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Venus Rising

Northern Stage’s Venus Rising Powerful, Challenging…and Funny
Theater Review: Elderly mother scandalizes daughter in Venus Rising
Theater Review: Venus Rising, Northern Stage
Venus Rising At Northern Stage: The Not-So-Bitter End
Highlights: Hanover Playwright Sharpens Her Barbed Humor
Venus Rising: Northern Stage premieres insightful family comedy

Trick or Treat Off-Broadway

Trick or Treat Plays to See Review
Theater Faculty Take Center Stage in New York City
TRICK OR TREAT at 59E59 Theaters is a Must-See
Trick or Treat Off Off Online Review
Trick or Treat – Ambushed By Secrets
Trick or Treat Wolf Entertainment Review
Gordon Clapp Stars in TRICK OR TREAT at 59E59 Theaters
Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): Trick or Treat by Jack Neary
Trick or Treat Theater Pizzazz Review
Trick or Treat Starring Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp Begins at 59E59
59E59 Theaters Announces Productions For The 2019 Winter Season
TRICK OR TREAT, Starring Gordon Clapp, Makes NYC Premiere At 59E59 Theaters

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

The sheer glorious wonder of Matilda The Musical
Theater Review: Northern Stage’s Matilda Would Have Pleased Roald Dahl
Matilda Makes Magic on Northern Stage
Yankee Chronicle with Carol Dunne of Northern Stage
Bookworms: Celebrating Matilda at Northern Stage
Theater Review: Matilda at Northern Stage
Highlights: At Northern Stage, a Teenage Actor Has Become a Veteran
Matilda Comes to Town
Matilda the Musical: 30 young thespians join the pros

Dear Elizabeth

Theater Review: Dear Elizabeth, Northern Stage 
Carol Dunne Takes to the Stage, Capping An Eventful Year
Dear Elizabeth: The Might Have Been
Theater review: Poets thrive and dive in Dear Elizabeth
Highlights: Northern Stage Actors Find Two Plays Are Easy After Noises Off!
Watch the CATV interview about Oslo and Dear Elizabeth with directors Peter Hackett and Carol Dunne
The Power of 2 at Shaker Bridge, Northern Stage


Photo Flash: Northern Stage Presents Broadway Hit OSLO
Oslo historic — and thrilling
Oslo: Food and Politics and More
Theater Review: Oslo, Northern Stage
Watch the CATV interview about Oslo and Dear Elizabeth with directors Peter Hackett and Carol Dunne
Highlights: Northern Stage Opens Its Season With a Modern History Play
The Power of 2 at Shaker Bridge, Northern Stage

Summer Musical Theater Intensive, James and the Giant Peach

Northern Stage Theater Students Present Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Northern Stage presents its fourth Summer Musical Theater Intensive production, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive Students Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Northern Stage

ONLY YESTERDAY Heads to New York This Fall and World Premiere of VENUS RISING Takes the Main Stage
Interview with Northern Stage photographer Kata Sasvari
Worth Knowing: Photo exhibit at Northern Stage

Irene Green Named Managing Director at Northern Stage
Carol Dunne Takes to the Stage, Capping An Eventful Year
Leadership Award Recipients Announced; Carol Dunne and Northern Stage recipients
Northern Stage’s Eric Bunge To Step Down
Eric Bunge to Step Down as Managing Director of Northern Stage
Northern Stage’s Managing Director Eric Bunge To Step Down
Jack Neary’s Trick or Treat slated for off-Broadway run
Northern Stage Welcomes New BOLD Associate Artistic Director Jess Chayes and BOLD Gurley Brown Fellow Virginia Ogden as 2018-19 Season is Launched
Northern Stage Educational Program Growth Sparks Purchase Of Building In Downtown White River Junction
Typewriter Takes Its Leave, Northern Stage Moves In
Northern Stage Announces Boot Camp
New London Barn Partners with Northern Stage for Boot Camp
An Actor and a Playwright Find New Stages Beyond the Valley
Play on Artificial Intelligence, Choice, and the Future Wins Inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award
Building the Barrette
Northern Stage Play is Heading to New York
Fall 2017 MLDP Students Reflect on Leading A Cohesive Team at Northern Stage
Student Spotlight on actor, singer and designer Jaclyn Pageau ’18
Northern Stage Artistic Director Receives $250K Grant
Northern Stage Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne Awarded Helen Gurley Brown Genius Grant
$250,000 Grant Awarded to Northern Stage’s Carol Dunne
Northern Stage Producing Artistic Director Receives Genius Grant

BOLD Women’s Leadership Circle

Northern Stage Welcomes New BOLD Associate Artistic Director And BOLD Gurley Brown Fellow
Feature: Northern Stage Announces Winners of $1.25 Million Grant to Support Women in Theater
Initiative to Help Women in Theater Names Grant Recipients
Know a Theatre: Northern Stage of White River Junction, Vt.
Northern Stage Launches BOLD Women’s Leadership Circle
Alliance Theatre, director Susan V. Booth, win $250k grant
WP Theater Announced as Winner of Bold Theater Women’s Leadership Circle Grant; Adds Tamilla Woodard & Rachel Karpf to Their Team
Jungle Theater receives ‘transformative’ grant
Northern Stage Announces $1.25 Million National Theater Partnership
Northern Stage Announces First Cohort of the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle
Minneapolis’ Jungle Theater wins up to $1 million from estate of Cosmopolitan editor
Carol Dunne: Finding a Voice for Women in Theater
$1.25 Million Grant Led by Northern Stage’s Carol Dunne
Northern Stage to Charter New $1.25 Million Program
Carol Dunne paves way for parity in theater with new grant
Highlights: Northern Stage Leader to Start Mentoring Program for Woman in Theater

BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools

A group of professional actors based in White River Junction are bringing the Bard of Avon to six area schools
Northern Stage theater group’s program aims to get young performers acquainted with the works of William Shakespeare
Our Kids, and Northern Stage: Growing Shakespeare
Actors in Vermont prove kids and Shakespeare go hand in hand
Students Step Into Shakespeare Roles As Part Of Northern Stage Theater Program
Student Spotlight: Claire Feuille ’18 reimagines Shakespeare
Northern Stage extends program to eight schools
Northern Stage Expands BridgeUP: Theater In The Schools To 8 Area Schools, Serving Nearly 300 Students
Our Kids, and Northern Stage: Growing Shakespeare

Lights Up Cabaret

Lights Up Cabaret: Seasons of Love

A Benefit for Northern Stage
September 8, 2018
7:00 PM
Barrette Center for the Arts

Northern Stage touches the lives of almost 50,000 people a year. Come together for one magical night, featuring your favorite Northern Stage actors in a musical revue entitled “Seasons of Love.” Dine on delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages, take part in our live auction, and help Fund-a-Need with your Northern Stage family as we launch the 2018-19 Season.

Festive cocktail attire

Tickets are $75* and include one drink ticket
Click here to purchase today.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to Northern Stage click here.

Live Auction Items:
Take the stage with a walk-on role in Once
Get a glimpse behind the scenes as you experience a performance from the stage manager’s booth
Delight in a personalized mural created by Scenic Paint Charge Melissa Robinson
Enjoy a game of poker or round of golf with Managing Director Eric Bunge & Board Member and Actor Jamie Horton
Join Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne for a Casting Trip to NYC

*Northern Stage is a 501(c)(3) and $25 of each ticket is tax-deductible

The performance will feature our 2018 Boot Campers, E-Termers, and many of your favorite Northern Stage artists, including:

Producing Artistic Director
Carol Dunne
Clare EisentroutSusan Haefner
Songs for a New WorldMamma Mia!Noises Off
Bebhinn KnudsenEmily KronDirector of Education
Eric Love
Matilda The MusicalMary PoppinsA Christmas Carol
Thom MillerDottie StanleyAnne Torsiglieri
The Hound of the BaskervillesMary PoppinsMamma Mia!
Kyle BrandKylie Benoit 
The Little MermaidMatilda The Musical 

THANK YOU to the Lights Up Cabaret Steering Committee:

Karen Blum ~ Bea Edgar ~ Barbara Gerling ~ Mike Gerling ~ Suzanne Goldman ~ Janet Miller Haines ~ Deb Hoffer ~ Nancy Horton ~ Laurie Karlen ~ Carole Lang ~ Judy Oxman ~  Amy Redpath ~ Terry Samwick ~ Marisa Smith ~ Annabelle Steele ~ Milena Zuccotti

Bespoke Giving

Bespoke Giving opportunities are tailor-made for our donors’ deeply held passions and interests. When you designate a gift to a Bespoke Giving Fund, you support exactly what you care most about. Through this giving, YOU are changing lives, one story at a time, and we are grateful beyond words.


*on the secure on-line form, simply type in your desired Bespoke Fund in the designation field, or note on your mailed-in check.


Artists Fund: Donors to the Artists Fund ensure the recruitment and retention of the high quality, professional company you have come to know and love by offsetting $500,000 in salaries, travel, and housing costs for our company members. Your funds will go to support a specific artist or administrator at Northern Stage.

Education Fund: At Northern Stage, we inspire, nurture, and challenge generations of theater lovers. Education Fund donors offset $200,000 in annual education department costs. Programs supported by this fund include the Internship and Apprenticeship Programs (E-term, Boot Camp, Summer Interns), life-long learning series (Osher, Learning Lab), BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools (Shakespeare in the Schools, Musical Theater in the Schools), Boot Camp Mentorships, and need-based scholarships for our Youth Ensemble Studio, YES Jr., Summer Musical Theater Intensives, and Vacation Camps.

Access Fund donors ensure that Northern Stage is a theater for all. Dollars raised offset $75,000 in annual costs for low-cost ticketing programs and allow for new programs such as audio description or large print playbills. Programs supported by this fund include $19 Student Tickets, $20 Tuesdays, Access for All, the Library Partnership Program, and other new initiatives designed to promote accessibility and remove barriers to participation.

Opportunities & Challenges Fund: From the thrilling (Off-Broadway premiere!) to the necessary (a new table saw!), we spend up to $150,000 per year on things we need and opportunities that are too important to pass up. Supported programs include our annual New Works Now Festival, Thirsty Theater 10 Minute Plays, and producing an Off Broadway run of a Northern Stage premiere. Donations also cover tools and equipment purchases (computers, microphones, etc.), professional development opportunities (conference attendance, professional memberships, etc.), or to meet unexpected or arising challenges (flooding, fire, or other emergencies).

Benefits for Bespoke Giving

  • Gifts up to $499: You are included in a special Bespoke donor list in the current season’s playbill.
  • $500 – $4,999:  The above, and you receive invitations to Insider Events.
  • $5,000 – $9,999: The above, plus acknowledgement on the Bespoke web page.
  • $10,000 +: The above, plus additional recognition on the cast page of the playbill and on the web page of your supported program, plus invitations to special events.