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Arts Calendar: Theater

Friday, March 9, 2018
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Mar
10
2018

Vermont Shakespeare Salon: staged reading of Wittenberg by David Davalos

Vermont Shakespeare Salon: staged reading of Wittenberg by David Davalos
Description:

Please join us for HCA’s first ever Vermont Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Salon!
Faust, Martin Luther, and Hamlet walk into a bar at the University of Wittenberg and the outcome is an intriguing and hilarious debate over destiny, inspiration, and conscience.
Wittenberg is an invigorating invention that mixes up Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark, Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, and the real-life Martin Luther in a fateful week at the German university of the title. This comedy reveals the story behind the stories of these three historical and literary legends and is the rare sort of play that can both entertain and make you think.

What is a VSF Salon?
A play that is chosen with immediate relevance to our world right now. Plays are by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare.
The play is read, with actors from the community and beyond.
The performance is followed by a full discussion including the audience.
A great way to discover new plays and talk about them with friends and experts!

Tickets by donation $10
The Hardwick Street Café will be open after the show offering great wine and cheese!

Time: 3/10/18 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Mar
10
2018

Dorset Players Present Mothers and Sons

Dorset Players Present Mothers and Sons Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Dorset Players with Sullivan PLLC present, “Mothers and Sons,” Terence McNally’s 2014 Tony nominated play. Performances will be held March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 PM and March 4 and 11 at 2:00 PM at the Dorset Playhouse. Directed by Sherry Kratzer and produced by Cheryl Gushee, the cast includes Lynne Marcus, Paul Michael Brinker, Mike Cutler, Lucas Bowen and Julian Pirie.
This play tells the story of an older woman, who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. It is both humorous and moving. Challenged to see how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
The theater cafe, offering coffee and deserts, will be open one hour prior to each performance. Join us on opening night for an after performance reception. All members get two for one tickets at the Saturday, March 3rd performance.
Show sponsors: American Hairlines, Blue Flame Gas Co., Homestead Landscaping and Up for Breakfast. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 802 867-5570, or online at www.dorsetplayers.org or at the box office two hours before each performance.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset
Mar
3
2018
– THRU –
Mar
17
2018

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series
Description:

Modern Times Theater has the perfect antidote to the end of winter doldrums. It’s the Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series, a trilogy of family-friendly events in downtown Hardwick.
Each show features live music, a pie raffle, a pre-show gramophone dance party, popcorn, cider, and, of course, the most spectacular puppet show this side of the Mississippi River. It’s Saturday morning cartoons, LIVE, right in the heart of the town that entertainment saved.
Modern Times Theater is Rose Friedman and Justin Lander. They are producers of Vermont Vaudeville, and have been performing puppet shows together since 2008.
Lander, who makes and puppeteers all the characters, promises suspense, “Each week is a different show, and each one ends with a cliffhanger-- you won’t want to miss anything! And, half the jokes are for the parents, so they have a good time too.” Friedman narrates the show and provides musical accompaniment. She guarantees a good time for the whole family: “There’s variety: music, puppetry, crankies, and if all else fails, there will be donuts made by the world famous Red Sky Trading Company!” At each show one lucky audience member will win a Red Sky cake in a raffle.
Performances are March 3, 10, and 17 at 2:00 pm at the Blinking Yellow Light Theater (the Gohl Building), 101 South Main Street in downtown Hardwick, Vermont. Good for all ages, admission is by suggested donation of $7, or $25 for a family of four. This production is made possible in part by the NEK grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, as well as support from NEKArts.

Time: 3/3/18 2:00pm - 3/17/18 3:30pm
Location: Gohl Building, 101 Main St, Hardwick
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Mar
13
2018

Montshire Talks - Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley

Montshire Talks - Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley
Description:

Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley, featuring Amanda Rafuse
Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 is a Montshire conversation series that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein”. Who was Mary Shelley, and how did she compose a myth that would inspire the ages? Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley, a play written by Dawn Brodey and Tim Barrett for the Bakkan Museum, explores the complicated past and legacy of Mary Shelley and the questions her work has sparked for generations. Northern Stage’s Associate Director Amanda Rafuse presents a dramatic reading of this museum theater piece that delves into the life and times of Mary Shelley. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.

Time: 3/13/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Friday, March 16, 2018
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Mar
3
2018
– THRU –
Mar
17
2018

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series
Description:

Modern Times Theater has the perfect antidote to the end of winter doldrums. It’s the Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series, a trilogy of family-friendly events in downtown Hardwick.
Each show features live music, a pie raffle, a pre-show gramophone dance party, popcorn, cider, and, of course, the most spectacular puppet show this side of the Mississippi River. It’s Saturday morning cartoons, LIVE, right in the heart of the town that entertainment saved.
Modern Times Theater is Rose Friedman and Justin Lander. They are producers of Vermont Vaudeville, and have been performing puppet shows together since 2008.
Lander, who makes and puppeteers all the characters, promises suspense, “Each week is a different show, and each one ends with a cliffhanger-- you won’t want to miss anything! And, half the jokes are for the parents, so they have a good time too.” Friedman narrates the show and provides musical accompaniment. She guarantees a good time for the whole family: “There’s variety: music, puppetry, crankies, and if all else fails, there will be donuts made by the world famous Red Sky Trading Company!” At each show one lucky audience member will win a Red Sky cake in a raffle.
Performances are March 3, 10, and 17 at 2:00 pm at the Blinking Yellow Light Theater (the Gohl Building), 101 South Main Street in downtown Hardwick, Vermont. Good for all ages, admission is by suggested donation of $7, or $25 for a family of four. This production is made possible in part by the NEK grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, as well as support from NEKArts.

