Don’t miss our Annual Holiday Show

Shirley, the young Partridge, is responsible for gathering together for the first official singing of The Song, all those mentioned in The Song.  Having been instructed by her Mom, Grammy and Great Grammy on the importance of the tradition of The Song, she sets out on her mission to round up the participants.  Nothing goes well! The Turtle Doves get injured, the Golden Rings get stolen by the evil Christmas Hoarder,  the Calling Birds,  French Hens, Drummer, Lord a’Leaping and Dancing Lady all have problems with their schedules.  Alyssa, the Swan, befriends Shirley and joins her on her quest.  Alyssa cheers her up in the process with the help of a  joke telling Milk Maid and a Club Hostess. Mixing a little tradition with a new approach to the song,  the audience is sure to enjoy the ride and the fun of the outcome.  

Directed by Sheila Childs, the cast includes Siobhan O’Keefe, Grace McDonald, Adeline Manning, Luca Bowen, Kylie Prins, Ryder Scott, Molly Hershberg, Jaia French, Gabriella Giorgi, Julian Pirie, Emerson Alderman,  Summer Murphy, Graham Bowen, Casey Vogel, Molly Flint, Isabel Mazzola, Dawn Goetz, Alexa Manning, Kristen Bowen, and Judy Barrows.

Performances are Fridays, December 1st & 8th  at 7:30 PM, Saturdays, December 2nd & 9th at 2:00 PM and Sundays, December 3rd & 10th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are available online at or by calling 802-867-5777.

Spring Musical Auditions Announced

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Auditions for the Dorset Players’ Spring Show, ” The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” will be held at the Dorset Playhouse on Monday December 4 and Tuesday December 5 at 6:30 PM.

Directed by Todd Hjelt with music direction by Gary Schmidt, this musical centers on a spelling bee held in a middle school gym where six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee run by three equally quirky grownups.

The cast will consist of 5 adult males and 4 adult females. Please prepare an audition song (complete with music), wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to do some basic movement.

If you would like to pick up dialogue sides, please contact our Business Manager, Kathy at 802-867-5570, M-F, 10-2. For any other questions, please call or text Todd Hjelt at 307-690-6407. Rehearsals will begin in January and the production will run May 18-20 and May 25-27, 2018.

Listen to The Dorset Players discuss our 90th Season on Theatre Talk

Our 90th Season

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
October 6-8  and Oct 13-15

The Twelve Days of Christmas
by Renee Calarco
December 1-3 and December 8-10

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents
Auditions: Monday January 15
Performances: Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 and 7:00 pm

Mothers and Sons
by Terrence McNally
March 2-4 and March 9-11

15th Annual One Act Festival
April 6-8

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
May18-20 and May 25-27


Your membership helps support the Dorset Players endeavors throughout the year.  If you would like to join our membership click here, or contact the business office, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (802) 867-5570 or email

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. Send donations to Dorset Players, Inc. P.O. Box 521, Dorset, VT 05251.