Arts Calendar: Theater
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Weston’s First Annual New Works Festival is a two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work at varying stages of development. The first year series includes Steppenwolf actor/writer Molly Regan's one-woman play "The Accidental Curator," presented in a fully staged workshop production following development at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre and Chicago's Steppenwolf. Award-winning theatre writer Kait Kerrigan's "Father/Daughter" will receive its first ever public reading, and artist/activist Judith Sloan's "Yo Miss!," developed in part at a Weston Artists Retreat, will take its next leap in a full onstage reading.
Festival Passholders receive discounts, guaranteed seats for the readings, and an invitation to an evening of selections from our Young Playwrights program in which teaching artists mentor local students to find their voice in original short plays. Visit westonplayhouse.org for the full schedule, details about each project, and ticket information.
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
The Dorset Players will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
a musical comedy that takes place in a middle school gym where six quirky adolescents participate in a spelling bee run by 3 equally quirky adults. Performance dates are May 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM and May 20 and 27 at 2:00 PM.
Directed by Todd Hjelt, the cast features Joey Blane, Courtney Carter, Suzi Dorgeloh,
Dana Haley, Billy Jamieson, Lilly Kelly, Allie McGahie, Tom Norton, Chris Restino and Dan Silver. Musical direction by Gary Schmidt and choreography by Erika Schmidt. Music and Lyrics are by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman.
Tickets are available by calling 802-867-5570 or on line at www.dorsetplayers.org.
The box office will be open May 15-17 and 22-24 from 3:30-6:30 and 2 hours before each performance. There will be an after show reception on May 18 and Dorset Players members get 2 for 1 tickets for the May 19 show. The Playhouse café will be open for coffee and dessert 45 minutes before each performance and at the intermission.
Presenting sponsors for this production are The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern and Vermont Renewable Fuels. Show sponsors are Amy Thebault Design, Haskins Gas, Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, The Vermont Country Store and VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. This show is presented through agreement with Music Theatre International.
5/18/18 7:30pm - 5/28/18 4:00pm
Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset