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WTF HAPPENED IN 2016


Season

Building upon the Festival’s sixty-two-year history of creating excellent work, our 2016 season featured an exhilarating combination of artistic risk-taking and achievement.  Marisa Tomei opened the season in a “buoyant, memorable, inventive, and striking” production (New York Times) of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, with a performance that Observer called “a one-woman fireworks display.”  After critically acclaimed runs at WTF,... Read More

Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia: Late Night at The Log

July 9 The Log
2016 Season

Following a performance of THE ROSE TATTOO, Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked) jumps into a late-night concert with her longtime musical collaborator Marco Paguia (Musical Director, Unknown Soldier). Together, they will perform “jazzed-up versions of pop tunes in an evening of musical revisionism” (Time Out New York, Critics’ Pick) from their album entitled, "This Time," which will be available for purchase at the show! For... Read More

Jill Kargman: Stairway to Cabaret

August 7 The Log
2016 Season

Part culture vulture, part best-selling novelist, part television creator (Bravo’s Odd Mom Out), Jill Kargman teams up with director, and WTF regular, Trip Cullman for a smokin’ hot evening of metal-lite tunes and comedy. Get ready for a head-banging, side-splitting show that will make its way to New York City’s Cafe Carlyle in 2017. See her first in Williamstown! Photo... Read More

Poster Boy

July 27 - August 7 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Book by Joe Tracz
Movement by Danny Mefford
Directed by Stafford Arima
With Jerry Dixon, Katie Lee Hill, Jose Llana, Ned Riseley, Taylor Trensch, Levin Valayil, Stephen Wallem, Noah Zachary

World Premiere Inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, Poster Boy is a new American musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Craig Carnelia and playwright Joe Tracz. A community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take... Read More

Unknown Soldier

July 30 - August 9 Nikos Stage
2015 Season

Book & Lyrics by Daniel Goldstein
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Trip Cullman

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL In this haunting new musical created by writer Daniel Goldstein, Obie Award-winning composer Michael Friedman, and director Trip Cullman, Ellen Rabinowitz sets out to understand her past after she discovers an enigmatic photograph while cleaning out her deceased grandmother’s home. As she chases the truth about the soldier featured in the photo, Ellen is drawn into a... Read More

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