miserables.’ He was last seen as the iconic Sonny Bono in Broadway’s ‘The Cher Show.’ Barrett originated the role of Lara Guishar in Broadway’s ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and has also played leading roles in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’, ‘Baby It’s You!’ and ‘The Royal Family’. She was lauded for her portrayal of Liza Minnelli in the award-winning FX show ‘Fosse/Verdon,’ adding this credit to over 2 dozen others in television and film. “Funny How It Happens” features pop favorites (Close To You, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Be My Baby, etc.) and iconic songs from their Broadway musicals (You’ve Got a Friend, Cabaret, I Got You Babe, etc.) while offering an inside (and often hilarious) scoop on what life is really like as a married Broadway power couple. This show will be a safe and fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021!

For more information or to purchase a touchless print at home ticket ($45 – $75) go online at or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced, limited capacity seating. Concession/bar can be ordered via our mobile site so that you can pick it up on the way in, or get notified when it is ready for you to pick up once in the theater.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all. Twitter: @RPlayhouse Facebook: Instagram:

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