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Passing Through:

Portraits of Emerging Adults

August 18 – October 26, 2014

Artist Talk Friday, September 26  5-6:30 with performances by Dana Yeaton’s Playwriting 1 class

“Passing Through” features 17 over life sized oil portraits paired with audio portraits of seventeen young people who have all come through Middlebury for one reason or another. Ten of the paintings are housed in the Jackson Gallery; the seven remaining paintings are in the Lower Lobby of the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College.

The young subjects of Kate Gridley’s astonishing new exhibit will have a chance to speak their minds. But not the real life subjects who posed for Kate, and whose interviews can be heard on her website; instead the Jackson Gallery will become a performance space for short monologues inspired by the portraits, and written by Middlebury College students in Dana Yeaton’s Playwriting 1 class. They will be joined by the artist herself, who will add her own color commentary.

For more information click HERE.

Calendar of Events

Jekyll and Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Middlebury Actors Workshop

The timeless tale about the good doctor and his dark echo is brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher with a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Peering into the hearts of men and seeing the evil that lurks there, this smart and suspenseful adaptation of the classic novella remains true to the original while evoking its sensuality and darkness in a way that only live theatre can….

“A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson’s look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men…Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense…a suspense almost as affecting and it is intense.” – The San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, October 23- Saturday October 25 at  7:30
Saturday, October 25  2pm matinee
Sunday, October 26  7pm

Thursday. October 30 at  7:30
Friday October 31 at 7:30

$20 matinee Saturday, October 25
$10 Walk-Up Student Tickets (for the day of the show only)

Reserved Seating


Jek Transform


ransom 1


November 1st

The White River Valley Players present Ransom, an original play with music inspired by the Civil War letters and diary of Ransom W. Towle of West Rochester, Vermont.  Ransom tells the tale of Towle’s capture by the Rebels, his escape as they were marching him to Andersonville Prison, and his amazing journey back to Union lines.Directed by Ethan Bowen, written by Dick Robson.  With the collaboration of Joe Schenkman, Ethan Bowen, and April Dodd. Original music by Dorothy Robson with historical research by Jake Wildwood. 

7:30  Reserved Seating 

$17/ $12 Seniors/ $10 Students 



The Fall tour of Ransom includes three central Vermont Locations:

Rochester High School Auditorium—Rochester, Vermont
Fri Oct 24, 25 at 7:30 pm • Sun Oct 26 at 2:00 pm
for ticket information call (802) 767-3954

Town Hall Theater—Middlebury, Vermont
Sat Nov 1 at 7:30 pm
for ticket information call (802) 382-9222

Chandler Center for the Arts—Randolph, Vermont
Sat Nov 8 at 7:30 pm
for ticket information call (802) 728-6464


The MET’s Carmen

Broadcast in HD on the THT Big Screen

November 8

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Greg Vitercik at 12:15pm. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

 1 p.m.
$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 3:40


Of Mice and Men

National Theater Broadcast in HD on the THT BIG SCREEN

Tuesday, November 11th

James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and  Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd.

$17/ $10 Students
Reserved Seating



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Middlebury Community Players

The hungry orphan returns in this musical about poverty and pluckiness. Full of humor, pathos and familiar tunes, Oliver!  is a classic musical for all ages. 

Nov 6-8 at 7:30
Nov 13-15 at 7:30
Nov 9, 15, and 16 at 1:30
Tickets are $18 students/ $23 adults
Thursday shows Nov. 6 and 13 are $15

For more information, visit


The MET’s Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

Broadcast live in HD on the THT Big Screen

November 22

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedyfeaturing some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operastars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Douglas Anderson at 12:15pm. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 3:30


