The 2023 Season at LNT

Show Overview

For all to see - it's 2023!!!
The 2023 Season at LNT!

 from LNT's 2019 production of Cabaret - a circle of actors, some facing forward, some backward in late 1920's garb staring down enthusiastic Nazi supporters highlighted are a very worried Taryn Noelle as Sally Bowles and William Pelton as Schmidt

Season Tickets Go On Sale Friday November 25th at Noon!

The 2023 Season Line Up
from Award-Winners to World Premiers! Shows that will stun you, take your breath away, and leave you breathless with laughter!

Vermont Stories, New Stories, Old Stories, Music, Dances, and Dreams take the stage at Lost Nation -  your community’s award-winning professional theater!

LNT has been hailed as “one of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by NYC Drama League and "Theater of the Decade" by Broadway World's 2020 Regional Theatre Awards.

Look for your favorite LNT performers, directors, and designers from the past 34 Seasons at Montpelier City Hall!

Folks like Lisa Gaye Dixon - who won hearts starring as Bessie in our production of Emily Mann's Having Our Say.  Longtime Fan Favorite Eric Love (39 Steps, Fully Committed, Eurydice, Complete Works of Shakespeare-Abridged); versatile virtuoso musical director Tim Guiles (Side by Side, Sweeney Todd, et al) and choreographer/actor/dancer/singer Taryn Noelle (Cabaret, Hairspray), lighting designer Samuel Biondolillo, and of course artistic directors Kim Bent and Kathleen Keenan.

Plus artists new to LNT!

For our 35th year in Montpelier City Hall, join us as we celebrate how we find our way, how we become who we are, and how we fight to be the owners of our own stories - all in typical LNT "eclectic" style - with world premieres, nods to classics, comedy, drama, and musical theater!

Get your season tickets (Yes! Subscriptions are back in 2023!) and have no fear of missing out!

Below are the shows and special events! (Note they listed are by category -no calendar date!)
Shows subject to change due to availability.

On The MainStage:

(scroll down for Special Events and Theater FOR Kids BY Kids Shows)

 April 13–30:  PASS OVER 

by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

Directed by Taniesha Duggan! (Juilliard, Hartbeat Ensemble)
"Powerful & Provocative"
The Guardian "Stunning & Lyrical …should be on every theatergoer’s must see list” - Broadway World
It's like Waiting for Godot meets Do the Right Thing!
In Nwandu's morbidly funny play, the playwright spins profanities into poetic, musical, and humorous riffs.
Moses and Kitch, stuck in the Ghetto, talk smack, pass the time, and hope that maybe today will be different. 
As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans.

Pass Over won the 2019 Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and was the first show to open on Broadway (at the newly renamed August Wilson Theatre) after the Pandemic.


By Erin Galligan Baldwin  

A woman’s search for her birth mother sends shock waves of secrets, shame, choices & consequences through generations.
Inspired by a true story, Erin Galligan Baldwin's new play asks “Who owns your story?”
Open Door Theatre's 2019 staged reading received rave reviews and standing ovations as the play's themes and events deeply touched audiences. 

Galligan Baldwin is an actor/director/playwright with an MFA in performance creation, and whose credits include Bread & Puppet, NYU, LNT and director of the award-winning drama program at U-32 High School.
LNT presents the World Premiere!


*July 20 –August 6:  THE ADDAMS FAMILY  -the musical comedy  

Eric Love is back to direct this award winning Spectacular!


In The Addams Family, America's darkest family comes to life in this original musical about love, family, honesty and growing up. 
Full of great music, fantastic dance sequences, and fabulous characters, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comic, campy, goth feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, encouraging love, acceptance and staying true to yourself!
And like Hairspray back in 2016, our directors & designers' ingenuity will make this big show fit into the theater!
Among others, The Addams Family features Taryn Noelle, Kathleen Keenan, and a host of local triple-threat teens, and stage veterans in their LNT debut.
"A Smart Big-Hearted Musical!"
"Comic Gold"


October 5-22 - SAM & JIM IN HELL

By Jeanne Beckwith

Samuel Beckett & James Joyce discover the afterlife is not all it's cracked up to be in this world premiere of Jeanne Beckwith's comic drama. It's about Language, it’s about Legacy, …Oh hell, it's about Life!
Beckett and Joyce commiserate, confide, cajole, criticize, and confound each other. They also trade wits with Colleen the Gatekeeper, Beckett's wife Suzanne and Joyce's daughter Lucia a. 

Jeanne Beckwith is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced across the country and internationally. LNT has also produced the premieres of her plays Love Letters -Made Easy and last season’s Both Eyes Open: The Annie Oakley Story. If the title sounds familiar, it's because LNT presented an on-line reading in March of 2021 which met with great excitement and calls for More!
Directed by Kim Allen Bent


Special Events:

December 16, 2022:  A Christmas Carol- A Ghost Story
Willem Lange's inimitable performance of Charles Dickens' winter holiday classic.
Lange uses the same "cutting" of the tale that Dickens himself performed.
7pm. Live on stage and Live-Streamed. Click here for more info.

December 21, 2022: Stories for the Season
LNT's celebration of the return of the light in story and song is back, live on stage!  One show only! 
Celebrate this magical time of the year with tales from a host of traditions. Find out more here.

February: Dear Liar (a staged reading)
Willem Lange and Roberta Harold star as George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell as they trade letters and barbs and reveal their unconsumated love.
A staged reading of Jerome Kilty's play. POSTPONED DUE TO INJURY. stay tuned.

March 18: Kick-Off Cabaret
Join favorite Lost Nation Theater artists for a fun concert of tunes, tales, and talks celebrating the company's 35 years in residence at City Hall; and getting us ready for the upcoming season. Your Em Cee is the inimitable fan fav - Rick Ames!

April & May: Community Conversations inspired by the themes in our mainstage productions of Pass Over and My Mother's Three Mothers.
April  25: Anything Goes Poetry Slam hosted by Geof Hewitt  - LNT proudly partners with Kellogg-Hubbard Library once again to celebrate Poem City and April as Poetry Month in Montpelier with this wild, fun, Slam for all ages.

In the Fall:
(Sept) Work in progress showing of new devised theater piece by Ben T Matchstick
(Sept/Nov) Showcases of Abenaki singers and storytellers such as Bryan Blanchette.


Theater FOR Kids BY Kids

March 3 & 4:  FROZEN JR
with music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez. book by Jennifer Lee

Based on the film and the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen Jr brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.
Frozen Jr features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, and the new songs written for the Broadway production, in a wonderfully imaginative ensemble-oriented production providing opportunities for all the performers to shine.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Anna and Elsa.
When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

(The culminating project of LNT’s advanced intermediate dance-theater production camp, performed by LNT's students age 9-18.). Directed & Choreographed by Leon Evans & Taryn Noelle. Musical Director Timothy Guiles.

directed by Erin Galligan Baldwin

The culmination of LNT's "Fractured Fables - Ensemble Storytelling" theater camp, has campers presenting their original 30-minute fully-staged show created from scripted sources, and improvisation, adaptation by director Erin Galligan Baldwin.
From Page to Stage in just 1 week! More details to come!

2023 Education Programs announced too! Click Here to Read More


All shows subject to change due to rights availability

Curtain Times and Ticket Prices will remain the same!

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