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Friday, May 24, 2019
May
17
2019
– THRU –
May
25
2019

Rock River Players present David Mamet's Oleanna

Rock River Players present David Mamet's Oleanna
Description:

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players (RRP) offer four performances in May of David Mamet’s Oleanna. Written in 1992, inspired by the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Senate hearings yet well before the #MeToo era, the succinct three-act play detonates the fury of sexual politics through a power struggle between a male college professor and a female student. Twenty-seven years later, the subject could not be more relevant.

According to director Bahman Mahdavi, “As with all great works of art, nothing is simple in this story. The characters are complex and flawed, sincere and manipulative. The playwright has been quoted as saying he wants to make his audience members choose as they squirm and hyperventilate over the onstage fireworks. The goal is ultimately to create debate and discussion.”

There is much in Oleanna that rings frighteningly true: a smug professor, enamored with his own oratory prowess, dismissive of a struggling student; students trying to shut down a class because the professor's reading list is "questionable,” and, most notably, a shift in the balance of power between the generations and the sexes, using language as their ammunition and tool for winning power over one and another.

Mahdavi explains, “For my directorial debut, I chose a play with only two characters depicting human conflicts and exploring how we act when we are put in a situation where we have no control. The play is not a code for some deeper feelings; it's not an elaborate attempt to say anything other than what it says. It’s primarily about language --its power, its limitations, and who controls it. David Mamet, one of the greatest American playwrights, has a clipped, precisely-crafted style of diction leaving no room for error nor improvisation. Like a classical music score where everything is in the execution.”

Oleanna features Jon Mack and Rebecca Musgrove. Dody Riggs assists, Miles Keefe is on lights.

Performances are May 17-18, 8pm, at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, VT and May 24-25, 8pm at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets--$10, $8 for students and seniors--will be available at the door; order on line at williamsvillehall.com.

Rock River Players, a 501c3 non-profit theatre collaborative, grows on the inspiration and initiative of those who wish to see the lively arts thrive in the West River Valley.

Time: 5/17/19 8:00pm - 5/25/19 8:00pm
Location: Williamsville Hall, Williamsville
May
24
2019
– THRU –
May
25
2019

Mamet - Oleanna

Mamet - Oleanna
Description:

The Rock River Players (RRP) offer four performances in May of David Mamet’s Oleanna.
Written in 1992, inspired by the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Senate hearings yet well before the #MeToo era, the succinct three-act play detonates the fury of sexual politics through a power struggle between a male college professor and a female student. Twenty-seven years later, the subject could not be more relevant.

Time: 5/24/19 8:00pm - 5/25/19 10:30pm
Location: Hooker Dunham Theater, Brattleboro
May
17
2019
– THRU –
May
26
2019

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!
Description:

The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with Oklahoma!, considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history.  Performances will be at the Dorset Playhouse on May 17-18 and May 24-25 at 7:30 PM and on May 19 and 26 at 2 PM.

The first collaboration of legendary Lyricist Richard Rodgers and Librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, the show was a game-changer when it took Broadway by storm when it opened in 1943.  Memorable songs such as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and “Oklahoma!, rather than just providing filler, advanced the story of a cowboy, Curly, who falls for a farm girl, Laurey, against the backdrop of prairie life in the Indian Territory, circa 1907.
Over the past four months, Director Suzi Dorgeloh, Musical Director Tom Salmon and Choreographer Kelly Gaiotti, have marshaled a talented cast of 23 from 17 area towns in Vermont and New York.  Newcomer Josh Bond takes the lead as Curly, while Danielle Houston who last appeared with The Players in the 2014 production of Miracle on 34th Street, is Laurey. Dana Haley, who wowed audiences in The Players’ production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, sashays in as Ado Annie - the girl “who cain’t say no.”  Two actors fresh from leading roles in The Players’ Witness for the Prosecution, are Joe Mozer, as Will Parker, who does his utmost to romance Ado Annie and Drew Davidson who portrays the tortured Jud Fry, who pines for Laurey and cannot have her.  Aunt Eller is played by Caren McVicker, who is also new to the Dorset stage.
The balance of the cast is peppered with new and familiar faces to Dorset audiences, including Christy Vogel, Richard Grip, Chris Restino, Billy Jamieson, Dan Silver, Errol Hill, Bill Cruikshank, Michael Gallagher, Lily Gallagher, Zachary Barnett, Bob Fogelgren, Sara Gregory, Maeve Keeton, Laura King, Lily Butler, Ginny Edinger, and Annie Nash.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling (802) 867-5777. Oklahoma! is proudly sponsored by Above All Vermont, The Barn Restaurant, Errol L. Hill Painting, La Peche Lingerie, RK Miles, Southern Vermont Medical Center, Bob & Martha Schoenemann, Spivey, Lemonik Swenor, PC, and The Wilburton Inn.

