Up-Coming Shows

December 2-4, 2016

THE NUTCRACKER’S ADVENTURE

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All performances will be at
Middlebury Union High School,
Charles Avenue, Middlebury, Vermont

Tickets only $6!

Friday, December 2 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 3 - 2:00pm matinee
Sunday, December 4 - 2:00pm matinee

Running time is about 90 minutes including a
15-minute intermission, a perfect introduction to
theater for young children!

Refreshments will be available for sale, to benefit the MCP Scholarship Fund.

All tickets $6,
available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office,
802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday noon to 5pm,
or online anytime at Town Hall Theater website

Tickets will also be available at the door at Middlebury Union High School,
but we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance!

Written and directed by Sarah Stone
Choreographer: Nancy Wollum
Vocal Music: Chuck Miller
Stage Managers: Emily Stone and Meg Dowdie
Costumes: Gretchen Beloin and Kaley Sunderland
Properties: Drew Kiernan and Renée Ursitti
Makeup: Diane DiLoreto
Producer: Mary Longey

A Middlebury holiday tradition is once again singing and dancing its way into town at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium during the “Very Merry Middlebury Weekend” December 2-4. Middlebury Community Players’ Foundations presents our own special retelling of the original Nutcracker story in musical form. So charming and appropriate for all ages, whether you’re in pre-school or retirement, this children’s musical theatre production includes Tchaikovsky’s famous music, with clever lyrics and choreography by Nancy Wollum, script and stage direction by Sarah Stone, and vocal music direction by Chuck Miller. With tickets only $6, don’t let the holiday season pass you by without including this show in your family’s fun festivities this year.

A list of the cast of 36 can be seen HERE.

February 9-12, 2017

GOOD PEOPLE

 

A Play by
David Lindsay-Abaire

 

Director: Kristen Ginsburg

Producers: Mary Longey and Elizabeth Maher

 

Thanks to all who auditioned for Good People! Many incredibly talented people tried out for roles. We are delighted to announce the cast below:

Margie - Kate LaRiviere
Jean - Maria Stockman
Dottie - Sarah Stone
Kate - Tami Shearer
Mike - Christopher Ross
Stevie - Alex Nicosia

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. An insightful comedy of class and culture, Good People was a Broadway hit (Francis McDormand won a Tony for Best Lead Actress in 2011), darkly funny and surprisingly touching.

*Contains profanity and mature themes.

GOOD PEOPLE is presented by special arrangement
with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

 

Apr 27 - May 7, 2017

WORKING

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Book by Nina Fason and Stephen Schwartz

Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers,
Micki Grant, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Birkenhead

The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. It's a highly original look at the American landscape that's simply impossible to forget.

Director: Dora Greven

Vocal Music Director: Kerianne Severy

Band Music Director: Glendon Ingalls

Producer: Kevin Commins

Stage Manager: Mary Longey

More information to come!

November 3-6, 2016

Thank you to all who came to see THE FANTASTICKS!

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Music by Harvey Schmidt

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

Originally presented by Lore Noto at The Sullivan Street Playhouse, New York City.

The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in American history. When it opened in the Sullivan Street Theater in 1960, nobody would have predicted that it would still be playing there in 2002! Its delightful story of romance, comedy, illusion, magic, and the bittersweet lessons of life has proved irresistible to generations of theater goers.

Director: Kevin Commins
Music Director: Michael McCord
Producers: Mary Longey and Kevin Commins

Cast:
El Gallo: Todd E. Gordon
Matt: Cameron Steinmetz
Luisa: Allison Devery
Huckabee: Jim Wright
Bellomy: Richard Isenberg
Henry: Lonny Edwards
Mortimer: Glen Eastman
The Mute: Kaitlin Rice

THE FANTASTICKS was presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials were also supplied by MTI.
www.MTISHows.com

Past Productions

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2016

            • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
                          • Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound

                  2015

                            • The Nutcracker's Adventure
                                          • The Good Doctor
                                                        • Monty Python's SPAMALOT
                                                                    • Boeing Boeing

                                                          2014

                                                                    • The Musical Story of the Nutcracker
                                                                    • OLIVER!
                                                                    • Almost, Maine
                                                                    • Four Beers

                                                          2013

                                                                    • Threepenny Opera
                                                                    • Play On!

                                                          2012

                                                                    • Swingtime Canteen
                                                                    • Annie
                                                                    • An Afternoon in France

                                                          2011

                                                                    • Funny Girl
                                                                    • The King and I
                                                                    • Henry & Emily

                                                          2010

                                                                    • Still Life
                                                                    • The Sound of Music
                                                                    • The Permit
                                                                    • Sam & Laura

                                                          2009

                                                                    • Lettice and Lovage
                                                                    • 50th Anniversary Show
                                                                    • Cinderella
                                                                    • The Music Man

                                                          2008

                                                                    • Godspell
                                                                    • Our Town

                                                          2007

                                                                    • To Kill a Mockingbird
                                                                    • Swingtime Canteen

                                                          2006

                                                                    • The Dining Room
                                                                    • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
                                                                    • Jake’s Women

                                                          2005

                                                                    • Little Shop of Horrors
                                                                    • The Seagull

                                                          2004

                                                                    • Over the River and Through the Woods
                                                                    • Working

                                                          2003

                                                                    • Twelfth Night
                                                                    • The Pirates of Penzance

                                                          2002

                                                                    • Chicago
                                                                    • A Trip to the Moon

                                                          2001

                                                                    • Carnival
                                                                    • An Evening of One Acts
                                                                    • The School for Scandal

                                                          2000

                                                                    • The Merry Wives of Windsor
                                                                    • A Marvelous Party
                                                                    • Steel Magnolias

                                                          1999

                                                                    • Sylvia
                                                                    • Three Postcards
                                                                    • The Hummingbird
                                                                    • Oliver!

