Up-Coming Shows

Upcoming at Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse

Presented by Company Be,
MCP’s theatrical wing devoted to smaller, intimate plays.

 

September 8 & 9, 2018

My Dearest Friend: Lovers, Heroes, Scoundrels

by Jim Stapleton

Directed by Diana Bigelow
Produced by Jim Stapleton for Company Be

My Dearest Friend is a performance piece based on the letters and diaries of Abigail and John Adams. John Adams, our second president, and his wife, Abigail, spent much of their married life apart; John was often away on government business of one sort or another. The letters between them are a testament to their affection, insights, and originality, as well as a window into the machinations of the Revolutionary period and the building of our nation. The piece includes a running narrative which provides a historical context for the letters and features popular songs of the period.

John Adams: Jim Stapleton
Abigail Adams: Diana Bigelow.

Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse
1197 Exchange Street, Middlebury

Tickets are $10 cash or check at the door only

Please do NOT call VT Coffee Company,
as they do not have any information on the show.
Advance reservations are not available,
however, the theater seats 75 comfortably,
and we have never had a problem accommodating everyone.

Questions? Call (802) 735-8041.

Two Performances Only:

8:00pm on Saturday, Sept. 8

2:00pm on Sunday, Sept.9

90 minutes with one intermission.

 

Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 2018

Town Hall Theater in Middlebury

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics‎: ‎Lisa Lambert‎ and ‎Greg Morrison

Book‎: ‎Bob Martin‎ and ‎Don McKellar

Casting is complete for our hilarious Fall Musical, and the result is an exciting mix of regulars and performers new to MCP. You won't want to miss this show!

See the cast list HERE and more information below.

Director: Kevin Commins

Producers: Maria Stockman, Eileen Corcoran
Music Director: Harper Michaels
Choreographer: Kendra Gratton

Stage Manager: Dora Greven

The Drowsy Chaperone is presented to the audience by The Man in the Chair, an agoraphobic theater-lover who regularly cheers himself up by playing an LP from his box of Broadway albums. He puts the record of his favorite show, the 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, on the stereo and when the needle hits the groove, an hilarious pastiche of 1920s musicals begins, constantly broken by the interruptions, critiques, and explanations of The Man in the Chair.

The play-within-a-play uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. All the while, the Man in Chair comments, interrupts, and even back-cues Janet at one point. The first act ends with Janet calling the wedding off, to Robert’s dismay and Feldzieg’s delight. But by the time we reach the end, all misunderstandings have been cleared up, not only is Janet’s marriage back on, but she’s joined by three other couples, and everyone dances the big finale.

Shows are November 29 – December 2, and December 6 – 9, 2018, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont.

Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

The Drowsy Chaperone is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International, Inc., NY, NY. mtishows.com

Past Productions

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2018

            • Picasso at the Lapin Agile
            • Boston Marriage
            • Proof
            • Church and State

2017

            • Good People
            • Working
            • Love Letters
            • The Crucible
            • How to Eat Like a Child (And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up)

2016

            • Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound
            • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
            • The Fantasticks
            • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2016</li

2015

            • Boeing Boeing
            • Monty Python's SPAMALOT
            • The Good Doctor
            • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2015

2014

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

2013

            • Play On!
            • Threepenny Opera

2012

            • An Afternoon in France
            • Annie
            • Swingtime Canteen

2011

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

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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