Time: 5/17/19 7:30pm - 5/26/19 4:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd Dorset, Dorset
Saturday, May 25, 2019
May
17
2019
– THRU –
May
25
2019

Rock River Players present David Mamet's Oleanna

Rock River Players present David Mamet's Oleanna
Description:

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players (RRP) offer four performances in May of David Mamet’s Oleanna. Written in 1992, inspired by the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Senate hearings yet well before the #MeToo era, the succinct three-act play detonates the fury of sexual politics through a power struggle between a male college professor and a female student. Twenty-seven years later, the subject could not be more relevant.

According to director Bahman Mahdavi, “As with all great works of art, nothing is simple in this story. The characters are complex and flawed, sincere and manipulative. The playwright has been quoted as saying he wants to make his audience members choose as they squirm and hyperventilate over the onstage fireworks. The goal is ultimately to create debate and discussion.”

There is much in Oleanna that rings frighteningly true: a smug professor, enamored with his own oratory prowess, dismissive of a struggling student; students trying to shut down a class because the professor's reading list is "questionable,” and, most notably, a shift in the balance of power between the generations and the sexes, using language as their ammunition and tool for winning power over one and another.

Mahdavi explains, “For my directorial debut, I chose a play with only two characters depicting human conflicts and exploring how we act when we are put in a situation where we have no control. The play is not a code for some deeper feelings; it's not an elaborate attempt to say anything other than what it says. It’s primarily about language --its power, its limitations, and who controls it. David Mamet, one of the greatest American playwrights, has a clipped, precisely-crafted style of diction leaving no room for error nor improvisation. Like a classical music score where everything is in the execution.”

Oleanna features Jon Mack and Rebecca Musgrove. Dody Riggs assists, Miles Keefe is on lights.

Performances are May 17-18, 8pm, at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, VT and May 24-25, 8pm at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets--$10, $8 for students and seniors--will be available at the door; order on line at williamsvillehall.com.

Rock River Players, a 501c3 non-profit theatre collaborative, grows on the inspiration and initiative of those who wish to see the lively arts thrive in the West River Valley.

Time: 5/17/19 8:00pm - 5/25/19 8:00pm
Location: Williamsville Hall, Williamsville
May
24
2019
– THRU –
May
25
2019

Mamet - Oleanna

Mamet - Oleanna
Description:

The Rock River Players (RRP) offer four performances in May of David Mamet’s Oleanna.
Written in 1992, inspired by the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Senate hearings yet well before the #MeToo era, the succinct three-act play detonates the fury of sexual politics through a power struggle between a male college professor and a female student. Twenty-seven years later, the subject could not be more relevant.

Time: 5/24/19 8:00pm - 5/25/19 10:30pm
Location: Hooker Dunham Theater, Brattleboro
May
17
2019
– THRU –
May
26
2019

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!
Description:

The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with Oklahoma!, considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history.  Performances will be at the Dorset Playhouse on May 17-18 and May 24-25 at 7:30 PM and on May 19 and 26 at 2 PM.

The first collaboration of legendary Lyricist Richard Rodgers and Librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, the show was a game-changer when it took Broadway by storm when it opened in 1943.  Memorable songs such as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and “Oklahoma!, rather than just providing filler, advanced the story of a cowboy, Curly, who falls for a farm girl, Laurey, against the backdrop of prairie life in the Indian Territory, circa 1907.
Over the past four months, Director Suzi Dorgeloh, Musical Director Tom Salmon and Choreographer Kelly Gaiotti, have marshaled a talented cast of 23 from 17 area towns in Vermont and New York.  Newcomer Josh Bond takes the lead as Curly, while Danielle Houston who last appeared with The Players in the 2014 production of Miracle on 34th Street, is Laurey. Dana Haley, who wowed audiences in The Players’ production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, sashays in as Ado Annie - the girl “who cain’t say no.”  Two actors fresh from leading roles in The Players’ Witness for the Prosecution, are Joe Mozer, as Will Parker, who does his utmost to romance Ado Annie and Drew Davidson who portrays the tortured Jud Fry, who pines for Laurey and cannot have her.  Aunt Eller is played by Caren McVicker, who is also new to the Dorset stage.
The balance of the cast is peppered with new and familiar faces to Dorset audiences, including Christy Vogel, Richard Grip, Chris Restino, Billy Jamieson, Dan Silver, Errol Hill, Bill Cruikshank, Michael Gallagher, Lily Gallagher, Zachary Barnett, Bob Fogelgren, Sara Gregory, Maeve Keeton, Laura King, Lily Butler, Ginny Edinger, and Annie Nash.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling (802) 867-5777. Oklahoma! is proudly sponsored by Above All Vermont, The Barn Restaurant, Errol L. Hill Painting, La Peche Lingerie, RK Miles, Southern Vermont Medical Center, Bob & Martha Schoenemann, Spivey, Lemonik Swenor, PC, and The Wilburton Inn.

