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Arts Calendar: Theater in Southern Vermont

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sep
19
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Oslo

Oslo Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Fresh from Broadway and the West End, the regional premiere of this stunning new play will captivate audiences. Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. Oslo is “thrilling, a colossus,” raves Ben Brantley of The New York Times. At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, “Oslo gives us hope” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News).

Time: 9/19/18 7:30pm - 10/21/18 10:30pm
Location: 74 Gates St, White River Junction
Sep
27
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An intimate portrait of a time of great change.
Written by August Wilson.

In the midst of the civil rights movement, a group of neighbors in Pittsburgh's Hill District navigate the changing perceptions of race in America. The sixth play in August Wilson’s acclaimed Century Cycle, Two Trains Running is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters offering.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Run Time: Approx. 2 hour 45 minutes
Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Sep
28
2018
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Oct
21
2018

August Wilson's Two Trains Running

August Wilson's Two Trains Running Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As urban planning threatens the demise of a popular lunch counter in Pittsburgh’s close-knit Hill District, owner Memphis struggles with whether or not to sell, and at what cost. Wilson’s intimate portrait of a time of extraordinary challenge and change in our country is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters play. Sponsored by The Vermont Country Store!

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Oct
18
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Marble Valley Players presents Macbeth

Marble Valley Players presents Macbeth
Description:

Marble Valley Players presents William Shakespeare’s dark tragedy, Macbeth, directed by Jenna Carlson. Will you survive the murder, political intrigue, and dark magic in the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Something wicked this way comes to the West Rutland Town Hall Theater, October 18-20 at 7pm and October 21 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission and $12 for Students/Seniors/Military, and will be available at the door. Cash, checks, and major credit cards accepted.

Time: 10/18/18 7:00pm - 10/21/18 2:00pm
Location: West Rutland Town Hall Theater, West Rutland
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Sep
25
2018
– THRU –
Nov
20
2018

Homeschool Theater with David Stern

Homeschool Theater with David Stern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This class will take on a more substantial play than in times past, chosen by the instructor. Students will be working on the play for nine weeks - two and a half hours per week, meeting every Tuesday from 10:00-12:30. The class will be open to students aged 10-15, and will focus a bit more deeply on the acting process than previously. Cost: $350

Time: 9/25/18 10:00am - 11/20/18 12:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Friday, October 26, 2018
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
26
2018
– THRU –
Nov
3
2018

The Singing Master

The Singing Master
Description:

The White River Valley Players present The Singing Master on October 26-28 and November 2-3 at the Rochester High School Auditorium. The Singing Master is an original production inspired by the life and music of early American composer Jeremiah Ingalls, who was also the first choirmaster of the First Congregational Church in Rochester. The play contains a number of Ingalls’ compositions, plus music by contemporary Vermont composer, Dorothy Robson, who is the present choirmaster of Ingalls’ church.

Jeremiah Ingalls was a well-respected itinerant music teacher and composer of what has come to be known as shape-note singing - - vigorous, sacred choral music sung today by groups all over the world. He published a book of his compositions, “Christian Harmony”, in 1805, when he was the choirmaster of the First Church in Newbury, Vermont.

In 1810, Ingalls was excommunicated from that church and he retreated, with his wife and family, to Hancock, Vermont, then a rustic, frontier town. There he withheld that he had been excommunicated in order to accept the position of choirmaster in Rochester. The play’s story, interpreted by playwright Dick Robson, explores Jeremiah’s fall from grace, what happens when his sins come back to haunt him, and where his redemption, if attainable, may be found.

Directed by Ethan Bowen, the cast of The Singing Master is made up of a score of local actors and musicians, starring Steve Augustus and Jeff Tolbert as the older and younger Jeremiah Ingalls and Janine Reeves as his wife and the story’s narrator, Polly.

Performances on October 26-27 and November 2-3 at 7:30 pm & October 28 at 2:00pm.
Advance tickets are available at the White River Credit Union in Rochester for $14 for general admission or $10 for seniors and students.
Tickets purchased at the door are $16 for general admission or $12 for seniors and students.
All performances at Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S Main St. Rochester, VT 05767.
Go to www.whiterivervalleyplayers.org for more information.

Time: 10/26/18 7:30pm - 11/3/18 9:00pm
Location: Rochester High School Auditorium, Rochester
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
27
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Acting Workshop with David Stern

Acting Workshop with David Stern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Everyone welcome, from beginner to professional.
What underlies believable acting, and how can we get there? The class will explore what happens in the mind and body of the performer at work, and how to best reveal a rich, complex character portrayal. Some attention will be given to blocking and specific action choice; actor focus, and risk and release. This sounds technical and advanced but…it’s not. The class will be fun and challenging, working in pairs on short scenes.

