Weston Playhouse Boasts Record Year

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Weston Playhouse Boasts Record Year

Tue, 11/19/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (WPTC), Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company, completed its 66th anniversary season with record-breaking box office and critical success. The Theatre brought Vermont Premieres of Smokey Joe’s Café, Proof, The Triumph of Love, St. Nicholas, and David Copperfield, and two sold-out musicals, Oklahoma! and Chicago, both still playing on Broadway, to the Weston stage in an extended season that ran from June through October.
WPTC Producing Directors Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler acknowledged the unparalleled support of sponsors, contributors, patrons and volunteers, noting that “with the help of so many, the Weston Playhouse boasted higher profile productions, larger audiences, and the greatest number of subsidized tickets and accessibility services in its history.”
2002 marked the inaugural year for the WPTC Individual Sponsorship program. More than thirty-five individuals participated, providing vital funding for each mainstage production. In return, the sponsors enjoyed an insider’s view of the creative process, meeting the actors and directors, attending rehearsals and enjoying backstage tours.
Dedicated to educating its existing audience and to building the audience of the future through its growing Education and Outreach Programs, the Weston Playhouse added library reading programs, expanded school mentorships and sign interpreted performances to its growing list of services in 2002.