The Heart of Southern Vermont’s Art Scene
At the heart of southern Vermont’s art scene is the venerable Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. World-class performing arts, theatre & entertainment in Weston, Vermont have defined Summes for more than 75 years. Having recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, the Weston Playhouse, Vermont’s oldest professional theatre is a living testament to a community’s belief in the arts. In 1935, while the Great Depression was raging, Weston-born architect Raymond Austin was putting the finishing touches on a playhouse that one Boston Globe critic would dub ”the most beautiful theatre in New England.”
Theatre & Entertainment in Weston, Vermont
World Class Performing Arts at The Weston Playhouse
Located on the village green in the center town, Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company presents a summer season of Broadway’s favorite plays and musicals. Under the direction of Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, the Playhouse has expanded its offerings beyond the traditional summer months and created outreach programs that serve Southern Vermont audiences on a year-round basis. With an eye to the future, the Weston Playhouse continues to build on the tradition of quality entertainment and community involvement which has characterized it since its inception in 1937. For the current performance schedule and ticket information visit our webstie. World Class Performing Arts at The Weston Playhouse
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MainStage Performance at the Weston Playhouse 2013 Season
June 25 – July 6
by Willy Russell
An comic tale of self-discovery
An endearing working class woman chooses university enrollment over making babies, much to her husband’s chagrin. Rita’s sheer determination and simple wisdom charm her academically jaded tutor. Educating Rita won Britain’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best Comedy and demonstrates with warmth and wit how perseverance pays and how even the best teachers have a thing or two to learn.
Two acts. 2 hours, 10 minutes. Appropriate for ages 14+.
The Pulitzer and Tony-winning rock musical
Soaring and diving on a Tony-winning rock score, Next to Normal peels back the facade of a suburban family dealing with mental illness and other contemporary American struggles. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this emotional story reveals the risks and rewards of being truly alive.
Two acts. 2 hours, 20 minutes. Appropriate for ages 14+.
This Tony-winning musical extravaganza follows Peggy Sawyer, an aspiring chorus girl, as she realizes her dream of opening in a big Broadway musical, only to find herself thrust into the spotlight. With nostalgic favorites like “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” 42nd Street will lift your spirits and bring back fond memories of Broadway’s Golden Age.
Two acts. 2 hours, 20 minutes. Appropriate for all ages.
In this American masterpiece based on Harper Lee’s landmark novel, Atticus Finch dares to defend a black man in the 1930s Deep South. Seen through the eyes of Atticus’ tomboy daughter, Scout, the story is loved by millions not only for its focus on social injustice, but also for its genuine warmth and humor. To Kill a Mockingbird will be performed for our summer audiences for the very first time and for Vermont students as part of our celebrated School Matinee program.
Two acts. Two hours, 30 minutes. Appropriate for ages 13+.
Other Stage Performance at the Weston Playhouse 2013 Season
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
OtherStages in performance at the Weston Rod and Gun Club
June 20 – July 7
The WPTC Young Company
Book & Lyrics by Judith Viorst
Music by Shelly Markham
A charming tale for the whole family In this delightful adaptation of her popular children’s book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s
very bad day to music and brings to life one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in
his hair, his mother forgets to pack him desert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. It’s enough to
make one want to move to Australia! And it’s sure to bring a chuckle to young and old alike.
One act. 1 hour. Appropriate for all ages.
July 18 – August 4
by Zach Redler & Sara Cooper
A touching musical exploration of what it means to be a family.
Winner of Weston’s 2012 New Musical Award, Loving Leo is the story of David and Lena, whose childless marriage is
re-examined and reaffirmed when they take in Lena’s aging father-in-law. This touching story of an unconventional
American family is beautifully delivered on the words and music of an exciting young writing/composing team.
One act. 1 hour, 25 minutes. Appropriate for ages 14+.
This Blessed Plot
OtherStages in performance at the Weston Rod and Gun Club
August 15 – September 1
by Robert Westfield & Marc Wolf
A new one-man show starring Obie-winner Marc Wolf
The latest work by Obie-winning actor/writer Marc Wolf, who plays Joe Papp, Robert Moses, the Bible’s Moses,
among others, in this smart and funny one-man play about the battle for free Shakespeare in Central Park. Wolf,
who recently toured the country in his Another American: Asking and Telling, co-authored This Blessed Plot
with Robert Westfield, developing it in part at a Weston Artists Retreat.
One act. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Appropriate for ages 14+.
At the Weston Playhouse
Opera Theatre of Weston (OTW) is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing quality opera performances to school children and family audiences throughout southern Vermont. OTW offers professional productions at southern Vermont’s finest regional theatres as well as semi-staged Summer Preview Performances and Vocal Masterclasses featuring artists such as acclaimed baritone Sanford Sylvan and guest conductor from the San Diego Opera, Maestro Karen Keltner. Opera Theatre of Weston offers professional opera for kids and families, educational outreach programs: Opera for kids….with kids and Storybook Opera Project
Private vocal studio – all levels call 802-824-3821, or email email@example.com
While the talent and artistry on Weston’s stages comes straight from New York, Chicago and other reknowned 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.