                                                          1998

                                                                    • Gin Game
                                                                    • Narnia
                                                                    • Approaching Zanzibar
                                                                    • Henry and Ramona

                                                          1997

                                                                    • Follies
                                                                    • The Rage of Dreaming Sheep

                                                          1996

                                                                    • Hello Dolly!
                                                                    • Dracula
                                                                    • How to Eat Like a Child…

                                                          1995

                                                                    • Iolanthe
                                                                    • Goodbye, Howard
                                                                    • Arms and the Man
                                                                    • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

                                                          1994

                                                                    • The Real Inspector Hound  and After Magritte
                                                                    • Gypsy
                                                                    • The Age of Dinosaurs
                                                                    • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

                                                          1993

                                                                    • Damn Yankees
                                                                    • Greater Tuna
                                                                    • Really Rosie

                                                          1992

                                                                    • Kiss Me Kate
                                                                    • The Aspern Papers

                                                          1991

                                                                    • Mame
                                                                    • Bus Stop

                                                          1990

                                                                    • The Sound of Music
                                                                    • Woman in Mind

                                                          1989

                                                                    • Oklahoma!
                                                                    • Egad, What a Cad!
                                                                    • The Dining Room

                                                          1988

                                                                    • Tomb with a View

                                                          1987

                                                                    • Don’t Step on My Footprint
                                                                    • The Music Man
                                                                    • Hay Fever

                                                          1986

                                                                    • California Suite
                                                                    • Annie
                                                                    • Wait Until Dark

                                                          1985

                                                                    • No Sex Please, We’re British
                                                                    • Princess Ida
                                                                    • PDQ Bach
                                                                    • The Little Foxes

                                                          1984

                                                                    • The Rose Tattoo
                                                                    • Gee, Wasn’t I Great Tonight? (25th Anniversary Show)
                                                                    • Dessert Theater

                                                          1983

                                                                    • The Night of January 16th
                                                                    • Two Gentlemen of Verona
                                                                    • Little Women
                                                                    • Curse You, Jack Dalton
                                                                    • The Hound of the Baskervilles

                                                          1982

                                                                    • Hansel & Gretel
                                                                    • Old Times
                                                                    • Ladies in Retirement

                                                          1981

                                                                    • Butterflies Are Free
                                                                    • Everyone
                                                                    • The Man Who Came to Dinner
                                                                    • Beauty and the Beast
                                                                    • Adaptation
                                                                    • The Lady’s Not for Burning
                                                                    • No Exit
                                                                    • A Cabaret: Cole Porter Songs

                                                          1980

                                                                    • You Can’t Take It With You
                                                                    • A Little Night Music
                                                                    • The Bald Soprano
                                                                    • Orpheus Descending

                                                          1979

                                                                    • Blithe Spirit
                                                                    • Madwoman of Chaillot
                                                                    • And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
                                                                    • Johnny’s Town (original musical comedy)

                                                          1978

                                                                    • Sugar
                                                                    • The Cat and the Canary
                                                                    • Miss Julie, Plaza Suite, Act II
                                                                    • Suddenly Last Summer
                                                                    • Final Dress Rehearsal, Skits

                                                          1977

                                                                    • The Sorcerer
                                                                    • Mr. Pim Passes By

                                                          1976

                                                                    • Fiddler on the Roof
                                                                    • The Lion in Winter

                                                          1975

                                                                    • Oliver! (with College Farm Players)
                                                                    • The Pirates of Penzance
                                                                    • Ways and Means

                                                          1974

                                                                    • The Night of January 16th

                                                          1973

                                                                    • Tick Tock Bevin (original musical comedy)
                                                                    • High Button Shoes

                                                          1972

                                                                    • Oh, Kay
                                                                    • Spoon River Anthology

                                                          1971

                                                                    • Guys and Dolls
                                                                    • The Permit (original musical comedy)

                                                          1968

                                                                    • Lady Audley’s Secret

                                                          1967

                                                                    • A Thurber Carnival

                                                          1966

                                                                    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
                                                                    • South Pacific
                                                                    • Harvey

                                                          1964

                                                                    • Caine Mutiny Court Martial

                                                          1963

                                                                    • Wonderful Town
                                                                    • Damn Yankees

                                                          1962

                                                                    • Guys and Dolls
                                                                    • Solid Gold Cadillac

                                                          1961

                                                                    • Night Must Fall
                                                                    • My Three Angels
                                                                    • Born Yesterday

                                                          1960

                                                                    • Sabrina Fair
                                                                    • All My Sons

                                                          1959

                                                                • A Visit to a Small Planet

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