Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 8/10/2014

August 10
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Seussical Jr. in Broadway SEUSSICAL JR.
New England Youth Theatre

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Peter Pan Jr! in Broadway PETER PAN JR!
Lost Nation Theater
The magic of JM Barrie's tale of childhood, love, and adventure - complete with pirates, Hook, fairies, mermaids, comedy, clowning and puppets is brought to life onstage in Disney's musical theater adaptation by aspiring professionals.
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Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, VIOLETfollows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young womanaccidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist cancure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy NorthCarolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young blacksoldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it meansto be an outsider. One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, VIOLETastounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by Jeanine Tesori, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by Brian Crawleythat are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Itssimple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to anyscale production. VIOLET features a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.
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A Chorus Line in Broadway A CHORUS LINE
Weston Playhouse Theater
This blockbuster musical provides stirring glimpses into the lives of a group of dancers auditioning for spots in a Broadway chorus line. With its show-stopping songs, jaw-dropping dances, and heartfelt stories, this is the show for anyone who has ever dreamed about life in the theatre! Hits include "What I Did for Love" and "One."
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The Secret Garden in Broadway THE SECRET GARDEN
Stowe Theatre Guild
The Secret Garden is the story of Mary Lennox, an eleven year-old girl orphaned while living in India by an outbreak of Cholera. She is sent to the care of her uncle, Archibald Craven, a hunchback and a recluse who spends his days mourning the death of his wife, Lily, in a crumbling manor on the Yorkshire moors. Ignored by her uncle and reticent as a result of the many tragedies in her life, Mary at first rejects her new home. She is taken under the wing of the servants stationed at the Craven estate, Misselthwaite, and slowly comes out of her shell. She explores the manor's halls, its overgrown topiary maze, and the surrounding moors, discovering as she does that Misselthwaite holds many secrets. Among these are a garden, locked and forgotten after its caretaker, Lily, died, and a bed-ridden child, Colin-Archibald and Lily's son-hidden away by a wounded father and his jealous brother. Mary sets out to restore Lily's secret garden, along the way healing her sickly cousin and her haunted uncle. Adapted from the classic children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden was written by Lucy Simon (music) and Marsha Norman (lyrics). It premiered on Broadway in 1991, where it ran for 709 performances and received three Tony awards.
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The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns in Broadway THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: CAPS AND GOWNS
Weston Playhouse Theater
If you saw the prequel, you know you're in for a great time! It's Graduation Day in 1958, and ten years later in this infectious, family-friendly show featuring a quartet of lovely ladies singing a dazzling set of songs. Favorites include "Rock Around the Clock," "At the Hop," and "River Deep, Mountain High."
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Vermont THEATER Stories | Shows


All My Sons in VermontAll My Sons
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
(Runs 8/25 - 9/4)
Steel Magnolias in VermontSteel Magnolias
Waterbury Festival Playhouse
(Runs 9/22 - 10/8)
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
Oldcastle Theatre
(Runs 10/3 - 10/23)
The Consul, the Tramp & America’s Sweetheart~ World Premiere!
Oldcastle Theatre
(Runs 9/2 - 9/18)
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill in VermontLady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Dorset Theatre Festival
(Runs 8/18 - 9/3)


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