We're Back for More- it's 2024!!!
LNT's 35th Season at montpelier city hall!
No flood is going to dampen our spirits or keep our lights from shining!
Season Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday December 13th at Noon!
The 2024 Season Line Up
from Award-Winners to World Premiers! Shows that will stun you, take your breath away, and leave you breathless with laughter!
Old Stories, New Stories, Music, Dance, 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 years at Montpelier City Hall!
Folks like Stoph Scheer - who won hearts and howls of laughter starring in such shows as Complete Works of Shakespeare-Abridged, Hound of the Baskervilles, Comedy of Errors, etc).
Longtime Fan Favorite Eric Love (39 Steps, Fully Committed, Eurydice, Complete Works of Shakespeare-Abridged) is back to direct! Plus versatile virtuoso musical director Tim Guiles (Side by Side, Sweeney Todd, et al) and choreographer/actor/dancer/singer Taryn Noelle (Cabaret, Hairspray), costume designer Cora Fauser, director Ann Harvey, 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!
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Below are the shows and special events! (Note they listed are by category -no calendar date!)
Shows subject to change due to availability.
(At this time, there is no elevator in our home of Montpelier City Hall, since it was knocked out of service by the devastating flood.)
On The MainStage in 2024:
(scroll down for Special Events and Theater FOR Kids BY Kids Shows)
April 4–21: I AM MY OWN WIFE
by Doug Wright
starring fan favorite Stoph Scheer.
"saucy, sagacious, entirely fascinating" - Village Voice "
A truly remarkable experience in the theatre, I AM MY OWN WIFE is a must-see…” - NY Theatre
Meet Charlotte von Mahlsdorf: a real-life trans woman who managed to survive Nazi Germany and the East German Communist regime.
I Am My Own Wife won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play.
In the past few years, Stoph became one of the first openly trans and non-binary people to ever puppeteer in Hollywood. Well known for playing multiple characters of different genders in numerous Lost Nation shows such as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], The Mystery of Irma Vep, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stoph returns to tackle this challenging and charming solo show, where they once again play numerous characters of all genders!
May 30–June 16: THREE SISTERS FOUR WOMEN
By Laura Michele Erle and Samantha Haviland
An intimate, fun, and modern reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s classic story of hope in the hardest times.
One that puts The Three Sisters points of view front and center!
Get privy to the inner lives - and secret loves - of our protagonists: the three sisters, and their 'interloper' sister in law, as family and personal politics threaten to drive them apart.
Laura Erle is well known to Lost Nation Theater audiences for her work as an actor in such shows as Sense & Sensibility (2017), Twelfth Night (2018) and Turn of the Screw (2019).
We are delighted to welcome her - and her new play which received its world premiere at NYC's SoHo Shakespeare - for our 35th Season at City Hall!
LNT presents the Regional Premiere!
July 18 –August 4: THE PROM -the musical comedy
Book & Lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN Book by BOB MARTIN
Music by MATTHEW SKLAR
Based on an original concept by JACK VIERTEL
IT'S TIME TO DANCE!
Eric Love is back to direct this award winning Spectacular!
Taryn Noelle choreographs!
Down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who just wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend.
And like Hairspray back in 2016, our directors & designers' ingenuity will make this big show fit into the theater!
Among others, The Prom 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!"
October 10-27 - THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
"we are such stuff as dreams are made on..."
Fall Foliage Shakespeare is Back!
Shakespeare's magical final play is a tale of reckoning and redemption.
It is brimming with comedy and romance, and the hazards of greed & revenge.
And it's Shakespeare at his best.
Directed by Ann Harvey (who started our Shakespeare tradition with us!).
Featuring our founder, Kim Bent, as Prospero.
December 13 & 14, 2023 (available online through Dec 31, 2023): Two For Christmas by David Budbill
“Two for Christmas” is two shows in one.
Travel back in time to 1479 England for Act 1 — and end up in Budbill’s mythical Judevine with Antoine, Doug, Arnie, and Tommy in Act 2!
A Staged Reading featuring many of our cast members from our 2012 touring production.
Just two nights! (Also available via live stream and digital recording). Get Details & Tickets
December 19, (available online through Dec 31, 2023): 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 31, 2023 MONTPELIER'S NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: THE BEAT GOES ON!
Lost Nation Theater is delighted to partner with Shidaa Projects to create a day-long celebration showcasing artistic organizations and artists that have made this community their home for many decades.
Funded in part by a grant from Montpelier Alive with additional funding from National Life Group, Shidaa & LNT will present and coordinate a wide variety of family focused activities in multiple venues throughout Montpelier from 2pm-8pm.
From family movie at the Savoy, to workshops, music from Sara Grace Band, Arthur Zorn and company, and a drumming, dancing & theatrical concert at Lost Nation Theater.
Celebrating our community and what makes it special. All events are free! (Donations gratefully accepted!)
February 3: Tim Jennings: Words & Music - a Family Show
Master storyteller and celtic musician Tim Jennings is back at LNT with a program just right for kids of all ages!
This 1pm hour-long show is specially geared for families!
February 16 & 17: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Lost Nation Theater is thrilled to be partnering with Mosaic Vermont to bring this ground-breaking theatrical experience to central Vermont once again!
A staged reading, directed by Jeanne Beckwith, of this "Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving.” (Variety) play.
Benefits LNT & Mosaic VT. (On site at LNT the 16th & 17, and on the road Feb 23 & 24)
March 22 & 23: The 2024 Kick-Off Cabaret
Dan Bruce, Kathleen Keenan and Taryn Noelle in concert! They're joined by more favorite Lost Nation Theater artists for a fun evening of tunes, tales, and talks celebrating the company's 35 years in residence at City Hall. Stay tuned for more details. A Benefit for LNT & the Montpelier Strong Recovery Fund.
April 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 annual, wild, fun, Slam for all ages.
April & May: Community Conversations inspired by the themes in our mainstage productions of I Am My Own Wife and Three Sisters Four Mothers
In the Fall:
(Sept/Nov) Showcases of Abenaki singers and storytellers such as Bryan Blanchette.
Theater FOR Kids BY Kids
March 1 & 2: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
based on the novel by CS Lewis
Adapted for stage by Don Quinn
Further adapted for dance-theater presentation by Kim Bent, with Tim Guiles, Taryn Noelle.
"They Open A Door And Enter A World”
CS Lewis' classic story of mystical adventure during WWII, gets a modern twist in this dance theater presentation while retaining the spirit of original. Love, forgiveness, journeys of self-discovery, and dance are at the forefront of this fun 45-minute staging complete with live music & singing.
A wonderfully imaginative ensemble-oriented production providing opportunities for all the performers to shine.
(The culminating project of LNT’s advanced intermediate dance-theater production camp, performed by LNT's students age 9-18.). Directed & Choreographed by Taryn Noelle. Musical Director Timothy Guiles.
August 9, 2024: FRACTURED FABLES - African Tales
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 in consultation with Shidaa Projects.
From Page to Stage in just 1 week! More details to come!
2024 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!
Sadly, the elevator (knocked out of commission by the flood) in our home within Montpelier City Hall will not be able to be replaced in time for the show - but we will be live-streaming for those who aren't able to be with us in person since we cannot provide wheelchair/walker access during this emergency situation. Please call us (802-229-0492) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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