Give My Regards to Disney – 25 Years of Disney on Broadway, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Made of Wood – Pinocchio, and Land of the Lost Stories will be performed outdoors at the Weathervane as well as throughout northern New Hampshire this summer. These productions will also be live streamed from inside the Weathervane every Tuesday in July and August.
WHITEFIELD, NH – June 29, 2020 – Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby are proud to announce the 2020 Patchwork Players Season (Give My Regards to Disney – 25 Years of Disney on Broadway, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Made of Wood – Pinocchio, and Land of the Lost Stories) will be live streamed from inside the Weathervane every Tuesday at 11 AM in July and August. For the first time families can watch these productions from the comfort of their own homes. These live streamed productions are in addition to the already scheduled Friday 11 AM performances at the Weathervane.
Now in its 30th season, the Patchwork Players are known for their 11 AM Friday performances in July and August performed inside the Weathervane. This year those performances will be held outside as our Picnic with Patchwork series. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket and a snack and enjoy a great show for the whole family – all while still being able to maintain social distancing and other safety regulations.
Also brand new to Weathervane and the Patchwork Players are 11 AM Tuesday live streams from the Weathervane. Now anyone from anywhere can enjoy these entertaining family-oriented live theatre performances.
Tickets for livestream and outdoor performances available now at weathervanetheatre.org. Livestream and ticketing packages also available.
Featuring the members of the Weathervane’s highly competitive Intern Program, these productions will also play 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. Ticket prices vary by venue. Visit weathervanetheatre.org for schedule and more info.
Due to COVID-19 many theatres have cancelled or postponed their 2020 seasons. Known for its perseverance, Weathervane was determined to present live theatre in the North Country.
“I did not want to break an 85 year streak of professional theatre in the North Country,” said Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. “This pandemic has no doubt affected arts organizations in profound ways as it prevents us from essentially practicing any part of our craft. However, I am lucky to have an incredible, dedicated and innovative staff and instead of throwing in the towel and saying “see ya next year” we decided to innovate. Innovation like this will ultimately be how the future success of the Weathervane is measured.”
Patchwork is not the only programming to be transformed due to COVID-19. All of Weathervane’s previously announced titles for its 2020 Mainstage series have been postponed to 2021. The Mainstage series will now consist of three productions – three original revues (Shakespeare, Broadway, Rock and Roll) as well as two high energy Broadway musical comedy hits and a dark and snappy coming of age comedy – titles and dates to be announced soon.
In preparation for this season all artists and staff quarantined for two weeks in Weathervane’s artist residence. Weathervane has also employed resident medical staff to ensure the health and safety of the artists and staff as well as the residents of the North Country.
Tickets for Patchwork performances are now sale at weathervanetheatre.org. Tickets range from $7.50 – $9.50. Ticket and Livestream Packages available. Mainstage titles and tickets to be on sale soon. For more information call 603.837.9322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information will be available on our website – www.weathervanetheatre.org.