David Stern has been working in the professional theatre for over 25 years, and has chaired drama programs at The Middlesex School, Springfield High School, The Casablanca American School, and most recently Kimball Union Academy. Holding an MFA from Rutgers University, David has worked professionally as a director and designer throughout New England at companies including The Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, North Country Center for the Arts, The Weston Playhouse, and the New Ensemble Theatre which he founded in 1993. Passionate about education and educational philosophy, David has taught in numerous disciplines during his tenure including theatre, visual arts, dramatic literature, and English. Additionally, David is an accomplished watercolor painter and jeweler, having exhibited work at numerous galleries since the mid-90’s.

Time: 10/27/18 3:00pm - 10/28/18 11:59pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
26
2018
– THRU –
Nov
3
2018

The Singing Master

The Singing Master
Description:

The White River Valley Players present The Singing Master on October 26-28 and November 2-3 at the Rochester High School Auditorium. The Singing Master is an original production inspired by the life and music of early American composer Jeremiah Ingalls, who was also the first choirmaster of the First Congregational Church in Rochester. The play contains a number of Ingalls’ compositions, plus music by contemporary Vermont composer, Dorothy Robson, who is the present choirmaster of Ingalls’ church.

Jeremiah Ingalls was a well-respected itinerant music teacher and composer of what has come to be known as shape-note singing - - vigorous, sacred choral music sung today by groups all over the world. He published a book of his compositions, “Christian Harmony”, in 1805, when he was the choirmaster of the First Church in Newbury, Vermont.

In 1810, Ingalls was excommunicated from that church and he retreated, with his wife and family, to Hancock, Vermont, then a rustic, frontier town. There he withheld that he had been excommunicated in order to accept the position of choirmaster in Rochester. The play’s story, interpreted by playwright Dick Robson, explores Jeremiah’s fall from grace, what happens when his sins come back to haunt him, and where his redemption, if attainable, may be found.

Directed by Ethan Bowen, the cast of The Singing Master is made up of a score of local actors and musicians, starring Steve Augustus and Jeff Tolbert as the older and younger Jeremiah Ingalls and Janine Reeves as his wife and the story’s narrator, Polly.

Performances on October 26-27 and November 2-3 at 7:30 pm & October 28 at 2:00pm.
Advance tickets are available at the White River Credit Union in Rochester for $14 for general admission or $10 for seniors and students.
Tickets purchased at the door are $16 for general admission or $12 for seniors and students.
All performances at Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S Main St. Rochester, VT 05767.
Go to www.whiterivervalleyplayers.org for more information.

Time: 10/26/18 7:30pm - 11/3/18 9:00pm
Location: Rochester High School Auditorium, Rochester
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
27
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Acting Workshop with David Stern

Acting Workshop with David Stern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Everyone welcome, from beginner to professional.
What underlies believable acting, and how can we get there? The class will explore what happens in the mind and body of the performer at work, and how to best reveal a rich, complex character portrayal. Some attention will be given to blocking and specific action choice; actor focus, and risk and release. This sounds technical and advanced but…it’s not. The class will be fun and challenging, working in pairs on short scenes.

David Stern has been working in the professional theatre for over 25 years, and has chaired drama programs at The Middlesex School, Springfield High School, The Casablanca American School, and most recently Kimball Union Academy. Holding an MFA from Rutgers University, David has worked professionally as a director and designer throughout New England at companies including The Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, North Country Center for the Arts, The Weston Playhouse, and the New Ensemble Theatre which he founded in 1993. Passionate about education and educational philosophy, David has taught in numerous disciplines during his tenure including theatre, visual arts, dramatic literature, and English. Additionally, David is an accomplished watercolor painter and jeweler, having exhibited work at numerous galleries since the mid-90’s.

Time: 10/27/18 3:00pm - 10/28/18 11:59pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
26
2018
– THRU –
Nov
3
2018

The Singing Master

The Singing Master
Description:

The White River Valley Players present The Singing Master on October 26-28 and November 2-3 at the Rochester High School Auditorium. The Singing Master is an original production inspired by the life and music of early American composer Jeremiah Ingalls, who was also the first choirmaster of the First Congregational Church in Rochester. The play contains a number of Ingalls’ compositions, plus music by contemporary Vermont composer, Dorothy Robson, who is the present choirmaster of Ingalls’ church.

Jeremiah Ingalls was a well-respected itinerant music teacher and composer of what has come to be known as shape-note singing - - vigorous, sacred choral music sung today by groups all over the world. He published a book of his compositions, “Christian Harmony”, in 1805, when he was the choirmaster of the First Church in Newbury, Vermont.

