In December, Vermont Stage Company (VSC) is bringing back its annual “Winter Tales,” hosted for the last time by former Artistic Director Mark Nash. This Vermont Stage tradition returns for its 8th year with fresh stories and songs to lighten up the dark days of winter.
“When Mark and I started talking about “Winter Tales” this year, we decided to expand the scope of the show to explore how people in other places experience the holidays,” says Artistic Director Cristina Alicea. “We both thought this would be a nice send off for Mark. He created the show so it would be fitting for him to plant the seeds for its continued growth.”
Nash will be joined by celebrated local folk singers Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland, and returning to the cast again this year is Kathryn Blume and Liz Gilbert. Joining the cast for the first time is local actress Sebastian Ryder and Alicea, who will be reading a story her sister Nicole Alicea Dash wrote especially for the show. The show will also feature a brand new story by Blume, and stories from playwrights Jacqueline Goldfinger and David Stallings, both new to the VSC family.
“Winter Tales” runs for a one-week limited engagement from Dec. 5-9 at FlynnSpace. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets are $27 for matinees and Wednesday evening, and $32.50 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening.
In addition, there will be a special Gala performance, including hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and a silent auction at 6 pm on Dec. 9. Tickets are $55 and all proceeds benefit Vermont Stage Company’s 2012-2013 season.
Single tickets to “Winter Tales” or the “Winter Tales Gala” can be purchased by calling the Flynn Box Office at 802-86-FLYNN or by visiting www.flynntix.org.