Patchwork Players 2020 Productions Announced as Part of 55th Summer Season

Patchwork Players 2020 Productions Announced as Part of 55th Summer Season

WHITEFIELD, NH - January 30, 2020 - Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby are proud to announce the 2020 Patchwork Players Season. Featuring the members of the Weathervane Intern Program, these four family friendly productions will play in July and August at the Weathervane and throughout the week on the road at Bethlehem’s Colonial Theatre, Lancaster’s Rialto Theatre, Bretton Woods’ Omni Mount Washington, and Colebrook’s Great North Woods Center for the Arts.

Give My Regards to Disney - 25 Years of Disney on Broadway Conceived by Marisa Kirby and Ethan Paulini “Be our guest” and join us as we celebrate Disney’s 25 years on Broadway! Featuring your favorite tunes from the Disney stage productions of Aida, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies, and Tarzan. At the Weathervane: Fridays at 11 AM - 07/03 and 07/10 On the Road: Wednesdays: 06/24 at 10 AM (Rialto), 07/01 at 11 AM (Colonial), 07/08 at 11 AM (Colebrook) Saturday at 9:30 AM: 07/04 (Omni Mt. Washington)

Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical Book: Melvin Tunstall III Music: Greg Borowsky Music, Lyrics, Original Concept: Douglas Lyons Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, the award-winning musical Polkadots is a colorful history lesson for people of all ages - reminding us that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. At the Weathervane: Fridays at 11 AM - 07/17 and 07/24 On the Road: Wednesdays: 07/15 at 11 AM (Colonial), 07/22 at 10 AM (Rialto) Saturday at 9:30 AM: 07/25 (Omni Mt. Washington)

Made of Wood - Pinocchio By Miles Burns Inspired by the characters in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi 1 What happens to Pinocchio after he’s turned into a real boy? Join Pinocchio, Gepetto and the Blue Fairy on Pinocchio’s 13th birthday on their journey to self-acceptance. At the Weathervane: Fridays at 11 AM - 07/31 and 08/07 On the Road: Wednesdays: 07/29 at 11 AM (Colonial), 08/05 at 10 AM (Rialto) Thursday at 9:30 AM: 08/13 (Omni Mt. Washington)

Land of the Lost Stories By Kevin “Nalts” Nalty What happens to a fairytale character when their story is no longer being told? They get discarded to the “Land of Lost Stories.” Cherished characters from The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and other well-known stories meet for the first time and have to work together. Can they overcome their weaknesses and face their fears to escape the island? Join us on this pop infused Broadway musical adventure and find out! At the Weathervane: Fridays at 11 AM - 08/14 and 08/21 On the Road: Wednesdays: 08/12 at 11 AM (Colonial), 08/19 at 10 AM (Rialto) Thursday at 9:30 AM: 08/27 (Omni Mt. Washington)

The Patchwork Players will kick off their season with their annual musical revue Interns at the Inn at the Inn at Whitefield on Tuesday, June 30th and will conclude with a Best of Patchwork performance Friday, August 28th at 11 AM at the Weathervane.

Nationally recognized, the Weathervane Intern Program is a highly competitive program. Comprised of a dozen performers selected from a nationwide search, these early career professionals represent some of the nation’s top musical theatre training programs. In addition to the Patchwork Players season, the Weathervane Intern Program company will headline the Mainstage summer production of Green Day’s American Idiot.

Joining American Idiot, Weathervane’s 55th Mainstage Summer season (July 3 - August 29) includes The Addams Family, Buyer & Cellar, Kinky Boots, Amadeus, and Hello, Dolly!. Cast, creative team, and a full schedule will be announced shortly.

Early Bird Season Subscriptions and Gift Certificates for Season 55 are now sale at weathervanetheatre.org. For group sales and other additional information call 603.837.9322 or email boxoffice@weathervanetheatre.org. Single tickets for Season 55 will be on sale this spring. Tickets for Patchwork productions at Weathervane are $6 and vary by venue on the road. Additional information will be available on our website - www.weathervanetheatre.org