Summer theatre at Weston Playhouse in Vermont is one of my favorite attractions of Okemo Valley. Earlier this month, I went with my daughter Samantha and our exchange-student family member Yui to see Educating Rita. The cast of two put on an engaging performance. Even though the play was not my favorite selection, the play was thought provoking and insightful. The acting, the set, and overall the whole evening was a delight – as it typically is at Weston.
The line-up for the rest of the 2013 season looks great! At the beautiful historic Main Stage, located on the green in the heart of Weston village, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is performing three more shows this season. They’ll plunge directly into some heavy issues about family life and mental health in Next to Normal, a rock musical with a Tony-award winning score. And then they turn to some long-standing classics as they perform 42nd Street, the Tony-award winning musical about an actress trying to make it on Broadway , and To Kill A Mockingbird, a play that brings to life two of America’s favorite characters, Scout and Atticus Finch.
Just a few miles from the Main Stage is the “Other Stage,” located in the Weston Rod & Gun Club building on Route 100. Tickets are a bit less expensive for shows performed here, but really, I don’t see why – every seat is a great one, and the quality of each performance is just as good too! Each summer starts with a children’s show and this year’s was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. (My kids loved this book, I’m sad that we missed this performance.) Upcoming shows include Loving Leo, a new musical that explores family relationships, and The Blessed Plot, a one man play about the battle for free Shakespeare in Central Park.
Whether you are a seasoned theatre-goer or someone who thinks maybe it’s time to try theatre for the first time, Weston Playhouse is a great choice. Of course, we recommend that you consider our theatre package so you can enjoy two nights at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast. It’s a gorgeous drive between our inn in Proctorsville (Cavendish) and the Weston Playhouse. And our breakfasts are sure to impress you at least as much as the theatre does!