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Derry, Wallingford artists team up to paint Rutland mural

Derry, Wallingford artists team up to paint Rutland mural

Garrison Buxton of Londonderry has teamed up with Wallingford artist Stacy Harshman of the Sparkle Barn to create an indoor mural at the Vermont Farmers Food Center, home of the Rutland Winter Farmers Market, 251 West St., in Rutland. The mural, which took 10 days to finish, is painted with a combination of acrylic and […]

Joyous, tragic, exuberance of WPTC's 'Indecent'

Joyous, tragic, exuberance of WPTC’s ‘Indecent’

By David Lampe-Wilson 2019 © Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse finishes its season with Paula Vogel’s Indecent and it is safe to say that they have saved the best for last. Indecent is a gem of a play that encompasses a host of ideas as it challenges its audience to keep up with diverse themes. […]

Grafton Cheese features mural by Chester artist

Grafton Cheese features mural by Chester artist

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester artist Amy Mosher has completed a bucolic mural for the Grafton Village Cheese Co.’s viewing room at its facility at 533 Townshend Road in Grafton. The 340-square-foot mural portrays Vermont’s rural landscape complete with the cows and sheep that provide milk to make Grafton’s cave aged cheeses. Mosher had […]

Chester resident's quilt places 3rd in Billings Farm People's Choice awards

Chester resident’s quilt places 3rd in Billings Farm People’s Choice awards

Chester resident Linda Diak took a third place award in the small to medium category for quilt Circle #1 at the Billings Farm & Museum‘s 2019 People’s Choice awards during the 33rd Annual Quilt Exhibition. More than 15,000 visitors viewed the recent exhibition and nearly 1,000 ballots were cast for favorite quilts. The results: FULL […]

Weston's 'Virginia Woolf' challenges actors, audience

Weston’s ‘Virginia Woolf’ challenges actors, audience

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse closes its mainstage summer season with Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy/drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. This is a marathon evening; opening night ran three-plus hours. It is an endurance test that challenges four actors to create larger-than-life characters out of reams of Albee’s caustic […]

'Always ... Patsy Cline' fine musical entertainment

‘Always … Patsy Cline’ fine musical entertainment Seibert as Cline delivers amazing and effortless singing

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm goes Country with Always … Patsy Cline, not so much a play as a two-volume tribute album of greatest hits. While the music is great and the vocals are stellar, Ted Swindley’s book for this jukebox jamboree is as emotionally empty as the […]

New 'Oklahoma!' saved from quaint old self

New ‘Oklahoma!’ saved from quaint old self

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical together was Oklahoma!, a celebration of America as seen through the transformation of the Oklahoma Territory into our 46th state. As staged at Weston Playhouse, Oklahoma!, is less an historic marker than a call for inclusion in our current socially fractured times. This […]

Curious hearts, complicated lives come alive in 'I and You'

Curious hearts, complicated lives come alive in ‘I and You’

By Bob Behr ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse’s newest offering, Lauren Gunderson’s I and You, is a beautifully written — and beautifully presented — story of two young people at a critical moment. If you go (and you should), your first impression will be scenic designer Tim Mackabee’s spectacular stage set, which remains in […]

Fresh creativity flows through 'The Fantasticks'

Fresh creativity flows through ‘The Fantasticks’

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse has kicked off its 83rd season with a reimagined production of The Fantasticks. This classic and charming musical fable has been given a fresh, breezy take by director Susanna Gellert, who also serves as the theater’s new executive artistic director. A new creativity flows through this […]

A fun ride through 'Phantom Tollbooth'

A fun ride through ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ Talented cast, direction, choreography keep trip exciting

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse kicks off its 2019 season with a production of The Phantom Tollbooth, performed by members of the Weston Playhouse Young Company at the new Walker Farm venue, and the performers of this summer-long program give it their all in this musical version of Norton Juster’s classic […]

WPTC's new executive artistic director debuts<br>  with 'The Fantasticks'

WPTC’s new executive artistic director debuts
with ‘The Fantasticks’

Susanna Gellert, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company‘s new executive artistic director, will make her Weston directorial debut with the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, which will run June 20 through July 13. Gellert brings her successful history of delivering fresh perspectives and contemporary relevance to classic, well-known works such as Tamburlaine, Measure for Measure and A […]

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

Green Peak Alliance announces the winners of the 1st GPA Windsor County Youth Public Service Announcement contest. Maria Nadeau and Melanie Litchfield, students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, won the $200 grand prize, which was contributed on behalf of the Windsor Rotary and Springfield Rotary clubs. The contest focused on students creating a PSA […]

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Holiday, community & arts events: Dec. 19-28

Holiday, community & arts events: Dec. 19-28

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Dems to hold heat fundraiser for Family Center; <br>CAES, Weston Playhouse get Arts Council grants

Dems to hold heat fundraiser for Family Center;
CAES, Weston Playhouse get Arts Council grants

Chester, Andover Dems hold heat fundraiser for Family Center The Chester and Andover Democrats will hold its annual Holiday Housewarming Fuel & Food Fundraiser at Baba a Louis Bakery,  92 VT-11 in Chester, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. There will be plenty to eat and drink at this event, which is […]

'Two Trains' heartrending end to Weston season

‘Two Trains’ heartrending end to Weston season

By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Theater-goers at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm are getting a huge treat this month, with August Wilson’s heartrending, heartwarming drama Two Trains Running. The play is the latest in Weston’s American Masters series. And, yes, this is the work of a master. Two Trains Running is a compelling, […]

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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 […]