Time: 5/17/19 7:30pm - 5/26/19 4:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd Dorset, Dorset
Sunday, May 26, 2019
May
17
2019
– THRU –
May
26
2019

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!
Description:

The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with Oklahoma!, considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history.  Performances will be at the Dorset Playhouse on May 17-18 and May 24-25 at 7:30 PM and on May 19 and 26 at 2 PM.

The first collaboration of legendary Lyricist Richard Rodgers and Librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, the show was a game-changer when it took Broadway by storm when it opened in 1943.  Memorable songs such as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and “Oklahoma!, rather than just providing filler, advanced the story of a cowboy, Curly, who falls for a farm girl, Laurey, against the backdrop of prairie life in the Indian Territory, circa 1907.
Over the past four months, Director Suzi Dorgeloh, Musical Director Tom Salmon and Choreographer Kelly Gaiotti, have marshaled a talented cast of 23 from 17 area towns in Vermont and New York.  Newcomer Josh Bond takes the lead as Curly, while Danielle Houston who last appeared with The Players in the 2014 production of Miracle on 34th Street, is Laurey. Dana Haley, who wowed audiences in The Players’ production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, sashays in as Ado Annie - the girl “who cain’t say no.”  Two actors fresh from leading roles in The Players’ Witness for the Prosecution, are Joe Mozer, as Will Parker, who does his utmost to romance Ado Annie and Drew Davidson who portrays the tortured Jud Fry, who pines for Laurey and cannot have her.  Aunt Eller is played by Caren McVicker, who is also new to the Dorset stage.
The balance of the cast is peppered with new and familiar faces to Dorset audiences, including Christy Vogel, Richard Grip, Chris Restino, Billy Jamieson, Dan Silver, Errol Hill, Bill Cruikshank, Michael Gallagher, Lily Gallagher, Zachary Barnett, Bob Fogelgren, Sara Gregory, Maeve Keeton, Laura King, Lily Butler, Ginny Edinger, and Annie Nash.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling (802) 867-5777. Oklahoma! is proudly sponsored by Above All Vermont, The Barn Restaurant, Errol L. Hill Painting, La Peche Lingerie, RK Miles, Southern Vermont Medical Center, Bob & Martha Schoenemann, Spivey, Lemonik Swenor, PC, and The Wilburton Inn.

Time: 5/17/19 7:30pm - 5/26/19 4:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd Dorset, Dorset
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
May
28
2019

Movement for Actors with Neva Cockrell

Movement for Actors with Neva Cockrell
Description:

May 28 - Movement for Actors
In this workshop students will develop new movement skills, learn to use their bodies to communicate in performance, and practice the fundamentals of contemporary dance. While this workshop is designed with actors in mind, it is open for anyone interested in embodiment practice and dance. We will begin each day with a technique based warm-up with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, and balance. Next, we'll do a series of exercises to build specific movement skills and an ability to move freely. We'll end by practicing full-body movement, and dynamic, embodied performing.

Time: 5/28/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Jun
1
2019

The Magic School Bus Live!

The Magic School Bus Live!
Description:

Theatreworks USA’s new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is ruined, Ms. Frizzle saves the day! The Magic School Bus blasts off into outer space to explore the solar system! Ms. Frizzle gets separated from the group and her class must travel through the planets and beyond to rescue her. Part of the Pentangle Arts' Youth in Arts Program

Time: 6/1/19 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Friday, July 5, 2019
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
6
2019

What the Jellyfish Knows

What the Jellyfish Knows
Description:

The Great River Theater Festival and ​Loom Ensemble presents:
What the Jellyfish Knows

​“What The Jellyfish Knows” invokes the awe-inspiring beauty of our planet’s waters, with the scientific content of a nature documentary, virtuosic musical complexity, plenty of silliness, and an urgent call to action. It’s dance-theater for social change, weaving back and forth between simple wonderment at the richness of the natural world, and current events impacting our Oceans’ ecosystems. The script directly addresses three specific points of human impact: petroleum extraction in the Gulf of Mexico, "dead-zones" caused by agricultural fertilizer runoff, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. When the show is over, the evening opens into a community discussion on art and activism.

