New musical comedy set on classic playhouse stage
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Composer Paul Gordon on keyboard, actors Preston Sadleir and Sarah Stiles, director Michael Berresse, actor Beth Glover, and musical director Rachael Ziering.  
Jacki Brown
Composer Paul Gordon on keyboard, actors Preston Sadleir and Sarah Stiles, director Michael Berresse, actor Beth Glover, and musical director Rachael Ziering. Jacki Brown
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WESTON- Combining the sexual combustibility of “Kiss Me, Kate,” the Faustian bargaining of “Damn Yankees,” and the tuneful retro score of “Grease,” Broadway composer Paul Gordon’s latest work, “Analog and Vinyl,” kicks off the Weston Playhouse’s 2014 summer theater season with a bang.

Set in a vintage record shop, the musical comedy follows struggling storeowner Harrison and his volunteer employee Rodeo Girl, when a customer with unusual powers makes them an offer they can hardly refuse. It’s a show for those who romanticize about the days when one’s album collection was a prized possession, and when relationships developed without digital distraction.

Weston’s world premiere production is directed by Michael Berresse, who has an accomplished career as both a Broadway director and a theater and film actor, and who directed Weston’s 2013 acclaimed production of “Next to Normal.”

The production stars Sarah Stiles as Rodeo Girl, Preston Sadleir as Harrison, and Beth Glover as the mysterious stranger. The performers are backed up by a full orchestra of New York-based musicians.

“Analog and Vinyl” runs through July 12. Show times are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm.

The show runs 80 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets start at just $25 and can be purchased by calling (802) 824-5288 or at westonplayhouse.org.
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