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New musical at Weston Playhouse this weekend - free!

WESTON — Be among the first to see a cast of Broadway professionals perform a selection of songs and scenes from “Darling” — winner of Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s seventh annual New Musical Award — at a free concert at the Weston Playhouse at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The concert begins and will last about an hour, followed by an informal reception with the artists.
The musical, which was featured on the “Bound for Broadway” episode of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” is a loosely based, tightly constructed adaptation of “Peter Pan.” Set in 1929 Boston, “Darling” tells the story of Ursula Morgan, who leaves behind her upper-class family and runs off with a street-smart rentboy to begin a new life amidst an underground world of sex, jazz, and a mysterious powder called Fairy Dust.
Written by Ryan Scott Oliver and Brett Ryback, the piece was nominated for Weston’s national award by Robert Meffe, director of music at Pace New Musicals, who said of Darling: “The rock score is dark, edgy and contagious … The lyrics are intelligent, surprising and original …The book is a wildly different take on the “Peter Pan” story that will have audiences trying to uncover the allusions every night.”
The Weston Playhouse New Musical Award supports new work by writers and composers of notable promise, chosen from a group of national nominations.
Under the musical direction of Chris Fenwick, the cast of rising Broadway talent includes Derek Klena, Emily Walton, Julia Mattison, Justin Keyes and Max Chernin.
Admission is free (donations towards the non-profit Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s New Works Programs will be gratefully accepted); for information, go online to www.westonplayhouse.org.

Weston voters keep a lid on spending

By Christian Avard | Staff Writer
WESTON — Voters were extra cautious about spending at this year’s Town Meeting.
Several articles carried a big price tag for critical projects including stone wall renovations, dam work, and town office expansion plans. But voters decided to support one of the projects. The other two will have to wait.
The town approved $127,000 on Tuesday to fund town office expansions. But voters raised several questions about the requested dollar amount and the overall plans. Continue reading

Town Meeting: Weston

Town budget
Proposed $386,560, $20,478, or 5.03 percent, less than this year’s budget of $407,038.

Highway budget
Proposed $613,604, $52,795, or 7.92 percent, less than this year’s budget of $666,399.

School budget
Proposed $378,585, $102,872, or 21.4 percent, less than this year’s budget of $481,457. The budget is down due to an decrease in secondary-student enrollment.

Special articles
Shall the town of Weston vote to contribute up to $110,000 for the repair of damage sustained at Cold Spring Park as a result of Tropical Storm Irene?
Shall the Weston School District with the Landgrove, Londonderry, and Peru School Districts join a proposed regional education school district, dissolve the Flood Brook Union School District, and join the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union?

There are no contested races.

Meeting location
Weston residents will gather for a floor meeting at the Weston Playhouse at 9 a.m. March 6 to vote on money matters. Election of town officials will take place from the floor on Town Meeting Day. Town school district vote by Australian ballot will take place at the Weston Playhouse from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6.