What The Jellyfish Knows is a co-production of Loom Ensemble and the Art Monastery Project. For ten years The Art Monastery Project has been exploring the overlap of spirituality and artmaking, based in Italy and California, while Loom Ensemble has been weaving together equal parts dance, music, and theater, based in NYC and Dubai. These two organizations have taken up permanent residence together in a historic farmhouse in the Connecticut River in Springfield, VT.

Tickets:​ $15 / $8 Youth (12 & under) / $10 Senior

Show dates and times:

Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 6 at 1:30 pm

Location: Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
13
2019

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Description:

The Great River Theater Festival and Main Street Arts presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Written by John Cameron Mitchell / Music by Stephen Trask
Directed by David Stern

Branded “the best rock musical ever!” by Rolling Stone Magazine, this racy musical fable tells the story of "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love while reeling from a botched sex-change operation. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and will surely take Saxtons River by storm with what Time Magazine describes as “the most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!”

This raunchy fable is not for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Please note that the 9 pm showings are for ages 21 and up.

Ticket Prices: $20 / $15 Senior
Performance Dates, Times & Locations:
Friday, July 5 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 6 @ 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday. July 13 @ 9:00 pm

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

Great River Theater Festival

Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of the comedy Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company and Loom Ensemble dance group. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the MSA website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 2:00pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Saxtons River, VT, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

The Great River Theater Festival

The Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company, Loom Ensemble, Happenstance Theater and Sandglass Theater. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the GRTF website at greatrivertheaterfesitval.org and on MSA’s website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 7:30pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
6
2019

What the Jellyfish Knows

What the Jellyfish Knows
Description:

The Great River Theater Festival and ​Loom Ensemble presents:
What the Jellyfish Knows

​“What The Jellyfish Knows” invokes the awe-inspiring beauty of our planet’s waters, with the scientific content of a nature documentary, virtuosic musical complexity, plenty of silliness, and an urgent call to action. It’s dance-theater for social change, weaving back and forth between simple wonderment at the richness of the natural world, and current events impacting our Oceans’ ecosystems. The script directly addresses three specific points of human impact: petroleum extraction in the Gulf of Mexico, "dead-zones" caused by agricultural fertilizer runoff, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. When the show is over, the evening opens into a community discussion on art and activism.

What The Jellyfish Knows is a co-production of Loom Ensemble and the Art Monastery Project. For ten years The Art Monastery Project has been exploring the overlap of spirituality and artmaking, based in Italy and California, while Loom Ensemble has been weaving together equal parts dance, music, and theater, based in NYC and Dubai. These two organizations have taken up permanent residence together in a historic farmhouse in the Connecticut River in Springfield, VT.

Tickets:​ $15 / $8 Youth (12 & under) / $10 Senior

Show dates and times:

Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 6 at 1:30 pm

Location: Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Saxtons River
Jul
6
2019

Rod Puppet Workshop

Rod Puppet Workshop
Description:

The Great River Theater Festival and Sandglass Theater present a Rod Puppet Workshop
Instructor: Jana Zeller of Sandglass Theater

Join Sandglass Theater for a workshop full of fun, inspiration and action for youth ages 7 to 13 and anyone who is young at heart! Each participant will build a colorful rod puppet and learn basic skills of how to operate this interesting character. The workshop opens with a mini show presented by Jana and Tiger Boy. Don’t miss all the fun and enroll today!

Workshop Cost: $5

Workshop date and time:
Saturday, July 6 at 4:00 pm

Time: 7/6/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
13
2019

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Description:

The Great River Theater Festival and Main Street Arts presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Written by John Cameron Mitchell / Music by Stephen Trask
Directed by David Stern

Branded “the best rock musical ever!” by Rolling Stone Magazine, this racy musical fable tells the story of "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love while reeling from a botched sex-change operation. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and will surely take Saxtons River by storm with what Time Magazine describes as “the most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!”

This raunchy fable is not for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Please note that the 9 pm showings are for ages 21 and up.

