2023 Patchwork Season at the Weathervane Theatre

Mary Had a Little Ham, The Rainbow Fish Musical, The Old Man and the Old Moon, and The Mystery of the Missing Medallion will be performed outdoors at the Weathervane as well as throughout northern New Hampshire this summer.

WHITEFIELD, NH – March 13, 2023 – Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby are proud to announce the 2023 Patchwork Players Season – Mary Had a Little Ham, The Rainbow Fish Musical, The Old Man and the Old Moon, and The Mystery of the Missing Medallion. Sponsored by Crosstown Motors and New England Wire Technologies, this year’s 33rd season will run June 30th through August 29th at the Weathervane and begins touring the North Country July 5th.

For the fourth season in a row, performances at the Weathervane will be held outside as part of the popular Picnic with Patchwork series. Performances are held every Friday at 11 AM. At this pet friendly event bring a blanket and a snack and enjoy a great show for the whole family (even the family dog!). In case of rain, alternate arrangements will be made (check Weathervane’s social media for latest updates). 

About the Shows:


Infused with Broadway showtunes, this musical adaptation of the children’s book Mary Had a Little Ham is about a precocious little piggie who trades the barn for Broadway with the dream of playing Hamlet. Plays July 5 – 14.


A bubbly undersea musical adventure based on the award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, teaching the universal lessons of love, friendship, sharing, and kindness. Plays July 19 – 28.


The epic tale of an old man who must abandon his duties of filling up the moon with liquid light to cross the seas in search of his missing wife. Plays August 2 – 11. An enhanced version of this production will play on the Mainstage August 15, 26, and September 1.


A missing king. A princess in hiding. A medallion stolen. The future of the kingdom relies on you to help Inspector Cornelius Bumble solve the mystery! Plays August 16 – 25

Performing these productions will be the 2023 Patchwork Players, composed of six college aged individuals placed from the highly competitive William Daniel Mills Theatre Apprentice Program. 

All Patchwork performances will be performed utilizing COVID-19 “best practices” policies. In addition to performing at the Weathervane, these productions will also play on the road at Bethlehem’s Colonial Theatre, Colebrook’s Great North Woods Center for the Arts, and the Lions Club Community Field in Lisbon. To book a Patchwork Players performance please contact Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini at [email protected] 

Patchwork performances at Weathervane’s outdoor stage will be sold at the door for $8.50 – $9.50. For touring performances, check with the venue about ticket pricing and ordering. Subscriptions for Weathervane’s Mainstage season are now on sale. Single tickets go on sale in May. For more information call 603.837.9322, email [email protected] or visit www.weathervannh.org. The Patchwork Players are sponsored by Crosstown Motors and New England Wire Technologies. To sponsor the Patchwork Players, please contact Weathervane Development Director Jorge Donoso at [email protected].


The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alumni 2021 Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.  

Weathervane can be found on Facebook at /weathervanetheatre and all other social media platforms @weathervanenh. Patchwork Players can be found on Facebook at /WVPatchwork