Wild and Precious

Sunday, November 23rd, 7:oo pm

Join us for Steven Cadwell’s hilarious and thought-provoking one man show, Wild and Precious. Cadwell grew up in Pittsford, VT in the 1950s and didn’t come out as a gay man until the 1970s. He is now married and works as a psychotherapist in the Boston area.  In Wild and Precious, Cadwell uses his own poetry, song, photos and costume changes to tell the story of his own life and the immense changes that have taken place in gay history in the last 50 years. Cadwell says the piece is meant to address those changes but also to address how they can foster positive change around other oppressed communities and to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a man?” For more about the show, click HERE


$12 Reserved Seating




Warren Miller’s No Turning Back

Wednesday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 4th


This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year’s winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back. More information at

$18 General Admission

 8 pm




Matisse: Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, December 9th at 2pm and 7pm

You are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster exhibition with expert contributions from those that knew Matisse, as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Plus there are breathtaking specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.

‘The way the film captured Matisse at work, bringing his artistry to life – including resonant readings from Simon Russell Beale – was genuinely inspiring’ – Apollo Magazine

2pm and 7pm
$10/ $5



Die Meistersinger von NŸrnberg - by Richard Wagner, at Metropolitan Opera, season 06-07 premire March 1, 2007

The MET’s Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg

Broadcast live in HD on the THT Big Screen

December 13

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

A free introductory talk about today’s opera will be given by Greg Vitercik at 11:15pm. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

 12 noon
$24/ $10 Students  Reserved Seating
Approximate HD runtime 6:00


Coming Soon

Nov. 30 MUD talks
Dec 6 The Festival of Wreaths
Dec 14  The Vatican Museums Broadcast in HD on the THT BIG SCREEN
Dec 19 and 20 Night Fires  

The Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast on the THT BIG SCREEN

The Nutcracker Dec 21st
Swan Lake Jan 25th, 2015

MET Live in HD 2014-2015

Tickets on Sale Now


SPECIAL TICKET PRICE: $10 October 14 – MACBETH (Verdi) 1pm and 7pm

Approximate HD runtime 3:13

October 18 – LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) – New Production 1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:52

November 8 – CARMEN (Bizet)  1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:38

November 22 – IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini) 1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

December 13 – DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Wagner) 12:00 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 6:00

January 17, 2015 – THE MERRY WIDOW (Lehár) – New Production 1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 2:57

January 31 – LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Offenbach)  1 p.m.ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:46

February 14 – IOLANTA (Tchaikovsky) / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Bartók) – New Production 12:30 p.m. ET    Approximate HD runtime 3:39

March 14 – LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini) – New Production  1 p.m. ET
Approximate HD runtime 3:30

April 25 – CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) / PAGLIACCI (Leoncavallo) New Production  12:30 p.m. ET              Approximate HD runtime 3:30


Pre-Show talks return this season 45 minutes before each show. This season’s speakers are:

Macbeth – 1pm show:Scott Morrison  7pm show:Greg Vitercik
Marriage of Figaro – Scott Morrison
Carmen – Greg Vitercik
Barber of Seville – Doug Anderson
Die Meistersinger – Greg Vitercik
The Merry Widow – Scott Morrison
Tales of Hoffmann – Emmanuel Plasson
Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle – Scott Morrison
La Donna del Lago – Greg Vitercik
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – Jim Pugh



Rembrandt: Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 at 2pm and 7pm

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major new show, focused on the final years of his life and hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the biggest in many years. With exclusive & privileged access by both galleries, the film documents this extraordinary show and interweaves Rembrandt’s life story with the behind the scenes preparations at both institutions. For many, this is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film will take a close look at the man behind such acclaim.

2 pm and 7 pm
$10/ $5 Students

RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes


Girl with a Pearl Earring: Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, March 3 at 2 pm and 7 pm

After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations. With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her enigmatic beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. The beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes

2 pm and 7 pm
$10/ $5 Students


Van Gogh: Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, May 5 at 2 pm and 7 pm

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s
Van Gogh Museum, this surprising new film is about one of the world’s favorite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited world-renowned curators and art historians offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

2 pm and 7 pm
$10/ $5 Students

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes