An Evening with Andrea McArdle
July 24 - 8:00 PM
Theatre icon Andrea McArdle graces our MainStage with a concert celebrating the great American songbook from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to the sound stages of Hollywood. Filled with anecdotes about the legends with whom she has worked and with songs that became the soundtrack of America, Andrea sings songs of love, life, joy, our yesterdays and our “tomorrows.”
Andrea McArdle exploded onto the Broadway scene as the original “Annie,” which made her the youngest performer nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her subsequent Broadway credits include originating roles in Starlight Express and State Fair and starring as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Fantine in Les Miserables. Her concert appearances range from Carnegie Hall to the Met, and now – for one night only – the Weston Playhouse. Click here to order your tickets today!
25th Anniversary Screening of Where the Rivers Flow North
August 6 - 6:30 PM
Filmmaker Jay Craven will present a special evening in tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher, who passed away unexpectedly in late January. Craven has made five “Vermont Westerns" during his 28-year collaboration with Mosher. He will present a 20-minute talk, “My Life, So Far, With Howard,” in which Craven will detail his often-daunting exploits, making the films, and his always-humorous experiences, working with Mosher. And he will explore what it was, personally and artistically, that kept him coming back for more.
Following his talk, Craven will present a 25th anniversary screening of his film, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Academy Award nominee, Rip Torn, Native American actress, Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall), and Michael J. Fox. Set in 1927 Vermont, Rivers tells the story of an old Vermont logger and his Native American mate who face the extinction of their way of life when the local power company plans to build a giant hydro dam that will flood them off their land. Lord and Bangor face emotional and physical challenges as they struggle with the power company, Vermont’s unforgiving terrain, and their own thorny relationship. Festivals include Sundance, Vienna, and Vancouver. Special screenings include The Smithsonian, Lincoln Center, and the Harvard Film Archive. Rivers was one of three U.S. finalists for Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Breathtakingly beautiful” – Bob Mondello, National Public Radio.
“A freshness rarely seen on screen.” – Caryn James, NY Times
“Powerful and unconventional.” – Geoff Gilmore, director, Sundance Film Festival
“The performances are remarkable.” — Gregory Peck
David E. Sanger on “Decoding the Trump Administration”
August 13 - 8:00 PM
New York Times National Security Correspondent David E. Sanger returns for his annual insider’s look at the people and events that shape our world. The evening includes Sanger’s wise and witty take on current affairs followed by a moderated question and answer session and a chance to meet and mingle over refreshments.
Journalist David E. Sanger was a member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams and is the author of the New York Times best seller The Inheritance. A regular on Charlie Rose, Washington Week, and other prominent news programs, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Don’t miss his exclusive summer appearance at the Playhouse. Click here to order your tickets today!
Joe Iconis and Family
October 1 - 8
Writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis brings his merry band of musical theatre punks back to Weston! Audiences will remember Joe and his family of actor/singer/musicians from our 2015 production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and the accompanying Cabaret. Join them for a rousing celebration of Joe’s award-winning songs, a unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree.
Composer, lyricist, bookwriter, and performer Joe Iconis’ music has been heard on NBC’s Smash, in top New York clubs like Feinstein’s 54 Below and Joe’s Pub, and in theatres across the country. He and his favorite collaborators will open our new second stage at Walker Farm during Vermont’s peak foliage week with some of the hottest work in the musical theatre. Click here to purchase your tickets today!