May 6, 2017 at 7 pm

Bob Stannard Benefit Concert and CD Release Party

Featuring Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen

Bob Stannard first appeared on the Dorset Stage in 2004 to celebrate the recording of his first CD, “Made in Vermont – Live Performances from Obscure but Popular Places”.  Bob is returning after a 13 year hiatus to feature his last CD (so he says) “Ain’t Dead Yet”.  And he promises to have the hottest Blues you’ll ever hear joining him for this special benefit concert.

A self-taught Harmonica player, Stannard has played with numerous musicians throughout the world including both Kings; Stephen and BB. He played with BB King on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.  In addition, he’s shared the stage with Blues legends John Hammond, Chris Smither, Maria Muldaur, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lynard Skynard, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Issac Hayes, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel and Anthony Geraci.

Bob has a long- time association with the Dorset Players. His mom and dad, Thyra and Jim Stannard, performed on the Dorset stage as has his daughter, Meredith (Stannard) Hairston. In addition to the Standard family, The Dorset Playhouse has enriched the lives of many community members who take an active part in it, as well as those patrons who attend live theatre. The Playhouse is in need of major structural work and without an endowment we are lacking the funds for the repairs and updates needed.   

Join us for a night of Rockin’ Blues on Saturday May 6th at 7:00. Your $30 ticket includes a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception after the concert. Please support your community theater and help us raise $20,000 toward the next 90 years. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling (802) 867-5570.

Spring Musical


Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro  Music by Jimmy Roberts 

Directed by Suzi Dorgeloh Music Director, Gary Schmidt Choreography by Erika Schmidt

May 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30 pm  May 21 & 28 at 2:00 pm

Tickets available on line at or call 802-867-5570

If you haven’t seen this musical, you’re in for a treat! Presented as  a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships, the play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”

Thank you to the following – Presenting Sponsor: Mettowee Mill Nursery
Show  Sponsors:  Errol Hill Painting, Haskins Gas, Manchester Carpet Care, Northshire Bookstore, Spivey Lemonik Swenor, Up For Breakfast

This show is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals:


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 Interested in giving Improvs a try but don’t want to put a lot of time into it?  We are offering a weekly session on Sunday nights starting on May 7 through May 28 at the Dorset Playhouse.  The cost for the four week session is $40 per person.
Please call (802-867-5570) or email The Dorset Players ( M-F between 10am and 2pm to sign up. 

The Dorset Players
2016-2017 Season
Your Support Is Needed…And Greatly Appreciated

We love our theatre and love producing shows and workshops and we also spend a lot of time and money just keeping the roof over our heads. You can help by attending shows, becoming a member or a sponsor or just donating to our building fund. Every little bit helps.  Donations can be sent to Dorset Players, Inc. PO Box 521, Dorset, VT 05201