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Nothern Stage’s “Annie” – Local but not Yokel!

January 6th, 2012 by donnanandersen

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Northern Stage 2011 - 2012 Season

I have had the privilege of attending many shows in NYC’s Broadway and Hartford’s, Bushnell but last night I had the opportunity to view a real local treat.  Northern Stage brought the musical “Annie” to real life on its stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction.  We are all familiar with the setting; 1933; the music, “It’s the Hard Knock Life”,  “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and of course, “Tomorrow”; and the story of Little Orphan Annie & Daddy Warbucks.  What was so special is the intimacy of the theater – there is not a bad seat in the house and what’s more you feel you are part of what is happening on stage.  Add to that the quality of the equity performers from NYC and, in this case, the local talent and you have a recipe for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Lyme can even boast a rising star in Margaret Finley, a fifth grader, who played Annie.  The run for Annie will end on January 8, 2012 but never fear Northern Stage has an incredible line-up during its season:

Les Liasons Dangereuses
January 18 – February 5, 2012

M. Butterfly
February 15 – March 4, 2012

March 14 – April 1, 2012

April 11 – May 6, 2012

What a wonderful night out – eat at the Tip Top Cafe, attend a Northern Stage production, stay the night at Breakfast on the Connecticut and have a wonderful breakfast the next morning.



Seven Wonderful Performances Each Year – Northern Stage

January 21st, 2011 by donnanandersen

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Northern Stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT

Northern Stage is a regional non-profit professional theater located in White River Junction, Vermont.  They stage seven plays per year, from October to May, at the historic Briggs Opera House.  Since 1997 they have held over 100 full productions using New York professional actors and outstanding young artists from the Upper Valley.  I have been privileged to see many top Broadway shows in New York City but Northern Stage is able to bring national and area talent together on an intimate stage that gives you the feeling that the performance is occurring in your living room.

Catherine Doherty in The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe
January 19 – February 6, 2011
Trudy the bag lady escorts her extraterrestrial friends through life on Earth via a collection of fascinating and funny characters – all portrayed by one actress!

The Real Thing
February 16 – March 6, 2011
When is love “the real thing?”  In this love story, a playwright’s world is turned upside down when the witty lines he writes can’t help him outside the theater.  Art and real life mix and mingle in this fascinating and very funny look at the relationship between men and women in the modern day.

Over 30,000 tickets are sold each year – amazing!  Make it a special evening – see a performance at Northern Stage, stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut in one of our deluxe rooms and enjoy a fabulous breakfast in the AM.  Call the box office for more information – 802-296-7000.