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In the Jackson Gallery

KARLA VAN VLIET: Scored Paintings

Opening reception Friday, June 21,  5 – 7 pm.

On display June 21 – August 4.

Karla Van Vliet uses a technique that she created to have the look and feel of an etching. The process incorporates aspects of both painting and drawing. She scores the surface of the painting and then applies and removes paint, over and over, as the paint fills in the scoring to create line and form.

Calendar of Events

Legally Blonde the Musical

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July 26 at 7pm
July 27 & 28 at 2pm
$15
(+$2 preservation fee) 
$5 ages 12 and under
(+$1 preservation fee)

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! 

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Zolotoy Plyos

This is a non-ticketed event.

Saturday, August 3
9:00pm
Limited seating is available.
Free

The Middlebury College Russian Language School brings Russian folk musicians Zolotoy Plyos to Town Hall Theater. 

The folk ensemble “Zolotoy Plyos” was founded in 1994 in the city of Saratov, Russia. Its members are Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev. All three members of the group graduated from the Saratov State Conservatory and are professional musicians.

Elena and Sergei also graduated from the “Jef Denyn” Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, the Antwerp Conservatory and the University of Leuven. They have won prizes at All-Russian and international folk instrument competitions and at the First All-Russian bell competition. While students in Russia the musicians collected old folk songs in rural villages and towns.

The group’s repertoire includes folk songs and instrumental parts from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and other areas, and also features Gypsy music, Russian popular music, and Jewish music. The members of the ensemble play more than thirty Russian folk instruments, including the bayan, chromatic and diatonic accordions, the balalaika, domra, guitar, zhaleika, clarinet, saxophone, various percussion instruments, and Russian bells.

 

 

Gasparone, or: If only I was the thief presented by Middlebury College’s German School

Coming Soon

Friday, Aug. 9, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m.

The German for Singers program will present a colorful operetta and opera pasticcio loosely based on Carl Millöcker’s operetta “Gasparone” (1884). Our medley tells the story of the young Countess Carlotta who has fallen in love with the famous robber Gasparone during a robbery while the man who saved her from the hands of said robber, Count Ermione, is trying to win her heart. As Carlotta’s three impoverished cousins vie for Ermione’s attention, he decides to pose as a robber to make himself more attractive to the capricious Carlotta. His plan seems to be working just fine when an unexpected final turn of events reverses everyone’s good fortune once more . . .

Drawing on famous operettas and operas from the mid- to late 19th century, the pasticcio features audience favorites from the German-speaking countries that introduce listeners to the more light-hearted German operetta idiom less commonly heard on US American stages.

A limited number of $15 tickets will be available for guests who are not College ID holders. College ID holders will need to present their ID cards for free entrance.

The Taming of the Shrew the Rock Musical

THT’s Young Company

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August 16 & 17
7pm
$15/ $5

Shakespeare’s comedy gets a rock-n-roll upgrade in this Young Company production.  With songs by Clint Bierman and the Young Company ensemble, this is a fun and funky show with plenty of physical comedy and lots of sass. 

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

August 22-25, 2019

Over its first four years, MNFF has been incredibly fortunate to attract a diverse array of passionate new filmmakers from around the world, who are creating brilliant work across all genres. Our 5th Annual festival will roll out August 22-25, 2019 and promises to be another innovative and exciting event.  

Tickets on sale Monday, May 20

Opening Night Film Ticket $60 Opening Night Tickets include both the screening and the party. Please note that Opening Night Tickets apply only to the events that evening and cannot be used during the remainder of the Festival.

Opening Night

Festival Pass $85/ $50 students through July 31;
$95, beginning August 1
The Festival Pass does not include admission to the Opening Night Film & Party.

Fest Pass

 

Day Pass $35/ $20 students 

Day Pass

 

Single screening $12 – tickets sold only at the venue; not available online.

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G20: The Grift 20th Anniversary Party

Party like it’s 1999!
at Mad River Glen

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Saturday, August 31
Gates open 3pm, Showtime 6pm
General admission $20,
VIP tickets $60
Children under 12 free. All ages.

The Grift is turning 20! They’re putting their goggles on, partying like it’s 1999 and blowing it out with a huge outdoor celebration concert at Mad River Glen. All stops will be pulled, no holds will be barred! This is an all ages show, so bring your family too. Kids under 12 get in free. 3pm Gates Open, 6pm Showtime. $20 General Admission, $60 VIP ticket. RAIN OR SHINE Pick up any WILL CALL TICKETS at the gate. Please note that the show takes place at Mad River Glen near Waitsfield, VT. Sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids.

VIP tickets include:

1) Private bar

2) meet and greet with the band

3) laminated VIP pass

4) special viewing area

5) supporting the band and helping us pull off this big party.

Tax and $1 fee additional.

All tickets Will Call at Mad River Glen or Mail ($1 mail fee per order)

VIP tickets: limited to 50 available

Catherine MacLellan

presented by Town Hall Theater

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Thursday, Sep. 12
7:30 pm
$18-$30

With her grace and charm, award winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan captivates audiences with deep emotional connections through intimate lyrics as well as easy-going and light-hearted fun.

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Met Live in HD: Turandot

 
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Saturday, October 12
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Manon

 
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Saturday, November 2*
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. *This showtime differs from the Met’s original broadcast on October 26.

Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Madama Butterfly

 
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Saturday, November 9
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Akhnaten

 
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Saturday, November 23
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Wozzeck

 
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Saturday, January 11, 2020
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Richard Marshak will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

Met Live in HD: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

 
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Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Agrippina

 
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

David Clark will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury.

Met Live in HD: Der Fliegende Holländer

 
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Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.

Richard Marshak will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Tosca

 
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Saturday, April 11, 2020
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.

Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury

Met Live in HD: Maria Stuarda

 
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Saturday, May 10, 2020*
1:00 pm
$24/$10 students plus fees

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting. *This showtime differs from the original Met broadcast on May 9, 2020. 

Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury