Hats Off 2016

TOWNSHEND The Leland and Gray Players celebrate their 20th season with HATS OFF 2016! on June 10 and 11 in the Dutton Gymnasium on the Leland and Gray campus, Route 30, Townshend.

An eclectic parade of music, dance and comedy Hats Off offers Leland and Gray Players in grades 7-12 an opportunity to select what they want to perform, to display their strengths, to hone new skills, and to discover different ways to contribute to the performance. Many students also direct, choreograph and design for Hats Off.

This year’s show includes classic comedic skits from Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Abbot and Costello, Second City, Jonathan Rand and more. Songs and dances will include musical numbers from Oliver, Sound of Music, Hamilton, Aladdin, and more—along with a few surprises.

Featuring several new faces as well as a host of veterans, the Hats Off ’16 company includes Adam Culver, Rebekah Winot, Susie Francy, Caroline Mehner, Tino Benson, Gabrel Vanni-Phillips, Nathan Claussen, Bradford Cutts, Nastia Stevens, Abbie Hazelton, Madison Chase, Christian Cannella, Luke Parker-Jennings, Gregory Holland, Emily Frost, Rebecca Williams, Kenny Cashman, Sam Thibault, Sam Harrison, Skyler Nupp, Maris Linder, Veronica Stevens, and Makaylee Cutts.

To commemorate the Players’ 20th, alumni Jesse Cannella, Arik Clark, and others are joining the Players for Hats Off ’16. Producer is Annie Landenberger and assistant director is alumna Emily Thibault. Nathaniel van Osdol heads the design/production crew; prop/ running crew includes Skyler Nupp, Kaylah Jacobs, Anna-Cate Harrison, Fairen Stark, Erelyn Griffin, Jillian Carona, and Susie Francy; Dale Stevens is Tech Director; Nastia Stevens, Austin Morse and Veronica Stevens are on lights, Sage Hall and Grant Cullen , on sound; Anthony Carona designed the poster. Dan DeWalt is accompanist.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors--available at the door. Performances are Friday June 10, 7:30 PM; Saturday June 11, 3PM and 7:30 PM Information: verbatim@svcable.net; 802-365-7355 x 204