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Arts Calendar: Comedy

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Apr
25
2019
– THRU –
Apr
27
2019

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Description:

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon's Twilight Players proudly present their Spring production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A raucous musical comedy based on Charles Dickens unfinished novel.
In small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Music Hall Royale, a Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and 2pm on April 28th. Admission is by donation (free to NVU students). For more information, or to reserve seating please call 802-626-3663

Time: 4/25/19 7:30pm - 4/27/19 10:00pm
Location: Alexander Twilight Theater, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Lyndonville
Friday, April 26, 2019
Apr
25
2019
– THRU –
Apr
27
2019

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Description:

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon's Twilight Players proudly present their Spring production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A raucous musical comedy based on Charles Dickens unfinished novel.
In small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Music Hall Royale, a Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and 2pm on April 28th. Admission is by donation (free to NVU students). For more information, or to reserve seating please call 802-626-3663

Time: 4/25/19 7:30pm - 4/27/19 10:00pm
Location: Alexander Twilight Theater, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Lyndonville
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Apr
25
2019
– THRU –
Apr
27
2019

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Description:

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon's Twilight Players proudly present their Spring production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A raucous musical comedy based on Charles Dickens unfinished novel.
In small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Music Hall Royale, a Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and 2pm on April 28th. Admission is by donation (free to NVU students). For more information, or to reserve seating please call 802-626-3663

Time: 4/25/19 7:30pm - 4/27/19 10:00pm
Location: Alexander Twilight Theater, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Lyndonville
Thursday, May 2, 2019
May
2
2019
– THRU –
May
4
2019

Vermont Vaudeville Presents: The Cream of the Crop

Vermont Vaudeville Presents: The Cream of the Crop
Description:

Take 1,000 jugglers, clowns, musicians and eccentrics of all kinds, put them in a jar and over time the best will rise to the top. And where exactly is that top? Well, it’s the Hardwick Town House, where Vermont Vaudeville presents… The Cream of the Crop! This award-winning variety show features world-touring circus acts, musicians, and comedians, as well as gallons upon gallons of local flavor. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 2-4, and 2 p.m. for the Saturday Matinee, May 4. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com. In addition to the four public performances, the troupe will also present a show for local school children.

Vermont Vaudeville has presented a brand new show every six months at the Hardwick Townhouse since May 2009. The core company creates new material with re-occurring characters, writes original songs, and goes out on a limb with improvisation-based pieces. Their work earned them a Seven Daysies Award in 2018 in the category of “Best Comedy Troupe.” But, it’s the guest acts that keep the audiences wondering, “What will happen next?”
This Spring 2019 show features clown school sweethearts Coventry and Kaluza. Both are graduates of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. They have won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival.

Mike Wood, self-described entertainer, eccentric and engineer, will perform his death-defying Cabbage Catapult Catch. Mike has performed his stunt in 13 countries, but never before in the state of Vermont. Local pianist and Goddard professor Dr. Otto Muller, will lead the Vermont Vaudeville house band with Greg Jukes, a conservatory-trained percussionist and member of Boston’s avant-garde music and dance troupe “The Fourth Wall.”

In addition to the talent on stage, the troupe has hired Hardwick resident Audrey Grant, a high school student who intends to study theater tech in college. Audrey is premiering in her new role as technical director for this show.

In keeping with the theme of a variety show, each production features a different Vermont vendor, and this spring’s show features Roxbury based Root Juice, serving organic juices, smoothies, and sandwiches. And, as always, the amazing donuts and sweets from Red Sky Trading in Glover are available during the show.

Regular fans know that Vaudeville tickets will sell out before opening night. First timers are advised to purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets for the are $18 for adults, $9 for kids, with special discounts for the matinee and Thursday show. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com. HARUMPH!

Time: 5/2/19 7:30pm - 5/4/19 9:30am
Location: The Hardwick Town House, Hardwick
Friday, May 3, 2019
May
3
2019

Valley Improv Show at the Grange Theatre!

Valley Improv Show at the Grange Theatre!
Description:

The premiere improvisational comedy troupe of the Upper Valley comes to the Grange Theatre! FOUNDED IN 2008 and based in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, Valley Improv has been performing fun and energetic comedy all around northern New England for eleven years.

Our style is IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY, a form of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue are made up on the spot from audience suggestions and structures that we call “games”.