In 1810, Ingalls was excommunicated from that church and he retreated, with his wife and family, to Hancock, Vermont, then a rustic, frontier town. There he withheld that he had been excommunicated in order to accept the position of choirmaster in Rochester. The play’s story, interpreted by playwright Dick Robson, explores Jeremiah’s fall from grace, what happens when his sins come back to haunt him, and where his redemption, if attainable, may be found.

Directed by Ethan Bowen, the cast of The Singing Master is made up of a score of local actors and musicians, starring Steve Augustus and Jeff Tolbert as the older and younger Jeremiah Ingalls and Janine Reeves as his wife and the story’s narrator, Polly.

Performances on October 26-27 and November 2-3 at 7:30 pm & October 28 at 2:00pm.
Advance tickets are available at the White River Credit Union in Rochester for $14 for general admission or $10 for seniors and students.
Tickets purchased at the door are $16 for general admission or $12 for seniors and students.
All performances at Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S Main St. Rochester, VT 05767.
Go to www.whiterivervalleyplayers.org for more information.

Time: 10/26/18 7:30pm - 11/3/18 9:00pm
Location: Rochester High School Auditorium, Rochester
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Sep
25
2018
– THRU –
Nov
20
2018

Homeschool Theater with David Stern

Homeschool Theater with David Stern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This class will take on a more substantial play than in times past, chosen by the instructor. Students will be working on the play for nine weeks - two and a half hours per week, meeting every Tuesday from 10:00-12:30. The class will be open to students aged 10-15, and will focus a bit more deeply on the acting process than previously. Cost: $350

Time: 9/25/18 10:00am - 11/20/18 12:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Friday, November 2, 2018
Oct
26
2018
– THRU –
Nov
3
2018

The Singing Master

The Singing Master
Description:

The White River Valley Players present The Singing Master on October 26-28 and November 2-3 at the Rochester High School Auditorium. The Singing Master is an original production inspired by the life and music of early American composer Jeremiah Ingalls, who was also the first choirmaster of the First Congregational Church in Rochester. The play contains a number of Ingalls’ compositions, plus music by contemporary Vermont composer, Dorothy Robson, who is the present choirmaster of Ingalls’ church.

Jeremiah Ingalls was a well-respected itinerant music teacher and composer of what has come to be known as shape-note singing - - vigorous, sacred choral music sung today by groups all over the world. He published a book of his compositions, “Christian Harmony”, in 1805, when he was the choirmaster of the First Church in Newbury, Vermont.

In 1810, Ingalls was excommunicated from that church and he retreated, with his wife and family, to Hancock, Vermont, then a rustic, frontier town. There he withheld that he had been excommunicated in order to accept the position of choirmaster in Rochester. The play’s story, interpreted by playwright Dick Robson, explores Jeremiah’s fall from grace, what happens when his sins come back to haunt him, and where his redemption, if attainable, may be found.

Directed by Ethan Bowen, the cast of The Singing Master is made up of a score of local actors and musicians, starring Steve Augustus and Jeff Tolbert as the older and younger Jeremiah Ingalls and Janine Reeves as his wife and the story’s narrator, Polly.

Performances on October 26-27 and November 2-3 at 7:30 pm & October 28 at 2:00pm.
Advance tickets are available at the White River Credit Union in Rochester for $14 for general admission or $10 for seniors and students.
Tickets purchased at the door are $16 for general admission or $12 for seniors and students.
All performances at Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S Main St. Rochester, VT 05767.
Go to www.whiterivervalleyplayers.org for more information.

Time: 10/26/18 7:30pm - 11/3/18 9:00pm
Location: Rochester High School Auditorium, Rochester
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Oct
26
2018
– THRU –
Nov
3
2018

The Singing Master

The Singing Master
Description:

The White River Valley Players present The Singing Master on October 26-28 and November 2-3 at the Rochester High School Auditorium. The Singing Master is an original production inspired by the life and music of early American composer Jeremiah Ingalls, who was also the first choirmaster of the First Congregational Church in Rochester. The play contains a number of Ingalls’ compositions, plus music by contemporary Vermont composer, Dorothy Robson, who is the present choirmaster of Ingalls’ church.

Jeremiah Ingalls was a well-respected itinerant music teacher and composer of what has come to be known as shape-note singing - - vigorous, sacred choral music sung today by groups all over the world. He published a book of his compositions, “Christian Harmony”, in 1805, when he was the choirmaster of the First Church in Newbury, Vermont.

