Theatre & Entertainment

The Heart of Southern Vermont’s Arts Scene

At the heart of Southern Vermont’s arts scene is the venerable Weston Playhouse.  In 1935, while the Great Depression was raging, Weston-born architect Raymond Austin was putting the finishing touches on a playhouse as testament to the community’s belief in the arts. Home to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, the Playhouse welcomes locals and visitors to enjoy world-class musicals and dramas throughout the summer theatre season; opera, juried arts and crafts shows, and special events and concerts throughout the balance of the year.

 

Theatre & Entertainment in Weston, Vermont

 

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World-Class Theatre at The Weston Playhouse

Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company presents a summer season of thrilling musicals, breath-taking dramas and compelling new works on two distinct stages. The Playhouse is home to its major MainStage productions. The Rod and Gun Club is home to its OtherStages program.

While the talent and artistry on Weston’s stages comes straight from New York, Chicago and other renowned theatre hubs, the work is distinctly “home grown.” Weston’s Producing Directors craft each season for a discerning and enthusiastic regional audience. Each show is rehearsed and produced right in the tiny village of Weston. The actors, creative team and technical crew that gather in Weston each summer create a special community of artists. The theatre company has garnered the attention and acclaim of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Playbill, The BBC, Variety and countless others. In recent years Weston has expanded its reach by playing an important role in the development of new plays and musicals for the American theatre. With deep roots in its Vermont community, Weston continues to extend its branches into the theatrical firmament. More about the Theatre Company can be found at westonplayhouse.org   Tickets go on sale May 1st.

 2015 Schedule

JUNE 25 – JULY 12
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Junie B JonesJunie B. Jones

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park

Everybody’s favorite first-grader

Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.”

1 hour. No intermission.

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday matinees at 4pm; Friday and Saturday matinees at 1pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm.

JUNE 30 – JULY 11

Pump boys and DinettesPump Boys and Dinettes

by John Foley, Mark Hadwick, Debra Monk,
Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann

A down-home musical served with a smile

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp Diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country ballads and upbeat honky tonk tunes that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.

1 hour 30 minutes including intermission.

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm.

 

JULY 16 – JULY 25

Peter and the StarcatcherPeter and the Starcatcher

Play by Rick Elice. Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan

Winner of five 2012 Tony Awards, this play with music is “a Grownup’s Prequel to Peter Pan.” A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic original story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.
2 hours 20 minutes including intermission.

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm.

 

JULY 23 – AUGUST 9

the other placeThe Other Place

By Sharr White

The riveting new psychological drama
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. Weston favorites David Bonanno and Susan Haefner star for an unforgettable night of theatre.

1 hour 20 minutes. No intermission. Strong language.

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Saturday matinee at 2pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm.

 

JULY 30 – AUGUST 22

Guys and DollsGuys and Dolls

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on the Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon

The legendary Broadway fable

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City. The musical features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” and “Luck be a Lady.”

2 hours 40 minutes including intermission.
Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm.

 

AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 30

the road to whereThe Road to Where

by Cass Morgan

An uplifting journey told through stories and song
Broadway veteran and writer Cass Morgan takes us to County Clare, Ireland where she traces her roots and reflects upon the lives of her female fore-bearers as well as her own. With a gift for story telling and a beautiful voice, Cass shares her feelings of love and loss, of sorrow and hope. It’s where the River Shannon meets the open sea that the traveller discovers that home is indeed where the heart is. A trio of seasoned musicians joins Cass in creating a pub-like atmosphere where everyone is welcomed as family.
One hour 20 minutes. No intermission.
Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Saturday matinee at 2pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm

 

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 5

the glass menagerieThe Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

The timeless American masterpiece

Tennessee Williams’ classic of the American stage is a deeply personal and haunting “memory play”. An aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son (a would–be poet and the story’s narrator) gets swept in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find a husband for his painfully shy sister.

2 hours 30 minutes including intermission.
Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm.

 

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 WESTON AFTER DARK – the Cabaret

caberetThe perfect musical nightcap! Join us for an unforgettable hour of music and mayhem. Food and drink available in our intimate downstairs pub. The Cabaret starts 15 minutes after evening performances at the Playhouse (until 8/22 and not after preview performances). Tickets are just $12 – reservations are required.

Sunday Dinner & Cabaret

 

waving womenJoin us for three special Sunday Cabarets and a delicious buffet dinner.

– Dinner will begin at 5:30, following the matinee performance on the MainStage.

– The Cabaret performance begins at 6:30.

– The $40 ticket price includes dinner, cabaret, taxes and gratuity (grownup beverages/beer/wine are available for an additional charge).

– Advance reservations are required by calling the Box Office at 802-824-5288.

– Sunday Cabarets are on July 5 (following Pump Boys and Dinettes); July 19 (following Peter and theStarcatcher) and August 9 (following Guys and Dolls).

Sunday Cabaret patrons are reminded that the throwing of food during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Reservations for the Sunday Cabaret/Dinner package does not require purchase of a MainStage matinee ticket.