In the Jackson Gallery


Molly Watson Hawley


Opening reception Friday, January 13, 5-7 pm.

On display through February.

Molly Watson Hawley works in a number of media to explore how the surface images of the visible world represent a deeper reality. The exhibit will include landscapes, seascapes and portraits.



Calendar of Events


Met Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette

Saturday, Jan. 21

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by David Clark. Run time 3hrs. 

$24/ $10 students


City of Angels

A co-production of Town Hall Theater and the Middlebury College Department of Music 
The winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as Best Book and Best Score, City of Angels is the latest in the popular tradition of winter term productions coproduced by the Department of Music and Town Hall Theater. This musical comedy is written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also teems with sidesplitting humor. Douglas Anderson directs, with affiliate artist Carol Christensen as music director. Presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Inc. 
Seats are available for the final dress rehearsal Jan. 26 at 8pm
Suggested donation of $10/ $5 students. Cash only at the door. 
SOLD OUT Jan. 27, 28 at 8pm
SOLD OUT Jan. 29 at 2pm
SOLD OUT Jan 30 at 8pm 
Tickets: Public $16, College ID holders $10, Students $6 

Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, February 1 

Heir to Velázquez, hero to Picasso. Discover Spain’s celebrated artist with this cinematic tour de force based on the National Gallery’s must-see exhibition Goya: The Portraits.

Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a much-anticipated landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. The film uses this exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s eventful life.

Through extensive location footage, Goya’s revealing letters and a unique exhibition of masterpieces from great collections across the world, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the colourful world he painted. Influenced by Rembrandt and Velázquez, Goya explored a new realism where he did not flatter and was not afraid to reveal what he saw physically and psychologically. Yet this did not stop him securing major commissions from powerful individuals seeking the prestige of being painted by the best artist of the day. Royalty, aristocrats, politicians and close friends were subjected to his highly modern approach that captured rapid changes of expression, gesture and emotion. Goya’s powerful vision and technical brilliance makes him one of the most admired and revered artists in the world today and indeed among the greatest painters to have lived.

“Breath-taking detail” The Daily Mail

“Immersive and enriching” The Guardian 

“The show of the decade” The Telegraph 

$10/ $5 students


Amadeus (National Theatre Live)

Thursday, February 2

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: A Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

$17/ $10 students


Good People

Middlebury Community Players
Directed by Kristen Ginsburg

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. An insightful comedy of class and culture, Good People was a Broadway hit (Francis McDormand won a Tony for Best Lead Actress in 2011), darkly funny and surprisingly touching.

*Contains profanity and mature themes.

February 9–11, 7:30pm
February 12, 2:00pm
$12 February 9 (opening night) 
$17 February 10 through 12


GOOD PEOPLE was originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)
with funds provided by Bank of America and received its world premiere there on February 8, 2011.

Scarlett James

Vermont Burlesque Festival’s Valentine’s Showcase

Valentine’s Day (February 14) 

The Vermont Burlesque* Festival brings its gorgeous costumes, cheeky comedy and sexy magic to Town Hall Theater for a very special Valentine’s Day showcase. 

Featured performer Scarlett James (pictured) has performed from Shanghai to Berlin and every great city in-between.  She’s headlined three of the Vermont Burlesque Festival events over the past four years and  produced the 8th annual Montreal Burlesque Festival. Scarlett’s burlesque style  is classically beautiful with amazing costumes and props. To learn more about Scarlett, visit her website.  

Also performing are the Green Mountain Cabaret Sugar Shakers who have been tantalizing and teasing Vermont and New England audiences since 2012. A little bit nerdy, a little bit classic, and a little bit neo, there’s something for everyone when the Shakers hit the stage. All are guaranteed to “Enjoy the view!”

Angelica Cardone is an American acrobat and aerialist who originally hails from northern NJ but currently calls Vermont her home. A graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts Performance Training Program, she currently performs hand balancing, aerial net, and partner acrobatics.  She’ll be performing amazing feats of contortion and balance.   

Kicking off the evening is the Maple Street Six. The Maple Street Six is a high energy band with a big Soul-Jazz-Boogaloo sound. Players include David Marchant (vibes), Jon McBride (sax), Rob Church (guitar), Clarence Davis (congas), Micheal Graziadei (bass) and Dwight Richer (drums). 

 *Burlesque is a comic variety show featuring satire and scantily clad ladies with some theatrical touches, like costumes and music. Burlesque performers sometimes remove their clothing to music in an entertaining way, but no performers will appear entirely nude. 

7pm House opens with bar and live jazz with The Maple Street Six
8pm Showcase begins!

$45 premium tickets* (includes a bottle of sparkling wine for two and truffles from Middlebury Chocolates at your table)
$30 general tickets

*please buy in advance for premium tickets






MNFF Winter Screening Series

Sunday, February 19

Moonlight is the astonishing narrative feature film from director Barry Jenkins.  Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, Director and Screenplay and likely bound for an Academy Award nomination, Moonlight has captivated audiences all over the country with its sensitive treatment of what it means to grow up black in America. A beautifully intimate character study, Moonlight defies stereotyping and asks us to consider the complexities of the lives it portrays. A stunning achievement, “Moonlight” provides a memorable movie experience. 

$12 Individual Film
$50 Series of 5 films




MET Live in HD: Rusalka

Saturday, Feb. 25

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh.

$24/ $10 students


MET Live in HD: La Traviata

Saturday, Mar 11

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time approx. 2.30.

$24/ $10 students


The Eagle Huntress

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Sunday, March 12

The delightful and highly acclaimed documentary, The Eagle Huntress is director Otto Bell’s first feature and a gorgeous film that will appeal to audiences of all ages.  As Kenneth Turan of the LA Times puts it, “As unlikely as it is enchanting, The Eagle Huntress tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable.  A major crowd pleaser at Sundance, this portrait of a 13-year-old girl from Asia’s Altai Mountains who defied eons of tradition by learning to hunt with fierce golden eagles is so satisfying it makes you feel good about feeling good.”

Individual Tickets: $12
Series Pass: $50




The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 15

Delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary.

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable new film.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius’ at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world.

With his fascinating life revealed plus the details and stories within his works seen like never before, don’t miss this cinematic exploration of a great creative genius.

$10/ $5 students



The final scene from Act II of MozartÕs ÒIdomeneo.Ó   Photo:  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

MET Live in HD: Idomeneo

Saturday, Mar. 25

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Tentative run time 4hrs.  

$24/ $10 students


Off The Rails

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Sunday, April 2 

Then, on April 2, the Series continues with Off The Rails, the riveting documentary from director Adam Irving that tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for the criminal impersonation of NYC subway drivers, conductors, bus drivers, token booth clerks, and track repairmen.  Currently incarcerated at Riker’s Island, yet again, Mr. McCollum puts in sharp focus the line between benevolence and risking the public’s safety.

Individual tickets: $12
Series Pass: $50




MET Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

Saturday, Apr. 22

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by Douglas Anderson. Tentative run time 3.40

$24/ $10 students


The Red Turtle

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Friday, May 12

The mesmerizing animated feature The Red Turtle was seven years in the making by the Oscar-winning Dutch director, Michael Dudok de Wit.  Winner of the Special Jury prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, the film, as described by the LA Times’ Kenneth Turan, “is a visually stunning poetic fable, but there’s more on its mind than simply beauty. . . This is an immersive, meditative animated feature that is concerned with the rhythms of the natural world and the mysteries and wonders of ordinary life.”  Completely dialogue free, The Red Turtle is utterly unlike the typical animated fare that dominates the commercial marketplace.

Individual tickets: $12

Series Pass: $50