Starring Marisa Kirby and Jewell Noel, wash your cares away with this engaging jukebox musical full of country favorites from Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline and more!
When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to transform the laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk and exact a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong.
Written by Roger Beane
Music Arrangements by Jon Newton
HONKY TONK LAUNDRY is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC. (www.broadwaylicensing.com).
Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
Contains adult themes and language. Recommended for ages 12+.
Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Monday, July 3 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 8 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30PM
Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30PM
Friday, July 21 at 7:30PM
Monday, July 24 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30PM
Tuesday, August 1 at 7:30PM
Thursday, August 3 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Ethan Paulini (he/him)
In addition to being the Producing Artistic Director of the Weathervane Theatre, Ethan served as the Associate Artistic Director of New York City’s Out of the Box Theatrics. He has national credits as a director, choreographer, actor, writer, and educator. Proud member of Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (SAG/AFTRA) and a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). More info at ethanpaulini.com and ethancoaches.com.
Andrew Morrissey (he/him)
Andrew Morrissey is a NYC based pianist, music director, vocal coach and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has a MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic
BILLY SMITH (he/him)
Billy is grateful to return this season. He has fallen in love with Weathervane and is proud to be a part of this exciting season. Billy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Limestone University.
Roger Bean created the long-running Off-Broadway smash hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (Westside Theatre), along with the sequels Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns, Winter Wonderettes, and Wonderettes: Dream On. Original cast albums for all Wonderettes shows are available from iTunes and Amazon. The Marvelous Wonderettes received the 2007 LA Ovation Award for Best Musical for its record-breaking Los Angeles run and continues to be an audience favorite in regional and amateur theatre companies throughout the country. Mr. Bean’s doo-wop hit Life Could Be A Dream had a record-breaking 12-month run in Los Angeles, receiving the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the LA Weekly Theatre Award, and the Backstage Garland Award for Outstanding Musical.
Mr. Bean wrote and created the popular jukebox musicals Summer of Love, The Andrews Brothers, Route 66, Honky Tonk Laundry, and Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, all currently available through Broadway Licensing. Additional musicals created by Mr. Bean include Don’t Touch That Dial!, That’s Amoré, and Beach Blanket Bash.
CAMDEN DALIE KEECH (he/him)
Camden hails from Central Arkansas where he graduated with a BA with an emphasis in Theatre Arts. He began acting as a freshman in high school. In college he spent
time acting, designing, building and directing. He hopes you enjoy the show!
SCOUT HOUGH (she/her)
Scout is an Orono, Maine based designer and technician, but always looks forward to summers in the White Mountains! She earned her BFA at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is
currently working toward her Master’s at UMaine, building her own program of study centered on ethics in collaborative art-making. When not at Weathervane, she works predominantly in Maine; credits include work with Penobscot Theatre Company, True North Theatre, and the University of Maine. Other credits include programming work at New York Live Arts and Lighting Design for Out of the Box Theatrics’ production of Baby.
GIBBS MURRAY (he/him)
Gibbsco-founded Weathervane Theatre back in 1966 and is still Weathervane’s resident designer for sets, posters, and illustrations. Favorite roles: Elwood P. Dowd, Captain Hook, Bottom. 2023 set designs include Meteor Shower, Honky Tonk Laundry, MAMMA MIA!, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
RIEN SCHLECHT (she/her)
After graduating with degrees in Criminal Profiling and Costume Design, Rien started working at Weathervane Theatre and is always so happy to return to the mountains. Her favorite Weathervane designs include Blood Brothers (set/costume), Eurydice (set/costume), Buyer & Cellar (set design), A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd (NH Theatre Award), Once on this Island, Memphis (NHTA nom), The King and I (NHTA nom), Seussical, Bright Star, Little Shop of Horrors, and Amadeus (set/costumes). Her New York theatre credits include multiple shows with Out of the Box Theatrics including the Drama Desk nominated Baby, several seasons with Theatre For A New Audience, Radio City, Mark Morris Ballet, and TV commercials. She designed The Mysteries at The Flea (Drama Desk nom), The Jinx for HBO, worked on The Woodsman at New World Stages, and the stage and film productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Julie Taymor. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
ROBERT SALERNO (he/him)
Robert is excited to return to the Weathervane for a second season (Sound Design – MDQ, Eurydice, Gentleman’s Guide, JCS, A Class Act, Blood Brothers, ACL). Most recently he has worked on La Cage Aux Folles at The Studio Theater and Miss Saigon at WPPAC.
KATHRYN SUTTON (she/her)
Kathryn is a theatremaker from Bryan, Texas. Previous experience includes Emerson props intern at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, props supervisor for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse 2022 season, and head props on The Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer national tour. She is eager to join the production team for this season!
MAKENNA ALLEN (she/her)
Makenna is thrilled to be welcomed back for her second season. As a local who grew up coming to the Weathervane, she is excited to now be part of the crew who makes the magic happen.
NICK PRAZNIAK (he/him)
Nick is from Eugene, OR. He works as a union stagehand with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 675 in Eugene. Union stagehand credits: Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Jersey Boys, South Pacific and more. He has also worked locally in the Eugene community and throughout the state with Western Oregon University, University of Oregon Theater, Very Little Theater, Oregon Contemporary Theater, Lane Community College, and Artists Repertory Theater.
WHITLEY BODY* (she/her)
Whitley is ecstatic to be returning to the Weathervane Theatre. Previously, she has done three tours with TheaterWorksUSA. In addition to stage managing, Whitley has two businesses and is a playwright. Much love to her Heavenly Angel Uncle Mike!
EGYPT DIXON* (she/her)
New York Theatre Workshop (Production Stage Manager): Dreaming Zenzile. Out of the Box Theatrics (Production Stage Manager): Baby, The Last Five Years, Into the Woods. Atlantic Theater Company (Production Stage Manager): Anatomy OAS. Theatre for a New Audience (Assistant Stage Manager): Fefu and Her Friends, Julius Caesar, Winter’s Tale. Weston Playhouse (Assistant Stage Manager): Indecent. Weathervane Theatre (Assistant Stage Manager): Bright Star, Curious Incident…, Chicago, Sister Act. Weathervane Theatre (Production Stage Manager): Little Shop, Miracle on South Division Street, Patsy Cline.
EMMA ALDRICH JORDAN (she/her)
Emma has been a White Mountain local for the past three years and spent summers in Bethlehem growing up. Her first experience with theater was with the Windsock Camp in the late 2000s! Emma studied theater in high school and took a break from theater during the pandemic shutdown. After this hiatus from theater, Emma is exalted to be a part of Weathervane’s 2023 summer season.
BROADWAY LICENSING GROUP (broadwaylicensing.com)
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Conductor/Keyboard: Andrew Morrissey
Drums: Mitch Perrins
Bass: AC Muench
Guitar: Jacob Bloom
Violin: Nick Deapo
Special Thanks to First Night Sponsor Scott Hunt
Given in memory and celebration of Kathy Meddings