(WHITEFIELD, NH) – The Weathervane Theatre is thrilled to announce this year’s performance of the annual Bubble and Squeak will once again be free to the public thanks to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health services company in New England.
A Weathervane fan favorite, Bubble and Squeak is the annual season opener - an evening of song introducing North Country audiences to the upcoming season as well as the incredible resident company of artists bringing the productions to life. This year Bubble and Squeak will kick off Weathervane’s first fall season as opposed to the summer season (which concluded August 30th).
Weathervane recently made national headlines when it was approved by Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing American actors and stage managers in the theatre, to be the first theatre since the pandemic to produce an indoor theatrical performance with multiple performers.
“If ever there were a time to celebrate the Weathervane it is now! Bubble and Squeak is about family, familiar and new,” said Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. In this challenging time, I can’t wait to share the incredible group of artists that will present the first ever fall season and collectively celebrate the resilience of the Weathervane.”
Unlike the summer season where performances were livestreamed, Bubble & Squeak, as well as the fall season, will be performed to in person audiences only. Audiences will be capped at 25% capacity and be socially distanced throughout the theatre. Masks are required on the premises. Complimentary disposable masks are available upon entry and sanitization stations are located at all entrances. After every performance the facilities are professionally deep cleaned.
Additional changes for the health and safety of the artists, staff, and guests include no post-performance meet and greet, digital playbills and ticketing, contact tracing, and installation of a brand new HVAC/Air Purification System that not only filters the air, but provides heat and air conditioning. In addition to self-quarantining on the premises before the start of their contract, artists are subject to daily temperature checks and evaluations by company medical staff prior to reporting to work.
This year’s Bubble and Squeak on Saturday, September 5th will feature selections from the upcoming season (including Little Shop of Horrors and The World Goes ‘Round) as well as highlights from this past summer season. Curtain is at 7pm for this one night only event. Tickets are by reservation only through Weathervane’s Box Office (email@example.com or 603-837-9322). The box office, located at 389 Lancaster Rd in Whitefield, is open Wednesday - Saturday 10 - 2pm and on performance nights 5pm - 7pm.
Tickets and subscriptions for the fall season (Little Shop of Horrors, Miracle on South Division Street, and The World Goes ‘Round) are on sale at www.weathervanenh.org. The 3-show alternating repertory runs September 9 - October 10th with 7pm performances Wednesday through Saturday. Additional 2pm matinee performances are held every Saturday as well as on Sunday, October 11th.
Season 55’s Mainstage series is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Anthony & Elisabeth Colacino, Bank of New Hampshire, and Presby Transportation Museum.
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alumni Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.
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