Time: 3/3/18 2:00pm - 3/17/18 3:30pm
Location: Gohl Building, 101 Main St, Hardwick
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Feb
28
2018
– THRU –
Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Mar
18
2018

No Strings Marionettes: "Nick of Time"

No Strings Marionettes: "Nick of Time"
Description:

Join us on a fun-filled adventure that is truly out of this world! On a special mission to explore a mysterious dark object nearing planet Earth, a rocket ship carrying Astronaut Nick Eastman and his hoverbot Glitch attracts a deep space alien.

Investigating, Nick is sucked into a time-warp and lands millions of years in Earth's dinosaur-riddled past. Snatched as a pterodactyl snack, Nick escapes only to be warped into a bizarre future where creatures have mutated to survive on a barely recognizable Earth. Get hooked on science and science fiction with the foundations of this rollicking show.

This heart-pounding marionette extravaganza probes many unexplored and intriguing dimensions of puppetry where our one of a kind hand crafted marionettes span a wide range of size, style and time periods. See if our time travelers decode the gravity of their situation and save the Earth in the Nick of Time.

Time: 3/18/18 2:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Mar
25
2018

Issues play: I Belong Somewhere

Issues play: I Belong Somewhere
Description:

In Margot Lasher’s play I Belong Somewhere, directed by Jeanne Beckwith, a small group of homeless people and animals gather in a vacant lot. They have all been affected by war, and they are protective of each other. Death is always close to their lives, and they struggle to understand what is happening and to stay together.
General admission: adults $10 advance, $12 day of; students $5; series pass $25

Time: 3/25/18 7:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Mar
29
2018

Youth in Arts Performance: The Huntertones

Youth in Arts Performance: The Huntertones Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Performance for children at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater. The Huntertones is a high energy horn-driven group currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Their music is a mix of compositions and improvisations, blending jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and rock. They’ve toured internationally and worked with many well-known artists. $6 general admission.

Time: 3/29/18 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theater, Woodstock
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Apr
5
2018
– THRU –
Apr
8
2018

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the musical story of two con men living on the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. To settle the score, they agree on a competition: the first one to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of wits ensues, that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Mature language and themes.

Performance schedule:

April 5, 7:30pm

April 6, 7:30pm

April 7, 2pm and 7:30 pm

April 8, 2pm

Time: 4/5/18 7:30pm - 4/8/18 11:59pm
Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Friday, April 6, 2018
Apr
5
2018
– THRU –
Apr
8
2018

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the musical story of two con men living on the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. To settle the score, they agree on a competition: the first one to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of wits ensues, that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Mature language and themes.

Performance schedule:

April 5, 7:30pm

April 6, 7:30pm

April 7, 2pm and 7:30 pm

April 8, 2pm

Time: 4/5/18 7:30pm - 4/8/18 11:59pm
Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Apr
5
2018
– THRU –
Apr
8
2018

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the musical story of two con men living on the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. To settle the score, they agree on a competition: the first one to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of wits ensues, that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Mature language and themes.

Performance schedule:

April 5, 7:30pm

April 6, 7:30pm

April 7, 2pm and 7:30 pm

April 8, 2pm

Time: 4/5/18 7:30pm - 4/8/18 11:59pm
Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Apr
5
2018
– THRU –
Apr
8
2018

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the musical story of two con men living on the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. To settle the score, they agree on a competition: the first one to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of wits ensues, that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Mature language and themes.

Performance schedule:

April 5, 7:30pm

April 6, 7:30pm

April 7, 2pm and 7:30 pm

April 8, 2pm

Time: 4/5/18 7:30pm - 4/8/18 11:59pm
Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Apr
14
2018

Mud Season Murder Mystery

Mud Season Murder Mystery Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This year's mystery is set in 1917 and inspired by the real life unsolved murder of Equinox Hotel owner, George Orvis. George's brother Charles was the founder of the beloved international fishing and lifestyle company, Orvis, that began in Manchester Vermont. Go back in time and enjoy the music, the costumes and the fanfare of life in Manchester Vermont 100 years ago. Bring your inner Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes! Enjoy a romantic date, or a fun night with a group of friends for our most celebrated dinner party of the year! Festive attire suggested.

Gather in the living room salon and meet the colorful cast of suspects. Our 1902 mansion is like a real game of Clue as guests follow the interactive drama from the Billiard Room to the Library and Dining Room. There is music, dancing, comedy, drama, and a culinary feast. Everyone gathers in the living room after dinner to decide WHO DONE IT! Prizes are awarded for best sleuthing and most creative costume.

Family Innkeeper and New York City playwright, Tajlei Levis, uses the Wilburton’s rich history as inspiration for each year’s original mystery. It's a fabulous weekend in the country that you will remember for a lifetime -- only at the Wilburton Inn.

To book call 802-362-2500.
Special two night lodging package begins at $200/night plus discounted $60 tickets.

Time: 4/14/18 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: The Wilburton Inn, Manchester
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Jun
14
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
Description:

The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Friday, June 15, 2018
Jun
14
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
Description:

The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston