Our 80th Anniversary Season is, in part, a celebration of creative collaboration and inspired partnerships. We are thrilled to acknowledge Vermont Public Radio as our chief media sponsor for several shows, including Man of La Mancha, Mamma Mia! and All My Sons.
A brief background: “In 1975, four Vermonters gathered to create a public radio station for Vermont. National experts tried to dissuade them, reasoning that Vermont was too rural a state to support a station solely by listener support. Vermonters proved them wrong on every count. Look at us now! Vermont Public Radio was made possible by thousands of Vermonters that volunteered and contributed funds to provide ongoing access to programming that informs, educates and entertains and we’re still going strong. For the past decade, the station has consistently ranked as one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the country, based on radio listening per capita.
As a state-wide resource, VPR is integral to the journalistic and cultural life of the region. Listeners are regularly heard on VPR, via call-in conversations on the daily noon newsmagazine Vermont Edition. Although it may have grown in size, VPR is still driven by its original mission: to extend involvement in contemporary affairs through programming that provides context to the events of today and the impact they have on the lives of Vermonters.”
We love VPR’s Vermont Edition as well as their commitment to covering the arts. Check out Weekly Conversation on the Arts, and Art Hounds with Mary Williams. You can tune in at any of the stations listed below, or at vpr.net.
Next month, make sure to listen for a “Norman Conquests” spot promoting our collaboration with Dorset Theatre Festival and Northern Stage. Our three theatres are partnering to produce British playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s celebrated comic trilogy! More than a year in the planning, the project has three nationally prominent directors working with the same cast and creative team on successive productions of the three plays in White River Junction, Dorset, and Weston.
The stories follow the amorous exploits of assistant librarian Norman in and around an English country house on a summer weekend and we invite you to travel along! Northern Stage will produce the first of the three comedies, Living Together, under the direction of Peter Hackett at the company’s new Barrette Center for the Arts, April 20 to May 8.
On behalf of the entire The Norman Conquests team, many thanks to VPR…media sponsor of the collaboration. Go Vermont Arts, Go! Get out there and have some fun!