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
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
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
2014 Season at a Glance
June 26 – July 12
Set in a vintage record store, this new musical comedy by Broadway composer Paul Gordon follows struggling storeowner Harrison and his quirky co-worker, Rodeo Girl, when a mysterious customer makes them a devilish offer they can’t refuse.
July 17 – July 26
This hilarious and timely comedy is set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where three middle-aged siblings grapple with their lives in the company of a soothsaying cleaning woman, a sexy boy toy, and a star-struck ingénue.
The legendary Broadway musical
This blockbuster musical provides stirring glimpses into the lives of a group of dancers auditioning for spots in a Broadway chorus line. With its show-stopping songs, jaw-dropping dances, and heartfelt stories, this is the show for anyone who has ever dreamed about life in the theatre! Hits include “What I Did for Love” and “One.”
A fresh take on a modern classic
When an aging professor returns with his beautiful young wife to his family’s country estate, tempers flare and passions are ignited. Remaining true to the brilliance of Chekhov’s wistful comedy, award-winning playwright Annie Baker’s acclaimed new translation will be set in contemporary Vermont in this exciting new production of a timeless favorite.
June 19 – July 12
“Then I’ll huff and puff and blow your house in.” You know the story. Now come see Weston’s talented Young Company of Broadway hopefuls in a delightful new musical version by the composers of Mary Poppins that is sure to bring down the house.
July 24 – August 3
In this riveting drama, Obie-winning actress and playwright Dael Orlandersmith takes us on a remarkable tour of New York City by embodying a gallery of intriguing characters – from the everyman to the extraordinary – all from a single uptown stoop.
August 14 – September 7
If you saw the prequel, you know you’re in for a great time! It’s Graduation Day in 1958, and ten years later in this infectious, family-friendly show featuring a quartet of lovely ladies singing a dazzling set of songs. Favorites include “Rock Around the Clock,” “At the Hop,” and “River Deep, Mountain High.”
Come back and re-visit our website soon – as more information about each production is unveiled. And mark your calendar:
Tickets go on sale May 1st.