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<center><strong>2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival</center></strong>

2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now in its 44th year, the Chester Fall Festival is weekend filled with toe-tapping music, great arts and crafts, good food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. There is no wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 […]

Vibrant cast of 'Million Dollar Quartet' worth it

Vibrant cast of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ worth it Talented Weston performers put on 'toe-tapping music fest'

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Early rock ‘n ‘ roll rears its pompadoured head in the high-octane jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse. Over two intermission-less hours we are treated to a music catalog of early rock, R&B and gospel music performed by a talented and vibrant cast that handles two […]

'A Doll's House Part 2' another theater gem

‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ another theater gem 'Hilarious and bold,' sequel stands perfectly on its own

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm offers up another gem of a production with A Doll’s House, Part 2, a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 controversial masterwork . In playwright Lucas Hnath’s sequel, it is 15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life and now returns to the […]

Artists sought for Derry exhibit, sale

Artists sought for Derry exhibit, sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society will exhibit the works of local artists from Aug. 3 to Sept. 1 at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. There will be an artists’ opening reception from 5 to 7 […]

Weston's 'West Side Story' infused with energy

Weston’s ‘West Side Story’ infused with energy Stunning ensemble work, choreography in a timely musical

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC W ho would believe that a Broadway musical with social underpinnings would be as relevant today as it was 60 years ago, but that’s how it is with the American classic West Side Story, which is being given a dynamic revival at Weston Playhouse. West Side Story is, […]

'Fun Home' is a must-see theater experience

‘Fun Home’ is a must-see theater experience A witty, endearing musical of serious themes

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse continues its inaugural year at the new Second Stage at Walker Farm with the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. And it is everything a theatergoer hopes for — it entertains, it enlightens, it engages. The production never puts a foot wrong and we are rewarded with gem […]

Opening night of 'Our Town' a mixed bag

Opening night of ‘Our Town’ a mixed bag

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town begins the new summer season at Weston Playhouse and the production is a mixed bag at best. In 1938, it was a challenging stage experiment, and it has come down through the years to become an American classic — an […]

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director Susanna Gellert comes from New York, Baltimore theaters

Susanna Gellert has been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the Weston Playhouse Theater Company’s new executive artistic director. Gellert, currently associate producer and director of the Studio at New York’s  Theatre for a New Audience, comes to Weston with 15 years of experience in New York and regional theater and a long-standing […]

Arts events: May 11-May 19, 2018

Arts events: May 11-May 19, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. May 11: Acoustic folk concert in Bellows Falls Joe Jencks, […]

Arts events: May 4-May 6, 2018

Arts events: May 4-May 6, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. May 4: NEYT’s ‘James and the Giant Peach, Jr’ New […]

Arts events: April 26 through May 1, 2018

Arts events: April 26 through May 1, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Save the Date: 16th Annual Music in the Meadow On […]

Arts events: April 20 through April 21, 2018

Arts events: April 20 through April 21, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, . Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. April 20: Chamber series continues with Windscape The Brattleboro Music […]

Arts events: April 11-April 14, 2018

Arts events: April 11-April 14, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. April 11: Learn dry stone art from Dan Snow Add […]

Arts events: April 6 through April 8, 2018

Arts events: April 6 through April 8, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. April 6: ‘America’s First Citizen’ in Claremont The Claremont Opera […]

Arts events: March 24 through March 25, 2018

Arts events: March 24 through March 25, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 24: Celtic Harp masters in Bellows Falls Experience Scottish […]

Arts events: March 17 through March 18, 2018

Arts events: March 17 through March 18, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 17: Cabin Fever Radio Follies of 2018 in Walpole […]

Community events: March 17 through March 21, 2018

Community events: March 17 through March 21, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 17: Cross-Class Dialogue Circles begin Sign up now for […]

Arts events: March 8 through March 10, 2018

Arts events: March 8 through March 10, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 8: Student art featured at Main Street Arts The […]

Arts events: March 3, 2018

Arts events: March 3, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Springfield Community Band seeks members The Springfield Community Band is […]

'Borderline,' Weston's 2018 New Musical Award winner in concert March 3

‘Borderline,’ Weston’s 2018 New Musical Award winner in concert March 3

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced that Aryanna Garber and Benjamin Velez are the winners its 12th Annual New Musical Award for their musical Borderline. The winners of the award will come together with a small ensemble of actors to rehearse and record selections from the score with Grammy winner Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom […]