“The World Goes ‘Round” With The Weston Friendly Society
Who’s ready for some live theatre here in the home of the country’s second-oldest musical theatre company? You are. Weston Friendly Society presents “The World Goes Round”, a celebration of the works of Kander and Ebb, this weekend only at the Weston Town Hall Auditorium.
From the Music Theatre International description: “Filled with humor, romance, drama, and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.”
“New York, New York” is a particular favorite of the Owl since that’s the original Owl burrow. No, you may not hum “Sweet Caroline” at the same time–it’s rude. Do know that this is a show appropriate for ages 13+.
For those unfamiliar with Weston Friendly, it is the second oldest theatre group in the United States (after the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, which opened in 1804). Originally it was created as a forum for group readings of classic books, poetry, and the Bible in a small theatre on the estate of Horace Sears. The organization eventually evolved into cabaret-style performances in the Weston Town Hall, a tradition that, barring pandemics, still holds true today. Historically, Society membership was limited to only Weston residents connected with the First Parish Unitarian Church. Today the membership is non-sectarian, and is open to all residents of metro Boston and beyond [source: Weston Friendly website].
Tickets are available at this link and performance times are below:
February 11th at 7:30pm
February 12th at 2pm and 7:30pm
For more information and the cast list visit the website.
All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door, and masks must be worn in the theater at all times. For more information read the Covid Protocols.