Up-Coming Shows

November 3-6, 2016

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

Producer: Todd Gordon

Auditions August 29 and 31 at Town Hall Theater
(possible callbacks on September 1)
68 S. Pleasant Street, Middlebury 05753
The libretto is available for perusal at the Town Hall Theater box office,
Monday-Saturday noon to 5:00pm, 802-382-9222.
More information HERE. Any questions should be addressed to: kvncommins@gmail.com

December 4-6, 2016

THE NUTCRACKER’S ADVENTURE

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Written and directed by Sarah Stone

Choreographer: Nancy Wollum

Producer: Mary Longey

The Middlebury Community Players Foundations will stage the children’s theater production of The Nutcracker’s Adventure in the Middlebury Union High School auditorium December 4-6, 2016. This will be the third year that Players Foundations has brought to life a fun musical dramatic portrayal of Tchaikovsky’s well known holiday-themed ballet. No matter each child’s unique abilities—dancing, singing, acting, gymnastics and tumbling, juggling, or just plain clowning around—this is a wonderful opportunity to show off his/her talent, learn self-confidence and enjoy a special first experience in Creative Dramatics. It’s also a chance for parent and child to perform together, since there are several adult roles! This is a free activity that only requires commitment and attendance. Open to ages 7-70! All children who audition will be cast.

Auditions on Saturday, September 10, 9:30am – noon,
Middlebury Union High School Auditorium,
73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury 05753
Register 9:00-9:30am.
NOTE: Children must be 7 years old by October 1 to audition.
Questions? Contact Director Sarah Stone at sstone7716@gmail.com
or Producer Mary Longey at mary.longey@gmail.com

February 9-12, 2017
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A Play by David Lindsay-Abaire

In Good People, Margie, a tough middle-aged “Southie” from the wrong part of Boston, loses her job and is one Bingo game away from homelessness.In reaching out to an old flame from her youth (who is now a successful doctor), Margie risks all as she tries to find a fresh start. Will Margie’s luck finally change for the better? An insightful comedy of class and culture, this play 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.

Director: Kristen Ginsburg

Producers: Mary Longey and Elizabeth Maher

Watch for more information to be posted.

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!

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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