2020 is Unveiled!!!
Lost Nation Theater has announced its 2020 Season.
All Individual show tickets will be on-sale by January 15, 2020 - But Season Tickets Are On Sale Now
The 2020 Season Line Up
from Tony-Winners to World Premiers! Shows that will stun you, leave you shaking with laughter and take your breath away.
Classics, Comedies, Current Hits and Vermont Stories take the stage at Lost Nation - your community’s award-winning professional theater, hailed as “one of the best in America”
Look for your favorite LNT performers, directors, and designers from the past 30 Seasons at Montpelier City Hall during the season, plus introductions to new artists involved with each show!
For our 32nd year in Montpelier City Hall, join us as we celebrate a Salute to Women, honoring the hard-fought win for the right to vote just 100 short years ago. Every play, musical, and comedy we’re presenting in 2020 is either written by a woman, features strong female protagonists, or highlights the achievements of women.
April-May: Gruff! The Musical
by Ora Fruchter, Christopher Scheer and Toby Singer. A Co-Production with Dopplescope. Gruff will be directed by and star Chris Scheer.
An epic fairytale eco-musical and interactive reinvention of Three Billy Goats Gruff for all ages. In a world that's become a toxic junkyard, a young goat discovers Troll Valley – the only surviving oasis left on Earth. Will her elders drill for fuel there? Will her quest to make the world green again succeed? The Fate of the World hangs in the balance. Is it for kids? Is it for adults? YES! Gruff! combines multiple styles of puppetry with physical theater, comedy and unforgettable songs.
“Endlessly Inventive” - NY Times
June: The Into The Breeches. by George Brandt
“We Can Do It!” So said Rosie the Riveter, and so say the women in this vibrant new comedy!
t’s 1942, and the leading men of the Oberon Play House are fighting overseas. With “The Show Must Go On!” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the Oberon’s season opener, an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we’re all in it together.
A moving comedy about the singular way art and community reveal our boldest selves even in the darkest times.
"Touching, timely, triumphant...heartwarming and hilarious – yet political, tough and thought-provoking." - Westerly Sun
July: Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson
Have you ever had your heart broken? Have you ever wanted to just run away? Who hasn’t!
In Brilliant Traces, Rosanna takes that desire to the extreme. She runs away from her own wedding! Fleeing from Arizona in full wedding regalia!
Driving without destination, she finally breaks down in the midst of a whiteout in Alaska, stumbling her way into Harry’s remote cabin. And that's when the real adventure begins!
"Beautiful. Yes, your heart can be broken. But if you're lucky, it can be healed as well, perhaps completely by chance, without ever really looking for it at all." - Backstage
Will feature Courtney Wood (Silent Sky, Syringa Tree, Sylvia)
July -August - it's Theater FOR Kids BY Kids time - in 2020, the fully produced musical mounted by our most advanced students is Frozen Jr!
August - Les Filles du Quoi by Abby Paige.
The new one-woman show by acclaimed Vermont performer, Abby Paige, is an autobiographical exploration of ancestry, identity, and storytelling.
An American with French-Canadian roots immigrates to Canada, a century after her great-grandparents immigrated in the opposite direction.
She has questions:
- What does “francophone” mean?
- What’s the deal with the queen?
- Why is Jack Kerouac the only Franco-American anyone’s ever heard of?
- Is Céline Dion a witch?
With this comedic, bilingual one-woman show, writer and performer Abby Paige looks for answers, crossing the borders between English and French, the past and the present, the living and the dead, history (L’Histoire) and stories (les histoires).
October - Ragtime
by Lynne Aherns, Stephen Flaherty, & Terrance McNally
from the book by E.L. Doctorow
"A Triumph for the Stage" - Time
"Stunning - Start to Finish" - Playbill
The worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine in this epic, soaring musical about America at the start of the 20th Century. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are deferred.
Sweeping, Epic Tony-Winner traverses the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience - the anthems, the marches, and of course - the ragtime!
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2020 Education Programs announced too! Click Here to Read More
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All shows subject to change due to rights availability
Curtain Times and Ticket Prices will remain the same!