April 26, 2017

Local thespians to perform

Nine Williston residents are set to take to the stage—or make sure everything moves smoothly behind the curtain—during this weekend’s Lyric Theatre Company performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Six performances of the musical are scheduled for Nov. 14 – 17 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

Williston resident Martin Hain will lead the orchestra as the production’s music director.

Other Williston cast and crew members include Beckett Pintair, Kristin McSalis, Kaity McSalis, Lily Ledak, Benjamin Hain, Baxter Bishop, Avery McLean and Isaac Goldman.

Leading up to the show, more than 200 volunteers will be busy in the theatre company’s warehouse in Williston’s Production Park, building set pieces, painting props, sewing costumes and more.

Shows are set for Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $21 – $35, with some senior and student discounts available. For more information, visit www.lyrictheatrevt.org. To purchase tickets, visit www.flynncenter.org or call 86-FLYNN.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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