‘Chorus Line,’ ‘Uncle Vanya’ on tap at Weston; spring into CAFC; casting call at Ensemble Theatre; artist featured at River Artisans


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Weston announces 2014 theater season

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler has announced that its 2014 line-up will include the classic musical about theater A Chorus Line as well as the 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and the world premiere of the new rock musical, Analog and Vinyl.

On the MainStage at the Weston Playhouse: Analog and Vinyl, a new pop-rock musical set in a vintage record store, will run from June 26 to July 12; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a comedy by Christopher Durang, will run from July 17 to 26; A Chorus Line, the musical will run from July 31 to Aug. 23; and Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, adapted by award-winning playwright Annie Baker, will star Christopher Lloyd and Campbell Scott, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6.

OtherStages at the Weston Rod & Gun Club: The theater’s annual show for young families will be a hip new musical of The Three Little Pigs by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles, June 19 through July 12.

Also on stage: Actor/playwright Dael Orlandersmith in the Vermont premiere of her one-woman, Stoop Stories, July 24 through Aug. 3. The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, featuring tunes from the ’50s and ’60s, Aug. 14 to Sept. 7.

Single ticket and new subscription sales start May 1 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 802-824-5288 or online at www.westonplayhouse.org. Vt.ix must be booked by phone. Tickets also are available in flexible subscription packages.

Successful Stuff-the-Bus event

Successful Stuff-the-Bus event for Chester-Andover Family Center.

Family Center dons spring wear

Spring has sprung at the Chester-Andover Family Center. The Thrift Shop has shed its wintery duds and donned the bright colors of spring.
If you would like to be invited to participate in its monthly Surprise Bag Sales, drop by and provide your email address at the counter. Priced items will be half off and you’ll be able to take home a filled bag with un-priced items for $1.

The CAFC thanks everyone who made its Election Day Bake Sale a success, especially the bakers and members of the community who make it all possible by purchasing the food items or just made a donation.

The center expresses its gratitude to everyone who participated in the recent Stuff the Bus event at Shaw’s Springfield and, in particular, Linda Husband of RSVP, who arranged the fundraiser. The center’s Food Shelf was overwhelmed by 270 pounds of food plus cash donations.

Thrift Shop hours are: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays,; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Food Shelf hours are 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

The center is located at 908 Vt. Route 103 S. in Chester, (P. O. Box 302) 802-875-3236, email: cafc302@gmail.com, and website www.chester-andoverfamilycenter.org. For updates and photos check out its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chesterandoverfamilycenter.

Casting call for Edge Ensemble show

The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will hold auditions in April for Auld Lang Syne, an original play by local playwright Walter Lowe, with production planned for mid-November in Keene, N.H. Actors needed are: one black man, age 61; one white man, age 60; two white women, ages 29 and 50.

A gas stipend will be provided for actors traveling a far distance from Keene for rehearsals and performances.

Call Kim Dupuis at 603-352-5657 to arrange an audition or for more information.

Debbi Wetzel, April's feature artist at RAC

Debbi Wetzel, April’s feature artist at RAC

Debbi Wetzel is River Artisans’ featured artist

The River Artisans Cooperative in Saxtons River  announces its member, Debbi Wetzel, is its Artist of the Month.Wetzel is a nationally renowned artist who has partnered with her husband, Adam, in creating functional wooden-ware for over 30 years. Adam Wetzel handcrafts the small boxes, lazy susans and switch plates that Debbi Wetzel paints in her colorful, folk-art style. They also purchase locally made splint baskets that Debbi Wetzel decorates. In addition, she enjoys painting custom house portraits and Vermont village scenes on canvas. Currently, she is working on her chickadee series for spring.

The River Artisans Cooperative is at 26B Main St., Saxtons River. RAC hours are from noon–5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 juried members keep the store filled with a wide variety of items. New artists are welcome and may apply for membership at any time. For more information on Wetzel’s work or the River Artisans, call 802-869-2099, visit www.riverartisans.com or visit the store.



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