This year’s revue is a tribute to Weathervane Co-Founder and Producing Director Gibbs Murray.
WHITEFIELD, NH – August 12, 2019 – The Weathervane Theatre Alumni Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enlarging creative and financial support for the Weathervane Theatre, is pleased to announce the 20th annual alumni show – Our Original Drummer Boy: A Tribute to Gibbs Murray. This special benefit performance is in honor of Gibbs Murray – celebrating his 80th birthday and the 54th season at the Weathervane Theatre. A long-time summer resident of Whitefield, Murray has been influential to the artistic growth of the North Country for more than half a century. A man of many talents on stage and off, Murray’s work can currently be seen in the scenic design of three current Weathervane Mainstage productions (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Murray is also the creator of all of Weathervane logos and each season draws by hand unique logos for each Mainstage production.
Our Original Drummer Boy: A Tribute to Gibbs Murray will be performed on Sunday, August 18 at 2:00pm at the Weathervane Theatre – 389 Lancaster Road, Whitefield, NH. This special performance, directed by Brandi Varnell and Brendan O’Brien, will feature Weathervane Theatre alumni Kirsti Carnahan, Deborah Jean Templin, Lydian Devere, Nicole Sakowitz, Brandi Varnell, Rick Farrar, Jeff Zadroga, Jay Johnson, Kameron Kierce, and other returning alumni. The performance will support the Weathervane Theatre Alumni Association. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at weathervanetheatre.org or by phone at 603.837.9322.
- Gibbs Murray before giving one of his famed pre-show curtain speeches at the Weathervane Theatre
- A very talented scenic artist, Gibbs’ handwriting has become synonymous with Weathervane Theatre. Here is Gibbs in 2013 painting Weathervane’s famous roadside playbill sign.
- Also a performer, in years past Gibbs was frequently found on stage where he was featured in numerous Weathervane productions.