World Premiere of New Musical Pregnancy Pact, Inspired by Real-Life Events, Begins Aug. 30; Joe Calarco Directs

The Weston Playhouse's world premiere of the new musical Pregnancy Pact, inspired by the real-life story of a group of teenage girls who decided to become single mothers together, begins performances Aug. 30.

Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald
Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald

Directed by Joe Calarco, who also provides musical staging, performances continue through Sept. 8 at the Vermont venue.

Pregnancy Pact features book and lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Julia Meinwald. The cast comprises Krystina Alabado as Sansanee, Katrina Rose Dideriksen as Kaylee, Caitlin Kinnunen as Maddie, Lauren Marcus as Jenn, Margo Seibert as Brynn, Dana Steingold as Jeanelle and Jed Resnick as Cory/Justin/Boy.

The artists are backed by Anthony Rubbo on guitar, Lorenzo Wolff on bass, Sean Hagerty on violin, Ro Rowan on cello and Jeremy Yaddaw on drums.

The musical is described as such: "An entertaining and hard-hitting pop-rock musical about the realities of love, responsibility, and growing up in America, Pregnancy Pact tells the complex story of these young girls with a fresh voice that is at once realistic and captivating."

Other members of the creative team include Rich Silverstein (music director), Julia Meinwald (orchestrations), Andrew Cooper (assistant music director/copyist), Tim Mackabee (scenic design), Joel Shier (lighting design), Jen Caprio (costume design), Ed Chapman (sound design), Jessica L. Johnston (production stage manager) and Molly Shoemaker (production assistant).

For tickets, call (802) 824-5288 or visit

Caitlin Kinnunen and Jed Resnick in rehearsal
Caitlin Kinnunen and Jed Resnick in rehearsal (Photo by Vyto Starinskas)