In 1810, Ingalls was excommunicated from that church and he retreated, with his wife and family, to Hancock, Vermont, then a rustic, frontier town. There he withheld that he had been excommunicated in order to accept the position of choirmaster in Rochester. The play’s story, interpreted by playwright Dick Robson, explores Jeremiah’s fall from grace, what happens when his sins come back to haunt him, and where his redemption, if attainable, may be found.

Directed by Ethan Bowen, the cast of The Singing Master is made up of a score of local actors and musicians, starring Steve Augustus and Jeff Tolbert as the older and younger Jeremiah Ingalls and Janine Reeves as his wife and the story’s narrator, Polly.

Performances on October 26-27 and November 2-3 at 7:30 pm & October 28 at 2:00pm.
Advance tickets are available at the White River Credit Union in Rochester for $14 for general admission or $10 for seniors and students.
Tickets purchased at the door are $16 for general admission or $12 for seniors and students.
All performances at Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S Main St. Rochester, VT 05767.
Go to www.whiterivervalleyplayers.org for more information.

Time: 10/26/18 7:30pm - 11/3/18 9:00pm
Location: Rochester High School Auditorium, Rochester
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sep
25
2018
– THRU –
Nov
20
2018

Homeschool Theater with David Stern

Homeschool Theater with David Stern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This class will take on a more substantial play than in times past, chosen by the instructor. Students will be working on the play for nine weeks - two and a half hours per week, meeting every Tuesday from 10:00-12:30. The class will be open to students aged 10-15, and will focus a bit more deeply on the acting process than previously. Cost: $350

Time: 9/25/18 10:00am - 11/20/18 12:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Friday, November 9, 2018
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Charles Henry's Final Curtain

Charles Henry's Final Curtain Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Charles Henry’s Final Curtain is an original Vaudeville show tucked inside a new musical play that celebrates the life and artistry of Vermont’s itinerant painter, playwright, actor and theater artist Charles W. Henry.

In the early 20th century, Henry, accompanied by his wife and children, drove across Vermont in a horse and wagon, producing original Vaudeville shows with accompanying painted theater curtains in local theaters, granges and town halls. All members of his family appeared in the productions making them true family shows. Today, few people remember Vaudeville and even fewer know about Henry’s magnificent theater curtains that are now recognized as national historical treasures and are part of Vermont’s theater heritage. This original musical and Vaudeville show aims to introduce a new generation of audiences to this now-vanished form of entertainment, and in the course of the show audiences will learn about small-town life in pre-World War I Vermont and see on stage some of the finest examples of Charles Henry’s painted theater curtains.

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm - 11/18/18 8:45pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Nov
10
2018

Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown

Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery. Based on the book, “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” by James Preller. Part of the Pentangle Arts' Youth in Arts Program

Credit: Based on the book, “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” by James Preller. Copyright ©2000. Published by Scholastic. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

Time: 11/10/18 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Charles Henry's Final Curtain

Charles Henry's Final Curtain Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Charles Henry’s Final Curtain is an original Vaudeville show tucked inside a new musical play that celebrates the life and artistry of Vermont’s itinerant painter, playwright, actor and theater artist Charles W. Henry.

In the early 20th century, Henry, accompanied by his wife and children, drove across Vermont in a horse and wagon, producing original Vaudeville shows with accompanying painted theater curtains in local theaters, granges and town halls. All members of his family appeared in the productions making them true family shows. Today, few people remember Vaudeville and even fewer know about Henry’s magnificent theater curtains that are now recognized as national historical treasures and are part of Vermont’s theater heritage. This original musical and Vaudeville show aims to introduce a new generation of audiences to this now-vanished form of entertainment, and in the course of the show audiences will learn about small-town life in pre-World War I Vermont and see on stage some of the finest examples of Charles Henry’s painted theater curtains.

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm - 11/18/18 8:45pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Charles Henry's Final Curtain

Charles Henry's Final Curtain Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Charles Henry’s Final Curtain is an original Vaudeville show tucked inside a new musical play that celebrates the life and artistry of Vermont’s itinerant painter, playwright, actor and theater artist Charles W. Henry.

In the early 20th century, Henry, accompanied by his wife and children, drove across Vermont in a horse and wagon, producing original Vaudeville shows with accompanying painted theater curtains in local theaters, granges and town halls. All members of his family appeared in the productions making them true family shows. Today, few people remember Vaudeville and even fewer know about Henry’s magnificent theater curtains that are now recognized as national historical treasures and are part of Vermont’s theater heritage. This original musical and Vaudeville show aims to introduce a new generation of audiences to this now-vanished form of entertainment, and in the course of the show audiences will learn about small-town life in pre-World War I Vermont and see on stage some of the finest examples of Charles Henry’s painted theater curtains.

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm - 11/18/18 8:45pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River