Weathervane's Patchwork Players Season Announced
Weathervane Announces Patchwork Players 2019 Lineup as part of their 54th Season. Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby have announced the 2019 Patchwork Players Season. These musicals will feature the Weathervane Intern Company.
Leading off the season will be Life On A Plate by Miles Burns. Kirby and Paulini will co-direct and choreograph. Life On A Plate will open on July 3 at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem with performances at the Weathervane on July 5 and 12. There will be another touring performance on July 10 at a theatre to be announced.
Next up is The Adventures of Tommie Sawyer by Valarie Speaks and Dale Jones. The production will be directed and choreographed by Grace Livingston-Kramer. The Adventures of Tommie Sawyer will open at the Colonial in Bethlehem on July 17. Weathervane performances will be presented on July 19 and 26 with an additional performance on July 24 in Colebrook.
The third show of the season will be written and directed by Miles Burns. Performances of Billy Goats Gruff will take place at the Weathervane on August 2 and 9, following a July 31 opening at Bethlehem's Colonial Theatre. There will also be a performance on August 7 at a theatre to be announced.
The final show of the 2019 season will be written by the company and conceived, directed and choreographed by Kirby. Performances of Families are like Fudge will be August 14 at the Colonial, August 21 at another theatre on tour and August 16 and 23 at the Weathervane Theatre. All performances listed above are at 11am.
The company will appear on the Main stage in a concert performance of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's 8 time Tony Award Winning Best Musical Spring Awakening. There will be 3 performances on July 23, 31 and August 20 at 8pm.
The 54th Main stage season include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Sister Act. Cast, creative team and a full schedule will be announced shortly. Season 54 officially opens on July 6 with the annual Bubble and Squeak. Performances continue for 8 weeks through August 31 culminating in audience favorite Best Of.
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alumni Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, 4 time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari'el Stachel.
Information is available by calling 603.837.9010 or visiting our website www.weathervanetheatre.org.