Monday, December 31, 2012

2013: A Collection of Dreamers




Weston’s 2013 season is populated by a collection of dreamers whose stories will send you out of the theatre full of hope. 

Our MainStage seasons features four modern classics.  In Educating Rita (remember the film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters?), a ballsy hairdresser seeks to better herself with an Open University course taught by a sodden middle-aged professor.  Both lives change in surprising ways in this delightful spin on the Pygmalion story.

Next To Normal took Broadway by storm in a production directed by Rent’s Michael Greif.  The Goodman family struggles with life’s many challenges, striving to be just “next to normal.”  Their victory is as inspiring as the score is unforgettable.  Don’t miss this exciting Vermont Premiere!

42nd Street follows small-town girl Peggy Sawyer as she realizes her dream of opening in a big Broadway musical, only to find herself thrust into the lead.  With toe-tapping favorites like “We’re In the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” 42nd Street will lift your spirits and bring back fond memories.

Atticus Finch dares to defend a black man in the American south in To Kill A Mockingbird, made famous in the film starring Gregory Peck.  Told through the eyes of Atticus’ tomboy daughter, Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird is a true American classic, seen for the first time on Weston’s stage.

Our OtherStages series at the Weston Rod and Gun Club hosts two exciting premieres.  Loving Leo, winner of our 2012 New Musical Award, is the story of David and Lena, whose childless marriage is re-examined and reaffirmed when they take in Lena’s aging stepfather. 

This Blessed Plot is the latest work of Obie-winning actor/writer Marc Wolf, who plays Joe Papp, Robert Moses, and the Bible’s “Moses Moses,” among others, in this smart and funny one-man play about the battle for free Shakespeare in Central Park.

Our talented Young Company will perform a musical version of the children’s classic, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, reminding audiences of all ages that even the worst of days will pass.  And they will be joined by guests from our Equity company in a return to the much-loved musical revue format of Weston’s late night Cabarets, the perfect theatrical nightcap.

We think it all adds up to a magical summer of much-needed renewal.  Come dream with us!   

-Steve 

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