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Christopher Lloyd: past, present, future

For more than 40 years, Christopher Lloyd has been entertaining audiences. His most famous role is Doctor Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy. This Summer, Lloyd returns to his roots, performing in Our Town at the Weston Playhouse. Scott Fleishman sat down with the 79-year-old to talk about the past, the present and of course, the future. [WCAX]

Weston Playhouse juggling tradition and transition

Steve Stettler was 21 when he first arrived at the Weston Playhouse in 1973 for a small part in a summer production of “Our Town.” So imagine the full-circle feeling as the once-fledging actor, now 65, is directing the same show on the same stage as he prepares to retire after a lifetime working at Vermont’s oldest professional theater company. [Vermont Digger]

Anne of Green Gables

Each year The Weston Playhouse auditions students at some of the outstanding music programs in the country to select its Young Company. This group  performs a family show, takes part in the Main Stage musical and does the nightly cabarets. Bob and I always enjoy talking with the Young Company. They bring energy and talent to all they do during the summer. [More Theatre Talk]

Weston has a new Director

This week Oliver K. Olsen, chairman of the board of directors of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, announced Susanna Gellert has been chosen to be the company’s new executive artistic director. [Rutland Herald]

The Family Room: Young artists bring family classics to life

A musical and a dance recital coming up in the next week are offering two beloved family stories on stage, “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Anne of Green Gables.” [Rutland Herald]

New Musical Wins a Union Recording

The writer/composers for the award-winning project 'Borderline' complete a professional demo recording of the show created under a union contract with Grammy winner Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom Records. [Allegro]

The Lowe Down: Introducing ‘Borderline’

Creating a musical comedy about a psychiatric diagnosis is certainly an intriguing idea, but making it truly funny, deeply touching, entertaining – as well as authentic – is a real achievement. [Times Argus]

Weston Playhouse 2018 Season

One of our pleasures each year is interviewing Steve Stettler, one of Weston's three founding directors, about the upcoming season. This year is going to be spectacular. A grand finale to celebrate Steve, Mal, and Tim in their final year at Weston's helm." [More Theatre Talk]

Weston 101 Ratches Up Audience Education

In 2016, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm launched an ambitious audience education program called Weston 101. The premise is simple: Provide audiences with in-depth background information about the theater company's upcoming season to pique their curiosity and entice them to see the shows. [Seven Days]

Weston Playhouse Announces 2018 Season, Prepares for a New Era

For Tim Fort, one of Weston Playhouse’s three longtime directors, their swan song season marks something of a return to his first year at Vermont’s oldest professional theater. He was still theater student, as was fellow director Steve Stettler, who also came for the first time in 1973... [Rutland Herald]

The Lowe Down: Saluting three kings of Vermont theater

Despite its vitality and no lack of passion, the Vermont arts community is fragile, with much of it held together by a thread. So when one of the state’s most venerable arts institutions makes a seismic shift, it could lead to disaster, but... [Rutland Herald

Weston Playhouse set to open $6.3 million second home

Once upon a time Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney only had to see a barn to start shouting “let’s put on a show!” The Weston Playhouse, set to open a $6.3 million second stage and community center beside the silos of the nearby Walker Farm, needed a little more help... [VT Digger]