Season 47 Finds Weathervane Theatre Alive And Kickin'

 

With their unique rotating repertory schedule, the Weathervane Theatre offers a rollicking first week of multiple openings at their Whitefield theatre. Three main stage shows will open in less than a week's time, bringing music and merriment for a 47th summer in the North Country.

Sassy ladies best their braggart boss and show who's really running the office in Dolly Parton's musical version of her earlier comedic film. The energetic contemporary musical offers a lively start to the season.

There's no doubt that dog may be man's best friend -- but there's plenty of comic amusement when Sylvia noses into the lives of one New York City couple. If two's company, then three can really crowd a relationship -- with much amusement for observers. Forget all those viral pet videos and see what happens when a husband, a wife -- and a few others -- make room for "Sylvia." The comedy opens on July 12.

And with summertime prime for reunions, come along when a gang of former child stars reunite, ruminate, and reminisce with scenes and songs. "Moose Capades, a Reunion," is also a return to an earlier original concept and revue from Weathervane Artistic Director Jacques Stewart. Reappearing with a new script -- and new original music, arranged by Music Director Colin Keating -- "Moose Capades" promises to be a romp and a reminder of the enduring joy of friendships old and new.

This summer's "Alive and Kickin'" theme is aptly chosen as the Weathervane emerges from a devastating fire that destroyed their original theatre barn and thousands of square feet of crucial work space. With repairs and rebuilding evident at their Lancaster Road home, they've filled their repertory bill with lively productions all summer long. Four more main stage shows join the alternating schedule this summer: Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate"; Broadway hit "Avenue Q"; Ken Ludwig's comedy "Moon Over Buffalo"; and Mel Brooks' musical version of his hit film "Young Frankenstein." Plus every Friday at 11 a.m., the stage rocks with family-friendly Patchwork Players shows, and August ushers in Windsock Camp for kids and special events. Info at www.weathervanetheatre.org and by phone at 603-837-9322.

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