Do you have an appetite for some satisfying family fun? Come enjoy some “Chicken Soup with Rice” on “Avenue P” with this year’s Young Company production of Really Rosie!
Opening the 2017 OtherStages series is the genius collaboration from the writers of Where the Wild Things Are and Beautiful. Really Rosie is based on Maurice Sendak’s timeless children’s books with a score by Carole King. In this upbeat and imaginative musical, Rosie, the self-proclaimed sassiest kid on the block, entertains her friends by producing an imaginary movie based on the exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) story of her life.
Young Company Director and Weston Playhouse Founding Director, Tim Fort, is thrilled to be working with 2017’s YoCo for this OtherStages production. Fort says, “We are all excited to be doing music by Carole King because it transcends generations. And of course, all of us grew up with Maurice Sendak’s insights into the pitfalls of childhood and the creative imagination of young adults. Given King’s and Sendak’s collaboration, this is not just a show for young audiences, but a delight for adults as well.”
Weston’s Young Company has been one of the most treasured programs since its start in 2000. The Young Company consists of a group of eight non-Equity actors who are either attending or have recently graduated from a conservatory or undergraduate training program. Since its creation, a number of Young Company alumni have gone onto grace the Broadway stage in blockbuster favorites, which include Les Miserables, Wicked, and Book of Mormon. Come see the 2017 future stars as they bring Rosie and her cohorts to life.
Really Rosie runs June 22 through July 9 at the theatre’s OtherStages at the Weston Rod and Gun Club (982 Route 100S). Show times are Tues-Thurs at 1:00, Fri-Sat 1:00 and 4:00, and Sun at 3:00. It runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are just $15 for adults and $8 for kids and can be purchased by calling the box office at 802-824-5288 or by visiting westonplayhouse.org.
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Above: Performance at The Little School. Photos by Tim Fort.