This year promises to be a great one for Vermont theater! Arts enthusiasts will enjoy plays at Weston Playhouse during the summer and Northern Stage through the spring. A Christmas Carol is just finishing up at Northern Stage, and the 2015 season will kick off soon. Next Stage Arts Project in Putney, VT will also sometimes offer theater, but primarily features concerts, film showings and poetry readings.
Northern Stage is located in White River Junction, a 45-minute drive from our VT B&B.
Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward, will show from February 11 through March 1.
A ghostly comedy in which a novelist encounters the spirit of his dead wife through a spiritual medium, Madame Arcati.
Orwell in America, by Joe Sutton, will show from March 11 through March 29.
A drama about George Orwell’s book tour through America, in which a chaperone tries to convince him not to preach his socialist views.
Songs for a New World, by Jason Robert Brown, will play from April 8 to May 3.
This play is described as a ‘song cycle/musical revue’ embodies stories of new beginnings in song. A generational piece with a strong cast.
Weston Playhouse, in Weston, VT is a hit for summer theater-goers.
The first show will be ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ from June 30 to July 11.
This off-Broadway country musical has received great acclaims for its “down home music, joy and laughs.”
From July 16-25, see ‘Peter and the Starcatcher.’
This is the grown-ups prequel to Peter Pan, and winner of 5 Tony awards! A dozen actors play over a hundred characters.
‘Guys and Dolls’ will show between July 30 and August 22.
Enjoy this classic musical, an “oddball romantic comedy” set in a fantastical New York City.
And finally, between August 27 and September 5, see The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.
An American masterpiece, in which a nostalgic Southern belle wishes for a better life for her children.
Weston Playhouse also has a smaller venue, called “Other Stages”.
Junie B. Jones, a musical for children, will debut on June 25th and plays through July 12th. This hilarious little girl sings about the trials and triumphs of being in the first-grade.
The Other Place is a dramatic mystery, playing from July 23rd to August 9th. Described as “a riveting new psychological drama” and “a brilliantly crafted work, in which nothing is as it seems.”
There will be one last play (or musical) that has yet to be unveiled. It will take place in the second half of August…stay tuned!