This opportunity is worth the travel!

Blue Star Theatres offers you two unique experiences! Join the Dorset Theatre Festival and See Tim and Tyne Daly perform together in a world premiere of Downstairs or come and see Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis in the regional revival of American Buffalo.

Audiences come from Boston and New York City as well as Eastern New York, the Berkshires and Northern Massachusetts to take part. And that’s not all! There is a family-friendly comic adventure and a music filled comedy in the lineup as well. Truly something for everyone. And the best part? It’s at the right price for YOUR wallet.

The Dorset Theatre Festival
Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251

Pay-What-You-Can rate tickets are available for all active military, veterans, and their family members to any of these stage performances. Pay-What-You-Can tickets can be ordered in advance by calling the box office at 802-867-2223 ext. 2, or in person on the day of show.

Don’t hesitate to reserve your tickets as we are certain they will disappear soon.

Here’s the Dorset Theatre’s Summer Line Up:

A world premiere by Theresa Rebeck
June 22 – July 8, 2017
Tyne and Tim Daly star in this thought-provoking family drama. Eileen’s brother Teddy has moved back home and is living in her basement. Her husband is less than thrilled about this. And Teddy is more than a little off his game. As brother and sister struggle to understand their present and past, questions of betrayal, disappointment, and madness rise and fall. Who is saving whom? (

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
A family-friendly comic adventure by Ken Ludwig
July 13 – 29, 2017
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its latest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators untangle a dizzying web of clues and deceit. Does a wild hellhound really prowl the moors? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Silly accents and disguises abound as 5 actors portray over 40 characters in this fast-paced comic mystery. (

The Legend of Georgia McBride
A music-filled comedy by Matthew Lopez
August 3 – 19, 2017
He’s young, he’s broke, his wife is having a baby. And now, Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his club brings in a drag act led by Miss Tracy Mills, Casey is given the opportunity to trade one sequined outfit for another. A critic’s pick wherever it plays, this heart-warming, music-filled comedy celebrates finding your own voice and singing your own song. (

American Buffalo
Regional revival of David Mamet’s American classic
August 24 – September 2, 2017
One of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet’s defining works, instantly acclaimed when it opened on Broadway. Starring Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, Dorset Theatre Festival now takes a fresh look at a trio of misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. American Buffalo crackles with explosive humor, frenetic energy, and surprising tenderness.(

Other offerings:

The New Play Reading series this summer features the work of three up-and-coming female playwrights on select Tuesdays throughout the season. More information here:

And special this year, a local history piece, The Tarnation of Russell Colvin, runs from June 8-10 at the Dorset Playhouse as part of a broader regional tour. More information here:

Don’t forget to check out the theatre’s supplementary programming–talks, networking events, etc.–as the season progresses. Often, these events are free or low-cost and open to the public. Patrons who are interested in those are encouraged to visit, or to call our box office directly at 802-867-2223 ext. 2.

Now that’s worth a standing ovation!