Actor / Singer / Director/ Performer 

The Santaland Diaries

by David Sedaris

December 13th - 30th, 2018


 CRUMPET:  DOMINICK VARNEY


THE SANTALAND DIARIES - a ONE MAN holiday adventure starring Dominick Varney as a disgruntled department store elf named Crumpet.   At first the job is simply… humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, Crumpet realizes the struggle is REAL.  Portraying over 40 ridiculous characters, come see this wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season. It’s a story that will have mature audiences laughing until the New Year arrives!


For more info go to:  www.penobscottheatre.org



Honky Tonk Laundry

by Roger Bean, musical arrangements by Jon Newton


MAINE PREMIERE!


January 31-February 24, 2019


DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER:  DOMINICK VARNEY


Move over Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie Lane Murphy to help out, they find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch two country angels turn a humble laundromat into a boot-scootin’ honky-tonk in a new musical featuring hits made famous by Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, The Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and more. A MAINE PREMIERE!


Call 207-942-3333

or go to:  www.penobscottheatre.org




The Marvelous Wonderettes:

DREAM ON


October 26 - November 4 , 2018


 DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER:  DOMINICK VARNEY
Written & Created by Roger Bean

Vocal & Musical Arrangements by Michael Borth

It’s 1969 and The Marvelous Wonderettes are back at Springfield High (Go Chipmunks!) to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As the girls sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the 60s and bid Ms. McPherson a fond farewell, one of the Wonderettes reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye to search for success and happiness on her own.  The classic pop and rock hits of the seventies provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, all performed with their own marvelous spin!


For more info go to:  www.winterportopenstage.net



FUN HOME
April 25-May 12, 2019


ROLE:  Bruce Bechdel


music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron,

based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

When her father dies, Alison dives into her past to tell the story of the man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, she relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s funeral home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Winner of five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, 2015. A MAINE PREMIERE!


Call 207-942-3333

or go to:  www.penobscottheatre.org




The Graduate

MAINE PREMIERE
September 6-23, 2018


Directed by Bari Newport


 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:  DOMINICK VARNEY

adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry

Benjamin has excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him. A cult novel and classic film, The Graduate translates beautifully to the stage, capturing the pain, passion and possibility of a young man on the cusp of…anything but plastics. A MAINE PREMIERE!


Call 207-942-3333

or go to:  www.penobscottheatre.org