Visit the Valley Improv website at: valleyimprov.com

Time: 5/3/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
May
2
2019
– THRU –
May
4
2019

Vermont Vaudeville Presents: The Cream of the Crop

Vermont Vaudeville Presents: The Cream of the Crop
Description:

Take 1,000 jugglers, clowns, musicians and eccentrics of all kinds, put them in a jar and over time the best will rise to the top. And where exactly is that top? Well, it’s the Hardwick Town House, where Vermont Vaudeville presents… The Cream of the Crop! This award-winning variety show features world-touring circus acts, musicians, and comedians, as well as gallons upon gallons of local flavor. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 2-4, and 2 p.m. for the Saturday Matinee, May 4. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com. In addition to the four public performances, the troupe will also present a show for local school children.

Vermont Vaudeville has presented a brand new show every six months at the Hardwick Townhouse since May 2009. The core company creates new material with re-occurring characters, writes original songs, and goes out on a limb with improvisation-based pieces. Their work earned them a Seven Daysies Award in 2018 in the category of “Best Comedy Troupe.” But, it’s the guest acts that keep the audiences wondering, “What will happen next?”
This Spring 2019 show features clown school sweethearts Coventry and Kaluza. Both are graduates of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. They have won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival.

Mike Wood, self-described entertainer, eccentric and engineer, will perform his death-defying Cabbage Catapult Catch. Mike has performed his stunt in 13 countries, but never before in the state of Vermont. Local pianist and Goddard professor Dr. Otto Muller, will lead the Vermont Vaudeville house band with Greg Jukes, a conservatory-trained percussionist and member of Boston’s avant-garde music and dance troupe “The Fourth Wall.”

In addition to the talent on stage, the troupe has hired Hardwick resident Audrey Grant, a high school student who intends to study theater tech in college. Audrey is premiering in her new role as technical director for this show.

In keeping with the theme of a variety show, each production features a different Vermont vendor, and this spring’s show features Roxbury based Root Juice, serving organic juices, smoothies, and sandwiches. And, as always, the amazing donuts and sweets from Red Sky Trading in Glover are available during the show.

Regular fans know that Vaudeville tickets will sell out before opening night. First timers are advised to purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets for the are $18 for adults, $9 for kids, with special discounts for the matinee and Thursday show. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com. HARUMPH!

Time: 5/2/19 7:30pm - 5/4/19 9:30am
Location: The Hardwick Town House, Hardwick
Saturday, May 4, 2019
May
2
2019
– THRU –
May
4
2019

Vermont Vaudeville Presents: The Cream of the Crop

Vermont Vaudeville Presents: The Cream of the Crop
Description:

Take 1,000 jugglers, clowns, musicians and eccentrics of all kinds, put them in a jar and over time the best will rise to the top. And where exactly is that top? Well, it’s the Hardwick Town House, where Vermont Vaudeville presents… The Cream of the Crop! This award-winning variety show features world-touring circus acts, musicians, and comedians, as well as gallons upon gallons of local flavor. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 2-4, and 2 p.m. for the Saturday Matinee, May 4. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com. In addition to the four public performances, the troupe will also present a show for local school children.

Vermont Vaudeville has presented a brand new show every six months at the Hardwick Townhouse since May 2009. The core company creates new material with re-occurring characters, writes original songs, and goes out on a limb with improvisation-based pieces. Their work earned them a Seven Daysies Award in 2018 in the category of “Best Comedy Troupe.” But, it’s the guest acts that keep the audiences wondering, “What will happen next?”
This Spring 2019 show features clown school sweethearts Coventry and Kaluza. Both are graduates of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. They have won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival.

Mike Wood, self-described entertainer, eccentric and engineer, will perform his death-defying Cabbage Catapult Catch. Mike has performed his stunt in 13 countries, but never before in the state of Vermont. Local pianist and Goddard professor Dr. Otto Muller, will lead the Vermont Vaudeville house band with Greg Jukes, a conservatory-trained percussionist and member of Boston’s avant-garde music and dance troupe “The Fourth Wall.”

In addition to the talent on stage, the troupe has hired Hardwick resident Audrey Grant, a high school student who intends to study theater tech in college. Audrey is premiering in her new role as technical director for this show.

In keeping with the theme of a variety show, each production features a different Vermont vendor, and this spring’s show features Roxbury based Root Juice, serving organic juices, smoothies, and sandwiches. And, as always, the amazing donuts and sweets from Red Sky Trading in Glover are available during the show.

Regular fans know that Vaudeville tickets will sell out before opening night. First timers are advised to purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets for the are $18 for adults, $9 for kids, with special discounts for the matinee and Thursday show. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com. HARUMPH!

Time: 5/2/19 7:30pm - 5/4/19 9:30am
Location: The Hardwick Town House, Hardwick