Ticket Prices: $20 / $15 Senior
Performance Dates, Times & Locations:
Friday, July 5 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 6 @ 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday. July 13 @ 9:00 pm

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
6
2019
– THRU –
Jul
13
2019

Gilbert & Sullivan's MHS Pinafore

Gilbert & Sullivan's MHS Pinafore
Description:

The Great River Theater and Main Street Arts presents:
Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

Written by Gilbert & Sullivan
​Directed by Annesa Hartman

Packed with playful passion on the seas, this satirical sendup helped Gilbert and Sullivan set a new course for modern musical theatre. The captain’s daughter has caught the eye – and the heart - of two men at once: a lowly sailor and the pompous Sir Joseph Porter. Only a bumbling baby-farmer named Little Buttercup can unravel this mess of mistaken identities and mismatched marriages. Filled with infectious tunes and featuring a rousing finale, it’s no wonder this classic comedy still makes a modern-day splash!

Tickets:​ $20 / $10 Youth (12 & under) / $15 Senior

Show dates and times:
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm

Location: Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 23 Leavitt Lane, Saxtons River, VT

Location: Horowitz Hall at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

Great River Theater Festival

Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of the comedy Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company and Loom Ensemble dance group. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the MSA website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 2:00pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Saxtons River, VT, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

The Great River Theater Festival

The Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company, Loom Ensemble, Happenstance Theater and Sandglass Theater. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the GRTF website at greatrivertheaterfesitval.org and on MSA’s website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 7:30pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
13
2019

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Description:

The Great River Theater Festival and Main Street Arts presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Written by John Cameron Mitchell / Music by Stephen Trask
Directed by David Stern

Branded “the best rock musical ever!” by Rolling Stone Magazine, this racy musical fable tells the story of "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love while reeling from a botched sex-change operation. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and will surely take Saxtons River by storm with what Time Magazine describes as “the most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!”

This raunchy fable is not for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Please note that the 9 pm showings are for ages 21 and up.

Ticket Prices: $20 / $15 Senior
Performance Dates, Times & Locations:
Friday, July 5 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 6 @ 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday. July 13 @ 9:00 pm

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
6
2019
– THRU –
Jul
13
2019

Gilbert & Sullivan's MHS Pinafore

Gilbert & Sullivan's MHS Pinafore
Description:

The Great River Theater and Main Street Arts presents:
Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

Written by Gilbert & Sullivan
​Directed by Annesa Hartman

Packed with playful passion on the seas, this satirical sendup helped Gilbert and Sullivan set a new course for modern musical theatre. The captain’s daughter has caught the eye – and the heart - of two men at once: a lowly sailor and the pompous Sir Joseph Porter. Only a bumbling baby-farmer named Little Buttercup can unravel this mess of mistaken identities and mismatched marriages. Filled with infectious tunes and featuring a rousing finale, it’s no wonder this classic comedy still makes a modern-day splash!

Tickets:​ $20 / $10 Youth (12 & under) / $15 Senior

Show dates and times:
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm

Location: Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 23 Leavitt Lane, Saxtons River, VT

Location: Horowitz Hall at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

Great River Theater Festival

Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of the comedy Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company and Loom Ensemble dance group. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the MSA website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 2:00pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Saxtons River, VT, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

The Great River Theater Festival

The Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company, Loom Ensemble, Happenstance Theater and Sandglass Theater. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the GRTF website at greatrivertheaterfesitval.org and on MSA’s website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 7:30pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Jul
6
2019
– THRU –
Jul
13
2019

Gilbert & Sullivan's MHS Pinafore

Gilbert & Sullivan's MHS Pinafore
Description:

The Great River Theater and Main Street Arts presents:
Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

Written by Gilbert & Sullivan
​Directed by Annesa Hartman

Packed with playful passion on the seas, this satirical sendup helped Gilbert and Sullivan set a new course for modern musical theatre. The captain’s daughter has caught the eye – and the heart - of two men at once: a lowly sailor and the pompous Sir Joseph Porter. Only a bumbling baby-farmer named Little Buttercup can unravel this mess of mistaken identities and mismatched marriages. Filled with infectious tunes and featuring a rousing finale, it’s no wonder this classic comedy still makes a modern-day splash!

Tickets:​ $20 / $10 Youth (12 & under) / $15 Senior

Show dates and times:
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm

Location: Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 23 Leavitt Lane, Saxtons River, VT

Location: Horowitz Hall at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River
Jul
5
2019
– THRU –
Jul
14
2019

The Great River Theater Festival

The Great River Theater Festival
Description:

Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, VT hosts the third annual Great River Theater Festival this summer with performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S Pinafore, as well as appearances by the Vermont Suitcase Company, Loom Ensemble, Happenstance Theater and Sandglass Theater. Performances will take place in MSA’s Heptebo Theater and at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Further information is available on the GRTF website at greatrivertheaterfesitval.org and on MSA’s website at mainstreetarts.org.

Time: 7/5/19 7:30pm - 7/14/19 9:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River